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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) Commissioner David W. Purkey has named former McKenzian Lieutenant Colonel Dereck Stewart as Colonel of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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In light of recent mass shootings — particularly the deadly school shooting in Florida — a crowd of about a hundred local school administrators, school board members, teachers, law enforcement officials, government leaders, parents, and concerned citizens gathered at The Dixie Thursday night for a town hall forum on school safety hosted by State Senator John Stevens.

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 In gun-friendly Tennessee, President Donald Trump's ideas to ban bump stocks and bar people under 21 from buying semi-automatic guns have put the leading GOP candidates for governor in a tough spot. In response, they have mostly avoided taking firm stances.

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State Senator John Stevens, who represents the 24th Senatorial District that includes the counties of Carroll, Benton, Gibson, Henry, Obion and Weakley, talked about legislative issues that are affecting West Tennessee during Capitol Talk Friday.

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CHARLOTTE’S WEBB—Miss Dixie PAC Lauren Dickson greeted children who attended the January 31 performance of “Charlotte’s Webb” at The Dixie. There were approximately 1,000 students and teachers in attendance that day. The event was sponsored by Huntingdon Insurance.

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HUNTINGDON INSURANCE—Huntingdon Insurance was a sponsor of January 31’s performance of “Charlotte’s Web” performed by Theatreworks at The Dixie. Nathan and Jacob Smothers went to Huntingdon Primary School to read to the students. As part of their sponsorship, each school that attended the sh…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In the most recent fundraising period of the Tennessee governor's race, U.S. Rep. Diane Black raised the most from donors, with more than $1.7 million, and state House Speaker Beth Harwell ended with the flushest bank account, topping $5 million.

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Stephen Fincher hasn't yet joined the Republican field running for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee, but that's not keeping him from drawing a stark contrast to a former congressional colleague who wasted little time jumping into the race to succeed retiring Sen. Bob Corker.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — CMT is forgoing formal award presentations during this year's Artists of the Year show and devoting the entire live show to "a night of hope and healing through the power of music" following a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Twitter is reversing a decision to keep Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn from promoting a campaign video on that platform because of the congresswoman's statements about the sale of fetal tissue for medical research.

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With only seven weeks remaining, tnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers Governor Haslam’s Tennessee Promise in 84 counties, needs 4,000 more mentors to meet its goal of providing every Tennessee Promise applicant from the Class of 2018 with a local support system.

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A note found in the car of a man charged with spraying deadly gunfire at a Tennessee church made reference to revenge for a white supremacist's massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, two years earlier, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.

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Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Department of Safety and Homeland Security (TDOSHS) Commissioner David W. Purkey has named former McKenzian Lieutenant Colonel Dereck Stewart as Colonel of the Tennessee Highway Patrol.

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In light of recent mass shootings — particularly the deadly school shooting in Florida — a crowd of about a hundred local school administrators, school board members, teachers, law enforcement officials, government leaders, parents, and concerned citizens gathered at The Dixie Thursday night for a town hall forum on school safety hosted by State Senator John Stevens.

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A month after she admitted to an extramarital affair with her then-bodyguard, Nashville Mayor Megan Barry has pleaded guilty to theft of property and is expected to resign at a surprise news conference scheduled for Tuesday morning.

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 In gun-friendly Tennessee, President Donald Trump's ideas to ban bump stocks and bar people under 21 from buying semi-automatic guns have put the leading GOP candidates for governor in a tough spot. In response, they have mostly avoided taking firm stances.

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State Senator John Stevens, who represents the 24th Senatorial District that includes the counties of Carroll, Benton, Gibson, Henry, Obion and Weakley, talked about legislative issues that are affecting West Tennessee during Capitol Talk Friday.

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CHARLOTTE’S WEBB—Miss Dixie PAC Lauren Dickson greeted children who attended the January 31 performance of “Charlotte’s Webb” at The Dixie. There were approximately 1,000 students and teachers in attendance that day. The event was sponsored by Huntingdon Insurance.

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HUNTINGDON INSURANCE—Huntingdon Insurance was a sponsor of January 31’s performance of “Charlotte’s Web” performed by Theatreworks at The Dixie. Nathan and Jacob Smothers went to Huntingdon Primary School to read to the students. As part of their sponsorship, each school that attended the sh…

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — In the most recent fundraising period of the Tennessee governor's race, U.S. Rep. Diane Black raised the most from donors, with more than $1.7 million, and state House Speaker Beth Harwell ended with the flushest bank account, topping $5 million.

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Stephen Fincher hasn't yet joined the Republican field running for the U.S. Senate in Tennessee, but that's not keeping him from drawing a stark contrast to a former congressional colleague who wasted little time jumping into the race to succeed retiring Sen. Bob Corker.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — CMT is forgoing formal award presentations during this year's Artists of the Year show and devoting the entire live show to "a night of hope and healing through the power of music" following a mass shooting at a country music festival in Las Vegas.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Twitter is reversing a decision to keep Tennessee Senate candidate Marsha Blackburn from promoting a campaign video on that platform because of the congresswoman's statements about the sale of fetal tissue for medical research.

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With only seven weeks remaining, tnAchieves, the partnering organization that administers Governor Haslam’s Tennessee Promise in 84 counties, needs 4,000 more mentors to meet its goal of providing every Tennessee Promise applicant from the Class of 2018 with a local support system.

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A note found in the car of a man charged with spraying deadly gunfire at a Tennessee church made reference to revenge for a white supremacist's massacre at a black church in Charleston, South Carolina, two years earlier, law enforcement officials told The Associated Press.