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Mayor declares Tennessee town no speed trap, audit suggests otherwise

By   /  December 19, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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The mayor of Mount Carmel wants you to know his town is no speed trap, although one passage in a recently released audit from the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office strongly suggests otherwise.

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Questions about death re-emerge after reports of contaminated crime scene

By   /  December 16, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — Cocke County authorities have reportedly forced out their official coroner, Terry Jarnigan, after he was accused of tampering with a dead body at a crime scene.
Cocke County is where former Oak Ridge School System employee Alex Heitman died, reportedly of a suicide in 2011.
Oak Ridge is about 80 miles west […]

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County making nice profit selling e-cigs to inmates

By   /  December 12, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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The Dickson County Sheriff’s Office has made a hefty profit selling vapor cigarettes to inmates in its jail, and they aren’t shy bragging about it.

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Red states still grasping at Obamacare Medicaid cash

By   /  December 11, 2014  /  Arkansas, Health Care, idaho, Indiana, National, News, North Carolina, Tennessee, Utah, Wyoming  /  No Comments

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Several Republican governors are still pursuing the Obamacare Medicaid expansion in order to bring billions in new federal spending to their states.

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Former mayor may have spent $75,000 in taxpayer money on himself

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog
NASHVILLE — The former mayor of Gadsden may have used as much as $75,000 in taxpayer money for his own benefit, according to an audit that Tennessee Comptroller Justin Wilson released Wednesday.
The audit itself did not mention the name of the former mayor, whose term ended in 2013. His term as […]

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Rural mayor: Feds should leave government-owned Internet decision to states

By   /  December 10, 2014  /  News, Tennessee  /  No Comments

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One mayor whose county stands to benefit from the federal government overruling a Tennessee law limiting the growth of government-owned Internet networks says the feds may be overreaching.

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