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Friday, March 09, 2018

Child marriage ban could be revived
Tennessee House Republicans have reversed their decision and will reconsider a bill that would ban child marriages in Tennessee. Republicans had killed the bill, sponsored by Democrats, by sending it to summer study session. The move to kill the legislation came after an email was received from former state Sen. David Fowler, president of the Family Action Council of Tennessee. Fowler argued that passing the ban on child marriages could interfere with a lawsuit he filed to challenge the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to legalize gay marriage. But after media reports outlining a loophole in Tennessee law that gives judges discretion to grant marriage licenses with no minimum age limit, Republicans had a change of heart. "So, with that fact given, we are going to revisit these limits on what a judge in Tennessee can do on marrying children in our state," said Republican chair Glen Casada.


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Saturday, May 19, 2018

  • Tiny Homes purchases former Ace Products site
  • Qualifying is underway for Newport and Parrottsville posts
  • Do not disturb young wildlife
  • Farm Bill defeated
  • TBI investigating Greene County officer involved shooting
  • Walters State is tech-savvy
  • Friday fuel leak

    Friday, May 18, 2018

  • Partnership update
  • Fancher is candidate for Newport mayor
  • Missing Retreivers
  • Corley arrest
  • Safe Boating Awareness

    Thursday, May 17, 2018

  • SNAP could be cut to pay for tax cuts
  • Marijuana sentencing
  • Candidates for governor poll
  • Bredesen /Blackburn poll
  • Tennessee sues Oxycontin maker
  • In lieu of tax payments

    Wednesday, May 16, 2018

  • Trouten pleads to arson
  • Phone wire cut in Del Rio
  • Cocke County School Board meets
  • Cocke County Jail assaults
  • Buckner injury
  • Burger search

    Tuesday, May 15, 2018

  • Cook/Frasier charged under Haley's Law
  • Cocke Finance Committee
  • Lane crash
  • Gomez arrest
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