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6:22am

Mon February 17, 2014
Sports

Middle Tennessee Powers Past Southern Miss 81-64

Credit goblueraiders.com

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Kerry Hammonds II pumped in a season-high 26 points, including six 3-pointers, to propel Middle Tennessee to an 81-64 win over Southern Miss on Saturday and keep the Blue Raiders atop the Conference USA standings.

Middle Tennessee (19-7, 9-2) shot 54 percent from the field, including 11 of 21 from long range, and never trailed in the game.

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11:15am

Fri February 14, 2014
Politics

Tenn. Pharmacist Sues Over Firing, Contraceptive Sale at Issue

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee pharmacist who says he was fired for refusing to sell the morning-after pill has filed a lawsuit against his former employer.

The Tennessean reports Philip Hall said he was fired from Walgreens in August because he wouldn't sell the contraceptive due to his religious beliefs. Hall says in a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court in Nashville that he finds the drug "sinful and repugnant to his sincerely held religious beliefs."

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11:20am

Wed February 12, 2014
Top Stories

Winter Takes Another Shot at Tennessee

Credit weather.gov

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The winter that wouldn't quit is having another go at Tennessee, with forecasts calling for snow, sleet and road difficulties.

In anticipation of the weather, school systems across the state canceled classes Wednesday.

Roads are expected to be icy and snow-packed in some areas, creating dangerous driving conditions.

The National Weather Service says East Tennessee is under a winter storm warning and can expect up to 8 inches of snow by Wednesday evening.

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5:31pm

Mon February 10, 2014
Politics

MTSU Poll: Haslam Job Approval Takes Dive

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The latest Middle Tennessee State University poll shows Gov. Bill Haslam's job approval has dropped since last spring.

The poll released Monday shows the Republican governor slid from 61 percent, the last poll rating, to 47 percent.

Poll director Ken Blake says the decrease occurred primarily among the state's Democrats and political independents.

Approval among Democrats fell from 52 percent to 42 percent, while independents dropped from 69 percent to 41 percent.

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5:29pm

Mon February 10, 2014
Politics

Tenn. Lawmakers: VW Incentives Threatened by UAW

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are threatening that the state could turn off the spigot of incentives for Volkswagen if workers at the German automaker's plant decide this week to approve union representation.

State Senate Speaker Pro Tem Bo Watson in a news conference in Chattanooga on Monday called the United Auto Workers campaign at the plant "un-American." He said a vote in favor of the union would lead the wide GOP majorities in the state Legislature to take a dim view of future incentives aimed at expanding production.

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