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Tennessee plans to patch potholes across state

NASHVILLE — The Tennessee Department of Transportation has launched a massive mission to patch the plethora of potholes across the state. TDOT officials said in a statement that the agency plans to make use of the forecast for warmer temperatures over the next few days by using all available manpower to ...

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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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