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Friday, February 15, 2019

Alexander and Roe support budget legislation
US Senator Lamar Alexander, Republican of Tennessee voted for new legislation on Thursday which will keep the government operating. The bill includes $22 billion for border security, including $1.3 billion for 55 new miles of physical barrier or wall on the southern border, an increase of 5,000 detention beds, and funding for technology and more border agents. There are also funds to secure the ports of entry, through which so much of drug traffic travels, Alexander said. The senator calls the legislation, "a significant down payment on border security and a response to a major national problem. " The bill passed the Senate by a vote of 83-16. Rep. Phil Roe, (R-Tenn.) voted for the plan saying, “President Trump called on Congress to come together and reach an agreement on funding our government and border security because another shutdown was not an option. Last month, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi declared a border wall immoral and vowed to not provide any funding for the wall. Today’s bill, which I supported, includes $1.37 billion in funding for a wall. Importantly, it will allow us to build 55 miles of new wall, which is more than last year."


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Monday, March 25, 2019

  • Fatal crash investigation continuing
  • Counterfeit currency, meth and heroin seized
  • Flooding assistance requested
  • DCS reviewing its pass policy
  • Search for identity of body continues
  • Search for identity of body continues

    Saturday, March 23, 2019

  • Herr Arrest
  • Jefferson County guilty pleas
  • Flooding leaves major damage
  • Governor Lee asks for disaster assistance
  • New request for information related to body

    Friday, March 22, 2019

  • Greene crash
  • Jobless rate sets record
  • Rain means lower electric bills
  • Ingle arrest
  • Bankruptcy may impact opioid lawsuits
  • Animal cruelty
  • National Nutrition Month
  • Douglas Lake body update

    Thursday, March 21, 2019

  • Ellison vindicated
  • Grassy Fork Elementary School is honored
  • Gardner sentenced to 12 years
  • TennCare blockgrants
  • TennCare blockgrants

    Wednesday, March 20, 2019

  • Cocke schools absenteeism
  • New Cave Church Road collision
  • Animals at large
  • Litter charge
  • Douglas arrest
  • Fish advisory
  • Fish advisory
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