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  1. Obama to hit the road, coming to NashvilleRead the original story

    Jan 3, 2015 | Columbia Daily Herald

    President Barack Obama, his two-week vacation in Hawaii over, will travel to Michigan, Arizona and Tennessee next week to draw a connection between actions his administration took early in his presidency and increasingly positive economic trends in sectors such as manufacturing and housing. Officials say he will also offer specific new proposals - some that he'll pursue with Congress and others he will implement by his own authority - that are intended to build on that progress, particularly for the middle class.

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  2. Irish, Tigers give Nashville a real gameRead the original story

    Dec 30, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Making it all the way to the national championship game at college football's highest level is quite the accomplishment. The season was 2011 and LSU was to face SEC West rival Alabama in the national championship, a team that the Tigers had already defeated earlier that year with a 9-6 victory in overtime.

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  3. With hospital support, Haslam begins building support for Medicaid planRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Salesman Bill Haslam was in high gear last week, urging Tennessee county mayors to get on board with his Insure Tennessee proposal as he also worked to persuade the GOP-led Legislature to OK his conservative take on expanding Medicaid. "It's a real opportunity to say, here's what we think health care should look like," the Republican governor explained to several dozen county leaders during their winter gathering in Nashville.

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  4. Goodwill toward menRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 22, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Stephen Kinzer sweeps the floor at the Goodwill store in the Neely's Mill Shopping Center in Columbia. He calls his job as a housekeeping associate, "awesome."

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  5. Maury County: A year in reviewRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 20, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Maury County achieved several accolades in 2014, including being named second in the state for number of jobs announced and landing nearly $100 million in capital investment. This past year, 661 new jobs were announced with $97.5 million of investment into the county, Wil Evans, Maury County Chamber and Economic Alliance president, said.

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  6. Haslam taps McQueen as education chiefRead the original story

    Dec 17, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday announced Candice McQueen, a teacher and dean at Lipscomb University in Nashville, will join his cabinet as commissioner of the state Department of Education. McQueen, 40, currently serves on Lipscomb University's executive leadership team as senior vice president, and as dean she oversees the college of education as well as the 1,300 pre-kindergarten through 12th-grade students in three schools at Lipscomb Academy.

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  7. Columbia native earns auctioneer championship titleRead the original story

    Dec 15, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    At times he is Dr. Rhinehart, a faculty member at the University of Tennessee at Springfield specializing in beef cattle, animal science, and animal reproduction. On other occasions he is a licensed auctioneer, chanting numbers in a microphone, scanning the crowd of bidders as he sells surplus industrial supplies and liquidations for the Nashville division of Compass Auctions and Real Estate.

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  8. Butt elected as state House floor leaderRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 11, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    State Rep. Sheila Butt was elected by her peers as Republican Caucus Floor Leader on Wednesday, according to a press release from Butt's office. Butt, who lives in Columbia and represents the 64th district, currently serves as Vice-Chairman of the House State Government Committee.

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  9. Tennessee wins federal pre-K fundsRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Tennessee is one of 18 states that will split $226 million in federal funds for pre-K expansion, according to an announcement ahead of the first White House Summit on Early Education Wednesday where an additional $330 million in private donations will be announced. Last October, Tennessee applied for $70 million in a joint application that would fund additional classrooms in Memphis and Nashville.

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  10. Harwell re-nominated as state House speakerRead the original story

    Dec 10, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    House Speaker Beth Harwell turned back a tea party challenge by Rep. Rick Womick and won renomination for a third two-year term as speaker when state House Republicans caucused Wednesday to select their leaders for the 2015-16 term of the General Assembly. Womick, R-Murfreesboro, had charged that Harwell, R-Nashville, worked too closely with Republican Gov. Bill Haslam and other "establishment" Republicans.

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  11. Tea party seeks to crash state House speaker raceRead the original story

    Dec 9, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Traditionally an insider's affair, the contest for the Tennessee state House's most powerful post - the speakership - has been anything but that this year. With Rep. Rick Womick, R-Rockvale, challenging Republican Speaker Beth Harwell in Wednesday's GOP Caucus election, various tea party groups, anti-Common Core activists and the Tennessee Firearms Association have been bombarding Republican representatives with emails and phone calls in support of Womick.

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  12. Why Nashville for Obama's latest immigration pitch?Read the original story

    Dec 9, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    President Barack Obama came here to drum up support for his executive action on immigration and acknowledged that this city may not seem like the most obvious choice. But Nashville, the legendary capital of country music, is home to thousands of Mexicans, Burmese and as many as 11,000 Kurds, all lured here by the modest cost of living, job opportunities and an international community.

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  13. President says city is model of reformRead the original story w/Photo

    Dec 9, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    President Barack Obama answers questions from the audience at Caza Azafran as he addresses immigration issues during a visit Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn. President Barack Obama answers questions from the audience at Caza Azafran as he addresses immigration issues during a visit Tuesday Dec. 9, 2014, in Nashville, Tenn.

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  14. Preparations underway for Obama's Nashville visitRead the original story

    Dec 8, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Tuesday, Casa Azafran, a south Nashville community center, will host the president, who is expected to push his plan for immigration reform. Martha Lugo left Mexico more than 25 years ago.

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  15. Obama coming to Nashville on TuesdayRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Obama is expected to discuss his recent executive actions and to urge Congress to pass a comprehensive bill on immigration. "We are honored that President Obama has chosen our city as a place to talk about the nation's immigration system," Mayor Karl Dean said in a statement.

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  16. Legislators to get pay hikeRead the original story

    Dec 4, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    State legislators are getting a $681 increase in their annual base salary for the 109th General Assembly, along with a $10-per-day hike in their daily expense allowance, according to Connie Ridley, director of the Office of Legislative Administration. At the same time, some lawmakers - the 35 who live within 50 miles of the state Capitol - will see their expense allowance reduced under a law enacted last year that did not take effect until after this year's elections.

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  17. Pulaski newspaper CEO Hershel Lake dies at 75Read the original story w/Photo

    Dec 1, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Funeral services were Monday at First Baptist Church in Pulaski, where he was publisher of the Pulaski Citizen and Giles Free Press from 1984 until 1999 and CEO until his death. Burial was in Maplewood Cemetery.

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  18. Newborn testing delays rife in Tenn.Read the original story

    Nov 30, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Within 24 hours after a baby is born, the child's heel must be pricked and pressed against a little sheet of filter paper. That little paper must be packaged and shipped quickly enough to arrive at a lab in Nashville within two days, state rules say.

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  19. Two Cents WorthRead the original story w/Photo

    Nov 15, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    Bill Hagerty, Department of Economic and Community Development commissioner, will be leaving the administration to return to the private sector, according to Gov. Bill Haslam's office. Hagerty has earned several accolades throughout his tenure, including Tennessee being recognized this year as the State of the Year in economic development.

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  20. Local residents to appear on 'Family Feud'Read the original story w/Photo

    Nov 13, 2014 | Columbia Daily Herald

    A family from the Columbia-Spring Hill area will be appearing on "Family Feud" Friday, Nov. 21 and the following Monday, Nov. 24. In mid-June the Lacys were notified that they had been selected to appear on the show. Travel expenses were provided.

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