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Gov. Bill Haslam signs Improve Act increasing Tennessee fuel tax

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam is hitting the road to hold bill signing ceremonies for his highway and bridge funding program called the Improve Act. The governor officially signed the bill into law within days of the contentious measure’s passage in the legislature in April. But that’s ...

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Bonnaroo ticket sales drop in 2016, puts festival at a crossroads

MANCHESTER, Tenn. (AP) — The Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee is at a crossroads as organizers deal with last year’s plummeting ticket sales while engaging in talks to extend their agreement with Coffee County. The Knoxville News Sentinel reports (http://bit.ly/2rCiNVC ) the festival’s current deal to pay Coffee ...

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APSU Completes 2017 Spring Commencement

1,123 APSU students took another step in their journey by graduating on Friday, May 5, in the Dunn Center. The theme of the commencement dealt with the next chapter as the milestone was addressed not as a beginning or an end, but a step in the story they tell. APSU ...

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Fizdale fined for postgame interview

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The NBA has fined Grizzlies coach David Fizdale $30,000 for his rant against the officiating in Memphis’ 96-82 loss to San Antonio in Game 2 of their first-round playoff series. The league announced the fine Wednesday. The Grizzlies are practicing later Wednesday. The Spurs lead the ...

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Aaron Hernandez found dead in jail cell

BOSTON (AP) — Former NFL star Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in the prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, officials said Wednesday, the same day his ex-teammates on the New England Patriots were set to visit the White House to mark their Super Bowl victory. His ...

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SGA votes to add surveillance cameras to student housing

SGA voted in unanimous support of Sen. Jaden Davidson’s Resolution No. 31, which calls for the installation of additional surveillance cameras at Blount, Sevier and Harvill residence halls, during their meeting on Wednesday, March 15. Davidson said he authored the legislation in reaction to cases of theft and vandalism outside ...

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