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JASPER, Tenn. — Marion County leaders are pushing for changes to state laws that restrict companies like Chattanooga utility EPB from expanding high-speed Internet, TV and phone services outside their electric service areas.

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CHEROKEE, N.C. — The field had been mowed for hay, giving it the appearance of a freshly cut lawn. Across this wide-open expanse of green, a small elk herd slowly made its way toward the Oconaluftee Visitor Center.

As a nurse in the intensive care unit, Meghan Buffat always thought she empathized with her patients’ families.

Janice Bowling, a 67-year-old grandmother and Republican state senator from rural Tennessee, thought it only made sense that the city of Tullahoma be able to offer its local high-speed Internet service to areas beyond the city limits.

  • Sept. 2nd, 2014  |
  • By Allan Holmes

As a child, Peter Kulakov's family would hold baptisms in the dark and hide Bibles under a double floor in the outhouse.

NASHVILLE — For U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, the elder statesman of Tennessee politics, a primary challenge by a little-known tea party opponent was supposed to be little more than a glorified victory lap around the state.

When Bledsoe County's Justin Angel took the oath of office Friday evening to assume his seat as a 12th Judicial District Circuit Court judge he marked some milestones, at least as far as recent history is concerned.

WASHINGTON — The giant African snail damages buildings, destroys crops and can cause meningitis in humans. But some people still want to collect, and even eat, the slimy invaders.

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Training a red-tailed hawk to fly on command takes a little bit of quail meat, a few dead rats and a whole lot of patience.

IDER, Ala. — Riders on horseback found a body Sunday afternoon in a wooded area near Ider, Ala., according to a news release from the DeKalb County Sheriff's Office.

WASHINGTON — As states liberalize their marijuana laws, public officials and safety advocates worry that more drivers high on pot will lead to a big increase in traffic deaths. Researchers, though, are divided on the question.

KNOXVILLE - The son of a Knox County prosecutor has been missing since Saturday night, and friends of the family were spending their Labor Day holiday searching for him in the Concord Park area.

One of the five people injured in a Sunday crash on Highway 27 in Soddy-Daisy has died, police confirmed today.

A helicopter is not something one would likely expect to see on the road in front of them.

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