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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legislation that would give parents the option to move a child from a failing public school to a private school is scheduled for a vote on the Senate floor Thursday.

The proposal is sponsored by Republican Sen. Todd Gardenhire of Chattanooga.

It's similar to a measure Republican Gov. Bill Haslam proposed last year that failed. The governor also failed to pass voucher legislation in the previous session.

Under Gardenhire's proposal, eligibility would be opened to low-income students in districts that have a school in the bottom 5 percent.

Lady Raiders still in the post season running

Mar 26, 2015
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WALKER) - Middle Tennessee advances to the Sweet 16 of the WNIT after a 70-60 victory over Arkansas State on Sunday.

Blue Raiders' sophomore Ty Petty lead MT in scoring dropping 22 points, including three from beyond the arc.  Junior Brea Edwards and sophomore Oliva Jones both finished the game with double-doubles.

Up next for the Lady Raiders is a home matchup against Ole Miss Thursday night at 7 p.m. at the Murphy Center.

It will be a rematch from earlier this season when Middle Tennessee defeated the Lady Rebels 71-65 in Oxford, Miss.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The publishing arm of the Nashville based Southern Baptist Convention has stopped selling popular accounts of the afterlife like "Heaven is for Real" and "90 Minutes in Heaven" at its national chain of Lifeway Christian Bookstores.

Last summer, Southern Baptists at their annual convention warned that such books and films can lead people astray with "personal testimonies that cannot be corroborated" and sometimes conflict with Scripture.

Digging deeper: The Tenn. Crime on Campus report

Mar 25, 2015
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  -- Crime at Tennessee’s colleges and universities has fallen dramatically in recent years, but a closer look at the annual campus crime report shows some surprising problems at mid-state schools.

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation released its annual crime on campus study for 2014 on Monday. The report shows an overall drop in crime of more than 6 percent over 2013.

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Legislation that would strip local governments of the power to ban guns in public parks is advancing in the Tennessee Legislature despite concerns from the governor.

The measure sponsored by Republican Rep. Mike Harrison of Rogersville was approved 15-5 Tuesday in the House Finance Committee and is now being scheduled for a vote on the House floor. The companion bill is awaiting a vote on the Senate floor.

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