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Lane College teacher program loses state approval

Posted: 02/12/2013 - Lane College Vice President for Academic Affairs Deborah Buchanan said the decision gives the five students who remain in the college's professional teacher licensure program six months to complete the program.

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Union University in Jackson closed due to illness

Posted: 02/12/2013 - University spokesman Tim Ellsworth says about 300 students have reported suffering a stomach sickness. Ellsworth says most of the ill students come from the university's residential population of 1,100.

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Ramsey calls for judicial redistricting

Posted: 02/12/2013 - Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is seeking the state's first judicial redistricting in nearly 30 years and says he wants the public's input.

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Restored Fort Watauga palisade needs repairs

Posted: 02/11/2013 - The south-facing palisade, which is a wall made of large wooden poles, was rebuilt only three years ago as part of a project to completely renovate the fort.

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Haslam stays out of spotlight after tough week

Posted: 02/11/2013 - Following a relatively tough week, Gov. Bill Haslam doesn't have any public events scheduled for this week. The Republican governor's media advisory for Feb. 9 through Feb. 15 says "no public events."

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Old viaduct in Memphis to be replaced

Posted: 02/11/2013 - Transportation officials are getting ready to replace an 85-year-old viaduct in Memphis that opened the way for eastward growth and is one of the city's oldest active viaducts.

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'Shrine' leads to sex charge against photographer

Posted: 02/09/2013 - Clarksville police have charged a 63-year-old photographer with aggravated sexual battery after finding what they described as a "shrine" dedicated to a 9-year-old girl in his home.

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Judge orders public records closed

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Circuit Court Clerk John Paul Mathes told the Elizabethton Star his office was not getting warrants and other paperwork that had been routinely sent in by the sheriff's department.

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Thomas Frierson appointed to appeals court

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Frierson has served as chancellor in the Third Judicial District, which is comprised of Hamblen, Greene, Hawkins and Hancock counties, since 1996.

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Crime down in Chattanooga, say officials

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Authorities in Chattanooga say crime in the city has declined over the past decade, despite a popular perception that crime is increasing.

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John Ryder named new general counsel of RNC

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Ryder was first elected as the national committeeman from Tennessee in May 1996 and served until 2004 and also served from 2008 to the present.

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TEA hires new chief lobbyist

Posted: 02/08/2013 - Wrye previously worked as communications director for the Alabama Education Association where he was a leader in the association's successful fight to stop charter schools in the state.

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Gray Fossil Site to host Darwin Day celebration

Posted: 02/08/2013 - According to news release from ETSU, Darwin Day is an international celebration of science that occurs annually around the birthday of Charles Darwin, who was born Feb. 12, 1809.

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