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Early Voting Ends With High Turn Out

Early Voting Ends With High Turn Out | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"...If the parking lot at the Hermitage Library Thursday was any indication of voter turnout this presidential election, expect a heavy flow of traffic. Walking into the Hermitage Library voters were met with lines wrapped around the book cases..."

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Court allows library card ID for voters for now

Court allows library card ID for voters for now | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Tennessee Supreme Court said Thursday it will take up the challenge to the state's voter identification law and has ordered election officials to accept Memphis photo library cards at the polls".

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Court: Memphis library cards can be used at the polls

Court:  Memphis library cards can be used at the polls | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
The Tennessee Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that photo ID cards issued by the Memphis Public Library qualify as a valid form of identification in Tuesday's election.
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City Sends Cease and Desist Letter in Voter ID Case

City Sends Cease and Desist Letter in Voter ID Case | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"...Memphis is the eye of the legal storm that is bound for the Tennessee Supreme Court...."

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The Plot Thickens, as State Election Officials Resist Order to Honor Library Cards

The Plot Thickens, as State Election Officials Resist Order to Honor Library Cards | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"City seeks cease-and-desist order from AG Cooper; meanwhile SCEC chairman Meyers says few library cards have been presented at polls..."

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Letter Latest Salvo In Dispute Between State And Memphis Over Voter Photo IDs

Letter Latest Salvo In Dispute Between State And Memphis Over Voter Photo IDs | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"A letter lawyers for the City of Memphis wrote to Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper today demands “immediately advise the Shelby County Election Commission to accept photo library cards issued by the City of Memphis Public Library."..."

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WTVC NewsChannel 9 :: Montgomery Co. vets wanted for history booklet

WTVC NewsChannel 9 :: Montgomery Co. vets wanted for history booklet | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"...On Nov. 3, people will be at the Clarksville-Montgomery County library to collect information from veterans or their families. The information in the booklet also goes into the Tennessee State Archives and the Library of Congress..."

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City of Germantown : City Calendar : Career Coach at Germantown Community Library

City of Germantown : City Calendar : Career Coach at Germantown Community Library | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Are you rejoining the workforce, changing career paths, or exploring your job options? Join us as the Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development Career Coach visits Germantown Community Library..."

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FCE selects its Council for 2013

FCE selects its Council for 2013 | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

The Houston County Family and Community Education Club recently selected the 2013 FCE Council as Linda Christensen, Judy Deason, Rita Downs, Bettye Summers and Geri Goins....

 

FCE clubs provide education in the area of family and consumer sciences. The Houston County FCE Club, sponsor....books to the Houston County Library..."

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Memphis pushes back over library ID voting policy

Memphis pushes back over library ID voting policy | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Election officials have been making Shelby County early voters who show only a Memphis library card as their photo identification cast a provisional ballot, and an attorney for the city on Monday demanded the practice stop..."

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Acuff Chair of Excellence recipient and Award Winning Writer David Huddle to read at APSU on November 8th

Acuff Chair of Excellence recipient and Award Winning Writer David Huddle to read at APSU on November 8th | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Every autumn, the Library of Virginia honors some of the nation’s top writers with its annual Virginia Literary Awards. Previous winners include such noted authors as Richard Bausch, Barbara Kingsolver and Geraldine Brooks...."

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Read Germantown! Book Club - Germantown Community Library, Germantown, TN 11-15-2012 06:30pm - AmericanTowns.com

Read Germantown! Book Club - Germantown Community Library, Germantown, TN  11-15-2012 06:30pm - AmericanTowns.com | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"hursday, November 15, 2012, 06:30pm, 1925 Exeter Road, Germantown Community Library is pleased to announce the meeting of the Read Germantown! Book Club on Thursday, November 15, at 6:30 p.m."

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Tenn. voter ID law upheld; library card ruled OK | wbir.com

Tenn. voter ID law upheld; library card ruled OK | wbir.com | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"...A three-judge panel of the court ruled unanimously Thursday in a case brought by the city of Memphis and two voters who lacked photo ID and cast provisional ballots during the August primary..."

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TN High Court Upholds Memphis Library Cards, to Hear Voter ID Case

TN High Court Upholds Memphis Library Cards, to Hear Voter ID Case | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Tennessee Supreme Court has upheld an earlier court decision to accept Memphis library cards as acceptable voter identification, at least for the November 6 election until the case goes back to court."

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Memphis library cards acceptable as photo ID for vote: court

Memphis library cards acceptable as photo ID for vote: court | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it
NASHVILLE, Tennessee (Reuters) - Voters will be allowed to use Memphis library cards as photo identification in the November 6 election, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled on Thursday in a blow to Republicans who wanted only ID issued by the federal...
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Seymour Middle School wins $150,000 in U.S. Cellular contest

Seymour Middle School wins $150,000 in U.S. Cellular contest | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"It's a three-peat for the Seymour community, and a clean sweep for Seymour schools....

 

The list includes new computers and video cameras; a bass drum for the band; four percussion instruments for the chorus; more books and a new reading program for the library; and curriculum and technology training for teachers."

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Memphis pushes back over library ID voting policy

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Election officials have been making Shelby County early voters who show only a Memphis library card as their photo identification cast a provisional ballot, and an attorney for the city on Monday demanded the practice stop.
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Star Wars: Dickson County Library adventures

Star Wars: Dickson County Library adventures | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Darth Vader's eyes, barely visible, focused on a Herald reporter, explaining his presence at the Dickson County Library a few weeks ago..." 

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REMEMBERING RUTHERFORD: Local artists preserved history, animals

REMEMBERING RUTHERFORD: Local artists preserved history, animals | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"...Ridley is best known, however, for his “rhythmic narratives” done in metal relief. His last major work is “A Story of Nashville” located in the Nashville Public Library. Inside the library’s Grand Reading Room a series of 80 hammered copper frieze panels forms a linear story of Nashville’s history from pre-settlement to the 21st century. This massive work completely encircles the room..."

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YourHouse: The Blount County Library will host presentation

YourHouse: The Blount County Library will host presentation | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"The Blount County Public Library will sponsor a presentation by Dean Fontaine, owner of Alcoa’s Millennium Manor, at 7 p.m. tonight at the library, 508 N. Cusick Street..."

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Worst weather ever? Readers share their stories

Worst weather ever? Readers share their stories | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

Janet Walker says it was the tornado of 2012 that hit the South Cheatham Public Library last year.

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Elections Officials Appeal Part of TN Supreme Court Decision

Elections Officials Appeal Part of TN Supreme Court Decision | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"A drivers license, passport and now a Memphis city library card are all valid forms of identification voters can use to cast their ballot...."

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Mountain Empire Builder George L. Carter's vision built this region

Mountain Empire Builder  George L. Carter's vision built this region | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"Had it not been for George Lafayette Carter, much of what you see around the Tri-Cities and the surrounding mountains of Tennessee and Virginia may be different.

 

"..."I think the people living in this region need to understand the impact that Mr. Carter's endeavors had on the region, an impact that continues to affect their lives today," said Ned L. Irwin, the archivist for Washington County, Tenn..." 

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More than 2,000 books to be available at library’s sale Saturday

More than 2,000 books to be available at library’s sale Saturday | Tennessee Libraries | Scoop.it

"... Michelle Dorr, vice president of the Friends of Johnson City Public Library, said each year the group holds two book sales for the library, with their fall sale happening Saturday from 9 a.m.-2 p.m..."

 

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