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Liberals VS Roe:

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 12:54:46 GMT

Both procedures are available free of charge courtesy of the Tennessee Department of Health. How exactly it is possible for a judge in a general sessions court with juvenile jurisdiction to impose this order and arrange the gratis performance of these operations with state funds is a question best left to legal experts.

EDITORIAL: What a deal

Mon, 24 Jul 2017 02:31:47 GMT

A judge in Tennessee has offered repeat offenders of minor crimes a deal: He'll reduce their jail time if they submit to sterilization. Those who take the deal get 30 days off their sentences.

White Waiter Receives $0 Tip and Racist Note, No Riots Ensue [VIDEO]

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 17:43:53 GMT

Racism is everywhere you go today at least on the left and in the media. Except of course when it is against a white guy.

Leah Humble is DYW winner Young Woman

Sun, 23 Jul 2017 04:08:51 GMT

Twenty-six young women from across the state came to Cleveland for the week, and one of them is leaving as the 2018 Distinguished Young Women of Tennessee. LEAH HUMBLE, of Sevier County, left, named as 2018 Distinguished Young Woman of Tennessee Saturday at the Lee University's Dixon Center.

Trump nominates Overbey for U.S. Attorney

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 23:42:28 GMT

If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Overbey will serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee. The nomination was announced Friday in a White House news release.

Tennessee judge rules gay couples have equal parental rights

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 19:16:56 GMT

A judge has ruled that same-sex couples in Tennessee have the same rights as heterosexual couples who have children born through artificial insemination. Four lesbian couples sued after the state passed a law that requires using the "natural and ordinary meaning" of words in state law.

Opinion: Untold story is rural America keeps rejecting Big Wind

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 16:58:25 GMT

Buena Vista wind farm turbines photographed in the Altamont area of Contra Costa County, Calif., on Friday, May 8, 2015. The question of how many birds are killed on the Altamont Pass by the wind turbines located there has once again reared its ugly head.

The Lebanon Democrat received the award for general excellence at the ...

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 12:47:03 GMT

For the second-straight year, The Lebanon Democrat was named one of the top newspapers in Tennessee on Thursday night by the Tennessee Press Association. Newspaper writers, editors, designers and publishers won top awards in the Tennessee Press Association's 2017 newspaper contest, cosponsored by the University of Tennessee.

Making Changes to Erase History: Righteous or Wrong-Headed?

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 08:22:58 GMT

Let's talk of court news: who loses and who wins, who's in and who's out. Sometimes this is hazardous.

Marangoni Hosts Rep. Diane Black to Promote Retread Industry

Sat, 22 Jul 2017 04:02:47 GMT

Rep. Diane Black learned how the retread industry's benefits the economy and the environment during a visit to Marangoni headquarters in Tennessee. Marangoni Tread North America Inc. hosted Rep. Diane Black at its headquarters in Madison, Tenn., during "Made in America" week.

Tennessee's Bob Shoop: Lawsuit won't be a distraction

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 23:27:17 GMT

In this March 31, 2016, file photo, Tennessee defensive coordinator Bob Shoop, center, coaches a player during spring football practice at Anderson Training Center in Knoxville, Tenn. Shoop has encountered plenty of adversity since coming over from Penn State last year.

Speaker of the House Harwell touts experience, accomplishments in run for governor

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 21:09:25 GMT

Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell talks to The Daily Times editors on Thursday about reasons she is running for governor. Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell talks Thursday to Daily Times City Editor Bob Norris about reasons she is running for governor.

The Latest: Procedures changing after inmates' deadly escape

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:24:11 GMT

The Latest on the findings of an investigation into the escape of two Georgia prison inmates last month : Georgia's top corrections official says prison workers will be doing many things differently after two inmates escaped last month from a transfer bus and killed their guards.

Tennessee Recruiting: Vols offer top 2019 quarterback

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 16:24:10 GMT

Garrett Shrader has been offered by Tennessee, per his twitter account. Shrader attended a Tennessee camp on Thursday, where he received the offer.

Tennessee judge offers to release inmates early if they will get sterilized

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 11:43:20 GMT

A judge in central Tennessee is hoping to help repeat offenders "make something of themselves" by offering them a highly original and probably unconstitutional deal: reduced jail time in exchange for sterilization operations. Under a standing order issued by General Sessions Judge Sam Benningfield, inmates in White County, Tenn., can receive 30 days credit toward their jail time if they volunteer for vasectomies or contraceptive implants, as NewsChannel 5 reported Thursday.

Tennessee Deputy Shot in Inmate Struggle Leaves Hospital

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:22:48 GMT

A Tennessee sheriff's office says a deputy has been released from the hospital after being shot multiple times last month during a struggle with an inmate who was killed. The Robertson County Sheriff's Office tells WKRN-TV that 36-year-old Deputy Josh Wiley is resting at home.

Tennessee deputy shot in inmate struggle leaves hospital

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 07:22:47 GMT

A Tennessee sheriff's office says a deputy has been released from the hospital after being shot multiple times last month during a struggle with an inmate who was killed. The Robertson County Sheriff's Office tells WKRN-TV that 36-year-old Deputy Josh Wiley is resting at home.