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6:01am

Thu February 6, 2014
Top Stories

Federal Judge Orders Williamson Schools to Re-Enroll 19 Year-Old Student

FRANKLIN, Tenn. (AP) — A federal court judge has ordered the Williamson County school system to re-enroll a 19-year-old student who was forced to leave school because of a medical condition.

The Tennessean is reporting that U.S. District Judge John Nixon said the student, who had been away for almost two years because of his health, can return to class and get his high school diploma.

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5:59am

Thu February 6, 2014
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State Senate School Voucher Bill Delayed

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Senate version of a bill to create a school voucher program in Tennessee has been delayed to allow sponsors of the measure and a competing version to try to work out differences.

The proposal sponsored by Republican Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown was to be discussed in the Senate Education Committee on Wednesday but was delayed for two weeks.

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9:01am

Wed February 5, 2014
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Magistrate Who Changed Baby Messiah's Name Replaced

NEWPORT, Tenn. (AP) — An East Tennessee magistrate who ordered a baby's name changed from Messiah to Martin because she believes Messiah is a title held only by Jesus Christ has been replaced.

Lu Ann Ballew was a child support magistrate, serving at the pleasure of the chief judge of Tennessee's fourth judicial district. Judge Duane Slone terminated Ballew on Friday and appointed a new magistrate. He didn’t return calls seeking comment, and his order does not explain why he ended Ballew's appointment.

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8:08pm

Tue February 4, 2014
Politics

Tenn. Bill to Ban Federal Health Care Law Delayed

Senator Mae Beavers
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NASHVILLE , Tenn. (AP) — Legislation that would ban new health insurance exchanges established under President Barack Obama's signature law has been delayed after a fiscal analysis projected the measure would cost the state more than $6 billion.

The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet was delayed until next week in the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee on Tuesday.

Beavers says she plans to talk with state officials to find out why the cost is so high.

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8:02pm

Mon February 3, 2014
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UPDATED: Small Plane Crashes Outside YMCA in Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — It appears now that the four people killed in Monday evening’s crash of a small plane near the  Bellevue YMCA were all members of one family.

KWCH-TV in Kansas City has identified the victims as Glen and Elaine Mull, their daughter Amy Harter and her daughter Sami. They were reportedly headed to a convention at Gaylord Opryland.

WTVF-TV quotes the Nashville fire department saying debris was strewn over about an 80 yard area. Some cars near the YMCA were damaged in the crash, which was reported around 5 p.m.

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