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Bird flu hits second Tyson's poultry flock in Tennessee

A second commercial poultry farm in Lincoln County, Tennessee has tested positive for the highly contagious H7N9 avian flu virus. The farm is less than 2 miles (3 kilometers) away from another commercial breeder struck by the virus on March 4.

Interview: Country superstar Josh Turner returns to the fray Special

It's been almost five years since his last album and now the deep-voiced Nashville icon is back with his sixth studio effort, 'Deep South'.

Michael Tyler, hit country songwriter, steps out on his own Special

With his debut album set to launch next week, the southern-born singer/songwriter speaks to Digital Journal about the record and about his first music video to be played on CMT.

Avian flu in Wisconsin - The second outbreak in less than a week

The United States is reporting a second outbreak of avian flu, this time on a farm in Wisconsin. The World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Tuesday the virus found in Wisconsin isn't as virulent as the virus found in Tennessee the other day,

Review: Nashville band Paper Route release their third album

Nashville - The alt-rock trio put out the 16-track 'Real Emotion' on September 23 on Kemosabe Records/Sony Music Ent. Digital Journal listened to it.

Lynn Anderson honored with her own 'Lynn Anderson Day'

On June 15, 2016, Tennessee is honoring one of its leading ladies in country music, the late Lynn Anderson with her own day.

A catch up session with Joe Bonsall of the Oak Ridge Boys Special

An integral part of the long-standing country outfit since 1973, Joe Bonsall discusses the quartet's current activities and looks ahead to the rest of 2016.

Country singer T.G. Sheppard revisits his signature hit Special

From a list of 21 number one singles, one in particular stands out arguably more than any other: "Do You Wanna Go to Heaven." Now, 36 years after it first wowed audiences, T.G. Sheppard has put out a bluegrass version of the song and made a new video.

N.J. gas station keeps $3.98 gas price despite cheaper gas nearby

Voorhees - Residents of this New Jersey town are asking why one local gas station is charging $3.98 per gallon when other nearby stations, including one across the street, are charging $1.79. The $3.98 price at the Lukoil station has stayed the same since August.

Judge rejects divorce case, cites gay marriage ruling

A Tennessee couple who filed for divorce about a year ago are stuck with each other. Hamilton County's chancellor denied their petition, citing the U.S. Supreme Court's gay marriage ruling.

Interview with country legend Charlie Daniels Special

The bearded singer/guitarist/fiddler and leader of The Charlie Daniels Band, is about to release a new live album recorded at Billy Bob's in Fort Worth, Texas. He tells Digital Journal all about it and reveals why he's not yet ready to call it a day.

TN now legalizes people to break into hot cars to save pets

As of July 1, 2015 Tennessee has become the first state in the nation to specifically allow good Samaritans to legally break a window in a hot car in order to save a pet.

CXS train derailment results in evacuation of 5,000 in Tennessee

Maryville - A 57-car CSX train carrying a toxic chemical partly derailed and caught fire near a small Tennessee city late Wednesday night. The incident forced the mandatory evacuation of nearly 5,000 people within a two mile radius of the accident.

Op-Ed: Kerry begins to accept that Congress will have say on Iran deal

Washington, D. C. - Sounds like a fourth-grade social studies teacher finally got to him. Of course, we’re speaking about U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry, the longtime U.S. Senator who took over the State Department when Hillary Clinton left in 2013.

No, Tennessee, the Bible can't be the 'State Book'

Nashville - A number of Tennessee's lawmakers think it would be really nice if the Holy Bible was the "official" state book, When the measure that would make it so was previewed by the state attorney general, he said "no."

Hunter Hayes to kick off CMA week with street party in Nashville

Nashville - Hunter Hayes fans in Tennessee are in for a treat. He will be kicking off CMA Awards week with a street party in Downtown Nashville on November 3.

The Johnny Cash Museum recognized by Conde Nast and Rolling Stone

Nashville - The Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville has received praise from such esteemed outlets as the Conde Nast's Traveler and Rolling Stone Magazine.

Former Tennessee Titans kicker Rob Bironas dead at 36

Nashville - It is with a heavy heart to learn about the death of former Tennessee Titans placekicker Rob Bironas, who was killed in a car accident on September 20.

Absolute Publicity president Don Murry Grubbs discusses PR career Special

Don Murry Grubbs, 30, is the president of the well-respected publicity firm, Absolute Publicity, in Nashville, Tennessee, and he opened up about his career in the industry.

National Guardsman dies after being shot at Tennessee armory

Lobelville - Sheriff's deputies and police have responded to an active shooter report at the National Guard Armory in Lobelville, Tennessee.

Exploding fireworks store shuts down highway, starts brush fires

Pioneer - A fireworks supermarket in Tennessee exploded Sunday evening, shooting fireworks onto the nearby highway and causing small brush fires.

Drug-addicted newborns becoming a national epidemic

Medical personnel will tell you there is nothing to prepare you for the sound of a newborn crying, literally shrieking in a high, gut-wrenching pitch because they have been cut-off from the opiates their mothers ingested during pregnancy.

Marshall Tucker Band performs with Ricky Skaggs at CMA Music Fest

Nashville - This past week, the iconic southern rock group, The Marshall Tucker Band, played the CMA Music Festival kick-off concert at the Chevrolet Riverfront Stage in Nashville.

Bride attaches 1-month-old newborn to wedding gown

Jackson - A Tennessee couple is under fire after the bride attached her one-month old infant to the train of her wedding dress and allegedly dragged her down the aisle.

Tennessee brings back the electric chair as drugs become scarce

Because of the scarcity of lethal injection drugs in the U.S., and the growing controversy surrounding their use, the state of Tennessee has taken the unprecedented step of bringing back the electric chair as a mandatory means of execution.

New TN law criminalizes drug addiction while pregnant

Nashville - Gov. Bill Haslem of Tennessee has signed a bill into law that will charge pregnant women with misdemeanor assault if they are addicted to drugs.

Michelle Wright to hold 2014 CMA Music Festival Party

Canadian country queen Michelle Wright will be holding a 2014 CMA Music Festival Party on June 4 at the Wildhorse Saloon in Nashville, Tennessee.

Johnny Cash Museum honored by Tennessee Association of Museums

Nashville - The Johnny Cash Museum took home the top honor, "2014 Award of Excellence," at the Tennessee Association of Museums Conference.

Elton John, Kanye West to play Bonnaroo music festival

Elton John and Kanye West will be among the acts during this summer's Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee, organizers announced on Wednesday.

Some species of crocodiles can climb trees

The belief that you can climb a tree to escape a hungry crocodile has been proven moot by The University of Tennessee that says some species of crocodile can climb trees.
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Members of Nashville's homeless community warm up in front of a fire.
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A duck perched on a tree limb over the water.
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Dying leaves on a tree at Percy Priest Lake.
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Thousands of toys sit in a warehouse in Nashville, waiting to be delivered to needy children on Christmas eve.
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Screen capture from video of Dec. 2011 fatal accident in Tenn. Both the driver and the car's owner are now charged with vehicular homicide
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This painted pumpkin is displayed in a yard as part of a scarecrow decoration.
Decorating the inside of the home is also popular with many people.
Decorating the inside of the home is also popular with many people.
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Fog rolls into the Tellico River Valley in Tennessee
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Chuck kneels down to straighten his blankets before curling up to take a late afternoon nap.
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Christmas lights adorn a home in Nashville
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Bikes and other toys are ready to be delivered by Metro Police Officers.
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Sun setting after the clouds move out.
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Alleyway off of Broadway in Nashville, TN
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Pictures of various urban sights in Nashville, TN
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A makeshift shelter for a homeless man in Nashville.
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Flood waters submerge parts of the Metro Transit Authority (MTA) bus depot in Nashville.
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