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2 Tennessee Republicans introduce medical marijuana bill

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Two Republican lawmakers have introduced legislation to make medical marijuana legal in Tennessee, but only in oil-based products. Sen. Steve Dickerson of Nashville and Rep. Jeremy Faison of Cosby announced the bill’s filing Thursday amid wide support for medical marijuana in state polls. The lawmakers believe ...

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12 Tennessee gang members charged in racketeering conspiracy

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say they have charged a dozen Tennessee gang members and associates with racketeering conspiracy related to violent criminal activity that included murder, kidnapping and witness tampering. On Thursday, U.S. Attorney Donald Cochran in Nashville announced the unsealed, 54-count superseding indictment against the 12 associated ...

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Winter weather deaths climb to 15 as South cleans up snow

DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — The deep freeze that killed at least 15 people and shut down much of the South began to relent Thursday as crews worked to clear roads blanketed by a slow-moving storm that left ice and snow in places that usually enjoy mild winters. The snow stopped ...

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Ugba, Taylor help APSU take OVC opener 78-58

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Averyl Ugba and Terry Taylor combined for 40 points and 21 rebounds as Austin Peay opened up Ohio Valley Conference play with a 78-58 win over SIU-Edwardsville Thursday night. The conference win was the first for coach Matt Figger, who took over for Dave Loos, who ...

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Tennessee statue of former Confederate general painted pink

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Confederate statue on private property along an interstate in Tennessee has been painted pink in the latest act of vandalism there. The Tennessean reports the statue of Nathan Bedford Forrest seems to have been painted late Tuesday or early Wednesday. The statue portrays the early Ku Klux ...

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Confederate statues removed after Memphis sells public parks

By JONATHAN MATTISE, Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A private group headed by a county commissioner and fueled by anonymous donations bought two parks from the city of Memphis at little cost this week, allowing for the swift removal of two Confederate statues that had sparked conflict for years. Shelby ...

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