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1 hr ago | Nashville Scene

The Skinny on MNPS' TCAP Scores

Children in Metro Schools scored higher in most of this year's state standardized tests, and in many cases made greater gains than the state average - but more than half of them are still below grade level.

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Related Topix: Standardized Testing, Education, Kids, Family, Tennessee, Education Etc.

5 hrs ago | Business & Heritage Clarksville

Corrections Department to hold Citizen's Correctional Academy

The Tennessee Department of Correction is accepting applications for its Citizens' Correctional Academy, which is designed to give Tennesseans an in-depth look at the state's largest law enforcement agency which employs more than 6,800 men and women.

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Thu Jul 31, 2014

Lebanon Democrat

Guest View: Justices have outstanding records, should be retained

As a prosecutor in this state now for more than 37 years, I have seen more victims of crime than I care to count.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Opinion

WATE-TV Knoxville

Groups to work to clean up Little Pigeon River in Sevierville Friday

State and local officials are cutting down an estimated 30,000 to 40,000 large marijuana plants found on a Grundy County tree farm.

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Related Topix: Sevierville, TN, Grundy County, TN, Tennessee, University of Tennessee, Morristown, TN

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Huffman orders closure of Tennessee Virtual Academy next year

A struggling online cyber school that serves students throughout Tennessee faces closure at the end of the upcoming school year unless it shows significant gains - the latest blow in an intense back and forth between Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman and Union County school officials.

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Washington Times

Correction: Overdose Deaths-Antidote story

Drug overdoses are again a leading cause of death in Tennessee, ahead of motor vehicle accidents and homicides.

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Nashville Scene

Payday lenders take from the poor - and give to Tennessee candidates and lawmakers

Spend any time driving around Nashville, and you'll notice payday lending shops sprouting like weeds along the city's major pikes.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Nashville, TN, Cal State Northridge

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

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

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

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