Family Dollar Says No To Dollar General Offer

Family Dollar is rebuffing Dollar General’s takeover bid, citing antitrust issues. The discounter’s board supports its existing merger with Dollar Tree. Family Dollar Stores Inc. Chairman and CEO Howard Levine said in a statement Thursday that its board and advisers reviewed Dollar General Corp.’s offer and determined it wasn’t reasonably likely to be completed on …

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Electric Bills Will Be Going Up

The Tennessee Valley Authority will raise electric rates by 1.5 percent in October, marking the second consecutive year of such a rate increase. TVA President Bill Johnson said the base rate increase is less than the rate of inflation and should cost the typical household about $1.70 more per month, or just over $20 more …

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Many Vehicles Will Be On The Road Next Weekend

AAA Travel projects 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013. Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million) will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to …

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Manchester Receives State Funding

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Tennessee Department of Transportation Commissioner John Schroer on Wednesday announced Safe Routes to School funding for the City of Manchester totaling $26,900. The City of Manchester will utilize the Safe Routes to School funds for a School Activity Plan for Westwood Elementary and Westwood Middle Schools. This award will fund …

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Monteagle Mountain Crash Sends Four People To Emergency Rooms

Traffic along Interstate 24 East bound was brought to a halt for a while Monday afternoon near mile marker 133 in Grundy County. According reports, the accident which occurred around 3:30 p.m. Two vehicles traveling in the westbound lane collided. One vehicle then struck a tractor trailer and the other rolled across the median and …

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Gun Found At Warren County High School Leads To Lockdown and Arrest

A student is in custody after a gun was found at Warren County High School, prompting a lockdown Wednesday morning. The lockdown was initiated around 10:30 a.m. after two students reported that a classmate had a gun at the school located in McMinnville. Authorities said an SRO received information of a possible threat. The student …

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Many Students Signing Up For Tennessee Promise

More than 800 students have already signed up for the Tennessee Promise in less than a week since enrollment opened. The Tennessee Promise was signed into law in May and gives the opportunity for every graduating senior in Tennessee to attend community or technical college for free. Since enrollment opened last Friday, an average of …

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A Thick Skin: Preparing Your Child For 21st Century Bullying

Bullying is no longer a behavior that happens mostly on the playground or the school bus. Social media is providing online channels for negative interactions between children, with more than half of teens reporting they have witnessed online bullying. Experts such as Peggy Caruso, a life coach and author of the book “Revolutionize Your Child’s …

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ACT Scores Up In Tennessee

Tennessee’s composite ACT score showed its largest gain in more than a decade, and increased more than it has since the state began testing all students in 2010, according to scores released by ACT. Officials with ACT called the 0.3 gain “noteworthy.” “Tennessee’s average ACT composite score growth of 0.3 is statistically significant and indicative …

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Local Hospital Included In Cyber-Attack

Hospital operator Community Health Systems said a cyber-attack took information on more than 4 million patients from its computer network earlier this year. The Franklin, TN company — owner of Heritage Medical Center in Shelbyville and Harton Regional Medical Center in Tullahoma — said Monday that no medical or credit card records were taken in …

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