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Tennessee agencies have $121M in military surplus

Posted: 08/24/2014 - Since 1993, Tennessee law enforcement agencies have received more than 41,000 military surplus items worth at least $121 million, much of that going to the state's smaller cities and counties.

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Tennessee inmates sue over electric chair

Posted: 08/22/2014 - The Tennessean reports that the lawsuit filed Friday says using the electric chair runs afoul of constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment.

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Great Smoky Mountains National Park celebrates 98th birthday

Posted: 08/22/2014 - Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate the 98th birthday of the National Park Service on Monday, August 25. Park visitors are encouraged to participate in one of the many ranger-led programs at park visitor centers or enjoy exploring the park along a scenic roadway, trail, or river.

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TN student in trouble for saying "Bless You"

Updated: 08/21/2014 - A Dyer County High School student was sent to the principal's office on Monday morning after saying "bless you" to another student who sneezed

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Horses face new tests at Walking Horse Celebration

Posted: 08/20/2014 - Hundreds have descended on Middle Tennessee as part of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, but as the competition gets underway, controversy continues over how the horses are examined for signs of abuse before and after the show

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Sheriff says ex-Marine inquired about body disposal

Updated: 08/20/2014 - Authorities say a former Marine charged with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body

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Bus tour marks Imagination Library anniversary

Posted: 08/18/2014 - The Governor's Books from Birth Foundation is celebrating the 10th anniversary of Dolly Parton's Imagination Library in Tennessee with a statewide bus tour

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Anderson County POW honored years later

Posted: 08/16/2014 - Friday was a special day for the family of Private First Class Everett McNabb and for East Tennessee. McNabb was wounded during his service in the U.S. Army in Korea, and then taken as a Prison of War for two years.

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Mother of Ga. toddler left in hot car defends husband

Posted: 08/12/2014 - The mother of a Georgia toddler who died after being left for hours in his father's car insists her husband was a loving father and would never have intentionally harmed their son, according to a recent victim impact statement sent to prosecutors

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Court considers if executioners can be named

Posted: 08/12/2014 - A Tennessee appeals court is considering whether 10 death row inmates have the right to know about the drugs that will be used in their executions and whether their lawyers can get the names of the people who will kill them.

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The most dangerous hits in high-school football

Posted: 08/11/2014 - High school football players are more likely to lose consciousness after concussions if they get hit at the top of the head compared to the sides, back or front, according to a new study

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