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23 min ago | Clarksville Online

ACT Recognizes Tennessee for "Unusual and Impressive" Test Gains

Nashville, TN - Tennessee's composite ACT score showed its largest gain in more than a decade, and increased more than it has since the state began testing all students in 2010, according to scores released today by ACT.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Tennessee, Nashville, TN, Mathematics, Science

3 hrs ago | New York Daily News

Tenn. teen punished after saying 'bless you' in classroom

Kendry Turner, a senior at Dyer County High School, says she was removed from her classroom and punished with in-school suspension after telling a classmate 'bless you' after they sneezed.

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6 hrs ago | WKRN

Gov. Haslam launches Tennessee Promise program

Governor Bill Haslam launched the Tennessee Promise to Antioch High School's senior class last week.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Education Etc., Belmont University

8 hrs ago | Sys-Con Media

Tennessee's Stop-Sale System Achieves Significant Results In Battle Against Meth

The system, known as the National Precursor Log Exchange , automatically blocks unlawful pseudoephedrine sales and helps law enforcement officials track down methamphetamine offenders and make arrests.

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Related Topix: Drugs, Tennessee

14 hrs ago | Business & Heritage Clarksville

Governor Haslam announces Safe Routes to School Grants for 17 communities

NASHVILLE: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced Safe Routes to School funding totaling $1.8 million for 17 municipalities in Tennessee.

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Tue Aug 19, 2014

DreadCentrol.com

New Destination America Series Ghost Asylum and Amish Haunting Debuting in September

Destination America has two new paranormal-themed TV shows hitting the airwaves in September, and we have all the info you need on both of them right here so settle in and check out the details of "Ghost Asylum" and "Amish Haunting."

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Related Topix: Supernatural, Tennessee, Medicine, Nursing

The Washington Post

'Moral Monday' expands to a week of social justice action across U.S.

The Moral Monday movement, birthed by activists who protest the actions of the North Carolina General Assembly, will expand to 12 states Friday in a so-called Moral Week of Action.

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Related Topix: North Carolina Government, North Carolina, Tennessee, World News

Detroit Free Press

Movie-inspired 'Purge' campaigns on social media spark fear of bloody copycats

"In five seconds, you will experience anarchy." So begins the theatrical trailer for "The Purge: Anarchy."

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Related Topix: Criminal Defense Law, Law, Colorado, Tennessee

The Jackson Sun

Tenn. launches "It Has to Stop" campagin fora

Tenn. launches "It Has to Stop" campagin for trafficking The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has launched a new initiative to raise awareness of human trafficking.

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Chattanoogan.com

Roy Exum: The CEO's 95% Raise

There are very few people who understand health insurance today but, for me, I have never had the need.

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Related Topix: Health Insurance, Health, Tennessee, Alabama

Mon Aug 18, 2014

Tax Foundation

The Real Value of $100 in Each State

This week's tax map shows the real value of $100 in each state. Because average prices for similar goods are much higher in California or New York than in Mississippi or South Dakota, the same amount of dollars will buy you comparatively less in the high-price states, or comparatively more in low-price states.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, District of Columbia Government, Washington DC

Examiner.com

Four-year-old boy in Tennessee finds gun in home, dies of self-inflicted gunshot

A shooting in Tennessee has left a four-year-old dead, and it was actually a self-inflicted gunshot wound that killed him.

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WBIR-TV Knoxville

Tennessee Promise begins for high school seniors

Starting this month through Nov. 1, we are encouraging high school seniors to go online at www.TNPromise.gov to sign up.

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Rivals.com

Rivals100: Risers and Sliders

The high school football season has kicked off in some parts of the country and will be in full swing everywhere shorty.

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The Las Vegas Sun

I-65 reopens at site of Tenn. tanker explosion

The site where a tanker truck exploded and caught fire on Interstate 65 in Middle Tennessee has reopened to traffic.

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Sun Aug 17, 2014

Clarksville Online

Tennessee Comptroller's New Report Highlights Spending on School Administration

The Tennessee Comptroller's Offices of Research and Education Accountability has found that school districts with higher rates of administrative spending are more likely to be very small or very large districts, and to be municipal or special school districts rather than county districts.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Education Etc.

The Motley Fool

The 5 States With the Highest Sales Tax

Nearly every state in the union charges a sales tax, and the tax levied on goods and services sold at the retail level is just one of many tools states use to collect revenue, along with licensing and taxes on income, corporations, and property.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Tax, Arkansas, Arkansas Government, Louisiana, Louisiana Government, Tyne and Wear County, England, World News, United Kingdom,

Clarksville Online

Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell Seeks Re-election to the 74th House District

Tennessee State Representative John Tidwell is announcing his re-election bid as the Democratic nominee for State House District 74, covering Humphreys, Houston and the western part of Montgomery County.

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Related Topix: Montgomery County, TN, Tennessee, Lebanon, TN, Knoxville, TN, University of Tennessee

Gilmer Mirror

August 17, 1786 Davy Crockett Born

On this day in 1786, frontier icon and Alamo defender Davy Crockett was born in Tennessee.

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Sat Aug 16, 2014

Columbia Daily Herald

City officials to vote on incentives for parts manufacturers

NorthPointe Development submitted this sketch plan for the building to be built on the Project Buckeye property off of Beechcroft Road.

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