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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, January 18, 2018

  • No school
  • Fine shooting incident
  • Tennessee lottery celebrating 14 years
  • Brooks backs off school vouchers
  • Southerland appointed to committees
  • Voting procedures in Tennessee are secure
  • Smoky Park camping fees to increase
  • Alzheimer research initiative announced

    Wednesday, January 17, 2018

  • Cocke Juvenile Court
  • No Cocke County school
  • Closings
  • Weather update
  • Cocke Circuit arrest warrants issued
  • Abbott charged
  • Bond scam
  • TBI has been dipping into it's Rainy Day Fund.

    Tuesday, January 16, 2018

  • No Wednesday school in Cocke County
  • Please conserve power
  • EDC wants input
  • Cushman faces new charges
  • Gas prices
  • School closings

    Monday, January 15, 2018

  • No school in Cocke County
  • Arrowood arrest
  • Dr. Martin Luther King Day
  • Valentine is the new rescue squad Capyain
  • Family of four die in West Tennessee home fire
  • 250K Tree Day in Tennessee

    Friday, January 12, 2018

  • Jefferson County Grand Jury
  • January 23...mark it on your calendar
  • Tennessee fire safety
  • TDOT is ready
  • Friends of the Animal Shelter open for business
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