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NWS: Stewart County hit by tornado

Updated: 05/24/2011 - Forecasters from the National Weather Service have determined that a storm that struck Stewart County did include a tornado.

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Governor signs bill that voids Nashville law

Posted: 05/24/2011 - Gov. Bill Haslam has signed into law a measure that prohibits local governments from creating anti-discrimination laws that are stricter than the state's.

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Franklin man gets 6 years for Ponzi scheme

Posted: 05/24/2011 - A Franklin businessman who bilked millions from investors in a Ponzi scheme will spend the next six years in a federal prison and pay millions in restitution.

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Man sentenced to death for Henderson Murder

Updated: 05/24/2011 - A Jackson man has been sentenced to death for his role in the 2009 kidnapping and murder of a Chester County woman who was abducted while shopping.

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VW inaugurates Tennessee plant geared to US market

Updated: 05/24/2011 - Volkswagen is jumping into the U.S. auto market with a new Passat that is bigger, cheaper and built domestically in hopes of breaking into the competitive midsize sedan market.

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Freshwater mussels being protected in Tennessee

Posted: 05/24/2011 - According to a news release Monday from The Nature Conservancy, freshwater mussels are the most imperiled group of animals in the U.S. and in Tennessee.

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Storms continue to pound Tennessee

Posted: 05/24/2011 - Nashville Electric Service reported more than 22,000 customers without power at dawn Tuesday. Trees and power lines are down and police closed a section of Briley Parkway in East Nashville because of debris.

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Gov. Haslam pleased with 1st legislative session

Posted: 05/23/2011 - Gov. Bill Haslam says he's pleased with how his first legislative session turned out, but that he's still working on "understanding the ebb and flow" of the process in the Tennessee General Assembly.

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Longer school days, years could help achievement

Updated: 05/23/2011 - Commissioner Kevin Huffman said in an editorial board meeting with The Tennessean that the current school calendar of a 180-day year with six-and-a-half hour days is "not based on the modern world."

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18 nursing homes don't respond to election query

Posted: 05/23/2011 - Eighteen Memphis-area nursing homes didn't respond to a letter from the Shelby County Election Commission about residents voting in the March special election.

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Florida woman slashes Tennessee deputy, dies after shot

Posted: 05/23/2011 - Authorities say 30-year-old Armetta Foster of Sanford, Fla., died at Erlanger Hospital in Chattanooga on Saturday after crashing the police cruiser on Interstate 75 in Cleveland, Tenn.

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Ag secretary in Nashville to discuss flex fuel

Posted: 05/23/2011 - Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack is in Nashville to promote ethanol fuel as a way to build a clean energy economy and reduce dependence on foreign oil.

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Tennessee issues food stamps for Mississippi flood

Posted: 05/23/2011 - Tennessee will start issuing food stamps for victims of flooding in four West Tennessee counties that were declared disaster areas after the Mississippi River overflowed its banks.

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Murfreesboro mosque gets permit to start building

Posted: 05/21/2011 - After 16 months of rallies and court hearings, the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro will soon start construction on a future mosque that sparked a fierce debate over religious beliefs.

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Look at Gov. Haslam's spending plan

Posted: 05/21/2011 - Here is a look at some key items in Tennessee's $30.78 billion annual spending plan approved by the General Assembly

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