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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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Local retailers protest online tax breaks

Updated: 05/16/2011 - One of the advantages you may have by living in Tennessee is that you don't pay a state income tax, which most consider a bonus. And while the state does have a sales tax, many online companies aren't required to collect the tax and local businessowners like John Bevis are fed up.

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Nashville man one of two Marines killed in Afghanistan

Posted: 05/16/2011 - The Department of Defense reported Monday that 27-year-old Sgt. Kevin B. Balduf of Nashville, Tenn., and 43-year-old Lt. Col. Benjamin J. Palmer of Modesto, Calif., died May 12 in Helmand province.

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Tennessee bonds could spur up to $3.5B Hemlock growth

Posted: 05/16/2011 - Gov. Bill Haslam's annual spending proposal includes a $150 million bond designed to spur an expansion of up to $3.5 billion at the Hemlock Semiconductor plant in Clarksville.

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Chattanooga man gets 7 years in hit-and-run case

Posted: 05/16/2011 - Jeremy Lane was sentenced Monday. A jury convicted him March 4 on vehicular homicide and other charges in the Dec. 23, 2009, hit-and-run death of Susan Wood as she was arriving at her downtown workplace.

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