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A holiday high in tradition
A holiday high in tradition

For a holiday that holds high in tradition, why must we ask ourselves every year, "what are we eating for Christmas dinner?"

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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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Voices of Faith: The gifts of the magi
Voices of Faith: The gifts of the magi

Why did the wise men from the east bring gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh?

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Tennessee Legal: Dear Santa, Define 'good'
Tennessee Legal: Dear Santa, Define 'good'

"Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus. He exists as certainly as love and generosity and devotion exist, and you know that they abound and give to your life its highest beauty and joy. Alas! how dreary would be the world if there were no Santa Claus."

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Happy Thanksgiving!
Happy Thanksgiving!

Jaya Holloway, a third grader at Christiana Elementary School, is seated with her parents, Karen and Gary Holloway during the school's annual Thanksgiving lunch.

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The great thing about gratefulness
The great thing about gratefulness

The sights and sounds of the holidays are all around us.

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No 'Black Thursday' for Boro shoppers
No 'Black Thursday' for Boro shoppers

Avenue, Stones River Mall to close Thanksgiving Day.

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Stones River Mall to close for Thanksgiving
Stones River Mall to close for Thanksgiving

No 'Black Thursday' for Boro shoppers.

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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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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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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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Crash! went the online testing
Crash! went the online testing

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

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All I want for Christmas is . . .
All I want for Christmas is . . .
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Murfreesboro Christmas parade a celebration of international traditions
Murfreesboro Christmas parade a celebration of international traditions
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Holiday favorite comes to Murfreesboro
Holiday favorite comes to Murfreesboro

Christmas Day is Cyndie Verbeten's birthday, which might explain why she's been drawn to direct the last two holiday shows at The Center for the Arts.

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Transforming trouble into thanksgiving
Transforming trouble into thanksgiving

A soft, shimmering glow moved across the wall as Eliza Jane spoke.

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Gathering together for grateful holiday
Gathering together for grateful holiday

Greenhouse distributes gobblers, goodies to around 500.

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Thanksgiving is decision time
Thanksgiving is decision time

This is a joyous time of year as we pause to reflect on the goodness that surrounds us and the blessings God has provided.

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The Post is thankful for . . .
The Post is thankful for . . .
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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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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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Transforming trouble into Thanksgiving
Transforming trouble into Thanksgiving
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Thankful I'm an American as Thanksgiving '14 arrives
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Scentsational Tennessee Christmas Cosmetic Event
Scentsational Tennessee Christmas Cosmetic Event

Once again Dillard's Cool Springs is hosting its pre-holiday cosmetic and fragrance extravaganza.

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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NEWS BRIEFS: Vehicle testing closed Monday

Vehicle emissions testing centers in Rutherford County will close Monday, Jan. 20, in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

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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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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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New Year’s NightWatch offered help to many

As all the downtown bells around the Square began to ring and celebrate the arrival of 2014, the fifth annual NightWatch New Year’s Eve Celebration.

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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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LOGUE: Time to bid 2013 adieu
LOGUE: Time to bid 2013 adieu

The proximity of Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa to the celebration of the new year is one of those happy accidents that has quite a few fringe benefits.

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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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Treat guests with royal pork chop feast
Treat guests with royal pork chop feast

If you are still planning your holiday dinner menus for family functions this weekend, I have a simple but impressive stuffed pork chop recipe that you will love.

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Get ready to boogie on Broadway
Get ready to boogie on Broadway

Artists to take Music City for New Year's Eve bash

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BURRISS: Church assured Virginia Santa does exist

In the fall of 1897, 8-year-old Virginia O’Hanlon had a problem.

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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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PICKIN' ON FILM: We should all cherish Christmas

When I think about Christmas movies, of which there are many that are both good and bad, I can easily narrow down the list to one particular film.

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First American Christmas still inspirational
First American Christmas still inspirational

Washington legacy still relevant today

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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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‘Tow to Go’ begins Friday

Thirty-six percent of consumers always use a designated driver after drinking, yet 1 in 5 reportedly rarely or never use one, according to a recent AAA Consumer Pulse survey.

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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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Christmas festivities continue on the Square
Christmas festivities continue on the Square

Sometimes, what we don’t understand about Christmas is more important than what think we do.

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Symphony to perform holiday classics
Symphony to perform holiday classics

'Sounds of Christmas' to celebrate season

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LOGUE: Washington puts unique spin on holidays
LOGUE: Washington puts unique spin on holidays

They celebrate the holidays a little differently in the U.S. Capitol, where I have been enjoying a little recreational time with friends.

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LIVING WELL: Christmas joy often hidden by despair

Like many readers, you may be feeling the stress of Christmas season by now.

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Toys for Tots drive continues until Saturday

Toys for Tots needs volunteers for this Saturday's event.  

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Generations partner to help seniors
Generations partner to help seniors

Group collecting items to stuff Christmas stockings 

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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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O Christmas trees!
O Christmas trees!

Wildwood Tree Farm offers holiday family fun

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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Unique gifts bring fantasy to life

It’s that time of year when we’re looking for gift ideas, and I would like to offer some suggestions for some of those on your list.

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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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HALE: Remembering yesteryear's best sports toy gifts

Black Friday has passed and the Christmas shopping season is in full swing.

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Grand marshal of Christmas parade named
Grand marshal of Christmas parade named

When the Murfreesboro Christmas parade heads down East Main Street, this year's grand marshal will be a local resident who helps the homeless on a daily basis.

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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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Make some Christmas memories downtown
Make some Christmas memories downtown

In the distance, the belfry from the Rutherford County Courthouse chimes piercing through the darkness.

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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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Special Kids seeking holiday sponsors

Local nonprofit organization Special Kids Inc. is in need of sponsors to donate necessities for families in need this holiday season as part of its annual Cornelius Christmas program.

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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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Erma Siegel hoopsters take time to give back
Erma Siegel hoopsters take time to give back

The Erma Siegel Lady Eagles elementary basketball team recently spent the afternoon packing food for local families.

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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Time to decorate for Christmas

It’s that time of the year when I like to offer suggestions on decorating your house for Christmas.

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MTSU choir to perform 'Messiah'
MTSU choir to perform 'Messiah'

The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Choral Society will present George Handel’s “Messiah” to the community this week.

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Celebrate holidays with 'The Homecoming'
Celebrate holidays with 'The Homecoming'

Murfreesboro theater to present Christmas play

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INSIDE MTSU: University grateful for many blessings

At Middle Tennessee State University, we can be thankful for many things.

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PICKIN' ON FILM: Movies on Thanksgiving remain family tradition

In my family, we go big for any cause for celebration, but the holiday that we have always assigned the most tradition to has always been Thanksgiving.

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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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Fire officials warn of turkey fryer dangers
Fire officials warn of turkey fryer dangers

Officials with the Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department are discouraging the residential use of outdoor gas-fueled turkey fryers in light of recent incidents.

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WOODY: Thanks for our Thanksgiving traditions

With Thanksgiving at hand, it’s fitting to reflect back on the original festival, when the Pilgrims invited neighboring Indians over to eat turkey.

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Part II: Remembering JFK
Part II: Remembering JFK

Former agent reflects on Oswald family

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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Small comforts make life better

There are many wonderful things for which I am thankful this year, with my family and my health topping the list.

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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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Stones River Mall giveaways abound for Black Friday

Black Friday shoppers are in for a treat at Stones River Mall this season.

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PART I: Remembering JFK
PART I: Remembering JFK

Secret Service agent reflects on assassination

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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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Vehicle testing closed for Thanksgiving holiday

Vehicle emissions testing centers in Rutherford County will close on Thursday, Nov. 28, and Friday, Nov. 29, for the Thanksgiving holiday.

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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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Secret Santas needed to help child abuse victims

Every year, the Child Advocacy Center comes alive with the true spirit of the holidays when secret Santas sponsor needy families for Christmas.

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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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Enjoy breakfast with Santa at Stones River Mall

Residents are invited to enjoy breakfast with Santa Claus on Saturday, Nov. 16, in the food court at Stones River Mall.

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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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Annual charity drive underway in La Vergne
Annual charity drive underway in La Vergne

For the next few weeks, La Vergne officials will be collecting items for distribution to local residents during the Thanksgiving and Christmas holidays.

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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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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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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Holidays call for tidier rooms

The columnist mentioned that Thanksgiving comes very late this year, on Thursday, Nov. 28 – making for a relatively short holiday shopping season.

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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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City to close for Veterans Day

Murfreesboro City Hall and other city offices will be closed Monday, Nov. 11, for Veterans Day.

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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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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Local events offer plethora of holiday fun

The holiday season kicks off soon with “Let Freedom Ring: A Veterans Day Celebration” on Friday, Nov. 8.

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Murfreesboro mosque appeal denied
Murfreesboro mosque appeal denied

Islamic Center opponents lose final showdown

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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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Authorities keeping eye on sex offenders

Authorities in Rutherford County will be checking Thursday to ensure convicted sex offenders do not participate in any holiday activities in order to keep children safe this Halloween.

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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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Enjoy kid-friendly Halloween at Trunk or Treat

Children dressed in costumes are invited to trick or treat from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Halloween at the Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office.

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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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Halloween returns to La Vergne Memorial Park

Thousands of children are expected to follow a candy trail on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Veterans Memorial Park.

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Impress guests with pan-roasted chicken
Impress guests with pan-roasted chicken

If you haven’t tried replacing boneless, skinless thighs in place of chicken breasts every once in a while, you are missing out.

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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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Celebrate Halloween with Barfield Bash
Celebrate Halloween with Barfield Bash

City to mark holiday with screaming good time

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MRS. MURFREESBORO: July too soon to sell Christmas decorations

Because I sew, paint and enjoy crafts in general, it blows my mind that one of our largest local craft stores has all its Christmas merchandise on the shelves now.

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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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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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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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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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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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Gas prices spike after July 4th holiday

The price for a gallon of regular retail gasoline jumped an average of 11 cents from last week in the Southeast.

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VINSON: Midstate sees chilling Independence Day
VINSON: Midstate sees chilling Independence Day

Middle Tennessee set record for lowest high for July 4th.

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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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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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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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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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La Vergne fireworks show rescheduled

The Fourth of July of celebration in La Vergne has been rescheduled to Sunday, Sept. 1, due to heavy rain.

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Murfreesboro fireworks show still on

Celebration Under the Stars will still be held at McKnight Park in recognition of the Fourth of July, Murfreesboro officials announced Thursday morning.

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LOGUE: Independence should be easier to come by

Unfortunately, many of your fellow Americans aren’t feeling terribly independent this Independence Day.

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Agencies partner to keep 4th of July safe for all

Murfreesboro authorities will be stepping up patrol efforts and their presence this Fourth of July in an effort to keep residents safe this holiday.

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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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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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Gas prices look stable ahead of 4th of July holiday

Southeast gas prices remained relatively stable from last week after oil prices fell following an increase in the value of the U.S. dollar.

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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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Stones River Mall holds blood drive July 5
Stones River Mall invites local shoppers to get into the spirit of Red, White and Blue by giving blood this Independence Day.
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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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Music legends travel to Manchester
Music legends travel to Manchester
Sophisticated lineup headed to Bonnaroo
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Spice up Father's Day grilling with these side dishes
Spice up Father's Day grilling with these side dishes
Because Father’s Day is coming up this weekend, I have decided to dedicate this article to barbecue side dishes.
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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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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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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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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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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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Celebrate true meaning of Memorial Day
Celebrate true meaning of Memorial Day
Events to be held across Middle Tennessee
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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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Healing Field set for Memorial Day weekend
The Murfreesboro Noon Exchange Club presents the fifth annual Healing Field: Flags of Remembrance over Memorial Day weekend.
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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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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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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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TBI: Hate crimes up, more officers killed in 2012
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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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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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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Easter in Miami was full of surprises
Our Easter was anything but ordinary this year.
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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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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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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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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Easter is early yet again
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Easter is early yet again
At our house, Easter means sunrise services preceded by a week of church liturgical services.
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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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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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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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Easter Bunny ready for La Vergne egg hunt
The Easter Bunny’s weekend starts early on Saturday, March 30, in La Vergne.
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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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Don't you want to go to Chicago?
St. Patrick’s Day has been a time of celebration during the last couple of years of my life.
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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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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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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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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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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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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Murfreesboro Hastings remains open
Recent rumors about Hastings planning to close its Murfreesboro location are just that – rumors.
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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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Wife tells husband to 'take a hike'
Wife tells husband to 'take a hike'
Murfreesboro man inspired to design trails
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Bluegrass, Celtic punk are options this V-Day
Bluegrass, Celtic punk are options this V-Day
Who said Valentine’s Day is all about cupid, roses, tulips, chocolate and all the other stuff?
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Last minute gift ideas for procrastinators
Last minute gift ideas for procrastinators
Find the perfect treat for Valentine's Day
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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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New City Hall exhibition honors President's Day
The exhibit features 19 over-sized portraits of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln.
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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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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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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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MTSU student group works for safe V-Day
Students Active for Feminism and Equality will celebrate Valentine’s Day with a special screening of a documentary aimed at helping women be safe.
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Lamplighter's Theatre to present story of love
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, the Lamplighter’s Theatre Company is offering the best love story many have never heard of, “Last Train To Nibroc.”
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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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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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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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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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Haslam proposes increased funding for jails
Haslam proposes increased funding for jails
Governor calls for expanding public safety
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: To-do list clutters the new year
Is it because it’s the first of the year that my mind is bouncing around with so many things to do? Or is it because we’ve been so busy since Thanksgiving that I feel so burdened?
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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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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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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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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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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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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Holiday hangover lingers on
It’s been two weeks since Christmas left, and I still feel like I’ve been run over by a freight train.
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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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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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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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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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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Countdown until next visit begins
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Countdown until next visit begins
This was our year to have the grandchildren for Christmas, and they came like a windstorm and left like a tornado. Things are normally fairly calm around here, but when all that activity arrives, it is mayhem.
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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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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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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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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Christmas no longer holds surprises
I told my daughter Beth there aren’t any surprises in Christmas any more. I remember more surprises in earlier years.
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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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LIVING WELL: Poisonous poinsettias just another myth
Raise your hand if you have heard that poinsettias are poisonous. Is that a myth or fact?
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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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Night Watch returns on New Year’s Eve
Night Watch returns on New Year’s Eve
Uptown Murfreesboro has been beautifully transformed with sparkling lights and colorfully decorated shops for the month-long holiday celebration.
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Secret Santas spread cheer
Residents donate to child abuse victims
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Business owners set plans for new year
As the bell tolls midnight on the final days of 2012, people across the world will kick off their New Year’s resolutions.
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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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Casserole will be new Christmas favorite
Casserole will be new Christmas favorite
One of the traditions we enjoy on my husband's side of the family on Christmas morning is a delicious brunch with the whole family.
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Downtown offers ideas for procrastinators
Downtown offers ideas for procrastinators
Whether you’re searching for that final gift or just beginning your holiday shopping, locally owned businesses have it all.
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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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Plan for New Year's now
The year is drawing to a close and over the next week many resolutions and choices will be top of mind.
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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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Children's Theatre collecting blankets for nonprofit
The Nashville Children's Theatre will be collecting donations for Project Linus during the run of "You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown" this month.
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INSIDE MTSU: Operation Christmas Care is underway
In hospitals and rehabilitation centers, there are veterans recovering from painful wounds. Some are learning how to use prosthetic devices, while others have wounds that don’t show on the outside.
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Here comes Santa Claus
Here comes Santa Claus
Jolly St. Nick tours Murfreesboro
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Make the holidays a bit simpler
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Make the holidays a bit simpler
While I’ve been decking the halls a little less this year, I have found several things that have made my life simpler and would like to share them with you.
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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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LOGUE: Writing holiday cards can be complicated
Selecting the right holiday greeting cards is a little more complicated than it used to be.
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MPD, Wal-Mart partner for Shop With A Cop
MPD, Wal-Mart partner for Shop With A Cop
Officers with the Murfreesboro Police Department took children shopping at the Wal-Mart on Saturday during the annual Shop With A Cop program.
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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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Players to present Christmas classic
The Sunshine Players will stage the holiday classic “A Christmas Carol” beginning Friday, Dec. 14 through Sunday, Dec. 16, in the Patterson Park Community Center Theatre in Murfreesboro.
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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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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Bug sends holiday plans down the drain
While 'tis the season to be jolly, Mother Nature overturned my holiday plans by presenting me with a nasty abdominal virus this week.
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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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Santa Claus headed to downtown Murfreesboro
Santa Claus headed to downtown Murfreesboro
Sometimes, what we don’t understand about Christmas is more important than what think we do.
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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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Despite challenges, red kettles still pay off
Salvation Army needs volunteers to ring bell
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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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Tolkien creates fairy tales for all ages
Whether you have been a long-time J.R.R. Tolkien enthusiast, or are merely passing acquaintances, "Letters from Father Christmas" deserve a spot on your bookshelf, if for no other time than the holidays.
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Spunky tale puts edgy twist on familiar characters
Spunky tale puts edgy twist on familiar characters
Do you believe in Santa Claus? For children, there should only be one answer to that question – and the Guardians want to keep it that way.
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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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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Framer creates free cards for Christmas
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Framer creates free cards for Christmas
One local businessman remembers a time when cards were written inviting family and friends to come home for Christmas.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Favorite finds make perfect gifts
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Favorite finds make perfect gifts
If you’re reading this on Sunday there are 23 days left until Christmas and you may still be looking for that “perfect” gift.
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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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Celebrate sweet this holiday season
Celebrate sweet this holiday season
Now that Christmas Day is just around the corner, there is sure to be a few parties coming up that require you to bring a dish.
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Black Friday weekend sales soar to new record
Black Friday weekend sales soar to new record
Americans forked over hard-earned cash in record numbers during this year’s Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday.
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Porter Flea strikes again with holiday market
The date is set once again for Porter Flea, a modern handmade market that showcases items from art and paper goods, jewelry, apparel, furniture and much more.
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Fallen police remembered in La Vergne
While holiday lights sparkle, lone blue lights are visible in some windows as a tribute to the police officers who have been killed in the line of duty.
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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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Plan now for stress-free holiday season
The reality is that this can also be one of the most tense and stressful times of the year for many people.
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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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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Time to declutter those cabinets
It’s that time of year when papers, magazines and notes start finding their way into stacks. And it’s already getting on my last nerve.
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INSIDE MTSU: Groups partner for Little Raiders campaign
A group of several organizations at MTSU have banded together to make the season a bit brighter for local children who are less fortunate.
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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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Children invited to adopt an elf
Barnes & Noble at The Avenue Murfreesboro will hold The Elf on the Shelf Storytime and Adopt-an-Elf event Saturday, Nov. 24, at 11 a.m.
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LIVING WELL: Time to fill the red kettle
LIVING WELL: Time to fill the red kettle
One of my favorite activities leading up to Christmas is to volunteer as a bell-ringer for the Salvation Army.
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LOGUE: Be thankful for Islamic Center opening
Well, Bubba, if you missed the Sunday grand opening of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, all I have to say is you missed some good hummus. And the falafel was mighty fine, too.
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Residents encouraged to shop local
Residents encouraged to shop local
Small-businesses offering deals Saturday
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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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Cheekwood holiday festivities begin Friday
Cheekwood Botanical Garden and Museum of Art begins its monthlong celebration Friday of “A Storybook Christmas" with performances and festivities for the entire family.
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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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Commemorative county ornament released
Commemorative county ornament released
The Write Impression stationery and gift store has released the second piece of the Exclusively, Murfreesboro collection for the holiday season.
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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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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hero pilot to speak at Murfreesboro gala
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Hero pilot to speak at Murfreesboro gala
The Middle Tennessee Medical Center Foundation has announced Capt. Chesley B. “Sully” Sullenberger as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Rutherford Society Gala.
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Dishing it to the governor
Dishing it to the governor
Murfreesboro resident serves it up
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Fall colors are reason enough to thankful
These last few weeks of fall weather been beautiful, haven’t they?
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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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Be careful cooking on Thanksgiving
Murfreesboro Fire & Rescue Department would like to share a few safety tips from the National Fire Protection Association to keep you and your family safe.
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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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LOGUE: Thanksgiving is time to be thankful
Some of the magic of the Black Friday sales extravaganza escapes me, I must admit.
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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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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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Letters to Santa make wishes come true
Campaign helps make dreams a reality
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Many opportunities to salute veterans this week
Many opportunities to salute veterans this week
Various communities and organizations across Rutherford County will celebrate those who made the ultimate sacrifice.
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Lorrie Morgan’s Christmas gift
Lorrie Morgan’s Christmas gift
Country star sings for the holidays
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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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Main Street needs perfect Christmas tree
On Friday, Dec. 7, the Rutherford County Courthouse comes aglow as the community comes together for the annual Christmas Tree Lighting and Celebration.
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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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Sheriff's Office works to keep sex offenders from celebrating Halloween
Rutherford County Sheriff’s detectives and deputies will join state parole officers Halloween night to ensure violent sex offenders and those with GPS tracking devices aren’t celebrating Halloween.
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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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Downtown gears up for holiday season
Local shops on Murfreesboro’s downtown Square will exchange their ghouls and goblins for red bows and jingle bells next weekend during the annual two-day Downtown Holiday Open House.
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Tips for keeping kids safe on Halloween
As children get ready to collect their Halloween treats, the American Red Cross has tips to make this a fun and safe Halloween.
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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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COMMUNITY MATTERS: Season for giving is quickly approaching
Do you want to invest in your community, but are unsure where your donations will do the most good? Read on to discover how you can make a difference in Rutherford County.
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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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Murfreesboro offering Halloween events Friday
The Murfreesboro Parks and Recreation Department will be holding two autumn-themed events Friday, Oct. 19, to celebrate the Halloween season.
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Holiday season hits downtown in October
For many years, there has been an effort to combine the holidays from October through December.
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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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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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Now is the time to prepare for holiday rush
With the holidays coming up, now is the time to get an end-of-year marketing strategy rolling.
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Sounds for the Halloween season
In the spirit of the Halloween season, it’s only fitting to bring back by popular demand – The Murfreesboro Post Top 10.
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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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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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October Scarefest is waiting in the dark for you
Frighten yourself into a monthlong film frenzy when the Student Programming and Activities Films Council brings October Scarefest, its annual offering of horror movies, back to the Middle Tennessee State University campus.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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Young GOP delegate joins convention fray
Young GOP delegate joins convention fray
Murfreesboro native participates in national party politics
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Labor Day travelers to pay more at pump
Labor Day travelers to pay more at pump
Gasoline prices are on the rise again, and the arrivals of Labor Day weekend and Hurricane Isaac will only increase them further, but that won’t stop Americans from traveling this year.
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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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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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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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DesJarlais defends decision to reject debate request
DesJarlais defends decision to reject debate request
Congressman wants specifics before any meeting
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Murfreesboro bans fireworks
Murfreesboro bans fireworks
Resolution allows sales of fireworks to continue and exempts Murfreesboro's Celebration Under The Stars from the ban.
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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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MTSU Veterans Memorial offers quiet place of reflection
MTSU Veterans Memorial offers quiet place of reflection
Outside the Tom H. Jackson Building on the Middle Tennessee State University campus, the MTSU Veterans Memorial offers a quiet place of reflection for people, particularly around patriotic holidays.
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Smyrna bans fireworks
Smyrna bans fireworks
Smyrna is the latest Rutherford County city to ban the use of private fireworks this Fourth of July.
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Rutherford County bans burning
Rutherford County bans burning
Residents urged not to use fireworks
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Murfreesboro considers mandatory ban on fireworks
Fireworks may be out of the question in Murfreesboro’s city limits this year.
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Murfreesboro cautions residents on use of fireworks
In response to the announcement Monday of a ban on open burning in the city limits of Murfreesboro, the Fire Department has received several questions regarding fireworks and the upcoming Fourth of July Celebration.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Murfreesboro mosque ruling fuels more questions
Murfreesboro mosque ruling fuels more questions
Corlew voids approval for Islamic Center construction
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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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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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Stones River National Battlefield celebrates Memorial Day
The battlefield schedules annual events like flag placement and a Memorial Day program
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Nashville District cautions boaters in low-water conditions
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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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THP to enforce seat belt usage this Memorial Day weekend
The Tennessee Highway Patrol is planning to step up efforts to enforce seat belt usage over the Memorial Day holiday weekend.
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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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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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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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Tennessee Civil War 150 introduces app for iPhone
New technology brings history to life for travelers
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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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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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TDOT takes off Easter weekend
The Tennessee Department of Transportation will suspend all interstate construction work this Easter weekend in anticipation of increased holiday travel.
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RuCo Convenience Centers close for Easter
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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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La Vergne goes high-tech with Easter egg hunt for adults
La Vergne goes high-tech with Easter egg hunt for adults
La Vergne holds a special Easter egg hunt for people ages 12 with a GPS Egg Hunt.
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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MTSU will be closed Jan. 16 for MLK Day
MTSU will be closed Monday, Jan. 16, for the Martin Luther King Jr. federal holiday.
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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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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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Use caution opening champagne bottles
Every year, warm bottles of champagne, coupled with bad cork-removal techniques are responsible for causing serious, potentially blinding eye injuries.
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Many options for New Year’s in the ‘Boro
Local residents have a plethora of options for ringing in 2012.
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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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Secret Santas help needy families
Secret Santas help needy families
The Child Advocacy Center passed out Christmas gifts to children and their families this week as part of the organization's annual donation drive.
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HUDGINS: Sneak in quick exercise to avoid holiday weight gain
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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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Rocky Top wonderland
Rocky Top wonderland
Whimsical rock sculptures charm passers-by
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Don't let criminal grinches steal Christmas
Burglars are gathering Christmas presents by breaking into homes and cars in Rutherford County.
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Making the season bright
Making the season bright
Brittany Project hands out more than 100 trees
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Dessert Party spreads Christmas cheer
Dessert Party spreads Christmas cheer
The Franklin Heights and McFadden Elementary School communities got a sweet taste of the holidays last Friday night, thanks to New Vision Baptist Church.
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Salvation Army kettles are all around Rutherford
People still have time to give to The Salvation Army this holiday season, contributing money through the famed red kettles and meeting your Angel Tree obligation.
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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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Operation Christmas Care wounded warrior card project ends Sunday
MTSU employee Lee Ann Newton finds herself and other volunteers in the final stages of Operation Christmas Care, a hometown project that sends Christmas cards and greetings to wounded soldiers.
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Santa Claus is coming to town
Santa Claus is coming to town
Once again, Santa Claus will be making his pre-Christmas rounds through Murfreesboro on the Barkaroo Santa Express.
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What’s your favorite Christmas classic?
Here are 20 TV and movie must-haves ‘yule’ love
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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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Celebrate Christmas at Cannonsburgh
Christmas at Cannonsburgh is an event intended to celebrate an Old Fashioned Christmas and Murfreesboro’s 200th birthday from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday at Cannonsburgh Pioneer Village on Front Street.
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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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Help control the pet population
Stray cats can be seen throughout the City of Murfreesboro, whether walking the streets near campus or meowing for food around apartment complexes. This has been an issue for years, but it boils down to one solution – the spay and neuter of pets.
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Nashville Chamber Singers to serenade 'Boro
The Nashville Chamber Singers will perform a Christmas concert at 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday at St. Paul’s Episcopal Church.
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Don't get scammed in year-end giving
This is the time of year when Tennesseans are swamped with requests for end-of-year charitable donations.
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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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Bethlehem Marketplace celebrates 30th anniversary
Southeast Baptist Church resurrects the village of Bethlehem from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and Dec. 4 at 708 Minerva Drive.
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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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Chorale Society to perform ‘Messiah’
Chorale Society to perform ‘Messiah’
The MTSU Concert Chorale and Middle Tennessee Chorale Society will partner once again to create the memorable music of Handel’s “Messiah” for the community next week.
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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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Prepping your holiday playlist
Prepping your holiday playlist
It was only weeks ago that tunes like “Monster Mash” and “Igor’s Party” were put away as October and Halloween passed by swiftly, giving way to November and the holiday season.
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ANOTHER MINUTE: Stones River Mall, AT&T offer sales, events
With the holiday season upon us, local retailers are offering great activities for both shopping and family outings. Keep reading for a list of up-coming specials and events.
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Support local biz by shopping on Saturday
What began as a way to provide for her family turned into a needed source of income that allowed single mom Karen Gerbman to be at home with her three little ones.
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Shop with a Cop donation drive set for Tuesday
Fortunate Rutherford County residents are invited to share their blessings by eating at Toot’s restaurant Tuesday and making a donation to the Shop with a Cop drive.
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WOODY: Time to get your gobble on, my fellow Americans
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WHITTLE: Illinois third graders want to know about Tennessee
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DR. KESTNER: Surprising history of Thanksgiving tradition
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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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Rutherford County Veterans Day Tribute
Rutherford County Veterans Day Tribute
On Friday, Rutherford County paid tribute to those who served and gave the supreme sacrifice to protect the United States.(Photos by D. Gardonia)
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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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Shop smart for Christmas
Top 10 ways to save cash this holiday season
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BRAGG: Getting organized for holiday season
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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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MTSU cadets win first place in regional competition
MTSU cadets win first place in regional competition
Col. Michael Chinn, 7th Brigade commander at Fort Knox, Ky., congratulates Cadet Kimberly Isham from Franklin for being named Bold Warrior Challenge team MVP.
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Veterans Day 'Extreme Makeover: Home Edition' to benefit Fisher House
“Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” will salute military families in a Veterans Day fundraising special featuring stars including Jewel, Whoopi Goldberg and Robin Williams.
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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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Veterans Day events
Veterans Day events
On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, Rutherford County will pay tribute to those who served and gave the supreme sacrifice to protect the U.S.A.
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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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Reeves-Sain gets personal with custom meds
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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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Sheriff's Office starts Shop with a Cop program
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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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Retailers change tactics for holidays
Retailers change tactics for holidays
The time has come to turn jack-o-lanterns into pumpkin pie – Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and the nation’s biggest shopping day is right behind it.
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Shopping local gives more bang for bucks
As you begin shelling out dollars for gifts, think about spending that money at a locally owned business.
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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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Wanted: perfect Christmas tree
Wanted: perfect Christmas tree
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Theater notches up scare factor
Theater notches up scare factor
Dracula,the Headless Horseman and bugs infest local theaters this month.
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A truly frightful month at Oaklands, Sam Davis
The dark shadow of the Angel of Death hovered frequently over many a household in 19th century Middle Tennessee.
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Lucky Ladd Farm is 'a-MAZE-ing'
Lucky Ladd Farm is 'a-MAZE-ing'
Local site pumps up fall fun
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Hungry for horror?
MTSU Films Committee has just the dish for you
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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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Dead Land doubles the scare factor
Dead Land doubles the scare factor
Raring for a scaring? Dealing for a chilling?
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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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Main Street on look out for perfect Christmas tree
Main Street: Murfreesboro and Rutherford County is in search of a large tree to celebrate Christmas this holiday season.
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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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Holiday closes emissions testing centers
The auto emissions testing centers in the Sumner, Rutherford, Wilson and Williamson Counties in Middle Tennessee will close this weekend for Labor Day.
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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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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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Fayne Haynes, the Boro's 'Flag Man'
Fayne Haynes, the Boro's 'Flag Man'
No permit needed to put up a flag in Murfreesboro
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MTSU closed July 4 for holiday
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GOP to hold picnic for Fourth of July
The Rutherford County Republican Party will hold its Annual Picnic Saturday at Barfield Crescent Park, 697 Barfield Crescent Rd.
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Auto emmissions testing to be closed 4th of July weekend, holiday
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Tennessee prepares to celebrate Independence Day
Here are a few ideas for 4th of July holiday day trips
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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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Battlefield's Memorial Day events
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Celebrate Memorial Day at the battlefield
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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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Think twice before bringing Easter Bunny home as pet
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Tennessee State geologist slated to assess New Madrid Seismic Zone at Earth Day lecture
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Show your Green while being Blue
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Hop into Spring with egg hunts
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RuCo Earth Day changes venues this year
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Duck derby quacker celebrates St. Patty's Day
Duck derby quacker celebrates St. Patty's Day
In honor of St. Patrick’s Day, this quacker, traveling with Whit and Sara Wylie of Murfreesboro, relaxed at McDermott’s Pub in Dingle Peninsula, Ireland.
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Celebrate Arbor Day with trees
Tennessee’s Arbor Day is nearly here, and the best way to observe the holiday is to plant trees.
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Groundhog: Spring is near!
Groundhog: Spring is near!
Pennsylvania’s prognosticating groundhog has made it official: Spring is on the way. Photo courtesy of Punxsutawney Groundhog Club.
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MTSU to host Groundhog Day luncheon
Tickets are now on sale for the 39th annual Groundhog Day luncheon in the James Union Building on MTSU's campus.
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Black named to the Oversight and Human Resources subcommittees
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Community has much to give thanks for
On Thanksgiving in the Year of Our Lord 2010, please join me in a recounting of a possible Top 10 reasons for this community to be most thankful this year.
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NWS issues wind advisory until 6 p.m.
Temperatures to fall overnight, flurries possible
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Obama pardons Apple, Cider
President Obama pardoned the National Thanksgiving Turkey in a ceremony in the Rose Garden.
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Tennessee cooks are choosing organic turkey
Many cooks in Tennessee are planning "sustainable" Thanksgiving meals this year with naturally raised turkeys.
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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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TBI releases 2009 Crime on Campus Report
The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation today released the 2009 “Crime on Campus” Report.
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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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No matter how you cook it, turkey's great
Smoked, fried turkeys both have their strong advocates
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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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Tennessee WIC program brings more to table
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Swine flu strikes county schools
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Come celebrate our nation’s birthday on July 4
Boro bash moves to McKnight Park
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Barrett Firearms sues county, state over road
Local firearms manufacturer Barrett Enterprises has filed suit against Rutherford County and Tennessee’s Department of Transportation for $4.1 million plus court costs and attorney fees.
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Top 10 Flashback: Just what do you do with those turkey leftovers?
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Carr victory gives GOP control of state House
With all 48 precincts in, Rutherford County's 48th District House of Representatives race gave the Republican Party control of the next session of the Tennessee Legislature.
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Dems give Womick evidence to DA
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Red-light cameras are constitutional, appeals court rules
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Tracy announces bid for 16th District seat
Sen. Jim Tracy recently announced his candidacy for the 16th District in the Tennessee State Senate by vowing to continue putting people before politics.
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Gordon still fastest in Congress
As congressional leaders look for answers to some of the nation’s pressing energy concerns, they may want to consider harnessing some of U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon’s energy.
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Black Southerners in Confederate gray
February marks the beginning of Black History Month – a remembrance of important people and events of African American origin that began in 1926.
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We wish you a Merry Christmas
No matter what salutation you use, the staff of the Murfreesboro Post wishes you a happy holiday and a fabulous New Year.
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Report: Tenn. needs $28B in infrastructure improvements
According to a new report released by the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations, Tennessee needs at least $28.3 billion of public infrastructure improvements to be in some stage of development during the five-year period of 2004-2009.
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Bredesen again suspends admissioners at Veterans Home
Gov. Phil Bredesen today instructed the Tennessee State Veterans Homes Board to suspend further admissions at the Murfreesboro Veterans Home.
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CSA scout Dewitt Jobe died horrible death
Most Rutherford County school children have at least been exposed to the story of Sam Davis, “the boy hero of the Confederacy.”
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Drought hammers Tennessee’s fall harvest
Lawns were not the only things affected by the extreme heat and drought, Tennessee’s fall harvest also baked in the August sun and became parched by the lack of rain.
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Hottest month since 1890?
Hottest month since 1890?
August has proven to be one the hottest, if not the all-time hottest month since 1890, when weather was first recorded in Murfreesboro.
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Surgeries postponed because of blood shortage
Surgeries for children, spouses and parents in Middle Tennessee are being delayed because of a blood shortage, an American Red Cross official said Thursday.
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Sexual offenders registry expands
Convicts guilty of sexual offenses since 1940 must sign up for the state’s sexual offender registry beginning Aug. 1 under a new state law, a sheriff’s detective said.
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Corlew applies for appellate court
Chancellor Robert Ewing Corlew III of Murfreesboro has applied for a vacant seat on the state Court of Appeals.
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Radioactive meeting tonight
Murfreesboro citizens finally get some answers and a chance to comment Tuesday, July 17, on the low-level radioactive waste dumped at Middle Point landfill.
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Smyrna Guard unit mobilized
Two units of the Tennessee Army National Guard are being mobilized and scheduled for training at Camp Atterbury in Indiana.
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New law offers reward for reporting litter bugs
Litterers beware. As of July 1, state law mandates citizens who report a suspect who is convicted of littering less than 5 pounds will receive a $50 reward.
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Pacman charges continued
Pacman charges continued
Charges of disorderly conduct and public intoxication in Murfreesboro against Tennessee Titans cornerback Adam “Pacman” Jones were continued until January to determine the outcome of coercion charges in Las Vegas.
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Officials announce grants for arts
More than $43,000 in grants have been awarded to Rutherford County organizations through the Tennessee Arts Commission, according to an announcement by Rep. John Hood and Sen. Jim Tracy.
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Rutherford countians fought in 1776
Contrary to popular opinion, Rutherford County’s history didn’t begin with the Civil War. In fact, a number of the county’s founding fathers participated in the conflict – the Revolutionary War – that made this community possible.
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Tracy to sponsor ban on radioactive dumping
State Sen. Jim Tracy said he has decided to introduce a bill to ban radioactive and nuclear dumping in Tennessee.
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Pettitt enjoys learning experience at U.S. Open
Oakland graduate Philip Pettitt Jr. describes his time at the U.S. Open as a learning experience.
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Bredesen appoints Koch to Tennessee Supreme Court
Bredesen appoints Koch to Tennessee Supreme Court
Nashville - Gov. Phil Bredesen today appointed William C. Koch Jr. to the Tennessee Supreme Court.
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New fireworks law goes into effect
Teenagers wishing to purchase consumer fireworks must be at least 16 years old beginning July 1.
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Rutherford County gets tire disposal grant
Gov. Phil Bredesen and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Jim Fyke announced today that the state will provide grants totaling more than $4.2 million to assist communities across Tennessee with processing waste tires for beneficial reuse in the coming year.
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Bill allows homemade foods back at farmer's markets
Homemade foods will be allowed back in Tennessee farmers' markets, including the popular Rutherford County Farmer's Market that operates at Cannonsburgh from June through October.
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Senate passes smoke-free workplace bill
The Tennessee Senate Thursday passed SB 1325 that would ban smoking at most workplaces in the state.
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Murfreesboro resident named National Guard chief of staff
NASHVILLE - Maj. Gen. Gus Hargett has named Murfreesboro resident Col. Terry A. Ethridge as the Chief of Staff for the Tennessee Army National Guard. He succeeds Col. Joseph Wells, of Paris, who retires in June.
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Bible Park U.S.A.
Bible Park U.S.A.
Long-running rumors come to fruition as New York City firm proposes Bible-based theme park for Rutherford County.
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State acquires Flat Rock Cedar Glades
Gov. Phil Bredesen and the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation have announced the acquisition of five tracts totaling approximately 461 acres in Rutherford County.
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Ex-driver's examiner sentenced to five years in prison
One former employee of the Tennessee Department of Safety was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison after she accepted bribes for driver's licenses and conspiracy.
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Stones River: Col. Greusel picks up the pieces
Stones River: Col. Greusel picks up the pieces
Led by their German-born commander, the 36th Illinois stood their ground on what was left of the right wing of the Army of the Cumberland. Col. Nicholas Greusel's unit had proved itself during the Battles of Pea Ridge and Perryville where his leadership resulted in him being elevated to brigade command.
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Arrest warrant issued for Sen. Cooper
The Tennessee Department of Safety has obtained a warrant in Rutherford County, charging state Sen. Jerry Cooper, of Morrison, with driving under the influence and speeding.
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Who killed Dave?
Who killed Dave?
Unanswered questions still torture family three years after the murder of Dave Robertson, 56. He suffered a fatal gunshot wound April 6, 2004 while standing outside his Bradyville Pike home. He was a well-known building contractor in Rutherford County. His murder remains unsolved. His frail mother, now 87, mourns daily and prays daily to know who killed her son and why. The unanswered questions overwhelm her.
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