TENNESSEE LAWMAKERS RUSH TO PROTECT MINISTERS FROM SAME-SEX MARRIAGE RULING

Two Tennessee Republican state legislators announced Friday that they are drafting a bill to shield Tennessee clergy from having to perform same-sex marriages and churches from having to host same-sex wedding ceremonies. State Reps. Bryan Terry, R-Murfreesboro, and Andy Holt, R-Dresden, said they will co-sponsor a “Tennessee Pastor Protection Act” for presentation to the 2016…

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CROSSVILLE RAISES PROPERTY TAXES, UTILITY RATES

Crossville has passed a 2$23 million budget for the 2015-2016 fiscal year. The budget includes a $600,000 deficit which will likely be washed out with the city’s rainy day fund. Also during the meeting council members approved a 10 cent property tax increase which brings the rate to 63 cents per $100 of assessed value….

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WHITE COUNTY SHERIFF WON’T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER

White County Sheriff Oddie Shoupe has announced he’s suing the county over a lack of funding. The announcement came during Thursday night’s budget committee meeting after the committee failed to approve a requested 10 cent property tax increase to allow for a 3% raise for Shoupe’s employees. It came as no shock to many inside…

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MASSIVE MULTI-CAR CRASH ON I-75 NEAR CHATTANOOGA KILLS SIX PEOPLE

A multi-vehicle wreck Thursday evening leaves 6 people dead.  Chattanooga police say a total of 9 vehicles and 15 people were involved. Police say everything north of exit 11 may be shut down into the early morning hours. The wreck is at Ooltewah just north of Chattanooga on I-75  At this time traffic is being…

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