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Tenn. Baptists voice support for abortion amendment

Tenn. Baptists voice support for abortion amendment

The state's largest group of Protestants is expressing its support for an abortion amendment set to go before Tennessee voters next year.

Amendment One adds language to the state's constitution saying in part, "Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion." It could pave the way for lawmakers to pass abortion restrictions currently prevented by the state constitution's privacy protections.

HomeGrown: Sen. Lamar Alexander

"I'm not a Senator from Tennessee, I'm a Senator of Tennessee."

Senator Lamar Alexander is not only a familiar name in Tennessee politics, but across the country. 

"I feel lucky to be doing what I'm doing."

The Maryville native has certainly come a long way.

"I was a little mischievous."

Alexander got his first library card at age three. A year later, he started taking piano lessons at Maryville College. He practiced every morning before school after his paper deliveries.

Audit shows UCDD exec "living the dream" on tax dollars

Audit shows UCDD exec "living the dream" on tax dollars

The state comptroller's office has revealed an incredible amount of corruption and wasteful spending by the former head of a group that is supposed to help develop local economies.

'Stand in the Gap' schedules marches across TN, KY

'Stand in the Gap' schedules marches across TN, KY

A widespread movement to stand up against drugs and political corruption in East Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky will return to the region in three weeks.

More than 8,000 people from Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee marched to Cumberland Gap in Claiborne County, last year, as a part of the Stand in the Gap coalition.

Register to Vote!

Register to Vote!

You can register to vote now thru Monday, October 8.

If you are not registered by Oct. 8 you will not be able to vote for the Presidential and State General Election scheduled for November 6.

Early Voting starts Octoctober 17 and ends November 1.

Here's a couple handy links:

"No paddling" form rule change to take effect in Cumberland Co.

"No paddling" form rule change to take effect in Cumberland Co.

Parents in Cumberland County will have to work a little harder if they do not want their child to face corporal punishment at school.

Last night the school board approved changes to the district's policy.

Right now, all students take the paddling forms home to be signed at the beginning of the school year.

Now, the rule change means parents will actually have to request a "no paddling" form.

That policy takes effect next school year.