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10:23am

Thu January 24, 2013
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Judge Orders Disclosure of Some DCS Records

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville judge has ruled that the Tennessee Department of Children's Services must provide to the public the records of children who died or nearly died after the agency investigated reports they’d been abused or neglected.

Judge Carol McCoy is giving the department 10 days to redact confidential information from documents that serve as case summaries for four specific cases. The records then must be turned over to 12 news media organizations that sued under Tennessee's public records law, including The Tennessean and The Associated Press.

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10:21am

Thu January 24, 2013
Business

Dollar General to Open 635 Stores, Add 6,000 Jobs

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GOODLETTSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Goodlettsville based Dollar General  chain of discount retail stores says it’s going to open 635 new stores this year and add 6,000 new jobs.

The company also announced yesterday that plans to relocate 550 stores in 2013. The company says it plans to open the chain's 11,000th store before the year's end and the company's 75th anniversary in 2014.

Chairman and CEO Rick Dreiling says that the company's continued growth reflects customer satisfaction.

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8:48am

Mon January 21, 2013
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Tenn. Pols Hope Gun Bill Won't Hurt VW Chances

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Efforts to land the assembly of another Volkswagen model in Tennessee have been kicked into high gear following the German automaker's unveiling of its CrossBlue SUV prototype at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit last week.

Officials hope their chances won't be undermined by renewed efforts in the state Legislature to enact a law to guarantee employees the right to store firearms in vehicles parked at work.

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8:32am

Mon January 21, 2013
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Tenn. to Begin Issuing Secure Driver's Licenses

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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — Three Tennessee counties will begin issuing secure driver's licenses this spring.

The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports the new process for licenses is being piloted at the Hamilton County Clerk's office, as well as two driver service centers in Sumner and Roberson counties.

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9:53am

Wed January 9, 2013
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Clarksville brake plant to expand, offer 94 jobs

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — An automotive brake plant in Clarksville announced an $82 million expansion of its facility that will add 94 additional jobs.

Akebono Brake Corporation, a subsidiary of Tokyo-based Akebono Brake Industry Co., Ltd., said in a news release Thursday from the Clarksville-Montgomery Economic Development Council that the expansion will take place in two phases between 2013 and 2014.

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