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11:43am

Tue January 22, 2013
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Court Considering UT Campus Free-Speech Challenge

CINCINNATI (AP) — A federal appeals court is weighing a southern Kentucky evangelical preacher's request to overturn the University of Tennessee's requirement that speakers on campus have sponsorship and get the approval of school administrators.

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10:47am

Fri January 18, 2013
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Tennessee Choir Set to Sing for Obama Inaugural Monday

Credit leeuniversity.edu

CLEVELAND, Tenn. (AP) — About 200 students from Cleveland, Tennessee’s Lee University left by bus for Washington D.C. Friday morning to participate in Monday’s presidential inaugural.

A choir from Lee University will sing for the inaugural crowd prior to President Obama being sworn in for his second term.

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10:20am

Fri January 18, 2013
Business

Manufacutring Leads Tennessee Job Growth

Credit tn.gov

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The number of unemployed Tennesseans is at its lowest point since the economic meltdown of 2008.

The state Department of Labor announced Thursday that the unemployment figure for December was 235,700.  The State says that's the lowest number since October 2008.

More than 2.8 million people are currently employed in Tennessee, the highest total since March 2008.

Department of Labor spokesman Jeff Hentschel says Tennessee’s manufacturing sector has enjoyed especially strong job growth, jumping by more than 12 percent in the last year.

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12:23pm

Thu January 17, 2013
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Last Chance to Make a Mortgate Settlement Claim

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Friday is the deadline for Tennesseans to file a claim under the national mortgage settlement.

Approximately 37,000 Tennessee borrowers who lost their homes to foreclosure between 2008 and 2011 may be eligible to receive a payment under the settlement.

Jeff Hill is a lawyer in the Tennessee Attorney General’s office.

“People who have not returned forms that they received, or think they should be a part of the settlement need to contact the settlement administrator."

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8:51am

Thu January 17, 2013
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Strong Reaction in Tenn. to Obama Gun Control Measures

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — President Obama's proposals for curbing gun violence have drawn strong reaction here in Tennessee.

The president made his sweeping proposals Wednesday, a month after the Connecticut school shooting that left six teachers and 20 students dead. The president called for universal background checks and bans on military-style assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition magazines.

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