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50 min ago | Lexington Herald-Leader

Former LexCath golfer Mahle wins amateur tourney in Tennessee

Former Lexington Catholic High School golfer Matthew Mahle shot a 1-under par 71 on Wednesday to overtake leader Nick Blakely in his hometown and win the Chattanooga Choo Choo Invitational Tournament.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, College of Charleston

5 hrs ago | Clarksville Online

Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend August 1st through August 3rd, 2014

The State of Tennessee's Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Computers

9 hrs ago | WFIE-TV Evansville

Former sex slave: I was chained in basement and sold

Law enforcement and rescuers of sex slaves report that because of a saturation of human trafficking in the deep South, more human traffickers are bringing young girls to Middle Tennessee.

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13 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

New State Bill Pushes Legal Funding Companies Out of Tennessee

This bill, which was pushed through by U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the insurance company lobby, makes operating in the state too risky and expensive for legal funding companies.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government

17 hrs ago | Clarksville Online

Tennessee Department of Health says Drug Overdose Deaths continue to rise in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health's Vital Statistics office today released data on 2013 drug overdose deaths in the state.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Food and Drug Administration, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

21 hrs ago | Chattanoogan.com

Tennessee Surgical Quality Collaborative Says It Saves 533 Lives, $75 Million in Three Years

A unique collaborative of Tennessee surgeons, hospitals, and insurers, established in 2008 to share data, compare results, and improve outcomes, said it came up with impressive results to the American College of Surgeons National Surgical Quality Improvement Program National Conference in New York City this week.

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Related Topix: Medicine, Surgery, Collegedale, TN, East Brainerd, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Tue Jul 29, 2014

WATE-TV Knoxville

Oneida man killed in fiery weekend crash

Drug overdoses are once again the leading cause of death in Tennessee, but the state Health Department is hoping a new law will reverse that trend.

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Related Topix: Oneida, TN, Knoxville, TN

TheBlaze.com

Furious Tennessee Governor Demands 'Immediate Answers' to ...

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam is fuming after the Obama administration reportedly released 760 illegal immigrant children to sponsors in his state without ever informing him of the decision.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, US News, Illegal Immigration, Nashville, TN, US Politics

WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

Rutherford County has one of the six lowest unemployment rates in Tennessee

County unemployment rates for June have been released and reports indicate the rates have slightly increased in every Tennessee County.

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Related Topix: Rutherford County, TN, Davidson County, TN, Rutherford, TN, Lincoln County, TN, Williamson County, TN

Clarksville Online

Tennessee Department of Health reminds parents now is the time to get back-to-school immunizations

Frequent news reports about whooping cough and measles, diseases long thought vanquished by vaccines in the US, serve as a reminder of the importance of getting back-to-school immunizations for your child now.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Chickenpox, Health, HPV, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Washington Post

For Tennessee GOP, it's the tea party vs. the legacy of Howard Baker

On the first day of July, Sen. Lamar Alexander delivered a moving eulogy at the funeral of his political mentor, Howard H. Baker Jr. , the former Senate majority leader and godfather of the Tennessee Republican Party.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Bill Frist, Tennessee Government, Immigration Reform

WKRN

Former Clarksville officer pleads guilty, sexually assaulted mentally disabled woman

According to the Leaf Chronicle , a jury trial for Charles "Chuck" Denton was supposed to begin Monday, but instead he pleaded guilty to one count of sexual battery.

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Mon Jul 28, 2014

Russia Taday

Gun manufacturer Beretta moves to Tennessee, blames Maryland's gun laws

Italian weapons manufacturer Beretta is high-tailing it out of its home state of Maryland for the greener, more gun-friendly pastures of Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Maryland Government, Maryland, Guns

WKRN

Man who escaped from Knoxville courtroom added to 'Most Wanted' list

A man who escaped from a Knoxville courtroom last week after being convicted of attempted murder has been added to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's Top 10 Most Wanted list.

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Related Topix: Knoxville, TN, Best of 2007

KHQ-TV Spokane

Tornado damages city north of Boston

A storm system that wreaked havoc across the eastern U.S. spawned a tornado just north of Boston on Monday, causing extensive damage in the coastal city of Revere, where roofs were ripped off buildings and dozens of large trees were uprooted.

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Related Topix: Tornado, Natural Disasters

WATE-TV Knoxville

Tennessee urges residents to vote early

A company that provides insurance for contractors has given a University of Tennessee, Knoxville, center dedicated to construction safety research $20,000 to continue its work.

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Related Topix: University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, US National Parks, Great Smoky Mountains National Park

KAUZ

Abu Sayyaf gunmen kill 19 Filipinos in road attack

Only final arguments and a ruling remain in the trial to determine whether Donald Sterling's estranged wife can sell the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer for $2 billion.

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Related Topix: Microsoft, Startups

KXXV-TV Waco

Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn homes, no deaths

Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Train Disaster, Air Accidents

Sun Jul 27, 2014

CBS News

Fierce storms destroy several homes in Tennessee

Powerful storms raking across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday have destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, and there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said.

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Related Topix: Claiborne County, TN, Speedwell, TN, Tornado, Natural Disasters, Weather

Knoxville News Sentinel

Newsmakers Knoxville Fire Department senior firefighter Cory Darnell...

Knoxville Fire Department senior firefighter Cory Darnell has been named "Firefighter of the Quarter" for a prompt life saving action he took while off duty earlier this year.

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Related Topix: Mining, Alcoa, University of Tennessee, Downtown (San Diego, CA), Powell, TN

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