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As Republican candidates descended on the Lakeway Area Saturday, U.S. Rep. Diane Black, R-Gallatin, stopped by Morristown to introduce herself to potential voters at a community block party.

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Democratic candidate Mary Alice Carfi, just 300 votes short of an upset win last December, is continuing her push to bring a new philosophy to the state Legislature from Senate District 17.

Hendersonville attorney Andy Allman has been disbarred from practicing law and ordered to pay $320,050 in restitution and court costs, according to an Order of Enforcement issued by the Tennessee Supreme Court on June 19.

A variety of new laws will take effect in Tennessee on July 1. Some are useful, some confusing, and some wanting for further action by the state legislature.

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Former two-term governor and United States Senate candidate Phil Bredesen was in Lebanon Saturday for the Tennessee Democratic Party’s Three Star Dinner and Celebration, held at the Wilson County Expo Center.

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The Coffee County Commission has approved a resolution asking the state legislature to approve a private act that would establish a hotel/motel tax in rural Coffee County, exclusive of Manchester and Tullahoma.

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ROGERSVILLE – Hawkins County Administrator of Elections Donna Sharp announced Tuesday, June 19, that the voting machines to be used for the Aug. 2 Federal and State Republican and Democratic Primary Elections and the Aug. 2 County General Election in Hawkins County will be available for inspection by the public as follows:

In a decisive 7-2 ruling in favor of the First Amendment’s guarantee to freedom of speech, the United States Supreme Court has struck down as unconstitutionally vague a Minnesota law that bans political speech on any “badge, button, shirt, or hat” worn at election polling stations.

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A convicted sex offender and drug-runner who traveled between Hamblen County and South Texas without notifying law enforcement authorities in either place was sentenced to 21 months in federal prison on Monday, according to court documents.

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The mural that’s caused so much controversy over the past couple of weeks is now completed – a freshly painted American flag with a magnolia drawn into it and the word “Manchester” running along the star-spangled side can be seen on the side of Wheeler’s Construction and Restoration, Inc., 121 S. Spring St. The painting may be dry, but the fuss around it is still waiting to settle.

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A shooting ordinance for Louisville was passed on first reading by the Board of Mayor and Aldermen last week. And while many attendees praised the board for taking pre-emptive safety measures, some said it was an unnecessary ordinance.

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Legislation passed by the Tennessee General Assembly this spring will allow cities to regulate short-term rental units if they choose, but will protect those hosts who already have been renting their properties through online platforms such as Airbnb.