Thursday, April 11, 2013

Welfare and Grades
Tennessee State Senator Stacy Campfield withdrew his bill that would tie welfare benefits to grades children receiving benefits get in school. The bill would have reduced benefits by thirty percent if a child did not meet requirements. Katy Chambers with Clergy for Justice says it puts unfair pressure on the kids. Chambers says the bill is immoral and unjust, since it only targets those poorest students in the state. Campfield withdrew the bill after being met with protesters outside the Capitol. He also called an 8-year-old girl a political prop when she gave him a petition and tried to tell him what she thought about the issue. (CC)

Friday, October 02, 2015

  • Kingsport Police Issue Alert After Man Reported Missing
  • Johnson City Couple Who Forced Daughters Into Child Porn Due in Federal Court
  • Police Identify Abingdon Condo Fire Victim
  • Despite Rejections, Conservative Think Tank Still Getting Their Hands on Islam-Related State Standards Info
  • First Local Allotment of Tickets for Battle At Bristol Game Gone in Mere Hours
  • Ramsey Says "Fellow Christians" Should Arm Themselves for Protection in Wake of Oregon Mass Shooting
  • Festivals Hoping for Break in Rain, Go On As Planned
  • Flood Watch Advisory Continues, State Police Report Slew of Crashes
  • DA: Johnson City Sex Offender Must Now Serve 29 Years in Prison
  • Authorities say Teacher in Kingsport Assaulted Boy
  • Convicted Felon Arrested with Pistol after Traffic Stop
  • Officials Urge Early Preparation for Potential Weekend Flooding
  • Johnson City Commissioners Pass Parking Ticket Ordinance
  • Teen Cited in Elizabethton Crash Involving School Bus with 22 Students Aboard
  • Five Vehicle Pile Up in Johnson City Left Three People Seriously Injured
  • Man Handed Two Life Terms Plus 10 Years for Murdering Girlfriend
  • Tennessee Supreme Court Hears Appeal of Johnson City Double Murder
  • Hurricane Impact: Flash Flood Watch Issued
  • Smyth County Couple Busted on Meth Making Charges
  • Boone Dam Reservoir Going Even Lower In Anticipation of Hurricane Joaquin
  • Haslam Retains Title of Richest Elected Official in U.S.
  • Mount Carmel Arrested for Reporting False Aggravated Burglary
  • Hawkins County Woman Arrested for Threatening a Woman with a Gun
  • Rape Charges Against Greene County Man Bound Over to Grand Jury
  • Lock-Toberfest: Scott County Law Enforcement Rounding-Up Record Number of Drug Indictment Suspects

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