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3 hrs ago | VDARE

Carr vs. Alexander: Win Or Lose, Immigration Driving Tennessee Senate ...

Tea Party insurgent Joe Carr is placing immigration at the center of his August 7 primary challenge against longtime Tennessee GOP Senator Lamar Alexander, 74. Both Carr and the Main Stream Media are aware of David Brat's stunning victory over cheap labor advocate Eric Cantor , and Alexander's pro-amnesty voting record is giving Carr plenty of ... (more)

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9 hrs ago | Business & Heritage Clarksville

UBS gains footprint in Nashville

NASHVILLE: Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty, Nashville Mayor Karl Dean along with UBS officials announced today the company will establish a shared services center in Nashville.

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10 hrs ago | ThinkProgress

What The Abortion Fight Unfolding In Tennessee Means For The Rest Of The Country

Activists on both sides of the abortion debate are already gearing up for a big fight in Tennessee this fall, preparing to pour millions of dollars into a campaign regarding an abortion-related ballot measure up for consideration in November.

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13 hrs ago | The Republic

Indiana's bills for highway damage faces challenge

A trucking company is asking the state appeals court to limit the Indiana Department of Transportation's authority to sue over damage done to state highways.

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17 hrs ago | Sunherald.com

Battle of Franklin flag losing fight with time

Preservationists need $6,500 to restore and conserve a 2-foot-by-3-foot flag last flown by Confederate Gen.

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18 hrs ago | Cleveland Daily Banner

Gold Sneaker Initiative training set Thursday

Anti-smoking campaign offered to local child-care specialists Joan Cook from the Tennessee Department of Health will train local licensed child-care specialists about the Gold Sneaker Initiative at Cleveland State Community College Thursday evening.

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22 hrs ago | WKRN

Tennesseans have until Aug. 1 to file DRAM claims

Tennesseans who purchased the memory storage component installed in most electronic devices known as Dynamic Random Access Memory have until Aug. 1 to participate in a $310 million settlement.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Lughnasadh, Tennessee, Computers

Sun Jul 20, 2014

Forbes.com

Blue Cross Association Trumpets $500 Million In 'Savings'...

The headline may sound fictional - but it really isn't. It's actually a compilation of two articles that appeared just one week apart earlier this month.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

New state Supreme Court appointees still on ballot for old jobs

While an intense campaign has developed over whether three Democrat-appointed justices should be retained on Tennessee's Supreme Court, the combatants on both sides are not taking a stance on two Republicans chosen by Gov. Bill Haslam who are also on the statewide ballot.

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WTVF Nashville

Former state worker charged with food stamp fraud

A former state employee and an alleged accomplice have been charged with running a food stamps fraud operation in Lebanon.

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WTVC

TN Lawmakers Formally Apologize for "Trail of Tears"

Tennessee lawmakers have apologized to the Cherokee Nation for actions taken by President Andrew Jackson that forced up to 16,000 Cherokees off Tennessee lands 175 years ago.

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WTVC

Hamilton Co. Woman Charged with Defrauding TennCare

A Hamilton County woman is charged with TennCare fraud involving 'doctor shopping,' or going to multiple doctors in a short period of time to obtain prescription drugs and using TennCare as payment.

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Clarksville Online

Tennessee Recognized for high performance in SNAP Program

The Tennessee Department of Human Services has been recognized by the United States Department of Agriculture for high performance in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program .

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Related Topix: Tennessee, US News, United States Department of Agriculture, Agriculture, Science, Life, Food, Nutrition, Bill Haslam, US Governors

Sat Jul 19, 2014

Free Republic

Environmental director who warned against flushing shoes departs

Dudley, you'll remember, is the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation official who warned employees against flushing shoes down work toilets.

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WTVF Nashville

Semi Crash Closes I-24W Near Manchester

Officials with the Tennessee Department of Transportation said the incident was reported around 1 p.m. at mile marker 111 in Manchester.

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Lebanon Democrat

Mean Green Ice Cream Machine cools down Middle Tennessee

In 1984 President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month, and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.

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Related Topix: Life, Dessert, Food, Ice Cream, Tennessee, Drink, Milk

Planetizen

Projects to Watch in Nashville's Transformation

The Architect's Newspaper featured a suite of "new urbanism" projects underway in Nashville-everything from BRT, to convention centers, to bikeshare.

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Chattanoogan.com

Promised Land And Pie In The Sky Trail Showcase Will Be At Cumberland Mountain State Park

The Promised Land and Pie in the Sky Trails Showcase will be held July 25 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. CT at Cumberland Mountain State Park.

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Chattanoogan.com

ArtsBuild Received $91,400 Grant From Tennessee Arts Commission

TAC awarded a total of three grants to ArtsBuild including: Major Cultural Institutions grant of $68,500, Arts Build Communities grant of $15,900, and Arts Education: Teacher Training grant of $7,000.

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Fri Jul 18, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Gov. Bill Haslam begins to plan for second term

Gov. Bill Haslam begins to plan for second term The road appears to have smoothed for Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam.

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