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Monday, January 08, 2018

Trump in Nashville
In what the White House is calling his "first major policy address" since passage of the Republican tax plan, President Donald Trump is expected use his speech to the American Farm Bureau in Nashville today to outline efforts to boost agriculture and rural prosperity. He is expected to announce findings of a task force appointed last year to work on agriculture and rural issues. The task force was established to look at .. Enhancing broadband access and commercial connections in the country's rural areas; Improving quality of life, including addressing opioids, education and recreation; Generating a reliable workforce; Advancing technological innovations and Economic development. Ray Starling, special assistant to the president for agriculture, trade and food assistance told the Tennessean, "There's a sentence in the opening statement (in the task force report )that states that, 'While other sectors of the American economy have largely recovered from the Great Recession, rural America has lagged in almost every indicator.'" The report is also expected to include portions focused on trade in an effort to ensure the nation's agriculture industry is on a level playing field around the globe.

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Friday, March 16, 2018

  • Jobless numbers
  • Chestnut tree giveaway
  • TVA campgrounds are open
  • Executions delayed
  • Early voting coming up

    Thursday, March 15, 2018

  • Cocke County High "Walk-In"
  • Work for TennCare
  • Tennessee tax burden
  • Food for Peace program revanp
  • Great American Cleanup events

    Wednesday, March 14, 2018

  • Chuck Mason arrest
  • Cate case
  • Newport contributes to the Friends animal shelter
  • Broadway infrastructure project
  • O'Brien tools are missing

    Tuesday, March 13, 2018

  • SRO discussions
  • Medical marijuana on CLB agenda
  • Pending legislation to hold down healthcare costs
  • Goodwin being sought on AWOL charges
  • Fraud alert

    Monday, March 12, 2018

  • Saturday fatal crash
  • Faison on improving teachers
  • Tennessee Senate action
  • TVA rate modification
  • TBI probing Sevier fatal fire
  • Gas price expected to move up
  • ElderWatch meeting

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