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1 hr ago | WKRN

White House boy who nearly drowned returns home from rehab center

A White House boy who nearly drowned in a pool in July has returned to his Middle Tennessee home after more than a month at an Atlanta rehabilitation center. Six-year-old Michael Sloan continues to recover from his injuries following his near-drowning on July 11. He is now receiving outpatient medical treatment in Nashville.

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Related Topix: Home Listing, Home, Goodlettsville, TN

2 hrs ago | The Jackson Sun

TDOT trims brush along Bypass, happens every 15 years

TDOT trims brush along Bypass, happens every 15 years The brush is being cleaned up by the Tennessee Department of Transportation Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/local/2014/09/15/tdot-trims-brush-along-bypass-happens-every-15-years/15688481/ Drivers heading to North Jackson along the 45 Bypass may have noticed construction crews working their way down the bypass the last few days, clearing brush, knocking down trees and evening terrain. The brush is being cleaned up by the Tennessee Department of Transportation, according to Nichole Lawrence, the Region 4 Community Communications person for TDOT.

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6 hrs ago | The Memphis Flyer

State Issues Alternate Emergency Numbers For Cell Phones

Smart phone users in West Tennessee got emergency alerts today with a new phone number to replace 911 when dialing from a cell phone. The numbers were issued by the Tennessee Emergency Communications Board and the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency in response to a disruption of routing for cell phone calls to 911 centers.

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Related Topix: Shelby County, TN

10 hrs ago | Chattanoogan.com

Fall Tennessee Craft Fair Is Sept. 26-28

Visitors will find one-of-a-kind traditional and contemporary pieces handcrafted from clay, wood, glass, metal and more, while also enjoying the experience of interacting with the makers.

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Related Topix: Life, Hobbies, Crafts, Kids, Family

Mon Sep 15, 2014

Courthouse News Service

First GOP Tennessee Attorney General Named

Herbert Slatery III will become Tennessee's first Republican attorney general after the state Supreme Court picked Gov. Bill Haslam's counsel over the incumbent Robert Cooper Jr. Slatery was a lawyer in Knoxville for 30 years before going to work for the governor in January 2011. In his application, Slattery said his work experience makes him a good fit for attorney general.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Cybercast News Service

11 hurt when Tenn. school bus hits truck, tree

The Tennessee Highway Patrol says the bus carrying 32 students crossed a highway center line and struck a Freightliner truck Monday afternoon. The bus then left the roadway and hit a tree.

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Examiner.com

Tennessee health profile - Blount County

Blount County, Tennessee is best known as the home of Cade's Cove, a Smokey Mountain area resort well known to tourists. Its capital is Maryville, and other important towns are Alcoa, Friendsville, Louisville, Rockford, and Townsend.

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Related Topix: Blount County, TN, Maryville, TN, Alcoa, TN, Rockford, TN, Townsend, TN

WKRN

Anti-death protesters voice concerns on Tennessee's Capitol Hill

With 11-executions currently scheduled in the next year, a small group of anti-death penalty protesters voiced their concerns Monday on Tennessee's Capitol Hill by sharing an open letter to Governor Bill Haslam. The group, who calls itself Tennessee Students and Educators for Social Justice, wants the governor to suspend all of the scheduled executions and establish a commission to review capital punishment in the state.

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Related Topix: Death Penalty, Bill Haslam, US Governors

The Daily News

Tennessee Steps Up the Fight Against Blight

While the national economy is still rebounding from the 2008 housing crisis, foreclosures, vacant homes and blighted properties are a lingering issue many markets throughout the country have to address. Tennessee was especially hard-hit by the real estate crisis and many communities are still struggling to recover.

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Related Topix: Foreclosures, Nashville, TN, Cordova, TN, Mortgage, Personal Finance

WTVF Nashville

West Tennessee Emergency Callers Having Problems

Emergency officials in West Tennessee are working to resolve problems that began over the weekend with 911 calls and have established a temporary number to use for emergency calls. Memphis officials said the police department started having problems Saturday night with dropped calls and static communications between emergency operators and people calling 911.

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WTVF Nashville

East Tennessee Juvenile Center Had Record-Low Intake

A juvenile detention facility in East Tennessee had the lowest number of intakes last year in its 27-year history. The Johnson City Press reported 463 youth went through the Upper East Tennessee Regional Juvenile Detention Center in 2013.

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Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch

Miss America 2015: 'Jane Austin,' terrifying frogs, and more of what you missed

On the night of Sept. 14, some Americans expressed their patriotism by cheering as the Chicago Bears mauled the San Francisco 49ers.

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WTVC

Tennessee voters to decide ban on income tax

Tennesseans are just weeks away from voting on a constitutional amendment to bar lawmakers from ever imposing a state income tax. That vote approaches as a new study from ratings agency Standard & Poor's suggests that rising income inequality has a stronger negative effect on the states most reliant on sales tax revenues compared with those with those more dependent on income taxes.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Stand in the Gap takes step forward after losing one of its creators

Stand in the Gap takes step forward after losing one of its creators One East Tennessee organization is moving forward in light of the loss of one of its creators. Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1s2NYGM After the death of one of its creators, Stand in the Gap moves forward and grows to take on new challenges.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Grants help Tennessee health clinics expand staffing

Community health centers in Tennessee will receive $5.5 million in federal grants to add staff, stay open longer and expand services. The money comes Grants help Tennessee health clinics expand staffing Community health centers in Tennessee will receive $5.5 million in federal grants to add staff, stay open longer and expand services.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Knoxville, TN, Vonore, TN, Jacksboro, TN

The Jackson Sun

Zachary Adams moved to Williamson County Jail

Man charged in the death of Holly Bobo has been moved to a new facility with more resources and manpower. Zachary Adams moved to Williamson County Jail Man charged in the death of Holly Bobo has been moved to a new facility with more resources and manpower.

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Cleveland Daily Banner

Cleveland Civitan hosts program by Tennessee Sons of the American Revolution

Cleveland Civitan had an interesting program presented by Claude Hardison, president of the Tennessee Sons of the American Revolution . He spoke about the organization and mission of the SAR as well as the dress and living conditions of the patriots who fought in the American Revolution.

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Chattanoogan.com

Former Miss Tennessee Valley Hayley Lewis Vying For Miss America

Twelve weeks ago Hayley Lewis was representing the Tennessee Valley when she won the Miss Tennessee Pageant and on Sunday night she will be one of 53 contestants hoping that she will be selected as Miss America 2015.

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Related Topix: Belmont University, Chattanooga, TN, Bartlett, TN, Brown University

Columbia Daily Herald

Two Cents Worth

Middle Tennessee State University honored the late Andrew Mizell Burton of Nashville, Joe Crosswhite of Greeneville and John Sample of Knoxville, with induction into the Robert E. Musto Tennessee Insurance Hall of Fame, according to a press release. Burton, a Sumner County native, began his insurance career in Nashville in 1901 as an agent with the Sun Life Insurance Company and later organized the Life and Casualty Insurance Company of Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Middle Tennessee State University, Tennessee State University, Lipscomb University, Agriculture, Science, US News, United States Department of Agriculture

SFGate

News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

A portion of Interstate 65 in Middle Tennessee will be closed in both directions next weekend to remove a bridge that was damaged when a truck carrying gasoline hit a vertical support. The Tennessee Department of Transportation says it will close the interstate from Friday, Sept.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Franklin, TN, Violent Crime

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