The headline on this CA piece says a suspect is in custody after four people were shot at Naval Support Facility Mid-South in Millington.
A federal flood grant — which, to be fair, was designated for marketing the city — was used to produce a documentary about Nashville. It will air Nov. 3 on ABC. Both CBS and Fox will be airing NFL games during that time.
Goodlettsville ponders banning The Contributor, I mean, ahem "selling or attempting to sell any goods, merchandise or other materials or any services" from "any public street, median, alley or sidewalk." It would ban alerting drivers or their passengers, with a sign or a wave, "to any commercial activity."
Childrens Services Commissioner Jim Henry fell on his sword Wednesday before a joint legislative committee questioning him and agency officials in light of a state comptroller’s audit that recorded 10 findings during his tenure leading the Department of Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities. The findings ranged from failing to establish or plan on offering “sufficient services” and spending at least $4.3 million to replace an outdated information system without producing desired results.
“If anyone is to blame about not going out and pursuing new programs, it’s me,” said the former DIDD commissioner. Eight weeks into his tenure at the agency in 2011, he said budget officials estimated the department was $63 million in the hole and he had since resisted temptations to expand services to rein in spending, saying “We thought we were being responsible.” Henry officially moved to DCS five months ago after the embattled commissioner there resigned.
The Joint Government Operations subcommittee on education, health and general welfare went easy on Henry and the agency, agreeing to recommend the legislature renew the department which will sunset. Some lawmakers expressed a desire to shift more funding to the agency, although the governor's office is asking agencies to prepare contingency plans for 5 percent in cuts. When asked if the agency will seek more money from the Haslam administration, a spokeswoman for the department said officials plan on sticking to a budget reflecting the governor's requested cuts.