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)

Thursday, August 21, 2014

  • Intoxicated Man Arrested at Elementary School
  • Same Sex Marriage On Hold in VA
  • Former Bristol Executive Charged With Embezzlement
  • Huge Crowd Turns Out for Opening of The Pinnacle in Bristol
  • Elizabethton Schools Placed on "Soft" Lockdown
  • Re-election of Unicoi County Mayor to Stand
  • Applications Open for Tennessee Free College Tuition Program
  • Class Action Denied in Gas Royalties Lawsuit
  • Johnson City Police Arrest Fugitive
  • Increase in ACT Scores for Sullivan County Schools



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