Aug 22

BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee Recognized by CIO Magazine as a CIO 100 Award Winner

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Aug 22

Lady Vols' Russell expected to sit out this season

Tennessee center Mercedes Russell answers questions during an NCAA college basketball news conference Sunday, March 23, 2014, in Knoxville, Tenn. Tennessee is scheduled to play St. John’s in a second-round game Monday. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

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Aug 22

Fitch Affirms Tennessee State School Bond Authority Ser 2010 QSCBs 'AA'; Outlook Stable

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Aug 22

Tennessee WR Malone ready to face expectations

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Aug 16

No charges for S.C. cop who shot 70-year-old man

No charges for S.C. cop who shot 70-year-old guy YORK, S.C. — The South Carolina deputy who shot a 70-year-old North Carolina guy after mistaking his cane for a shotgun during an after-dark traffic stop will not be charged, prosecutors asserted Thursday. In a letter to the - State Law Enforcement Division, Solicitor Kevin Brackett asserted he had determined in that the - February shooting was an accident & in that York County Deputy Terrance Knox had no criminal intent. “In the - split seconds he had to assess the - situation in the - darkness his fear was entirely reasonable,” Brackett wrote. Dash cam video of the - stop shows Bobby Canipe of Lincolnton, North Carolina, quickly pulling over on a four-lane highway near Clover outside Charlotte after Knox, 24, puts on his blue lights & siren. Canipe’s tag had expired about six weeks earlier. Canipe gets out of the - pickup & turns toward the - bed without acknowledging Knox as the - deputy yells “Sir!” three times. Canipe reaches in the - back & pulls out a slender object with the - tip pointed at the - officer. Knox yells “Whoa!” several times as he fires a half-dozen shots. …

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Aug 16

Mobile home park proposed for Hilton Head Island

COLUMBIA, S.C. — About a dozen more affordable homes may be popping up in one of South Carolina’s glittering tourist destinations this year. A Hardeeville businessman is proposing a new mobile home park on Hilton Head Island. It will have space for 14 lots at a site located near 177 Spanish Wells Road, 2,500 feet from Jarvis Creek, according to state records. Enrique Lopez, who has lived in Bluffton & Hilton Head since 1990 yet is originally from Mexico, has applied to the - S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control for Coastal Zone Consistency determination. He is moreover looking for a permit for land disturbance & utility installation. “I don’t think there will be any problems,” asserted Lopez, who who used to own a drywall business. “Step by step, it can be done.” He asserted current mobile home renters could benefit in the - long run by purchasing a spot in his future mobile home park, where he expects to sell a lot for about $70,000. A four-bedroom, two-bathroom mobile home can be purchased for $30,000-$35,000, he estimated. …

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Aug 16

South Carolina's state veterinarian confirms 2 cases of equine illness

COLUMBIA, S.C. – South Carolina’s state veterinarian says two animals have died from a mosquito-borne illness in that moreover can affect humans. State veterinarian Boyd Parr formally announced Friday the - confirmed cases of Eastern Equine Encephalitis. A horse in Darlington County & a miniature donkey in Horry County recently tested positive for the - disease. Parr says vaccination can prevent the - serious illness in horses & is especially noteworthy in South Carolina’s coastal counties. Symptoms contain stumbling, circling, depression, partial paralysis & muscle twitching. State law requires in that any livestock displaying symptoms to be reported to the - state veterinarian. Last year, 48 of 49 confirmed cases of the - disease in South Carolina died from infection. South Carolina led the - nation in cases.

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Aug 16

South Carolina dealership highlights thoughtful qualities of 2015 Honda Odyssey

<!– google_ad_section_start –> FLORENCE, S.C., Aug. 15, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ — Though thoughtful is not a term frequently used to describe an automobile, families have consistently identified a thoughtful quality with respect to Honda’s very popular minivan option. With 2015 Odyssey models available now at Cale Yarborough Honda, the - vehicle returns to renew its commitment to serving South Carolina families with some of the - segment’s most thoughtful minivan solutions. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20140815/136597) Beginning with the - basics, models ranging from Honda Odyssey EX to Touring Elite® feature safe seating for up to eight passengers. In addition to safe accommodations, each row of seating inside Odyssey is designed to be functionally versatile. Odyssey’s cargo space is easily enhanced thanks to Honda’s One-Motion 60/40 Split 3rd-Row Magic Seat®, & the - vehicle’s front center console remains a valuable utility feature for local families. Designed with hidden storage space & multiple cup holders, Odyssey’s center console continues to demonstrate the - vehicle’s thoughtful approach to family travel. Beyond the - practical options in that Honda provides to configure Odyssey in a family friendly manner, drivers are likely to appreciate the - engineering features responsible for the - vehicle’s attractive attractive fuel economy. Equipped with a 3.5-liter V-6 & the - automaker’s fuel-saving Variable Cylinder Management™ technology, the - 2015 Honda Odyssey is estimated to return 28 highway mpg.* With new models available now, South Carolina drivers with an interest in thoughtful minivan solutions are invited to browse the - selection of 2015 Honda Odyssey in Florence at Cale Yarborough Honda. For more information about Cale Yarborough Honda or the - 2015 Honda Odyssey, contact the - dealership directly at 866-250-5100 or visit www.caleyarboroughhonda.com. …

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Aug 16

South Carolina awarded $1 million workforce development grant

Job seekers in six rural South Carolina counties, in addition to Orangeburg & Bamberg, will have the - possibility to boost their credentials thanks to a grant from the - U.S. Department of Labor & the - U.S. Department of Education. South Carolina recently received $1,079,016 through the - Workforce Investment Act incentive grant program. The South Carolina Department of Employment & Workforce will administer the - grant & use the - funds to improve the - state’s workforce & promote collaboration among workforce & education partners, primarily the - state Department of Education & the - South Carolina Technical College System. “This possibility would not be possible if it wasn’t for South Carolina’s dedication to workforce & economic development,” asserted DEW Executive Director Cheryl M. Stanton. “These funds will allow individuals to earn credentials they might not otherwise obtain, such as a GED or a National Career Readiness Certificate, improving the - workforce in areas in that need it most.” Under the - “Learn 2 Earn” program, DEW & its partners will focus on Allendale, Bamberg, Barnwell, Clarendon, Hampton & Orangeburg counties. It will meet the - basic skills needs of adults & create a pipeline of skilled workers for the - health care, advanced manufacturing, transportation & distribution & logistics industries. Service areas were selected based on statistical data (unemployment, poverty, education levels, etc.), anticipated job opportunities & potential impact. …

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Aug 16

S.C. State volleyball picked fourth in division

The South Carolina State women’s volleyball team was picked to complete fourth in the - Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference Southern Division,the league formally announced Thursday. Defending MEAC tournament champion Hampton was predicted to win the - Northern Division, while Florida A&M was selected to win the - Southern Division. Hampton’s Vendula Strakova, last year’s MEAC Player of the - Year, was tabbed as the - 2014 Preseason Player of the - Year. Howard & North Carolina A&T finished 2nd in the - North & South Divisions in 2013, respectively, & were voted to repeat as such this year. Coppin State was picked third in the - Northern Division, followed by Morgan State & Norfolk State in fourth & fifth, respectively. Maryland Eastern Shore & Delaware State were voted sixth & seventh to round out the - Northern Division. Bethune-Cookman was predicted to complete third in the - Southern Division, while North Carolina Central & Savannah State were voted to complete fifth & sixth. The Lady Bulldogs open the - 2014 season against the - University of Tennessee at Martin on Aug. 29 at the - Alabama State Tournament in Montgomery, Ala. Listed below are the - 2014 MEAC Preseason Predicted Order of Finish & Preseason All-MEAC team. …

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