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New Library, Clerk's Office, DMV, Fire Station and more!
New Library, Clerk's Office, DMV, Fire Station and more!

The city and county are uniting and saving tax dollars with the idea of locating several services at the corner of Fortress Boulevard and Blaze Drive.

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Another Rutherford County FIRST, Preserving History!
Another Rutherford County FIRST, Preserving History!

Rutherford County is the first in Tennessee to offer tax incentives for preserving historic properties.

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More Talks on Rutherford County Landfill Solutions
More Talks on Rutherford County Landfill Solutions

Nearby Lebanon, TN continues to work on their Gasification Initiative while Rutherford County looks for solutions on what to do the Middle Point Landfill that is nearing the end of its lifespan.

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County Mayor Ketron Was First To Test Wine On Sundays Law
County Mayor Ketron Was First To Test Wine On Sundays Law

It is now legal to purchase wine in Tennessee grocery stores on Sundays. Legislation sponsored by Bill Ketron during his term as state senator went into effect at 8:00 o'clock Sunday morning, January 6, 2019.

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Bill Ketron Honored for Work with
Bill Ketron Honored for Work with "Sex Trafficking"

On Friday former State Senator and new Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron was honored for his work dealing with the Human Trafficking Task Force.

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MTSU Encouraging Alumni to Get Behind Bridge over Broad Naming
MTSU Encouraging Alumni to Get Behind Bridge over Broad Naming

We told you recently about the efforts to name the Bridge Over Broad either "True Blue Bridge" or "Blue Raider Bridge." Now, MTSU officials are asking supporters and alumni to get behind the idea.

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County Mayor Ketron Plants CHRISTMAS TREE
County Mayor Ketron Plants CHRISTMAS TREE

Rutherford County Mayor Bill Ketron has planted a living and growing Christmas tree on the east lawn of the historic courthouse on the Murfreesboro square.

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Ketron Resigns Senate; Sworn In As County Mayor Thursday
Ketron Resigns Senate; Sworn In As County Mayor Thursday

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) resigned Monday as senator for the 13th District in Tennessee effective August 31, two months before his term of office is set to expire. Ketron will take office as Rutherford County Mayor on September 1 and state law prohibits holding certain public offices at the same time.

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Bill Ketron is County Mayor
Bill Ketron is County Mayor

State Senator Bill Ketron is County Mayor-Elect after receiving 62-percent of the vote.

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Ketron Wins County Mayor Republican Primary
Ketron Wins County Mayor Republican Primary

A three way race for the Republican nomination for Rutherford County Mayor was won by Bill Ketron.

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Vandals Defacing Campaign Signs
Vandals Defacing Campaign Signs

Bill Ketron for County Mayor signs are being defaced by vandals around Rutherford County. Rutherford County Sheriff's detectives are investigating over 20 instances of vandalism to signs.

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Statuate of Limitations could be abolished for those who sexually abuse children in TN
Statuate of Limitations could be abolished for those who sexually abuse children in TN

A bill moved forward by State Representative Mike Sparks and Senator Bill Ketron could eventually abolish the statute of limitations in Tennessee against those who sexually abuse children.

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Candidates Qualify for Local Races
Candidates Qualify for Local Races

The deadline has come and gone for those wishing to run in the August 2nd elections. See whose running for local and state offices.

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2-Year Moratorium On K-12 Assessments
2-Year Moratorium On K-12 Assessments

Legislation placing a two-year moratorium on any new statewide assessments for students in grades K-12 is headed to Governor Bill Haslam for his signature after passage in the State Senate on Monday night.

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Senator Ketron Helps Advance 5G Technology Legislation
Senator Ketron Helps Advance 5G Technology Legislation

Major legislation passed the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee Monday that would accelerate investment in mobile broadband infrastructure and prepare the State of Tennessee for the next wave of economic development in the digital economy via 5G technology.

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Sunday Wine Sales Clears House Hurdle
Sunday Wine Sales Clears House Hurdle

Tennessee lawmakers are considering a bill that would allow for the retail sale of wine on Sundays. If passed, consumers could buy wine during the same hours and days as beer. The state House Government Subcommittee passed the measure unanimously last week.

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Sen. Ketron announces $1,919 grant for technology training awarded to Rutherford County Library System
Sen. Ketron announces $1,919 grant for technology training awarded to Rutherford County Library System

"I look forward to seeing the fruition of these technology training classes in our community, and I encourage everyone to take advantage of this great program at the library," added Ketron.

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State Lawmakers Name Bridge after Captain Kuss
State Lawmakers Name Bridge after Captain Kuss

Members of the Rutherford County Legislative Delegation announced that they will memorialize fallen Blue Angels Captain Jeff Kuss with a proclamation and bridge dedication on Saturday, November 11, 2017.

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Another Name Seeks to Fill Ketron's Senate Seat
Another Name Seeks to Fill Ketron's Senate Seat

Add another name to the list of those seeking to replace State Senator Bill Ketron in Nashville. Murfreesboro resident Nicholas Gardner recently announced his intention to run.

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Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron to represent Tennessee at Historic Convention of the States
Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron to represent Tennessee at Historic Convention of the States

Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) is among seven Tennessee legislators who will join delegates from across the nation in Phoenix, Arizona on September 12 at the Balanced Budget Amendment Planning Convention.

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Sen. Ketron speaks on panel at Better Health Better Learning Summit
Sen. Ketron speaks on panel at Better Health Better Learning Summit

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) spoke today to educators, administrators and stakeholders from across the state at the Better Health Better Learning summit hosted by Tennessee Score and Nashville Health.

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NEWSMAKERS: Rutherford County Mayoral Candidate Bill Ketron
NEWSMAKERS: Rutherford County Mayoral Candidate Bill Ketron

Bill Ketron talks about his decision to run for Rutherford County Mayor on this edition of Man on the Street Newsmakers, presented by First National Bank of Murfreesboro.

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Senator Bill Ketron Will Seek County Mayor's Position
Senator Bill Ketron Will Seek County Mayor's Position

State Senator Bill Ketron has announced he'll seek the County Mayor's office next year.

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Ernest Burgess Announces Run for State Senate
Ernest Burgess Announces Run for State Senate

County Mayor Ernest Burgess will not seek a fourth term. However, with State Senator Bill Ketron's announcement he'll seek the mayor's position, Burgess says he'll run for Ketron's senate seat.

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Rep. Dawn White Seeking Senate Seat
Rep. Dawn White Seeking Senate Seat

State Representative Dawn White announced that she will be a candidate for the District 13 State Senate seat in the August 2018 Republican Primary. That position is currently held by Bill Ketron, who is seeking the Rutherford County Mayor position.

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New degree at MTSU in Fermentation
New degree at MTSU in Fermentation

The Tennessee Board of Regents and Tennessee Higher Education both approved the new Fermentation Science degree at MTSU.

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Ketron files legislation to allow recall vote
Ketron files legislation to allow recall vote

State Sen. Bill Ketron will file legislation enabling Rutherford County to hold a recall vote for elected officials indicted on felony charges. But he's holding up on a county request for a bill to let city and county legislative bodies suspend officials facing a felony indictment.

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Sen. Ketron Presents Resolution to Country Music Legend Randy Travis
Sen. Ketron Presents Resolution to Country Music Legend Randy Travis

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) presented country music legend Randy Travis with a resolution recently to recognize the singer songwriter for his many contributions to country music and his continued support for stroke research and awareness.

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Senator Ketron to Inauguration
Senator Ketron to Inauguration

State Senator Bill Ketron along with his family will be in Washington to witness the inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump

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First Look at Smyrna T-CAT
First Look at Smyrna T-CAT

NewsRadio WGNS was the first media outlet to get a tour of the new, state-of-the-art, Smyrna Tennessee College of Applied Technology campus, better known as T-CAT.

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Two possible names to run for Rutherford County Mayor in near future
Two possible names to run for Rutherford County Mayor in near future

Roughly a year from the campaign trail, two officials are considering a run for Rutherford County mayor in 2018 with Ernest Burgess set to step down after two terms.

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Wine in Grocery Stores Begins Friday
Wine in Grocery Stores Begins Friday

Not only can you get milk and bread at your local grocery store, starting Friday, you can pick up wine.

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Senator Ketron to hold a Midnight Press Conference on July 1 in Murfreesboro
Senator Ketron to hold a Midnight Press Conference on July 1 in Murfreesboro

State Senator Bill Ketron from Murfreesboro will hold a press conference one minute after midnight on July 1, 2016 inside the Kroger Store on Old Fort Parkway at Cason Lane.

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Ketron wins Senate approval of Public Private Partnership (P3) legislation to meet growing transportation needs
Ketron wins Senate approval of Public Private Partnership (P3) legislation to meet growing transportation needs

Senate Bill 2093, sponsored by Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro), authorizes partnerships between private entities and state and local governments for the private development, redevelopment and operation of transportation facilities. .

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Ketron Throws Support to Randy McNally for Senate Speaker
Ketron Throws Support to Randy McNally for Senate Speaker

State Senator Bill Ketron has thrown his support for Senate Speaker to Randy McNally, taking his name out of consideration

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Senator Bill Ketron Thinking About Running for Senate Speaker
Senator Bill Ketron Thinking About Running for Senate Speaker

In the wake of Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey's decision to leave office next year, state Sen.Bill Ketron is eyeing a run for the Senate speaker post.

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Senate Passes Cybersecurity Legislation
Senate Passes Cybersecurity Legislation

Cybersecurity legislation was passed by the State Senate on Wednesday tightening up Tennessee's law regarding breach notification requirements to protect consumers. The bill is sponsored by Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro).

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A name change of a building or bridge may be harder in the future
A name change of a building or bridge may be harder in the future

Legislation sponsored by Sen. Bill Ketron, a member of MTSU's Forrest Hall Task Force, would make it more difficult to change the name of the university's ROTC building or to remove the Confederate general's bust from the state Capitol.

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Governor's Budget includes funds for Accounting Chair of Excellence at MTSU and the Rutherford County Veteran's Court says Sen. Ketron
Governor's Budget includes funds for Accounting Chair of Excellence at MTSU and the Rutherford County Veteran's Court says Sen. Ketron

The budget proposal presented by Governor Bill Haslam to lawmakers Monday night includes $90,000 to $120,000 to aid Rutherford County's Veterans Court and $1.5 million for the Joey A. Jacobs Chair of Accounting at MTSU said Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro).

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Bill Ketron received the Tennessee Disability Coalition's Disability Hero
Bill Ketron received the Tennessee Disability Coalition's Disability Hero"

Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) received the Tennessee Disability Coalition's "2015 Disability Hero" award.

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Sen. Ketron takes 'one day at a time' post stem cell transplant
Sen. Ketron takes 'one day at a time' post stem cell transplant

A little more than two weeks out of a stem cell transplant to cure his cancer Bill Ketron has his sights set on attending the MTSU-Vanderbilt football game.

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Five new key bills sponsored by Senator Bill Ketron active Wednesday (July 1, 2015)
Five new key bills sponsored by Senator Bill Ketron active Wednesday (July 1, 2015)

Five key bills sponsored by Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) are among 171 new laws which will become effective in Tennessee on Wednesday.

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Senate Approves Legislation Sponsored by Senator Ketron Implementing an Online Verification Program for Uninsured Motorists
Senate Approves Legislation Sponsored by Senator Ketron Implementing an Online Verification Program for Uninsured Motorists

There are approximately 40,000 crashes a year that involve uninsured motorists.

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Bill by local lawmaker opposes federal intervention in education in Tennessee
Bill by local lawmaker opposes federal intervention in education in Tennessee

State Senator Bill Ketron won passage of three key bills this week in Nashville, including final approval of a resolution opposing federal intervention in education in Tennessee.

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Legislation Giving Sheriff Workhouse Oversight Likely Dead
Legislation Giving Sheriff Workhouse Oversight Likely Dead

Legislation allowing Rutherford County's sheriff to take over the Correctional Work Center appears to be dead. Sam Stockard reports in the Murfreesboro Post State Sen. Bill Ketron is not planning to advance a bill initiated by Rep. Rick Womick.

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This March: Tennessee in a lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act
This March: Tennessee in a lawsuit over the Affordable Care Act

If the lawsuit proves to be a successful win for the Volunteer state, it could immediately make health insurance unaffordable for thousands of Tennesseans, which kills the purpose of the Affordable Care Act all together.

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State Senator Bill Ketron appointed to Tennessee State Museum Foundation Board.
State Senator Bill Ketron appointed to Tennessee State Museum Foundation Board.

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) of Tennessee's 13th Senate District has been appointed to the Tennessee State Museum Foundation Board.

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Special Session on Insure Tennessee Begins
Special Session on Insure Tennessee Begins

State lawmakers will begin a special session today (Monday) to consider Governor Haslam's Insure Tennessee proposal, which will extend health coverage for about 280-thousand Tennesseans.

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State Senator Bill Ketron and State Rep. Bryan Terry
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Two local senators appointed to key positions in Tennessee

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) have been appointed to key committees in the State Senate.

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Senator Bill Ketron announces he has Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
Senator Bill Ketron announces he has Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced today that he has been diagnosed with Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma and will be receiving treatment for it.

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Local senator reminds seniors to apply for new scholarship
Local senator reminds seniors to apply for new scholarship

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) encouraged local high school seniors to apply for Tennessee Promise, the state's new scholarship program, by the November 1 deadline.

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Rutherford County Property Assessors Office buys new Hybrid Vehicles in Murfreesboro
Rutherford County Property Assessors Office buys new Hybrid Vehicles in Murfreesboro

The Rutherford County Property Assessors Office is one of the first in the state to go with a hybrid Ford product to assess properties. Property Assessor Rob Mitchell stated...

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Senator Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro running unopposed in race
Senator Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro running unopposed in race

Ketron is unopposed for the district seat which includes LaVergne, Smyrna, Eagleville and Murfreesboro, as well as the Blackman, Walter Hill, Leanna, and Rockvale communities.

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Senator Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro will be awarded the National Security Eagle Award
Senator Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro will be awarded the National Security Eagle Award

Ketron sponsored Tennessee's "Material Support to Designated Entities Act of 2011" to cut off the support for terrorists who are planning to commit acts in Tennessee...

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Grant approved for Smyrna Parks
Grant approved for Smyrna Parks

The funds will be used for planning and construction of a neighborhood park including playground, walking trails, shelter, restroom facilities, picnic tables, benches and associated parking areas.

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MTSU pact with Guangxi University to yield 140 students
MTSU pact with Guangxi University to yield 140 students

The Guangxi students will enroll at MTSU as soon as they complete course requirements on their campus.

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State Senators seeking photos of persons killed in action from Rutherford County, TN
State Senators seeking photos of persons killed in action from Rutherford County, TN

Rutherford County’s State Senators Bill Ketron and Jim Tracy are seeking photos of Rutherford County Vietnam War veterans who were killed in action...

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Senator Ketron gets high marks from the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce
Senator Ketron gets high marks from the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) has received the highest possible ranking from the Tennessee Chamber of Commerce.  

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TN Arts Commission awards grants nearing $60k in Rutherford County
TN Arts Commission awards grants nearing $60k in Rutherford County

Senator Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) and Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced today that six arts grants have been awarded in Rutherford County from the Tennessee Arts Commission with a combined total of $59,140. 

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Interns from MTSU Dive Into Politics and Lend a Helping Hand
Interns from MTSU Dive Into Politics and Lend a Helping Hand

State Sen. Bill Ketron, R-Murfreesboro, was so impressed with intern Sara Mejia-Gomez that he involved her in the research for his proposal to study the feasibility of a monorail from Murfreesboro to Nashville.

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A Monorail between Murfreesboro and Nashville?
A Monorail between Murfreesboro and Nashville?

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) won approval Wednesday of key legislation calling for a study to determine the feasibility of a monorail public transportation system along the I-24 Nashville Southeast Corridor that connects downtown Murfreesboro to Nashville.  

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Local guest included State Senator Bill Ketron, State Representatives Joe Carr, Rick Womick and Mike Sparks
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UPDATE: Wine in Grocery Stores Not Quite a Done Deal Yet, But Very Close
UPDATE: Wine in Grocery Stores Not Quite a Done Deal Yet, But Very Close

The “Wine in Grocery Stores” is nearly a 100-Percent GO, but not just yet. It passed in the house this week, but will come back to the Senate on Monday. Senator Bill Ketron (Republican), who lives in Murfreesboro, stated…

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Legislation provides greater accountability and transparency in the TNInvestco Program

The Senate has approved legislation, sponsored by Senators Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Doug Overbey (R-Maryville), that provides greater accountability and transparency in the state’s TNInvestco Program. 

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Senator Ketron Plans for a Town Hall Meeting - He Wants to Hear from YOU!

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced that he has scheduled a Telephone Townhall Meeting to talk to citizens regarding issues before the Tennessee General Assembly and to listen to their concerns. 

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School Bullying Report in Public Schools a Large Problem - Special Report on Subject Required by State
School Bullying Report in Public Schools a Large Problem - Special Report on Subject Required by State
Of those bullying cases reported, 321 were based on race, color or national origin, 695 concerned sex or gender-based discrimination and 168 involved a student’s disability. 
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State Senator Bill Ketron Announces Job Fair for Tuesday (10/08) in Murfreesboro
State Senator Bill Ketron Announces Job Fair for Tuesday (10/08) in Murfreesboro

State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) announced he has partnered with the Tennessee Department of Labor to host a job fair for the people of Rutherford County and surrounding areas.

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Senator Bill Ketron Releases Statement on  President Obama Visiting Chattanooga, TN on Tuesday to See Amazon.com
Senator Bill Ketron Releases Statement on President Obama Visiting Chattanooga, TN on Tuesday to See Amazon.com
“We are glad President Obama came to see the many things that Tennessee is doing right in our efforts to attract new industry to our state and what sets us apart from other states..."
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State Resolution Presented to MTSU Men's Basketball

Senator Bill Ketron and Representative Mike Sparks, both graduates of Middle Tennessee, were on hand in Murphy Center Monday to present a resolution to Middle Tennessee men's basketball head coach Kermit Davis and the Blue Raiders in recognition of the team's success during the 2012-13 campaign.

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HUMAN TRAFFICKING: One of the Many New Issues Examined and Turned Into Law by the Help of Senator Bill Ketron

Several key laws sponsored by State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and approved by the General Assembly this year will become effective July 1, including  a new law to aid victims of human trafficking. 

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"Wine in Grocery Stores" Not dead yet!
As the public is well aware, the House version of the bill surprisingly failed in the Local Government Committee last week. Proponents hope the measure could be revived this year or next.
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Two grants for the Murfreesboro Airport confirmed
State Senators Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) and Jim Tracy (R-Shelbyville) said Friday they have been informed by the Tennessee Department of Transportation (TDOT) that the Murfreesboro Municipal Airport will receive two grants totaling $37,000.
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Bill to allow the use of student ID's as valid identification moving forward
State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) will present legislation in the Senate State and Local Government 
Committee Wednesday  (3/5/13) that would authorize the use of student photo IDs as acceptable identification for voting purposes.
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Cleaning Up Photo ID Law Legislation Considered
Cleaning Up Photo ID Law Legislation Considered
State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) will present legislation in the Senate State and Local Government Committee today (Tuesday) that would authorize the use of student photo IDs as acceptable identification for voting purposes. 
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Passage of wine in grocery stores bill approved in Senate State and Local Government Committee
Passage of wine in grocery stores bill approved in Senate State and Local Government Committee
The bill, that is being sponsored by Senator Bill Ketron (Republican in Rutherford Co.), was reviewed during a Senate State and Local Government committee meeting on Tuesday and passed without discussion.
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Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
Governor Haslam directly mentions Smyrna Nissan plant in State of the State Monday
“I am very excited about the new workforce training center that the Governor has proposed today in partnership with Nissan in Smyrna."
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