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Tennessee State News

Senate Republicans urge Tennesseans to get vaccine

NASHVILLE, Tennessee (WDEF) - Republican members of the Tennessee Senate have released a letter to their constituents urging them to get the Covid vaccine. The...

Tennessee spent $11K on influencers for airfare promo

Tennessee paid thousands of dollars for social media influencers to promote an offer of flight vouchers largely to out-of-state residents.

Talk Show host now pitches vaccine from hospital

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A conservative talk radio host from Tennessee who had been a vaccine skeptic until he was hospitalized from COVID-19 now...

Tax-Free Sales of Gun Safes and Gun Safety Equipment Begins This Month

CHATTANOOGA (WDEF) - July 30th through August 1st is the annual tax-free weekend on school supplies in Tennessee. But for the first time ever, there...

Tennessee museum to open Confederate bust to public

The Tennessee State Museum will soon allow the public to view the bust of Nathan Bedford Forrest after it was removed from the Capitol on Friday.

Georgia State News

Massage business shooter pleads guilty

CANTON, Ga. (AP) - A man accused of killing eight people, most of them women of Asian descent, at massage businesses in Georgia has...

Hospital seeks to identify patient unable to say his name

RIVERDALE, Ga. (AP) - A Georgia hospital is turning to the public for help in identifying a patient who has been unable to say...

As Herschel Walker eyes Senate run, a turbulent past emerges

ATLANTA (AP) - Herschel Walker appears to have a coveted political profile for a potential Senate candidate in Georgia. He was a football hero...

Georgia Insurance Commissioner finally convicted of fraud

ATLANTA (AP) - A jury has convicted Georgia’s suspended insurance commissioner of all 37 charges against him at his trial. Jurors returned guilty verdicts Thursday...

Georgia House speaker proposes 1K bonus for police, deputies

ATLANTA (AP) - Georgia’s House speaker says he will seek $75 million in the state budget to give each police officer and sheriff’s deputy...

Alabama State News

Alabama officer getting paid after murder conviction resigns

HUNTSVILLE, Ala. (AP) - An Alabama police officer who remained on his city’s payroll for two months after being convicted of murder has resigned...

Alabama Governor Ivey Says ‘It’s Time To Start Blaming the Unvaccinated’ for Rise in COVID-19 Cases

Alabama Governor Kay Ivey says it's time to start blaming the unvaccinated for the recent rise in new COVID-19 cases in Alabama.

Service set for 8 killed in wreck of Alabama girls home van

A remembrance is set for eight young people killed when a van returning to an Alabama girls home after a week at the beach wrecked last month.

1st elected Alabama Black Republican: GOP ‘open to everyone’

PELHAM, Ala. (AP) - The first Black Republican elected to the Alabama Legislature since Reconstruction says the “GOP is open to everyone.” Retired Army Sgt....

Judge dismisses Roy Moore suit over Sacha Baron Cohen stunt

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) - A federal judge has dismissed Roy Moore’s $95 million lawsuit against comedian Sacha Baron Cohen. Judge John Cronan dismissed the...