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Alexander: Tearing down Andrew Jackson’s statue would be a ‘terrible misunderstanding’ of history

Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., the senior senator from Tennessee, delivered remarks on the floor of the U.S. Senate this week regarding efforts to destroy a...

Tennessee’s unemployment claims drop for a fourth consecutive week

NASHVILLE — The number of continued claims for unemployment insurance has dropped in Tennessee for a fourth consecutive week, the Dept. of Labor &...

District attorney general lashes out at governor’s ‘unconstitutional’ executive order

Shortly before Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee sent word to state legislators late Wednesday morning that he would allow some close-contact businesses like barbershops and...

Vols, Tigers should play every year, Memphis legislators say

NASHVILLE — If a pair of state lawmakers from Memphis have their way, the University of Tennessee and University of Memphis will meet annually...

Campbell County man sentenced to 12 years in prison for statutory rape

JACKSBORO — A Campbell County man was sentenced to 12 years in prison — the maximum allowable — for statutory rape involving an underage...

Windle argues immunity in defamation case

NASHVILLE — State Rep. John Mark Windle says that he is immune to liability in a defamation lawsuit filed by the CEO of Big...

Former Fentress County employee indicted on theft charges

An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office, working in conjunction with the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, has resulted in the indictment of Kellye Crabtree,...

Lawmaker calls on social media giant to protect kids

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Tennessee's junior U.S. Senator, Marsha Blackburn, is urging the world's most popular social networking tool among children to take action to...

Yager: ‘Fundamentally flawed’ wage index has played role in hospital closures

NASHVILLE — Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Ken Yager, R-Kingston, has called for adoption of a proposed rule pending before the Centers for Medicare &...

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Unemployment claims increase slightly in Scott County

The residual impact of the coronavirus pandemic on the economy may be beginning to rear its ugly head. After unemployment skyrocketed in March and...

Green to yellow: East Tennessee hospital capacity reaches ‘cautionary’ level for first time due to Covid-19

For the first time since the coronavirus pandemic reached East Tennessee, the region's health care capacity is reaching a point where it might soon...

Scott County has three cases of coronavirus added; statewide cases surge

The TN Dept. of Health is also reporting increased deaths and hospitalizations over the past 24 hours

TSSAA delays vote on contingency plan for fall sports; urges mask-wearing to help make sure games happen

The TSSAA Board of Control held a special called meeting on to discuss plans for the upcoming football and girls’ soccer seasons due to...
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