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If this year’s real-estate market is a good one for Larry Lyons, the federal subsidy that helped him buy health insurance may turn into a huge bill at income tax time.

Some are white, some black. Some wear orange jumpsuits, others red to signify their status as high-risk offenders. All are shackled around their ankles and have the same jail-issued orange sandals on their feet.

One year after budgeting for a bottom line in the red for the first time, Erlanger Health System officials are aiming for a much higher mark.

A 38-year-old former Shelbyville, Tenn., youth pastor avoided a maximum 20-year sentence Monday for downloading "violent" and "sadistic" prepubescent child pornography on his home computer.

Children in Tennessee are getting smarter and healthier, but an increasing number are plagued with poverty. More than 1 in every four children live in poverty, up from about 1 in 5 in 2005.

CLEVELAND, Tenn. — Lee University’s new 41,000­-square­-foot communication arts building will be operational by Aug. 20, university officials said.

A Dalton, Ga., man apparently found ways to scare several women in several places in one night.

NASHVILLE — The National Rifle Association's political arm has endorsed U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais, R-Tenn., in Tennessee's 4th Congressional District GOP primary and is wishing him "good luck with your campaign."

ATLANTA — Two weeks ago, a Cobb County detective sat in a courtroom and presented a barrage of details that turned Justin Ross Harris into a pariah, a man widely seen as a monster who purposely left his 22-month-old son in a sweltering car to die.

  • July 22nd, 2014  |
  • By The Atlanta Journal-Constitution

DeKALB COUNTY, Ala. — A body discovered late Friday in Weiss Lake in Cherokee County has been identified as that of a missing woman from Valley Head, Ala., a news release states.

JASPER, Tenn. — The Jasper Board of Mayor and Aldermen has decided to sell off a portion of city-owned property after a request from a nearby landowner.

NASHVILLE — Monroe County candidate for sheriff Randy White did not meet the requirements for police officer certification, the Tennessee Peace Officer Standards and Training Commission voted unanimously Friday.

Early voting in the Aug. 7 primary continues at the following locations: • Hamilton County Election Commission, 700 River Terminal Road, off Amnicola Highway. Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Saturday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

NASHVILLE — A new TV ad targeting the three Tennessee Supreme Court justices who are up for retention elections by voters is filled with "false messages," the judges' campaign spokesmen charged Saturday.

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