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Why This Refugee-Owned Falafel House in Tennessee Was Voted the Nicest Place in America

Even though Yassin has received his fair share of discrimination since he came to Tennessee in 2011, he still wants to promote love and kindness for all.

Tennessee to Become Only State Offering Free Community College For Adults

Tennessee is already revered for providing free community college to recent high school graduates – but now, Governor Haslam is pushing for their program...

Dolly Parton Offers Monthly Cash Support to Families Affected by Tennessee Wildfires

With wildfires raging through Parton's home state of Tennesse, the country singer sweetheart's foundation will donate $1K a month to affected families.
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Tennessee Town Unites to Make Wishes Come True for Dying Teen

In her final days of fighting cancer, Katelyn Norman, 14, of Campbell County, Tenn., created a bucket list. She wanted to slow-dance at her prom...
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October Hatching of Endangered Turtle Delights Tennessee Aquarium

A tiny new face has herpetologists smiling as the Tennessee Aquarium celebrates its first successful hatching of an endangered keeled box turtle. Unlike other...
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Tennessee Community Saves Elderly Woman From Eviction

It was a house she and her late husband built in 1956. Mary Cate Jones had spent the past few weeks packing up memories...
Elderly woman saved from eviction -KNOX video

Tennessee Community Saves Elderly Woman From Eviction

It was a house she and her late husband built in 1956. Mary Cate Jones had spent the past few weeks packing up memories...
The 99% - Occupy DC Protester by Chris Wieland

Judge Tells Tennessee to Stop Arresting Occupy Nashville Protesters

A judge told Tennessee officials on Monday to stop enforcing new rules that have been used to arrest dozens of Occupy protesters in Nashville. The...
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New ‘Giant’ Species Of Crayfish Found In Tennessee Creek

A new species of giant crayfish literally crawled out from under a rock in Tennessee, proving that large new species of animals can...
Photo from UT Recycling, game-day means extra bins

University of Tennessee to Recycle 50 Tons on Game Days This Season

The University of Tennessee is claiming a big victory this football season, no matter what scoring takes place on the field. Last year, UT...
Photo from UT Recycling, game-day means extra bins

University of Tennessee to Recycle 50 Tons on Game Days This Season

The University of Tennessee is claiming a big victory this football season, no matter what scoring takes place on the field. Last year, UT...
Gov. Phil Bredesen with senior at Long Term Care bill signing (gov's office)

Tennessee’s Bold Leap in Care for the Aged and Disabled

After lagging behind the rest of the country for years, Tennessee is catching up fast when it comes to improvements in its health care...
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Tennessee Christians Lay Out Welcome Mat for New Mosque

The Heartsong Church in Cordoba, Tennessee, has opened its doors to its new neighbors from the Memphis Islamic center while they are still building...
Heartsong church sign welcoming mosque

Tennessee Christians Lay Out Welcome Mat for New Mosque

The Heartsong Church in Cordoba, Tennessee, has opened its doors to its new neighbors from the Memphis Islamic center while they are still building...
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Tennessee Purple Coneflower No Longer Endangered: An Environmental Success Story

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today proposed removing the Tennessee purple coneflower from the list of threatened and endangered species, marking the success...
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Tennessee: Brook Trout on the Rebound

Once endangered in the Eastern United States, the brook trout is making a comeback. The success of conservation efforts has led to stable populations...

Over 50 Years of Research Say That Smiling Really Can Make People Happier

After analyzing years worth of psychological testing, these researchers found that smiling really can make you happier – and frowning can make you more sad.

Brad Paisley Breaks Ground on His Free Grocery Store for the Hungry in Nashville

The country singer and his wife say that they're launching the store as a means of reducing food insecurity in Nashville, Tennessee.

Good News in History, April 3

Happy Birthday to Jane Goodall who turns 85 years old today. The beloved British primatologist first observed chimpanzees creating tools in 1960 (and 2...

Another US State Has Just Made Shelter Pets Their Official State Animal

The designation is expected to encourage state residents to adopt animals from local shelters, rather than buying them from breeders.