Poverty without Social Security
54 percent of Tennesseans over 65 would be considered at or below federal poverty levels according to a study by the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities.
The poverty mark for a single senior is $9,060 and $11,148 for a couple.
There are about 634,000 seniors in the state now fall below the poverty mark. That’s approximately 13 percent.
Historic Knox battlefield named to national “most endangered” list
Civil War Preservation Trust compiled a list of battlefields and two made it to the top.One of the fields is Fort Higley in Knoxville and the other is a battlefield in Franklin that has been neglected for years.
The two Civil War battlefields were listed Friday on the most endangered list.
Interstate’s westbound I-40 lanes to reopen near North Carolina border
Flooding from Hurricane Ivan caused a wash out on a section of I-40 near the TN NC border in September 2004.
All westbound lanes of Interstate 40 were open Friday afternoon, according to the Department of Transportation.
One eastbound lane of I-40 will continue to be closed on weekdays as crews continue repair work.
The eastbound lanes are expected to reopen permanently in early summer.