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

3 hrs ago | WKRN

Tennessee moms don't breastfeed their babies, report says

The Centers for Disease Control says the Volunteer State is 49th in the country for the number of breastfed babies.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Medicine, Pediatrics, Vanderbilt University

5 hrs ago | Free Republic

Dethroning Tennessee's tax king

Tennessee's Aug 7 Senate primary race is much more than a We the People candidate versus the establishment incumbent.

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Related Topix: US Politics, US News, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Republican, Tennessee, Barack Obama, Senator Rand Paul

10 hrs ago | WKRN

TDOT faces major budget cuts if Congress doesn't meet Friday deadline

Congress has until Friday to extend funding to the Highway Trust Fund to keep the federal fund afloat at least through the end of the year.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, US Politics, US News, Representative Diane Black, Republican, US House of Representatives, Lamar Alexander, US Senate, Bob Corker

Wed Jul 30, 2014

Lexington Herald-Leader

Former LexCath golfer Mahle wins amateur tourney in Tennessee

Former Lexington Catholic High School golfer Matthew Mahle shot a 1-under par 71 on Wednesday to overtake leader Nick Blakely in his hometown and win the Chattanooga Choo Choo Invitational Tournament.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, College of Charleston

Clarksville Online

Tennessee Sales Tax Holiday is this weekend August 1st through August 3rd, 2014

The State of Tennessee's Annual Sales Tax Holiday is held every year on the first Friday in August and ends the following Sunday night.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Computers

Business Journal

What's at stake for business in the battle over Tennessee's Supreme Court?

The election has grown into a heated debate and the first serious challenge to sitting justices in almost 20 years, as Tennessee Lt.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, US Governors, Phil Bredesen

The Jackson Sun

Afternoon accident delays I-40 trafficAfternoon accident delays I-40...

According to the Tennessee Department of Transportation, an accident was reported near mile marker 79 on Interstate 40 westbound around 1:17 p.m. Wednesday.

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Business Journal

Tennesseans have complaints about Bank of America

Bank of America has had more complaints filed against it by Tennesseans than any other bank, and it's not even close.

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New York Daily News

Witness swears she saw Holly Bobo's sex assault in cell phone video: report

Jeff Pearcy and his brother Mark Pearcy have been accused of having access to a video of Holly Bobo's assault and refusing to turn the material over to police - a charge both have denied.

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Sys-Con Media

New State Bill Pushes Legal Funding Companies Out of Tennessee

This bill, which was pushed through by U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the insurance company lobby, makes operating in the state too risky and expensive for legal funding companies.

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Cleveland Daily Banner

Justice Sharon Lee

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon Lee paid a visit to Cleveland Monday as part of her campaign to be retained to the state bench.

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WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

Drug overdose cases continue to rise in Tennessee

The Tennessee Department of Health's Vital Statistics office released data on 2013 drug overdose deaths in the state.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Healthcare Law, Law, Epidemic, Natural Disasters

Tue Jul 29, 2014

Breitbart.com

Laura Ingraham Records Robocall Supporting Joe Carr

Radio show host Laura Ingraham has recorded a robocall in support of Joe Carr in his primary challenge against Republican incumbent Senator Lamar Alexander.

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

WTVC

Overdoses leading cause of Tennessee deaths

Drug overdoses are once again the leading cause of death in Tennessee, but the state Health Department is hoping a new law will reverse that trend.

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WTVC

Immigrant Advocates Say They're Puzzled by Governor Haslam's Letter to President Obama

Immigrant advocates say they are baffled by a letter that Gov. Bill Haslam sent to President Barack Obama that says his administration should have been informed about the placement of 760 unaccompanied immigrant children in Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Bill Haslam, US Governors, Tennessee

Cleveland Daily Banner

School-bound, tax-free

Not to be confused with the spirited "ka-ching" of Black Friday, but this Friday ... and Saturday ... and Sunday ... will bring their own fervor to retail floors across the Cleveland and Bradley County community, as well as the rest of Tennessee.

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Related Topix: Life, Holidays, Black Friday, Cleveland, TN, Bradley County, TN, Tennessee, Bill Haslam, US Governors

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.

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

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.

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

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."

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

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.

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

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