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1 hr ago | WKRN

Clarksville woman celebrates 110th birthday

A Clarksville woman celebrated her 110th birthday Thursday. Jennie Beatrice Burton Ramey, known to family and friends as "Mama Jennie," will officially turn 110 years old this Saturday.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government

5 hrs ago | PropertyProf Blog

Tennessee Hates Buses

Tennessee lawmakers overwhelmingly voted in favor a bill that bans the construction of bus rapid transit in two counties, one of which includes the city of Nashville.

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Thu Apr 17, 2014

Daily Kos

Great News! Tennessee Agrees To Give High School Grads Two Years Of Free College Tution

Yes, yes! In a rare and grand bi-partisan move, Tennessee legislature approved an educational measure called the Tennessee Promise .

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, US News, Phil Bredesen, US Governors, Bill Haslam, Liberal Political News

WXOW-TV La Crosse

Police: Mom drove into river trying to kill 3 kids

Cheryl Miller and Pamella Jackson had planned to celebrate the end of the 1971 school year by gathering with classmates at a quarry along a gravel road.

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Related Topix: Kids, Family, Train Disaster

WTVF Nashville

108th General Assembly Adjourns For The Year

The 108th Tennessee General Assembly has adjourned after a session that included the passing of a $32.4 billion spending plan that doesn't give pay increases to state employees and teachers.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Bill Haslam, US Governors, School Vouchers, Education

The Leaf-Chronicle

Doctors have $20B economic impact in Tennessee

Tennessee's more than 14,000 physicians contributed $618 million in state and local tax revenue in 2012, according to a report released this week by national physician group the American Medical Association.

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WKRN

Tenn. lawmakers head into final day of session

Members will also be meeting in conference committees to hammer out differences on key legislation, like Gov. Bill Haslam's proposal to limit the sale of cold and allergy medicines used to make meth.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Tennessee Government

The Daily News Journal

Museum brings the art of healing to veterans

Bill Fritschler said a part of the Frist exhibit that shows troops throwing candy to children reminded him of giving away chewing gum when he was in the Vietnam War.

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Wed Apr 16, 2014

Tri-cityherald.com

Blast at Tennessee plant kills 1, injures 3

Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives spokesman Michael Knight said it was not immediately clear which plant was involved.

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Chattanoogan.com

Haslam Signs Bill Ending Forced Annexation And Giving Tennesseans Right To Vote

Governor Bill Haslam signed HB 2371/SB2464 on Wednesday. The law ends forced annexations and gives Tennesseans the right to vote.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Jonesborough, TN, Johnson City, TN, Harrison, TN

The Daily News

Memphis Making Progress on Rape Kit Testing

City officials say they have tested more than 4,000 sexual assault kits and generated 14 indictments from evidence found in them, as they try to reduce a backlog of more than 12,000 rape kits that sat untested since the 1980s.

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WCYB

Early voting underway in Tennessee

Early voting for the May primary kicked off today in Tennessee. There was a lot of activity at the Election Commission in Blountville Wednesday afternoon.

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Related Topix: Blountville, TN, Sullivan County, TN

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Eyes on Tennessee as it begins free communitya

Education experts will have their eyes on Tennessee as it works to provide free community college to all high school grads.

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Related Topix: Representative Steve Cohen, US Politics, US News, US House of Representatives, Democrat, Tennessee Government, Lottery, Teachers College, Columbia University, Columbia University

Sunherald.com

Tennessee makes more sense for USM's Tyndall than other openings

Southern Miss basketball coach Donnie Tyndall being linked to the Tennessee job opening should come as no surprise to USM fans, and I find it hard to believe that he wouldn't listen if the Volunteers came calling.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Knoxville, TN

WKRN

Mural of Vanderbilt coach Derek Mason retouched

A Nashville artist has finished retouching a mural of Vanderbilt football coach Derek Mason after the school's NAACP chapter complained about the original one.

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Related Topix: African-American

The Memphis Flyer

House Resolution Seeks To Defend Tennessee Marriage Amendment

Tennessee Representative Joe Carr is pushing a resolution that criticizes the federal courts for granting a preliminary injunction to recognize the same-sex marriages of three Tennessee couples who were wed in states with marriage equality.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government

Memphis Commercial Appeal

Gov. Haslam's 'Tennessee Promise' for tuition-free community college wins final legislative approval

The House of Representatives gave final legislative approval Tuesday night to Gov. Bill Haslam's "Tennessee Promise" plan for free community college and colleges of applied technology starting with the high school class of 2015.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Murfreesboro, TN, Chattanooga, TN

Tue Apr 15, 2014

WTVF Nashville

Cold Snap Threatens Tennessee Strawberry Crops

The timing is especially bad for strawberries, which would normally be harvested in the next few weeks.

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Related Topix: Agriculture, Science, Weather

Examiner.com

Unanswered questions in Tennessee's ancient past

Until the 1790s the Tennessee River had a Maya Indian name. The Nashville area was the home of an advanced indigenous culture that disappeared before the arrival of European settlers.

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Related Topix: Nashville, TN, Tennessee Government, Jackson, TN

AmmoLand

Tennessee Switchblade Ban & Length Limit Repeal Bill Signed into Law by Governor Haslam

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has signed SB1771, Knife Rights' bill repealing the state's antiquated ban on switchblade knives and possession of knives over four inches in length " with intent to go armed ."

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Bill Haslam, US Governors

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