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The Memphis Flyer
There’s an 8th District Congressional Race!Yes, yes, in the wake of the Iowa caucuses, it would appear that the forthcomin
There’s an 8th District Congressional Race!
The Memphis Flyer / Posted yesterday
Yes, yes, in the wake of the Iowa caucuses, it would appear that the forthcoming March 1st Super Tuesday presidential primary in Tennessee is going to be hard-fought in both parties. And the down-ballot primaries for the one local race, that of... Read more
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The Chattanoogan
TNECD Approved Grant For "Million Dollar Quartet" ProductionTennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy B
TNECD Approved Grant For "Million Dollar Quartet" Production
The Chattanoogan / Posted yesterday
Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Randy Boyd announced Wednesday that the department approved a grant of up to $4.3 million for the CMT series “Million Dollar Quartet,” (working title) the untold true story of... Read more
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WREG-TV Memphis
Memphis lands CMT's 'Million Dollar Quartet' TV seriesMEMPHIS, Tenn. -- At historic Sun Studio, a 1956 sing-along with Johnny Cash, J
Memphis lands CMT's 'Million Dollar Quartet' TV series
WREG-TV Memphis / Posted yesterday
MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- At historic Sun Studio, a 1956 sing-along with Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley only lasted a few minutes, but the musical it inspired, Million Dollar Quartet, is lasting a lifetime along with a new TV... Read more
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WAFF 48 News Huntsville
Harwell: Durham scandal won't affect gubernatorial decisionNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - House Speaker Beth Harwell said Tuesday that the scanda
Harwell: Durham scandal won't affect gubernatorial decision
WAFF 48 News Huntsville / Posted 2 days ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - House Speaker Beth Harwell said Tuesday that the scandal surrounding a Republican lawmaker who has gone on hiatus amid sexual harassment allegations shouldn't damage her prospects as a serious gubernatorial candidate in... Read more
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WRCB Chattanooga
Harwell: Durham scandal won't affect gubernatorial decisionNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - House Speaker Beth Harwell said Tuesday that the scanda
Harwell: Durham scandal won't affect gubernatorial decision
WRCB Chattanooga / Posted 2 days ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - House Speaker Beth Harwell said Tuesday that the scandal surrounding a Republican lawmaker who has gone on hiatus amid sexual harassment allegations shouldn't damage her prospects as a serious gubernatorial candidate in... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Kelsey pulls petition for 8th District raceLess than 24 hours after U.S. Rep. Steve Fincher announced he wouldn't seek a f
Kelsey pulls petition for 8th District race
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 3 days ago
Less than 24 hours after U.S. Rep. Steve Fincher announced he wouldn't seek a fourth term, the first petition to fill his shoes had already been pulled. State Sen. Brian Kelsey, who said he'll campaign on his conservative record in the General... Read more
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The Martinsburg Journal
Yurish to coach Hedgesville footballJoey Yurish was named the head football coach, replacing Aaron Fiddler, who lef
Yurish to coach Hedgesville football
The Martinsburg Journal / Posted 3 days ago
Joey Yurish was named the head football coach, replacing Aaron Fiddler, who left to take a job coaching professional football in Sweden. It was announced Monday at the Berkeley County Schools Board of Education meeting. "I'm ecstatic. Dream come... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
“Bicycle helmet” safety bill becomes bill targeting TEA dues deduction in state SenateNASHVILLE — The state Senate approved a bill Monday to ban local school distric
“Bicycle helmet” safety bill becomes bill targeting TEA dues deduction in state Senate
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 10 days ago
NASHVILLE — The state Senate approved a bill Monday to ban local school districts from deducting dues for the Tennessee Education Association from teachers' paychecks — on an amendment to a bill that purported to "urge" teaching students "the proper... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
State officials pack food for Tennessee’s five food banksNASHVILLE — State legislators and staffers, members of Gov. Bill Haslam's Cabin
State officials pack food for Tennessee’s five food banks
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 11 days ago
NASHVILLE — State legislators and staffers, members of Gov. Bill Haslam's Cabinet and the state Supreme Court, constitutional officers and other officials transformed the Capitol's War Memorial Auditorium into a giant food-packaging operation for... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Tennessee’s Hall income tax, solicitor general targets of newly filed billsNASHVILLE — House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada proposes having the Le
Tennessee’s Hall income tax, solicitor general targets of newly filed bills
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 12 days ago
NASHVILLE — House Republican Caucus Chairman Glen Casada proposes having the Legislature appoint the state attorney general's top assistant while House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick has proposed a new twist in repealing the Tennessee tax on... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
Stop the Rot: Percy Street terraces to be restored by councilA row of empty Grade II-listed Georgian town houses in Eight homes, on the cor
Stop the Rot: Percy Street terraces to be restored by council
Liverpool Echo / Posted 12 days ago
A row of empty Grade II-listed Georgian town houses in Eight homes, on the corner of Percy Street and Upper Parliament Street have been empty since 2008 - with their beautiful, but boarded up, exteriors slowly fading. However, Liverpool City... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Haslam legislative package focuses on education, crime, abortion, gun permitsNASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam released his top legislative priorities for the ye
Haslam legislative package focuses on education, crime, abortion, gun permits
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 14 days ago
NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam released his top legislative priorities for the year Thursday, including previously announced plans to break up the Tennessee Board of Regents system and revise criminal sentencing, plus new ones regulating fetal tissue... Read more
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The Memphis Flyer
Jury Still Out on Tennessee Appellate ConundrumTennesseans may have thought that they'd solved the question of judicial confir
Jury Still Out on Tennessee Appellate Conundrum
The Memphis Flyer / Posted 15 days ago
Tennesseans may have thought that they'd solved the question of judicial confirmation back in 2014, when a constitutional amendment to clarify how the state's appellate judges were appointed passed easily. The amendment, co-sponsored by state... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Haslam unveils anti-crime plan in MemphisTouting the achievements of his previous crime plan, Gov. Bill Haslam debuted i
Haslam unveils anti-crime plan in Memphis
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 21 days ago
Touting the achievements of his previous crime plan, Gov. Bill Haslam debuted its sequel to a who's who of Memphis government and law-enforcement Thursday. The 2016-2018 Public Safety Action Plan has 34 points that Haslam and others believe will... Read more
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Liverpool Echo
20 'golden ticket' winners get exclusive tour of Bombed Out Church20 lucky ‘golden ticket’ winners have been given a close-up view of the ongoing
20 'golden ticket' winners get exclusive tour of Bombed Out Church
Liverpool Echo / Posted 22 days ago
20 lucky ‘golden ticket’ winners have been given a close-up view of the ongoing restoration of St Luke’s ‘Bombed Out Church’ Over 150 people entered the draw, but only the chosen 20 were able to take part in the event. He said: “It might sound a... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Bid to adjust Tennessee Senate schedule leads to grumblingNASHVILLE — Some state Senate Republicans are grumbling about an effort to have
Bid to adjust Tennessee Senate schedule leads to grumbling
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 30 days ago
NASHVILLE — Some state Senate Republicans are grumbling about an effort to have the upper chamber's committees meet on an additional day during the upcoming legislative session, saying the change would allow less time to attend receptions and to... Read more
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Knoxville News Sentinel
Eyes to Nashville: Looking back before Legislature reconvenesNASHVILLE — So, back at the grindstone after two or three weeks of holiday rest
Eyes to Nashville: Looking back before Legislature reconvenes
Knoxville News Sentinel / Posted 30 days ago
NASHVILLE — So, back at the grindstone after two or three weeks of holiday rest and paying little or no attention to government and politics? We understand. After the political blowup over the University of Tennessee's "No Secret Santa" memo, we... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
TN Senators grumbling over plan to change their schedulesSenate Majority Leader Mark Norris works in his legislative office in Nashville
TN Senators grumbling over plan to change their schedules
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted a month ago
Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris works in his legislative office in Nashville. NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Some state Senate Republicans are grumbling about an effort to have the upper chamber's committees meet on an additional day during the upcoming... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
While you were gone: State news rolls on over holidaysNASHVILLE — So, back at the grindstone after two or three weeks of holiday rest
While you were gone: State news rolls on over holidays
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 1 months ago
NASHVILLE — So, back at the grindstone after two or three weeks of holiday rest and paying little or no attention to government and politics? We understand. After the political blow-up over the University of Tennessee's "No Secret Santa" memo, we... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Measure increasing seat belt fines among new Tennessee lawsBy LUCAS L. JOHNSON II The Associated Press NASHVILLE — Motorists in Tennesse
Measure increasing seat belt fines among new Tennessee laws
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 1 months ago
By LUCAS L. JOHNSON II The Associated Press NASHVILLE — Motorists in Tennessee who don't buckle up could face stiffer fines under one of many new Tennessee laws taking effect Friday. The tougher seat belt law increases the fine for first-time... Read more
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Chattanooga Times Free Press
Higher seat belt fines among new Tennessee lawsNASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Motorists in Tennessee who don't buckle up could face s
Higher seat belt fines among new Tennessee laws
Chattanooga Times Free Press / Posted 1 months ago
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Motorists in Tennessee who don't buckle up could face stiffer fines under one of many new Tennessee laws taking effect Friday. The tougher seat belt law increases the fine for first-time offenders from $10 to $25 and from $20... Read more
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Memphis Commercial Appeal
Police profiling measure among new Tennessee lawsNASHVILLE — A new measure requiring Tennessee law enforcement agencies to imple
Police profiling measure among new Tennessee laws
Memphis Commercial Appeal / Posted 1 months ago
NASHVILLE — A new measure requiring Tennessee law enforcement agencies to implement policies to prevent racial profiling is one of many new state laws set to take effect Friday. The measure defines racial profiling as the detention, interdiction, or... Read more
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