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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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Engineering firm to invest $6m, hire about 240 in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — State officials say an engineering and manufacturing company will invest $6 million and hire about 240 people for a new facility in Tennessee. A Department of Economic and Community Development news release says the decision by Martin Technologies to locate in Lawrenceburg was announced Tuesday. The ...

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Tennessee declares state of emergency due to flooding

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Officials have declared a state of emergency in Tennessee after heavy rains caused flooding in several areas overnight and more rain is forecast. Tennessee Emergency Management Agency spokesman Dean Flener said on Thursday that crews were performing swift-water rescues in Stewart County. He said several other ...

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State Briefs: June 7, 2016

DUI victim honored with roadside sign as part of new program CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A roadside memorial sign has been unveiled in Clarksville as part of a new program to recognize victims of drunk driver crashes. The Leaf-Chronicle reports a new law that goes into effect July 1 will ...

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