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NASHVILLE — Tennessee Secretary of State Tre Hargett says he’s not running for governor in 2018.

MEMPHIS — In a hard-hitting game full of stifling defense, the Baylor Red Raiders capitalized on several crucial errors by Christian Brothers to advance in the Division II-AA state playoffs withi a 10-7 win Friday night.

Thirteen years after protesters stormed the state Capitol over a state income tax that lawmakers were considering, Tennesseans will decide Nov. 4 whether to permanently ban any new state or local personal income or payroll tax in Tennessee.

The burial wasn’t going to be much — just a poem, a prayer and a bundle of blue and white flowers resting atop the miniature casket, the blooms not much smaller than the infant inside.

In a radio ad posted on the Shelby County Democratic Party’s website, party chairman Bryan Carson alleges racism in Mayor Mark Luttrell’s administration, tracing it to audio of a 2003 fire fighters union meeting presided over by interim county fire chief Dale Burress, a Luttrell appointee, in which a racial slur was used by an unidentified man.

NASHVILLE — A new TV ad targeting the three Tennessee Supreme Court justices who are up for retention elections by voters is filled with "false messages," the judges' campaign spokesmen charged Saturday.

The numbers of police and firefighters calling in sick Sunday both decreased, officials said.

A 63-year-old man was arrested after a gun fell out of his pocket and discharged while the man was watching “Godzilla” in a local theater.

WASHINGTON — Tennessee’s two U.S. senators want to know what changes have been made at the Memphis VA Medical Center following an inspector general’s report last fall that three patients died in the facility’s emergency department after receiving inadequate care.

A suspected serial rapist has been sentenced to 22 years in prison with no parole after assaulting a Memphis woman, nearly biting off her finger.

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