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Dems tussle on charter schools in Tennessee governor debate

Jun. 19, 2018 9:56 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The two leading Democrats in Tennessee's open governor's race tussled during a debate Tuesday over charter schools, the National Rifle Association and one candidate's use of federal flood money to build a downtown Nashville amphitheater. State House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh...

Democrat, Republican debates set in Tennessee governor race

Jun. 13, 2018 12:27 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Separate debates for the Democratic and Republican hopefuls in Tennessee's open race for governor are slated for the upcoming weeks. The Democratic debate with former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean and state House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh will take place the evening of June 19 at...

Mom of Waffle House victim receives diploma at commencement

May. 7, 2018 4:19 AM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman whose daughter was fatally shot at a Nashville Waffle House has accepted her diploma during a commencement ceremony. News outlets report Shirl Baker received a standing ovation as she walked across the stage in her daughter's place Saturday at Belmont University....

Winners announced in Tennessee AP college journalism awards

Apr. 28, 2018 2:01 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Winners of the 2017 Tennessee Associated Press Broadcasters & Media Editors college contest were announced Saturday at the John Seigenthaler Center in Nashville. Students from 17 schools submitted more than 300 entries in the contest to honor the best in Tennessee college...