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6:18am

Thu November 21, 2013
Top Stories

Tennessee Couples in Gay Marriage Suit Seek Injunction

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Four same-sex couples are asking a federal judge for a preliminary injunction that would force Tennessee to recognize their marriages.

The couples filed a suit in U.S. District Court in Nashville last month challenging Tennessee laws that prohibit recognition of same-sex marriages. They claim in court filings that the laws violate constitutional guarantees of equal protection and due process.

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6:01am

Thu November 21, 2013
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Tennessee VA Hospital Under Investigation Following Deaths

Credit memphis.va.gov

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The House Committee on Veterans' Affairs says it has begun an investigation into the Memphis VA Medical Center where an inspector's report found three patients died after receiving substandard care.

A letter Wednesday from committee chairman Jeff Miller to the Department of Veterans Affairs mentions three patients who died in the hospital's emergency room. A VA inspector general's report said one patient was administered a medication, in spite of a documented drug allergy, and had a fatal reaction.

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8:21am

Tue November 19, 2013
Arts

George Jones' Widow Unveils Monument, Announces MTSU Scholarship

Nancy Jones, widow of country music icon George Jones, is joined by MTSU President Sidney A. McPhee on Monday at the Woodlawn Roesch-Patton Funeral Home and Memorial Park in Nashville to announce the creation of a fund to establish a scholarship at MTSU in Jones’ memory.
Credit MTSU photos by J. Intintoli

 

 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — A large monument honoring the late country singer George Jones has been unveiled at his Nashville gravesite and his widow has announced an MTSU college scholarship in his name.

 

Fans of the singer who died in April at the age of 81 crowded about the cemetery site yesterday to see the memorial unveiled with his wife and other relatives present.

The monument features a large arch with his best known song title, "He Stopped Loving Her Today," inscribed in the stone under his name.

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8:04am

Tue November 19, 2013
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Freed-Hardeman to Offer College Classes in Dickson

Credit rcenter2.org

 

 

DICKSON, Tenn. (AP) — Freed-Hardeman University says it has agreed to assume ownership of the Renaissance Center in Dickson, with plans to offer a four-year undergraduate program and graduate degrees there.

 

Officials from Freed-Hardeman and the Jackson Foundation executed the transfer of ownership of the center on Friday.

The university says that in addition to offering college courses, it will continue to operate the Renaissance Center as a community venue for classes, meetings and performances for children and adults.

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6:09am

Tue November 19, 2013
Sports

MTSU eases past UA-Little Rock 76-59, Lady Raiders at UA Tuesday

Credit goblueraiders.com

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — Shawn Jones scored 19 points and pulled down 12 rebounds to lead Middle Tennessee to a 76-59 victory over UA-Little Rock Monday night.

Kerry Hammonds was the leading MT scorer with 20 points.  The Blue Raiders were able to hold the Trojans to only 14 for 47 from the floor.

MTSU played without starter Marcus Tarrance who was suspended indefinitely following his arrest on a domestic violence charge.

Arkansas is set to host the MTSU women Tuesday tonight.  The two teams will tip off at 7 p.m.

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