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1:36pm

Mon September 15, 2014
Politics

Tenn. justices name Slatery as attorney general

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The state Supreme Court has named Gov. Bill Haslam's top legal adviser, Herbert Slatery, as Tennessee's next attorney general.

The state's highest court made the appointment Monday in the aftermath of a conservative campaign to oust three Democratic justices who make up a majority on the five-member bench. Tennessee is the only state in the country where the high court names the attorney general.

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6:02am

Mon September 15, 2014
Sports

Middle Tennessee beats Western Kentucky 50-47, 3OT

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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Austin Grammer threw a 25-yard touchdown pass to Ed'Marques Batties in the third overtime to give Middle Tennessee a 50-47 win over Western Kentucky in the conference opener for both schools on Saturday night.

Grammer ran for a 1-yard touchdown in the first overtime. The teams traded field goals in the second OT. The Hilltoppers' Garrett Schwettman made his fourth field goal, a 27-yarder, in the third overtime before Grammer's game-winning strike.

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5:57am

Mon September 15, 2014
Politics

Third parties still fighting for Tenn. ballot access

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four years after the Libertarian Party of Tennessee filed its first lawsuit to get on the ballot, the group is still fighting for access in a state that has some of the most restrictive ballot access rules in the country.

In a lawsuit filed last month, the party claims Tennessee laws violate its members' constitutional rights to free speech, association and equal protection.

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6:22am

Fri September 12, 2014
Sports

219 soring violations found at Walking Horse competition

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SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A federal Department of Agriculture report shows there were almost double the number of soring violations at the Tennessee Walking Horse Nation Celebration competition this year compared to 2013.

The Tennessean reports monitors found 219 violations of the Horse Protection Act during the competition, which was held over 11 days in Shelbyville. That's compared to 110 violations noted last year.

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6:16am

Fri September 12, 2014
Politics

Justices to announce new Tenn. AG on Monday

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Supreme Court justices plan to announce their choice for the next state attorney general on Monday.

According to a news release issued Thursday, the announcement will take place at 11 a.m. in the courtroom at the Supreme Court Building in Nashville.

The announcement comes after a week in which the justices held a public hearing, as well as public and personal interviews with candidates for the position.

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