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At least 5 victims in early morning shooting on Cumberland Ave.

For the first time in five years a festival honoring the life of infamous moonshiner Popcorn Sutton is in Cocke County.

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Related Topix: Cocke County, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Grainger County, TN, Rutledge, TN, Knoxville, TN

Fri Jul 25, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Hoyer, Dunn lend support to horse-soring billHoyer, Dunn lend support ...

The second-ranking Democrat in the House and a former Tennessee governor are the latest to endorse legislation protecting Tennessee Walking Horses from soring, the office of Rep. Ed Whitfield of Kentucky said Friday.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Democrat, Steny Hoyer, Ed Whitfield

WKRN

2 Calif. women arrested for prostitution at franklin hotel

Destiny Carrier, 22, and Seaisia Clark, 23, were both taken into custody after police discovered a sexually explicit add on Inside the Murfreesboro Road hotel, officers discovered four cell phones, two tablets, 24 reloadable credit cards and more than $1,300 in cash.

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Related Topix: California Government, California

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Cursive writing standards in the works for Tennessee schools

Cursive handwriting is making a comeback in Tennessee, with performance benchmarks in the works to guide the teaching of the fading art to students.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Keyboards, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Kids, Family

Chattanoogan.com

3rd Annual Affordable Botox SuperHero Race Benefitting Make-A-Wish East Tennessee Scheduled August 23

Responses to the second annual Affordable Botox Run for Wishes last September has prompted organizers to host a third event on Saturday, Make-A-Wish East Tennessee and the Chattanooga Track Club announced.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Kids, Family

WATE-TV Knoxville

Gov. Haslam announces 1,000 new jobs coming to Anderson County's SL Tennessee plant

In an effort to stop an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, seven counties in Middle and East Tennessee have been added to a quarantine that now affects 34 counties in the state.

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Related Topix: Anderson County, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Knoxville, TN

RollingStone

Dolly Parton Welcomes Families 'Home' to Tennessee - Exclusive Video

In 1973, Dolly Parton wrote and first recorded "My Tennessee Mountain Home," painting an indelible picture of her rural birthplace.

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Related Topix: Dolly Parton, Country, Music, Entertainment

Clarksville Online

Tennessee Department of Health says Parents need to discuss Sexually...

Sex. It's a difficult topic for many parents to discuss with their children, but those conversations may save a life or prevent pain and suffering from a sexually transmitted disease.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Medicine, Health

Thu Jul 24, 2014

Breitbart.com

Tennessee Tea Party Leaders: Lamar Alexander a 'Mushy Moderate'

In Nashville on Thursday, about a half-dozen Tennessee Tea Party leaders gathered with the Tea Party Patriots Citizens Fund to denounce current Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander and promote his Republican challenger Joe Carr.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Tea Party, Immigration Reform

WBIR-TV Knoxville

A closer look at Tennessee's Death Row

After it took nearly two hours for an Arizona death row inmate to die by lethal injection, the death penalty is once again under fire, with leaders A closer look at Tennessee's Death Row After it took nearly two hours for an Arizona death row inmate to die by lethal injection, the death penalty is once again under fire, with leaders Check out this ... (more)

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Davidson County, TN, Knox County, TN, Hamilton County, TN

Examiner.com

One stop shopping now possible at Tennessee liquor stores

Under a new state law it soon may be possible for Tennessee imbibers to get all the fixings they need for a Manhattan, Martini or Rum & Coke in one stop - their neighborhood liquor store.

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Related Topix: Chattanooga, TN, Ooltewah, TN, Hixson, TN

WKRN

Murfreesboro daycare plans to fight license revocation

A long-time Murfreesboro daycare is fighting to get its license back after it was revoked Wednesday by the Tennessee Department of Human Services.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government

The Jackson Sun

Haslam announces first rural veterans cemetery in TennesseeHaslam...

Haslam announces first rural veterans cemetery in Tennessee The new veterans cemetery will serve more than 45,000 veterans.

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Related Topix: Henderson County, TN, Parkers Crossroads, TN, US Military, US News, US Air Force, US National Guard

WKRN

Tennessee man charged with 2004 slaying

TV in Knoxville reported that Cocke County deputies arrested 60-year-old Boyd James on Wednesday.

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The Leaf-Chronicle

Tennesseans to share $10 million in refundsTennesseans to share $10...

Tennesseans to share $10 million in refunds The refunds will average $53 per family Check out this story on theleafchronicle.com: http://leafne.ws/1mIZ9eU More than 336,000 Tennessee residents will split $10 million in refunds from health insurance companies because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Healthcare Law, Law, Medicaid, Health

WATE-TV Knoxville

Heiskell woman killed in Clinton accident

An Anderson County quarterback is receiving a big honor Thursday night at the Greater Knoxville Sports Hall of Fame banquet.

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Related Topix: Clinton, TN, Anderson County, TN, Heiskell, TN

Business Journal

a Koch bothers direct ire, money against Tennessee judges

The Tennessee chapter of Americans for Prosperity , a network of conservative organizations founded and funded by billionaire industrialists Charles and David Koch , says it is launching "a major new effort" to unseat three Tennessee Supreme Court justices and the state's attorney general.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, US Governors, Phil Bredesen

NewsOne

Tenn. Man Accused Of Threatening To Kill Obama

A man left profanity-filled voicemails with Tennessee's homeland security office threatening to kill President Barack Obama and other officials, saying in one that he would "light Nashville up," according to court documents.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Paul Ryan, Tennessee Government

Wed Jul 23, 2014

Chattanoogan.com

Seven Additional Tennessee Counties Quarantined For Emerald Ash Borer

A quarantine for Emerald Ash Borer, an invasive insect that destroys ash trees, has been expanded to seven additional counties in Middle and East Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Entomology, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture

The Jackson Sun

Former USJ employee pleads guilty to write and tax fraudFormer USJ...

Jessica Nicole Pinkerton, 33, of Humboldt, pleaded guilty today to a criminal information charging her with one count of wire fraud and one count of Former USJ employee pleads guilty to wire and tax fraud Jessica Nicole Pinkerton, 33, of Humboldt, pleaded guilty today to a criminal information charging her with one count of wire fraud and one count ... (more)

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Prison, US News, US Federal Bureau of Investigation, Tax

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