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Former lawmaker announces bid for Tennessee US Senate seat against Blackburn

By: Associated Press A former congressman from Tennessee is joining the race to succeed Republican Bob Corker in the U.S. Senate. Former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher, a gospel-singing farmer from the rural western Tennessee community of Frog Jump, announced his bid in a statement to media on Sunday. Fincher, 44, ...

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White Supremacist rally accelerates removal of Confederate statues in Tennessee

All over the country communities are speaking out about taking down Confederate monuments and statues including Nashville and Memphis, Tennessee. In Nashville, Tennessee, protesters draped a black jacket over a bust of an early Ku Klux Klan leader and Confederate cavalry general, Nathan Bedford Forrest at the Tennessee Capitol while ...

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101st Airborne Division to host events celebrating 75th anniversary

FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (AP) — The 101st Airborne Division is celebrating its 75th anniversary with events at Fort Campbell this week. The celebration on Wednesday starts with a 4-mile run led by 101st Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Andrew Poppas. The events are open to soldiers and their families, retirees, veterans ...

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Tennessee education coalition focuses on teacher diversity

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A new report released by a group of Tennessee educator preparation programs focuses on eliminating the barriers preventing diverse candidates from choosing teaching as a career. The Tennessean reports the Trailblazer Coalition is led by Lipscomb University, Belmont University and the Nashville Teacher Residency and released its report ...

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Charges dropped against 2 youths in Tennessee wildfires

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Prosecutors have dropped arson charges against two juveniles in connection with the Tennessee wildfires that killed 14 people and tore through thousands of homes and businesses in November, a law enforcement official said Friday. In December, Dunn announced charges of aggravated arson against the juveniles in ...

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