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1 hr ago | 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

3 hrs ago | 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

4 hrs ago | 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

8 hrs ago | 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

12 hrs ago | 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

ThinkProgress

Tennessee Is About To Turn Pregnant Women Into Suspected Criminals

Tennessee is poised to become the first state in country to subject women to criminal assault charges if they use drugs during their pregnancy.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Drugs, Bill Haslam, US Governors, US News, Liberal Political News

The Jackson Sun

Feds file more charges in armory shooting that injured West Tennessee soldiers

Federal prosecutors have added new charges against a Tennessee National Guard recruiter accused of trying to kill four superiors in a shooting at an armory northeast of Memphis.

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Related Topix: Prison, US National Guard, US Military, US Navy

TheDailyBeast.com

Tennessee to Criminalize Pregnancy

The state legislature has passed a bill that would allow police to investigate drug-taking mothers if their unborn children are harmed by their addiction.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Drugs, Criminal Defense Law, Law, Domestic Violence (Domestic Abuse)

Business Journal

University of Memphis proposes 43 percent tuition break for out-of-state students

In a proposal submitted to the Tennessee Board of Regents late last week, the University of Memphis requested fee reductions of 43 percent for full-time undergraduate students from within a 250-mile radius of Memphis and 13.7 percent reduction for students outside of a 250-mile radius of Memphis.

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Related Topix: University of Memphis

Mon Apr 14, 2014

Greenwich Citizen

Open gun carry bill defeated in Tenn. House panel

A bill seeking to allow Tennesseans to openly carry firearms in public without permits was overwhelmingly defeated a House subcommittee on Monday night.

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WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

Behind-the-scenes scramble to oust Tennessee governor is MTSU Windham Lecture topic

Public affairs consultant and former journalist Keel Hunt will bring the story of Tennessee's unprecedented bipartisan ouster of a corrupt governor to MTSU's renowned Windham Lecture Series at a free public event on Thursday, April 17. MTSU alumnus Hunt, author of "Coup: The Day the Democrats Ousted Their Governor, Put Republican Lamar Alexander in ... (more)

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Tennessee Government, Journalism

The Jackson Sun

Reports differ on Blackburn running for president

A report over the weekend that Tennessee Rep. Marsha Blackburn might launch a 2016 Republican presidential bid spurred a non-denial denial from her campaign staff.

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Related Topix: US Politics, Representative Michele Bachmann, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Marsha Blackburn, 2012 Presidential Election, US Senate, John McCain

Chattanoogan.com

Jury Convicts Bigoms Of Murder Of Dana Wilkes

A Criminal Court jury on Monday afternoon ruled Tony Bigoms guilty of the murder of Dana Wilkes on Nov. 9, 2012.

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The Daily News

Tennessee Lags in Organ Donor Registration

Attitudes about the donation of organs for transplantation are very supportive, a recent national study found, but the percentage of people who have granted permission on their driver's license lags behind, and this is especially true in Tennessee.

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Related Topix: African-American, Kidney Cancer, Health

WTHR-TV Indianapolis

Indianapolis vacationers raise questions about deadly Tennessee fire

A Bartholomew County man faces molestation and attempted abduction charges after police say he tried to abduct to different children at the Columbus Walmart store.

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Related Topix: Fire, Education Etc.

WKRN

Green Hills rapist John Peltier denied parole

The Tennessee Board of Parole has voted to deny parole for John Peltier, the man known as the Green Hills rapist, for six years due to the seriousness of his crimes, spokesperson Melissa McDonald said in an email to News 2 Monday.

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Related Topix: Violent Crime

Clarksville Online

Eight Tennessee Counties to receive Federal Disaster Assistance

Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam announced today the federal government will provide public assistance to eight counties due to the severe winter weather that brought snow, ice and sleet accumulations to the state from March 2nd to March 4th, 2014.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Weather

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