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Congress passes extension for student loan program

WASHINGTON — Congress is extending a federal loan program that provides low-interest money to the neediest students for college. The Perkins Loan program will get a two-year extension, under compromise legislation approved Thursday in the House, a day after clearing the Senate. The program expired on September 30. The measure ...

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Bill advances to make Bible official state book of Tenn.

NASHVILLE — A proposal to make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee is advancing in the state House despite constitutional questions raised by the state attorney general’s office. The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Jerry Sexton of Bean Station was advanced on a 2-1 vote by the State ...

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GOP pushes abortion bill through House on March of Life Day

WASHINGTON  — With thousands of abortion protesters swarming the city in their annual March for Life, Republicans muscled broadened abortion restrictions through the House on Thursday, Jan. 22 after a GOP rebellion forced leaders into an awkward retreat on an earlier version. By a near party-line 242-179, the House voted ...

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APSU receives house to help fund new Govs Stadium

Austin Peay received a house from Heritage Bank, according to a recent news release. Heritage Bank presented Tim Hall the deed to a house located across the street from McReynolds-Nave and Larson Funeral Home on Dec. 11. The University will list the property on the housing market immediately, said Steve ...

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