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1 hr ago | Clarksville Online

Tennessee announces Achievement and Growth Top Schools

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman announced 168 schools as the 2013-14 Reward Schools, the top 5 percent of schools in the state for academic achievement and the top 5 percent for annual growth.

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3 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press

Tennessee man sues 'Cold Justice' for defamation in 2010 murder case

The Tigers fell a season-high 2 1 2 games behind Kansas City, and it couldn't have been much uglier.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government

4 hrs ago | WTSP-TV Saint Petersburg

Tenn. inmates sue to stop electric chair 'torture'

A group of 10 death row inmates suing over lethal injection in Tennessee argued on Friday that the state's backup plan - the electric chair - is an unconstitutional 'torture device.'

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Related Topix: Prison, Nashville, TN

9 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Knox County man arrested for peeping, detectives looking for additional victims

Dispatchers say a Loudon County trooper was injured in a pursuit with a suspect Friday afternoon who was later captured.

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Related Topix: Knox County, TN, Loudon County, TN

Fri Aug 22, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Bristol brings in big bucks to East Tennessee tourism

While "the World's Fastest Half Mile" is a few hours from Knoxville, East Tennessee is seeing the effects on the this weekend's Bristol brings in big bucks to East Tennessee tourism While "the World's Fastest Half Mile" is a few hours from Knoxville, East Tennessee is seeing the effects on the this weekend's Check out this story on WBIR.com: ... (more)

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Related Topix: Morristown, TN, Hamblen County, TN

Reuters

Tennessee death row inmates sue to stop electric chair

Tennessee death row inmates whose execution dates have been set filed suit on Friday against the state to stop it from using the electric chair.

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The Leaf-Chronicle

Long-lost Civil War diary returned to TennesseeLong-lost Civil War...

Long-lost Civil War diary returned to Tennessee Diary of onetime Nashville mayor originally found at Fort Henry Check out this story on theleafchronicle.com: http://leafne.ws/1ttG1If A Civil War diary kept by a onetime mayor of Nashville Randal McGavock has been returned to Tennessee 152 years after it was found by a Union captain when Fort Henry ... (more)

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WKRN

THP trooper involved in shooting in Loudon County

The shooting was reported around 5 p.m. just off Interstate 75 near exit 72. The Tennessee Department of Transportation reports Highway 72 is closed at Matlock Bend Road.

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Chattanoogan.com

Tennessee Comedians And Volunteers Launch The Turn To Laughter Campaign

In an effort to fight depression, bullying and suicide, Tennessee comedians and volunteers are coming together to launch the Turn to Laughter Campaign this weekend, Aug. 23 and 24. The inaugural premier will be held in Crossville on Saturday night and will gather supporters from the region, as organizers share the campaign vision to help fight ... (more)

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Related Topix: Depression, Health, Crossville, TN, Chattanooga, TN

The Leaf-Chronicle

TN doesn't track racial profiling, police diversityTN doesn't track...

TN doesn't track racial profiling, police diversity Post-Ferguson, communities are taking a hard look at their own police forces Check out this story on theleafchronicle.com: http://leafne.ws/1oYBPAI Korlin Harrison, left, joins others at a July 9 rally in downtown Nashville called "Stand Against Racism" to protest racism and honor the 50th ... (more)

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Tennessee Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law

Indiana Law Blog

Courts - 'Lessons from Tennessee Supreme Court retention election'

The ILB had a post on August 12th, quoting several reports of Tennessee's Aug. 7th retention election, where three Supreme Court justices, all Democrats, faced a serious opposition campaign led by conservatives, who claimed the justices were "liberal" and "soft on crime."

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The Jackson Sun

Pain clinic co-owner sentenced to 39 yearsPain clinic co-owner...

A 63-year-old Maryville woman has been sentenced to serve more than 39 years in prison for drug and money laundering offenses connected with the Breakthrough Pain Therapy Center, which she co-owned with her husband.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Roane officials celebrate road work Roane County officials celebrate...

Officials laugh at a story told by Tennessee Department of Transportation Chief Engineer Paul D. Degges, second from right, just before the groundbreaking Wednesday for a road-widening project.

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Thu Aug 21, 2014

SFGate

Prosecutor: police shooting of suspect justified

The Knoxville News Sentinel cited a statement from 9th Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson that says 28-year-old Miranda Michelle Guy was pointing a loaded handgun at two officers and refused multiple demands to drop the weapon before officers fired.

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Chattanoogan.com

Eastern District Of Tennessee Reentry Summit Was Held In Chattanooga

The 2014 Eastern District of Tennessee Reentry Summit, Working Together for a Solution, was hosted by William C. Killian, U.S. attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee, at Chattanooga State Community College on Tuesday.

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WATE-TV Knoxville

Roane County man injured, charged with DUI after truck hit by train

A barn fire in Columbia Wednesday afternoon killed five Tennessee Walking Horses.

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Related Topix: Train Disaster, Roane County, TN, Violent Crime

WTVC

UAW says Volkswagen signups in Tenn. hit 670

A United Auto Workers leader says a new local in Chattanooga has signed up the equivalent of what would have been a winning margin for the union vote at Volkswagen's plant in Tennessee.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Tennessee Government, Bill Haslam, US Governors

WKRN

33 arrested in Sumner County drug trafficking investigation

Authorities in Sumner County Tuesday morning announced the arrest of 33 individuals following a yearlong investigation into drug trafficking in the county.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Veterans Honor Guard celebrates 20 years Having recently celebrated...

Adria Amos/Special to the News Sentinel East Tennessee Veterans Honor Guard founding member Earl Fortner, far right back, presents the United States Air Force flag during services for Rodney Bazzie, fellow Air Force veteran, at East Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery on Aug. 12. Also pictured, from left, are Danny Buchanan, pastor at Freedom Baptist ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Air Force, US Military, US News, Sports

The Jackson Sun

Farm bureau wall of honor to grow by 3 names todayFarm bureau wall of ...

Farm bureau wall of honor to grow by 3 names today Madison County Farm Bureau to name new honorees at event tonight Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/local/2014/08/21/farm-bureau-wall-honor-grow-names-today/14375781/ Kevin Perry, the agency manager for the Madison County Farm Bureau, stands in front of the ... (more)

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