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Haslam vetoes designating Bible as official state book

By Richard Locker of The Commercial Appeal 4/14/16 NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday vetoed the bill designating the Bible as the official state book of Tennessee, but the bill’s legislative sponsors said they’ll try to override the veto next week. It is only the fourth veto of Haslam’s five years and three months […]

Weekend Fun

A Redbirds home stand all weekend, Spring’s Best Plant Sale at Botanic Garden, Col Bruce Hampton at Lafayette’s, the Earth Day 5K at Shelby Farms,  free document shredding at The Commercial Appeal front lot Saturday, The Memphis Fleamarket and the Rajun Cajun Crawfish Festival on Sunday with 98.1 The Max. Have fun and let’s go, […]

All-Star Bob Dylan tribute planned for Ryman Auditorium

Dave Paulson, dnpaulson@tennessean.com 10:08 a.m. CDT April 13, 2016 Dozens of artists from Nashville and beyond will pay tribute to Bob Dylan next month during a two-night concert celebration at the Ryman Auditorium. “Dylan Fest” takes place May 23-24 and will celebrate the folk-rock legend’s 75th birthday. Performers will include Emmylou Harris, Jason Isbell, Kacey Musgraves, Ann Wilson, […]

Corporations concerned over Tennessee transgender bathroom bill

By Richard Locker of The Commercial Appeal 4/14/16 NASHVILLE — Gov. Bill Haslam said Wednesday he’s getting telephone calls and emails from corporate executives concerned about the hotly controversial transgender restroom bill. But Haslam also said he hasn’t heard from parents and school administrators telling him that there’s a problem that demands such a legislative […]

Mississippi law protects religious discrimination, not freedom

Posted: Yesterday 5:25 p.m.  David Waters Some folks hold sincere religious beliefs that keep them from eating meat on Fridays or pork on any days. That doesn’t give them the constitutional right to discriminate against people who eat burgers or bacon. Not even if they live in Mississippi. Not yet anyway. The Magnolia State struck […]

Up to 10 SCS schools could close by end of year

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 9:45 pm CDTWednesday, April 13th 2016, 10:25 pm CDT By Jason Miles SHELBY COUNTY, TN (WMC) – More than two dozen Memphis schools could end up on a closure list by the end of the year. Two years ago, communities fought to keep the doors open at Northside and Carver High Schools, […]

Memphis expected to name Tubby Smith as new basketball coach

Wednesday, April 13th 2016, 12:19 pm CDT Thursday, April 14th 2016, 4:56 am CDT By WMCActionNews5.com Staff By Carrie Anderson,  Ian Silver MEMPHIS, TN (WMC) – Several sports writers tabbed Tubby Smith as the top candidate to take over the Memphis Tigers basketball team. Smith is the current head coach at Texas Tech, where he’s been for three […]

No denying it, these guys are good.

Warriors grab historic 73rd victory with 125-104 win over Grizzlies By Ronald Tillery of The Commercial Appeal 4/14/16 OAKLAND, Calif. — Stephen Curry didn’t take long to plant a flag as if he had landed on the moon. The Golden State Warriors guard and favorite to win the NBA’s Most Valuable Player award for a […]