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Tea party groups backing Ramsey for governor

July 7th, 2010 4:38 am by Andy Sher

NASHVILLE Republican gubernatorial candidate Ron Ramsey's campaign today announced that 20 Tea Party organizations across the state are endorsing his candidacy in the Aug. 5 Republican gubernatorial primary.Eric Stamper of Sumner United for Responsible G

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Ramsey questions Haslam's conservative credentials, jabs at "liberal rag" endorsement

July 7th, 2010 4:35 am by Andy Sher

NASHVILLE Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey attacked Republican gubernatorial rival Bill Haslam's conservative credentials Tuesday, saying, "Tennesseans are smart enough to see through his fluffy commercials and realize he's not the 'real deal' at all."The lieutenant

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Baby dies after grandmother holding him falls into pool

July 7th, 2010 4:30 am by Staff Report

A 22-month-old baby has died after falling into a swimming pool with his grandmother. Police believe 63-year-old Jeanine Pereira may have suffered some sort of medical emergency Monday afternoon when she fell into her home swimming pool in the 1400 blo

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Teen's hanging in juvenile detention facility being probed

July 7th, 2010 4:25 am by J.J. Stambaugh

State authorities said Tuesday they are investigating the death of a 15-year-old Halls High School student who was found hanged last week in a juvenile detention facility in Chattanooga.The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is leading the probe into the d

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Police say Johnson City teen arrested for road rage with shotgun previously charged with auto vandalism

July 7th, 2010 4:20 am by Staff Report

A teenager who was previously charged with vandalism of a vehicle in June was arrested Monday morning after a separate road rage incident when he reportedly stopped his car in the middle of traffic, stood up through his sunroof and aimed a shotgun at the

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Viagra-popping seniors lead the pack for STDs

July 6th, 2010 10:10 am by Staff Report

Reuters is reporting that the Annals of Internal Medicine says the rate of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) in older men taking erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra is twice as high as in their non-medicated peers.In both groups, however, the numbe

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