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Monday, September 10, 2018

US Senate/Governor poll
Democrat Phil Bredesen and Republican Marsha Blackburn are essentially tied in their U.S. Senate battle in Tennessee, despite the state's Republican leanings, according to a new NBC News/Marist poll of likely voters. Bredesen, a former governor and one-time Nashville mayor, has support from 48 percent of 538 likely voters, while U.S. Rep. Blackburn has 46 percent. Five percent of those surveyed are undecided. Bredesen and Blackburn are vying to succeed Republican U.S. Sen. Bob Corker, who decided not to seek re-election. Recently Bredesen received criticism for taking a Greenbelt deduction on 80 acres of farm land he owns in Middle Tennessee. State law provides a property tax reduction for more than 15 acres of farmland or forest land. Thousands of landowners across the state receive a reduction in taxes under the Greenbelt law. And Blackburn has been criticized for her failure to timely pay property taxes on a home she owns in South Carolina, resulting in thousands of dollars in penalties. Tennessee's race for governor to succeed the term-limited Republican Gov. Bill Haslam isn't as competitive, according to the poll. Republican businessman Bill Lee holds a 13-point lead over Democrat Karl Dean, another former Nashville mayor, by 53 percent to 40 percent among likely voters. The poll found the top issues in Tennessee are the economy and healthcare, with 27 percent of likely voters citing the economy and jobs while 20 percent named health care. Immigration was the most important factor to 13 percent of those surveyed. Regarding tariffs, 43 percent told pollsters they hurt the economy by raising the cost of goods. That compares to 30 percent who said they help the economy by protecting American jobs. The state has a number of major auto assembly factories and suppliers, including Volkswagen in Chattanooga. Asked what message should be sent to Congress, 48 percent said more Democrats should serve as a check and balance to President Trump. Forty-six percent said there should be more Republicans to help pass Trump's agenda.

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Tuesday, January 22, 2019

  • Moore arrest
  • Lee sworn in as governor
  • MLK Celebration
  • Pit Bull attack
  • Knoxville trucker injured
  • Sanctuary cities
  • Gasoline moves higher

    Saturday, January 19, 2019

  • Broadway work wrapping up
  • Some Smokies open over the holiday
  • Lakeway Pallet fire
  • Unemployment benefits for federal workers
  • Bill Lee on issues

    Thursday, January 17, 2019

  • Graham home destroyed
  • Four inmates charged with assault
  • Cocke Circuit Court
  • Hepatitis C cases increasing in Tennessee

    Wednesday, January 16, 2019

  • Trouten/Franklin
  • Lane sentencing
  • The Wall
  • Hang up the phone..... while driving
  • Should national parks be open ?
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    Tuesday, January 15, 2019

  • Cocke County Finance Committee
  • Warrants issued by Cocke County Circuit Court
  • A thru Z theft
  • VW to expand in Tennessee

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