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Tuesday, July 16, 2019

Nathan Bedford Forrest Day
In a change of heart, Gov. Bill Lee on Monday said he would work to undo a state law that requires the Tennessee governor to declare a special day of observance in honor of Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and early Ku Klux Klan leader. Lee announced his plans Monday, after earlier saying he was not considering changing the law. He had come under growing criticism for signing the proclamation. Nathan Bedford Forrest Day was observed last Saturday, as it is each year. "While it is my job as governor to enforce the law, I want Tennesseans to know where my heart is on this issue," Lee tweeted on Monday. "Our state’s history is rich, complex and in some cases painful. With this in mind, I will be working to change this law."


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Monday, August 19, 2019

  • Jefferson County fatality
  • Cocke County pursuit
  • Weisend assault

    Friday, August 16, 2019

  • Governors Rural Opportunity Summit
  • Motorcycle crash
  • Cocke County fire and marijuana
  • Jobless numbers in July
  • West is executed

    Thursday, August 15, 2019

  • Carver's Apple House damaged
  • Cocke County Grand Jury
  • Inmates charged
  • Governor's Rural Opportunities Summit
  • Endangered Species Act

    Wednesday, August 14, 2019

  • Newport City Council
  • Cocke County Finance Committee

    Tuesday, August 13, 2019

  • Williams injury
  • Large barn/apartment destroyed by fire
  • Tennessee tourism continues to grow
  • Gas prices continue to drop
  • Hembree incident
  • Abortion bill
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