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Housing agency declines funds for disabled renters

Posted: 08/24/2012 - The state's housing agency declined to apply for up to $12 million in federal rental assistance for people with disabilities, despite a need for housing and recommendations to apply by TennCare.

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MTSU library to stay open late most evenings

Posted: 08/24/2012 - Library Dean Bonnie Allen said in a news release from the university that the revised hours are a response to student requests for more time in the morning before classes and more time late at night.

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TDOT adding help trucks, signs during Bristol race

Posted: 08/24/2012 - Tennessee's Department of Transportation is preparing for heavy traffic in conjunction with this weekend's NASCAR events at Bristol Motor Speedway by sending special HELP trucks to assist drivers.

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Suspect in slaying ordered held without bond

Posted: 08/23/2012 - A man charged with fatally shooting three members of his family isn't being allowed bond. Thirty-three year-old Waters was charged Friday with three counts of first-degree murder.

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Hamblen leads rural counties in Hispanics

Posted: 08/23/2012 - The study used 2010 U.S. Census data and concluded more than 6,700 Hispanics live in Hamblen County, but also noted that because of the way census information is gathered, that figure is probably low.

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BellSouth lawsuits for 911 fees can go forward

Posted: 08/23/2012 - The suits claim that Bellsouth did not collect certain fees that it is required to pass along to 911 operations. They claim the utility's failure to collect was intentional.

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GOP panel to hold closed hearing on vote challenge

Posted: 08/23/2012 - A special panel of members of the state Republican Party's executive committee is meeting behind closed doors to consider an election challenge in a legislative primary race.

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ETSU to offer new Appalachian Studies certificate

Posted: 08/23/2012 - The program consists of an 18-hour curriculum designed to complement master's level studies. Course topics include Appalachian religion, art, literature, folklore and history.

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3 West Nile cases in Shelby, 5 statewide

Posted: 08/22/2012 - Dr. Dan Sprenger of the county health department said the virus that causes the disease has been found in mosquitoes trapped in all zip codes within Shelby County.

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Tennessee woman arrested in Pa. for murder plot

Posted: 08/21/2012 - A Tennessee woman is jailed awaiting extradition from southwestern Pennsylvania after federal marshals arrested her on charges she conspired with her boyfriend in a plot to murder her husband.

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Nashville sheriff drops immigration program

Posted: 08/21/2012 - Nashville Sheriff Daron Hall says he will not renew a controversial agreement that allows local deputies to enforce federal immigration law.

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Americans hitting the road for Labor Day

Posted: 08/21/2012 - Around 33 million Americans will hit the road for Labor Day, traveling more than 50 miles from home over the weekend, according to a new survey from AAA. That's up nearly 3% over last year.

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