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FBI seeks public’s help in identifying victims of accused sexual predator

KNOXVILLE — The Federal Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public's help in identifying potential victims of a Chattanooga man who has been indicted...

Yager announces funding to help Tennesseans struggling with housing needs and homelessness

NASHVILLE — Tennesseans who are delinquent on their mortgages, facing foreclosure and loss of utilities, will now have some help from the state. Sen. Ken...

Yager elected chairman of TACIR

NASHVILLE — State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, was elected Wednesday as chairman of the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (TACIR). The 25-member group...

Tennessee begins crackdown on fraudulent unemployment claims

Out-of-work Tennesseans who are milking the unemployment insurance system may soon find their benefits cut off, and even be asked to repay the funds...

‘No longer a health emergency’: Governor will not renew covid orders

NASHVILLE — Saying Covid-19 is "no longer a health emergency in our state" and that "a widely available vaccine changes everything," Tennessee Gov. Bill...

Yager legislation to aid firefighters advances in Senate

NASHVILLE — Legislation co-sponsored by Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, to aid volunteer firefighters is headed for a final vote in the Tennessee Senate after...

Tennessee added 15,000 jobs in March

NASHVILLE — Tennessee's unemployment rate ticked up slightly in March, to 5.0%, but the Volunteer State added 15,000 jobs to the economy during the...

House passes gun carry bill, sending it to the governor’s desk

NASHVILLE — By a 64-29, party-line vote, the Tennessee House of Representatives on Tuesday approved legislation that eliminates the need for a handgun carry...

State Senate approves permitless handgun carry

NASHVILLE — Legislation backed by Gov. Bill Lee that will allow Tennesseans to carry a handgun without a permit appears to be headed for...

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Obituary: David Foster, 41

David Dewayne Foster departed this life on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 at Big South Fork Medical Center in Oneida. He was 41. Life: Born July...

Obituary: Dorothy Hall-Norris, 86

Straight Fork Dorothy Valentine Hall Norris, of the Straight Fork community, departed this life on Friday, July 23, 2021 at her home in Huntsville. She...

As another surge of covid takes hold in Tennessee, the deaths are skewing younger

There’s no way to sugarcoat it: Tennessee is in the early stages of yet another covid surge. Whether that surge will ultimately spread to Scott...

Yager highlights commitments to mental health, volunteer firemen and broadband expansion

In a visit to Scott County on Thursday, State Sen. Ken Yager, R-Kingston, applauded the state’s commitments to mental health, broadband expansion and volunteer...
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