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Country Hall Plans New Exhibit

The Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum's new exhibition next year will explore the roots and heyday of the Bakersfield Sound, a music style personified by the careers of Buck Owens and Merle Haggard. During the Great Depression, the… continue reading ›

UT Appoints New Pharmacy Dean

The University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy has a new dean who is the first African-American to be appointed to the position in the college's 113-year history. Marie Chisholm-Burns was introduced as the new dean on Friday. She currently is… continue reading ›

Gunshot Wound Killed Kidnap Suspect

An autopsy shows that complications from a gunshot wound to the abdomen is the cause of death of a Tennessee man whose body was found in Monroe County on Friday. County Coroner Alan Gurley tells the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal… continue reading ›

Woman Uses Facebook To Report Robbery

A Chattanooga woman has found a unique use for her Facebook account - reporting a robbery. Chattanooga Police said 20-year-old Rolanda Hill answered a knock at her door Sunday night and a man stuck a gun through the open door… continue reading ›

Pipe Bombs Placed In Mailboxes

Campbell County police have found five pipe bombs in residential mailboxes and are now warning other residents to be cautious. The fifth pipe bomb was found Sunday in a mailbox in the Alexandria area. Four others similar in appearance have… continue reading ›

TN Kidnap Suspect Found Dead In Mississippi

A kidnapping that reportedly began at a Kangaroo gas station in Nashville, Tenn., ended in Monroe County, Miss., when a 57-year-old man was found dead at a gasoline station in Hamilton. Aberdeen Police Chief Henry Randall says authorities had been… continue reading ›

Birmingham Air Quality Questioned

A new report says Birmingham is on track to rank among the nation's smoggiest cities in 2011. The Birmingham News reports that Environment America, a coalition of environmental advocacy organizations, examined smog statistics in several cities. The group's report looked… continue reading ›

NCLB Regulations Eased For Tennessee

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam has put partisan differences aside to join President Barack Obama for an announcement that states will be given more freedom to opt out of key parts of the federal No Child Left Behind law. The Republican… continue reading ›

Dozing Bandit Busted

Police say a central Kentucky catnap burglar has been arrested after falling asleep on a couch inside an apartment he had broken into. Harrodsburg police say a neighbor called officers after seeing 19-year-old Alex McCrystal snoozing inside the Hensley Heights… continue reading ›

Memphis Police Searching For Nude Walker

Memphis police say they received several calls about a man walking nude along city streets near Tobey Park. The calls came in early Thursday afternoon and officers trained to deal with people with mental health issues were called in. They… continue reading ›

Surprise Plea In Chester County Murder Case

40 year old Marcus Thompson pleaded guilty today in connection with the 2009 murder of Henderson grandmother Carolyn Ward. Thompson entered a "best interest" plea today to avoid a trial in connection with carjacking and subsequent murder of Ward. Following… continue reading ›

Paducah Underground Gas Tanks Cited

A court order has shut down six gas stations in Paducah because of underground storage tank violations. A statement from the Kentucky Division of Waste Management says the six stations owned by Superway Inc. had gas pumps locked by state… continue reading ›

Plea Entered In Insurance Scam

Two people have pleaded guilty to charges of insurance fraud involving the State and School Employees Health Insurance Plan. The Clarion-Ledger reports that the pleas were entered Wednesday in Rankin County Circuit Court. Seven people pleaded guilty earlier this month.… continue reading ›

Changes Coming To Judicial Conduct Code

State lawmakers say they plan to move forward with proposed changes to the commission that disciplines Tennessee judges. Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet led two hearings this week concerning the Tennessee Court of the Judiciary. A panel of… continue reading ›

West Nile Scarce In Tennessee

A state health official says that despite a much higher rate of infection among mosquito samples from Shelby County, there have been only eight human West Nile cases documented so far this year statewide. While that number is twice the… continue reading ›

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