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The two candidates left in the race to succeed Gov. Bill Haslam agree that teachers should get more pay, state testing should be reviewed, and a college degree isn’t for everyone as Tennessee seeks to equip students for the jobs of tomorrow. But their priorities for "school choice" and school...
Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and state Rep. Craig Fitzhugh agree that Memphis get’s the short end of the stick when it comes to state government power in Nashville. Both men pledge to change that, if elected governor. With the Aug. 2 Primary election as the backdrop, Dean and Fitzhugh pitched...
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By JANIE HAR, Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elbert "Big Man" Howard, a co-founder of the Black Panther Party who served as newspaper editor, information officer and logistics genius behind the group's popular social programs, has died at age 80. His wife, Carole Hyams, says Howard died Monday in Santa Rosa,...
Two candidates are squaring off to be the Democratic nominee for governor of Tennessee. Former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and state Rep. Craig Fitzhugh of Ripley will compete for the chance to face one of four Republican candidates in November's general election. They hope to succeed Gov. Bill Haslam and...
How can a wolf change the river? Why doesn’t a cactus have leaves? Why can’t you exterminate bats in Tennessee? With new state science standards coming to classrooms next fall, these are the kinds of questions students will explore in their science classes. They’ll be tasked not only with...
Former Nashville mayor and candidate for governor Karl Dean stopped by First Baptist Church-Broad on Thursday to meet with Pastor Keith Norman and some other pastors about the issues in their communities that they want the next governor to address. Dean, who is seeking the Democratic Party nomination in the...
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By STEVE MEGARGEE, AP Sports Writer KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Chamique Holdsclaw will enjoy the crowning achievement of her basketball career in the town where she produced many of her greatest moments. It's only appropriate that she's getting inducted into the Women's Basketball Hall of Fame alongside Mickie DeMoss, the former Tennessee...
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By JULIETA MARTINELLI, WPLN-FM NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When a Nashville man named Matthew Charles was released from prison early in 2016 after a sentence reduction, he'd spent almost half his life behind bars. But in a rare move, a federal court ruled his term was reduced in error and ordered...
by Emmanuel Freeman, (TSU News Service) NASHVILLE – Three Tennessee State University students will spend part of their summer participating in an international research experience in China. Shaniqua Jones, Christine Mba and Whitney Nicole Russell, all senior STEM majors and honor students, are part of the Tennessee Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation program...
Chancellor Walter Evans on Thursday ruled that M. LaTroy Alexandria-Williams can be placed on the primary ballot in the Ninth District Congressional race against U.S. Rep. Steve Cohen, according to Norma Lester, the senior Democrat on the Shelby County Election Commission. Alexandria-Williams obtained an injunction in April after he was notified that...