Thursday, February 28, 2013

Switchblade Bill
The Senate Judiciary has voted to send a bill to lift Tennessee's ban on switchblades to a full floor vote. The measure sponsored by Republican Sen. Mike Bell of Riceville was advanced on a 7-1 vote on Tuesday. It would also end restrictions on carrying blades longer than 4 inches. Bell said his research shows that the ban on switchblades is not based on criminal activity with spring-loaded knives. The bill would set statewide rules for knives, meaning that local governments would no longer be able to set their own restrictions. The companion bill has yet to be scheduled for a House subcommittee vote.

Monday, September 29, 2014

  • Zoning Dispute Prompts $1.8 million Lawsuit Against Sullivan County
  • Arraignement set for Elderly Man Accused of Possession of Child Porn
  • ETSU Meets with Wellmont Concerning Merger; Eastman Weighs In
  • Citizens Petition Court to Stop Nitrogen Pipeline to Nolichuckey River
  • Bulls Gap Teacher Accused of Public Intoxication at School
  • Case Closed; Sullivan Highway Workers Accept Settlement
  • Kingsport woman charged with starving 2-month-old puppy
  • Jonesborough man sentenced on firearm trafficking charges
  • Elizabethton cousins sentenced in Federal Court on firearm charges
  • Shooting in Pound
  • Bristol TN planning to ban eCigarettes in city buildings
  • Kingsport couple charged in armed robbery
  • Norton Community Hospital Expecting $11 Million Renovations
  • ETSU Holds Native American Festival, History Exhibit
  • Wise County Mother Arrested in WV After Abducting Children
  • Bristol, TN Wreck Sends Two People to the Hospital
  • Man Arrested for Shooting at His Mother's Home



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