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A letter to the editor of The Murfreesboro Post
A letter to the editor of The Murfreesboro Post

Should the confederate statue on the Square be moved or should it remain where it is?

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Confederate monument forum postponed
Confederate monument forum postponed

A forum scheduled Sunday at Experience Community church for discussion on Rutherford County's Confederate monument is being postponed, according to one of its organizers.

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Remembering Rutherford: Rutherford Guard unit confronted Shelbyville rioters
Remembering Rutherford: Rutherford Guard unit confronted Shelbyville rioters

Early morning orders from Nashville mobilized and armed the local combat-trained unit for immediate deployment in neighboring Shelbyville.

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Confederate monuments: should they stay or should they go?
Confederate monuments: should they stay or should they go?

Rutherford County Mayor Ernest Burgess says they should stay

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Sam Davis Home Executive Director recognized as outstanding community servant
Sam Davis Home Executive Director recognized as outstanding community servant

Sam Davis Home associates and Tennessee State Legislature admirers of Tiffany Johnson were able to surprise her August 7 with House Joint Resolution 523, recognizing Johnson for her work at the Sam Davis Home.

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Physician lawmakers take aim at pill problem
Physician lawmakers take aim at pill problem

With Tennessee and the entire United States in the middle of an opioid crisis, Rep. Bryan Terry, MD (R-Murfreesboro) and Sen. Steven Dickerson, MD (R-Nashville) are working on new legislation to curb unlawful production and distribution of powerful opioids like fentanyl, sufentanil and carfentanil.

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Brownstones, boutique hotel suggested for historic First Methodist property
Brownstones, boutique hotel suggested for historic First Methodist property

Two developers interested in the block containing Franklin Synergy Bank property on East College presented their proposals to the Murfreesboro City Council in a special meeting Thursday night.

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Rockvale Historical Society fights to preserve Reconstruction-era store
Rockvale Historical Society fights to preserve Reconstruction-era store

The old white building sits close to the road, its architecture a testament to olden, golden days when farmers gathered for checker games while their wives gossiped about soap operas on the party lines.

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Remembering Rutherford: Bell lynched despite victim's plea and sheriff's efforts
Remembering Rutherford: Bell lynched despite victim's plea and sheriff's efforts

"The 'law's delay,' as exemplified in the courthouse, is the cause of these illegal executions."

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Macon music
Macon music

Thousands celebrate Uncle Dave Macon Days music and art festival

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La Vergne celebrates 45 years incorporated
La Vergne celebrates 45 years incorporated

With roots reaching back to the 1700s, La Vergne has prevailed through peril, resurrected time and again and finally incorporated in 1972.

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Remembering Rutherford: Ruckers Knob home older than Rutherford County
Remembering Rutherford: Ruckers Knob home older than Rutherford County

The origin and history of Rutherford County and its people are deeply rooted in the Rucker surname.

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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: From Oak Ridge work to five decades in the 'Boro
Remarkable Rutherford Woman: From Oak Ridge work to five decades in the 'Boro

First Cumberland elder Edna Miller runs, lifts weights, stays healthy and active.

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Church vandalized on Old Nashville Highway
Church vandalized on Old Nashville Highway

Barely a month after a local group erected a marker at Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church recognizing its historical significance, someone vandalized the building overnight this week.

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Stones River National Battlefield to modify visitor center hours
Stones River National Battlefield to modify visitor center hours

Beginning Monday, May 22, the Stones River National Battlefield visitor center will open to the public at 9 a.m. and close at 5 p.m. daily.

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Civil War seduction linked to Carnation evaporated milk
Civil War seduction linked to Carnation evaporated milk

Sophie took care of Sophie!

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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Working mother doesn't accept 'can't'
Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Working mother doesn't accept 'can't'

Tiffany Johnson, executive director, brings 'can-do' spirit to Sam Davis Home.

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Meet 100-year-old sweet Sue Malone
Meet 100-year-old sweet Sue Malone

Cook, pie maker, waitress retired at 79 to become beauty queen, see the world.

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World War I commemorative display at Linebaugh Public Library
World War I commemorative display at Linebaugh Public Library

Linebaugh Public Library will host a month-long display to honor the service of Rutherford County residents who served in World War I, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America's entry into the war on April 6, 1917.

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World War I commemorative display at Linebaugh Public Library
World War I commemorative display at Linebaugh Public Library

Linebaugh Public Library will host a month-long display to honor the service of Rutherford County residents who served in World War I, in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of America's entry into the war on April 6, 1917.

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Sparks to introduce resolution recognizing state's 'rich and vast history'
Sparks to introduce resolution recognizing state's 'rich and vast history'

House Joint Resolution 92 would honor Nathan Bedford Forrest, Sampson Keeble.

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Remembering Rutherford: Fences tell of feuds, psych care and personalities
Remembering Rutherford: Fences tell of feuds, psych care and personalities

Even the fences tell tales in Rutherford County.

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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: At 106, she may be county's oldest person
Remarkable Rutherford Woman: At 106, she may be county's oldest person

Horses and mules were the rule, not cars, in the winter of '11 when she was born.

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Remembering Rutherford: Rutherford poker team had winning system, for a while
Remembering Rutherford: Rutherford poker team had winning system, for a while

It was an entrepreneurial enterprise requiring special skill, knowledge and eventually an ingenious device.

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Remembering Rutherford: First MHA chairman mixed business and family with official duties
Remembering Rutherford: First MHA chairman mixed business and family with official duties

It was all in the family!

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Remembering Rutherford: Fats, draft, rationing and maneuvers in December 1943
Remembering Rutherford: Fats, draft, rationing and maneuvers in December 1943

The local power companies reminded customers that outdoor Christmas lighting was prohibited, a service flag with three hundred stars hung in the Central High School auditorium, and housewives were being urged to save "Fats for Freedom." It was December 1943 in Rutherford County.

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Wreaths Across America honors fallen soldiers
Wreaths Across America honors fallen soldiers

Since 1992 Wreaths Across America has honored the sacrifice of military veterans at national cemeteries across the United States by laying memorial wreaths on the graves of veterans.

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Remembering Rutherford: Contentious presidential campaign evidenced American disunity
Remembering Rutherford: Contentious presidential campaign evidenced American disunity

The presidential campaign was bitterly divisive and some were threatening to reject the outcome if their favored candidate did not prevail. Rutherford County hosted an extravagant campaign rally for the party with the "non-committed platform."

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Pumpkin spice and everything nice
Pumpkin spice and everything nice

That's what October is made of.

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Trump leads Clinton among Tennessee voters, new MTSU poll finds
Trump leads Clinton among Tennessee voters, new MTSU poll finds

But Clinton favored on temperament and expected by more to win election.

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Tennessee Legal: Voter registration time in Tennessee
Tennessee Legal: Voter registration time in Tennessee

"Always vote for principle, though you may vote alone, and you may cherish the sweetest reflection that your vote is never lost." ~John Quincy Adams, 6th president of the United States

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A sunny season's welcome at Eaglevile Fall Fest
A sunny season's welcome at Eaglevile Fall Fest

"Today was great," said Andrew Ellard, Eagleville's city manager. "People seemed to have a great time. It was a beautiful day -- it was warm, but it was blue skies and we had great music."

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Class of '43 recalls 'Rock School' days
Class of '43 recalls 'Rock School' days

Five survive, all in their 90s, for 73rd Smyrna High reunion.

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Salvage from city streets now a display of history
Salvage from city streets now a display of history

Jack Jones supervised the removal and replacement of Murfreesboro's concrete street markers in the early 1970s, and built some unique steps for his home at 503 North Maney Avenue.

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Remembering Rutherford: Preservation and library part of Woman's Club Centennial
Remembering Rutherford: Preservation and library part of Woman's Club Centennial

With a genealogy that reaches back to a 19th century book club, the fight for women's suffrage and memorials to the Confederacy, the Woman's Club in Murfreesboro celebrates its Centennial this month with an expanded role.

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New law passed concerning unlawful photography of a person for sexual gratification
New law passed concerning unlawful photography of a person for sexual gratification

Legislation to add those who unlawfully photograph a person for sexual gratification to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation's (TBI) Sex Offender Registry was recently signed into law by Gov. Bill Haslam at a ceremony on Capitol Hill.

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'Shotguns' housed Westvue working class families
'Shotguns' housed Westvue working class families

According to Southern vernacular, if you can fire a shotgun through an open front door and the pellets pass through one or more interior doorways and out the back door, hitting nothing, it's a "shotgun house."

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Remembering Rutherford: British sports car resurrected for local mortician
Remembering Rutherford: British sports car resurrected for local mortician

It was a memorable affair and dalliance of his youth, rekindled 57 years later.

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To be continued: Forrest Hall Task Force will reconvene Tuesday
To be continued: Forrest Hall Task Force will reconvene Tuesday

After three public meetings over five months and more than two hours of debate, the Forrest Hall Task Force hit a wall.

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Celebrated author to speak at Oaklands Mansion
Celebrated author to speak at Oaklands Mansion

Oaklands Mansion is excited to welcome Georgia Author of the Year award winner and former MTSU professor, Dr. June Hall McCash on April 15, 2016, at 5 and 6 p.m. as she speaks about her latest historical fiction, "The Boys of Shiloh."

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Remembering Rutherford: Rutherford families made mattresses with free cotton and tick
Remembering Rutherford: Rutherford families made mattresses with free cotton and tick

The government had to do something with all that cotton!

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Banquet celebrates Bradley Academy history
Banquet celebrates Bradley Academy history

Jason McGowan can remember his late grandfather, Willie McGowan, working tirelessly - mornings and nights - on the campaign to restore Bradley Academy, leaving him to wonder "Why?"

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Letter to the Editor: Possum Trot, a place called home
Letter to the Editor: Possum Trot, a place called home

Does Possum Trot exist in Rutherford County? Of course it does. We just had the "Possum Trot Community" sign erected.

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MTSU and Tennessee State Parks partner to develop museum
MTSU and Tennessee State Parks partner to develop museum

Thanks to a recent partnership with Old Stone Fort State Archaeological Park and Murfreesboro's Middle Tennessee State University, graduate students from the university's Public History Program are getting a unique opportunity to put their education and skills to use.

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Organic farmers offered reimbursement for certification costs
Organic farmers offered reimbursement for certification costs

Tennessee farmers who grow organic crops and have become USDA certified can now qualify for a cost share reimbursement for the costs of their certification.

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Confederate descendant puts Civil War women in spotlight in March 18 lecture
Confederate descendant puts Civil War women in spotlight in March 18 lecture
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Crash! went the online testing
Crash! went the online testing

'County schools were prepared, but that didn't help'

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Emancipation Proclamation a misnomer for Rutherford
Emancipation Proclamation a misnomer for Rutherford

Tennessee freed slaves by state action.

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Forrest task force forum
Forrest task force forum

MTSU's Forrest Hall Task Force is set to hold a forum Feb. 24 at Lane Agri-Park to gather feedback on a potential name change to the university's ROTC building, named for embattled Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest.

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Remembering Rutherford: Southern Methodists triumph in their own Civil War
Remembering Rutherford: Southern Methodists triumph in their own Civil War

For Methodists, the Civil War did not end with the Confederate surrender in 1865.

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Perspectives clash at Forrest Hall forum
Perspectives clash at Forrest Hall forum

MTSU students, most of them black, demanded the name of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest be removed from the university's ROTC hall, some calling it "institutionalized racism" at a Tuesday forum.

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Moratorium requests spark refugee vetting conversation
Moratorium requests spark refugee vetting conversation

'We are called to act with compassion and leadership, not fear and misplaced blame,' says Teatro.

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Haslam asks feds to suspend refugee placement
Haslam asks feds to suspend refugee placement

Federal and state officials, including Gov. Bill Haslam, are calling for a halt of Syrian immigration to the United States and Tennessee amid concerns terrorists could slip into the country with the flow of thousands of refugees.

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Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Start Candlelight Tour by meeting Nancy Morris
Remarkable Rutherford Woman: Start Candlelight Tour by meeting Nancy Morris

Restoring Southern charm to historic homes is her specialty.

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Antebellum mansion preserved - for now
Antebellum mansion preserved - for now

Council defers zoning that would allow 277 apartments on site.

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Smyrna home makes 'Most Endangered Historic Properties' list
Smyrna home makes 'Most Endangered Historic Properties' list

The Johns-King House was built in 1807 and has long been recognized as a local landmark.

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When storytellers spin, truth is stranger than fiction
When storytellers spin, truth is stranger than fiction

"My name is Diana, and I'm going to be your storyteller tonight."

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Remembering Rutherford: Remains of the dead still underfoot
Remembering Rutherford: Remains of the dead still underfoot

Are we treading on the remains of the dead on Middle Tennessee Boulevard, State Street and the Rover terminal in Murfreesboro? Most likely.

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'Remembering Rutherford' highlights local lore

Historian Greg Tucker will bring his "Remembering Rutherford" column on local history to The Murfreesboro Post beginning on Monday, Oct. 19.

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Having a blast at Stones River
Having a blast at Stones River

Historic battlefield comes alive as cavalry rides and cannons roar.

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Chants demand,
Chants demand, "Change the name!" of Forrest Hall

Protesters march across MTSU, hear Dr. McPhee's response.

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Black Fox bomb threat one of seven in state
Black Fox bomb threat one of seven in state

'Synthesized voice' made some of the calls, raising 'red flag'

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Play ball like it's 1864
Play ball like it's 1864

Local players travel back at 'vintage' games

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Local centenarians of Rutherford County honored
Local centenarians of Rutherford County honored
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Native American site discovered, secured at Black Cat Cave
Native American site discovered, secured at Black Cat Cave

City partners with MTSU archaeologists and others to protect site.

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WWII B-17 Bomber Takes Flight over county

The Liberty Foundations 2014 Salute to Veterans tour will be arriving in the Nashville area at the Smyrna Airport on Monday Oct. 6.

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MTSU history students put classroom learning into practice
MTSU history students put classroom learning into practice

The next time you visit a national historic site, stop to consider the quality of the exhibits and the way the information is presented to you. You might be learning something from an MTSU student.

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Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame announces 2014 inductees

Six outstanding journalists comprising the 2014 second class will be inducted into the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame (TJHOF) located at Middle Tennessee State University’s Mass Communication department August 12, 2014. Induction ceremonies will take place during the 60th Annual Conference of the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters at Murfreesboro’s Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center.

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Patti James Named Executive Director for Leadership Middle Tennessee
Patti James Named Executive Director for Leadership Middle Tennessee

The Leadership Middle Tennessee board of directors announce that Patricia (Patti) James has been selected as the new executive director of the regional leadership program.

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Natural history museum launches crowdfunding campaign

Earth Experience, The Middle Tennessee Museum of Natural History, has launched a crowdfunding campaign through the fundraising web site Indigogo.com to help raise funds for its continued growth.

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VINSON: Tennessee and the “Alamo”: More to it than Davy Crockett . . .?

One of the more edifying aspects of studying American History is stumbling up on information you had no earthly idea even existed. It can be an academically humbling—though beneficial—experience because it forces you to admit just “how little” you know about the subject at hand.

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Legal Aid Society takes initiative on protecting at-risk veterans

Legal Aid Society of Middle Tennessee and the Cumberlands, Tennessee’s largest non-profit law firm, has partnered with Operation Stand Down Nashville and drawn on its Volunteer Lawyer Program to ensure at-risk veterans are receiving the resources they need.

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR

Over the Memorial Day weekend, we will be reflecting on past wars and honoring our veterans. We should all be proud to be living in Tennessee, the Volunteer State. During World War II, 315,501 residents of Tennessee served their country and 5,731 lost their lives.

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A Memorial Day story: Visit to Murfreesboro, 1944
A Memorial Day story: Visit to Murfreesboro, 1944

A soldier brings home his bride to Murfreesboro for the first time during World War II

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Congressman DesJarlais Hosts Congressional Art Competition Reception at MTSU

ongressman Scott DesJarlais, M.D. (TN-04) today announced that he will be hosting a reception to recognize the students participating in this year’s Congressional Art Competition for Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District.

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WHITTLE: History lives here and columnist Vinson tells it well

I’ve always loved history. Specifically, I love well-written history, such as that shared recently about infamous American outlaws Bonnie and Clyde by fellow Middle Tennessee newspaper columnist Mike Vinson, one of those rare gifted writers who breathes interest and new life into his columns laced with history.

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MTSU ag students deliver fun-filled Spring Fling for children

More than 750 schoolchildren enjoyed the wow factor Tuesday, April 15, and could’ve cared less that it was tax day for their mom’s and dad’s. They were enjoying a field trip to MTSU’s Tennessee Livestock Center for the first of what organizers anticipate will be many Agricultural Education Spring Flings.

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WHITTLE: Newspaper obituaries trace trails of life

 

History lives on the page you’re reading.

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Corker: Expect more sanctions, no military action vs. Russia
Corker: Expect more sanctions, no military action vs. Russia
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Vernon Stevenson finds escape to Murfreesboro
Vernon Stevenson finds escape to Murfreesboro

 

 

 

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DesJarlais throws jabs at District 4 opponent Tracy
DesJarlais throws jabs at District 4 opponent Tracy

 

U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais accused his Republican primary opponent, state Sen. Jim Tracy, of trying to buy the 4th District congressional seat to “further his own political career” and even compared him to President Barack Obama.

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'KISSES' part of American culture more than 100 years
'KISSES' part of American culture more than 100 years

 

Only in America can a drop of chocolate wrapped in colorful foil with its tiny signature plume be developed and marketed successfully for a 100 years.

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Guard names Warrior of the Year recipients
Guard names Warrior of the Year recipients

Two soldiers from the Tennessee Army National Guard’s 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment were each recently selected as Warrior of the Year.

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Haslam proposes 'bold' new education plan
Haslam proposes 'bold' new education plan

Governor gives State of the State address

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Fifth Third promotes longtime employee
Fifth Third promotes longtime employee

Fifth Third Bank has promoted Ryan Walsh to assistant vice president and retail regional manager, company officials announced Tuesday.

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VINSON: Bloodshed on Senate floor prescursor to Civil War?

Right off, allow me to declare I am not a Civil War historian or expert by any stretch of the imagination.

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Womick appointed to Tenn. State Guard
Womick appointed to Tenn. State Guard

State Rep. Rick Womick was appointed this week to the rank of lieutenant colonel in the Tennessee State Guard during an official swearing-in ceremony that took place.

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Haslam appoints task force to focus on education funding

Gov. Bill Haslam has created a task force to study the Basic Education Program, which is the funding formula for elementary, middle and high schools.

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Accreditation committee approves Motlow interim report

The Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges recently informed Motlow State Community College of its approval of its Fifth-Year Interim Report.

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MyTV30 introduces 'High School Hoops' to area
MyTV30 introduces 'High School Hoops' to area

Two Rutherford County high school rivals faced off on the hardwood last week when Oakland and Blackman met in another key District 7-AAA game.

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Bringing communities together through recreation

Four decades ago, Rutherford County was going through several changes within the area.

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Obama: Early education vital for children
Obama: Early education vital for children

President pushes for expanding programs during Nashville speech

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McDonald's restaurants raise funds for Ronald McDonald House repairs

McDonald’s restaurants in Middle Tennessee and southern Kentucky raised more than $76,000 on Monday for the Nashville Ronald McDonald House by donating all proceeds from 79-cent cheeseburger sales, company

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The story of the circuit rider

From the beginning, religion has been an important ingredient in the lives of the people of Rutherford County.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Public Notice Week gives citizens reasons to celebrate

Starting Tuesday, April 1, Tennessee newspapers that print public notices will also post them on the newspaper’s local website and upload them to a statewide website, www.tnpublicnotice.com, operated by the Tennessee Press Association.

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Fifth Third Bank names new sales managers

Fifth Third Bank recently announced the promotion of two affiliate leaders to the roles of area sales managers for the Tennessee mortgage division.

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Farmers starting to mix up cover crop cocktails

Industry looks to benefits of latest trend

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New book focuses on lost Civil War legend

A new book explores “The Tullahoma Campaign,” a nearly forgotten episode of the Civil War.

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Heroes Luncheon to honor Womack for service
Heroes Luncheon to honor Womack for service

The Heart of Tennessee Chapter of the American Red Cross will hold its second annual Heroes Luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 19, officials recently announced.

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General worried helicopter units might fly away

Choppers could be cut from Army's inventory

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State archivists in search of Civil War memorabilia

Representatives from the Tennessee State Library and Archives, as well as the Tennessee State Museum, will be in Woodbury on Friday, Jan. 24, to record and digitize Civil War memorabilia owned by local residents.

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Many rural Americans left in dust following Medicaid expansion

A new analysis finds that especially in rural states, there are many who still cannot access affordable insurance.

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VINSON: Family's exploits paved real life 'Thunder Road'
VINSON: Family's exploits paved real life 'Thunder Road'

A friend entrusted me with a black notebook – yes, an old-fashioned notebook, not a darn jump drive – in which he has a handwritten account of some of his relatives who were in the business of making and running moonshine in Cannon and DeKalb counties decades ago.

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History of Smyrna slave revealed

Story of 'Uncle' Charlie told in new Sam Davis Home exhibit

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Learning to wait on God
Learning to wait on God

New Beginnings Conference to focus on patience

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Flu activity increasing across state

With flu activity on the rise across the state, doctors are urging residents to protect themselves by getting vaccinated.

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Graduate rises above adversity with music
Graduate rises above adversity with music

MTSU alumnus looks to recording industry for future

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Heritage Center to host lecture on Jackson

The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will hold a community lecture about President Andrew Jackson on Thursdsay, Jan. 16.

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Realtor receives award for ethics
Realtor receives award for ethics

The Middle Tennessee Association of Realtors has awarded John Turner of Bob Parks Realty, Northfield, the 2013 Rutherford County Code of Ethics Award of Excellence.

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Extension of unemployment benefits clears Senate hurdle

A glimmer of hope appeared Tuesday for those still unemployed, as legislation to resume long-term jobless benefits cleared a key hurdle in the U.S. Senate.

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Comedian learning the ropes while poking fun at himself
Comedian learning the ropes while poking fun at himself

People would be hard-pressed to find a comedian who was named after his mother's lesbian lover.

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Former MTSU professor to hold book signing

The Linebaugh Public Library will be hosting local author Reuben Kyle on Monday, Jan. 6, from 10 a.m. till 1 p.m.

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Let there be light
Let there be light

A look back at electricity in Rutherford County

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VINSON: Traveling to Memphis

When one thinks of Memphis, four areas of historical and cultural significance immediately come to mind: great barbecue, birthplace of blues music, home of Elvis Presley, and, infamously, site of the assassination of Reverend Martin Luther King Jr.

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New year brings back memories of hog killing

The new year seems like a good time to reflect.

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Report: Red Cross responded to 932 disasters in 2013

In a year that had deadly tornadoes, fierce wildfires and destructive floods in many states, Tennessee responded to 932 disasters in the region in 2013.

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Expert: Adolescent foster kids often forgotten

It is a Christmas wish that hundreds of children get every year, but for thousands more in the foster care system, especially those who are older, the wait for a forever family continues.

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Tenn. receives grant to boost degree completions

Tennessee has been named one of only three states selected to receive a grant valued at $1 million to increase on-time college completion rates

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NEWS BRIEFS: Cason Lane assistant principal named

Christa Campbell has been named assistant principal at Cason Lane Academy, Director of Schools Linda Gilbert and Principal Lee Wilkerson announced the appointment last week.

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First American Christmas still inspirational
First American Christmas still inspirational

Washington legacy still relevant today

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WHITTLE: Recalling Christmases past

It was Christmas Eve 2003, when we laid Momma (Ruby Lee) Whittle to rest in Smyrna’s beautiful Maple View Cemetery.

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Post columnist to appear on Travel Channel
Post columnist to appear on Travel Channel

Mike Vinson is set to appear on a Travel Channel documentary scheduled to air Sunday, Dec. 22.

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Target data breach could bring more problems

The massive data breach at Target Stores that exposed debit and credit information for millions of shoppers is leading to even more dangers ahead, according to experts.

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Deputy receives statewide award
Deputy receives statewide award

Rutherford County Sheriff’s Deputy A.J. Ross earned honors as Deputy of the Year from the Governor’s Highway Safety Office last week.

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Extended unemployment benefits to end

The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development is alerting more than 18,000 Tennesseans currently receiving federally extended unemployment insurance that those payments will soon end.

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First Tennessee to open office in Charleston

The mid-Atlantic division of First Tennessee Bank announced Monday it will soon open its first office in the Charleston, S.C., area.

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Gas prices continue on slow descent

Pump prices moved slightly lower last week on falling demand numbers

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INSIDE MTSU: Alumnus pens book on hidden Civil War history

The closest thing to a sure bet in Rutherford County is that you don’t have to go far to find a Civil War history buff.

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Mule Skinners share colorful tales
Mule Skinners share colorful tales

Group shares stories at monthly gatherings

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Legislators considering oversight of drug task forces
Legislators considering oversight of drug task forces

During a recent state Senate Judiciary Subcommittee hearing on drug task forces, Republican lawmakers appeared to be in agreement that reform is needed.

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Part II: Looking back at Sulphur Dell Ballpark
Part II: Looking back at Sulphur Dell Ballpark

Eighty-five-year-old Robert Burgess recalls the old Sulphur Dell as an unusual ball park with an even more unique outfield configuration.

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O Christmas trees!
O Christmas trees!

Wildwood Tree Farm offers holiday family fun

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Usher in Christmas with Oaklands
Usher in Christmas with Oaklands

Candlelight Tour of Homes set for Saturday

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Study: Binge drinking costs state $4B annually

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the annual total cost in Tennessee of excessive alcohol consumption is more than $4 billion.

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More people with disabilities finding work

As the holidays approach, it can be a difficult time financially for many people who are unemployed and looking for work, especially those with disabilities.

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Oakland star wins Mr. Football Award

Tennessee’s best high school football players for 2013 were recognized at the Tennessee Titans Mr. Football Awards luncheon hosted by the Tennessee Titans on Monday.

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FAIR: Words never been so eloquently written

As Tennessee’s high school football guru, I am often contacted about the game and what it means to so many people.

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Blackman cheerleaders win 6th championship
Blackman cheerleaders win 6th championship

Blaze take top spot in state tournament

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LIVING WELL: Kennedy's back problems led to treatments today
LIVING WELL: Kennedy's back problems led to treatments today

Many readers know that President John F. Kennedy was plagued by chronic back pain.

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Being thankful no matter the toll
Being thankful no matter the toll

Classic Thanksgiving tale brings hope alive

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School board vice chairman elected to statewide post

Rutherford County Board of Education Vice-Chairman Wayne Blair has been elected to serve on the board of directors for the Tennessee School Boards Association.

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Part II: Remembering JFK
Part II: Remembering JFK

Former agent reflects on Oswald family

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County school board receives statewide recognition

The Tennessee School Boards Association has named the Rutherford County Board of Education the 2013 School Board of the Year.

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Journeys secures state contract to package drug-testing kits

Journeys in Community Living has secured a new contract that allows the individuals served by the nonprofit to learn valuable job skills while earning cash, officials recently announced.

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La Vergne named top affordable suburb in state
La Vergne named top affordable suburb in state

Officials celebrated this week over news that the city has been selected as the 21st most affordable suburb in the country.

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PART I: Remembering JFK
PART I: Remembering JFK

Secret Service agent reflects on assassination

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BURRISS: Opinions vary on Kennedy assassination
BURRISS: Opinions vary on Kennedy assassination

A few years ago, I visited Dallas, Texas, and sat on the grassy knoll, the location from which some people believe a second gunman shot President Kennedy.

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Sam Davis to be remembered
Sam Davis to be remembered

“Sam Davis, a Hero Remembered” will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the capture, trial and execution of Sam Davis this weekend.

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State sees historic transition of farm land
State sees historic transition of farm land

What could be America's largest transition of farm and ranch land ownership is underway, a trend that has many across Tennessee wondering about their next steps.

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Ginseng could be game changer
Ginseng could be game changer

MTSU launches new initiative at Lascassas farm

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Opry murder victim remembered 40 years later

The Akemans were slain the night of Nov. 10, 1973, by John Brown and a cousin.

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Former newspaper editor joins open government group

The Tennessee Coalition for Open Government has named Deborah Fisher as its new executive director.

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Haslam forms veterans education task force

Gov. Bill Haslam has formed a task force to evaluate how best to serve Tennessee veterans seeking a certificate or degree beyond high school.

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Report: Early years give kids foundation for success
Report: Early years give kids foundation for success

The first eight years of a child's life are the most critical in determining if he will go on to success, according to a recent study.

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Mr. Football finalists announced

Three athletes from Rutherford County have been named finalists for the 2013 Mr. Football Award, officials with the TSSAA announced Thursday.

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MTSU plants first ginseng seeds
MTSU plants first ginseng seeds

Research initiative launched at university farm

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Tenn. reaches agreement in airlines merger challenge

The state of Tennessee has reached an agreement with US Airways and American Airlines regarding a proposed merger that the attorney general challenged, officials announced Tuesday.

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Smotherman to challenge White in GOP primary

Councilman Eddie Smotherman has announced that he will challenge state Rep. Dawn White during the Republican Party primary in August 2014.

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Abortion debate heats up

As the calendar nears the New Year, new battles are being waged over abortion both locally and nationally.

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Gas prices take slight dip
Gas prices take slight dip

The national average for a gallon of gas is already less than it was during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend last year, and prices could fall even more before then.

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MTSU ginseng initiative takes root in Lascassas
MTSU ginseng initiative takes root in Lascassas

MTSU will officially launch the exploration and study of growing ginseng at the Experiential Learning and Research Center this week.

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Programs aim at helping veterans year-round

Many veterans returning from Afghanistan and Iraq are finding the move back into civilian life can present barriers, but there is help - and it's year-round, not just on Veterans Day.

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Film on Hershey's Cuban enterprises debuts Tuesday

The sweet deal Milton Hershey promised the people of Cuba is the subject of a new documentary by a Middle Tennessee State University professor.

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FAIR: College football recruiters starting to flock to Tenn.

The Volunteer State is rapidly becoming a favorite destination for college football recruiters.

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Singer passes music on to next generation
Singer passes music on to next generation

Henson helps new artists find their way

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Job fair links veterans with employers
Job fair links veterans with employers

Group provides opportunities for former military

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Undefeated Webb football wins conference title
Undefeated Webb football wins conference title

The Webb School football team made school history Saturday with a dominating 53-0 win over Aaron Academy in the Middle Tennessee Athletic Conference title game.

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Tenn. students ranked fastest improving
Tenn. students ranked fastest improving

Gov. Bill Haslam announced Thursday that Tennessee has had the largest academic growth on the 2013 National Assessment of Educational Progress, making it the fastest-improving state in the nation.

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Kroger launches annual 'Can Hunger' campaign

Kroger stores in Middle Tennessee are supporting Second Harvest Food Bank this holiday season by launching a "Can Hunger" campaign to provide 200,000 meals for the food bank.

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Fisher House dedication set for Thursday
Fisher House dedication set for Thursday

Volunteers to celebrate building at VA hospital

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JORDAN: Locals should do well in 1st round of playoffs

The high school football playoffs begin Friday night all over the state.

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Advocates renew push for Tenn. Wilderness Act
Advocates renew push for Tenn. Wilderness Act

With Congress back in session, a renewed push is on for passage of a new Tennessee Wilderness Act. Wednesday marked the 29th anniversary of the original.

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VINSON: Gun debate should focus on mental health

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution provides citizens with the right to own and bear arms.

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Murfreesboro mosque appeal denied
Murfreesboro mosque appeal denied

Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown

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Local efforts brought Japanese submarine

Charged with the task of selling wartime government programs and war bonds to the American public, the War Advertising Council and the War Finance Committee sought to promote voluntary compliance with bond-buying quotas and rationing programs, while at the same time contributing to morale on the home front.

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Discovery Park opens in West Tenn.

Discovery Park of America, a multimillion dollar new tourist and educational attraction, opened there Friday, following months of preparation.

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November brings cuts to SNAP
November brings cuts to SNAP

The month of November has arrived in Tennessee, and along with it, an automatic reduction in funding for many families in the state that struggle to put food on the table.

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BREAKING NEWS: Mosque appeal denied
BREAKING NEWS: Mosque appeal denied

Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown

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The ties that bind
The ties that bind

'Woven' joins hearts to history

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Haslam names new appointee for Tenn. Board of Parole

Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed an area law enforcement veteran to the Tennessee Board of Parole.

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WOODY: Critics rightly back down after TWRA attack
WOODY: Critics rightly back down after TWRA attack

Stinging comments from a longtime Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency critic has drawn sharp response from the agency’s defenders, and resulted in an updated – and more fair and accurate – story about a routine audit.

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Expert: Cybersecurity awareness should be taught sooner

As younger children make use of new technology, online safety issues are becoming greater concerns.

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Scales, Walkup will be missed

Two women at the bookends of Rutherford County have left long-lasting foot prints that younger generations would do well to follow as role models into the future.

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LETTER: Murfreesboro deserves praise for finance award

Officials in Murfreesboro city government should be proud of their recent award from the Government Finance Officer Association for outstanding budget preparation and presentation.

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Part III: Ghostly encounters
Part III: Ghostly encounters

Great spirit leads Native Americans to Pow Wow

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Native Americans return for pow wow

If you want to journey back in time, follow the beat of the drums this weekend to Long Hunter State Park, where more than 50 Native American tribes will gather.

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BURRISS: First Amendment exposes many abuses
BURRISS: First Amendment exposes many abuses

Media critic A.J. Liebling is reported to have said, “Freedom of the press belongs to those who own one.”

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VINSON: Standing in the rain at Parkland

Had I not been versed on the history thereof, my first impression very well might have been that it was a cultlike gathering, similar to Jim Jones and Jonestown, Guyana, or David Koresh and Waco, Texas.

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WOODY: Stop the presses for yoga?

Oh, my. A newspaper in a town up north has started conducting yoga workouts for its staffers.

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PART II: Ghostly encounters
PART II: Ghostly encounters

Headless Horseman at Stones River Battlefield?

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Gunfire rings out at OK Corral
Gunfire rings out at OK Corral

Tennesseans flock to shooting range

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Tenn. earns national recognition for compassion
Tenn. earns national recognition for compassion

Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, and that willingness to lend a hand has earned some national recognition.

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Scarecrow Walk a big hit in Jackson County
Scarecrow Walk a big hit in Jackson County

Reminiscent of a classic episode of “The Twilight Zone” or a spin-off of Stephen King’s “Children of the Corn,” a silent horde of scarecrows have invaded tiny Granville in Jackson County.

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Middle Tenn. viewers voice concern about shutdown
Middle Tenn. viewers voice concern about shutdown

How concerned are Middle Tennessee residents regarding the current federal government shutdown that has closed Rutherford County’s Stones River National Battlefield Cemetery and other programs throughout America?

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MTSU researchers dig for ginseng in East Tenn.
MTSU researchers dig for ginseng in East Tenn.

State Rep. Jeremy Faison, with a team of MTSU researchers in tow, set out in the woods of Cocke County on Friday to dig for Appalachian gold.

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Tenn. fighter to represent US in world championships
Tenn. fighter to represent US in world championships

Omari Boyd, 29, will be representing the United State in the Unified World Championships in Tuscany, Italy, later this month in a tournament as a part of Team USA.

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Oaklands to celebrate fall harvest
Oaklands to celebrate fall harvest

Residents are invited to celebrate the fall harvest on Saturday, Oct. 19, at 5 p.m. in Maney Hall at the Oaklands Historic House Museum with a Southern supper.

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LOGUE: Permission to raise Old Glory?

There must be a saner way to observe the Civil War’s sesquicentennial than what they are doing in Richmond, Va.

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AAA tow trucks go pink for breast cancer awareness

For the second time, the Auto Club Group is wrapping some of its classic red, white and blue tow trucks and service vehicles the color pink in order to raise awareness of National Breast Cancer Awareness Month in collaboration with the American Cancer Society.

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Haslam calls for increasing teacher pay
Haslam calls for increasing teacher pay

Governor announces commitment to raise salaries

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Census: Many still struggling despite improved poverty rate

The state has experienced a slight improvement in its poverty rate, but the struggle for low-income families is far from over, according to recent data.

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Conservative groups endorse Carr for US Senate
Conservative groups endorse Carr for US Senate

Republican state Rep. Joe Carr gained the support Monday of two conservative-backed groups for the U.S. Senate.

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Local physician announces bid for state House

Murfreesboro resident Dr. Bryan Terry announced Monday that he will be a candidate for the 48th District seat in the Tennessee House of Representatives during the 2014 elections.

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Economic experts offer optimistic outlook
Economic experts offer optimistic outlook

Speakers look to future at Murfreesboro conference

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New MTSU engineering program could signal jobs
New MTSU engineering program could signal jobs

Barely had the ink dried on the Tennessee Higher Education Commission’s approval of the Middle Tennessee State University mechatronics engineering program when things began to stir in the university’s engineering technology department.

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For the love of the game
For the love of the game

Baseball icon Jolly retiring from scouting

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FAIR: 5-class football system could return to TSSAA

The days of six classes of Division I high school football in Tennessee may be numbered. Now in its fifth year of existence, the current classification plan has survived despite a great deal of criticism.

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BURRISS: Proposed shield law sets dangerous precedence
BURRISS: Proposed shield law sets dangerous precedence

One of the big questions we have had to deal with since the inception of the Internet is, “Who exactly is a journalist?” 

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Monumental shift in Tenn. health care begins next week
Monumental shift in Tenn. health care begins next week

The opening of the new health insurance marketplace in Tennessee is less than a week away, but many questions still remain about how this shift will affect the way people obtain insurance.

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Common Core hearings put spotlight on cost

Legislators discuss new federal standards

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Discovering the 'King of the Wild Frontier'
Discovering the 'King of the Wild Frontier'

Man traces roots back to Davy Crockett

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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Collectibles bring back days gone by
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Collectibles bring back days gone by

I read once that to qualify as a collector you needed to have seven of something. I have sevens of a lot of things, and all are important to me.

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Historic Kedron church celebrates homecoming
Historic Kedron church celebrates homecoming

The Church in the Wildwood” could be heard resonating from Kedron United Methodist Church recently as it celebrated Homecoming Day services.

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Expert: Roughhousing can benefit development
Expert: Roughhousing can benefit development

A growing number of experts now believe roughhousing can help children develop mentally and emotionally, as long as it does not cross the line.

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Learn about your ancestors at free workshop

The Linebaugh Public Library has joined with the local chapters of the Daughters of the American Revolution to sponsor a free workshop for anyone interested in researching their ancestors.

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Statewide Amber Alert issued for Spring Hill boy

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has issued a statewide Amber Alert for an 11-year-old boy who was last seen Tuesday afternoon in Spring Hill, located about 45 minutes southwest of Murfreesboro.

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Update: Missing Spring Hill boy located

Authorities have located the 11-year-old boy who went missing Tuesday afternoon in Spring Hill, following a statewide Amber Alert.

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Tenn. now offering veterans designated license
Tenn. now offering veterans designated license

Honorably discharged military veterans may now visit any driver services center in the state to obtain a specially designated license or photo identification card, officials announced Thursday.

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Reed sworn in as Smyrna mayor
Reed sworn in as Smyrna mayor

Lifelong county resident makes history

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State ranks 13th in nation for suicide rate

September is National Suicide Prevention Month, and mental health experts say taking the steps to possibly save someone's life does not require any special skills or training.

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Bradley influence community for 200 years

While a cluster of the boys were playing marbles in a corner of the school yard, a circle of girls were in the back, jumping rope.

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First responders to spend 9/11 anniversary improving skills
First responders to spend 9/11 anniversary improving skills

As the nation observes the 12th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks on America, Tennessee first responders will be upgrading their techniques.

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GUEST EDITORIAL: To authorize or not to authorize

Does President Barack Obama have constitutional authority to attack Syria on his own? Must he seek congressional approval? Should he do so?

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Rutherford County veterans advocate loses final battle
Rutherford County veterans advocate loses final battle

Rutherford County resident Harriett Howard was known throughout Tennessee as a tireless advocate for military veterans who kept on giving until her death Monday.

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Officials dispute claims of lobbyist pensions

The Tennessee’s Consolidated Retirement System is disputing an Associated Press report that claims certain lobbyists in the state receive public pensions if they represent government associations.

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HASTON: Common Core is good for the military

Whether deployed in a hostile environment or serving during peacetime here at home, military service is a job that demands both physical strength and mental agility.

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Tippin joins push for Commemorative Air Force relocation
Tippin joins push for Commemorative Air Force relocation

Nashville recording artist and pilot Aaron Tippin is among the Middle Tennessee residents hoping to land the Commemorative Air Force permanently at historic Smyrna Airport.

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Fellow commissioners back Coggin

Several well-known local politicians have thrown their weight behind Rutherford County Commissioner Adam Coggin's efforts to become the next representative from the 48th District in the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Smyrna mayor resigns
Smyrna mayor resigns

Tony Dover resigned Thursday as mayor. He will be replaced by Vice Mayor Mary Esther Reed, the first woman ever to serve as mayor in Smyrna history.

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Gonzales: Congress should get involved in Syria-strike decision

Alberto Gonzales on Wednesday criticized Congress for not taking a more active role in the discussion over whether the United States should attack Syria.

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Tennessee gets grant to cover AP test fees

The U.S. Department of Education announced the award of more than $28.8 million in grants to 42 states to cover a portion of the fees charged to low-income students for taking advanced placement tests.

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Nissan to export cars from Smyrna
Nissan to export cars from Smyrna

Nissan is now able to export vehicles from its Smyrna, Tenn., vehicle assembly plant to 61 markets around the world.

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TVA approves rate increase

The Tennessee Valley Authority board of directors approved a $10.5 billion fiscal year 2014 budget at its meeting Thursday and a 1.5 percent retail rate increase.

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MADD is glad about sobriety checkpoints

Mothers Against Drunk Driving said high-visibility law enforcement is a proven way to reduce drunk driving deaths.

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Ron Paul: Just legalize freedom
Ron Paul: Just legalize freedom

Retired Texas Republican Rep. Ron Paul spoke at a conference in Nashville Friday.

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FAIR: Only constant is change in prep football

What’s the best way to describe the upcoming high school football season in Tennessee? In a word: change.

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10 county schools named top schools for achievement, growth
10 county schools named top schools for achievement, growth

The Tennessee Department of Education named 10 Rutherford County schools as “Reward Schools” Monday.

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Carr changes course, announces Senate bid
Carr changes course, announces Senate bid

GOP lawmaker to challenge Alexander

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Spending on school administrators dwarfs funds for teachers

The number of new school administrators at public schools in Tennessee grew by 34.5 percent between 2000 and 2012, while the number of new teachers increased by less than 17 percent.

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WWII veteran returns to France
WWII veteran returns to France

Navy medic goes back to Omaha Beach

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Commemorative Air Force eyes Smyrna
Commemorative Air Force eyes Smyrna

The same organization that brought FIFI, the iconic Boeing B-29 Superfortress, to Rutherford County may bring its headquarters to Smyrna.

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VINSON: Sinking of Sultana caused ‘Blue’ day in Memphis
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Snake handler show doesn't get tax breaks as 'Nashville'

Although Tennessee taxpayers help subsidize film and television programs like ABC’s “Nashville” provided they film on location, not all productions get the same treatment.

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Tenn. AG joins federal suit against airline merger

The complaint challenges a pending merger that would make a combined U.S. Airways/American Airlines the largest worldwide carrier.

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Gas cheaper this year than last

Pump prices are moving in a positive direction for motorists and are now below year-ago levels, according to a recent analysis.

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MTSU named one of best schools in Southeast
MTSU named one of best schools in Southeast

Middle Tennessee State University was selected as one of the "Best in the Southeast" by The Princeton Review on its 2014 list of the nation’s top colleges.

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Publisher: Rutherford Reader is real newspaper
Publisher: Rutherford Reader is real newspaper

Doughtie pushes back against criticism

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City’s first was born in house on Square
City’s first was born in house on Square
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Rutherford Reader loses first round in court battle

Federal judge rules against publisher in lawsuit

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Skechers refund checks issued to eligible consumers

Residents who filed a refund claim for Skechers toning shoes should be receiving a $34 check soon for each pair they purchased a few years ago, as part of a settlement with the Federal Trade Commission.

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Breastfeeding rates on the rise
Breastfeeding rates on the rise

The increase in breastfeeding isn't an anomaly, but a return to the norm, expert said.

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Haslam initiative works to get Tennesseans in shape

Gov. Bill Haslam says it’s about time for the state to hop on the treadmill, eat better and make healthier choices.

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Oil, gas prices stabilize

Tennessee’s average of $ 3.38 fell 4 cents from last week.

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Tea Party candidate challenges Alexander
Tea Party candidate challenges Alexander

Lenard prepares for GOP primary battle

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VINSON: Assassin's bullet proves most powerful
VINSON: Assassin's bullet proves most powerful

The spoken word is powerful thing, more powerful, some might argue, than a bullet of the highest caliber.

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Revolutionaries nearly ended sisters' lives
Revolutionaries nearly ended sisters' lives

Smyrna resident recalls harrowing tale

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Cool music festivals lead into fall months

Though many of us are still experiencing a Bonnaroo hangover at this point in the year, there is much music on the horizon in the midstate for the remainder of the year.

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Looking for weekend getaways?
Looking for weekend getaways?

Summer fun doesn’t have to end with the toll of the school bell.

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Study: Wine in grocery stores doesn't cause safety issues

An in-depth national study conducted by three prominent university researchers has found that wine sales in retail food stores are not linked to increased community safety issues such as traffic fatalities.

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Warrant issued for suspect in attempted kidnapping case
Warrant issued for suspect in attempted kidnapping case

Murfreesboro authorities have issued an arrest warrant for a man who allegedly tried to kidnap a 14-year-old girl last week.

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Mosque opponents turn to Tenn. Supreme Court
Mosque opponents turn to Tenn. Supreme Court

Attorneys file another appeal in Islamic Center case

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Chemicals linked to increased risk of childhood obesity
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Tennessee leads nation in auto manufacturing

Business Facilities has released its annual state Automotive Manufacturing Strength ranking.

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Murfreesboro City Schools shows 3rd year of growth

MCS claimed another year of successful growth, with achievement targets met in all content areas.

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Chef Wang's accused of labor law violations
Chef Wang's accused of labor law violations

Chinese restaurant facing federal lawsuit

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Annual NAACP event honors MTSU alumnus
Annual NAACP event honors MTSU alumnus

Freedom Fund Banquet slated for August

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Oaklands Museum to present spooky stories

Ghosts of the past wander the halls of Oaklands Historic House Museum and those spirits will be present at “A Night of Spooky Stories in the Mansion.”

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Maney's act showed forgiveness heals deepest hurt

It was July 13, 1862. Gazing out the window of her parlor, Adeline Maney was appalled by the wounded, dead and dying strewn among the tall oaks of her expansive front lawn.

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LOGUE: Tsarnaev shows banality of evil
LOGUE: Tsarnaev shows banality of evil

The editors of Rolling Stone undoubtedly are delighted at the publicity so many misguided people are giving them.

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Tenn.'s Black Caucus calls for review of 'shoot first' law
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LETTER: Parallels with Haslam, Sundquist are striking
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Issues in Farm Bill have the attention of animal advocates
Issues in Farm Bill have the attention of animal advocates

Animal-rights advocates are perched on the edges of their seats

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Number of Americans on antidepressants reaches 30M

When it comes to dealing with depression, experts warn that too often people turn to prescription drugs as their first option.

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Families seek to commemorate relatives
Families seek to commemorate relatives

Community Care collects names of those buried in paupers cemetery

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Veterans can now be pre-approved for burial in State Veterans Cemetery
Veterans can now be pre-approved for burial in State Veterans Cemetery
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Officials: Crane population might be thinned
Officials: Crane population might be thinned

Thousands of sandhill cranes fly in annually, causing problems outside the state’s two wildlife refuge areas in West and East Tennessee, according to state officials.

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Wait times at DMV continue to fall

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security this week announced that the average wait time at state driver services centers has decreased so far this year compared to 2012.

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Groups to protest against Alexander over voting record

The Tennessee Campaign for Liberty will be holding a protest on Saturday, July 20, to express disapproval over U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's voting record in Congress.

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First lady introduces new education initiatives

The Governor’s Children’s Cabinet launched two major initiatives Monday in an effort to improve Tennessee children's education.

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Coggin throws hat into ring

County Commissioner Adam Coggin announced his candidacy for the 48th District Tennessee House seat, which will be vacated by Joe Carr.

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Old-time religion
Old-time religion

Historic church is cornerstone of Fosterville

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Creative community to collaborate for literacy group

The Tennessee Literacy Coalition is getting a redesign thanks to the creative genius of more than 30 volunteers.

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PICKIN' ON FILM: 'Tombstone' still amazes
PICKIN' ON FILM: 'Tombstone' still amazes

Since the beginning of cinema, the film world has been fascinated by tales of the old Wild West.

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Survey: Government should help rural US more
Survey: Government should help rural US more

As the U.S. House prepares for another try at passing a farm bill, a new survey has found that a majority of those in rural America want to see a greater focus on small-business development and economic initiatives.

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TNReport.com: New online college opens with Haslam’s backing

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam was on hand Tuesday morning to mark the creation of a new government-supported online degree provider in the state.

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Tracy raises quarter million in 2nd quarter

The Jim Tracy for Congress campaign announced in a Wednesday press release it raised $303,000 in the second fundraising quarter.

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Sheriff goes on defense with THP video
Sheriff goes on defense with THP video

Arnold rebukes DUI checkpoint claims

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Haslam appoints new chairman of Parole Board

Gov. Bill Haslam recently appointed Richard Montgomery as chairman of the Board of Parole.

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Accidental prescription drug poisonings on rise
Accidental prescription drug poisonings on rise

Teens, toddlers at highest risk

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Infiniti sports sedan deliveries begins in August
Infiniti sports sedan deliveries begins in August

Infiniti announced deliveries of the much-anticipated 2014 Infiniti Q50 luxury sports sedan will begin on Monday, Aug. 5, at Infiniti retailers nationwide.

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Murfreesboro medical company merges with Michigan firm

Murfreesboro-based Stinger Medical has merged with Enovate, located in Michigan, company officials announced Tuesday.

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Traffic fatalities down in 2013

The THP reported 436 people died in traffic crashes in Tennessee from Jan. 1 through June 30.

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Murfreesboro native named state historian

Gov. Bill Haslam appointed Murfreesboro resident Carroll Van West as state historian.

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DUI checkpoint controversy rages on
DUI checkpoint controversy rages on

Rutherford County thrust into national spotlight

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Uncle Dave Macon Days highlights country music roots
Uncle Dave Macon Days highlights country music roots

On Nov. 28, 1925, a white-bearded man sat before a carbon microphone to play a few fiddle tunes on WSM Radio.

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Vote of confidence for Huffman from Haslam

Gov. Bill Haslam expressed his continued confidence in Tennessee Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman Monday.

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New ESPN documentary reaches for Summitt

ESPN Films has turned its award winning “30 for 30” film series into a special “Nine for IX” series to highlight famous women in sports.

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Pickler’s trophy finds home at Country Music Hall of Fame

Kellie Pickler’s "Dancing with the Stars" finale costume and trophy are now on display at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum in Nashville.

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'Kokomo Krusher' left lasting impact on Blue Raiders

Blue Raider center and 2005 MTSU Athletic Hall of Fame inductee Tim Sisneros died June 28 at the age of 59 in his hometown of Kokomo, Ind.

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First batch of mortgage settlement checks distributed

Tennessee residents who submitted a valid foreclosure payment claim through the national mortgage settlement should have received a check in June for approximately $1,480, officials recently announced.

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Experts urge residents to protect against mosquitoes
Experts urge residents to protect against mosquitoes

Experts are hoping residents take extra precaution against the many mosquitoes that have recently cropped up in the midstate area.

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Experts offer advice on caring for American flag

As Tennesseans prepare to celebrate the Fourth of July, the Stars and Stripes will fly across the state, but for some of those flags, it may be time for a replacement.

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Mayors featured in 'Murfreesboro Storytellers'

The July edition of "Murfreesboro Storytellers" on City TV will feature the mayors of Rutherford County and Murfreesboro, officials announced Monday.

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New office charged with shrinking state government opens

Recent legislation aimed at cutting the size of Tennessee state government went into effect Monday with the newly created Office of the Repealer.

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Independence Day events illuminate county

Independence Day, celebrated with cookouts and fireworks, commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Independence on July 4, 1776.

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Tenn. students show improvement on TCAP

For the first time since the state implemented more rigorous standards in 2009, more than half of students in grades 3-8 are on grade level in every TCAP Achievement subject.

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Clean air study takes off in Smyrna
Clean air study takes off in Smyrna

Some of the world’s top atmospheric scientists are flying all around Tennessee for the next few weeks as part of a study on man-made emissions. 

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Nissan to add 900 jobs
Nissan to add 900 jobs

Nissan announced Thursday that it will add 900 new jobs at its Smyrna vehicle assembly plant to support future production of the Nissan Rogue.

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Uncle Dave Macon Days celebrates 36 years

The twang of banjo and squeal of fiddle will soon have hands clapping and toes tapping for the 36th annual Uncle Dave Macon Days at Cannonsburgh Village in Murfreesboro.

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Leaders tout benefits of bridge over Broad Street
Leaders tout benefits of bridge over Broad Street

Local politicians and officials from the Tennessee Department of Transportation gathered Wednesday to officially announce plans to build a bridge over Broad Street.

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State halts dependent allowance for unemployed

Beginning next month, eligible residents receiving allowances for minor children through the Tennessee unemployment insurance program will no longer receive those funds.

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LIVING WELL: Sinus drug ban results still up for debate
LIVING WELL: Sinus drug ban results still up for debate
The problem is not with any normal consumer use of the products that contain pseudoephedrine. The problem is it is used for making methamphetamine.
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Tennessee sees spike in unemployment
The state unemployment rate rose slightly to 8.3 percent in May, according to date released Monday.
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Uncle Dave festival has grown beyond founder's dreams
By 1987, after its small beginnings as a one-day banjo picking contest, Uncle Dave Macon Days had become one of the Southeast’s fastest-growing, old-time music festivals.
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Lost paupers cemetery found
Lost paupers cemetery found

Community Care head searching for old graves

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GUEST EDITORIAL: Common Core promotes mediocrity
GUEST EDITORIAL: Common Core promotes mediocrity
Unfortunately, ongoing actions by President Barack Obama are threatening to take over what we teach our kids through the Common Core program.
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Report: Home values improving across midstate
Report: Home values improving across midstate
Approximately 850,000 more residential properties returned to a state of positive equity during the first quarter of 2013, according to a recent analysis by CoreLogic.
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Small-business center partners with bank to boost state exports

The Export-Import Bank of the United States in Washington, D.C., has signed a partnership with the Tennessee Small Business Development Center to bolster jobs by stimulating Tennessee exports.

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Don’t get burned this summer by air condition repair scams
Scam artists use the rise in temperatures to take advantage of consumers.
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Memphis Belle lands in Smyrna
Memphis Belle lands in Smyrna
Aircraft comes to town for Father's Day
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Music legends travel to Manchester
Music legends travel to Manchester
Sophisticated lineup headed to Bonnaroo
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Attorney general's office recognized for investigative work
The Tennessee attorney general’s office has been awarded a Joint Inspector General Investigation award for its role in a major healthcare fraud investigation.
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Experts offer Tennesseans storm-related tips
Weigh damage, read coverage terms and check contractors before hiring
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Haslam names new labor commissioner
Phillips becomes the permanent commissioner at the department
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Deltas reflect on century of activism
Deltas reflect on century of activism
Alumnae celebrate 100th anniversary
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Midstate closings mark 2007 levels
There were 3,061 home closings reported for the month of May, according to figures provided by the Greater Nashville Association of Realtors.
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Reverence for humanity set my father apart
Richard Claude Shacklett, an ardent fisherman, a dead-eye hunter and skillful photographer, was a man who mixed his hobbies with his profession – photography.
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Officials join efforts to combat deceptive travel scams
Consumers are being cautioned about unreputable travel promoters and timeshare resellers following several complaints alleging that come companies are using deceptive practices to reel in business.
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Ready's dress comes home
Weatherfords obtain gown for Oaklands Museum
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Johnny Cash stamp unveiled
Legendary Singer is second inductee into multi-year music icons series
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Report: Bonnaroo injects $50M into local economy
Report: Bonnaroo injects $50M into local economy
The study reports that the festival generated $36 million in direct expenditures and an additional $15 million in indirect and induced economic activity.
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TBI arrests Murfreesboro man for posing as financial adviser
TBI arrests Murfreesboro man for posing as financial adviser
Longtime Murfreesboro accountant Ralph H. Turley is facing allegations that he invested funds for clients even though he did not have a valid license in the state of Tennessee.
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TBR recommends increasing tuition rates
The Tennessee Board of Regents Committee on Finance and Business Operations on Tuesday recommended increases in tuition and maintenance fees.
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Calsonic Kansei announces health care savings
Nissan’s largest supplier in the U.S. announced the implementation of an employee health management program resulted in a reduction of health care spending and projections.
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TN Report: Most Tennesseans want to limit lottery scholarships
Recent opinion polling suggests a substantial majority of Tennesseans favor limiting state lottery-funded scholarships to students in financial need.
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Appeals Court sides with Rutherford County
Appeals Court sides with Rutherford County
Judges overturn Murfreesboro mosque ruling
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The Hermitage introduces 'Sundays Live'
Beginning on June 2 and recurring every Sunday through September, this family friendly summer series gives visitors a detailed perspective on plantation life in the 1800s.
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Cannonsburgh building damaged by fire
Quick thinking by Murfreesboro firefighters save Cannonsburgh's "Telephone House" from a fire Saturday morning.
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LOGUE: RFK assassination was end of America's innocence
LOGUE: RFK assassination was end of America's innocence
On Wednesday, June 5, Americans who are old enough to remember will reflect on the assassination 45 years ago of Sen. Robert “Bobby” F. Kennedy.
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Times Free Press: Employers can still fire workers over guns in parking lots
Tennessee employers can indeed fire workers who violate company policy by storing firearms and ammunition in vehicles parked on employers’ property despite a new state law, state Attorney General Bob Cooper says in a new legal opinion.
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Volkswagen looks at layoffs in Chattanooga
Volkswagen looks at layoffs in Chattanooga
Earlier this spring, executives with Volkswagen announced their plan to cut hundreds of jobs at their Chattanooga manufacturing facility due to slower-than-expected sales of their midsize Passat model.
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Appeals Court overturns mosque ruling
Appeals Court overturns mosque ruling
Islamic Center decision reversed
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Small-business owners give Tennessee high marks
Small-business owners view Tennessee quite favorably, especially its business-friendly regulatory systems, according to a recent nationwide survey.
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Registration opens for Civil War sesquicentennial event
Registration is now open for Tennessee’s 2013 Civil War Sesquicentennial Signature Event, which remembers the 150th anniversary of the Battles for Chattanooga.
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Smyrna man takes volunteer path in retirement
Smyrna man takes volunteer path in retirement
Hodge focuses on community service
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1997: Subdivision looked like a 'war zone'
1997: Subdivision looked like a 'war zone'
Destruction caused by a powerful tornado looked "like somebody had dropped bombs" throughout the Southridge subdivision in 1997.
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2009: Teen hero ushers sister, girlfriend to safety
2009: Teen hero ushers sister, girlfriend to safety
Witnesses recount Good Friday Tornado
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Rutherford County’s Top 10 tornadoes
Here is what The Murfreesboro Post picked as the top 10 tornadoes that have struck Rutherford County.
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1913: Killer tornado strikes Murfreesboro
Historic County Seat of Rutherford bears brunt of catastrophe, being damaged to extent of $500,000
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1997: Tornado destroyed belongings, but not his spirit
Survivor remembers the F-4 tornado that whipped through his Barfield subdivision about 5 p.m. Jan. 24, 1997.
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Jobs4TN Online tops 100K users in first year
May 14 marked the first anniversary of Jobs4TN Online, Tennessee’s comprehensive jobs database launched by Gov. Bill Haslam in May 2012.
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Be safe swimming Memorial Day
Memorial Day is the traditional opening day of many public pools in Tennessee and the unofficial start of swimming season.
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Penguin agrees to refunds as part of e-book settlement
Tennesseans who bought e-books from Penguin Group Inc. in the past two years may be eligible for a refund as part of a multistate price-fixing agreement, Attorney General Bob Cooper announced Wednesday.
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Report: Midstate consumers more optimistic
Confidence in economy continues to grow
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Housing market shows continued improvement
Rutherford County home sales showed continued improvement last month, with a 14 percent year-over-year gain, according to newly released data.
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Parents urged to share bed safely
Parents urged to share bed safely
When it comes to the risk of sudden infant death syndrome from a mother sharing her bed with her baby, there is a push to change the message to "here is how it's done most safely."
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Celebrate Filipino culture Saturday
The Filipino American Association of Tennessee will present Santacruzan and a street fair Saturday, May 18, on the Square.
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Tennessee trails has new app
Free individual, interactive iPhone apps for the Discover Tennessee Trails and Byways initiative, are now available for download.
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Jackson era foundation discovered at The Hermitage
Jackson era foundation discovered at The Hermitage
Repairing a broken pipe at The Hermitage became an archaeological discovery when workers uncovered what appears to be the foundation of an Andrew Jackson-era building.
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Cannon County character hawked papers till 93
Rain or shine, Tennessee native White Law Prater walked, walked and walked, virtually to every business on and near Woodbury to deliver the weekly Cannon Courier newspaper.
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Man had 'pearl of great price'
At 47, the Rev. Robert Henderson had finally forsaken all, being determined to die to all selfish elements.
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Giving care to those caring for others
Giving care to those caring for others
Yearly value of family care in Tenn. is $11 billion
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Get your grub on at festivals this spring
A foodie’s paradise waits in Tennessee as food festivals are plentiful during the spring.
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LETTER: Media stereotypes all Muslims as violent
It might seem parodoxical that Muslims insist Islam is a peaceful religion, yet the media report terrorist attacks, killings and internecine fighting in Muslim lands on a daily basis.
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Tenn. Homeland Security: Drivers wait more than 30 min. at DMV
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security released a report on the performance of its Driver Services Division during the first quarter of 2013.
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Tennessee creates 'Recovery Courts'
Specialized courts will combat mental health and substance abuse issues
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TN REPORT: 'Ag-gag' bill reaches Haslam's desk
Rep. Mike Stewart, who voted against the so-called “ag-gag” bill, is still waiting for an Attorney General’s opinion on the constitutionality of the legislation.
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INSIDE SPORTS: Titans are mostly hindsight and wishful thinking
The Titans are not really my beat but I am interested.
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Workers’ comp overhaul signed into law
Workers’ comp overhaul signed into law
New regulations take effect in summer of 2014
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Kelton cemetery celebrates bicentennial
Kelton cemetery celebrates bicentennial
Dedicating a historical cemetery will bring family members from far and wide to Rutherford County later this month.
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DR. KESTNER: Tenn. doctors are addicted to writing prescriptions
According to the CDC, here in Tennessee doctors write more than 1,200 prescriptions per 1,000 population.
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Hall of Fame inductees ‘put Volunteer State journalism on world map’
The first members of the Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame gather for a photo after an April 26 ceremony in MTSU's Murphy Center celebrating their accomplishments.
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Joe Carr wants to represent you
Joe Carr wants to represent you
The Tennessee House member announced Thursday he is officially entering the race for the Republican nomination for the 4th Congressional District.
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TRACY: 108th General Assembly was great success
After a great deal of hard work and collaboration, this year’s session of the 108th General Assembly finally came to a conclusion on April 19, 2013.
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Fortress Rosecrans plays host to living history
These programs will help visitors understand the turbulent times of the Union occupation following the Battle of Stones River.
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TBI: Hate crimes up, more officers killed in 2012
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Confederare belt buckle found in Franklin
A visitor from Ohio recently found a Confederate belt buckle while walking through The Carter House garden in Franklin.
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TBI Report: Crime down statewide
For the third year in a row, Tennessee saw a slight drop in crime in 2012, when compared to 2011, according to the annual “Crime in Tennessee 2012.”
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TN REPORT:General Assembly wraps up, ed items left undone
The GOP-run Tennessee Legislature called it a year Friday, closing up shop on the earliest date in over two decades.
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Tenn. Dems cross fingers for Haslam vetoes
Tennessee House Democrats held a post-session press conference Tuesday to voice their disappointment with much of what the GOP-controlled Legislature passed this year.
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TN REPORT: Governor signs per diem reduction bill
Tennessee lawmakers living within a 50-mile radius of the Capitol can expect to see their daily lodging allowances drop in a couple years.
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Officials urge vaccinations with measles, mumps outbreaks
Recent outbreaks of measles and mumps in several states are prompting health officials to issue reminders about the importance of Measles-Mumps-Rubella, or MMR, vaccinations.
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UT Gardens named as Tennessee’s botanical garden
UT Gardens named as Tennessee’s botanical garden
The UT Gardens are operated by the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture and can be found in West, Middle and East Tennessee.
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TN Report: Lawmakers cheer annexation bill
Applause and cheers went up in both the House and Senate Friday afternoon
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National Guard Armory to be named in honor of fallen guardsman
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General Assembly calls it quits for year
The GOP-run Tennessee Legislature called it a year Friday, closing up shop on the earliest date in over two decades.
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Governor signs public notice legislation
Governor signs public notice legislation
Legislation requires all public notices printed in newspapers to be published on the newspapers’ local website and a statewide aggregate website.
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HUNTER: Driver hopes to dominate in Long Beach
Tennessee is home to one of the top up and coming IndyCar Series stars, Josef Newgarden.
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DCS announces new organizational structure
Department reorganization aimed at advancing child safety, health and programs
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TN REPORT: Senate passes tax cut on groceries
A bill aimed at easing the pain at Tennessee’s grocery checkout lanes is headed to the governor’s desk for approval.
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TN Report: Bill restricting use of welfare cards heads to Haslam
Passage of the legislation brings Tennessee into compliance with the federal Middle Class Tax Relief and Job Creation Act of 2012.
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Tenn. Finance and Administration commissioner announces retirement
Haslam expresses deep appreciation for Mark Emkes’ service to the State of Tennessee
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Tennessee Senate passes law to protect citizens from drones
The State Senate passed legislation to protect citizens from unwarranted surveillance by drones and unmanned aircraft.
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TNReport: Anti-Affirmative Action measure clears legislature
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said Monday that he plans to put his signature on the “Tennessee Wage Protection Act.”
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TN Report: Voter ID bill passes
TN Report: Voter ID bill passes
All that remains to block state-funded college IDs as valid identification for voting in Tennessee is the governor’s signature.
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Farm program funding priorities called out of step
The Center for Rural Affairs is calling for a change in priorities in how the nation's farm programs are funded.
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VINSON: Movie shows US unable to keep secrets
A couple weekends ago, a friend and I kicked back with a large pizza to watch the much-talked-about, commercially successful movie “Zero Dark Thirty.”
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Hall of Fame honors legacy of many
Since an initial meeting of 25 former and current radio broadcasters back in December 2010, the Tennessee Radio Hall of Fame has grown into a self-supporting organization with a proven track record.
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Nixing Senate primaries put off for now
The full state Senate heard opening salvos of debate Monday on a bill that would change the process by which Tennesseans pick their U.S. senators.
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GUEST EDITORIAL: Keep handgun records public
The handgun carry permit registry maintained by the Tennessee Department of Safety has been open for public review since 1996 without any proof that public access has endangered any registrant.
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Distracted Driving is more than just texting
More than 3,000 distracted driving deaths in U.S. yearly
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Sheriff's Office catches alleged Internet predator
Sheriff's Office catches alleged Internet predator
Detectives nabbed an armed 46-year-old man Tuesday when he attempted to enter a girl’s home in the Almaville community after meeting her on an Internet chat room.
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BURRISS: International news colors view of foreign cultures
BURRISS: International news colors view of foreign cultures
What do most Americans know about foreign cultures, and what kinds of pictures of foreign countries do we get from the news?
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Save today for tomorrow
This month is best known for its showers and innocent pranks of April Fools’ Day, but it has also been named National Financial Literacy month.
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Haslam scraps voucher plan
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Ketron uncorks more support for wine in grocery stores
Bill Ketron’s wine-in-grocery-stores bill just won’t quit.
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General Assembly looks at limiting forced annexations
Property owners across the state will have a two-year reprieve from forced annexation if a bill moving in the Tennessee Legislature becomes law.
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'Catch The Experience' at The Factory
The Music City Fly Girls will be hosting its 5th annual "Catch The Experience" fundraiser to benefit Casting for Recovery, Tennessee-2, serving breast cancer survivors in Middle and West Tennessee.
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Battlefield starts summer bicycle tour
Stones River National Battlefield presents ranger guided bicycle tours of Stones River National Battlefield at 9 a.m. Saturdays from April 6 through Oct. 26.
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State looks to strengthen penalties against cockfighting
The Senate Judiciary Committee has approved legislation that would strengthen penalties against spectators and participants of cockfights, the Republican Senate Caucus announced in a press release.
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VINSON: Brown showed backbone in MLK case
VINSON: Brown showed backbone in MLK case
Though I’ve mentioned his name in the past, I have chosen to use this week’s column as a means by which to go into greater detail about Joseph “Joe” Brown, better known to many as the star of “Judge Joe Brown.”
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Voucher bill could fund Muslim schools
Voucher bill could fund Muslim schools
Haslam proposal includes religious institutions
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Goodwin helps 'History Detectives' solve Western riddle
Goodwin helps 'History Detectives' solve Western riddle
Murfreesboro man helps TV show
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Register now for parents special needs workshop
The free workshop aims to help parents of children with disabilities learn about and meet their children’s educational needs.
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Cannon County arts director to be honored
Donald Fann, executive director of the Arts Center of Cannon County, will receive Tennessee’s highest honor in the arts Tuesday, April 23, from Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam.
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Vietnam veteran returns to battlefield
Vietnam veteran returns to battlefield
Students travel with alumnus to Southeastern Asia
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TN Report: Lawmakers toe party lines on Medicaid expansion decision
Reaction from state lawmakers was mixed and decidedly partisan Wednesday
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Haslam says no to TennCare expansion
Governor opts out of Obamacare provision
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Short Mountain celebrates anniversary
Moonshine distillery marks first year
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Daniels shows support for Boy Scouts
Daniels shows support for Boy Scouts
Charlie Daniels appeared at the recent Friends of Scouting luncheon to show his support for the Boy Scouts, and hundreds the local community leaders were there to join the cause.
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Governor honors Vietnam vets
Governor honors Vietnam vets
Gov. Bill Haslam formally recognized Vietnam veterans Monday with a proclamation event.
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Experts: Avoid giving chicks as Easter gifts
Experts: Avoid giving chicks as Easter gifts
Even though they are fun to look at and kids love chick, residents are being advised not to give them as gifts because of the health risks involved, according to officials with the Tennessee Department of Health.
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TN Report: Property disclosure requirement for lawmakers hits snag
Rep. Susan Lynn said she would still like to get the bill back in committee this year as a thermometer test.
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Remembering 100th anniversary of Murfreesboro tornado
Remembering 100th anniversary of Murfreesboro tornado
Funneling wind swept through Rutherford County and lightning and thunder crashed to awaken and scare residents the morning of March 21, 1913.
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Bank cat barely escaped heist attempt
A certain tom cat decided that if it was going to live out its nine lives, it would have to change occupations.
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Securities Division cautions investors about possible fraud
The Tennessee Securities Division wants to alert Tennesseans to actions being taken by other states’ securities regulators against an Internet-based company alleged to have promoted unregistered investment plans.
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State Parks introduce new reservation system
Offering easy access, campsite reservations can now be made in person, via phone or online
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TN Report: Youth head-injury bill clears legislature
Legislation that would establish guidelines for addressing concussion injuries among young Tennessee organized-sports participants has cleared the General Assembly and is headed to the governor’s desk.
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Allman lets it all hang out
Allman lets it all hang out
Legend recounts time in Middle Tenn.
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Legislators take look at teacher evaluations
A push is underway at the Tennessee Legislature to change how 63,000 public school teachers in Tennessee are evaluated, to make the process more fair and clear.
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Harwell honored as MTSU's Distinguished Friend
Harwell honored as MTSU's Distinguished Friend
State Rep. Beth Harwell of Nashville, speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, will return to MTSU this Thursday, March 21, to be honored as the second Distinguished Friend of the University Honors College.
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IRS owes Tennesseans $14M
To collect the money, a return for 2009 must be filed with the IRS no later than Monday, April 15.
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Falling dollar put brakes on gas prices
The price of a gallon of gas dropped again last week and the rate of decrease is expected to slow in the weeks ahead.
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TN Report: Ketron promotes seat belt bill
TN Report: Ketron promotes seat belt bill
Sen. Bill Ketron said his seat belt bill is needed to promote safety.
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Haslam: Labor commissioner stepping down
Gov. Bill Haslam has announced Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis is resigning due to family reasons.
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Study: Appraisals holding down home values
Study: Appraisals holding down home values
Experts say assessments lag behind market
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GUEST EDITORIAL: Busy week produces quality bills
GUEST EDITORIAL: Busy week produces quality bills
Monday kicked off Sunshine Week, which is a time to emphasize the importance of transparency within the government in the United States.
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Library, MTSU celebrating American music
The Center for Popular Music at Middle Tennessee State University, in partnership with Linebaugh Public Library and the city of Murfreesboro, has been awarded a grant to mount a six-week “Celebration of America’s Music” program.
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Ramsey unveils judicial redistricting plan
Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey unveiled a consensus plan to redraw Tennessee’s judicial districts.
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Report: Beer distributors generate millions for state
A new economic impact report has found local distributors provide more than 2,400 jobs and generate nearly $985 million in Tennessee on annual basis.
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Baseball clubs create new field of dreams
Baseball clubs create new field of dreams
Group goes full swing with vintage game
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TN Report: Sparks vote helps table wine bill
TN Report: Sparks vote helps table wine bill
Despite what appeared to be growing momentum, a bill allowing local referenda on wine sales in food stores was stopped in its tracks Tuesday by the state House Local Government Committee.
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WHITTLE: Sunshine Week is time for reaffirmation
It was at nearby Alexandria’s historic DeKalb County Fair that I first met Ray Blanton, a man destined to be one of the most infamous governors in Tennessee history.
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BURRISS: Media lets sunshine in
There seems to be a generalized fear that the media have grown too powerful and too aggressive.
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Press association introduces public notice legislation
Legal notices like public auctions and meeting announcements would have to be published online, as well as in newspapers, under a bill that is headed to both state House and Senate calendar committees to be scheduled for floor votes.
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TN Report: Voters to decide amendment on judicial selection
The Tennessee House of Representatives on Monday completed the final legislative step necessary to give the electorate an opportunity to weigh in on how high-level judges are picked in the Volunteer State.
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Legislation would put public notice online, in print
Legal notices like public auctions and meeting announcements would have to be published online, as well as in newspapers, under a proposed bill.
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Blackman flames out, Siegel shines at Boys State
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Coalition forms to fight 2014 abortion amendment
Advocates from across the state will converge at the Capitol in Nashville this afternoon for the official launch of Healthy and Free Tennessee.
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Bedford County man charged in murder-for-hire plot
Bedford County man charged in murder-for-hire plot
A Shelbyville man has been arrested for allegedly trying to hire someone to kill his wife and a prospective business partner.
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Heritage Center remembers Sarah Childress Polk
In celebration of Women’s History Month, The Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County will present “Sarah Childress Polk: First Lady of Style.”
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VINSON: Many could lose under judicial redistricting
With Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey (R-Blountville) and Speaker of the House Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) apparently at the forefront, the Tennessee Republican party is turning up the heat to redraw state judicial districts.
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Remembering the Alamo
Rutherford County brothers made mark in Texas
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Last week marked historic moment for Murfreesboro
Last week marked historic moment for Murfreesboro
Thursday marked an important date of history for Rutherford County. It was on this day 151 years ago that the strategic city of Murfreesboro would forever be changed.
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Musician, mule share top billing for Distillery Day
Musician, mule share top billing for Distillery Day
Leroy Troy, the banjo-clawing star of "The Marty Stuart Show," will perform Saturday, March 23, at the first anniversary celebration of Short Mountain Distillery.
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MTSU Poll: Neither party should compromise
MTSU Poll: Neither party should compromise
Neither Democrats nor Republicans in the state think their party should give ground.
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Riverdale repeats
Jones, Middleton lose out on Miss Basketball
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United Way advocates for Pre-K support at state capitol
United Way advocates for Pre-K support at state capitol
Legislative visit included recognizing advocacy leaders.
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Riverdale advances to finals
Lady Warriors continue winning streak
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Kids can be kids at new clubhouse
Kids can be kids at new clubhouse
Young cancer patients get chance to play
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Sparks inspired by fiery Civil War story
Almost exactly 150 years ago today, a confederate hero was just beginning a path that would lead to his torturous death, and now a local politician has decided to honor his legacy.
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Homeowners receive $161M in mortgage relief
Last year, Tennessee homeowners received more than $161 million in relief under the national mortgage settlement, according to a progress report released in late February by an independent state monitor.
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MT Poll: Tennesseans don't like Obama
MT Poll: Tennesseans don't like Obama
Majority disapproval for the job that Barack Obama is doing as president is holding steady in Tennessee, according to the latest poll conducted by Middle Tennessee State University.
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Deadline looms for expanding Medicaid
Tennessee lawmakers are weighing the option of whether to expand the state's Medicaid program.
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Tracy, Womick halt efforts for ultrasound bill
State Sen. Jim Tracy and Rep. Rick Womick have announced they will not seek passage of with their ultrasound bill in order to focus on passage of a constitutional amendment initiative concerning abortion laws.
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Murfreesboro awarded grant to help homeless population
Tennessee Housing Development Agency has awarded the city of Murfreesboro with an Emergency Solutions Grant of $220,868.
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Appeals court could end Islamic Center debate
Appeals court could end Islamic Center debate
Because the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro is built and under operation, Tennessee State Court of Appeals could declare the ongoing lawsuit "moot."
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Ketron bill will allow student IDs as voter ID
Ketron bill will allow student IDs as voter ID
The bill also clarifies that locally issued photo library cards are not allowed under Tennessee’s voter ID law.
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Tournament time means parking, traffic changes
If it’s March in Tennessee, that means it’s TSSAA time at MTSU – and time for temporary traffic changes too.
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Battlefield tourism creates $9M for local economy
Battlefield tourism creates $9M for local economy
A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 187,000 visitors came to Stones River National Battlefield.
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Tennessee leads nation in reducing youth incarceration
The number of juvenile offenders confined in correctional facilities across the state is falling dramatically.
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FirstBank launches scholarship program
FirstBank Mortgage Partners has launched the Next Generation Mortgage Scholarship, giving families in Tennessee the opportunity to receive a $1,000 college scholarship for a child.
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AdamsPlace receives recognition for operations
AdamsPlace Independent Living in Murfreesboro has earned interest level recognition in the annual award program administered by the Tennessee Center for Performance Excellence.
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LOGUE: Nashville is sadder than Murfreesboro
LOGUE: Nashville is sadder than Murfreesboro
It probably won’t surprise you to learn that an academic study has found Hawaii to be the happiest state in the union.
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New Tennessee road map is available
This year’s map contains new information to assist motorists.
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MT Poll: Put wine in grocery stores
Opinion has been stable and decidedly in favor of wine sales for four years
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Public television to broadcast state basketball tourney
The final games of the 2013 Tennessee Basketball Championships will be broadcast live on Tennessee Public Television.
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MT Poll: Majority of respondents support 'guns in trunks'
A majority of Tennesseans support a key provision of the “guns in trunks” measure that was easily passed today in the state House of Representatives.
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Child mortality drops in Tennessee
The overall death rate for Tennessee children dropped by 20 percent between 2007 and 2011.
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Governor awards Incumbent Worker Training grants
Governor awards Incumbent Worker Training grants
The Incumbent Worker program has been structured to be flexible to meet the business's training objectives.
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Four states reach $4/gallon mark
Motorists are paying more for a gallon of gas than they ever have for the month of February.
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College administrators meet to discuss retention rates
A college president addressing the retention and graduation issue in higher education Monday at MTSU emphasized creating a campus culture that nurtures students.
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State to recoup $1.3M in fraudulent unemployment claims
State to recoup $1.3M in fraudulent unemployment claims
The Tennessee Department of Labor is working to recoup $1.3 million in fraudulent unemployment claims made to prisoners housed in jails in 2012.
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MT Poll: Tennesseans split over vouchers
Haslam reforms received mixed reviews
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Annual SRO rodeo returns this weekend
Calf roping, bareback riding and clowns will entertain families at the annual Lone Star World Championship Rodeo Friday and Saturday.
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GUEST EDITORIAL: What people don't know can hurt them
For months last year, I kept asking members of the Coalition for Open Government and the Tennessee Press Association if they knew anything about the history of the Tennessee Public Records Act of 1957 but few did.
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Greatest Generation served community after war
Greatest Generation served community after war
Rutherford County provided more than 4,000 men for active service in World War II. One of those men who served was my father, Richard Claude Shacklett.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Murfreesboro Hastings remains open
Recent rumors about Hastings planning to close its Murfreesboro location are just that – rumors.
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VINSON: Blaxploitation films leave impression
VINSON: Blaxploitation films leave impression
The term “blaxploitation” comes from combining the words “black” and “exploit,” much the same as the term “smog” derives from a combination of “smoke” and “fog.”
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GUEST EDITORIAL: Obama shows White House has no plan
GUEST EDITORIAL: Obama shows White House has no plan
I had hoped President Barack Obama would put forth sound, bipartisan solutions to tackle the serious obstacles facing this nation. Unfortunately, all that we have heard is more of the same.
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EBT card abuse bill gains support in Senate
EBT card abuse bill gains support in Senate
A bill designed to rein in EBT card abuse passed the Senate Health and Welfare Committee in the Tennessee General Assembly this week.
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MTSU to host Tennessee soloist event Wednesday
The competition, which is organized by VSA Tennessee, is open to any vocalist or instrumentalist ages 14 to 25 with any form of disability.
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McCartney, Petty lead Bonnaroo list
Music icons to perform at festival
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Haslam looks to increase state exports
Gov. Bill Haslam and Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty have announced an international strategy focused on increasing the exports of Tennessee goods to key markets around the globe.
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Department of Revenue unveils new online service
The Tennessee Department of Revenue now offers an online search at its website, TN.gov/revenue, to verify the status of exemption certificates for businesses.
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Housing market shows double-digit growth
Housing market shows double-digit growth
Two months into the 2013, the local housing market is looking better than years past, recently released data shows.
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Tenn. steps up so disabled can attend college
A bill that aims to create college scholarships for Tennessee students with intellectual disabilities is up for a hearing today in a subcommittee at the State Capitol.
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McCartney tops Bonnaroo lineup
McCartney tops Bonnaroo lineup
Pop icon to perform at festival
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Post appeals Murfreesboro mosque ruling
Post appeals Murfreesboro mosque ruling
Newspaper wants action on public notice issue
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Even higher gas prices likely through spring months
Nationally, the average price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline is 13 cents more than this time last year.
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INSIDE MTSU: University leads TBR school in grad totals
MTSU was the top producer of graduates among state-run universities in 2011-12 and led all institutions in granting degrees to adult and low-income students.
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State adds new screening for all newborns
Hoping to catch more health issues before a baby is sent home from the hospital, a new screening is being administered to all newborns in the state.
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Smyrna's 45th Civil Support Team celebrates 10th anniversary
On Friday, Feb. 15, soldiers and airmen of the 45th Civil Support Team from Smyrna will celebrate the unit’s 10th anniversary of being a federally recognized and fully qualified unit.
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Public invited to Emancipation Proclamation viewing
Two milestone anniversaries of both the Emancipation Proclamation and the Tennessee Human Rights Commission will be recognized at the Tennessee State Museum.
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Wife tells husband to 'take a hike'
Wife tells husband to 'take a hike'
Murfreesboro man inspired to design trails
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Students get first look at Lincoln’s work
Students get first look at Lincoln’s work
Rutherford County kids selected for contest
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Tennessee joins suit against Toyota
Tennessee has joined 29 other states in announcing a $29 million agreement with Toyota Motor Corporation over allegations it concealed safety issues related to unintended acceleration.
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Officials identify woman killed in La Vergne fire
Officials have identified the woman who was killed Monday morning in a trailer fire on Old Nashville Highway in Rutherford County.
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Tennessee's most common disease is chlamydia
Nearly 30,000 cases reported annually
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Veterans job fair set for Thursday in Smyrna
A job fair will be held for all Tennessee National Guard members, reservists and spouses Thursday, Feb. 14, at the Smyrna Volunteer Training Site.
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Longtime fundraiser joins Carr exploratory committee
A longtime fundraiser has been chosen to lead fundraising efforts for an exploratory committee recently formed for state Rep. Joe Carr.
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Tennesseans oppose gay marriage more than any other state
Opposition to gay marriage is more widespread in Tennessee than nearly anywhere else in the country.
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Legacy of love remains after many years
Legacy of love remains after many years
The man’s despondent thoughts were interrupted by a young couple across the compartment. Their laughter and chatter made it impossible for him to concentrate on the gloom and doom.
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City Council approves north Murfreesboro rezoning
In a rare display of concerted opposition at the Murfreesboro City Council's meeting Thursday evening, a third reading for annexation of property adjacent to James Ridley's historic Evergreen home was just as contentious as the first.
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Bases loaded for old timers reunion
Say “dude” in Woodbury, and most everyone knows you’re speaking of Nolan “Dude” Northcutt, a man whose life dates back to when most rural communities had popular amateur or semi-professional baseball teams.
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Signs point to good year for housing market
Rutherford County’s 32 percent increase from January 2012 to January 2013 is a good sign that this year will be another good year of positive growth in the local real-estate industry.
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MTSU Poll: Majority want wine in grocery stores
MTSU Poll: Majority want wine in grocery stores
In terms of public opinion in the state, opposition to wine in grocery stores seems to be driven primarily by political ideology and religious beliefs.
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La Vergne Public Library to mark Civil War anniversary
The La Vergne Public Library is commemorating the sesquicentennial of the Civil War with multiple special events and guest speakers beginning Saturday, Feb. 23.
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Mrs. Roosevelt to make appearance in Woodbury
Mrs. Roosevelt to make appearance in Woodbury
In honor of President’s Day, Feb. 18, the Woodbury Senior Center has scheduled a free public performance of "Mrs. Roosevelt," a 30 minute one-act play.
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Freedom Rider coming to Murfreesboro
Rutherford CABLE, a local women’s leadership organization, has announced it will feature Dr. Ernest “Rip” Patton Jr. at its breakfast meeting Tuesday, Feb. 12, in Murfreesboro.
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TBI busts Rutherford County scrap metal ring
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested three individuals Thursday on charges related to stealing scrap metal from the Rutherford County landfill and selling it for personal profit.
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Register now for 2013 United Way Days of Action
The Days of Action is an annual event that promotes volunteerism through the United Way.
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February marks 90th year of state Health Department
The establishment of public health as a department 90 years ago is being lauded this month by Tennessee officials as a landmark event in state history.
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Make plans now to see Emancipation Proclamation
The document, which is making its only southeastern U.S. stop in Nashville, will only be on view for 72 hours over the seven days.
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Attorney general: Beware of weather-related scams
Attorney General Bob Cooper and officials with the Tennessee Division of Consumer Affairs are urging consumers to guard against those who wish to profit off someone else’s misfortune.
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Former first lady’s favorite tunes focus of concerts
Thanks to the Center for Popular Music and the James K. Polk Ancestral Home in Columbia, the community can get a glimpse into the music of a former first lady in two free public concerts.
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Midstate consumers more upbeat about economy
Local consumers have become more optimistic about the future of the U.S. economy.
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DCS head resigns amid scandal over child deaths
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Tennessee Department of Children’s Services Commissioner Kate O’Day has resigned from her post.
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Music in the Wild slated for this weekend
Slated for Saturday, Feb. 9, at 6:30 p.m. at the Barfield Crescent Wilderness Station in Murfreesboro, residents are invited to attend Music in the Wild for music-filled evening filled with delicious bird friendly coffee.
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Public speaks against north Murfreesboro rezoning
A somewhat contentious annexation and rezoning request dominated Thursday’s brief meeting of the Murfreesboro City Council.
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VAUGHN: Humble beginnings taught importance of hard work
Many of us Baby Boomers believe that our parents and others from that age group were truly the Greatest Generation.
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Tracy wants to cut Tennessee's excise tax
Tennessee legislators look to reduce the excise tax on Tennessee businesses.
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BURRISS: Freedom of information helps public keep eyes on officials
BURRISS: Freedom of information helps public keep eyes on officials
The safety and health of children are of compelling interest to the community, and the public needs to know if agencies that deal with minors are doing so effectively.
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HUNTER: Lewis is player Titans fans love to hate
Even today, the memory of Ray Lewis stealing victory away from Eddie George and the Titans still stings all these years later.
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Economic outlook appears brighter in midstate
Sunny skies have been forecasted for the 2013 economic climate in the Volunteer State, based on newly released data.
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Tracy files bill to rein in EBT card abuse
Tracy files bill to rein in EBT card abuse
State Sen. Jim Tracy has filed legislation in the Tennessee General Assembly to curb abuse of purchases made through EBT cards.
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Ketron: Allow voters to decide on wine in grocery stores
Ketron: Allow voters to decide on wine in grocery stores
Bill would leave issue up to counties
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WMOT celebrates Black History Month with abolitionist music
Middle Tennessee Public Radio, WMOT-FM 89.5, is joining hands with a New England peer to celebrate Black History Month with “Let Freedom Sing: The Music of the Abolitionists.”
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Teachers' union responds to Haslam's voucher plan
In his State of the State address, Gov. Bill Haslam devoted a lot of time to public education but left the audience with a mixed message on his plans for schools, Tennessee Education Association officials said Tuesday.
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Civil War book group to honor Emancipation Proclamation
In honor of this month’s 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, the “Between the Lines: Reading About the Civil War” book group will discuss slavery.
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Bipartisan group announces immigration reform plan
140,000 Undocumented Immigrants in Tennessee
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Sparks appointed as vice chair of Transportation Committee
State Rep. Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) has been named vice chairman of the House Transportation Committee.
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Music ensemble brings history to life Sunday
Music ensemble brings history to life Sunday
Performing the music beloved by a gender bending, 17th century Swedish queen sounds like quite a challenge, but the acclaimed musical ensemble Armonia Celeste is ready to meet it.
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Haslam proposes increased funding for jails
Haslam proposes increased funding for jails
Governor calls for expanding public safety
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Memory of eccentric entrepreneur still remains
Memory of eccentric entrepreneur still remains
Almost 75 years ago, dowtown Murfreesboro was the center of the region’s economic activity.
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Siblings witness US history
Siblings witness US history
Murfreesboro residents attend inauguration
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Rutherford County delegation stays busy during recess
Rutherford County delegation stays busy during recess
During the Tennessee General Assembly’s two-week recess, some of Rutherford County’s legislative members have been busy filing bills.
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New traffic campaign meant to save lives
Drivers who violate safety laws can expect to be stopped by extra-duty Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office deputies during the “More Cops, More Stops” campaign that began Friday and runs through Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 3.
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WOODY: Pimpleback not just an insult anymore
WOODY: Pimpleback not just an insult anymore
The Cumberland monkeyface and orangefoot pimpleback are among some 70 endangered species in Tennessee, and we’re not supposed to mess with them.
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District attorneys focus on strengthening sentencing
The Tennessee District Attorneys General Conference will push an aggressive legislative agenda during the upcoming session.
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Author to share stories at Linebaugh Library
As part of Black History Month, Linebaugh Library plays host to Murfreesboro native and author Devora E. Butler for a special lecture about the history of African-Americans in Rutherford County.
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Hermitage commemorates Black History Month
Hermitage commemorates Black History Month
This February, The Hermitage, will feature activities designed to commemorate African-American history and culture.
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Health officials: Certain drugs no longer effective
The Tennessee Department of Health is working to educate Tennesseans that some antibiotics are no longer effective for some people because of antibiotic resistance.
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Drivers can now use kiosks to renew licenses
Rutherford County has two new locations for self-service driver license kiosks.
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Corker named ranking member of Foreign Relations Committee
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker has been selected to serve as the lead Republican, known as the ranking member, of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee for the 113th Congress.
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Tracy taps more for leadership team
On Tuesday, state Sen. Jim Tracy announced additions to his 4th Congressional District campaign leadership team, which reads as a virtual who's who of Rutherford County.
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Planned Parenthood looks past 'pro-choice' label
Planned Parenthood looks past 'pro-choice' label
On 40th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, Planned Parenthood says it's time to remove labels, because the decision is complex and deeply personal.
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More low-income students having breakfast at school
More low-income students having breakfast at school
A new study from Food Research and Action Center ranks the state 10th for the number of low-income children in a school lunch program who also participate at breakfast.
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Tennessee's unemployment is lowest in 5 years
Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced Friday Tennessee’s unemployment rate for December was 7.6 percent.
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Ketron joins fight against gun control
Senator rallies in opposition to proposals
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VINSON: New movies leave audiences wondering
VINSON: New movies leave audiences wondering
These days, as is the case with many others, I very seldom go to a theater to watch a movie on the big screen.
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Carr fires back at Washington
Legislator takes stand against gun control
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New app helps open government
New app helps open government
The 108th Tennessee General Assembly app is designed to help Tennessee residents connect with their legislators.
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White appointed to state House committees
White appointed to state House committees
State Rep. Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) has been named to the House Business and Utilities Committee for the 108th Tennessee General Assembly.
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More than half of traffic deaths were unrestrained
In 2012, there were 1,019 traffic-related deaths in Tennessee, representing the third lowest figure since 1963.
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BURRISS: Conspiracy theories thrive for many reasons
BURRISS: Conspiracy theories thrive for many reasons
Here’s a little computer exercise for you to try: Go to Google and search for the name “Emilie Parker.”
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Tennessee Lottery sees record profits
The Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation has raised $83.4 million for state education programs.
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Rutherford County to pay $434K to Embassy Suites
Rutherford County to pay $434K to Embassy Suites
Due to incorrect property assessments, Rutherford County must refund more than $434,000 in property taxes to Embassy Suites Hotel and Conference Center in Murfreesboro.
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Gun advocates praise Obama's gun plan
The package of legislation for Congress includes a ban on high-capacity magazines and the reinstatement of a ban on some assault-style weapons.
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MPD trades gift cards for guns
MPD trades gift cards for guns
The Murfreesboro Police Department collected about 20 guns at its Gift Cards for Guns event held Thursday afternoon, spokesman Kyle Evans said.
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Officials urge women to get tested for cervical cancer
Cervical cancer is a silent killer that strikes without symptoms or pain until the disease is in the most advanced stage.
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Cancer rates falling in US
It's estimated that there were 36,000 new cancer cases in Tennessee last year, along with nearly 14,000 deaths.
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Fire marshall: Use portable heaters safely
Tennessee is not immune to the devastation caused by portable heater fires.
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National mortgage settlement deadline nears
Approximately 37,000 Tennessee borrowers who lost their home to foreclosure between Jan. 1, 2008, and Dec. 31, 2011, may be eligible to receive a payment under the settlement.
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Carr pushes back against Obama proposals
Carr pushes back against Obama proposals
Lawmaker targets new gun control plans
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Cases of flu still on the rise
Cases of flu still on the rise
The Department of Health urges all Tennesseans who have not yet received a flu vaccine to get one now to help protect vulnerable people around them, their families and themselves from the flu virus.
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Goodwill holding job fair for Automation Personnel Services
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Tenn. soldiers to provide support at inauguration
Approximately 250 Tennessee National Guard soldiers and airmen will provide support for the presidential inauguration Monday, Jan. 21, in Washington, D.C.
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Applications being accepted for Citizens Trooper Academy
For the first time, academies will be held in both Nashville and Memphis.
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New Haslam adviser focuses on higher education
Gov. Bill Haslam has announced Randy Boyd will join his administration as an adviser to help address issues on higher education in Tennessee.
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Red Cross urges families to prepare for ice storm
As more inclement weather moves into the area, the Tennessee Volunteer Region of the American Red Cross is urging families to take appropriate actions to be prepared for hazardous conditions.
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Rates of child abuse continue to fall nationwide
Officials with the Department of Health and Human Services say child abuse and neglect was down in 2011 for the fifth straight year.
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Democratic leader calls for DCS hearings
Democratic leader calls for DCS hearings
State Rep. Mike Turner is requesting that an investigation be opened into the Tennessee Department of Children's Services in connection with abuse allegations.
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Wedding dress exhibit showcases love from the past
While once again preparing for the wedding dress exhibition at Oaklands Historic House Museum, I reached up into the closet and carefully opened the tattered box containing the wedding dress belonging to my grandmother Nena Verelle White Shacklett.
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Gavel falls on opening day of 108th General Assembly
Lawmakers throughout Tennessee gathered Tuesday in Nashville for the opening gavel of the 108th General Assembly.
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Musician’s talent started with mother’s prayer
Musician’s talent started with mother’s prayer
While musician Billy Yearwood was in his mother’s womb 85 years ago, she prayed, asking God for a musician son.
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Tracy to remain head of Transportation and Safety Committee
State Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) has been reappointed chairman of the Senate’s Transportation and Safety Committee.
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Carr appointed to General Assembly committees
Republican Rep. Joe
 Carr, of Lascassas, has been appointed to serve as chair of the Subcommittee on Local Government in the Tennessee General Assembly this session.
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Local NAACP chapter plans inaugural Civil Rights Week
On each night of the Civil Rights Week, various activities and events will be held at different organizations and churches in Murfreesboro.
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Corker offers plan for entitlement reforms
Corker offers plan for entitlement reforms
U.S. Sen. Bob Corker is urging Congress to begin making reforms to entitlement programs, including Social Security, in an effort to reduce long-term deficits.
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Go rest high on yonder mountain
It is a fair estimate to claim the amount of artists surfacing over the past several years playing string music or Americana has moved as fast as a Tennessee season.
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BURRISS: Reality remains elusive in recent movies
I remember back in high school I had to do a report about Julius Caesar, and for one of my references I used Shakespeare’s play.
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White sworn in as 37th District representative
The House of Representatives officially gaveled into session Tuesday, marking the beginning of the 108th General Assembly in Tennessee and a new era for Rutherford County.
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William, Emma top names in 2012
Tennessee’s modern tradition for the top names for new babies has held out again in 2012.
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Air Force engineers look to the future
Air Force engineers look to the future
When engineers at the Arnold Air Force Base conduct mission-critical flight simulation testing on leading-edge aerospace systems, they rely heavily on what the Precision Measurement Equipment Laboratory provides.
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Perpetual motion wheel still turns heads
Perpetual motion wheel still turns heads
Mysterious invention rests at Appalachia Museum
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Scales legacy continues with new generation
Scales legacy continues with new generation
The new year has further ushered in another chapter for the legacy of a prominent Murfreesboro business.
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HRC Medical placed into receivership by judge
Davidson County Circuit Court Judge Amanda McClendon has appointed a temporary receiver over HRC Medical Centers Inc. and ordered its owners to stop making alleged misleading claims regarding its treatment programs.
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Tracy launches bid for Congress
Tracy launches bid for Congress
State Sen. Jim Tracy has announced his candidacy for the 4th Congressional District seat, currently held by fellow Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
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Part 3: Battle of Murfreesboro
Part 3: Battle of Murfreesboro
New year brings continued heartache
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Readyville home to receive historical marker
Readyville home to receive historical marker
The Rutherford County Chapter of the Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities will place a marker Sunday, Jan. 6, at the “The Corners,” in Readyville.
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Flu cases on the rise across state
Sniffles, fevers and coughs are becoming more commonplace as cold and flu season takes hold across Tennessee.
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Residents challenged to walk for better health
Officials at Henry Horton State Park are challenging residents to walk 50 miles in 50 days through Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013, as part of the annual 50-Day Challenge.
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Part 2: Battle of Murfreesboro
Part 2: Battle of Murfreesboro
Suffering extends beyond battle lines
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Recycle old electronics, don't trash them
"Out with the old, in with the new"' takes on a whole new meaning when the topic is electronic gear.
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New farm bill remains in limbo
New farm bill remains in limbo
Barring a last-minute miracle, it appears Congress will not pass a new Farm Bill before the end of the year.
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Savor the sounds of a Tennessee winter
Winter is here and the sights, sounds, warmth and welcome of Southern hospitality come to life on the state's new winter microsite.
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Part 1: Battle of Murfreesboro
Part 1: Battle of Murfreesboro
Soldiers fight in shadow of hearth and home
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Vanderbilt study examines impact of Obamacare
The decision by several states not to expand Medicaid health insurance for the poor may create unintended cuts for hospitals that provide uncompensated care.
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Year's end perfect time for reviewing insurance
Prepare for the holiday season with an eye toward Murphy’s Law
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Seniors relive cherished Christmases past
Seniors relive cherished Christmases past
Memories reside at Azalea Court Assisted Living Center in Smyrna.
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In the footsteps of Sgt. York
In the footsteps of Sgt. York
Artifacts from WWI site on display
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Valley Growers looks for new location
Valley Growers Garden Center has closed its location at Lascassas Pike and will be operating out of Valley Growers Too at the Co-op in Murfreesboro while owner Susan Tramel hunts for a piece of property to purchase.
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WOODY: Before Danica, there was Janet
It’s ironic – and fitting – that a week after Danica Patrick was voted the most popular driver in NASCAR’s Nationwide Series, Janet Guthrie was honored at the Winners Circle Awards Celebration in Indianapolis.
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Riverdale girls withstand early season tests
Riverdale girls withstand early season tests
It may surprise you to know some teams often avoid the best competition until they absolutely have to play them.
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Smyrna police searching for missing teen
Smyrna police searching for missing teen
Police are asking the public for help in locating a teenage boy who disappeared last week from his father’s home in Smyrna.
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Tips to prepare home for winter cold
Tennessee Fire Marshal Julie Mix McPeak wants to remind Tennesseans to keep safe and warm, as colder weather becomes more common across the state.
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State Troopers target drunk drivers over Christmas
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security today announced a reminder that the Tennessee Highway Patrol will be out in force during the Christmas Holiday period to ensure travelers reach their destination safely.
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Author pens electrifying children's book
Author pens electrifying children's book
Tennessee teacher publishes new story
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Emissions testing centers close for Christmas
All auto emissions testing centers in the following Middle Tennessee counties will be closed on Monday, Dec. 24 and Tuesday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday.
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Top resolutions for 2013
With New Year’s Eve fast approaching, conversations have already started about resolutions for 2013.
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Seniors try to keep footing at edge of fiscal cliff
Nearly one million seniors in Tennessee could see cuts to their Social Security benefits.
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MTSU students to map genocide for Tennessee lawmakers
MTSU students to map genocide for Tennessee lawmakers
Maps created by MTSU students to show the breadth and depth of genocide in the world will be shown to members of the Tennessee General Assembly next year.
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Help available for homeowners
Attorney General Bob Cooper announced Tennessee has partnered with the Homeownership Preservation Foundation (HPF) on a hotline to direct these homeowners to available mortgage relief programs.
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BERC: Tennessee's economy is looking up
Tennessee's economy continues to recover, according to data from the Business and Economic Research Center at Middle Tennessee State University.
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La Vergne police: Suspicious package deemed harmless
La Vergne police: Suspicious package deemed harmless
Authorities determined Tuesday evening a suspicious package found outside of Regions Bank in La Vergne was harmless.
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Speakers offer advice to new MTSU graduates
Newly graduated students now have something that 67 percent of their fellow Tennessee residents lack, state House Speaker Beth Harwell said Saturday.
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WHITTLE: Searching for the perfect Christmas tree
This farm boy’s overall galluses had nearly burst with chest-swollen pride when Daddy decided I, at age 5, was old enough to be chosen to go with him in search of the perfect Christmas tree.
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Program commemorates Battle of Stones River
Stones River National Battlefield park rangers and volunteers will present a variety of programs to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River.
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Volunteers State's National Guard celebrates 376th birthday
The first known Tennessee militia mobilization was organized by Capt. Evan Shelby in 1774.
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MTSU museum is diamond in the rough
Fossils offer gold mine of knowledge
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BURRISS: Be thankful for Founding Fathers
We've heard a lot this past week about the U.S. Constitution, the Bill of Rights, individual freedom and the rights of the states to set their own laws.
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MTSU center on cutting edge of improving health rankings
The director of MTSU’s Center for Health and Human Services says the latest state-by-state health ratings show Tennessee has made definite progress in some areas but continues to struggle in others.
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Ketron retains leadership position with Republican Caucus
Tennessee Senate Republicans met Wednesday, Dec. 12 in Nashville to elect leaders for the 108th General Assembly.
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Kneiser finds balance in solo project
Kneiser finds balance in solo project
Murfreesboro artist releases new album
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Holiday season brings lower gas prices
The national and state average price of gaoline has seen a steady drop over the past week, according to GasBuddy.com.
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Scammers target elderly during Christmas season
It's the time of the year when scammers prey on older Tennesseans.
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Ketron pleased with Haslam's health care exchange decision
Ketron pleased with Haslam's health care exchange decision
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday the state will not operate a state-based health care exchange under the federal Affordable Care Act.
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Infrastructure paves road for electric cars
Infrastructure paves road for electric cars
Companies invest in charging stations
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Survey finds sharp drop in consumer confidence
Following a yearlong period of steady increases in consumer confidence, midstate residents have suddenly changed their minds and become much less optimistic about the future of the American economy.
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Lady Raiders reflect on impact of Title IX
Lady Raiders reflect on impact of Title IX
Former members of the Lady Raiders basketball team were honored Thursday for their efforts in paving the way for current players.
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WHITTLE: Car talk helped pass time while chopping cotton
A gathering cloud of dust on our unpaved farm road triggered great interest, during the crop-growing seasons of youth.
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Median home prices rising
The biggest real estate news is that the national median home sales prices are up 11.1 percent from last year.
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Battlefield honors 150th anniversary
Stones River National Battlefield will host a bus tour to key points of the Civil War campaign commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Stones River.
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Local farmers can apply for drought relief
Tennessee has received $778,044 dollars in additional funding to help crop and livestock producers through the Environmental Quality Incentives Program.
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'Date which will live in infamy'
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and state Department of Veterans Affairs Commissioner Many-Bears Grinder announced Dec. 7 as Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day.
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Pat Summitt honored by AARP
Pat Summitt honored by AARP
Tennessee leaders are proud but not surprised that Pat Summitt, a legendary basketball coach and courageous Alzheimer’s advocate, is being honored with AARP’s national Andrus Award.
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Movie relives Hilter's last days
Growing up, my father, Tommy Bragg, was in the Air National Guard where he was fortunate to retire as a colonel.
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Homicide victims to be remembered Thursday
Gov. Bill Haslam and first lady Crissy Haslam will host the 10th annual Tennessee Season to Remember on Thursday.
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Training offered to improve dementia care in nursing homes
The Tennessee Department of Health Office of Health Care Facilities is providing special training for every certified nursing home in the state.
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It's not too late to vaccinate
Flu season has officially arrived in Tennessee, with cases of seasonal influenza now categorized as widespread across the state.
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Artifacts from York’s WWI battle site on exhibit at state museum
Remnants of American history from a World War I battle involving Sgt. Alvin C. York are on exhibit at the Tennessee State Museum.
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Sweet dreams of Ole Taylor's Candy Kitchen
Sweet dreams of Ole Taylor's Candy Kitchen
Murfreesboro store offered more than treats
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Faith drives passion for higher education
Dennis and Ralph Tramel, of Murfreesboro, have fond memories of their father who was a longtime Methodist minister.
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Community loses two important residents
Murfreesboro, Middle Tennessee State University and Rutherford County lost two irreplaceable achievers a few weeks back, with their robust and unique public service personalities.
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County bucks statewide domestic violence trend
County bucks statewide domestic violence trend
While the domestic violence rate in Tennessee has slightly decreased, the number of reported incidents in Rutherford County continues to rise.
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State takes stand against babies born addicted to drugs
Weighing in at just over 4 pounds, one of the newest residents of Tennessee isn’t just premature, he’s dependent on addictive drugs.
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Manufacturing jobs on the rise in Tennessee
Industrial employment has increased about 1 percent over the past year, according to a recently released report published in the Tennessee Manufacturers Register.
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Times-Free Press: Health board opens file on DesJarlais
Times-Free Press: Health board opens file on DesJarlais
The Tennessee Department of Health has acknowledged opening a "complaint file" against Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais.
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Tennessee settles with GlaxoSmithKline over diabetes drug
Tennessee settles with GlaxoSmithKline over diabetes drug
Tennessee's attorney general and 37 states reached a $90 million agreement with the pharmaceutical company for allegedly unlawfully promoting a type 2 diabetes drug.
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Thanksgiving gas prices are highest ever
Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have risen 1 cent per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.15 per gallon as of Sunday, Nov. 25.
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State continuing efforts with fungal meningitis outbreak patients
The Tennessee Department of Health is continuing to provide information and assistance to patients affected by contaminated methylprednisolone acetate, including new outreach efforts to some who may develop localized infections.
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Months leading up to historic battle offered brief joy
Months leading up to historic battle offered brief joy
As the holidays approached in 1862 and the good folks of Murfreesboro began their preparations, they had much to celebrate and more to be thankful for than they might have imagined just a few months prior.
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Murphy elected to United Way board of directors
Murphy elected to United Way board of directors
United Ways of Tennessee, the association of 38 United Ways in the state, has elected its board of directors for 2013, including several new additions and key officers.
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SPORTS: Middle Tennessee baseball has much to be proud of
Both the National League and American League CY Young Award winners, David Price and RA Dickey, have ties to the midstate.
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Mortgage help still available for Tenn. homeowners, AG says
Mortgage help still available for Tenn. homeowners, AG says
Tennessee homeowners are continuing to reap substantial benefits under the National Mortgage Settlement, according to a progress report released today by settlement monitor Joe Smith.
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Don't let food poisoning spoil Turkey Day
Practice safe food handling when cooking and dining
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Murfreesboro police officer receives MADD award
Murfreesboro police officer receives MADD award
Mothers Against Drunk Driving has named a Murfreesboro law enforcement official as the Tennessee Officer of the Year.
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Gas prices continue downward trend
Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 2.2 cents per gallon in the past week.
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Dishing it to the governor
Dishing it to the governor
Murfreesboro resident serves it up
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Puleo's Grille combines Italian with Southern roots
Puleo's Grille combines Italian with Southern roots

Restaurant Row names such as Puleo’s Grille and Demos Steak House hint at international cuisines.

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PART III: Murfreesboro son seeks closure
Widow recalls horror of infamous hijacking
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Haslam still unsure about insurance exchange
Haslam still unsure about insurance exchange
Gov. Bill Haslam said Friday no decision has been made regarding whether Tennessee will participate in a federally run insurance exchange under Obamacare.
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Tennessee unemployment falls slightly
Tennessee Commissioner of Labor & Workforce Development Karla Davis announced Friday Tennessee’s unemployment rate for October decreased to 8.2 percent, down from the September revised rate of 8.3 percent.
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State nets $1M in settlement with telemarketing group
An estimated 5,500 consumers in and outside of the state will be eligible for refunds, following an agreement that permanently stops an East Tennessee group from conducting alleged unlawful telemarketing practices.
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Veteran bankers launch new financial firm
Veteran bankers launch new financial firm
Southern Bank expands in Smyrna
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Part II: Murfreesboro son seeks closure
Part II: Murfreesboro son seeks closure
Answers sought from FBI in historic hijacking case
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US Treasury urges direct deposit compliance
With just four months remaining until the transition to all-electronic federal benefit payments, more than 100,000 residents in Tennessee have yet to transition from paper checks to direct deposit.
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Researchers identify gene behind rare leukemia
Researchers identify gene behind rare leukemia
Scientists have identified a fusion gene responsible for nearly 30 percent of a rare subtype of childhood leukemia that usually has an extremely poor prognosis.
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Gas prices continue to fall in Tennessee
Gas prices continue to fall in Tennessee
Average retail gasoline prices in Tennessee have fallen 4.9 cents per gallon in the past week, averaging $3.16 per gallon Sunday.
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MTSU Poll: Haslam enjoys high, bipartisan support
MTSU Poll: Haslam enjoys high, bipartisan support
Majorities of Republicans, independents and even Democrats approve
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PART I: Murfreesboro son seeks closure
PART I: Murfreesboro son seeks closure
Answers sought from FBI in historic hijacking case
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Titanic stories to be shared at library
Linebaugh Public Library plays host to author, Julie Hedgepeth Williams, at 11 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 15, in the upstairs Reading Room.
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Heritage Center expands Civil War exhibit
In commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County have announced the expansion of its permanent exhibition entitled “The Time that Changed Everything.”
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Memories of Cotton Days a reminder of simpler times
A morning fog lifted leaving billowing white clouds and a soft blue sky – a simply breathtaking view above the grand columns of the Rutherford County Courthouse.
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Antique furniture is focus of Oaklands lunch
The speaker will discuss furniture making through a 19th century cabinet maker’s eyes.
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Don't forget your ID
A new state law requiring Tennessee voters to show photo identification will be put to the test today as voters head to the polls.
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UPDATED: Rutherford County results delayed due to turnout
UPDATED: Rutherford County results delayed due to turnout
Shortly before 11 p.m. Tuesday, officials with the Rutherford County Election Commission released the results of absentee ballots and early voting.
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Times Free Press: Judge releases DesJarlais divorce transcript will be released today
Times Free Press: Judge releases DesJarlais divorce transcript will be released today
A Hamilton County judge is still reviewing previously unavailable court transcripts involving U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais and his former wife to determine whether they will be released later today.
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Schools make honor roll on state report card
The Tennessee Department of Education has released its annual report card on districts and schools, and the report shows Rutherford County Schools performed well and Murfreesboro City Schools continued to show improvements in 2011.
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Judge: Barrett breached contract in road dispute
Judge: Barrett breached contract in road dispute
A judge has ordered Ronnie Barrett to pay nearly a $1 million in damages to a Rutherford County woman following a battle over an access road near Buchanan Road.
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Republicans strengthen hold on state politics
Research shows GOP gains ground with voters
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Report: Women still earn less than men
Report: Women still earn less than men
Imagine doing exactly the same job as a co-worker of the opposite sex – identical duties from beginning to the end of the workday – except the woman makes 77 cents to every dollar the man earns.
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Stewart-DesJarlais race tightens, report says
Stewart-DesJarlais race tightens, report says
The Cook Political Report has upgraded the race for Tennessee’s Fourth Congressional District from “Likely Republican” to “Lean Republican.”
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Juvenile magistrate prepares to take over Ash's seat
Juvenile magistrate prepares to take over Ash's seat
Siskin named new Circuit Court judge
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Rutherford County schools makes honor roll on state's report card
The Tennessee Department of Education has released its annual Report Card on school districts and schools, and the report shows Rutherford County Schools continues to be a leader in education.
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Highway Patrol steps up enforcement for Halloween
The Tennessee Highway Patrol will plan for increased visibility and enforcement efforts on Halloween to ensure a safe and happy holiday for all Tennesseans.
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State senators target Obamacare
State senators target Obamacare
Two Tennessee senators announced Monday they will introduce legislation to prevent expansion of the Tennessee Medicaid program under the Affordable Care Act, also known as “Obamacare.”
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Hurricane Sandy makes gas prices unstable
With Hurricane Sandy headed for East Coast, there are a number of uncertainties in regards to the impact at the pump for various fuels.
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Haslam appoints Siskin to Circuit Court
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday that he has appointed Keith Siskin to the 16th Judicial District Circuit Court, which serves Rutherford and Cannon counties.
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VINSON: Fear of unknown makes for great Halloween tale
Although this is my official entry for Halloween, I readily admit it lacks the ghost, goblin and witch effect normally associated with the holiday.
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Short Mountain shares heritage with Samsonite
Short Mountain shares heritage with Samsonite
Does history repeat itself? You be the judge. The great-grandson of the founder of the old Samsonite manufacturing plant in Murfreesboro is the same man who has opened a business in neighboring Cannon County.
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Walking tour features downtown treasures
Facades abound around the world, but none are as steadfast, substantial and stately as the historic Rutherford County Courthouse.
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MTSU Poll: Romney leads Obama in Tenn.
Republican Mitt Romney leads Democrat Barack Obama in the race for president in Tennessee, bolstered at least partly by the support Romney has gained among Tennessee’s white evangelical voters since last spring’s primary.
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La Vergne police to play Titans alumni at fundraiser
La Vergne police to play Titans alumni at fundraiser
Members of the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge No. 85 will go toe-to-toe with former Titans players to raise money for police philanthropic projects.
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Local detective graduates from first TBI academy class
Local detective graduates from first TBI academy class
Rutherford County Sheriff’s Detective DJ Jackson was one of nine law enforcement officers to graduate Friday from the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation’s State Academy.
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AEDC hosts annual VA picnic
AEDC hosts annual VA picnic
A number of organizations from the base and the community contributed donations and personal support for the VA picnic.
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Journalists to be honored for lifetime of service
Journalists to be honored for lifetime of service
Officials announce formation of Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame
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Haunted happenings for Halloween
Haunted happenings for Halloween
A tour of Evergreen Cemetery and Oaklands Historic House Museum really digs the past.
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Deer cause nearly 6,000 crashes in Tennessee
The Tennessee Highway Patrol cautions motorists to watch out for deer on or near the roadways this fall season.
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November elections enter home stretch
Early voting began Wednesday for the Tuesday, Nov. 6, federal and state general election, as well as the general elections for Eagleville, La Vergne and Smyrna.
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La Vergne to host walk-to-school day
Thanks to funding from the Tennessee Department of Transportation for safe routes to school, sidewalks and crosswalks are being installed in the city of La Vergne.
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Clay expressions to be featured at art gallery
The Todd Art Gallery will present “Forms of Expression: A Survey in Contemporary Clay” from Wednesday, Oct. 17, through Thursday, Nov. 1.
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Auto Salvage King relishes longtime role
Auto Salvage King relishes longtime role
Woodbury man still dealing car parts decades later
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New classifications will reveal much about prep football
Although new district alignments and assignments have not yet been made, high school football fans can now get a pretty good idea of what they will look like for the next four years, beginning with the 2013-2014 school year.
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Affirmative action remains one hot potato
Affirmative action remains one hot potato
If an issue at hand has anything to do with a political campaign, the vast majority of candidates are prone to say whatever best serves their personal agenda.
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DesJarlais: Attacks meant to distract voters
DesJarlais: Attacks meant to distract voters
Congressman pushes back against allegations
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Senators call for answers in meningitis outbreak
Senators call for answers in meningitis outbreak
Tennessee lawmakers are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to provide Congress with more information about compounding pharmacy laws.
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Closing public access hurts researchers of all stripes
Closing public access hurts researchers of all stripes
Social Security officials are finding out that making it more difficult for citizens to gain access to death records is hurting millions of people.
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Parents, kids dread 'birds and bees'
Parents are becoming more comfortable having "the talk" with their teenagers, but half of parents say they're still not fully comfortable discussing sexuality with their sons and daughters.
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Children cast excitement at annual fishing event
Children cast excitement at annual fishing event
Dozens of children enjoyed a day of fishing during a recent event for the Boys & Girls Club held at Long Hunter State Park outside of Nashville.
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Uncle Dave Macon Days named best festival in midstate
Uncle Dave Macon Days named best festival in midstate
The readers of The Tennessee Magazine have selected Uncle Dave Macon Days as the best festival in Middle Tennessee.
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New MTSU library exhibit turns pages of texts
Medieval manuscripts and contemporary creations make up two fascinating new displays in MTSU’s James E. Walker Library.
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Third Tennessee facility found in meningitis outbreak
A total of 18 patients have been confirmed with meningitis, epidural abscess, or posterior circulation stroke associated with either cervical or lumbar epidural steroid injections at three clinics.
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Health Department investigating meningitis outbreak
The Tennessee Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention are investigating cases of meningitis involving 11 patients treated at one outpatient surgical center in Nashville.
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Tenn. Highway Patrol accepting applications
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is seeking men and women who are interested in careers in law enforcement for a new trooper cadet class slated to begin March 1, 2013.
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Tennessee lives up to nickname
Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, and Columbia native Jan Kirk Wright will be recognized tomorrow for being an outstanding volunteer.
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'NASCAR preacher' back at pit-road pulpit
'NASCAR preacher' back at pit-road pulpit
Preacher Joe Nelms continues to divide his time between the pulpit and pit road. Nelms, who is the pastor of Family Baptist Church in Lebanon, became nationally known for his humorous “NASCAR prayer” last year at Nashville Superspeedway in Gladeville.
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Comedic showcase to examine racial stereotypes
Racial stereotypes, ethnic clichés and culture differences will be at the forefront Tuesday, Oct. 2, as The Out Front on Main Theatre plays host to "The Most Races Show on Earth."
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Haunting history in Murfreesboro
Haunting history in Murfreesboro

Shadow Chasers holding Halloween walks

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MTSU, Roane State ink agreement to ease transfers
MTSU, Roane State ink agreement to ease transfers
The presidents of MTSU and Roane State Community College signed agreements that will ease the transition for students seeking to transfer to the Murfreesboro university.
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Military, overseas ballots are in mail
The last day to register to vote in the November Election is Columbus Day.
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Volunteer spirit breathes new life into Granville
Volunteer spirit breathes new life into Granville
Longtime educator returns to Jackson County roots
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Experts: Uncertainty preventing stronger economic recovery
Although the economy is beginning to heal, uncertainty over fiscal policy and future tax rates is hindering a stronger recovery, according to several experts who spoke recently at an annual conference.
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MTSU performers open season in ‘Elephant’s Graveyard’
Tennessee students will depict a tragic and confusing moment in history when MTSU Theatre and Dance opens its 2012-13 season Wednesday, Oct. 3, with George Brant’s “Elephant’s Graveyard.”
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MTSU in discussions to purchase former hospital property
Middle Tennessee State University was recently authorized by the Tennessee Building Commission to begin discussions on purchasing the former site of the Middle Tennessee Medical Center east of downtown Murfreesboro.
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MTSU announces six-city True Blue Tour of state
Deans, administrators and counselors from Murfreesboro campus to visit Johnson City and Knoxville this week
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WHITTLE: ‘Real men’ must take united urinal stand
In seventh grade, a “fancy dan” school teacher with long polished and manicured finger nails attempted to teach us country boys about good hygiene.
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Prohibition saga packs a strong punch
Like a familiar song goes, the hills of “Lawless” are alive. But the thing that keeps the Prohibition-era community of Appalachian mountain men humming in this movie isn’t music, but moonshine.
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MTSU marks Constitution Day with naturalization ceremony
MTSU marks Constitution Day with naturalization ceremony
MTSU celebrated the 225th anniversary of the signing of the U.S. Constitution on Tuesday by holding a naturalization ceremony at the Murphy Center.
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Tenn. first lady to visit Smyrna Elementary
Tennessee first lady Crissy Haslam will read to students Friday, Sept. 21, at Smyrna Elementary School to participate in the annual Read to Succeed Day celebration.
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Six local agencies receive highway safety grants
More than $162,000 in grants have been approved to aid six Rutherford County agencies in their highway safety efforts.
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WOODY: Isn’t road-kill stew, highway hash yummy?
WOODY: Isn’t road-kill stew, highway hash yummy?
A few years ago our august State Legislature, with nothing better to do to earn their per diem, passed a law allowing their constituents to collect and eat road kill.
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Fisher House construction marks historic day
Fisher House construction marks historic day
Wounded warrior praises public-private partnership
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Honey Bunny breathes new life into vintage clothing
Honey Bunny breathes new life into vintage clothing
Amber Combs, Mary Hebden, a re-enactor, Barb Spina and Barbara Spindell at the Forrest’s Raid Re-enactment in July. Spina made hers and several of the reproduction dresses.
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Beware of e-mail scams, state warns
Scammers take your information and you never get the lottery money – which never existed.
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Shacklett’s celebrates 75 years
Shacklett’s celebrates 75 years
In 2009 Shacklett's Photography donated its immense collection of historic photographs to Rutherford County.
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Sam Davis Home hiring tour guide
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Report: Summer shows what climate change has in store
Summer in Tennessee is telling us a lot about climate change and where we're headed in the future.
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News provides fertile ground for films
As a writer, I love to see movies about the business of writing.
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Party conventions evoke memories
Party conventions evoke memories
The Republicans’ and Democrats’ latest soirees spark remembrances of other conventions.
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Meat processor considering Cannon County for plant
The Cannon County Industrial Development Board is considering approving a meat processing plant for the rural county.
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Corker concerned about US approach to Syria
Corker concerned about US approach to Syria
Following a meeting Saturday with groups near the border of Syria, U.S. Sen. Bob Corker said he is concerned about whether American involvement could bring unintended consequences.
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Sheriff's Office to dedicate 9/11 memorial
More than 3,000 victims of the 9/11 terrorist attacks will be remembered when a monument in their memory is dedicated Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
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Senators announce appropriations for Rutherford County
Senators announce appropriations for Rutherford County
Rutherford County will receive nearly $453.9 million in state appropriations, including some funds for the long-awaited MTSU Science Building.
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THP arrests 21 for DUIs in Rutherford County over Labor Day weekend
The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security announced Tuesday the Tennessee Highway Patrol investigated zero alcohol-related fatal accidents in the 16 counties chosen for “No Refusal” DUI enforcement efforts over the Labor Day holiday period.
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 City Council denies airport expansion
City Council denies airport expansion
The council also deferred a proposal to award a contract for designing improvements to Bradyville Pike.
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Wisconsin governor to make Murfreesboro appearance
State Rep. Joe Carr (R-Lascassas) and Tennessee Republican Party Chairman Chris Devaney announced Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker will headline this year's T-Bones & Politics fundraiser, held Saturday, Oct. 6.
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Sims family brings history life
Sims family brings history life
Evening on Main to showcase renovated house
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Young GOP delegate joins convention fray
Young GOP delegate joins convention fray
Murfreesboro native participates in national party politics
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Six Rutherford County schools receive top honors
Six Rutherford County schools receive top honors
Six Rutherford County schools have been named Reward Schools by the Tennessee Department of Education.
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Stones River Battlefield to showcase history
On Saturday, Sept. 1, Stones River National Battlefield will present programs that highlight the stories of Middle Tennessee confederates in the Battle of Stones River.
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Democratic challenger launches district tour
State Sen. Eric Stewart kicked off a tour Wednesday of the 4th Congressional District as part of his bid to unseat Republican U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in the November election.
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VINSON: Tower of Babel remains relevant today
There has been talk in the Tennessee General Assembly of no longer requiring cursive writing in public schools. Legislators justified this proposal due to the technology-driven world in which we live.
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FAIR: A past Vol great choice for today
In trying to come up with ideas for my column, I often forget that I have a great resource in coaching friends who were once great college players.
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Fisher House steps closer to giving haven for healing
Fisher House steps closer to giving haven for healing
Volunteers prepare for groundbreaking ceremony
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Salmonella outbreak sickens Tennesseans
Salmonella outbreak sickens Tennesseans
State health and agricultural officials are warning Tennesseans about an ongoing outbreak of salmonella linked to cantaloupe.
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Student test scores show slight increase
Tennessee public high school graduates improved their performance on the ACT test in 2012, earning an average score of 19.2 out of 36, up from 19 the year before,
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DesJarlais: Office not involved in swimming scandal
DesJarlais: Office not involved in swimming scandal
Congressman confirms participating in Israeli trip
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Sheriff's Office to dedicate memorial
The 9/11 Memorial will be dedicated at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 11, at the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office at 940 New Salem Highway in Murfreesboro.
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Unemployment rate holds steady as economy remains sluggish
Unemployment in Tennessee has dropped more than 4 percent since the onset of the Great Recession in 2007, but newly released data shows national recovery to be sluggish.
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Pioneer Power Days is Eagleville's biggest event
Pioneer Power Days is Eagleville's biggest event
Annual tractor show to draw thousands
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Lamplighter's kicks off new season
Lamplighter's kicks off new season
The Lamplighter's Theatre Company opens its "A Journey of Discovery" season Friday, Sept. 7, with the return of "Man of LaMancha."
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DesJarlais defends decision to reject debate request
DesJarlais defends decision to reject debate request
Congressman wants specifics before any meeting
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Brothers share Deere with Wilson County Fair
Brothers share Deere with Wilson County Fair
Lebanon residents to show father's collection
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PICKIN' ON FILM: Movie brings us closer to humanity
A few weeks ago, I wrote about a series of articles focusing on my five favorite movies. This week I’ll talk about the most serious film involved, Steven Spielberg’s "Schindler’s List."
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LIVING WELL: A tale of two Christians
This is the story of two men that lived in Denmark during the early-1800s. The men had initials of H.C.O. and H.C.A.
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Summer heat claims young lives
Between 1998 and 2010, 32 children in Tennessee died from heat-related causes, with 13 of those fatalities occurring in vehicles. Last month alone, three children died.
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Learn how to plan your business at the Chamber
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center will hold a seminar on setting on a business plan Tuesday, Aug. 28 at the Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce.
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RuCo keeps Basketball Championships, Spring Fling through 2017
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La Vergne uses electronic billboard to inform citizens
La Vergne uses electronic billboard to inform citizens
Displays upcoming events, city meetings
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Cripple Creek Cloggers return from Baltic States
Cripple Creek Cloggers return from Baltic States
Cripple Creek Cloggers and its accompanying string band returned recently from touring festivals in the Baltic States.
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Home sales showing steady improvement
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, local real estate expert Steven Dotson continues to emphasize an improvement in home sales.
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HUDGINS: Nissan looks to hire more plant technicians
Google conducts business workshop; Affordable Care Act adds adoption tax credit
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WHITTLE: What qualifies a judge to judge newspapering?
There I was, looking nice, minding my own business, the Whittle Way, when I was asked by a newspaper reader to expound about lawful "legal" notices in The Murfreesboro Post.
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Battlefield offers 'Hallowed Ground'
Battlefield offers 'Hallowed Ground'
Superintendent Stuart Johnson announced Stones River National Battlefield will offer two more presentations of Hallowed Ground: A Lantern Tour of Stones River National Cemetery during 2012.
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Tennessee State Parks to celebrate annivesary
Edgar Evins State Park on Center Hill Lake, between Smithville and Cookeville, will be holding a 75th anniversary party Thursday, Aug. 9, for Tennessee State Parks.
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Nashville ranked top music hub
Musicians and fans of all walks should take pride in the place where they reside.
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Asurion offering jobs to Middle Tennessee college graduates
Asurion has launched a hiring program geared toward recent college graduates to fill a number of positions in the information technology fields at its Middle Tennessee headquarters.
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Democratic opponent challenges DesJarlais to debates
Less than a week after winning the Democratic Party primary, state Sen. Eric Stewart is pushing for his Republican opponent to participate in three debates, according to a letter sent Tuesday to the freshman congressman.
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Murfreesboro City Hall celebrates history
The Murfreesboro City Hall Art Committee announced the opening of the exhibit: "Our Stories - Mapping the Growth of Murfreesboro - Historical Maps and Murfreesboro: Through the Artist's Eye."
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County Schools director looks to future
County Schools director looks to future
Odom hopes to build on recent student achievements
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Republican candidates call for unity
Republican candidates call for unity
Tennessee Republican Party candidates called on supporters Thursday to set aside their differences for the upcoming November general elections.
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Tracy secures third term in Tennessee Senate
Tracy secures third term in Tennessee Senate
State Sen. Jim Tracy overwhelmingly defeated challenger Matt Randolph in the Republican Party primary Thursday for the 14th District in the Tennessee Senate.
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Tennessee Democrats disavow their senate candidate
The Tennessee Democratic Party released the following statement in response to Mark Clayton receiving the most votes in the Democratic Primary for US Senate.
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Vanderbilt to map doctor shortages
Vanderbilt researchers have been selected to receive a national grant as part of a push to gauge the coming impact of the Affordable Care Act.
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MEDIA MATTERS: Plugging leaks can cause real harm
Ever since the First Continental Congress, the government has been dealing with leaks of classified information.
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Murfreesboro shuts down digital sign
Murfreesboro shuts down digital sign
Officials pull plug after winning legal battle
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Opry Mills retailers offering deep discounts
Get back to school in style at Opry Mills. The newly reopened mall invites shoppers to participate in Tennessee’s Tax-Free Holiday this weekend.
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UT Gardens August 2012 Plant of the Month: Narrow-leaf ironweed
UT Gardens August 2012 Plant of the Month: Narrow-leaf ironweed
Narrow-leaf ironweed is a species native to Oklahoma and Arkansas that is also well suited for the home landscape in Tennessee.
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Tennessee kids ranked healthiest in South
Fewer Tennessee teens are abusing alcohol and drugs, fewer kids are living without health insurance and fewer babies are being born at low birth weights in the Volunteer State.
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Blackman teacher under investigation could lose license
Tennessee’s Board of Education is seeking to revoke the license of a teacher under investigation by the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office for allegations of assaulting students and being a possible child abuse perpetrator.
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Haslam appoints special Supreme Court
Unique panel made up of highly qualified and diverse appointees
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BREAKING NEWS: DOJ slams mosque opponents in rebuttal
BREAKING NEWS: DOJ slams mosque opponents in rebuttal
US attorneys file motion in response to federal filings
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Southern matriarch cared for sacred trust
Murfreesboro woman protects flag in Civil War
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WHITTLE: Tenn. Guard sustained life for war refugees
Apparently, one never completely gets over being in a war zone where live ammo tears through flesh and ends lives.
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Murfreesboro plant receives workplace safety award
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has awarded Heritage Farms Dairy in Murfreesboro with the Governor’s Award of Excellence for Workplace Safety and Health.
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Highway Patrol offers Citizens Police Academy
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is now accepting applications for the fall session of its Citizens’ Trooper Academy.
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Rhythm and Roots rides high with tradition
Rhythm and Roots rides high with tradition
When it comes to country music, or the country music that most knew as a kid, the credit leans toward Bristol, Tenn.
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UPDATED: Federal judge allows Murfreesboro mosque to open
UPDATED: Federal judge allows Murfreesboro mosque to open
Federal officials file lawsuit against Rutherford County
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State lottery sees record sales in 2012
More than 600,000 grants or scholarships have been awarded since 2004
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'Race To The Top' starts with common core
Tennessee students' test scores improved for the second consecutive year in 2012, and state leaders predict the new Common Core standards will help them continue that trend.
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Tennessee ranks No. 1 in automotive manufacturing strength
State earns eight Top 10 honors in Business Facilities 2012 State Rankings Report
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Black Confederate in Gen. Forrest’s raid
Black Confederate in Gen. Forrest’s raid
Saturday Event holds special meaning for Confederate descendant
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Battlefield offers 'Hallowed Ground'
The next program will begin at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, July 21.
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Haslam executive order suspends hay transportation rules
Regulations eased to help farmers handle drought
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Republican candidate to hold town hall meeting
Republican candidate to hold town hall meeting
One of the Republican Party primary candidates vying for a seat in the Tennessee General Assembly will hold a town hall meeting with residents Tuesday night in downtown Murfreesboro.
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History comes alive
History comes alive
Oaklands Mansion re-enacts Forrest's surrender
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Housing shows signs of recovery in midstate
Housing shows signs of recovery in midstate
Middle Tennessee’s housing market is poised for continued improvement.
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Hundreds of new state laws take affect
Hundreds of new state laws take affect
Slew of Tennessee statutes added to books
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Summer vacation: Not what it used to be?
Summer vacation can be a tough time for kids who don't have summer classes to attend, or an organized reading program.
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WHITTLE: Legends of Lascassas known nationwide
WHITTLE: Legends of Lascassas known nationwide
Briefly in the 1950s, Lascassas, a mere village, was known more widely than Rutherford County capitol city Murfreesboro due to the “Arthur Godfrey Show” on television and radio.
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Middle Tennessee borders on drought
Middle Tennessee is on the verge of a drought, an official at the National Weather Service said.
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Economy takes toll on American wealth
Economy takes toll on American wealth
Americans are worth less than they used to be, data released by the U.S. Census Bureau shows.
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GOP renews call for health care law repeal
GOP renews call for health care law repeal
Republican members of Congress reacted with renewed determination in repealing the health care law Thursday in light of the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling.
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Students show improvement on TCAP test
Statewide assessments show achievement gains for second year in a row
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Rutherford County receives state tire recycling grant
Rutherford County receives state tire recycling grant
Rutherford County will receive a $466,000 waste tire recycling grant for the 2013-14 fiscal year.
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Regulations blamed for stagnant economy
Regulations blamed for stagnant economy
Congressional hearing targets federal agencies
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MEDIA MATTERS: Price of freedom is vigilance
This week, back in 1971, 41 years ago, the government and the news media were engaged in a struggle pitting secrecy against the public's right to know.
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Tracy makes re-election bid official
State Sen. Jim Tracy formally announced Monday he will be a candidate for re-election to the 14th District in the Tennessee State Senate.
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Murfreesboro Bicentennial lecture focuses on Dixie Highway
In celebration of Murfreesboro’s Bicentennial “Rivers, Roads, Rails, and Trails Month,” the Heritage Center of Murfreesboro and Rutherford County.
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Fallen Vietnam hero to be honored in Williamson County
A fallen Williamson County hero killed in Vietnam 42 years ago will be memorialized on Saturday, June 30, with a bridge dedication.
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Congressional hearing focuses on job creation
Congressional hearing focuses on job creation
Lawmakers discuss impact of federal regulations on business
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Charges of ethics violations ‘substantially true’
Charges of ethics violations ‘substantially true’
Judge finds merit in Zelenik’s attack ads against Black
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Local residents invited to join in cancer research
Just as individuals donate blood to save lives, so can they donate information to accomplish the same goal.
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Restaurant anchors Christiana business district
Restaurant anchors Christiana business district
Due to the popular Miller’s Grocery, a country café, this tiny rural community’s legend grows. The legends born at Christiana may be bigger than the never-incorporated village itself.
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Bonnaroo remains well-oiled musical machine
Bonnaroo remains well-oiled musical machine
Festival continues to adapt with times
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Tennessee artisans prepare for Porter Flea
Tennessee artisans prepare for Porter Flea
Independent crafts festival slated for this weekend
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Murfreesboro teen weathers life's storms
Murfreesboro teen weathers life's storms
Local cancer survivor looks to future
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MEDIA MATTERS: Watergate precedent still important today
It was 40 years ago this week, June 17, 1972, that five men broke into the headquarters of the Democratic National Committee and touched off the greatest scandal in American politics: Watergate.
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Southern hospitality entices business to Tennessee
Southern hospitality entices business to Tennessee
When it comes to dealing with small businesses owners or corporate giants, Tennessee is the place to be. The Volunteer State has once again made its mark on a national scale.
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National Guard revises bonus policy for enlistees
National Guard revises bonus policy for enlistees
This policy has five different tiers of bonuses ranging from $5,000 all the way up to $15,000 for new enlistees.
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New MTSU grant will create online guide to Tennessee music
Was that song about Tennessee?
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Tennessee wins Gold Shovel Award
Annual award recognizes achievements in job creation and economic impact
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UPDATED: White, Garvin will not debate
UPDATED: White, Garvin will not debate
Garvin defends his vote for Barack Obama in 2008.
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Planned Parenthood: Sex education bill could harm progress
Forty-seven years ago, the U.S. Supreme Court legalized the use of contraceptives by married couples in all 50 states.
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Discovery School teacher honored by peers
“I never wanted to be a teacher. I resisted it until I took a class and then I knew I wanted to teach, and I wanted to do it like Aunt Carol,” said Stacey Burt, who teaches sixth grade at the Discovery School in Murfreesboro.
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Fosterville Church VBS celebrates faith, history
Fosterville Church VBS celebrates faith, history
Fosterville may owe its very existence to the steam-powered locomotive, but faith became the real driving force that kept its families going through good times and bad.
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Housing market maintains improvement
Home sales in Rutherford County continued an upward climb in May, newly released data shows.
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Few bright spots in new TN KIDS COUNT Report
While state unemployment has dropped nearly 2 percent since this time last year, the latest KIDS COUNT report shows that Tennessee children have greater needs for support.
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Corker introduces bill to foster global investment
Corker introduces bill to foster global investment
Republican Sen. Bob Corker introduced bipartisan legislation Thursday intended to increase foreign investment by examining whether certain regulations need to be eliminated.
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Bonnaroo packed with great headliners
Bonnaroo packed with great headliners
The Bonnaroo season has quickly arrived and with that it brings us many good things – headliners of Phish, Radiohead and Red Hot Chili Peppers.
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MEDIA MATTERS: Do mosque opponents want other properties nixed too?
It’s amazing sometimes how what we think of as obscure laws can have such unforeseen consequences.
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City Cafe switches owners following seizure
City Cafe switches owners following seizure
Historic restaurant reopens after tax fallout
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Suspect in Social Security bomb threat arrested
Suspect in Social Security bomb threat arrested
Officials have confirmed a 49-year-old Dickson County man was taken into custody Monday after he allegedly threatened to blow up the U.S. Social Security Administration building.
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Tennessee bills die by veto, summer study committee
Tennessee bills die by veto, summer study committee
Although Sen. Mike Faulk’s two bills regarding guns made it to the Senate Rules Committee, neither made it to the floor for a vote.
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VINSON: Mysteries of eagle too amazing not to share
“The way of an eagle in the air; The way of a serpent upon a rock,” reads Proverbs 30:19.
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TDEC launches Tennessee state parks 75th anniversary microsite
New digital platform offers innovative, interactive design
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Top of class THP cadet to patrol RuCo
Trooper Ryan Quinn was named the top cadet and presented the Calvin Jenks Memorial Award and was assigned to Rutherford County.
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UT Gardens names oakleaf hydrangeas plant of month
UT Gardens names oakleaf hydrangeas plant of month
People are drawn to hydrangeas for their showy flowers.
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MEDIA MATTERS: Protecting free speech essential to democracy
We've heard a lot lately about what it takes to be a “real” American.
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Murfreesboro mosque ruling fuels more questions
Murfreesboro mosque ruling fuels more questions
Corlew voids approval for Islamic Center construction
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Downtown remains heartbeat of Murfreesboro
Downtown remains heartbeat of Murfreesboro
Small-business owners relish Square despite changes
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Tennessee unemployment continues downward trend
Tennessee’s unemployment rate for April fell to 7.8 percent last month.
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Forrest rides again
Forrest rides again
In mid-July, the streets of Murfreesboro will ring once again with the hoofbeats of a mythical Confederate general on the 150th anniversary of his daring raid on the Rutherford County Courthouse.
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Where are Tennessee kids on the campaign trail?
Advocates for children in Tennessee say the youngest Americans are being ignored so far in the presidential campaigns, and they're hoping that changes before November.
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Details emerge following City Cafe seizure
Details emerge following City Cafe seizure
City, county, state, federal tax liens span half decade
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Amelia Earhart’s ‘Boro connection
Amelia Earhart’s ‘Boro connection
McKneely served as frontier aviator's mechanic
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Carr's SAVE Act signed into law
Gov. Bill Haslam signed into law a bill, which is intended to prevent illegal immigrants from seeking to claim public benefits in Tennessee.
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Parton song deemed 'historically significant'
Dolly Parton’s self-penned song “Coat of Many Colors” has been added to The Library of Congress National Recording Registry.
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Report says kinship care families short on support
More than 65,000 children in Tennessee reside with relatives instead of their parents.
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Mufreesboro resident named Rotarian of the Year
Murfreesboro's Ed Maupin received the Rotarian of the Year award for District 6760.
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Haslam signs bills restructuring boards, worker's comp
Haslam signs bills restructuring boards, worker's comp
Tennessee's governor sign two pieces of legislation, both touted to save the state some cash.
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City Cafe closed by state
City Cafe closed by state
Tennessee' Department of Revenue forced the doors shut Wednesday at Murfreesboro's oldest restaurant.
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Re-enactors 'muster' on the Trace
The Natchez Trace Parkway will take visitors back in time with the sights and sounds of a “muster” from 200 years ago during a free commemoration of the War of 1812.
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Saggy pants, parental involvement, tort reform debated
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Duck River beckons day trippers to Normandy
Duck River beckons day trippers to Normandy
Kayaking rental offers relaxing vacation
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Jobs4TN Online brings self-service functions to job seekers and employers
Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner Karla Davis this week announced a new jobs database to help connect job seekers with Tennessee employers.
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Tennessee science scores improve
Eighth-grade students in Tennessee scored higher in science than they did two years prior.
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State house candidate takes no-tax pledge
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Can we really have it all? EPA regs, new jobs
The policy director of the National Wildlife Federation Climate & Energy program says Americans can actually have it both ways
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Tennessee rejects No Child Left Behind standards
Tennessee rejects No Child Left Behind standards
Also announces more than $37 million in grants to turn around low-performing schools
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State sales tax on food goes into effect July 1
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National magazine names state one of best for business
Chief Executive magazine named Tennessee one of the top four states in the nation for business today in its eighth annual survey of Best and Worst States for Business.
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Markets bring goods from farm to table
Markets bring goods from farm to table
Farmers’ Market kicks off 2012 season Friday
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Webb lacrosse enjoys first-ever winning season
Webb School, out of Bell Buckle, girls’ lacrosse team has already made school history with by far the most wins in a season.
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Falcons overtake Chargers in championship game
Before last week’s Rutherford County baseball tournament, Stewarts Creek Middle School head coach Tim Crunk said in order to do well in the tournament, his Falcons had to do three things to be successful: pitching, solid defense and timely hitting.
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Celebrate history Southern style
Be sure to mark your calendars for an event heralding the arrival of warmer temperatures and gorgeous flowers in bloom for the annual Oaklands’ Spring Party, Sunday Supper Southern Style.
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Legislators include Rutherford County projects in budget
Legislators include Rutherford County projects in budget
University to break ground on Science Building
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Tennessee to receive $18 million in grants for community health centers
Grants from the Affordable Care Act will help build and expand health centers, create jobs, and expand access to an additional 860,000 patients nationwide
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Islamic Center opponents await ruling
Islamic Center opponents await ruling
Testimony in Planning Commission lawsuit concludes
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RuCo unemployment stays below national average
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Expert: Planning Commission followed state law
Expert: Planning Commission followed state law
An expert said Thursday that Rutherford County officials followed the law in May 2010 because the government is not required to advertise regularly scheduled meetings.
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Win a seat at Tennessee Air Show
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Senate revises cyberbullying law
The Senate has approved legislation that revises a law passed last year regarding cyberbullying through the use of electronic devices.
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Cystic fibrosis patient hits great stride at marathon
Cystic fibrosis patient hits great stride at marathon
Jake Bachman will be running his first 26.2-mile dash Saturday in Nashville.
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Experts discuss economic recovery, jobs
The economy remains the No. 1 topic of conversation throughout the country.
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Better Business Bureau warns of new e-mail scam
The Better Business Bureau of Middle Tennessee is warning consumers and businesses of a new e-mail scam that has been making the rounds in recent weeks.
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Despite overall declines, Tennessee homicide rate rises
Although the overall crime rate decreased last year, the number of homicides increased by 4 percent statewide, according to data in the Crime in Tennessee 2011 report that was released last week.
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Murfreesboro mosque trial begins
Murfreesboro mosque trial begins
Opponents of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro said Wednesday they believe the government should do more to inform residents about public meetings.
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Haslam signs Team Act into law
Haslam signs Team Act into law
Legislation changes how state government will recruit, retain and reward employees
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Autism advice for school success? Try sunglasses
Autism affects one of every 88 children in Tennessee, according to the CDC.
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Boner rejects sexual harassment allegations
Boner rejects sexual harassment allegations
Rutherford County property assessor denies any wrongdoing
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Unemployment insurance reforms pass state House
Unemployment benefits created quite a discussion in the House of Representatives’ Thursday sessions.
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Sheriff's 9/11 memorial slated for Sept. 11 completion
Sheriff's 9/11 memorial slated for Sept. 11 completion
Concrete executives united to construct the foundation of the historical 9/11 Memorial’s I-beam from the World Trade Center this week at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.
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Tennessee Civil War 150 introduces app for iPhone
New technology brings history to life for travelers
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Authors to discuss historical works at Linebaugh
Linebaugh Library is offering a unique opportunity for the community to learn about two recently published works that relate directly to the history of Murfreesboro.
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Archers keep eyes on prize
Archers keep eyes on prize
RuCo schools dominate state archery tournament
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Angie Ott plants a lifestyle
Angie Ott plants a lifestyle
Birdsong Hollow Farm sells world of folks on gardening
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Grant helps MTSU women's health
A new $20,000 grant from the March of Dimes Tennessee Chapter will help MTSU’s Center for Health and Human Services boost its text-messaging campaign aimed at improving young women’s health.
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Plain speech protected civil right
A lot of people are counting on your inability to understand their writing to protect their jobs and enhance their companies’ bottom lines.
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Springtime means increased Tennessee home sales
Springtime means increased Tennessee home sales
Analysts predict upward trend likely to continue
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Take a trek around MTSU campus with cell phone tour
Take a trek around MTSU campus with cell phone tour
MTSU offers countless activities to the public, but many of the goings-on fall behind the scenes,like the Historic Cell Phone Tour of campus offered by the Albert Gore Research Center.
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Deputies uncover 200 pounds of cocaine
Deputies uncover 200 pounds of cocaine
RCSO confiscates record amount of the drug in rural Florence
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Construction on slow, but steady rise
Construction on slow, but steady rise
Private sector shows year-over-year gains
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Students fight strip mining
Students fight strip mining
Tennessee’s hills are as famous as the numerous songs that have been inspired by the striking landscape, but strip-mining threatens more than just scenic views, a group of MTSU students said.
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Haslam announces statewide anti-meth campaign
Haslam announces statewide anti-meth campaign
Gov. Bill Haslam rolled out a comprehensive statewide campaign designed to inform Tennesseans about the consequences of violating the “I Hate Meth Act."
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Murfreesboro residents enjoy warmest winter in decades
The midstate experienced its warmest winter since 1971 and warmest March since 1907, according to data collected by the National Weather Service.
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School Board narrows director field to four candidates
Four candidates will be considered for the director of schools position, the Rutherford County School Board announced Tuesday.
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Local trivia expert makes national debut
Local trivia expert makes national debut
Wilson Elementary student shows off knowledge to Leno
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In search of Uriah Stone
In search of Uriah Stone
Descendant tracks namesake of Stones River
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Tennesseans' medical records at risk under proposed law
Legislation could weaken federal patient privacy laws
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Nationwide average for regular gas hovers around $4
Pump prices have steadily increased week after week since Jan. 1. Today, the national average is almost 10 cents away from $4 a gallon.
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Tennessee family watches as Supreme Court tackles health care
The U.S. Supreme Court began hearings Monday about the constitutionality of the Affordable Care Act.
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Newly found papers detail festival’s birth
Newly found papers detail festival’s birth
Trove of documents show development of Uncle Dave Macon Days
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Young guns for greatness
Young guns for greatness
Chris Young aims for sixth consecutive No. 1 tune
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What beauty surrounds us in springtime
As we approach this incomparable time of year, when all things display their uniqueness and rebirth, we ourselves are able to start anew.
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Gardening made easy
I have been gardening for more than 60 years, starting with my mom’s garden, which was very large and played a serious role in providing food for a family of 15.
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FOOD: Drink wine with merry heart at Beachaven
FOOD: Drink wine with merry heart at Beachaven
Celebrating its 25th anniversary, Beachaven Winery is one of Tennessee’s 32 wineries.
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Historians unveil new Civil War book
Authors and Civil War historians Michael Bradley and Shirley Farris Jones track the compelling story of the Civil War in our community in the latest book, Murfreesboro in the Civil War.
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Author expounds on new book
‘Murfreesboro in the Civil War’ examines town’s history
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Opryland returns
Opryland returns
Opry Mills plans grand reopening in Nashville
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Democratic Party to honor Naifeh with award
State Rep. Jimmy Naifeh of Covington is being honored with the Governor Ned Ray McWherter Legacy Award for his decades-long career in public service.
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Haslam to keynote The Hermitage birthday celebration
Haslam to keynote The Hermitage birthday celebration
Gov. Bill Haslam is scheduled to serve as keynote speaker Thursday, March 15, during the 245th birthday celebration of President Andrew Jackson at The Hermitage.
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Panel discussions focus on women who influenced MTSU
Women to air past and present perspectives with eye to the future
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After Pearl Harbor, pilot’s heart landed in Smyrna
After Pearl Harbor, pilot’s heart landed in Smyrna

What historic Sewart Air Base (closed 1972) brought to Smyrna, cannot be measured in the present.

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Spring for Stones River Relay
Spring for Stones River Relay
Race down Short Mountain to Readyville Mill
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Tennessee ranks third in national poll
Tennessee ranks as the third most favorable state, according to the latest Public Policy Polling survey results.
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CRIME BRIEFS: Tools stolen from home near downtown
Man caught with meth outside hotel; Student raped near campus; Manager discovers well-made counterfeit bill; and La Vergne robbery suspect arrested
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Battlefield history aids economy
Battlefield history aids economy
Stones River National Battlefield wasn’t only important to the course of the Civil War, it’s also important to the course of Rutherford County.
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Jail administrator facing multiple charges
Jail administrator facing multiple charges
The director of operations for a Davidson County jail was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence Sunday on South Church Street in Murfreesboro.
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Ketron receives green award
State Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) was honored this week with a prestigious award for his work to protect Tennessee’s environment.
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Kansas woman charged with statutory rape to appear in court
Kansas woman charged with statutory rape to appear in court
The woman accused of having sex with a teenage runaway outside of a Wal-Mart in Murfreesboro is scheduled to appear Thursday in court.
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Tomboys at risk for abuse
Tomboys at risk for abuse
A new study suggests boys who act like girls and girls who act like boys are at risk of abuse and post-traumatic stress disorder.
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Experts: student loan debt weighing down housing market
With current outstanding student loan debt hovering at $983.5 billion and national unemployment rates topping 8 percent, the country’s housing market will continue to suffer, experts say.
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VINSON: Hoover changes course of American history
“We must never forget our history,” said J. Edgar Hoover.
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Volunteers add 1,000 plants near battlefield
Volunteers add 1,000 plants near battlefield
Local volunteers added nearly 1,000 plants Saturday near the site of one of the bloodiest engagements of the Battle of Stones River.
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Murfreesboro: Then and Now
Murfreesboro: Then and Now
New book tells city’s history through photos
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Rabies confirmed in Rutherford County horse
Rutherford County horse was infected with the type of rabies virus found in skunks in Tennessee.
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Uncle Dave is smiling
Uncle Dave is smiling
Annual event names award winners
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Assessor of property candidates profiled
This week, The Murfreesboro Post profiled the Republican candidates for Rutherford County assessor of property. For the Democrats, Rob Mitchell is the only primary candidate.
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County Schools approves director search criteria
Communication with parents and the School Board, as well as maintaining high test scores are the biggest concerns from the more than 300 Rutherford County residents who provided input about the qualities they would like to see in the next director of schools.
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Judge sides with online travel companies
Judge sides with online travel companies
Local governments lose lawsuit to impose additional taxes
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MTSU welcomes young inventors to campus
MTSU welcomes young inventors to campus
For 2012 Invention Convention at Murphy Center
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WHITTLE: Smyrna Airport lands big blimp tenant
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Infiniti line bringing 1,000 jobs to Smyrna
Infiniti line bringing 1,000 jobs to Smyrna
Nissan adds new line for luxury car
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Cannon County moonshiners ‘go legal’
Cannon County moonshiners ‘go legal’
Longtime distillers come out of shadows
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Ketron joins state Senate leaders to oppose Obamacare
Ketron joins state Senate leaders to oppose Obamacare
The individual mandate, which is the centerpiece of the new law, is the requirement that almost all people in the United States buy health insurance or pay a penalty to the IRS for failing to do so.
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Disease is ‘more than skin deep’
Disease is ‘more than skin deep’
MTSU alumna to turn experience into film
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Sheriff defends terrorist training course
Sheriff defends terrorist training course
A firestorm erupted last week after a local news station reported the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office used a questionable group to conduct anti-terrorism training for deputies.
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Road superintendent candidates profiled
This week, The Murfreesboro Post profiled the Republican candidates for Rutherford County road superintendent.
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MTMC to fill nursing need with job fair
Middle Tennessee Medical Center is seeking licensed registered nurses and licensed practical nurses and will host a nursing career fair Feb. 21 for these positions only.
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A black slave owner in Rutherford County
A black slave owner in Rutherford County
Sherrod Bryant challenges modern notions of U.S. history
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Rutherford County teachers among most effective in state
Rutherford County teachers are among the most effective in the state based on value-added learning gains, a new state report shows.
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WHITTLE: Regional VA leadership questioned
WHITTLE: Regional VA leadership questioned
Are regional Veterans Administration officials concerned about soldiers returning from Afghanistan and Iraq with substance abuse issues?
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MT Poll details differences between parties
The MTSU Poll’s newly released Spring 2012 Partisan Profiles reveals which demographic traits tend to distinguish Tennessee’s Republicans, Democrats and independents from each other.
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Have you Yazoo’d?
Have you Yazoo’d?
Yazoo Brewery is a no-brainer destination.
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Director of schools survey due by Friday
Director of schools survey due by Friday
Residents have until noon Friday to provide input on what criteria should be emphasized in the screening and selection process for the next director of Rutherford County Schools.
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Bonnaroo reveals initial lineup for festival
The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival has announced its initial lineup for the 2012 festival.
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Is 'genetically modified' the future of our food?
The rise of genetically modified foods has put agriculture at a crossroads in Tennessee and around the nation, and some believe it is also putting food safety at risk.
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Motlow request goes to County Commission
Motlow State Community College presented a request Thursday, which was approved for the full commission, for $200,000 toward expanding its Smyrna campus to the Budget and Finance Committee.
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Capitol Connection touts MTSU funding
Capitol Connection touts MTSU funding
Rutherford County’s state legislative delegation informed citizens of their efforts in the Tennessee General Assembly and fielded questions from area residents on a wide range of topics during the Chamber of Commerce’s Capitol Connection event Friday morning at the Chamber’s headquarters on Medical Center Parkway.
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‘Destined for greaterness’
‘Destined for greaterness’
Peebles benefits family, community
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Herring receives Tennessee tourism award
Herring receives Tennessee tourism award
The Tennessee Association of Convention and Visitors Bureaus has awarded Mona K. Herring, vice president of the Rutherford County Convention and Visitors Bureau, with the Tennessee Tourism Spotlight Award.
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High in the saddle
High in the saddle
Ken Oldham preaches to cowboys, makes their saddles
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High-flying yarn of WWII heroes misses its mark
High-flying yarn of WWII heroes misses its mark
The Tuskegee Airmenwere American’s first African-American military aviators.
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Tennessee Democratic leaders call for sales tax reform
NASHVILLE - After 21 months of increased state revenues, Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing a bill that would lower the sales tax on food purchases in Tennessee, and also broaden the state's inheritance tax exemption.
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Air Force announces changes for Air National Guard
Air Force announces changes for Air National Guard
All three flying wings in Tennessee will be affected by the changes that support the August 2011 Budget Control Act.
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Meaning of history
Meaning of history
In 1872 Sampson Keeble became state’s first black representative
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Womick takes aim at local planning
State Rep. Rick Womick’s stand for private property rights could have unintended consequences, a local attorney said.
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Teachers voice concerns to state lawmakers
Teachers voice concerns to state lawmakers
Harshly criticize changes to how teachers are evaluated, paid
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Major changes in store for Rutherford County Farmers’ Market
Major changes in store for Rutherford County Farmers’ Market
EBT, credit will be accepted
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Inspiration for others
As a young boy growing up in Murfreesboro some 30 years ago, Ricky Turner knew he wanted better for himself and his future family.
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National Guard Medivac unit leaving for Afghanistan
Tennessee National Guard Soldiers from a 45-man Smyrna-based Air Medivac unit leave Saturday on the first leg of a journey taking them to Afghanistan on a one-year deployment.
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Post columnist honored for service to veterans
Post columnist honored for service to veterans
The General Francis Nash Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, recently presented the Chapter Media Award to Dan Whittle and retired Lt. Col. Hooper Penuel.
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The power of love
Southern author looks to history for inspiration
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Libertarian student group to host political debate
The MTSU chapter of Young Americans for Liberty will hold a political debate Feb. 8 on civil liberties on campus at 7 p.m.
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MTSU notes passing of alumna, longtime educator Kennedy
MTSU alumna Linda Kennedy, one of the first five African-American students to attend the university in the 1960s, is being remembered as a lifelong K-12 educator and administrator who touched the lives of young people, colleagues and others.
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Southern Rutherford County sees rash of burglaries
Burglars are stealing jewelry, gold, electronics and guns during the day from homes in the southwestern part of Rutherford County and in nearby Williamson County.
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Haslam budget funds MTSU Science Building
Haslam budget funds MTSU Science Building
Gov. Bill Haslam announced Monday the proposed $31 billion budget for the upcoming fiscal year includes funding for construction of the new MTSU Science Building.
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Driver describes close call with death
Driver describes close call with death
Murfreesboro man narrowly escapes injury
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MTMC Cancer Center offers new state-of-the-art facility
MTMC Cancer Center offers new state-of-the-art facility
Middle Tennessee Medical Center took a final step toward its goal of becoming a regional medical facility with the grand opening of its Cancer Center earlier this week.
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First female Supreme Court justice to speak at MTSU
First female Supreme Court justice to speak at MTSU
O’Connor lecture slated for next month
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Women find new beginnings
Women find new beginnings

Murfreesboro author sponsors Christian conference

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Ketron will not run for 4th District seat
Ketron will not run for 4th District seat
State Sen. Bill Ketron announced Monday he will not run for the U.S. House 4th District seat, citing family reasons and a weighty to-do list in the General Assembly.
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Tennessee tackles drug abuse with new approach
Tennessee tackles drug abuse with new approach
Initiatives designed to reduce overall crime rate
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Entrepreneurs emerging in tough economy
Entrepreneurs emerging in tough economy
Economic confidence in small-business owners is rounding the corner
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Two Tennessee critters make Top 10 List
Two Tennessee critters make Top 10 List
Tennessee is home to two animals listed in a new report from the Endangered Species Coalition.
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Two Tennessee critters make Top 10 List
Two Tennessee critters make Top 10 List
Tennessee is home to two animals listed in a new report from the Endangered Species Coalition.
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VINSON: King’s message transcended cultural crossroads
VINSON: King’s message transcended cultural crossroads
Very seldom is it that an individual makes such noteworthy contributions to society that he is both honored with a splendid sculpture and a national holiday.
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First Republican declares candidacy for state House seat
First Republican declares candidacy for state House seat
Murfreesboro resident Dawn White announced Saturday her candidacy for the Republican primary in the 37th District of the Tennessee House of Representatives race.
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Haslam backs Romney for GOP presidential ticket
Haslam backs Romney for GOP presidential ticket
Gov. Bill Haslam threw his support behind Republican presidential primary candidate Mitt Romney today.
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Rutherford County could call 4th District home
Rutherford County could call 4th District home
Rutherford County residents could be reassigned to the 4th Congressional District under the proposed redistricting plan being considered by state legislators in the Tennessee General Assembly.
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Rutherford County to gain additional state House seat
Rutherford County to gain additional state House seat
More clout for MTSU community
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Commercial real estate rebounds
More optimism in the industry right now
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'Only in America'
'Only in America'
Larry the Cable Guy continues to ‘Git-R-Done’
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WHITTLE: Local media outlet swipes Hinckley article
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The Hermitage to remember War of 1812
The Hermitage to remember War of 1812
NASHVILLE - The Hermitage will commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of the War of 1812 on Jan. 8 with a full slate of activities.
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Teacher evaluation system to be evaluated
Teacher evaluation system to be evaluated
Gov. Bill Haslam has commissioned an outside review of Tennessee's new teacher evaluation system.
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Hinckley stalked Carter in Tennessee
Hinckley stalked Carter in Tennessee
Would-be assassin caught with weapons
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VAUGHN: Personal hero pulled self up by bootstraps
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Top stories of 2011
Top stories of 2011
Every year is marked by controversy, trials and crime – in other words: news.
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Gorgeous, grand WWI tale of a boy, his exceptional steed
Gorgeous, grand WWI tale of a boy, his exceptional steed
Make sure you’ve packed some tissues in the saddlebag.
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A horse is a horse, of course, of course
A horse is a horse, of course, of course
Chiropractor treats both people and horses
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Murfreesboro businessman charged with tax evasion
Deputies from the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office arrested a well-known Murfreesboro commercial real estate developer Tuesday morning on suspicion of tax evasion.
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Tennessee State Museum to display Emancipation Proclamation
Tennessee State Museum to display Emancipation Proclamation
Nashville will be only stop in Southeast during 2013 tour of revered document
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Insell to be enshrined in 2012 Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame class
Insell to be enshrined in 2012 Tennessee Sports Hall of Fame class
Fourth Hall of Fame for basketball coaching legend
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Possible roadblock ahead for rural Tennessee
U.S. Rep. Jim Cooper on Tuesday signed a bipartisan letter asking the White House to support a six-year transportation bill.
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Critical time approaching for Tennesseans with disabilities
The threat of losing federal funding has parents of children who are intellectually and developmentally challenged (IDD) fearful that further cuts will threaten what little support they now have.
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Local schools get graded
Rutherford County Schools ranks among the best school districts in the state, while Murfreesboro City Schools improved in key areas, according to the 2011 Tennessee Report Card on K-12 Education, which was released Friday.
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Enjoy annual Oaklands Candlelight Tour of Homes
The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday in historic downtown Murfreesboro.
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Finding their voice
Finding their voice
Smyrna’s Community Servants help Myanmar refugees
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Obama urges businesses to hire veterans
Obama urges businesses to hire veterans
President Barack Obama is urging companies to take advantage of a new law giving various tax credits to businesses that hire long-term unemployed and disabled veterans as soon as possible.
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As time goes by
Rutherford County’s Historical Society has experienced extensive growth in the past few years, drawing financial security from the Lurlene Rushing Foundation and recently receiving its own permanent location.
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WHITTLE: Is Thanksgiving more heartfelt than Christmas?
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MTSU to celebrate centennial book release
Residents are invited to celebrate the release of Middle Tennessee State University: A Centennial Legacy with members of the university community Tuesday at 3 p.m. in the Tom Jackson Building on campus.
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WHITTLE: Illinois third graders want to know about Tennessee
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Sheriff's Office joins with MADD for new initiative
Sheriff's Office joins with MADD for new initiative
The Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office is joining forces with Mothers Against Drunk Driving for a new awareness campaign called “Tie One on for Safety.”
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Armed robbery renews guns on campus debate
Armed robbery renews guns on campus debate
Citizens who have lawfully obtained a handgun carry permit should be permitted to have their weapon on a college campus, according to the MTSU organization Raiders for the Right to Bear Arms.
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Studio Tour of Rutherford County
Studio Tour of Rutherford County
From Friday through Sunday, the owner-artists of six studios and galleries, along with invited guest artists, will be open and free to the public for demonstrations and shopping.
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Our Beginnings
If there’s one thing organizers of Murfreesboro’s Bicentennial Celebration want the public to remember, it’s the importance of history.
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Battlefield opens new gate
Stones River National Battlefield will open its new entrance to the park Tuesday at the gate on Thompson Lane across from the New Vision Baptist Church.
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DR. KESTNER: How Thanksgiving became a national holiday
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Warriors dominate Blaze
Warriors dominate Blaze
Riverdale cruises past Blackman to advance To quarterfinals in state playoffs
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MTSU library showcases millionth book
Rustic millionth book chronicles part of early Tennessee history
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Holidays to commence with Candlelight Tour
The annual Oaklands Christmas Candlelight Tour of Homes is slated for 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Dec. 3 in historic downtown Murfreesboro.
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I-Train makes Mr. Football finals again
Blackman’s Mathers named one of top backs in state
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Traveling the Dixie Highway
Traveling the Dixie Highway
Local women turn past time into history book
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Pulling the shades on Sunshine Law
Pulling the shades on Sunshine Law
Bragg, Gaither oppose secret meetings proposal
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There's moonshine in them there hills
There's moonshine in them there hills
For the first time in more than 200 years, Short Mountain whiskey is legal.
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Mild winter forecast for Middle Tennessee
Mild winter forecast for Middle Tennessee
Rutherford County will have a mild winter if the woolly worms and the National Weather Service are to be believed.
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Vols shut out Blue Raiders
Vols shut out Blue Raiders
Middle Tennessee fell behind early to the Tennessee Volunteers and never recovered, dropping a 24-0 decision at Neyland Stadium. TMP/D. Gardonia
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History roundtable continues on CityTV
History roundtable continues on CityTV
City TV continues its Bicentennial Series, Murfreesboro Storytellers, with the November program featuring the theme, “Our Beginnings.”
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Rutherford County gets schooled on new voter ID law
A voter registration card will no longer cut it when voting in Rutherford County as changes to state voting laws now require photo identification.
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October was coolest in 10 years
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Black's push for Medicaid bill passes House
Black's push for Medicaid bill passes House
Democrats grumble over President Barack Obama's support
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MTSU Poll shows Tennessee solidly red
MTSU Poll shows Tennessee solidly red
Tennesseans may think Barack Obama is the worst U.S. President ever, the newly released MT Poll suggests.
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RuCo to receive $430.45 million from state in FY 2012
State Sens. Jim Tracy and Bill Ketron announced Thursday during the fiscal year 2012 the county will receive approximately $430.45 million in state appropriations.
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Tenn. bridges classified as structurally deficient
Tenn. bridges classified as structurally deficient
Part of the problem is that many states are suffering from declining revenues and cannot keep up with the rapidly growing backlog of aging bridges.
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History lives at Fortress Rosecrans
Stones River National Battlefield will present an encampment and living history programs this weekend at Fortress Rosecrans.
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Islamic Center breaks ground at new site
Islamic Center breaks ground at new site
The future site of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro will be a beacon to Muslims around the world as a place of religious freedom, according to Imam Ossama Bahloul.
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Haslam joins Obama in seeking change to No Child Left Behind
Tennessee had formally requested a waiver in July.
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Murfreesboro accountant sued for mishandling funds
Murfreesboro accountant sued for mishandling funds

An 81-year-old Murfreesboro woman is seeking more than $1.5 million in damages against a local certified public accountant for allegedly mismanaging her retirement fund.

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Balancing safety, security post-9/11
Balancing safety, security post-9/11
Poll suggests public suspicious of government expansion
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Sam Davis Home in Smyrna to be covered in quilts
Sam Davis Home in Smyrna to be covered in quilts
The Sam Davis Home Quilt Show will be open to the public Sept. 15-18 for its annual Quilt Show.
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MTSU, Tenn. join forces to fight tobacco
Three-year grant funds policy advocacy, distribution of health risk information
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Only constant is change
Only constant is change
MTSU alumni reflect on time at university
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Corker: debt compromise step in right direction
Corker: debt compromise step in right direction
The greatest threat to the country's economic stability has been the lack of courage to solve the fiscal crisis, but the debt ceiling compromise was a step in the right direction, said U.S. Sen. Bob Corker during a luncheon Wednesday.
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GOP standing behind Black’s vote
The Republican Party is standing behind U.S. Rep. Diane Black’s decision to vote in support of the debt ceiling compromise, despite the onslaught of criticism from some members of the Tea Party.
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Fighting for home, hearth at Stones River National Battlefield
On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 3-4, Stones River National Battlefield presents programs that highlight the stories of Middle Tennessee Confederates in the Battle of Stones River.
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Signs for the future point to past
New historical signs tell where we’ve been not where to go
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At long last rest in peace
At long last rest in peace
Confederate soldier’s resting place found 149 years later
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Re-enactors to fire cannons, muskets at battlefield this weekend
Demonstration to honor the Pioneer Brigade & Chicago Board of Trade Battery at Stones River National Battlefield
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Deconstructing MTMC
Deconstructing MTMC
Crews work to break down, salvage old hospital
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Rutherford Rifles fire true
Local man commissioned to craft rifles for Confederate Army
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My Pennsylvania Roots
My Pennsylvania Roots
Or the story behind my ‘real-life Yankee grandfather’
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Haslam offers rewards in three unsolved cases
Calls on anyone with information to contact authorities immediately, one case includes missing Shelbyville teacher
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History to be marked Saturday
The Association for the Preservation of Tennessee Antiquities (APTA), Rutherford County Chapter will hold its annual membership meeting Saturday morning with the unveiling of a marker at the 1917 building of Bradley Academy Museum & Cultural Center.
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Demolition begins Monday on Red Rose
Demolition begins Monday on Red Rose
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Walking tour explores old Murfreesboro
Enjoy a summer stroll through the North Maney Avenue Historic District with the staff of Oaklands Historic House Museum and experience the architecture of Murfreesboro’s first subdivision, called Maney’s Addition.
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Recognizing history
Sherrod Bryant’s historic marker finally comes to rest in Long Hunter Bryant’s Grove Park
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Experience a day in the life of a Union soldier at the Battlefield
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Haslam signs E-Verify into law
Rutherford County’s legislative delegation was pleased Wednesday after Gov. Bill Haslam signed one part of a comprehensive immigration reform plan into law.
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Lamplighter's tackles war crimes in new drama
Set against the turbulent, raw-edged backdrop of the American Civil War, "The Andersonville Trial" is a striking courtroom drama that is just as relevant today as it was when the real trial was being conducted in 1865.
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Happy Birthday, Murfreesboro!
Murfreesboro is having a big - really big - birthday party beginning in October. Consider this your personal invitation.
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Battlefield's Memorial Day events
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A Nation Divided—The Quest for Freedom
A workshop designed to discuss African-American community building in the post-Civil War South will be held Tuesday, May 24 at the Bradley Academy Museum.
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Civil war sniper rifle on display Tuesday
A rare public display of a prolific Civil War instrument of death, to wit, a sniper’s rifle is scheduled for 7 p.m., Tuesday at the Rutherford County Court House.
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State sees third straight year of lowering crime rates
Crime dropped statewide last year, a newly released report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation shows.
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NPT documentary focuses on role of music in Civil War
The documentary will highlight the emotional impact music had on soldiers during the Civil War.
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This Cruel War
MTSU students create traveling exhibit for Civil War's 150th anniversary
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Junior Ranger Day at battlefield
On Saturday, April 23, park rangers and volunteers invite young visitors and their families to Stones River National Battlefield to celebrate Junior Ranger Day.
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WHITTLE: Civil War sniper rifle dealt death to Yankees
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Sgt. York's son recalls humble hero of war
Efforts to save, restore York Institute extends across the globe
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Those Darlins drop second full length album
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Bike the battlefield
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Tennessee unveils Civil War 150th anniversary License Plate
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Searching for the past
Five-year project to locate every black cemetery in the county.
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Maneuvers help win war on Western Front
RuCo, Middle Tennessee play vital role in Allied win over Axis Powers in WWII
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New book details WWII maneuvers in TN, RuCo
Rutherford remembers the 2nd Army from the early 1940s
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'Boro celebrates 200 years
When the Tennessee Legislature agreed on Oct. 17, 1811 to establish Rutherford County’s seat near where Lytle and Town creeks meet, few dreamed it would become the metropolis it has become.
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New book documents MTMC’s rise in ‘Boro
New book documents MTMC’s rise in ‘Boro
Book takes readers on journey through history
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New Tennessee Civil War Trails map-guides available
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Black named to the Oversight and Human Resources subcommittees
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Remembering The Battle at Stones River
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Remember Battle of Cedars
On Saturday, Dec. 11, Stones River National Battlefield will present programs that tell the stories of soldiers who fought in the Battle of the Cedars.
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Judge throws out Barrett-TDOT lawsuit
A Davidson County judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by Murfreesboro-based Barrett Firearms Manufacturing against the Tennessee Department of Transportation over an access road to the company's Rutherford County plant.
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Civil War search leads to RuCo
State archivists to appear at the Rutherford County Archives on Aug. 6 in search of Civil War memorabilia
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TBI releases 2009 Crime on Campus Report
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today released the 2009 “Crime on Campus” Report.
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'Soldier in forbearance & a lady in manners'
In honor of Women's History Month, Jones remembers her great-grandmother.
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Civil War Roundtable to hear about Appomattox
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Civil War symposium to explore Stones River
As the 150th anniversary of the Civil War’s beginning approaches, Middle Tennesseans have a timely opportunity to learn more about the men who fought in that devastating conflict, thanks to an upcoming symposium.
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New Web site examines Tennessee during Civil War
War's 150th anniversary draws special attention
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Company Aytch up for discussion by CWRT
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East state legislators threat to red-light cameras
The city of Murfreesboro presented red-light camera data to Rutherford County’s legislative delegation Friday morning.
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Civil War Trust acquires 2,777 acres in five states
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Best-selling author Robert Hicks to speak
As a kickoff to Linebaugh Library’s Winter Reading Program, New York Times bestselling author Robert Hicks will appear at Linebaugh Library on Jan. 23.
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Grand Army of Republic connected to Stones River
President's Father died here in 1863
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In our backyard: A famous battlefield
Only 147 years ago this month, these 650 pastoral acres — and 3,000 more now outside the park boundary — were ablaze with one of the bloodiest battles of the American Civil War
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Gordon secures funding for Stones River
Stones River National Battlefield received $1.5 million, which will be used to improve the entrance on Thompson Lane and continue construction of the much-needed access roads for the tour bus route.
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William Haines Lytle met his match at Chickamauga
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The President's coming ... to old Murfreesborough
Jefferson Davis, the first and only president of the CSA, came to review the troops.
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Civil War author to discuss 'Jack Hinson's War'
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Three Rutherford County agencies receive safety grants
Tennessee Sen. Jim Tracy (R-Murfreesboro) said that he has been informed that seven agencies in District 16, which he represents, will receive Highway Safety Grants.
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Oaklands Association to preview cookbook
Maney Hall will be the site of the preview party and tasting of the new Oaklands Historic House Museum cookbook, Dining With Oaklands.
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Headless Horseman haunts Stones River Battlefield
Does the ghost of a headless horseman still haunt Stones River Battlefield? Yes, if you believe anonymous witnesses to the sight and postings on the Internet.
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Living history program set for Fortress Rosecrans
Stones River National Battlefield will present an encampment and living history programs at Fortress Rosecrans on Oct. 17-18.
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Unknown Civil War soldier to be reburied Oct. 10
The sons of two Civil War veterans who fought for separate causes will meet for the first time over the unearthed remains of an unknown soldier, whose body never made it home from the battlefield 145 years ago.
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Stones River cleanup reset for Saturday, Oct. 3
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CWPT accepts endangered battlefield nominations
The Civil War Preservation Trust (CWPT), the nation’s largest nonprofit battlefield preservation organization, is accepting nominations through its website for an annual report on endangered Civil War battlefields.
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Tennessee WIC program brings more to table
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Stones River offers new Junior Ranger program
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Modern communication was key to Union success
Constant communication was key to Union Army of the Cumberland’s success in Middle Tennessee.
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Top 10: Downtown stands in legacy of the Courthouse
In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Rutherford County Courthouse, here are the Top 10 monuments surrounding the distinctive building.
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How the Battle of Stones River can be perceived
On Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 12-13, Stones River National Battlefield will present programs that highlight how the Battle of Stones River can be perceived in many different ways.
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William Stokes turned from politics to war
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Gen. Hardee wrote the book on Civil War tactics
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Artillery Monument currently undergoing renovation
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Program to feature Pioneer Brigade at Stones River
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Ole Bedford’s birthday bash in the ’Boro
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Civil War: Riverside discovery points to Hazen’s Brigade monument
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Access restored to most of battlefield
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Was there a wrong side to Civil War?
Battlefield examines life-changing plight
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For one of oldest generals in war combat leadership ended poorly
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Politics, religion ended Milo’s military career
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Tracking great-grandpa on his Civil War journey
For those of us who are really “into the Civil War,” sometimes it is a nice escape from the hustle and bustle of the modern day world to take a journey back in time and follow in the footsteps of our Civil War ancestors.
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Thomas Cartwright to offer walking tours of Franklin
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Ohio Valley Civil War Association to present program May 2-3

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