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Monday, September 11, 2017

Marijuana committee to meet
Tennessee lawmakers plan to hold their first meeting this month to study the issue of legalizing medical marijuana this month. The Joint Committee on Medical Cannabis will study and evaluate as part of a comprehensive review on whether it serves the state's interest in making the drug available to sick Tennesseans on a limited basis. House Government Operations Committee Chairman Jeremy Faison, R-Cosby, and Sen. Steve Dickerson, R-Nashville, a physician, said the panel will make recommendations about future legislation for members of the General Assembly to consider in the upcoming 2018 legislative session. The five-hour hearing by the ten-member panel is scheduled for Sept. 21. Besides Dickerson, two other lawmakers who are doctors, Sen. Richard Briggs, R-Knoxville and Sen. Joey Hensley, R-Hohenwald are serving on the panel. Past efforts have failed in the General Assembly to legalize marijuana for medical purposes. A number of states have legalized use of pot for medical purposes.


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Monday, January 22, 2018

  • Small fruit and nut seminar
  • Newport leaf pickup
  • Federal shutdown
  • Opioid Task Force
  • Tennessee sees a growing population
  • Radon Awareness month
  • 250K Tree Day

    Saturday, January 20, 2018

  • Carpenter receives lengthy prison term
  • Jefferson Circuit guilty pleas
  • Smoking costs are high
  • Haslam appoints water committee
  • Newport Home grant

    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
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