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1 hr ago | Metropulse.com

Tennessee's Liquor Laws Are Weird, Confusing,... a oeIntoxicating...

BITTERSWEET: Krystal Bliffen, left, and Danny Greene are manufacturing and selling several flavors of artisanal bitters, but they say it's very unclear which, if any, state liquor laws apply to them. WHISKEYTOWN: Cindy Nochols, left, and Stanton Webster are two of the 12 owner-investors of Knox Whiskey Works, which will open on West Jackson Ave. early next year.

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Related Topix: Drink, Whiskey, Liquor, Bourbon Whiskey, Beer, Weird

1 hr ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

STEM Scouts debuts in East Tennessee

A test program available only in East Tennessee could go national. The new version of Scouts focuses on science, technology, engineering, and math.

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4 hrs ago | WICU12 Erie

Two Tennessee juveniles who escaped still at large

On Monday, September 1, 2014, 32 teens escaped from the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee. These photos were shared by Tennessee Department of Children's Services Commissioner Jim Henry at a community... On Monday, September 1, 2014, 32 teens escaped from the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center on the outskirts of Nashville, Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Tennessee Government, Nashville, TN

6 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

TBI investigating deadly Grainger County fire

The Knoxville Police Department is looking for a man suspected in a stabbing last night who may also be suffering from severe burns after the victim attempted to set him on fire. The Knoxville Police Department is looking for a man suspected in a stabbing last night who may also be suffering from severe burns after the victim attempted to set him on fire.

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Related Topix: Grainger County, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Phil Bredesen, University of Tennessee

8 hrs ago | Monterey County Herald

Police: Tenn. father forced teen to drink alcohol

Police say an East Tennessee father forced his son to drink alcohol until he passed out as a punishment after he caught the 15-year-old drinking. WBIR-TV reports Sweetwater police have charged 35-year-old Mark Allen Hughes with aggravated child abuse and neglect and with contributing to the delinquency of a minor.

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

12 hrs ago | Clarksville Online

Veteran Suicides on the rise in Tennessee

Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services Commissioner Douglas Varney and Tennessee Department Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder today announced the number of suicides by Veterans increased from 197 in 2012 to 214 in 2013. September is National Suicide Prevention Month which is an initiative to raise awareness about the tragic trend and the resources available to offer support.

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Related Topix: Life, Veteran Affairs, Shelby County, TN, Davidson County, TN, Knox County, TN

13 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

Water & Wellness to benefit Alzheimer's Tennessee

Water + Wellness event at Wilderness at the Smokies September 21 at 1pm $15 per person Proceeds go to Alzheimer's Tennessee 868-2176 www.wildernessatthesmokies.com Water & Wellness to benefit Alzheimer's Tennessee Water + Wellness event at Wilderness at the Smokies September 21 at 1pm $15 per person Proceeds go to Alzheimer's Tennessee 868-2176 www.wildernessatthesmokies.com Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1s5x9Lw Water + Wellness event at Wilderness at the Smokies September 21 at 1pm $15 per person Proceeds go to Alzheimer's Tennessee 868-2176 www.wildernessatthesmokies.com

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Jackson Sun

Briefs: Man reported missing found dead ina

Briefs: Man reported missing found dead in Lauderdale Co. Man sentenced for soliciting teens; DAR encourages participation in "Bells Across America" Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/local/2014/09/16/briefs-man-reported-missing-found-dead-lauderdale-co/15756287/ More briefs: Man sentenced for soliciting teens; DAR encourages participation today in "Bells Across America;" Telephone Pioneers meeting Thursday; WREG meteorologist to speak Sept.

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Related Topix: Lauderdale County, TN, Prison, Federal Prisons, Henry County, TN

WKRN

Metro teacher, husband arrested for possessing 15 lbs. of pot

A Metro schoolteacher and her husband were arrested Monday after police learned they received and took a package containing 15 pounds of marijuana. Lynn Brice, a 36-year-old first grade teacher at Cole Elementary School, and her 35-year-old husband Chris Brice are each charged with possessing marijuana for resale.

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Related Topix: Drugs

WTVF Nashville

Appeals Court Upholds Torture-Slaying Sentence

A state appeals court has upheld the conviction and sentence of one of the men who kidnapped, tortured and murdered a Knoxville couple in 2007. On Friday, a three-judge panel of the Criminal Appeals Court ruled against Cobbins.

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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

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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Related Topix: Tennessee Government

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

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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