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Former Clarksville pitcher Everett drowns while fishing

ASSOCIATED PRESS NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Vanderbilt freshman pitcher Donny Everett drowned while fishing in Tennessee a day before the Commodores were to open the NCAA Tournament on Friday. He was 19. The Coffee County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement Friday that Everett was with two teammates and two ...

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2016: The Choice to Come

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — First there was the promise of political change in Barack Obama’s historic 2008 election. Then the pledge to upend Washington’s ways after the 2010 tea party wave. But for some Americans, the change and disruption have come too slowly, or failed altogether. On the eve ...

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‘Substantial’ need to expand $10M college program

NASHVILLE— The Tennessee Higher Education Commission is asking lawmakers to expand a $10 million grant program that paired employers with colleges to develop academic programs tailored to the needs of local job markets. According to The Tennessean (http://tnne.ws/1RayFb9 ), the commission said in a report released Wednesday that Labor Education ...

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New law will increase seat belt fines in Tennessee

NASHVILLE — Motorists who don’t buckle up in Tennessee will soon face a stiffer fine. A new law passed by state lawmakers and signed by the governor takes effect on Jan. 1. State law enforcement officials held a news conference on the steps of the state Capitol this week to ...

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TN Gov. Haslam proposes increased autonomy to six Tennessee universities

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is proposing to grant more autonomy to six public universities and focus the Tennessee Board of Regents’ efforts on the state’s 40 community and technical colleges. Haslam said Tuesday he will introduce legislation to create local boards for Austin Peay in Clarksville; ...

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The Latest on Paris Attacks

Excerpts from Associated Press in local time 4:40 p.m. Social media is awash with public buildings lit up in the French colors of red, white as people globally expressed their solidarity with the French after deadly terror attacks in Paris. Users of Twitter, Facebook and Instagram shared vacation photos, teardrops ...

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