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25 min ago | Business Journal

Governor launches $1M grant competition

As part of his Drive to 55 initiative, Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has launched the Labor Education Alignment Program competition, a state effort focused on increasing opportunities for Tennesseans to obtain a certificate or degree beyond high school aligned with the needs of the workforce in their communities. The Tennessee Higher Education Commission will administer the program and is currently accepting applications from local organizations looking to create new programs or acquire equipment that will help train potential workers.

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25 min ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Knoxville Diocese investigating possible miracle

An investigation is underway into who vandalized two buildings at Halls High School with vulgar phrases ahead of a rivalry football game this Friday night against Gibbs. An investigation is underway into who vandalized two buildings at Halls High School with vulgar phrases ahead of a rivalry football game this Friday night against Gibbs.

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4 hrs ago | Business & Heritage Clarksville

City of Martin receives $100K TN Ag Enhancement Program grant

Tennessee Department of Agriculture Commissioner Julius Johnson recently announced a $100,000 Tennessee Agricultural Enhancement Program grant to the city of Martin to help fund the construction of a new farmers market pavilion. Johnson presented the grant to Mayor Randy Brundige during the Mayor's Kickoff Luncheon at the annual Tennessee Soybean Festival at UT Martin.

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5 hrs ago | Nashville Scene

I Guess We Should Still Vote No on 1, Even Though Ron Ramsey Will Somehow Find a Way to Get His Way

Erik Schelzig's piece for the AP on how Ron "Elections Have Consequences, but Not for Me!!!!" Ramsey keeps getting his way in spite of ongoing political defeat pretty much explains why I'm completely depressed about the upcoming vote on whether politicians should get to stick their noses even further into women's private business. Previously, Ramsey's 2010 tea party-styled bid for the Republican gubernatorial nomination ended with a distant third-place finish to former Knoxville Mayor Bill Haslam, who went on to win the general by a record margin for a non-incumbent.

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9 hrs ago | WATE-TV Knoxville

Haslam, Bredesen to talk judicial amendment at UT

Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and his Democratic predecessor, Phil Bredesen, are appearing at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on Wednesday in support of a proposed constitutional amendment on the merit... Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and his Democratic predecessor, Phil Bredesen, are appearing at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville on Wednesday in support of a proposed constitutional amendment on the merit selection of... The first 3D printed car has ties to East Tennessee. A handful of UT students teamed up with Oak Ridge National Laboratory and Local Motors to help build the car.

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Tue Sep 16, 2014

The Jackson Sun

It's time for bypass, I-40 redesign

It's time for bypass, I-40 redesign Four local road projects come with $95M price tag Check out this story on jacksonsun.com: http://www.jacksonsun.com/story/news/local/2014/09/16/time-bypass-redesign/15745483/ The mere mention of the elimination of a U-turn on the U.S. Highway 45 Bypass at Interstate 40 exit 80 drew applause when John Schroer, the commissioner of the state Department of Transportation, spoke during his "2014 Projects Tour" at the Region 4 TDOT complex on Tuesday. "Jackson has not been touched a lot in the last six years, and it's time, and it's needed," Schroer said.

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Greenwich Citizen

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

The state Supreme Court on Monday named Republican Gov. Bill Haslam 's top legal adviser, Herbert Slatery , as Tennessee's next attorney general. The announcement came in the aftermath of a failed campaign led by Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey to oust three Democratic justices who make up a majority on the five-member court.

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CBS 3 Springfield

Rally protesting executions in TN held in downtown Nashville

On Monday, voices rang out at Legislative Plaza where the group presented an open letter to Gov. Bill Haslam asking him to stop the upcoming execution. Billy Ray Irick is the next Tennessee inmate scheduled to be put to death.

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The Daily News

Ball Targets Carr's Tea Party Supporters

Gordon Ball , the Democratic challenger to Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, is basing his uphill challenge of Alexander on his specific definition of being a moderate Democrat and where that intersects with tea party followers. Ball hopes to get tea party followers who backed state Rep. Joe Carr in the Republican primary this past August to vote for him in the November statewide general election.

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WTVC

Senate Speaker Ramsey spins wins out of defeats

The latest example is Ramsey's recent attempt to defeat Democratic state Supreme Court justices in last month's retention elections as a way to install a Republican attorney general. The ouster effort was solidly defeated at the polls, but the court this week still decided to replace incumbent Attorney General Bob Cooper, a Democrat, with Republican Herbert Slatery.

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Cleveland Daily Banner

Move Over' or lights out

Backed by the teeth of expanded state legislation, Cleveland Utilities is joining the growing fleet of electric co-ops and public utilities across Tennessee that are working to protect their workers by urging motorists to abide by the new guidelines of the so-called "Move Over" law. Tennessee Code Annotated 55-8-132, which originally required drivers in Tennessee to change lanes upon approaching police, emergency or highway maintenance vehicles that are stationary and displaying proper signals or flashing lights, now applies as well to utility services.

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Mon Sep 15, 2014

WBIR-TV Knoxville

Haslam open to applying for federal pre-K expansion fundsHaslam open...

Gov. Bill Haslam's administration has issued an intent to apply for federal prekindergarten funds, but a spokesman for the Republican governor said his position on early childhood education in Tennessee hasn't changed. Haslam open to applying for federal pre-K expansion funds Gov. Bill Haslam's administration has issued an intent to apply for federal prekindergarten funds, but a spokesman for the Republican governor said his position on early childhood education in Tennessee hasn't changed.

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Chattanoogan.com

Responses To Supreme Court's Selection Of Herbert Slatery As Attorney General

Lt. Governor Ramsey issued the following statement regarding the Supreme Court's selection of Tennessee's first Republican attorney general: "As the first Republican attorney general in Tennessee history, Herbert Slatery will be a strong advocate for the people of Tennessee and a vigilant defender of Tennessee's conservative reforms.

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WKRN

Anti-death protesters voice concerns on Tennessee's Capitol Hill

With 11-executions currently scheduled in the next year, a small group of anti-death penalty protesters voiced their concerns Monday on Tennessee's Capitol Hill by sharing an open letter to Governor Bill Haslam. The group, who calls itself Tennessee Students and Educators for Social Justice, wants the governor to suspend all of the scheduled executions and establish a commission to review capital punishment in the state.

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Chattanoogan.com

4 Teens Charged In Break-In At Wallace A. Smith, Numerous Nearby Car Burglaries

An 18-year-old and three juveniles have been charged with a break-in at Wallace A. Smith Elementary School and numerous nearby car burglaries at the Hamilton-on-Hunter subdivision.

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Knoxville News Sentinel

Knoxville attorney named TN attorney general

The state Supreme Court on Monday named Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser, Herbert Slatery, as Tennessee's next attorney general. The announcement comes in the aftermath of a failed conservative campaign to oust three Democratic justices who make up a majority on the five-member court.

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Business & Heritage Clarksville

Haslam, Hagerty remark on AIG expansion, relocation in Nashville

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and AIG officials recently announced the company will expand its Davidson County operations by developing headquarters for the marketing and distribution of financial products related to life insurance. "We want to thank AIG for its continued investment in Tennessee and the jobs they are creating in Davidson County.

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WAFF-TV Huntsville

Tenn. Supreme Court to name next attorney general

The Tennessee Supreme Court plans to announce its selection for the next eight-year term as attorney general on Monday. The candidates include incumbent Bob Cooper; Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser Herbert Slattery; state Sen. Doug Overbey; and private attorneys Gino Bulso of Nashville and Mark Fulks of Johnson City.

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Sun Sep 14, 2014

WGNS-AM Murfreesboro

Tennessee Parents Left Behind without Medicaid Expansion

When it comes to parents who have health insurance, there is a growing gap among the states - with a stark difference in coverage trends between those that have expanded Medicaid and those that have not. WGNS' John Michaelson has more... A new report finds that states with expanded Medicaid coverage have seen the insured rate for parents jump by 33 percent on average.

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Business & Heritage Clarksville

GM announces Cadillac SRX move to Spring Hill, TN

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty along with General Motors officials recently announced the company will invest $185 million to make small gas engines at its Spring Hill manufacturing complex. GM also identified the next-generation Cadillac SRX as a future mid-size vehicle to be produced at Spring Hill.

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