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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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McNally joins executive panel of lieutenant governors’ group

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Senate Speaker Randy McNally has been named to the executive committee of the Republican Lieutenant Governors Association. McNally is an Oak Ridge Republican who was elected by Senate colleagues to run the upper chamber of the Tennessee General Assembly in January. He succeeded longtime Speaker ...

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Communications Director Smith to leave Haslam administration

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Communications Director David Smith is leaving Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam’s administration to start his own consulting business. Smith joined the governor’s Cabinet in 2015 after previously serving as press secretary for Haslam’s first term. He was also Haslam’s spokesman during the gubernatorial campaign of 2010.Haslam in ...

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