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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The man who has led Gov. Bill Haslam’s Drive to 55 higher education initiative will now head the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.

Mike Krause will replace Russ Deaton, who has been interim executive director since the retirement of Richard Rhoda in 2014. Deaton will become deputy executive director.

Will Tennessee get some love from the ESPY's?

Jul 13, 2016
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Tennessee will be featured prominently in tonight’s ESPY Awards on ESPN.

WKRN-TV reports that the late Zaevion Dobson will receive the Arthur Ashe Courage Award posthumously during tonight’s ceremony. Dobson was shot and killed in December while shielding bystanders with his body when gunfire erupted in his Knoxville neighborhood.

The 15-year-old’s mother, brothers and football coach will be on hand to accept the award on Dobson’s behalf.

City of Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  For the second time in a week a Nashville Police Officer is facing disciplinary action for a post on social media.

Metro officials say Officer Christopher Taylor was decommissioned Sunday after a photo of Black Panther members brandishing guns was seen on his Facebook page.

WZTV says one of its reporters spotted the image, an iconic photo of two members of the 1960s era Black Nationalist group. The photo has since been removed.

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — City officials have planned a full day of memorial events to mark the first anniversary of the terrorist attack in Chattanooga that claimed the lives of five U.S. service members.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville chancellor won't block the release of an investigative report on allegations of sexual harassment by state Rep. Jeremy Durham.

Chancellor Russell Perkins said in a Tuesday ruling that Durham raised some legitimate questions about the way the investigation was conducted. But Perkins said those concerns are insufficient to support a ruling blocking the report's release or the further work of an ad hoc committee of the House of Representatives.

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