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11:53am

Tue February 19, 2013
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Smyrna Woman Indicted for Her Children's Heat-Stroke Deaths

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (AP) — The mother of two young children who died after being left inside a hot car in Smyrna has been indicted on charges of murder.

The Daily New Journal reports the Rutherford County Grand jury has charged Samantha Harper with two counts of felony murder and two counts of aggravated child neglect for the Aug. 2 deaths of her children.

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10:52am

Mon February 18, 2013
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KKK Plans Rally in Memphis Over Confederate Parks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Ku Klux Klan has applied for a permit to hold a rally next month in Memphis over the decision to strip off Confederate names from Memphis city parks.

WMC-TV in Memphis reports that the city received an application from the group. Police said the KKK is planning a rally on March 30.

Chief Administrative Officer George Little said if approved, they’ll be treated like any other group.

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10:49am

Mon February 18, 2013
Politics

Ramsey Against NRA-Backed Sealing of Carry Permits

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Republican Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey is opposing a National Rifle Association-backed effort to block public access to the state's handgun carry permits.

Ramsey tells The Associated Press that the ability to scrutinize the identities of people with handgun carry permits strengthens gun advocates' arguments that they are worthy of carrying loaded firearms in public.

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11:55am

Thu February 14, 2013
Politics

Tenn. Senate Votes to Put Income Tax Ban on Ballot

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Senate has voted to place a proposed constitutional amendment before Tennessee voters to ban a state income tax.

The chamber approved the income tax measure this morning on a 26-4 vote. If the House concurs, the amendments would be placed on the ballot in next year's general election.

The political fallout from failed efforts to impose a state income tax more than a decade ago has already made renewed efforts exceedingly unlikely.

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1:29pm

Mon February 11, 2013
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Georgia Lawmakers Eye Tennessee Water

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Georgia lawmakers are again contesting the state's border with Tennessee in a long-standing dispute involving the ongoing war over water between the two states.

The Georgia General Assembly began work on a resolution earlier this month which, if passed, would lead to a proposal to Tennessee government: You give us access to the Tennessee River at Nickajack Lake, and we'll acknowledge the current boundary as the official border.

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