Student found with “torture list” inside Lincoln County

Student found with “torture list” inside Lincoln County

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School administrators at Blanche School in Taft are trying to calm some parent concerns after a student was caught at school with a list of names of adults the student wanted to “torture.”

Principal Rickey Stafford confirmed with WHNT News 19 Tuesday the student had been suspended from school for two weeks, but was currently back at school serving in-school suspension. Stafford says a team of…

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Governor Haslam Sees ‘Huge Progress’ In Afghanistan

Governor Haslam Sees ‘Huge Progress’ In Afghanistan


( News Channel 5- Nashville)

Governor Bill Haslam has released a YouTube video from Afghanistan in which he praises the “huge progress” in that country since his last visit three years ago.

Haslam is one of four U.S. governors who travelled to Afghanistan on Saturday to receive counterterrorism briefings and greet troops stationed there.

In the video posted Monday on YouTube, Haslam says the…

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State Supreme Court Declines To Hear TSSAA Case

State Supreme Court Declines To Hear TSSAA Case

TN Court of Appeals

(News Channel 5 – Nashville)

Tennessee’s Supreme Court will not hear an appeal of a court ruling that the Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association is subject to the state’s public records laws.

The state’s highest court issued an order last week against the body that regulates Tennessee high school sports.

Earlier this year, a state appeals court upheld a lower court’s finding that even…

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Slatery to be sworn in as Tennessee’s 27th AG

Slatery to be sworn in as Tennessee’s 27th AG

(News Channel 2 – Nashville)

Herbert Slatery  is scheduled to be sworn in Wednesday as Tennessee’s 27th attorney general, and the first Republican to hold the office since Reconstruction.

Tennessee is the only state where the Supreme Court appoints the attorney general. The five justices on Sept. 15 named Slatery to an eight-year term. He previously served as Republican Gov. Bill Haslam’s…

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First Ebola Case Diagnosed in U.S. Confirmed by CDC

First Ebola Case Diagnosed in U.S. Confirmed by CDC

The first Ebola case has been diagnosed in the United States, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced today.

Although American Ebola patients have been treated in the United States prior to this diagnosis, they all contracted Ebola in West Africa. Ebola has killed 2,917 people and infected 3,346 others since the outbreak began in March.

The CDC will hold a press conference at…

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