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Local, regional, and statewide news continually updated from thousands of sources on the web.

2 hrs ago | Washington Post

For Tennessee GOP, it's the tea party vs. the legacy of Howard Baker

On the first day of July, Sen. Lamar Alexander delivered a moving eulogy at the funeral of his political mentor, Howard H. Baker Jr. , the former Senate majority leader and godfather of the Tennessee Republican Party.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Bob Corker, Bill Frist, Tennessee, Immigration Reform

3 hrs ago | Clarksville Online

Tennessee Department of Health reminds parents now is the time to get back-to-school immunizations

Frequent news reports about whooping cough and measles, diseases long thought vanquished by vaccines in the US, serve as a reminder of the importance of getting back-to-school immunizations for your child now.


Related Topix: Tennessee, Chickenpox, Health, HPV, Bill Haslam, US Governors

4 hrs ago | The Jackson Sun

VA 'deal' should be only the beginningVA 'deal' should be only the...

Congress cannot afford to sit back and pat itself on the back after it approves this "deal."


Related Topix: US News, Life, Veteran Affairs, US Politics, US Senate, Bernard Sanders, Senator Bernie Sanders, Medicine, Nursing, Tennessee, Opinion

6 hrs ago | SFGate

News briefs from around Tennessee at 1:58 a.m. EDT

A Republican congressman from Kentucky said his lobbyist wife did not improperly spur him to introduce a bill concerning the possible abuse of Tennessee walking horses and there's no basis for an ethics complaint against him.


Related Topix: Tennessee, US Politics, Ed Whitfield, US News, Republican, US House of Representatives, Prison, Speedwell, TN

Mon Jul 28, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Mobile app helps Tennesseans pinpoint nearest farmer's marketMobile...

Mobile app helps Tennesseans pinpoint nearest farmer's market Pick Tennessee Products pinpoints the nearest farmer's market and lists hours and contact info.


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Russia Taday

Gun manufacturer Beretta moves to Tennessee, blames Maryland's gun laws

Italian weapons manufacturer Beretta is high-tailing it out of its home state of Maryland for the greener, more gun-friendly pastures of Tennessee.


Related Topix: Tennessee, Maryland Government, Maryland, Guns


Joe Carr Attacked By George Flinn In TN Race; Lamar Alexander Laughing

Patriotic forces are coalescing behind candidate Joe Carr in his challenge to Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander .


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Tennessee, Tea Party, US Governors, Sarah Palin, Immigration Reform

Tennessee Chosen As 1 Of 5 States To Work On Juvenile Justice Reforms

The Center for State Governments Justice Center, along with the National Reentry Resource Center , will partner with Tennessee's Department of Children's Services Juvenile Justice Division, and four other states, to implement recommendations unveiled at a press conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday.


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USA Today

Tenn. sheriff 'lucky' to survive devastating storms

Powerful storms that raked across several states in the eastern U.S. on Sunday destroyed at least 10 homes in Tennessee, but there were no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries, authorities said.


Related Topix: Tennessee, Speedwell, TN, Weather, Claiborne County, TN

Murfreesboro Post

Notice of Substitute Trustee Sales 7/28/14

SUBSTITUTE TRUSTEE'S SALE Sale at public auction will be on August 19, 2014 on or about 11:00AM local time, at the Front door of the old Rutherford County Courthouse, in the center of the square, Murfreesboro, Tennessee, , conducted by the Substitute Trustee as identified and set forth herein below, pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by DIANE ... (more)


Related Topix: Tennessee, Murfreesboro, TN, Rutherford County, TN, Home, Mortgage, Personal Finance

Sun Jul 27, 2014


Official: Storms destroy E. Tenn homes, no deaths

Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries.


Related Topix: Tennessee, Nashville, TN, Claiborne County, TN

Silver City Sun-News

Two Silver High School teens travel abroad

Courtesy photo Silver High School students Maryssa Young and Jazmin Saenz were student ambassadors to Europe this summer, along with other teens from New Mexico, Texas and Tennessee.


Related Topix: Education Etc., Tennessee, Texas, Family, Teenagers, France, World News, Italy,

The Jackson Sun

Our view: Veterans cemetery on its way to realityOur view: Veterans...

Our view: Veterans cemetery on its way to reality We are excited about the progress being made on the Tennessee State Veterans Cemetery at Parkers Crossroads.


Related Topix: Parkers Crossroads, TN, US Military, US Navy, Memorial Day, Life, Holidays, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Tennessee, Opinion

Free Republic

Where are Lamar's 35-Stops on His Tn Bus Tour? Wouldn't You Like To Know...

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander is planning a 35-stop bus tour of Tennessee ahead of the Aug. 7 primary, his campaign announced this morning.


Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Tennessee, Celebrities, Steve Martin, Vocal, Thad Cochran

Sat Jul 26, 2014

Columbia Daily Herald

Victims' rights, partisan group decry judges

A victims' rights organization and a political issues group are speaking out against the retention of three Tennessee Supreme Court Justices, claiming the justices are biased and have restricted victims' rights.


Related Topix: Tennessee, Nashville, TN, George Bush, W.

How Tennessee sabotaged its own Medicaid program

Tennessee is not the only state that has refused to expand Medicaid, but it is the only state that has virtually shut down its existing Medicaid program.


Related Topix: Healthcare Law, Law, Tennessee, Medicaid, Health, McLean, VA

Lebanon Democrat

Tennessee Department of Transportation turns 100

The Tennessee Department of Transportation recently kicked off its "100 Years of Moving Tennessee Forward," a yearlong celebration of its centennial as a state agency.


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


Haslam sends letter to president about minors

In a letter to President Barack Obama, Gov. Bill Haslam says his administration should have been informed about the placement of 760 unaccompanied immigrant children in Tennessee.


Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, US Politics, US News, Barack Obama, Tennessee

Voters Deserve The Truth About Tennessee Supreme Court Justices

I am an experienced trial lawyer, and, frankly, I am dismayed with the negative advertisements and mailers about three of our Tennessee Supreme Court Justices.


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Tenn. officials work to 'unmask' dangerous commercial drivers

Law Enforcement officials are working to expose commercial driver license holders who "mask" their disqualifying convictions through loop holes or by having multiple driver licenses.


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