Tennessee Flooding Breaks February Record, Kills 1

Article 0 Comments One person was killed and others needed to be rescued in Tennessee as pounding rains caused flooding last week. The Cheatham County Sheriff’s Office posted on Facebook on Feb. 6 that one person was swept away and confirmed dead. Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove told The Tennessean […]

Tennessee Insurance Head McPeak Talks Leading NAIC, Priorities Under New Gov

Article 0 Comments Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak’s tenure as president of the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) may have come to an end, but her work as an insurance regulator will continue for some time thanks to her recent reappointment by Governor-Elect Bill Lee, who takes office […]

Insurors of Tennessee Promotes Smith to CMO, Adds Layman as Legislative Director

Article 0 Comments Insurors of Tennessee has promoted Daniel Smith to chief marketing officer and added Jim Layman as director of Government Relations. Daniel Smith The new positions at the trade association, which represents independent insurance agents in the state, are effective immediately. Smith previously served as director of Communications […]

Gold Becomes First Female CEO of Insurors of Tennessee

Article 0 Comments Insurors of Tennessee named Ashley Gold as CEO of the organization, effective Jan. 1, 2019. Gold currently serves as general counsel for the trade association – which represents independent insurance agents in the state – a position she has held since 2008. She has been employed as […]

Second Earthquake in 4 Days Shakes Eastern Tennessee

Article 0 Comments An earthquake centered in eastern Tennessee also was felt in three other states. The U.S. Geological Survey website says the epicenter of the magnitude 3.0 earthquake early Sunday was about two miles (four kilometers) southeast of Mascot, near Knoxville. It also was felt in parts of Georgia, […]

4.4 Earthquake Jolts Tennessee, Also Felt in Atlanta

Article 0 Comments An earthquake that struck eastern Tennessee early Wednesday could be felt as far away as Atlanta, the U.S. Geological Survey said. The light earthquake occurred about 4:15 a.m., and was centered about 7 miles (about 10 kilometers) northeast of Decatur. About 15 minutes later, a 3.3 magnitude […]

Sexual Assault Reports Prompt Investigation of University of Tennessee Fraternity

Article 0 Comments Police at the University of Tennessee are investigating a fraternity after two women reported being drugged and sexually assaulted. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the university sent a safety notice Friday around the Knoxville campus, saying it happened Nov. 29 at a fraternity house and was reported […]

Tennesse Governor-Elect Reappoints McPeak as Insurance Commissioner

Article 0 Comments Tennessee Insurance Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak will continue to serve as the state’s top insurance regulator, according to a statement from Governor-elect Bill Lee. Lee announced four appointments this week to his cabinet for departments including Commerce and Insurance, Financial Institutions, Safety and Homeland Security, and Tourist […]

Carbon Monoxide Leak Sickens 9 at Tennessee Hotel

Article 1 Comments Officials say a carbon monoxide leak at a Tennessee hotel has sickened nine people. News outlets reported the Nashville Fire Department was called out to the downtown Westin hotel on Wednesday morning. The Nashville Fire Department tweeted that five of the nine people sickened were transported to […]

Tennessee Approves 19% Decrease in Workers’ Comp Rates

Article 0 Comments Workers’ compensation rates in Tennessee will decrease by nearly 20 percent next year, marking the sixth consecutive year of decreases, according to a statement from the Tennessee Department of Commerce and Insurance. TDCI Commissioner Julie Mix McPeak approved a 19 percent filing by the National Council on […]