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Power equipment company expanding in Martin

Posted: 04/16/2013 - MTD makes both residential and commercial outdoor power equipment. The company's operations in Martin include a lean manufacturing facility with stamping, welding and assembly, along with logistics.

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House OKs bill to let cities form school systems

Posted: 04/16/2013 - The proposal sponsored by Republican Rep. Curry Todd of Collierville was overwhelmingly approved 70-24 on Monday evening. The companion bill was also scheduled to be taken up by the full Senate.

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Senate panel OKs school security bill

Posted: 04/15/2013 - A proposal that would allow school districts to hire individuals with prior law enforcement experience to handle security is headed for a full Senate vote.

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EpiPen bill headed to governor

Posted: 04/15/2013 - Legislation that would authorize at least two epinephrine auto-injectors be placed in all public and private schools in Tennessee is headed to the governor for his consideration.

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Henning man on top 10 wanted list found

Posted: 04/15/2013 - The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says that a West Tennessee man who had been on the state's top 10 wanted list has been found.

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Tennessee animal abuse reporting bill hits Senate snag

Posted: 04/15/2013 - An effort to require whistleblowers to quickly submit damning evidence of animal abuse to law enforcement has hit a snag in the state Senate over questions about the true intentions of the bill.

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Governor signs public notices bill

Posted: 04/15/2013 - The measure maintains a requirement for public notices to be published in the print editions of newspapers. It would also create a statewide online clearinghouse for all notices.

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Haslam finance chief Emkes to retire

Posted: 04/15/2013 - As Department of Finance and Administration commissioner, the 60-year-old Emkes has been responsible for budget matters and managing the state's day-to-day finances.

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Sparse voting at satellite polls in city election

Posted: 04/15/2013 - City Manager Pete Anderson said the city had no choice about the Jonesborough location because it's the county seat. He said the city might change its mind about the Gray polling place for future elections

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Man killed when racing cars hit his vehicle

Posted: 04/15/2013 - Police arrested 21-year-old Ontario Brown, who was also taken to the hospital. Officers also arrested Christopher Loftis, who appeared uninjured.

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Chattanooga TDOT meeting to discuss I-24 in city

Posted: 04/15/2013 - Agency project manager Joan Barnfield said TDOT is at a stage where it wants people to tell it where they see problems and if they have any solutions to offer.

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Combining schools look at more counselors

Posted: 04/15/2013 - The recommendation from the Transition Planning Commission states preventive behavioral interventions must be a priority at all grade levels to keep students in school. Adding the counselors would cost about $4 million.

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Proposal to let cities form own school systems

Posted: 04/15/2013 - Shelby County officials argued in court that the law violated the Tennessee Constitution because it applied to only one county. A federal judge agreed and struck it down.

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Jasper plans to rekindle junior firefighters

Posted: 04/15/2013 - Teens between 15-17 will be able to apply. The Board of Mayor and Aldermen voted to rekindle the program, which was canceled so long ago that no one seems to remember why.

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Memphis rethinks annexation, pulls back sewer plan

Posted: 04/15/2013 - A study conducted for the city last year concluded Memphis' population isn't growing, but is being dispersed over a broader city footprint. The land area of the city is 50 percent larger than that of Chicago.

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