Saturday, April 20, 2019

Mueller report
Among the instances of fake, Russian-controlled social media activity highlighted in the release of the Mueller Report is an account which pretended to be a Tennessee Republican account. It labeled itself as a Republican Party Twitter account that attracted more than 150,000 followers, as part of the effort by the Kremlin to elect Donald Trump as president. The Mueller report details activities of the Russian-linked Internet IRA and members of the Trump campaign. The account first appeared in late 2015 bearing the seal for the state of Tennessee and Twitter took the account down in 2017. The Tennessee Republican Party had repeatedly tried to halt the account, and criticized Twitter for taking too long to finally remove it. The account frequently tweeted racist posts, anti-immigrant and anti-Muslim messages.


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Thursday, February 27, 2020

  • White Pine fire injures five
  • Charity Fine funeral arrangements
  • Steiner injured in freak accident
  • "Prison party" photos
  • Legal marijuana

    Wednesday, February 26, 2020

  • NU electric rates to increase
  • Snow is in the forecast
  • Lakins arrest
  • Proffitt arrest
  • Lakeway area volunteers are honored
  • Rural Tennessee business is growing faster than its cities
  • The search continues for Evelyn Boswell

    Tuesday, February 25, 2020

  • Sparks pursuit
  • Kathy Holt is sentenced
  • Sparks pursuit
  • Bledsoe shooting
  • Partnership offers business advice
  • Celebrating our Success
  • Local Tennova rankings
  • Last day of Early Voting

    Monday, February 24, 2020

  • Boswell search continues
  • Weekend drug arrests
  • Cocke voting
  • Volunteer Fire Department grants
  • State Recreation Grants

    Saturday, February 22, 2020

  • Human Services new program
  • Atkins charged
  • Medic needs blood
  • Lowe's theft
  • DFA to acquire Dean Food
  • Commodity distribution