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1 hr ago | WBIR-TV Knoxville

Grants help Tennessee health clinics expand staffing

Community health centers in Tennessee will receive $5.5 million in federal grants to add staff, stay open longer and expand services. The money comes Grants help Tennessee health clinics expand staffing Community health centers in Tennessee will receive $5.5 million in federal grants to add staff, stay open longer and expand services.

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20 hrs ago | Murfreesboro Post

Legal Aid Society providing free help for TennCare applicants

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee's largest non-profit law firm, announced today that it will provide free legal assistance to TennCare applicants whose applications have been inordinately delayed. "Many of these people have foregone necessary medical treatments because of TennCare's delayed response to their requests for coverage, a delay that has lasted 100 to 250 days - way beyond the federally mandated limit of 45 to 90 days," said Gary Housepian, executive director of Legal Aid Society.

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Sat Sep 13, 2014

SFGate

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

A portion of Interstate 65 in Middle Tennessee will be closed in both directions next weekend to remove a bridge that was damaged when a truck carrying gasoline hit a vertical support. The Tennessee Department of Transportation says it will close the interstate from Friday, Sept.

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Lebanon Democrat

Dozens turn out to roast retiring judges

Dozens of family, friends and colleagues gathered at Five Oaks Golf and Country Club on Thursday night to honor criminal court Judge David Durham and general sessions court Judge Robert Hamilton on their retirement. Dozens of family, friends and colleagues gathered at Five Oaks Golf and Country Club on Thursday night to honor criminal court Judge David Durham and general sessions court Judge Robert Hamilton on their retirement.

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Related Topix: US Governors, Phil Bredesen, Tennessee

Courthouse News Service

Republican's Blog Post May Have Been Libelous

An elected Republican in Tennessee who misrepresented on his blog that a Democratic contender had drug arrests must face defamation claims, an appeals court ruled. Stacey Campfield was a state representative during the 2008 elections and has since become a state senator.

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Fri Sep 12, 2014

WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

Senator Lamar Alexander helps child care bill move forward

U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander announced that an agreement has been reached between the Senate and House on the Child Care Development Block Grant Act of 2014, legislation to expand access to and improve the quality of care for nearly 39,000 Tennessee children. "This bill helps a working Tennessee mother be able to pay for child care while she earns a degree so she can pay for it herself," said Alexander, the senior Republican on the Senate labor committee.

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

WHDH

Tenn. man butt dials 911 while discussing drugs

Police in Tennessee got a little help with a recent arrest thanks to an accidental confession. It turns out their suspect pocket dialed 911 by mistake.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Gay/Lesbian

NewsOK.com

I-65 to be shut in Middle Tennessee next weekend

A portion of Interstate 65 in Middle Tennessee will be closed in both directions next weekend to remove a bridge that was damaged when a truck carrying gasoline hit a vertical support. The Tennessee Department of Transportation says it will close the interstate from Friday, Sept.

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WBIR-TV Knoxville

I-40 E. near NC/TN border shut down to one lane

Check out this story on WBIR.com: http://on.wbir.com/1rZgbhK Interstate 40 eastbound, near the North Carolina-Tennessee border, is down to one lane because a tractor trailer ran into a concrete barrier two miles inside North Carolina.

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Mother Jones

The Nation's Biggest Abortion Battle Is Playing Out in Tennessee

The most contentious political battle raging in Tennessee this year has nothing to do with control of the US Senate or the governor's mansion - it's taking place over a ballot measure that would make Tennessee the next hot zone in the war over abortion rights. The referendum, called Amendment 1, would amend Tennessee's constitution to read : "Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion," including for pregnancies "resulting from rape or incest or when necessary to save the life of the mother."

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Related Topix: Abortion, Tennessee, US News

Thu Sep 11, 2014

The Daily Caller

Chamber Of Commerce Grades States On Education

The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has released its Leaders and Laggards report on education, turning a business-centered eye to the successes and failures of modern education. Its message is clear: U.S. schools are improving quickly, but have a long way to go before competing effectively with global peers.

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Chattanoogan.com

Chief Justice Lee Investiture To Take Place September 17 In Knoxville

Tennessee Supreme Court Justice Sharon G. Lee will be formally invested into the role of Chief Justice by Gov. Bill Haslam at a ceremony in Knoxville Justice Lee will be the third woman to serve as Chief Justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court.

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Related Topix: Tennessee, Knoxville, TN, Bill Haslam, US Governors, Phil Bredesen, Madisonville, TN

WAFF-TV Huntsville

219 soring violations found at horse competition

A federal Department of Agriculture report shows there were almost double the number of soring violations at the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration competition this year compared to 2013. The Tennessean reports monitors found 219 violations of the Horse Protection Act during the competition, which was held over 11 days in Shelbyville.

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Business Journal

Organization receives $1.4 million to assist with health care coverage in Tennessee

Seedco has received more than $1.4 million that will be used to provide Tennesseans with access to health insurance. The funding comes from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services through their Navigator grant program.

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Business & Heritage Clarksville

Prayer Dinner participants seek to improve mental health outlook for Americans

NASHVILLE: Tennessee Bi-Partisan Prayer Dinner with public servants and faith-based initiatives to be held Thursday October 9, from 7-10 p.m. at the Dairy King Restaurant, 306 East Thompson Lane, in Nashville. "Tennessee Bipartisan Prayer Dinner" will bring together public servants, ministers and guests for prayer and for improving the mental health outlook for Americans, especially veterans.

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WKRN

Haslam to swear in Lee as Tenn. chief justice

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam plans to preside over an investiture ceremony for Sharon Lee as chief justice of the Tennessee Supreme Court in Knoxville next week. Lee will be the third woman to head the five-member high court, taking over from Justice Gary Wade.

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Wed Sep 10, 2014

Metropulse.com

Q&A: Kristy Keel-Blackmon 40 mins ago

Project facilitator at East Tennessee Clean Fuels, Keel-Blackmon is organizing the National Drive Electric Week event Saturday, Sept. 20 at Ijams Nature Center from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The event includes a vehicle showcase, owner and expert speakers, and giveaways.

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Gamedayr.com

Tennessee's Smokey Grey Checkerboard Jerseys For Florida Game

According to SB Nation's Uniforms Nation , the Tennessee Volunteers will wear a new smokey grey alternate jersey for their rivalry game against the Florida Gators. The threads will feature orange checkerboard sleeves and numbers.

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New York Daily News

Tenn. man arrested on drug charges after butt-dialing 911: cops

Grant O'Connor, 25, was allegedly heard talking about 'pleasure shivers' and 'tiny little pins' in his body after mistakenly calling police on his cellphone Friday evening, WKRN reported. A Mt.

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WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

TDOT grant provides funding for Middle Tennessee Boulevard improvement project

The Tennessee Department of Transportation has awarded a $670,488 federal Congestion Mitigation & Air Quality grant earmarked for the Middle Tennessee Boulevard Improvement Project to complete the .8 mile section from Greenland Drive to Main Street along the MTSU campus. "We are delighted to receive the necessary grant funding for this important part of the Middle Tennessee Boulevard Improvement Project," said Transportation Director Dana Richardson.

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