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10:51am

Thu January 10, 2013
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Gov. Haslam to Host Jeb Bush for Education Conversation

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Governor Bill Haslam will welcome former Florida Governor Jeb Bush to Nashville early next week for what’s being billed as a “candid conversation” about education reform.

The meeting is being organized by the State Collaborative on Reforming Education, or SCORE. SCORE is the brainchild of former Tennessee Senator Bill Frist. On the organization’s website SCORE is described as a "non-profit, non-partisan advocacy and research institution."

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9:43am

Thu January 10, 2013
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Warm, Wet Weather Could Lead to Flooding

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  The National Weather Service office in Nashville says we could tie  some long standing temperatures records this weekend. Localized flooding is possible early next week.

Weather Service Meteorologist Bobby Boyd says the next few days are going to be unusually warm and wet.

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12:39pm

Wed January 9, 2013
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Tennessee Nobel Laureate Dies

Nobel economics laureate and MTSU alumnus Dr. James Buchanan speaks to MTSU graduates at the May 2000 commencement ceremony. Buchanan, a Rutherford County native, died Wednesday in Virginia. He was 93.
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MURFREESBORO, Tenn. (WMOT)  --  Nobel Prize-winning economist and mid-state native James M. Buchanan died Wednesday morning at his home in Blacksburg, Va.

The grandson of a Tennessee governor, Buchanan was born in Rutherford County’s Gum community and is a 1940 graduate of Middle Tennessee State University.

Dr. Buchanan won the 1986 Nobel Memorial Prize for his work in the field of Public Choice, which applies economic analysis to the study of public decision making.

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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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8:32am

Wed January 9, 2013
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Harwell's bill limit dialed back to 15 per year

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — On its first day of business yesterday the Tennessee House voted to dial back Republican Speaker Beth Harwell's proposal to limit the number of bills each lawmaker can file in a session.

Harwell had sought to set an annual cap of 10 bills per lawmaker, but the panel instead voted to recommend a 15-bill limit.

The move could result in 485 more bills being filed than under Harwell's original proposal if approved by the full House on Friday.

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