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National Day of Prayer ruled unconstitutional

April 16th, 2010 12:00 am by Associated Press

Annie Laurie Gaylor loves America, but she's no fan of God. She was thrilled Thursday when a federal judge ruled that the National Day of Prayer is unconstitutional. "We are ecstatic," said Gaylor, co-president of the Freedom from Religion Foundation,

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Police release name, photo of man wanted in south Johnson City shooting

April 16th, 2010 12:00 am by Staff Report

The man wanted in connection with a shooting at a south Johnson City apartment complex earlier this week is no stranger to police here he was arrested last year on aggravated assault and aggravated robbery charges.Now investigators have charged Jamarcus

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Bredesen floats sales tax hike on luxuries

April 15th, 2010 12:00 am by Andy Sher

NASHVILLE Gov. Phil Bredesen on Wednesday asked legislative leaders to consider eliminating the local sales-tax cap on the purchase of single big-ticket items in order to raise $85 million to plug the latest state's budget shortfall.The plan would apply

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Unemployment checks used as collateral for payday loans

April 15th, 2010 12:00 am by Staff Report

At least two or three times a week, a customer walks into an Advance Financial store in Middle Tennessee wanting to use a state unemployment check as proof of income to take out a payday loan. "We've started noticing more of them," said Shelby Patterso

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Tenn. regulators shut down health insurance firm

April 15th, 2010 12:00 am by G. Chambers Williams III

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