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Forrest Bust Sparks Fiery Debate in House

Forrest Bust Sparks Fiery Debate in House

Fiery debate sparked among members and guests of the Tennessee House Naming, Designating, and Private Acts committee Tuesday as they reviewed the possible removal of a bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest from the State Capitol Building.

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Grizzlies Beat the Suns; NBA Mourns Kobe Bryant

The Memphis Grizzlies defeated the Phoenix Suns 114–109 on Sunday night.

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Music

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Thompson Endorsement  Could Affect Democrats' District 97 Race

Thompson Endorsement Could Affect Democrats' District 97 Race

Nod comes at fundraiser for candidate Allan Creasy, who is in competitive primary race with Gabby Salinas.

Voting Machines, MATA, and Mike Pence

As members of the Shelby County Commission prepared to meet in committee on Wednesday for one more crack at finding a solution for funding a county contribution to MATA (Memphis Area Transit Authority), they will have yet another enigma to deal with — the matter of new voting machines for Shelby County.

Commission Stalemates on MATA

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Make It Manual! Voting by Hand is Safer and More Accurate.

Make It Manual! Voting by Hand is Safer and More Accurate.

Shelby County is getting ready to replace its aging, unsecure voting machines with new voting equipment.

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Oscar Contenders, Hitchcock, and the International Jewish Film Festival Kickoff This Week At The Movies

Oscar Contenders, Hitchcock, and the International Jewish Film Festival Kickoff This Week At The Movies

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Forrest Bust Sparks Fiery Debate in House

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