Blake Farmer

Coach Ed Temple, who built the Tennessee State University women's track team into an international powerhouse, died Thursday night. He also coached two Olympic teams, leading his runners to 15 gold medals.

Tennessee lawmakers want to verify that school districts in Nashville and Memphis are giving privately-run charters their fair share of funding. Turns out, the two cities are using slightly different formulas to calculate how much they owe. 

Jack Daniel's is a historic brand built on stories and legend. To this day, all of the whiskey is made in the hills of little Lynchburg, Tenn. And as part of its 150th anniversary, the company is highlighting a lesser-known part of its story: how a former slave played a key role in its founding.

Each year, 300,000 people find their way off the beaten path to visit the Jack Daniel's distillery, where until recently, no one could even partake in the famous Old No. 7. But the fact that Lynchburg is in a dry country has only increased the allure. This is a brand built on story and legend.

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Tennessee stands to lose millions in highway funding because of a recently passed bill, says Nashville Congressman Jim Cooper. The legislation deals with drivers ages 18 to 20. It changed the allowable Blood Alcohol Content from .02 to .08.

Vanderbilt University has settled a long-running lawsuit so it can rename Confederate Memorial Hall. The school will pay $1.2 million to the United Daughters of the Confederacy, which is considered present day value of the original $50,000 donation more than 80 years ago.

Tennessee has had some of the lowest voter turnout of any state in the nation. That's according to a new analysis from the Pew Charitable Trusts, which shows the state ranking virtually at the bottom for the last few election cycles.

Jane Eskind is being remembered as a "political legend" after a career that began in Nashville more than 50 years ago. She died Thursday at age 83.

Tennessee Senator Bob Corker is no longer speaking at the Republican National Convention in Cleveland next week. He says he will be there, but he turned down an opportunity to be on stage.

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