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Beatles Exhibit Coming To Memphis

An exhibition of photographs of the Beatles is coming to Memphis - the home of Elvis Presley and the birthplace of the blues. The photos will be on display at the Memphis Rock `n' Soul Museum beginning Friday through Sept.… continue reading ›

Mosque Emails To Be Reviewed

A Rutherford County judge appointed the Clerk and Master to review thousands of emails requested by opponents of a Murfreesboro mosque. Seventeen plaintiffs are suing the county, claiming officials violated the state open meetings law when they approved the site… continue reading ›

Shelby Co. Jailer Charged With Rape

Shelby County authorities say a deputy jailer has been charged with raping a female inmate. The Shelby County Sheriff's Office says 53-year-old Sgt. Robert Bradshaw was arrested Monday and charged with sexual contact with an inmate, rape and official oppression.… continue reading ›

Volunteer Rangers Man Smokies

Volunteers can play park ranger Monday in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. High school students, recent graduates and their families can spend time in the field with a park ranger conducting scientific projects such as salamander monitoring, tree identification… continue reading ›

Some KY Farmers May Have Discrimination Claims

Female or Hispanic farmers or ranchers who believe they were improperly denied farm loan benefits may be eligible to apply for compensation. The U.S. Department of Agriculture announced the program with the Justice Department earlier this year. It provides up… continue reading ›

Memphis Teacher Charged With Rape

Police in Memphis have charged a teacher at a private high school with the statutory rape of a youth. A police affidavit shows 31-year-old Jose Garcia was arrested and jailed early Sunday in the rape of a 15-year-old boy. Garcia… continue reading ›

Andy Warhol Art On Display

The Frist Center for the Visual Arts in Nashville has opened an exhibit of an Andy Warhol collection. The exhibit features more than 220 works and objects, including paintings, silkscreen prints, photographs, works on paper, films, videos and album covers… continue reading ›

TVA Still Making Repairs

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Valley Authority continues to make repairs on its electricity distribution system following storms in May. While some say the storm damage points to a fragile electricity delivery system, TVA says that's not true. Congressman… continue reading ›

Rupp Arena Adding Wheelchair Seats

Rupp Arena is adding more seats for fans who use wheelchairs in the upper levels of the arena starting next season. Lexington Center Corp. announced Thursday that about $200,000 is being budgeted for the renovation to add about 100 wheelchair-accessible… continue reading ›

Shelby County Blocks Home School Athletes

Shelby County school officials have voted not to allow home school students to play for public school teams. A new TSSAA bylaw opens the way for home school athletes to try out for public school teams, according to The Commercial… continue reading ›

Fisherman Lands Explosive Catch

A fisherman on the banks of Old Hickory Lake reeled in an explosive catch that police believe was actually a military grenade. Hendersonville police along with Nashville police, the FBI and the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives were… continue reading ›

TN Traffic Ticket Costs Climbing

Tennesseans could be charged up to $70 more for traffic tickets under a new state law that takes effect next month that is a funding initiative for crime lab services for law enforcement agencies. The law that takes effect July… continue reading ›

University President Steps Down

The president of Tennessee Temple University is resigning after students at the Christian college in Chattanooga complained that he had plagiarized, but Danny Lovett said he was leaving the university anyway. Lovett told the Chattanooga Times Free Press on Thursday… continue reading ›

Attorneys Honored For Pro Bono Work

A Memphis attorney and a Nashville law firm have been honored for doing free work for low-income families. Jeffrey C. Smith, partner in charge of the Memphis office of Adams and Reese, was named pro bono attorney of the year… continue reading ›

Churchill Downs Damaged By Twister

Churchill Downs officials are assessing the aftermath of a possible tornado that left several horse barns damaged and has temporarily halted races at the famed Kentucky Derby horse track. Track spokesman John Asher says it was "borderline miraculous" that no… continue reading ›

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