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First up, let's chat about our local - Kree Harrison! Harrison is a demo singer that is from Texas but lives here in Nashville. She got a standing "o" from Keith and Nicki after she sang "Up to the Mountain" by Patty Griffin. She also probably got the most positive comments of the night from the judges. Keith has said all along that her voice is one of his favorites. Wednesday night he said she is a natural born singer. Randy agreed. Nicki said she is in love. Kree will be representing Nashville as one of the top 10 ladies on the show!
Another strong performance was from Angela Miller. She is the young lady who sang an original song last week. The judges kept referring to that performance - saying nothing would compare - but that she did a great job this round and is a top contender in the competition. Angela also made it on to the next round!
Another contestant that got a standing "o" from a few judges - the final contestant of the night - Amber Holcomb. She sang "My Funny Valentine". Nicki said her vocals were a plus, plus, plus. Randy said she stood out like a diamond and Mariah said regardless of what happens she can't wait for her record. We will be hearing Amber's voice again. She made it on to the next phase of the competition.
Thursday, February 21 2013, 02:15 AM CST
Haslam's chief deputy Claude Ramsey to retire
June 19, 2013 16:41 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says chief deputy Claude Ramsey is retiring at the end of August to spend more time with his family in Chattanooga.
The Republican governor said in a news release on Wednesday that the 70-year-old Ramsey has been integral to his administration on key initiatives that include civil service reform, economic development efforts, workforce development training and improved operation of state government.
Ramsey was elected to the General Assembly in 1972 where he served four years in the House. He was Hamilton County's mayor for 16 years.
His last day on the job is August 31.
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DETROIT (AP) -- Porsche is the top performer in an annual survey of new vehicle quality.
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