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Tenn. Baptists voice support for abortion amendment

Tenn. Baptists voice support for abortion amendment

The state's largest group of Protestants is expressing its support for an abortion amendment set to go before Tennessee voters next year.

Amendment One adds language to the state's constitution saying in part, "Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion." It could pave the way for lawmakers to pass abortion restrictions currently prevented by the state constitution's privacy protections.

Two Scott County towns differ on similar liquor proposals

Two Scott County towns differ on similar liquor proposals

Two Scott County towns had very different opinions on whether liquor should be legal in their communities following Tuesday's general election.

Huntsville residents voted down both liquor by the drink and package sales in their town. While Winfield residents, 15 miles to the north, approved both liquor by the drink and package sales in their town.

More Information: Other East Tennessee Liquor Vote Results 

Etowah, Madisonville, Pigeon Forge, Winfield, Hawkins Co. voters say yes to liquor

Etowah, Madisonville, Pigeon Forge, Winfield, Hawkins Co. voters say yes to liquor

Results from Hawkins County: Voters in Mt. Carmel, Church Hill, and Rogersville approve liquor by the drink.  Rogersville also approves package stores.

Results from Sevier County: Pigeon Forge approves liquor by the drink 

Results from McMinn County: Etowah voters approve liquor by the drink and package stores.

Results from Oliver Springs:  Voters vote down package store proposal.

Results from Monroe County: Madisonville voters approve liquor by the drink.

HomeGrown: Sen. Lamar Alexander

"I'm not a Senator from Tennessee, I'm a Senator of Tennessee."

Senator Lamar Alexander is not only a familiar name in Tennessee politics, but across the country. 

"I feel lucky to be doing what I'm doing."

The Maryville native has certainly come a long way.

"I was a little mischievous."

Alexander got his first library card at age three. A year later, he started taking piano lessons at Maryville College. He practiced every morning before school after his paper deliveries.

6 East TN communities prepare for liquor votes

6 East TN communities prepare for liquor votes

Pigeon Forge will vote on whether to allow liquor by the drink next month, which will be the third time it has been voted on in the past three years.

The referendum will take place Nov. 6. Currently, Pigeon Forge facilities can sell beer and wine, but not liquor.

Phil Campbell, general manager of Mainstay Suites and president of Pigeon Forge Hospitality Association says that members of his group are split on the matter.

"Time will tell, because it's up to the voters," Campbell said. "And that's the way it should be."

'Stand in the Gap' schedules marches across TN, KY

'Stand in the Gap' schedules marches across TN, KY

A widespread movement to stand up against drugs and political corruption in East Tennessee and southeastern Kentucky will return to the region in three weeks.

More than 8,000 people from Virginia, Kentucky, and Tennessee marched to Cumberland Gap in Claiborne County, last year, as a part of the Stand in the Gap coalition.

Register to Vote!

Register to Vote!

You can register to vote now thru Monday, October 8.

If you are not registered by Oct. 8 you will not be able to vote for the Presidential and State General Election scheduled for November 6.

Early Voting starts Octoctober 17 and ends November 1.

Here's a couple handy links: