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A Tennessee lawmaker says he plans to slow the effort to remove a bust of a Confederate general and Ku Klux Klan leader from the halls of the Tennessee Capitol.
House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick told The Chattanooga Times Free Press that he thinks a calmer discussion is needed before a final decision is made. He said there has been a wave of "hysteria" over Confederate symbols since the recent massacre of nine people at a black church in South Carolina. The white suspect, 21-year-old Dylann Storm Roof, posed in photos displaying Confederate flags.
McCormick said he still favors removing the statue and intends to talk about the bust when Tennessee's State Capitol Commission meets July 17, but says the issue needs "a calm, reasonable discussion."
A state lawmaker is calling for a refund of all but $10,000 of the $46,000 paid for development of a new Tennessee state logo.
The Knoxville News Sentinel reports Rep. Martin Daniel made the request in a letter sent last week to executives of GS&F, the Nashville advertising firm that developed the logo, with copies to Gov. Haslam and state General Services Commissioner Bob Oglesby, whose department oversaw the firm's contract with the state.
In his letter, Daniel said the company was substantially over-compensated for its work on the project.
The square logo featuring the white letters TN on a red field above a blue bar has drawn criticism for its price tag and for being simplistic.
The Warren County Commission's Policy and Personnel Committee will meet Tuesday to conduct scheduled interviews for the position of Judicial Commissioner.
The meeting begins at 5pm at the Administrative Building.
Tyler Andal of White House, Tn. was named the Grand Champion of the 44th annual Smithville Fiddler's Jamboree Saturday night.
Andal won the Berry C. Williams Memorial Award after the Grand Champion Finale Fiddle-off between the best Junior and Senior fiddler.
Andal advanced to the fiddle-off by winning the Junior Fiddling competition. He won the Grand championship by beating the Senior contest winner Gail Johnson of Lavergne.
Officials were able to get all the competitions in, in spite of rain that forced delays throughout the event.
Only one in four students signed up for the Tennessee Promise program have completed the volunteer work needed to remain eligible.
If students in the Tennessee Promise program do not complete and submit their hours by August 1st, they will no longer be eligible for the scholarship program. It offers new high school graduates a tuition-free ticket to community and technical colleges.
The Tennessean reports that the approaching deadline has triggered a campaign of constant communication from officials.
Tennessee Promise executive director Mike Krause says he and his staff are flooding the more than 31,500 eligible students with text messages and emails encouraging them to finish the community service.