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Man Shot in Grundy County
Friday September 4, 2015

A Grundy County man was airlifted to Erlanger Hospital earlier this week after being shot multiple time at a residence in Tracy City.
Authorities said a large amount of evidence was recovered and they have two persons of interest. Authorities expect to make an arrest soon.
The victim, identified as James David Street, was shot 13 times, according to family members. He was reported to be in stable condition.

 


Teen Pregnancy Rates
Friday September 4, 2015

The Comptrollerís Offices of Research and Education Accountability (OREA) has added a new map to its website illustrating teen pregnancy rates in Tennessee.
Itís based on the most current data from 2013 published by the Tennessee Department of Health.
The color-coded map reflects which counties have a pregnancy rate exceeding 19.5 per 1,000 females ages 15 through 17.
Tennessee code requires all school districts in counties with a pregnancy rate over 19.5 to create and implement a family life education program.
Currently, 37 counties exceed that rate. Warren County has a rate of 32.4. Elsewhere in Middle Tennessee, White County has a rate of 24.2, Davidson has a rate of 20.9, Hickman has a rate of 28.9, and Bedford has a rate of 22.6.
According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the national average in 2013 was 26.5 births to teenage females ages 15 to 19 in 2013.

 


Commissioner Meeting With Teachers
AP Friday September 4, 2015

Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen is continuing an effort to connect with teachers across the state.
She kicked off the second leg of her Classroom Chronicles Tour in Wilson and Smith counties on Thursday.
Last spring, McQueen began her tour with the goal of connecting with 10,000 Tennessee teachers in every region of the state by the end of the 2015-16 school year.
So far, she has met with nearly 6,400 teachers in 32 districts.
On Thursday, the commissioner will visit the Lebanon Special School District, Smith County Schools and Wilson County Schools.
A recent survey of nearly 37,000 teachers showed nearly eight of 10 teachers feel appreciated for the job they're doing.
However, 60 percent say they spend too much time helping students prepare for statewide exams, and a third feel how they're evaluated is unfair.

 


Pioneer Football
Jay Walker Friday September 4, 2015

The Warren County Pioneers travel to Cookeville Friday night for their first Region game against the Cookeville Cavaliers.
The Pioneers are still looking for their first win after losses to DeKalb County and Lebanon.
Kickoff is set for 7pm at Cookeville High School. The game will be broadcast live on SPORTSRADIO 1230 WAKI and online at www.1230waki.com .

 


School Ruling Coming
AP Friday September 4, 2015

A Davidson County judge says she plans to rule this week on whether to grant class-action certification on a lawsuit filed by several school boards alleging Tennessee's education funding shortchanges them and students.
The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports Chancellor Claudia Bonnyman made the announcement following a hearing on Wednesday.
The lawsuit was filed by school systems in Bradley, Coffee, Hamilton, Grundy, Marion, McMinn and Polk counties.
Awarding the lawsuit class-action status would allow other local school systems to benefit, with the exception of Shelby County. The Memphis-based district filed its own lawsuit Monday, charging state government has violated the Tennessee constitutional provision mandating a free system of public education.
Tennessee's Basic Education Program distributes some $6 billion annually to 144 school districts that are required to share the cost based on local ability to raise revenues.

 

 

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