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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Legislation that would prohibit student test scores from being tied to teacher licensing has passed a key House panel. The Tennessee Department of Education recommended the new licensure policy, and the State Board of Education voted in August to support it. However, the board changed its stance in January.
GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) - Members of the public are invited to Volunteer State Community College in Gallatin later this month. They will be able to try a special vehicle simulator March 26 that allows the operator to see the dangers in texting while driving.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Tennessee Department of Agriculture Division of Forestry is reminding residents that a burn permit is currently required for outdoor burning. The state forester says Tennessee wants to continue a trend from last year when the agency recorded the lowest number of wildland fires since 1927.
KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - Renal services provider Fresenius Medical Care has announced it will locate its East Coast manufacturing plant in Knoxville, creating 665 jobs in the coming years. Gov. Bill Haslam says in a release that the German company plans to spend up to $140 million on the project to build the plant in the city's Panasonic building.
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