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Area high schools to help Food Bank "tackle" hunger

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Students and fans are encouraged to bring canned goods and non-perishable food items or money to Friday's game at East Hamilton to donate to the Chattanooga Area Food Bank.
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TN gets grant to ID worker misclassification

Tennessee has received a $499,000 federal grant for efforts to stop worker misclassification. More>>

State parks recognize National Public Lands Day

In recognition of National Public Lands Day, Tennessee State Parks are inviting the public to take part in hikes and volunteer activities across the state on Sept. 27. More>>

What are the mid-range and top salaries in TN?

The average household income for mid-range earners and of the top 5% around Tennessee in 2012.
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Remote Area Medical to have free clinic in Ooltewah

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Well-known in the region for their free clinics, Remote Area Medical has scheduled a two-day clinic at Ooltewah High School. More>>

Young Tennessee hunters eligible for special hunt

Youth ages 10 to 15 who are hunter-safety certified and who have never harvested a deer are eligible to win a spot in a special hunt. More>>

911 texting still not available in Tennessee

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Just 128 of the nation's 6,800 local emergency call centers in 18 states are accepting text messages. None are in Tennessee.
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5 Tennessee counties added to disaster area

Five more Tennessee counties have been added for disaster assistance for eligible private, nonprofit organizations damaged by storms in June. More>>

Fatal accident in Meigs County

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 An accident on Highway 58 results in at least one fatality. More>>

Obama nominates 2 Tennesseans for TVA board

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President Barack Obama has nominated two Tennesseans for the TVA Board: Virginia Lodge and Ronald Walter. More>>

Spiders a creeping problem in Tennessee Video included

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Several species of spiders consider Tennessee home including two poisonous ones. More>>

Tennessee drivers to get access to vehicle recall information

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Drivers in Tennessee will now have access to vehicle recall information under a new National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) rule.
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Web-based seminars to focus on saving for college

The Tennessee Treasury Department is planning a series of web-based seminars on saving for college. More>>

Wine in supermarkets left up to local voters

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Voters are even closer to being able to put their wine in the buggy with their milk.  But is that the best combination?

 

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Study: Value of Tennessee's dollar goes far

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A study released last week shows the cost of goods and services in the Volunteer State goes farther than other states in the U.S. More>>

Tennessee Highway Patrol to enforce "No Refusal" law during Labor Day Holiday

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During the labor Day holiday which begins at midnight Friday, August 29 and ends at 11:59 p.m. on Monday September 1, the Tennessee Highway Patrol will enforce the "No Refusal" law. More>>

Tennessee agencies have $121M in military surplus

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Tennessee law enforcement agencies have received more than 41,000 military surplus items worth at least 121 million dollars, much of that going to the state's smaller cities and counties.  More>>

Kentucky, Tennessee receive training funds

Kentucky and Tennessee are receiving funds from the U.S. Department of Labor's Mine Safety and Health Administration's health and safety training grants. More>>

Haslam unveils report from Task Force on Aging

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In recognition of National Senior Citizens Day,  there is a report out from Tennessee Governor's Task Force on Aging.  This task force focuses on serving the state's senior citizens more efficiently and effectively. More>>

TBI launches human trafficking initiative

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has launched a new initiative to raise awareness of human trafficking. More>>

"IT Has to Stop" :TBI launches new initiative to combat human trafficking

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Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has launched a new outreach to raise awareness of human trafficking in Tennessee.
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Tenn. AG: Parents can't give kids new last names

Tennessee's attorney general says married parents can't invent new last names for their children. More>>

DesJarlais holds election lead in TN District 4 count

Scandal-battered U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais is holding onto his narrow lead as election officials wrap up the count of provisional ballots from last week's Republican primary. More>>

TN to crack down on drunken driving

The Tennessee Governor's Highway Safety Office is kicking off its campaign to crack down on drunken driving. More>>

DesJarlais spokesman says Tracy victory unlikely

A spokesman for U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais says he believes it's statistically impossible for the incumbent's opponent to pull an upset in Tennessee's 4th Congressional District's Republican primary. More>>

UT welcomes largest freshman class in 40 years

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UT has increased its six-year graduation rate from 60% to 67.5%, and in five years has moved its four-year graduation rate from 28% to about 43%. More>>

Tennessee's Corker: Presidential bid not ruled out

Tennessee Sen. Bob Corker says he isn't ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016. More>>

TN sets execution date for death row inmate in Hamilton County murder

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Hall was convicted of throwing gasoline on his ex-girlfriend as she sat in her car, and then setting her on fire in 1991.
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DesJarlais' lead widens slightly over Tracy in District 4 race

Although it is unclear exactly how many Republican provisional ballots remain uncounted in the 4th Congressional District's primary, the ballots counted so far make an upset look increasingly unlikely. More>>

Court considers if executioners can be named

A Tennessee appeals court is considering whether 10 death row inmates have the right to know about the drugs that will be used in their executions and whether their lawyers can get the names of the people who will kill them. More>>

Deadline for voters on Monday in DesJarlais race

Voters who cast provisional ballots in the election involving scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais have until the close of business Monday to present proper identification so their votes count.... More>>

Citizens' Trooper Academy taking applications

The Tennessee Highway Patrol is taking applications for the fall class of its Citizens' Trooper Academy for classes to be held in Nashville and Jackson. More>>

Tennessee voters get ready to head to the polls

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The primary election features a multitude of races on the ballot, including seats for U.S. Senate, U.S. House, the governor and state Supreme Court justices.
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TN to co-sponsor genealogy events next month

The Tennessee State Library and Archives and Ancestry.com are collaborating on genealogy events in Nashville next month. More>>

TN Supreme Court races see spending spike

An influx of campaign spending on three Tennessee Supreme Court seats has transformed what is traditionally a sleepy affair into a hard-fought campaign that has raised questions about the role of partisan politics in the... More>>

Same-sex marriage arguments headed to federal courts

A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Cincinnati will consider six cases from Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee on Wednesday. More>>

Lane Kiffin fully aware Alabama plays Tennessee on Oct. 25

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In case you were wondering, yes, Lane Kiffin is fully aware Alabama plays at Tennessee on Oct. 25.  More>>

TN early voting numbers set record

A record number of voters have cast ballots during early voting for the Tennessee primary election. More>>

Sales Tax Holiday this weekend for TN, GA, AL Video included

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States allow purchases (with limitations) without collecting sales tax, easing the financial burden of parents. More>>

Tax free weekend is August 1st-3rd

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If you need to do some back-to-school shopping this is the weekend to do it.It's tax-free weekend for both Tennessee and Georgia. More>>

UPDATE: EF-3 tornado touched down in north TN

Authorities say powerful storms crossing east Tennessee have destroyed 10 homes and damaged others, though there are no immediate reports of any deaths or injuries. More>>

Dollar Tree buying Family Dollar for $8.5 billion

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Family Dollar has struggled and has attempted to reinvigorate sales by lowering prices on almost 1,000 basic items. More>>

TN has 760 of the children crossing into US

Tennessee has received about 2.5 percent of the unaccompanied children crossing into the United States. More>>

Ash products quarantine expanded in TN

According to the state Agriculture Department, the new quarantine affects Clay, Fentress, Macon, Morgan, Overton, Pickett and Rhea counties. More>>

Tennesseans to share $10 million in refunds

More than 336,000 Tennessee residents will split $10 million in refunds from health insurance companies because of a provision in the Affordable Care Act. More>>

Police searching for information on missing woman

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Thirty-year-old Elizabeth Brooke Roberts was last seen Monday at her job at the Harpers Point Luxury Apartments in Murfreesboro. More>>

Hitting the airwaves: Sides in debate over justices dial up TV, radio ads

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Tennesseans for Fair Courts declared in a news release it has put an ad online to defend the justices against “extremist attacks” and plans to soon begin airing it on TV today in Knoxville, Nashville and Chattanooga. More>>

THP to begin taking cadet applications on July 30

The Tennessee Highway Patrol will start accepting applications for its new trooper cadet class on July 30. More>>

More early voters are heading to the polls in Tennessee

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Early voting in Tennessee has been going on for the past four days. The number of residents voting this year across the state has increased from 4 years ago.
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'Guns are Welcome' signs posted at Tennessee restaurant

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One Tennessee restaurant owner is making her opinion very clear by posting a 'Guns are Welcome' sign on the front door of her family-friendly establishment. More>>

Groups want multi-state trails in TN, KY and VA

Several groups on the Kentucky, Tennessee and Virginia borders want to connect the trial systems in the area and create one large trail in an effort to draw more adventure tourism into the area. More>>

Early voting underway Friday for Tenn. primary

Early voting is getting underway for Tennessee's primary election that features tea party-style challenges to Lamar Alexander's bid for the Republican nomination to a third term in the U.S. Senate. More>>

Report: FBI quizzing people about meningitis

FBI agents have been interviewing Tennessee residents sickened or widowed by fungal meningitis as part of a criminal probe into the outbreak that sickened 751 people nationwide with 64 deaths. More>>

Tourism department presents new Tennessee logo

Tennessee's tourism agency has a new logo and ad campaign aimed to spark travelers' interest in a vacation that can only be made in Tennessee. More>>

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