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PARSONS, Tenn. — It could be up to a year before the family of a nursing student who had been missing for three years sees the suspect stand trial.

MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — There was no decisive knockout punch. No dagger. Just a gradual, methodical — and impressive — effort for the Ridgeway girls basketball team Wednesday.

NASHVILLE — Tennessee Senate leaders said their chamber will likely go along with the relatively minor changes the House of Representatives made Thursday in the bill allowing food stores to sell wine, signaling its virtually certain passage.

NASHVILLE — The compromise wine-in-grocery-stores bill up for committee review in the state House of Representatives Tuesday would not allow wine sales in grocery stores until July 1, 2016 — and those within 500 feet of a liquor store a year later unless the liquor retailer agrees.

Lawmakers will decide soon whether Tennessee becomes the 14th state to allow taxpayer money to pay for tuition at private K-12 schools.

As we told you on Christmas, because we do what we do, we're here for the die-hard regulars, even on post-Christmas-Day 1 morning and on vacation (but don't tell the Mrs. 5-at-10, she frowns on such endeavors like working on vacation).

MEMPHIS — They were no longer in uniform, but a half-dozen military veterans completed a most difficult tour of duty recently as the first graduates of the Shelby County Veterans Court.

The autopsy revealed that the child suffered brain and spinal hemorrhaging as well as multiple rib fractures. He had bruises and cuts to his ear, his scalp and his neck. He was just 19 days old.

Sierra Club activists took to the water Friday to call attention to what they said were dangerous pollution discharges from TVA’s Allen Fossil Plant in Southwest Memphis.

Lee Burns, headmaster at Presbyterian Day School, will be the next headmaster of McCallie School in Chattanooga.

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