Tag Archives: Tennessee

ACLU defends student’s right to read Bible in after-school program

BIRMINGHAM (TAB) — In what some may call a departure from the norm, ACLU (the American Civil Liberties Union) is speaking up for a public school student who was told he could not read his Bible during an after-school program. ACLU-Tennessee … Continue reading

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Union University student charged with murder receives mental evaluation

JACKSON, Tenn. (ABP) — A Union University student charged with murdering his fiancée and staging it to look like a suicide is undergoing mental evaluation to determine if he is competent to stand trial. Charles Pittman, 21, a Christian ministry major and … Continue reading

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Church bus wreck kills 8 in Tennessee

DANDRIDGE, Tenn. (ABP) — Eight people died Oct. 2 when a church bus blew a tire, crossed the median and collided with two vehicles on Interstate 40 in eastern Tennessee. Senior adults from Front Street Baptist Church in Statesboro, N.C., were … Continue reading

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Union University remembers God’s protection 5 years after devastating tornado

JACKSON, Tenn. (TAB) — February 5, 2008, represents a significant day in the lives of thousands of Union University students who huddled in their dorm rooms as an F-4 tornado swept through Jackson, Tenn. No lives were lost even though … Continue reading

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SUV driver charged in church van crash

MARYVILLE, Tenn. (ABP) — The driver of an SUV that crashed into a church van killing two people in east Tennessee on Sept. 16 has been indicted on 36 counts including vehicular homicide and drug possession. –30– To read more, visit … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Tennessee sex-ed law may serve as national model

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP) — State legislators in Tennessee have made it official: Sex toys and graphic promotions of sexual activity are not welcome in public schools. With the signing into law of SB 3310 by Gov. Bill Haslam, public schools … Continue reading

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Breaking News — Tennessee Baptists approve sale of convention’s office space

BRENTWOOD, Tenn. (BP) — The Executive Board of the Tennessee Baptist Convention voted unanimously to accept a $9 million offer for the convention’s office space in Brentwood, Tenn., during a special called meeting May 17. The Executive Board has been … Continue reading

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