Tennessee State News

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Students can win their school some cash in Healthy Tennessee Challenge

Post an opioid action plan on You Tube to enter.

Tennessee bill update: gym tax, death penalty & open records

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF/AP) - We've told you about these bills moving through the legislature this session.  Here is an update on how they are...
Tennessee

Tenn Democratic chair apologizes for calling state racist

Mary Mancini says she used the wrong words during a recent tour of local county Democratic parties.
Memphis

Democrat who backed heartbeat bill loses Planned Parenthood endorsement

Group says they will try to find an opponent to run against Rep. Joe Towns instead.
Tennessee River

Barges moving again through Chickamauga Lock

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - Earlier this week, we told you how dozens of barges were backed up in Chattanooga because of all the rain and...

Seat Belt usage hits new peak in Tennessee

Tennessee has one of the best rates in the country.

Georgia State News

Georgia Senate OKs governor-backed ‘heartbeat’ abortion ban

Governor praises passage, now the House & Senate just have to work out differences between their versions.
Chattooga Co. High

Chattooga High students walk out to protest 5-day week

Students and parents harangue school board members at meeting Thursday night

Anti-abortion bill clears Georgia Senate committee

The Senate Science and Technology Committee approved the bill on a party-line vote of 3 to 2 on Monday.

Georgia legislature hits a critical deadline

Fetal heartbeat bill & Atlanta airport oversight face a ticking clock.

Boyfriend charged with killing girlfriend & her 3 year old

He is in critical condition after apparently shooting himself.
College Acceptance

Tweet by girl with 31 college acceptances goes viral

she applied to lots of schools to show others that someone with good grades can make it

Alabama State News

Body found in Fort Payne

FORT PAYNE, Alabama (WDEF) - Fort Payne police are trying to determine if a body found on Thursday is a homicide. Police got a call...

Senate approves bill to allow donations to border wall fund

If passed, you could donate your tax refund to Build The Wall Inc.
Alabama

Alabama Senate approves Common Core repeal

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Alabama Senate has voted to repeal the Common Core academic standards by 2021. Senators voted 23-7 for the bill Thursday....

Alabama editor promoting KKK revival says he’s selling paper

His editorial began with "Time for the Ku Klux Klan to night ride again."
Saraland, Alabama

Police find Marijuana in “Weed World” RV

Charged 5 people with possession of marijuana
Alabama Gas Tax

The Latest: Alabama lawmakers approve tax increase

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - The Latest on a proposed gas tax increase(all times local): 1:30 p.m. Alabama lawmakers have approved a 10-cent-a gallon increase in the...

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