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Predators open postseason Wednesday, Laviolette has big task at hand

NASHVILLE — Peter Laviolette has delivered the first piece of the job the Nashville Predators gave him by hiring him as only their second head coach. Now his task is even bigger: Deliver a deep postseason run, and maybe, just maybe, a championship to Music City. “I think we’re excited,” ...

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Haslam to promote free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam will travel across the state this week to highlight an initiative for adults to attend a Tennessee college of applied technology free of tuition and fees. Tennessee Reconnect is a last-dollar scholarship program that was part of Haslam’s Tennessee Promise legislation passed last year. It ...

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Gloves coming off in fight over ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ law

NASHVILLE — The gloves are coming off in a legislative fight over efforts to repeal state guidelines about which spirits can be labeled as “Tennessee Whiskey.” Opponents of the 2013 law passed at the behest of Jack Daniel’s want key committees to vote Tuesday, April 7 to repeal the rules ...

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Bill advances to make Bible official state book of Tenn.

NASHVILLE — A proposal to make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee is advancing in the state House despite constitutional questions raised by the state attorney general’s office. The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Jerry Sexton of Bean Station was advanced on a 2-1 vote by the State ...

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One-handed Tennessee-Martin pitcher Carter Smith excels

ASSOCIATED PRESS – Rick Robinson was settling into his new job as the baseball coach at Tennessee-Martin, moving some things around his office when he came across a few articles that had been written about the previous year’s team. He made a somewhat startling discovery: His best returning pitcher had ...

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Land Between the Lakes trail set to close for the week

GOLDEN POND— A scenic trail at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is closing for the week. Land Between The Lakes says the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail will be closed beginning Monday, March 23 and won’t reopen until Saturday, March 28. The trail runs parallel with U.S. 68-Kentucky 80 ...

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