Friday, June 22, 2012

Roe at Religious Freedom Rally
Several area churches gathered in Johnson City Thursday night to rally against the HHS mandate included in President Obama's national healthcare law. Under the mandate, religious businesses and churches are forced to provide contraceptives and abortion-inducing drugs to their employees as a part of their health care plans. But employers say providing such drugs goes against their religious beliefs regarding the sanctity of human life. US Congressman Phil Roe spoke at the event and says he understands why so many across the Tri-Cities are upset by the mandate. "Never in the history of 220 years of this republic have we required, the federal government, required you to purchase something...a good or a service... never has happened..I think it's bad, a very bad precedent for the courts to say 'you have to buy something'...I think that is what this about," Roe said. The rally took place at the Arch of Friendship in Metro-Kiwanis Park. (hra)

Monday, August 03, 2015

  • Payment Plan Denied to South Carolina Millionaire Convicted in BVU Kickback Case
  • Carter County Lawmakers to Hold Budget Public Hearing
  • War Veteran Members of TN General Assembly Wanted Armed Forces Recruiters Armed With Guns
  • Checkout? Bristol Mall Going On The Auction Block
  • Georgia Man Indicted for Bristol Assault, Abduction
  • Former Bristol Library Executive Anita Foster Machado Indicted for Embezzlement
  • Alpha Officially Files for Chapter 11 Bankruptcy Reorganization
  • Alpha Reported to be on the Verge of Bankruptcy Filing
  • Neighbor Rescues Victim of Russell County House Fire
  • John Sevier Resident Arrested With Weapon for Threat to Shoot Neighbor
  • Police: Officer Foils Pharmacy Robbery
  • Johnson City Man Arrested for Rifle Threat
  • SWAT Team Used in Arrest in Piney Flats
  • Sullivan County Man Arrested After Threat to Blow Up Boone Dam



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