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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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KA wins Chapter Excellence awards

The Zeta Tau Chapter of Kappa Alpha Order received the Samuel Zenas Ammen Award for Chapter Excellence and the George C. Marshall Award of Chapter Excellence on Saturday, Jan. 31. APSU’s KA chapter was recognized at the Province Council at Mississippi State University, an annual Office and Training Awards conference. The ...

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New bill proposed to allow wine in grocery stores sooner

Wine may reach local grocery stores by this summer, a year sooner than the originally planned summer of 2016. Rep. Bo Mitchell has proposed a bill that would change the current law to allow wine to be sold in grocery stores starting this July rather than next. Last spring, Gov. ...

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Pop vocalist Sam Smith slays at Grammys

Somewhere in England sits a man who was the unwitting inspiration for the biggest winner at the Grammy Awards. He’s the man who loved, and dumped, 22-year-old British soul singer Sam Smith. Smith’s yearning hit “Stay With Me” won Grammys for song and record of the year, and he was ...

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Governor Bill Haslam to deliver State of the State address

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam will deliver his annual State of the State address to the Tennessee Legislature on Monday evening, Feb.9. The address comes a week after a special session in which the Republican governor failed to pass his proposal to extend health insurance to 280,000 low-income Tennesseans. Haslam ...

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