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Thursday, December 07, 2017

Bredesen running for US Senate
Former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen reportedly is entering the Democratic primary for U.S. Senate. He began calling major donors on Wednesday to confirm that he is in the race. Bredesen did say he was considering a run after U.S. Sen. Bob Corker announced he would not run for re-election. Bredesen was elected governor in 2002 and served through 2010. His entrance in the Senate race means there will be a contested primary next August, something attorney and political newcomer James Mackler was hoping to avoid. The winner of the Democratic primary is likely to face either U.S Rep. Marsha Blackburn or former U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher. Bredesen is thought by many to be the Democrat who can best compete financially with Blackburn or Fincher. Mackler's campaign, despite having raised less than $1 million at last filing, says a younger candidate without corporate ties will be more appealing to voters sick of long-term politicians. Mackler is 44; Bredesen is 74.


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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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