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Winter-Like Conditions Expected this Weekend

Winter-like conditions will be possible for middle Tennessee this weekend.  A freeze warning is in effect for Friday and Saturday night.  Temperatures will drop to around the freezing mark in Nashville and upper 20s outside the metro area.  Saturday night will be even colder with temperatures dropping as low as the mid-20s outside the metro.  Breezy NW winds will add to the chill.  Bring plants and pets indoors for the weekend and make sure outdoor vegetation is protected as well.In addition to the cold, rain showers along the Cumberland Plateau will change over to light snow overnight. 

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Whiskey War Wages On in Tenn. Legislature Today

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- House and Senate committees are scheduled to take up bills seeking to undo the legal definition of Tennessee whiskey enacted last year.

   The current law requires spirits to be charcoal mellowed and stored in unused oak barrels in order to print "Tennessee whiskey" on their labels.
   The law was passed at the behest of Jack Daniel's, which distills its whiskey about 65 miles south of the state Capitol, in Lynchburg. Some smaller distillers including George Dickel, Pritchard's and startups like Full Throttle oppose the law as too restrictive.

   But other new distillers agree with Jack Daniel's that dialing back the law could lead to quality problems like artificial colors and flavoring.

   Jack Daniel's is owned by Louisville, Ky.-based Brown-Forman Corp., while Dickel is owned by global rival Diageo PLC.


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