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1 hr ago | Memphis Commercial Appeal
The State Building Commission on Wednesday approved design plans for eight or nine new cabins at the park in northwestern Tennessee famous for its fishing, cypress trees, nature hikes, boating and winter eagle tours.
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5 hrs ago | Detroit Free Press
As a Michigan alumnus, Whitehaven football coach Rodney Saulsberry had hoped for a prospect who would think beyond the Southeastern Conference.
9 hrs ago | WGNS-AM Murfreesboro
Tennessee's patient care physicians fulfill a vital role in the state's economy by supporting more than 143,000 jobs and generating $20.1 billion in economic activity, according to a new report released today by the Tennessee Medical Association and the American Medical Association.
10 hrs ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville
Education experts will have their eyes on Tennessee as it works to provide free community college to all high school grads.
12 hrs ago | Sunherald.com
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.
14 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville
Firefighters were busy extinguishing a Gatlinburg condo fire on Ski View Drive Wednesday morning.
16 hrs ago | Free Republic
Gov. Bill Haslam's signature proposal to create a program that would cover tuition at two-year colleges for any high school graduate is headed to his desk after passing the House on Tuesday.
The state House has voted to express "profound regret" for slavery and segregation in Tennessee, but stopped short of an outright apology.
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.
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 ."
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.
Eat REAL Tennessee , an organization developed through a partnership between the Tennessee Department of Health and the U.S. Healthful Food Council, has announced the state's first food-service establishments to achieve REAL Certification.
Tennessee is poised to become the first state in country to subject women to criminal assault charges if they use drugs during their 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.
After years of struggling to pop the cork for selling wine in grocery stores, consumers have a second reason to celebrate this legislative session after the General Assembly added so-called "high gravity" beers to the mix.
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)
A bill to allow gun owners to openly carry their weapons faces a controversial path if it were to passed in the Tennessee House like it was last week in the State Senate.