BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Might Raise Rates

Tennessee’s biggest health insurer has proposed raising premiums next year by an average of more than 36 percent. The Chattanooga Times Free-Press reports BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee lost $141 million during its first year of offering individual health plans through the federal Affordable Care Act. The insurer says it initially underestimated the number and cost …

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Tennessee 4th Dangerous State

A new study conducted by the financial website WalletHub ranks Tennessee as the fourth most dangerous state to live. While some might think safety is measure by the crime rate, it’s not the only contributing factor. For instance, Tennessee was ranked 41st in safe driving and 36th in DUI arrests. Department of Highway Safety officials …

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Seasonal Interpretive Recreators At State Parks

Tennessee State Parks announced the participants for the 2015 Seasonal Interpretive Recreators (SIR) program. SIRs provide interpretive programs such as guided tours, hikes, slide shows, demonstrations, campfires and other outdoor activities for park visitors during the peak season, which is late spring through summer. Most of the summer staff are still in college studying natural …

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More On Shooting In Coffee County

On Monday morning at 5:36am the Coffee County Communication Center received a 911 call from an open cell phone. They summoned the Coffee County Sheriff’s Department to report to Interstate 24 around mile-marker 101. When a deputy arrived, he began speaking to the occupants of a Chevrolet Avalanche. During that time 25 year-old Jose Luis …

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Applebee’s Sponsors Breakfast to Support Tullahoma Animal Shelter

Saturday morning pancakes just got a little better because now you can enjoy delicious pancakes with family and friends and support The Tullahoma Animal Shelter. The Animal Shelter is pleased to be hosting a pancake breakfast to raise money to help finance, medical operations for dogs at the shelter as well as for the new …

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Democrats Want a Special Legislative Session On “Insure Tennessee”

Tennessee Democrats have called for a special legislative session to take a full vote on Insure Tennessee. And, since the state is passing up millions of federal dollars, the Tennessee Justice Center (TJC) says it is organizing a statewide tour of informational meetings about the health coverage gap. More than 280,000 Tennesseans remain uninsured after …

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Manchester Man Dies In One-Vehicle Crash

Jonathan Micah Esslinger, 30, of Manchester was driving a 2007 Nissan Titan pickup along Parker Road late Thursday night when he lost control on a curve. According to a Tennessee Highway Patrol report, Esslinger’s truck ran off the right side of the roadway around midnight, striking a brick mailbox, two concrete columns and a culvert. …

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Man Who Found Crashed Plane, Drowns At Same Location 3 Weeks Later

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The body of 64-year-old Richard E. Lane was discovered Friday afternoon in a creek on the Mulberry farm where a small single-engine plane had crashed in early May. Law enforcement says that the man apparently fell into a creek on the property and drowned. In an odd twist to this story, Lane was the person …

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Rescue Made At Short Springs Natural Area

Tullahoma Fire Chief Richard Shasteen worked to coordinate fire, rescue and police along with sheriff department personnel following a fall by a female at the Short Springs Natural Area last week. The victim, who fell from a trail near the Bobo Creek and Machine Falls Branch split, was reportedly awake when rescuers reached her and …

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Court Denies Deportation Relief for Undocumented in Tennessee

Fifty-thousand people in Tennessee who would qualify for new deportation-relief programs announced last year still cannot take advantage of them. This comes as a Fifth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals denied a request Tuesday for an emergency stay that would have lifted the injunction that has delayed the implementation of those programs for people in …

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