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$500 One-Time Payment To Be Given This December To Qualified Residents in Tennessee

Extra support amounting to $500 will be given as a one-time payment to qualified residents in Tennessee this December. Thousands of families who get monthly financial assistance via the state’s Families First program are receiving additional aid from the Tennessee Department of Human Services (TDHS). As of December 1, 2022, households having a case in the Families First Program has already received a $500 one-time extra payment on their current Electronic Benefit Transfer (EBT) cards.
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Southern super soaker for the entire week

Get ready for a wet week in the South. The atmosphere is primed and ready for a super soaker. Round after round of rain heads through the South and Mid-south, keeping entire states under flash flood threats.
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Flooding Possible This Week Across Middle Tennessee

Moderate to heavy rainfall will begin to impact Middle Tennessee on Monday. As multiple waves of rain cross the region through the week, rainfall totals will build to 3 to 6 inches. The threat for flooding will start late Monday into early Tuesday for areas south of I-40, especially near...

Rent The Chicken: Tennessee farmer finds unique way to make a profit

LASCASSAS, Tenn. (WKRN) — With the ease of rolling down the aisle at a grocery store plopping food from the checklist into the buggy or better yet, scrolling down the page of a website and clicking items to add to a cart for delivery or pickup, the knowledge of where that food comes from has been lost by many.

Heavy rainfall potential early week, then huge warming trend

Heavy rainfall is poised to move over northern Alabama and southern Tennessee Monday and Monday evening. A stationary front will dissipate to our south as warm front reestablishes itself across Tennessee and Kentucky to our north. The focus of the rain will be near this front. That means our best chance for rain will come early in the week.

State leaders said DCS case workers are taking on too much

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -- State leaders call for immediate action at Tennessee’s Department of Children’s Service. DCS workers are over-worked and underpaid, according to state leaders. Also, numbers from the annual DCS report show half of case workers quit within their first year. This comes as state leaders we spoke with said the number of cases workers have are way too much.

First Alert Forecast: On and Off Rain this Week

Cold and Cloudy overnight with rain returning for each day most of the week. Clouds will increase overnight. Temperatures will tumble into the mid 30s by sunrise. On Monday, our next significant rain maker will move into the Mid State. Expect rain to begin over southwest Middle Tennessee for the morning commute. Rain should reach Nashville by 10 am or so. It’ll continue to spread farther northeastward through the rest of the morning. The rain continues throughout the afternoon and much of the night. The low will stop in the low 50s.

Gov. Lee responds to stadium concerns

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) -- Governor Bill Lee responds to stadium concerns as Metro Nashville City Council members get ready to vote on the possibility of a new home for the Tennessee Titans. One council member said they appreciate Governor Bill Lee’s large investment into this project to help make a...

Area Communities Receive Community Development Block Grants

Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Stuart McWhorter recently approved $27.3 million in Community Development Block Grants (CDBG), which will assist communities with infrastructure improvements, housing rehabilitations and health and safety initiatives. One of Southern Tennessee's most experienced and recognized news broadcasters and play-by-play...

David Osborne: Shapiro should follow Tennessee's lead on dealing with unions

After contributing nearly $11 million to Governor-elect Josh Shapiro’s campaign, executives of Pennsylvania’s biggest labor union will surely expect a return on their investment. But for Shapiro, fulfilling those expectations would be a grave mistake, as the incoming governor can learn by studying contrasting examples from Illinois and Tennessee.

Tension grows between DCS, children's hospitals

Good morning! Welcome to your Daily Briefing. I'm politics and investigations editor Duane Gang. The Tennessee Department of Children's Services is facing growing scrutiny − by lawmakers, the media and others − over how it treats the kids in its care. The department is facing a staff shortage,...