Thursday, April 11, 2013

Chamber Blocks Access to Gun Permit Holder's Records
Before last year's elections, the executive director of the Senate Republican Caucus obtained a copy of the entire database of handgun carry permit holders in the state. On Wednesday, the GOP-controlled chamber voted to block public access to those records. The Senate voted 27-2 to pass the bill. Those voting in favor of the measure included Senate Speaker Ron Ramsey of Blountville, who had previously expressed support for keeping the records open to the public. Ramsey wanted to find a way to bar media organizations from publishing the handgun carry records online, but a state attorney general's opinion found constitutional problems with that approach. The House would have to agree to minor changes before the bill could head for the governor's consideration.

Monday, July 28, 2014

  • Johnson City Police Arrest Third Time Suspended Driver
  • Storm Clean up, Damage Assessment Continues
  • Man Asleep in Sullivan County Sheriff's parking lot Arrested on Outstanding Warrants and more
  • Man Accused in Attack Has a Hearing Today
  • Federal Court to Hear Mother's Plea in Child Sex Case
  • Woman Expected in Court after Deadly Crash with Motorcycle
  • Bristol, VA Leaders Call Special Meeting
  • National Weather Service Assessing Storm Damage
  • Parts of Johnson City Without Power After Storm
  • Election Officials Say Vote Early
  • McDonnells Set for Trial Today
  • Piney Flats Home Damaged by Driver Under the Influence



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