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Powers-sponsored legislation aims to create mining jobs in TN

(Rep. Powers release) An initiative sponsored by State Representative Dennis Powers (R-Jacksboro) designed to create jobs in the mining industry is moving through the Tennessee General Assembly’s committee process. This week, members of the House Finance, Ways, & Means Committee voted to advance House Bill 571, also known as the Primacy and Reclamation Act …

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WYSH makes official request for ‘breach’ report

WYSH has made an official request through Chief Anderson County Sheriff’s Deputy Mark Lucas to release the findings from the lengthy investigation into the purported breach of the server at the Anderson County Courthouse in August of 2016. The Sheriff’s Department has been leading the investigation since the announcement by …

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Another drug raid in Campbell County

In recent weeks, authorities in Campbell County have carried out a series of raids that have resulted in the seizure of drugs and cash, and in some cases, arrests. That string of drug enforcement activity continued on Wednesday, as the Campbell County Sheriff’s Office SWAT Team served a search warrant …

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Morgan County authorities investigate ‘bomb’ incident

Authorities in Morgan County are investigating an incident involving what described as a “bomb” in the Lancing community that sent two people to an area hospital. Few details have been made available, but authorities overnight said that a man and a woman were injured and taken to an area hospital …

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Follow-up: More on attempted murder suspect

Wednesday, we told you that a Clinton man was arrested early Tuesday morning and charged with attempted first-degree murder and domestic assault after allegedly firing a handgun three times at his girlfriend. The incident occurred at a home on Blockhouse Valley Road and sent 56-year-old Sidney Jarvis to jail, where …

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TBI introduces launches public crime information tool

(TBI) The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has launched a new, online tool to better help the public track crime in their communities. The CrimeInsight TOPS (Theme-Oriented Public Site) platform allows users to quickly navigate through key data submitted by the state’s law enforcement agencies through the Tennessee Incident Based Reporting …

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TBI seeks ‘armed and dangerous’ man

(TBI)  The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation is seeking the public’s assistance in locating an individual wanted on numerous felony charges related to filing false liens and forgery. Mark Anthony McConnell (DOB 7/25/56), of Knoxville, is wanted by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the Federal Bureau of Investigation on charges …

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Billboard campaign to stress healthy eating

(State press release)  The next time you’re out travelling the highways and byways of Tennessee, you might just see more than some beautiful scenery. You may get a friendly reminder to make healthy food choices and eat a healthier diet. The Tennessee Nutrition and Consumer Education Program (TNCEP) is launching …

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