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Friday, February 10, 2017

Transgender bills may be filed
A controversial piece of legislation has returned to Tennessee's legislature aimed forcing public school students to use the bathroom according to the gender on their birth certificates. The bill filed by Wilson County lawmakers Rep. Mark Pody, and Sen. Mae Beavers, both Republicans, has drawn criticism nationwide for discrimination against members of the LGBT community. A similar piece of legislation filed in Tennessee last year, was shelved because of opposition, including the business community. Executives from 60 large Tennessee businesses, signed a letter delivered to the Republican leaders expressing their concerns about the bill. And Attorney General Herbert Slatery issued an opinion saying the state could be in jeopardy of losing more than $1.2 billion in federal funding because of discrimination, if the bill became law. Advocates say the bill would be "devastating" to transgender students.


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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

  • Cocke Grand Jury
  • Fletcher Ervin obit
  • Agribusiness grants
  • Dolly to record children's CD
  • Cocke County energy grant

    Tuesday, August 15, 2017

  • Tax freeze for seniors
  • KOA Lane fire
  • Lee touts vouchers
  • Seniors and opiods
  • Comments on Sunday officer involved shooting

    Monday, August 14, 2017

  • Shooting Update
  • Cocke County officer involved shooting fatality
  • McMahan charges are pending
  • Clevenger injured in Saturday incident
  • Morris arrested on drug charges
  • Help to protect the Golden-Winged Warbler
  • Gas prices expected top drop

    Sunday, August 13, 2017

  • Smokies offers new education initiative
  • Roe recuperating following surgery
  • New truancy guidelines
  • Munsey sentenced

    Saturday, August 12, 2017

  • Newport camper fire
  • Cocke and Newport schools closed for solar eclipse
  • Newport man is victim of hit and run
  • Medical helicopter costs
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