HENDERSONVILLE (AP) — A young mother charged with murder has told police she hid her pregnancy, gave birth to twin sons at her family’s home and killed the infants by smothering their cries so her parents wouldn’t hear them.
Police in the Nashville suburb of Hendersonville arrested 25-year-old Lindsey Lowe on Wednesday after her father discovered one baby’s body in a laundry basket.
According to a police affidavit, the mother said she didn’t tell her family she was pregnant and gave birth Monday evening in a bathroom at her parents’ home.
Lowe was charged with first-degree murder and remained in jail Thursday with no bond. Police said Lowe is being held without bond and undergoing a medical evaluation.
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SPRING HILL (AP) — A new customer call center is launching in Spring Hill and company officials are holding career fairs this week to fill the 300 open positions.
Tennessee economic officials said in a news release that TRG Customer Solutions is opening the 50,000-square-foot facility at the Workforce Development and Conference Center on Saturn Parkway.
The company has 17 operations centers in seven countries and the facility in Spring Hill will initially provide technical support.
The company is recruiting potential employees in Spring Hill and advertising for open positions. Job seekers can attend one of the career fairs which started Wednesday and runs through today at Tennessee Career Center on Saturn Parkway.
Applicants can also apply online at www.trgcs.com/springhilljobs.html.
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NASHVILLE (AP) — The Country Music Association will keep its annual awards show in Nashville through 2013 in a three-year agreement with Bridgestone Arena.
The 45th annual CMA Awards will be aired live Nov. 9 on ABC with hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley.
In announcing the deal this week, CMA CEO Steve Moore said in a news release attendees enjoy the arena’s downtown location with access to clubs and hotels. Bridgestone Arena’s vice president of booking Brock Jones said the annual awards show is a first-class way to showcase the venue, the music industry and Nashville.
The venue has been hosting the show since 2006 and is also the home of the NHL’s Nashville Predators.
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NASHVILLE (AP) — Hendersonville technology consultant Zach Poskevich says he will capitalize on “tea party fervor” in challenging U.S. Sen. Bob Corker in the next year’s Republican primary.
Poskevich, an Army veteran making his first bid for office, said in a release announcing his candidacy he “can do better than Bob Corker.”
Corker, a former Chattanooga mayor, had $5.3 million on hand for his re-election bid at the end of the most recent reporting period, compared with $5,000 Poskevich had given his own campaign.
Poskevich acknowledged he won’t be able to challenge Corker’s fundraising prowess, which he called “corporate-driven.”
Federal Election Commission records list James Patrick Durkan of Chattanooga as another Republican candidate for the seat. No Democrats have joined the race so far.
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CHATTANOOGA (AP) — Outside magazine has picked Chattanooga as the best outside town in the country based on three weeks of voting on Facebook.
The monthly magazine said the selection was based on a balance of culture, scenery, access to the outdoors and cost of living.
The city is featured on the publication’s cover of its October edition, now on newsstands.
Outside, which has been published for more than 30 years, describes itself as an active lifestyle magazine. It has 2.5 million readers.
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KNOXVILLE (AP) — The FBI and Knoxville-based Regal Entertainment Group are partners in a public service announcement warning children about the dangers of using the Internet.
The PSA promotes the FBI's Safe Online Surfing Program. It is airing in Regal theaters nationwide before selected movies and in Regal lobbies.
The PSA was produced in Knoxville by JAO Productions. The idea was developed by the FBI Knoxville Division with support and funding through the agency's Cyber Division and Office of Public Affairs.
Regal says more than 224 million people attended movies at its theaters in 2010.