Day 2 Of Searching For Massicotte

Day 2 of searching for Leo Paul Massicotte was held yesterday in Manchester. Massicotte was last seen July 3, 2011 when his girlfriend let him out of her car on Skinner Flat Road in Manchester. Over the last 2 days over 50 law enforcement officials have searched for the man and clues concerning his disappearance. …

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Changes In Marion and Franklin County Boundary

Legislation altering the boundary line between Marion and Franklin counties is on its way to Gov. Bill Haslam after the House took final action on the bill this week. The measure, previously approved by the Senate, passed 97-0. According to the Chattanooga Times Free-Press Rep. David Alexander, R-Winchester, said the change would bring 56 parcels …

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Sponsor Gets Over Overruled Over “In God We Trust” Proposal

The Senate has voted to overrule the sponsor of a bill that originally sought to require the phrase “In God We Trust” to be painted behind the speaker’s podiums in the state Capitol. Republican Sen. Stacey Campfield of Knoxville urged the chamber to reject House changes to the bill that would instead instruct the State …

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Changes In Meth Bill Proposal

A watered-down version of Gov. Haslam’s anti-meth legislation has been approved by the House. The measure was approved 80-17 Wednesday, and is different than the Senate version. The House bill would set an annual cap of 150 days’ worth of allergy and cold medicines that could be bought without a prescription. Haslam’s original proposal would …

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Commencement Ceremonies Set For Motlow

Keith Hamilton, corporate manager of the North America Manufacturing and Education Center for Bridgestone Americas Tire Operation in LaVergne, will address the more than Motlow 700 students who participate in commencement ceremonies on Saturday, May 10, according to Dr. MaryLou Apple, president of Motlow College. Hamilton from Tullahoma, has worked for Bridgestone since the ground …

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Newest Search For Man Missing Nearly 3 Years

Leo Paul Massicotte was last seen July 3, 2011 when his girlfriend let him out of her car on Skinner Flat Road in Manchester. Wednesday over 50 law enforcement officials searched for the man on A.E.D.C. property, but so far the man has not been found. The search involved Manchester Police, Manchester Fire Department, Coffee …

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Tennesseans May Get To Carry Guns Without Permit

The state Senate has passed a bill to allow Tennesseans to openly carry guns without a state-issued permit. The chamber voted 25-2 in favor of the bill sponsored by Republican Sen. Mae Beavers of Mt. Juliet. Beavers said the measure would keep the background checks and training requirements in order to carry concealed firearms, but …

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Tennessee Wilderness Act Moves to U.S. Senate Floor

Years in the making, an effort to help protect some of the state’s most pristine areas finally is moving forward in Congress. First introduced in 2010, the Tennessee Wilderness Act is headed for the Senate floor after passing through committee Tuesday. Among those applauding the approval is Will Skelton, an advisory committee member with the …

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