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A meaningful time to remember
Words can hardly describe what it's like for an editor like myself to attend a ceremony such as the one held at Arlington National Cemetery Wednesday, memorializing the homecoming of Cecil Harris (see related story). It was surreal, and leaves me speechless, an appropriate parallel to how the family probably felt as their loved one was honored yesterday...
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Arlington National Cemetery funeral for Cecil Harris

World War II casualty Cecil Harris of Shelbyville is being buried at Arlington National Cemetery on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Harris was killed in France in January 1945; his body was found by hikers in 2013. See the story at ...

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  • Official: 3 dead, 1 hurt in Maryland air crash
    FREDERICK, Md. (AP) -- An airplane and a helicopter collided in midair near a Maryland airport before crashing into trees Thursday, killing three men in the helicopter but sparing two in the plane who deployed a parachute to slow the aircraft's descent before it hit the trees....
  • Tennessee man killed in WWII buried at Arlington
    SHELBYVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Almost 70 years after he was killed during World War II, Pfc. Cecil E. Harris has been laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery in Virginia....
  • All-Pro linebacker John 'Bull' Bramlett dies at 73
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- John "Bull" Bramlett, a former professional football and baseball player who was nicknamed the "Meanest Man in Football," has died. He was 73....
  • Haslam: Common Core review doesn't signal retreat
    PULASKI, Tenn. (AP) -- Republican Gov. Bill Haslam on Thursday insisted that his decision this week to hold a public review of Common Core doesn't signal a retreat from the education standards in view of heavy criticism from teachers and tea party groups....
  • Group to promote afterschool programs in Tenn.
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- A group is being formed to promote afterschool programs in Tennessee....

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