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Sen. Ketron makes the case for monorail
Sen. Ketron makes the case for monorail

Weary of the long and frustrating drive to Nashville, state Sen. Bill Ketron is continuing a fight for high-speed rail, an expensive proposition at roughly $1.3 billion, yet one he believes could be taken on through public-private partnerships.

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More travelers excpeted this fourth of July weekend

AAA Travel projects 41 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the July 4th holiday weekend. That would be a 1.9 percent increase from the 40.3 million who traveled last year.

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Teen becomes foreign field missionary in Haiti
Teen becomes foreign field missionary in Haiti

At age 18, Breanna Haskins is a veteran international Christian missionary.

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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Diary will provide memories forever
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Diary will provide memories forever

You may have noticed that I skirted by new year’s resolutions this year.

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Exotic study abroad experience awaits students

The lush island nation often called “the crossroads of the Pacific” is the destination for a new faculty-led Middle Tennessee State University study abroad excursion.

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Veloster Turbo gets new look

We have watched Hyundai with great interest since the Korean company started selling cars in the U.S. in 1986, but we’ve been especially fascinated the last few years as it went from being the butt of jokes to being an industry leader.

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BURRISS: Some believe media portray what Americans believe

One of the catchphrases we hear a lot these days is something called “cultural imperialism.”

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Record number of people expected to travel over holidays

More than 94.5 million Americans are expected to travel more than 50 miles or more from home during the year-end holiday season.

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Study: Adults more likely to text while driving

High school-aged teens report using their phones or texting while driving substantially less often than adults do, according to new research by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety.

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Part II: Driving the Cruze from Canada to Mexico
Part II: Driving the Cruze from Canada to Mexico

Leaving Windsor in the beautiful California wine country we encountered or first real traffic with the thousands of commuters, usually one to a car, headed south over the Golden Gate in to the city.

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Vehicle testing station holiday schedule announced

Vehicle emissions testing centers in Middle Tennessee will operate during special hours for the Christmas and New Year’s holidays.

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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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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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PART I: Driving the Cruze from Canada to Mexico
PART I: Driving the Cruze from Canada to Mexico

About mid-morning Saturday, we started north from Washougal, Wash., to our first destination, near the Canadian border of Discovery Bay.

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Old Fort Parkway sinkhole repairs continue
Old Fort Parkway sinkhole repairs continue

City crews are still working to repair a busted storm drain and sinkhole that opened up Monday on Old Fort Parkway in the Cason Lane area.

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

Tennesseans flock to shooting range

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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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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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Report: tourism spending in county tops $272M

Tourism is big business in Rutherford County, according to data recently released by the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development and the U.S. Travel Association.

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New Range Rover handles variety of needs with ease

A few weeks ago, I wrote about driving the new Jaguar F-Type sports car on a variety of roads near Mount Rainer in Washington State.

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Nissan offers perfect fit with new cargo van
Nissan offers perfect fit with new cargo van

While in San Diego covering the introduction of the new Versa Note recently, I also had a chance to spend a little time in the all-new Nissan NV200 van.

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VINSON: Visitors were entertainment in old days

A beloved, departed family member – who would be 96 years old, if alive – shared this story with me several years ago.

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Wartrace gets ready for bargain hunters

For 17 years in late August, pickers and yard sale fans have been coming to the historic town of Wartrace, Tenn., in hopes of making a buy that leads to the perfect mantle piece, or at least makes for a good yard sale fish story.

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Police ramping up DUI enforcement efforts

The Murfreesboro Police Department will be increasing traffic enforcement beginning Friday, August 16, as part of a crackdown to reduce alcohol-related fatalities.

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Mazda's Skyactiv technology not run of the mill

Mazda engineers and designers appear to be different from the rest of the auto industry.

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

Smyrna resident recalls harrowing tale

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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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Revamped Corolla puts new face on Toyota

Toyota showed a new face and attitude early in June with the Hollywood-style unveiling of the all-new 2014 Corolla.

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Mother Nature on display in living color
Mother Nature on display in living color

Revamped Cedars of Lebanon venue spotlights park history

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Rover to offer free rides Friday

Rover will offer the public free bus fares and refreshments Friday, July 19, at the service’s transfer center on the northeast corner of Walnut and Burton streets in Murfreesboro.

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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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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Books make perfect travel companions

I’ve been traveling a lot lately and have found some good books to accompany me along the way. 

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Uncle Dave Macon Days celebrates 36 years

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

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PART II: Music triggers Rutherford County tourism
Across Murfreesboro Public Square on MTSU’s campus, Southern Gospel music rings the rafters of Wright Music Hall each July.
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MTSU international education surges to all-time high
The number of MTSU students studying abroad this summer and scheduled to do so in the coming academic year has hit an all-time high.
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Music legends travel to Manchester
Music legends travel to Manchester
Sophisticated lineup headed to Bonnaroo
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Gas prices remain stable across Southeast
Although gas prices have remained relatively stable across the Southeast in recent weeks, motorists could see pump prices move a little higher because the cost of a barrel of oil increased on positive employment data.
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Storms rip through Rutherford County
Storms rip through Rutherford County
Trees block multiple roadways
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PART I: Music triggers Rutherford County tourism
If you’re a fan of country or bluegrass, you have heard the music and names of Bill Monroe, Grandpa Jones and Leroy Troy, all of who have served as Heritage Award Winners at Uncle Dave Macon Days.
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Summer vacation is time for traveling
It’s officially time to begin summer vacation, which means it's a good time to discuss essentials for any kind of travel you undertake in the near future.
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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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BURRISS: Adults need to know reasons behind rules
Remember when you had young children, and when you asked them to do something they said “Why?” And you said “Just because I said so.”
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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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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Lost coat makes surprise appearance
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Lost coat makes surprise appearance
It is May 19, as I type and we have just returned from the wedding of a nephew in Florida.
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Wartrace MusicFest to feature diverse lineup
The ninth annual Wartrace MusicFest, set for Saturday, June 8, will feature a lineup of musical talent that will include an award-winning teenage blues band and a rising rock trio.
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WOODY: Family camping trip really not for weenies
Who do they think they’re kidding? That is not camping. I’ve taken my family camping. I have the divorce papers to prove it. What you are about to read is true – every horrible word.
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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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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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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Batey’s strawberry patch opens for season
Cure that sweet tooth with some locally grown strawberries – Batey Farms Berry Patch is open for the season!
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Marriot breaks ground on upper-end hotel
Murfreesboro’s hospitality campus continues growing along Medical Center Parkway with the addition of a new hotel.
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MRS. BORO: Prepare to travel, no matter destination
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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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Chamber announces new Visitors Bureau vice president
Chamber announces new Visitors Bureau vice president
The Rutherford County Chamber of Commerce has named Nicky Reynolds as the vice president of the Convention & Visitors Bureau.
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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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New traffic light coming to north Murfreesboro
North Murfreesboro's rush hour travelers will soon be experiencing a less frustrating commute, thanks to the efforts of the city staff and the encouragement of Councilman Doug Young, city officials announced.
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INSIDE MTSU: Students to make films in Italy
The founder and former chief executive officer of The Documentary Channel, plans to take several students to Florence, Italy, in May so they can make films in the heart of the Renaissance.
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WOODY: Cruise ship passengers afloat in sea of sick
I’ll bet you, just like me, were riveted by the recent ordeal of the Carnival Cruise ship that became stranded at sea when its motor conked out and the captain discovered he had left the paddle back at the dock.
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Battlefield tourism creates $9M for local economy
Battlefield tourism creates $9M for local economy
A new National Park Service report for 2011 shows that the 187,000 visitors came to Stones River National Battlefield.
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Panama City Beach revamped for family fun
Panama City Beach revamped for family fun
With vacation season just around the corner, one local family is encouraging Middle Tennessee residents to take an affordable trip south to Panama City Beach, Fla., this year.
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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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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Gold's Gym expanding in Murfreesboro
When Publix closed its location at the corner of Northfield and Memorial boulevards in Murfreesboro, the space sat vacant for several years. But this spring, the building will reopen as Gold’s Gym North, co-owner John Davis confirmed.
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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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Drivers can now use kiosks to renew licenses
Rutherford County has two new locations for self-service driver license kiosks.
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Child safety seat inspections offered Thursday
The Murfreesboro Fire and Rescue Department in conjunction with Safe Kids will be conducting child safety seat inspections Thursday, Jan. 24, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
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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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City to repave road in hopes of reducing wrecks
Later this week, Hoover Inc. will begin paving about one mile of St. Andrews Drive with a different mix of asphalt designed to create more friction where the rubber meets the road.
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Election observer finds similarities with US
Election observer finds similarities with US
Former administrator travels to Ukraine
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Ganache gets artsy
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Ganache gets artsy
Beginning in December, a Murfreesboro bakery will feature artwork by local artist Dot Taylor.
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Counties partner for unique tour
Back roads, grits and moonshine all meet in the rolling hills of nearby Cannon County, and local leaders are doing their part to attract out-of-towners – and their dollars – to the area.
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Bridge over troubled Broad Street
Bridge over troubled Broad Street
TDOT to overhaul congested Murfreesboro road
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Walking tour features downtown treasures
Facades abound around the world, but none are as steadfast, substantial and stately as the historic Rutherford County Courthouse.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Be sure to enjoy the wonders of fall
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Be sure to enjoy the wonders of fall
Cooler weather, trees in brilliant colors, and darker mornings can only mean one thing: It’s fall.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Seminar to focus on social media marketing
The Tennessee Small Business Development Center is offering a seminar Tuesday, Oct. 2, to help local business owners decide what media components work for them.
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MRS. MURFREESBORO: Needing vacation from my vacation
MRS. MURFREESBORO: Needing vacation from my vacation
I ran into my friend Andy Womack the other day, and he had a good idea for a column based on a conversation we had years ago.
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BUSINESS BRIEFS: Restaurant breaks ground on new locale
BUSINESS BRIEFS: Restaurant breaks ground on new locale
Culver’s made-to-order ButterBurgers are one step closer to the mouths of hungry residents living in southeast Murfreesboro.
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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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BRAGG: Wasting time is actually quite exciting
I've been fortunate to have had a couple of days with nothing but time on my hands.
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WOODY: Avoid being run over by ambulance chasers
I once was threatened with a defamation lawsuit for comparing a trial lawyer to an intestinal parasite.
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Transportation Department to begin road projects Monday

Officials with the Murfreesboro Transportation Department will be working on several road projects beginning Monday, Aug. 27, within the city limits.

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Follow Buck Creek Road
I still don't like taking the “scary way,” known to the rest of America as U.S. Highway 64.
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Traveling used to be enjoyable
As summer comes to a close, my mind wanders back to a time when travel was fun. Do you remember fun?
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New York trip inspires Mexican meal
Recently, my husband and I had the opportunity to go to New York City for a cooking contest I won through Natural Bliss Coffee Creamer.
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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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Restaurant anchors Christiana business district
Restaurant anchors Christiana business district
Due to the popular Miller’s Grocery, a country café, this tiny rural community’s legend grows. The legends born at Christiana may be bigger than the never-incorporated village itself.
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Students lend hand at Fukushima University
By the time you read this, 10 MTSU students and two professor-administrators will be in Japan teaming with Fukushima University students for a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to help an area shattered by disaster make a comeback.
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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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Cedar Bucket focuses on community outreach
Cedar Bucket focuses on community outreach
Murfreesboro business partners with nonprofits
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HUDGINS: Knaughty Knitter names new neighborhood
The Knaughty Knitter, a tradition on Walnut Street, has moved to new digs, the shop announced last week.
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VINSON: Mysteries of eagle too amazing not to share
“The way of an eagle in the air; The way of a serpent upon a rock,” reads Proverbs 30:19.
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Some Bonnaroo fans choose comfort over closeness
Some Bonnaroo fans choose comfort over closeness
Festival loses luster among some music enthusiasts
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Music fest brings needed income to Gulf Coast
The Gulf of Mexico’s coastline continues to recover from BP’s 2010 oil spill, but thanks to a three-day music festival, Alabama’s Gulf Shores and Orange Beach are back in business.
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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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Preparations begin for Jefferson Pike expansion
Preparations begin for Jefferson Pike expansion
Plans are underway to improve safety along a major roadway in Smyrna where hazardous driving conditions have contributed to a multitude of accidents.
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Wanna’ glide down?
Skydiving adventure awaits in Waverly
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HUDGINS: Record Store Day prompts new phone app
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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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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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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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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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Going coast-to-coast on 10 gallons of gas
The university has its signature programs — concrete industry, recording industry, equine studies, business, public history and aerospace.
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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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Have you Yazoo’d?
Have you Yazoo’d?
Yazoo Brewery is a no-brainer destination.
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INSIDE MTSU: Students to invade Cuba on summer trip
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BRAGG: There’s no place like home
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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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Colorful Magaline brightens up Kentucky cave country
Colorful Magaline brightens up Kentucky cave country
CAVE CITY, Ky.—A myriad of shining attractions may snare your eye in Kentucky’s cave country, but none sparkles brighter than the marvelous Magaline Meredith.
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St. Simon’s Island is real treat
St. Simon’s Island is real treat
With the oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico threatening many favorite vacation destinations in Alabama, Florida and Louisiana, many families are faced with a dilemma when choosing a spot for their summer vacations.
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'Bonnaroo': South’s best festival gets hotter
'Bonnaroo': South’s best festival gets hotter
More than 80,000 music fans will converge on Middle Tennessee roadways this week for the seventh annual Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival in Manchester.
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$75 fillup has motorists thinking
Cutting trips, staying home two alternatives for residents
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New passport rule partially suspended
The decision by the U.S. State and Homeland Security departments to permit some international summer travel without a passport will relieve strains on Middle Tennessee travelers, according to U.S. Rep. Bart Gordon.
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