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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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Thursday, December 12, 2019

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  • Cocke County delinquent property taxes
  • New Women's Health specialists in Newport
  • Tree of Remembrance

    Wednesday, December 11, 2019

  • Newport council contemplates re-naming River Street
  • Newport car/train crash
  • Bat rescue

    Tuesday, December 10, 2019

  • Cocke County gets new SRO's
  • Branscum "drug drop"
  • Schoolcraft arrest
  • Cocke Legislative Body agenda
  • Tree of Remembrance

    Monday, December 09, 2019

  • Cocke County crashes
  • Faison wants bust of segregationist removed
  • Governor's mansion tours
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    Friday, December 06, 2019

  • Glass arrest following pursuit
  • Hall execution
  • Parrottsville Christmas Parade
  • Schoolcraft federal indictment
  • I-40 Challenge results
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