Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Primary System Could be Replaced
The Republican and Democratic caucuses of the General Assembly would decide Tennessee's nominees to the U.S. Senate under a bill headed for a vote in the state Senate. The Senate State and Local Government Committee on Tuesday voted 7-1 to advance the measure without debate. The bill sponsored by Sen. Frank Niceley of Strawberry Plains would replace the primary system used for deciding nominees. Niceley said the bill would return the state closer to the system used before 1913, when state lawmakers directly appointed U.S. senators. The measure would take effect after next year's election, meaning Republican U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander's re-election bid wouldn't be affected next year. The companion bill has yet to be heard in a House subcommittee.

Friday, April 17, 2015

  • Kingsport Man Arrested for Seeking Fraudulent Donations
  • Richard Petty, Smithfield, Food City Team for Food Donation
  • Bristol Photographer's Work to Be Featured in Senator's Office
  • Mayor's Candidate Forum Set in Kingsport
  • TSSAA Implementing New Practice Rules for Football
  • Sheriff's Cars May Come Up for Vote at Monday's Sullivan County Commission Meeting
  • Special Inspection Conducted After Suspicious Death at Abingdon Nursing Home
  • Teachers, Parents to Rally for Less Testing, More Funding
  • Pound VA Man Gets Six Decades Behind Bars for Child Porn Charges
  • Wise County Residents Sentenced for Role in Synthetic Marijuana Ring
  • Elizabethton Mayor Hopes to Ward Off Water/Sewer Rate Increase
  • Tennessee Lawmakers OK $33.8B Spending Plan
  • Guns-in-Parks Proposal Headed to Governor
  • NET Trans Driver Killed in Head-On Crash in Greeneville
  • UPDATE: 22-9 Senate Vote Kills Bible Bill for 2015 in TN
  • TN Senate Leader Plans to Send Bible Bill to Committee, Effectively Killing It for 2015
  • Caught Not Wearing a Seat Belt in TN? It Will Cost You More in Fines
  • One Man Stabbed, Another Arrested in Kingsport
  • Hurley Denies Telling Fellow BVU Board Member BMS Race Tickets Sold by Employees on Ebay



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