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Haslam to promote free-tuition plan for Tennessee adults

NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam will travel across the state this week to highlight an initiative for adults to attend a Tennessee college of applied technology free of tuition and fees. Tennessee Reconnect is a last-dollar scholarship program that was part of Haslam’s Tennessee Promise legislation passed last year. It ...

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Gloves coming off in fight over ‘Tennessee Whiskey’ law

NASHVILLE — The gloves are coming off in a legislative fight over efforts to repeal state guidelines about which spirits can be labeled as “Tennessee Whiskey.” Opponents of the 2013 law passed at the behest of Jack Daniel’s want key committees to vote Tuesday, April 7 to repeal the rules ...

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Bill advances to make Bible official state book of Tenn.

NASHVILLE — A proposal to make the Bible the official state book of Tennessee is advancing in the state House despite constitutional questions raised by the state attorney general’s office. The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Jerry Sexton of Bean Station was advanced on a 2-1 vote by the State ...

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Land Between the Lakes trail set to close for the week

GOLDEN POND— A scenic trail at Land Between the Lakes National Recreation Area is closing for the week. Land Between The Lakes says the Central Hardwoods Scenic Trail will be closed beginning Monday, March 23 and won’t reopen until Saturday, March 28. The trail runs parallel with U.S. 68-Kentucky 80 ...

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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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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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