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Friday, June 16, 2017

Iran and Russia sanctions
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) has voted for legislation sponsored by U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) to impose tougher sanctions on Iran and expand sanctions against Russia. “Senator Corker deserves great credit for crafting legislation that will impose tougher sanctions on Iran--which remains a threat to our national security, Middle East stability, and to Israel, one of our strongest allies—and expands sanctions against Russia, particularly those individuals who tried to obstruct our presidential elections with cyberattacks,” Alexander said. Today, the Senate approved the legislation – Countering Iran’s Destabilizing Activities Act of 2017 --by a vote of 98 to 2. The bill would impose new, mandatory sanctions on Iran’s ballistic missile program, require the administration to block the transfer of property of anyone who sells arms to Iran, and apply terrorism sanctions to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Corps, Iran’s principle military arm used for supporting terrorist activities around the region. The legislation also includes an amendment to expand sanctions against the Russian government currently in place and target Russian individuals involved in the 2016 cyberattack against the United States’ elections. The legislation will now be sent to the U.S. House of Representatives for consideration.


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Thursday, August 17, 2017

  • Former jailers arrested
  • Commodity distribution next week
  • Black bear caution
  • East Tennessee has retirement affordability
  • Park officials continue their search for teen
  • Tree cutting to slow traffic in Gatlinburg

    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
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