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Tests confirm 2 more cases of deer disease in Mississippi

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) -- Two more cases of debilitating deer disease have been confirmed in Mississippi, bringing the total to six. The Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks tells the Clarion Ledger that tests confirm two deer shot by…

2 charged in first Jackson homicide of 2019

  UPDATE: Jackson police now say they are not pursuing a murder charge against Tierra Wilson at this time. See the updated story here. Original story: JACKSON, Tenn. -- Two people are in…

Groups using Super Bowl in push against Confederate statues

ATLANTA (AP) -- A coalition of civil rights groups in Atlanta is using this year's Super Bowl to help kick off a renewed "war on the Confederacy," in a fight to remove Confederate monuments around the nation. The groups on…

Via Airlines to offer flights from Memphis to 2 cities

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Via Airlines says it is planning to offer flights from Memphis to cities in Pennsylvania and Texas starting in June. The low-cost airline said in a news release that it will start flying round-trip from Memphis…

Gov.-elect Lee departs as chairman of Lee Company

NASHVILLE -- Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee is giving up control of his heating, cooling, plumbing and electric business that generates $225 million a year and placing his company holdings in a blind trust. Lee announced Wednesday the blind trust is…

Tennessee lawmakers re-elect treasurer, comptroller

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee lawmakers have re-elected the state treasurer and comptroller to their sixth two-year terms. The GOP-led House and Senate voted during a joint session Wednesday to retain Treasurer David Lillard and Comptroller Justin Wilson. Lillard and…

TWRA finds more deer with chronic wasting disease

JACKSON, Tenn.-- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency put together a public meeting after discovering 11 more deer with Chronic Wasting Disease in Fayette and Hardeman counties.   TWRA spokesperson¬†Amy Spencer said…

TWRA to hold public meeting about chronic wasting disease

BOLIVAR, Tenn. -- The Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency will host a public meeting to discuss chronic wasting disease Tuesday evening in Bolivar. The meeting will take place at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 8, at the Bolivar Middle School gymnasium, located…

Mackler announces Dem bid for Tennessee's open Senate seat

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Democratic Nashville attorney and former Army helicopter pilot James Mackler is the first candidate to announce a 2020 bid for the seat Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will leave after his term. …

Tennessee Legislature to convene Tuesday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Tennessee lawmakers are preparing to kick off the 111th General Assembly, ushering with it a new governor and a booming freshman class poised to tackle the state's most high-profile issues while also setting the budget. The…

2 killed in house fire in Memphis, cause investigated

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Officials say two elderly people were killed in a house fire in Memphis. Memphis Fire Department spokesman Wayne Cooke said in a statement that fire and emergency crews responded to a blaze at a one-story, wood-frame…

Gov. Haslam grants executive clemency to Cyntoia Brown

NASHVILLE -- Gov. Bill Haslam has granted executive clemency to a woman serving a life sentence. The governor granted clemency Monday to Cyntoia Brown by commuting her sentence of life imprisonment, according to a release from the governor's office. Brown…

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