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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Licenses for hunting and fishing are going on sale this weekend in Tennessee. The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency says licenses for hunting and fishing in the state will be available starting Sunday. The new licenses are valid through February 2019. The 2017-2018 licenses expire Feb. 28. License sales provide the primary funding for the wildlife resources agency

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher says he's dropping out of his race for the Senate and thinks incumbent Bob Corker should change his mind and get in the race. Fincher has been opposed by U.S. Rep. Marsha Blackburn in the Republican primary. Former Gov. Phil Bredesen is running on the Democratic side. The Times Free Press reports Fincher said the GOP should support a candidate who can win the general election against Bredesen.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Officials say a man has been charged with selling stolen cattle in Tennessee. The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says Jason Andrew Witherspoon bought 11 head of cattle at the Kentucky-Tennessee Livestock Market in Guthrie, Kentucky, with a worthless check on Jan. 31. Officials said Friday that Witherspoon then drove to the Dickson Regional Livestock Center in Middle Tennessee, where he sold the cattle to the sale manager for $7,200.

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) - A private company has been cleared to begin construction on a $67 million development of student apartments and stores at Mississippi State University. The College Board approved plans Thursday in what Mississippi State President Mark Keenum calls the first development of its kind in Mississippi. The university is leasing 34 acres where Aiken Village apartments formerly stood to EdR for 40 years. The first phase calls for 656 beds and 46,000 square feet of stores.

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