Regardless of what got us here, the members of the UAW across Tennessee are my constituents, and though they may have disagreed with my approach this fall, there should be no doubt that I want the very best for them, their families, and the many people throughout our state who depend on the auto industry.
The federal stimulus money is flowing to schools, state and local governments, institutions and individuals through a broad range of jobs projects, tax breaks and assistance. The Commercial Appeal's Rick Locker breaks it down. ... The state is broadening its efforts to help ex-convicts stay out of prison. ... Officials throw a grand opening celebration for a prison and boast of its technological marvels. ... A mysterious bat disease causes the Smokies to close its caves to the public. ... TVA nuclear plants are given top grades for safety. ... FedEx cuts 1,000 jobs.
Former Banner editor Eddie Jones dies. The Nashville Post's Tom Wood tells the hilarious story of how Jones brought liquor-by-the-drink to Nashville.