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  • Loretta Lynn continues to inspire fans with slice-of-life lyrics

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (FOLLETT)  --  Country Music icon Loretta Lynn was one of the first female artists to talk openly about birth control and female empowerment. And while this coal miner’s daughter was born during the great depression, she continues to inspire fans.

    Lynn gave a concert at the historic Ryman auditorium in early October, 2014. She welcomed the boisterous audience with the story of the first time she appeared on the Ryman stage. 

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  • Suggestions for reducing holiday stress

    MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  While the holidays are a happy time for many, the stress associated with family gatherings can be the "lump of coal" in some people's Christmas stockings.

    Clinical social worker and psychotherapist Lisa Ferentz says sometimes the best thing to do is simply not attend family get-togethers.

    If that isn’t possible, Ferentz has some alternate suggestions: limit time you spend with family, bring a friend to act as a buffer, and use your cell phone as an excuse for a break.

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  • Lane closures halted on Tenn. roads for holidays



    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Transportation Department is halting all lane closures on interstates and state highways over the holidays.


    According to a news release, the department expects two million drivers on Tennessee roadways over Christmas and New Year.

    Except for a few long-term closures which must remain in place for safety reasons, all construction related closures will be suspended beginning at noon on Tuesday and ending at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 5.

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