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Corker Statement on Nomination of Doug Overbey to be U.S. Attorney

Corker Statement on Nomination of Doug Overbey to be U.S. Attorney

U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement regarding President Donald J. Trump’s nomination of J. Douglas Overbey to serve as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Tennessee. “Doug Overbey is an outstanding choice to serve Tennesseans as U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District,” said Corker. “Doug has had a distinguished law […]

Representative Andrew Farmer Appointed To National Law, Criminal Justice, & Public Safety Committee

Representative Andrew Farmer Appointed To National Law, Criminal Justice, & Public Safety Committee

State Representative Andrew Farmer (R–Sevierville)  has been appointed to the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) Law, Criminal Justice, and Public Safety Committee by the Speaker of the Tennessee House of Representatives, Beth Harwell. The NCSL Law, Criminal Justice, and Public Safety Committee addresses underlying principles for a balanced state-federal system and takes policy positions to preserve state sovereignty […]

TDH Partners with Coaches to Reduce Violence

TDH Partners with Coaches to Reduce Violence

Athletic coaches play an influential role in the lives of young athletes and are often in a position to positively influence how their athletes think and behave both on and off the field or court. The Tennessee Department of Health is now partnering with coaches to implement the “Coaching Boys into Men” program as part […]

General Assembly Passes Property Tax Relief Bill For East Tennessee Fire Victims

General Assembly Passes Property Tax Relief Bill For East Tennessee Fire Victims

This week in Nashville, House members passed legislation to provide additional support to East Tennessee families that had property damaged by wildfires that swept through Sevier County and surrounding areas last November. The bill calls for prorating the 2016 tax assessment for a homeowner’s real property or a business owner’s personal property, if it sustained […]

Representative Roe’s Thoughts About The American Health Care Act

Representative Roe’s Thoughts About The American Health Care Act

The American Health Care Act: Patient-Centered, 21st Century Health Care Every day I hear stories from folks across East Tennessee who are being forced to choose between paying their monthly insurance premium or buying other essentials for their families. With health care premiums skyrocketing and competition among providers eliminated, the Affordable Care Act (ACA), also […]

Key House Republicans Pass Legislation Providing Property Tax Relief To East Tennessee Fire Victims

Key House Republicans Pass Legislation Providing Property Tax Relief To East Tennessee Fire Victims

(NASHVILLE) — Monday evening, House members unanimously passed legislation co-sponsored by Representative Dale Carr (R-Sevierville) and Representative Andrew Farmer (R-Sevierville) that provides additional support to East Tennessee families whose properties were damaged by last November’s wildfires. House Bill 52 calls for prorating the 2016 tax assessment for a homeowner’s real property or business owner’s personal […]

Bald Eagles Shot in Meigs and Rhea Counties

Bald Eagles Shot in Meigs and Rhea Counties

CROSSVILLE, — Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency (TWRA) along with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service are investigating the shooting of two bald eagles in the Tennessee River Valley. The first injured eagle was reported on January 30 around 2:00 p.m. in Meigs County. TWRA Wildlife Sergeant Chris Combs responded to the call and found the […]

Representative Andrew Farmer Officially Sworn In; Appointed Chairman Of House Civil Justice Committee

Representative Andrew Farmer Officially Sworn In; Appointed Chairman Of House Civil Justice Committee

(NASHVILLE) — The House of Representatives officially gaveled into session this week in Nashville, marking the beginning of the 110th General Assembly. As part of the opening day ceremonies, State Representative Andrew Farmer (R–Sevierville) took the oath of office and was officially sworn into the Tennessee House of Representatives.  In addition, Representative Farmer was appointed as Chairman of […]

Inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump to be Held January 20, 2017

Inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump to be Held January 20, 2017

The inauguration of President-Elect Donald Trump as the 45th President of the United States will take place on Friday January 20th, 2017. Trump and his vice president, Mike Pence, will take their respective oaths on the west front of the United States Capital Building in Washington. People who live in Washington or the surrounding area […]

World Record Pending For Non-Typical Deer Harvested In Sumner County

World Record Pending For Non-Typical Deer Harvested In Sumner County

NASHVILLE — A buck harvested in Sumner County during the recent muzzleloader season, has completed a step toward becoming a world record for a non-typical deer rack. Boone and Crockett officials spent several hours on Monday (Jan. 9) scoring the 47-point buck tabbed the “Tennessee Tucker Buck” as the Nashville headquarters of the Tennessee Wildlife […]

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