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ETSU brings football back, new stadium approved

JOHNSON CITY — Twelve years after shutting down its deficit-laden football program, East Tennessee State University has approval to begin construction on a new 10,000-seat stadium. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports the first phase of the $24 million project includes a playing field, stadium seating, concession area and restrooms. A $125-per-semester ...

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Tennessee Education works to value teachers more

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Education Commissioner Candice McQueen has a message for the state’s teachers: You’re valued. That might seem intuitive, but teachers say it offers a refreshing contrast to her predecessor, Kevin Huffman. He left the state Education Department under fire last year for his aggressive approach to education reform. ...

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Titans come to agreed terms with cornerback Perrish Cox

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Titans have agreed to terms with cornerback Perrish Cox. Cox said Saturday, March 14 via text message to The Associated Press that he had reached a three-year deal with Tenn. The Titans made it official Monday, March 16, but the team did not release terms of ...

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Tennessee expects wine in grocery stores by July 2016

NASHVILLE— Tennessee regulators expect 270 stores across the state to be among the first wave of supermarkets to sell wine under a new state law going into effect in July 2016. Keith Bell, the director of the state Alcoholic Beverage Commission, told lawmakers on Monday, March 2 that those first ...

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Oscars go indie

LOS ANGELES — The long take of “Birdman” has stretched all the way to the Academy Awards, where the jazzy, surreal comedy about an actor fleeing his superhero past took Hollywood’s top honor in a ceremony punctuated by passionate pleas for equality. On a stormy night in Hollywood, the 87th ...

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