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Senate delays anti-gay legislation

Posted: 05/18/2011 - A proposal to prohibit the teaching of homosexuality in Tennessee public schools has been delayed in the Senate, but a measure to study the issue is advancing.

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Survey finds laws needed to fight sex trafficking

Posted: 05/18/2011 - A study released by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation found that law enforcement officials want better state laws and training to find and stop human sex trafficking in Tennessee.

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Memphis begins cleanup as floodwater recedes

Posted: 05/18/2011 - A week after the Mississippi River crested at Memphis, the city has put out a call for volunteers to begin cleaning up debris on Mud Island.

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BancorpSouth announces which branches will close

Posted: 05/18/2011 - BancorpSouth Inc. has released a list of the 23 bank branches in six states that it will close this summer as part of a plan to consolidate operations, including branches in Henning and Jackson.

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Senate to hear anti-gay legislation

Posted: 05/18/2011 - A proposal that would prohibit the teaching of homosexuality in Tennessee public schools is scheduled to be heard by the Senate on Wednesday.

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Haslam backs deal giving Amazon tax break

Posted: 05/17/2011 - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says it would be "disingenuous" for him to support legislative efforts to kill a special tax break for online retailer Amazon.com.

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Haslam evaluating measure to extend unemployment

Posted: 05/17/2011 - Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says his administration is evaluating a legislative effort to extend unemployment benefits to thousands of jobless Tennesseans.

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Man found dead in back yard likely intruder

Posted: 05/17/2011 - Clarksville Police spokesman Jim Knoll says a masked man entered a residence late Sunday and there was an exchange of gunfire. A person who was a guest in the home was wounded and left with the invader.

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Steamboat company considering moving to Memphis

Posted: 05/17/2011 - The Associated Press reports that the Great American Steamboat Co., which owns the American Queen and the Mississippi Queen vessels, is considering relocating its corporate headquarters to the Bluff City.

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TBI probing deaths of 2 in mobile home

Posted: 05/17/2011 - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is probing the deaths of two people whose bodies were found in a West Tennessee mobile home.

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