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TN's yearlong ban on annexation puts cities, towns in limbo

Thompson's Station had hoped to bring an additional 500 acres of land into its borders this year, but it is expected to delay the plan because of a looming statewide moratorium on annexation.

In rural East Tennessee's Scott County, the potential halt on annexation has put the tiny city of Huntsville in a bind. The city is in the middle of approving a plan to bring about 30 new residents into city limits, longtime Mayor George Potter said. Now that is in limbo, too.

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Niota gets 60-day insurance extension; services resumed for now

The city of Niota once again has police presence and fire protection, at least for now.

Last week, the city's insurance company dropped the city's liability policy following harassment complaints against commissioners. Without the policy, Niota had to park its fleet of city vehicles and keep police and firefighters at home for four days. It also closed city parks.

Morgan Co. authorities detonating WWII era bombs

Morgan County Sheriff Glen Freytag said the discovery of three World War II era bombs is a first in his 40 years in law enforcement.

"I received a knock on the door yesterday. It was the sheriff of Morgan County and an ATF agent. and told us we had to evacuate our home," said Mark Phillips, who lives next door to the bomb discovery near Fairview Road in Coalfield.

The incident started Sunday, when a neighboring house near the bombs caught fire. That is when deputies discovered what appeared to be some sort of explosive device that went off.

Funeral services set for THP trooper

Funeral arrangements have been set for a longtime THP trooper who died Monday after battling pneumonia.

The family of Sgt. Brian Boshears will receive friends on Thursday, April 25, from 4 p.m. until time of Celebration of Life service at 8 p.m. at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Oneida.

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TBI investigation requested into Cambell Co. animal shelter abuse allegations

A TBI investigation has been requested to look into animal abuse allegations at the Campbell County animal shelter, according to Campbell County Mayor William Baird.

Baird says no allegations could be substantiated from an internal
investigation conducted by the mayor's office, the sheriff's office and
the district attorney general's office, but they say they believe it
will be beneficial for an outside organization to investigate. 

One man charged in Scott County weekend shooting

Update 11:26 a.m.

TBI and the Scott County Sheriff's Department charged a Helenwood man Sunday in a shooting over the weekend.

Morgan County crash kills one person, injures two others

A single-vehicle crash killed one person and injured two others, including a child, on Thursday shortly before 10:30 p.m. in Wartburg on Leonard Williams Road.

The Dodge Caravan carrying three people lost control while in a curve, left the roadway and struck a tree. Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed the accident killed James R. West, 58, and injured Lisa Foltz, 44, and a 7-year-old boy. All three victims were from Wartburg.