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Tennessee police arrest 8 for soliciting prostitutes online

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 09:26:18 GMT

The Tennessee Bureau Investigation says it worked with the Morristown Police Department on the two-day operation called "Operation Someone Like Me." Undercover agents posted ads online and eight men responded with attempts to buy sex with prostitutes.




Gatlinburg, national park to reopen Friday as wildfire damage tallied

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 07:32:28 GMT

Gatlinburg, national park to reopen Friday as wildfire damage tallied Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the nation's most visited, to reopen Friday. Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2hrrnQy Sevier County and Tennessee Bureau of investigation officials announced Wednesday, Dec. 7, 2016, that two juveniles are in custody in connection with the fires that resulted in 14 deaths in the Gatlinburg area and damange to over 1,700 structures.




Five New AVAs Across the East

Fri, 09 Dec 2016 03:42:18 GMT

One of the consequences of having wineries in all 50 states is that there are now more regions petitioning the Alcohol and Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau to establish American Viticultural Areas . Since the Loess Hills District AVA in Iowa became official in April , three additional AVAs have been established east of the Rockies, and two more have received a "notice of proposed rulemaking," the final step before an AVA is approved.




Jurors view graphic images of Emanuel AME Church shooting scene

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:09:22 GMT

Jurors were shown graphic images of the Emanuel AME Church shooting scene during testimony in the federal trial of 22-year-old Dylann Roof on Thursday. Roof is charged with hate crimes in the death of nine people at the Charleston church.




Bill would block ticket hackers

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 23:09:21 GMT

Legislation that would ban the use of computer programs that allow ticket brokers to gobble up the best seats awaits the president's signature Bill would block ticket hackers Legislation that would ban the use of computer programs that allow ticket brokers to gobble up the best seats awaits the president's signature Check out this story on USATODAY.com: http://usat.ly/2h1LA2q Rep. Marsha Blackburn, R-Tenn., authored a bill block the use of computer programs by ticket brokers to buy up the best seats for concerts and other events. The legislation has been approved by Congress and awaits the signature of President Obama.




Tennessee Delegation Requests Medicare Enrollment Extension For Victims Of East Tennessee Wildfires

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 20:57:29 GMT

Members of the Tennessee delegation sent a bipartisan, bicameral letter on Wednesday, to Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Acting Administrator Andy Slavitt to request CMS extend the open enrollment period for Medicare beneficiaries in Sevier County, Tn., due to the recent wildfires.




Notice of Substitute Trustee's Sale

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 16:24:35 GMT

Default having been made upon the terms of the Deed of Trust set forth below and the indebtedness secured thereby, sale at public auction will be on December 30, 2016 at 10:00 A.M. , local time, at the north door of the Tipton County Courthouse in Covington, Tipton County, Tennessee pursuant to Deed of Trust executed by Ronald L. Kiphart and Donna L. Kiphart to Thomas D. Forrester, Trustee on August 28, 2002 and of record at Book 1019, Pages 342 - 350 in the Register's Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, as modified by agreements dated September 20, 2007, of record at Book 1365, Pages 400 - 401, dated May 17, 2010, of record at Book 1476, Pages 580 - 581, and dated September 21, 2012, of record at Book 1565, Pages 900 - 901, each in the Register's Office of Tipton County, Tennessee, and conducted by Bryan K. Smith or Carl I. Jacobson, Substitute Trustees pursuant to Substitution of ... (more)




New Tennessee Plan Would Give School Districts More Control

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 12:05:02 GMT

Tennessee is proposing a plan that would give local school districts more control over issues such as improving poor-performing schools. On Tuesday, state education officials released the first draft of Tennessee's version of the Every Student Succeeds Act, the federal education law President Barack Obama signed last year, The Tennessean reported .




Former Nashville Councilman Announces Bid For Chair Of The Tennessee Democratic Party

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 07:54:43 GMT

Jamie D. Isabel, Sr. former Nashville City Councilman and a former member of the Tennessee Democratic executive committee, announces his intent to run for chairman of the Tennessee Democratic party.




Burn ban lifted in 4 Tennessee counties to aid tornado cleanup

Thu, 08 Dec 2016 03:49:22 GMT

The Tennessee Department of Agriculture says the burn ban was lifted Wednesday in McMinn, Marion, Polk and Coffee counties. The ban remains in 47 other counties across East and Middle Tennessee and the state remains under a drought.




David Crockett Bust Unveiled At Tennessee State Capitol

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:36:59 GMT

House Majority Leaders Gerald McCormick and Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris unveil the David Crockett bust - photo by TN State Photography Services A bust of legendary Tennessean David Crockett was unveiled on Tuesday, December 6, 2016.




2 juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 23:36:58 GMT

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Two juveniles charged in Tennessee wildfires that killed 14

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:26:53 GMT

Destroyed homes near the downtown area of Gatlinburg, Tenn., are shown Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. A week ago on Monday, hurricane-force winds whipped up fires that killed 14 people and damaged or destroyed almost 1,700 buildings in the Great Smoky Mountains tourist region.




2 juveniles charged with arson in deadly Tennessee wildfire

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 21:26:52 GMT

Burned structures are seen from aboard a National Guard helicopter near Gatlinburg, Tenn., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016. Smoke surrounds a home as seen from aboard a National Guard helicopter near Gatlinburg, Tenn., Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016.




The Latest: Guests observe moment of silence at Pearl Harbor

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 19:15:19 GMT

In this Monday, Dec. 5, 2016 photo, Jim Downing, 103, poses in a Navy uniform in Honolulu, with a photo of himself taken when he was about 20 years old. Downing is among a few dozen survivors of the Japanese attack on Pearl Ha... .




Tennessee Highway Patrol Plans State-Wide Food Drive

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 16:59:33 GMT

The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security along with the Tennessee Highway Patrol and THP Recruit Class 1216 are asking the public to donate food and supplies to support those affected by the devastating wildfires that swept through the Smoky Mountains.




Professional Educators Of Tennessee Has Reservations About Nomination ...

Wed, 07 Dec 2016 12:33:05 GMT

Professional Educators of Tennessee on Tuesday sent a letter to Senator Lamar Alexander who serves as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee in the U.S. Senate, expressing reservations regarding the nomination of Ms.