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Tennessee has troubled history with medical examiners

Posted: 05/30/2011 - The court battle to get records of beleaguered former Knox County medical examiner Sandra Elkins provides another glimpse into Tennessee's storied history with some of its top death investigators.

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Rescue crews trying to free man in cave

Updated: 05/30/2011 - Franklin County Sheriff's Sgt. Chris Guess said the 51-year-old Huntsville, Ala., man fell into Sinking Cove Cave on Sunday afternoon and has broken bones and injuries to his back, pelvis and wrist.

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Tickets going fast for Bluegrass Festival

Posted: 05/30/2011 - Gabrielle Gray said more than 3,200 advance tickets had been sold for the June 23-25 event in Owensboro -- and a majority of those were three-day tickets.

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Nashville initiative designed to help nonprofits

Posted: 05/30/2011 - Lipscomb University in Nashville and a management group have announced an initiative designed to encourage collaborations among nonprofits in Middle Tennessee.

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June 1 is deadline for disaster food stamps

Posted: 05/30/2011 - The food stamps have been issued since May 23. The benefits represent up to a one-month allotment and can be used for up to 90 days at any authorized grocery retailer.

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Probe finds Tennessee Senate staffers get pay hike

Posted: 05/27/2011 - A special investigation has found that Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey gave pay hikes to 18 staffers last year even though no other raises were being allowed for state employees.

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168 years of artifacts on the block at Lambuth

Posted: 05/27/2011 - The private liberal arts school in Jackson will close next month after struggling financially for years and finally being notified it was losing accreditation

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Family research gets easier in Tennessee

Posted: 05/27/2011 - The Tennessee State Library and Archives recently added the ScanPro2000, an improvement in professional microfilm technology.

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Road work halted for Memorial Day holiday weekend

Posted: 05/27/2011 - TDOT Commissioner John Schroer says his department wants to keep traffic moving for a safe holiday weekend but cautions that lower speed limits where lanes are altered in work zones will be enforced.

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Haslam: Survey says teachers not unhappy

Posted: 05/26/2011 - Haslam says the assertion by the Tennessee Education Association that teachers feel "totally demoralized and disrespected" by passage of a bill that limits collective bargaining by teachers runs counter to the study.

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Part of Natchez Trace closed by downed lines

Posted: 05/26/2011 - The parkway -- which is a long, narrow national park extending from Nashville, Tenn., through a corner of Alabama to Natchez, Miss. -- is closed between Tennessee state routes 13 and 64.

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Wrap song: Cleo plant closing in Memphis

Posted: 05/26/2011 - The parent company of Cleo Inc. says it is closing down its Memphis plant, 58 years after it started making gift-wrapping paper.

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