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12:19pm

Mon June 30, 2014
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Bobo Murder Suspect Charged in Jail Altercation

HENDERSON, Tenn. (AP) — Officials say a Tennessee man charged in the disappearance of nursing student Holly Bobo is now charged with assault in an altercation with three jail officers.

A report from the Chester County Sheriff's Office says Zachary Adams was being moved to a specialized jail cell June 13 after he made suicidal comments, "specifically to throw himself from the highest point to which he could climb in his cell."

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1:45pm

Fri June 20, 2014
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Treasury Dept. to Host College Savings Workshops

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Treasury Department is hosting workshops to help parents save money for their children's college tuition.

Starting Saturday, the department will host a series of workshops at different locations around the state to help educate people about the TNStars 529 College Savings Plan.

Attendees will learn about the benefits of the plan, which offers them a way to save money for college while enjoying certain tax advantages.

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8:28am

Fri June 20, 2014
Politics

GOP Lawmakers Demand Tenn. Education Chief's Resignation

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam's office is dismissing as a "political stunt" a letter signed by 15 Republican lawmakers demanding the resignation of Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman.

The letter dated Thursday cites complaints from school administrators, teachers and students about Huffman's leadership style as his department implements a series of changes in K-12 education.

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8:19am

Fri June 20, 2014
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Judge Dismisses Murfreesboro Mosque Cemetery Lawsuit

 

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — A judge has dismissed a lawsuit over a permit that was issued allowing a Middle Tennessee mosque to build a cemetery on its property.

A group of residents filed the suit after Rutherford County officials approved the request from the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro.

The Daily News Journal (http://on.dnj.com/Ummi0o) reports senior Judge Paul Summers, who sat on the case after local judges recused themselves, issued his opinion on Thursday. He ruled that the Board of Zoning Appeals properly approved the permit.

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6:11am

Wed June 18, 2014
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Mid-State Couple in Custody Dispute Seek Adoption

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Middle Tennessee foster parents who raised a child for eight years before she was returned to her birth father have filed a petition to terminate the parental rights of the father.

David and Kim Hodgin filed the petition to officially adopt 9-year-old Sonya McCaul on June 6.

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