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  • Tennessee: Park Carry Legislation Signed into Law

    04/25/2015 1:22:47 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 3 replies
    NRA-ILA ^ | April 24, 2015
    After a hard fought and long awaited result, your NRA-ILA is pleased to report that House Bill 995’s conference committee majority report was signed into law this morning. ~snip~ The report removed the ability for municipalities to opt-out of park carry, thus removing a patchwork of laws throughout the state of Tennessee that could turn law-abiding Tennesseans with handgun carry permits into unintentional criminals.
  • New round of gun bills filed in Legislature(TN)

    02/09/2015 12:09:02 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 7 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | Feb. 9, 2015 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — As the Legislature resumes its regular session, lawmakers are facing a raft of bills dealing with guns, ranging from the new-to-Tennessee idea of exempting firearm purchases from sales taxes to revival of efforts to let handgun permit holders carry their weapons in local parks.
  • Sean Penn: I Don't Miss My Gun Collection

    01/14/2015 5:53:31 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 100 replies
    E! Online ^ | 1/14/2015 | Marc Malkin
    It was at his annual pre-Golden Globes gala for J/P HRO that he revealed that girlfriend Charlize Theron convinced him to have his collection of nearly 65 firearms turned into a sculpture by artist Jeff Koons and then auctioned off for the Haiti relief organization.
  • Two children, one adult killed and 23 hurt in crash between two school buses (Tenn)

    12/02/2014 4:10:16 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 18 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | Dec 2, 2014 | News Sentinel staff
    KNOXVILLE — Two Sunnyview Primary School students and a Sunnyview teacher's aide died Tuesday afternoon when two school buses serving Sunnyview and Chilhowee Intermediate School crashed with "a big bang" in East Knoxville, authorities said. ~snip~ Police gave no names or ages of the students but said most ranged from kindergarten to second grade. Relatives of at least one victim learned of the death at the scene from the police chief and burst into screams and tears.
  • Open-carry fight moves to Kroger

    08/18/2014 11:57:39 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 22 replies
    Fortune via MSN Money ^ | 8-18-2014 | Ben Geier
    Kroger (KR +0.18%) is the latest retailing chain to be dragged into the battle over gun rights.The anti-open carry advocacy group Moms Demand Action has issued a statement calling on the grocery company to ban openly-carried firearms in its stores.
  • Sarah Palin calls for tea partyers to 'take back' the nation

    06/27/2014 8:54:11 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 41 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | June 26, 2014 | Robert L. Wilson
    SEVIERVILLE — Four stalwarts of the nation’s conservative movement exhorted an appreciative Sevier County tea party crowd of several hundred Thursday night to stay true to their principles. The event had the feel of a pep rally at times, as the speakers cheered the U.S. as the greatest nation on earth. Then each laid out a litany of things wrong with the country, from failure to adhere to Christian governance to multiple scandals to the breakdown of the traditional family to excessive political correctness.
  • Need operating system suggestions for old laptop (Vanity)

    06/25/2014 10:02:22 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 58 replies
    Yours truly | 6/25/2014 | Me
    I'm trying to determine if it's worth messing with to find a different (and free) operating system for my very old Dell Latitude laptop. It currently has Windows XP SP3, which of course Microsoft no longer supports.
  • Prayer warriors needed [Update at post 38]

    06/17/2014 11:17:10 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 42 replies
    My heart | 6-17-2014 | Me
    My wife and I have a dear friend who is in urgent need of your prayers. Ann has had a variety of health issues for some time, but they have now worsened. She has been moved from a regular room into intensive care because of increasing problems with her liver. I've seen the power of prayer here many times, and ask you to join us in praying for God's healing touch for Ann.
  • Florida triple-murder suspect in custody after West Knox motel standoff

    05/27/2014 12:38:06 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 10 replies
    Knoxnews ^ | May 27, 2014 | staff
    KNOXVILLE — A Florida man sought in a triple killing was in custody Tuesday afternoon and being treated for a self-inflicted gunshot wound after holing up in a West Knoxville motel room, Knox County authorities said. David Eugene Smith, 27, who likes to refer to himself as “Prince David,” called E-911 about 9:25 a.m. Tuesday and declared that he was wanted in connection with the killings of two women and a man near Lakeland, Fla., according to the Polk County, Fla., County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Rep. Fleischmann wages assault on military weapons ban

    05/17/2014 9:36:19 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 4 replies
    Knoxnews ^ | May 16, 2014 | Michael Collins
    ~snip~ For months, Fleischmann has been waging a mostly behind-the-scenes assault against an order President Barack Obama put in place last fall barring private groups or individuals from bringing most military surplus firearms back into the United States after they have been sold or donated to foreign allies.~snip~ Fleischmann has inserted language into a federal budget bill that, if approved, would in effect halt the order by preventing the administration from spending any federal money to enforce it.
  • Glen Campbell's wife: He probably won't perform again

    05/13/2014 7:24:20 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 19 replies
    WENN ^ | May 12, 2014
    Country music icon Glen Campbell will probably never perform again, according to his wife. Kim Woolen claims the Wichita Lineman hitmaker's Alzheimer's disease symptoms have robbed Campbell of his ability to recall lyrics and play the guitar.
  • Obituary: Windows XP passes away, leaving behind millions of mourning supporters

    04/08/2014 11:51:45 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 110 replies
    PCWorld ^ | 4-8-2014
    Windows XP, Microsoft Corp.’s beloved seventh major operating system and arguably the company’s most successful, was left to perish on Tuesday at its creators’ hands. It was 12 years, seven months old. ~snip~ Windows XP’s funeral, a private ceremony held deep within Microsoft, was quiet. In lieu of flowers, Microsoft urged customers to donate to Windows 8, one of Windows XP’s grandchildren.
  • 19-year-old Navy RB McKamey dies after being in coma

    03/26/2014 6:10:35 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 25 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | 3/26/2014
    Navy football player Will McKamey, who has been hospitalized since collapsing at practice three days ago, has died while in a coma. He was 19. The academy says the freshman running back from Knoxville, Tenn., died at the University of Maryland Shock Trauma Center in Baltimore on Tuesday with his family by his side.
  • Panty raid: Man busted stealing 81 items from Victoria's Secret in Kingsport (TN)

    03/14/2014 9:12:08 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 20 replies
    Times News ^ | March 14, 2014 | Rain Smith
    A Knoxville man allegedly chose the wrong store — Victoria's Secret in the Kingsport Town Center — and the wrong time — as an off-duty cop was shopping with his girlfriend — to steal 59 pairs of panties and 22 yoga pants. The Scott County officer gave chase after witnessing the suspect dash out with a bag full of the items, valued at $1,329, and apprehended him in the parking lot outside the mall.
  • Pistol pulled from Bonnie Parker's bloody skirt set for auction

    01/03/2014 11:30:56 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 60 replies
    Msn news ^ | 12-28-13 | Tim Ghianni of Reuters
    The winning bidder will also receive historic photos and documentation of Bonnie Parker and Clyde Barrow's last stand, when the partners in life and crime were ambushed by law enforcement officers in Louisiana.
  • Forrest High students voting on new name

    12/17/2013 12:17:38 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 19 replies
    news4jax.com ^ | 12-17-2013 | Chris Parenteau
    Students at Nathan Bedford Forrest High School are voting on a new name for the school Tuesday and Wednesday after the Duval County School Board voted Monday night the name should be changed. The options for a new name are Westside High School and Firestone High School.
  • Bristol, Tenn., council repeals guns-in-parks ban

    12/05/2013 8:59:24 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 4 replies
    Bristol Herald Courier ^ | December 3, 2013 | Kevin Castle
    Gun owners who have a concealed-carry permit can now take their weapon into select city parks following a 4-1 vote by City Council on Tuesday night that repealed a 2009 policy that banned them. The resolution vote was preceded by 14 citizens voicing their opinions on the issue, most disagreeing with the lifting of the ban and those in the minority thanking the governing body for allowing Second Amendment rights to be preserved in Bristol.
  • Emily Gets Her Gun book review

    11/12/2013 7:13:49 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 9 replies
    examiner.com ^ | Nov. 12, 2013 | liston matthews
    The word Hero is often used casually in modern American Society. Occasionally, however, someone comes along who truly fulfills the meaning of the word.~snip~ Joan of Arc, I am sure, never planned to be the heroine* of the 100 years war. And Emily Miller, on New Year’s Day, 2010, scared and angry, surely never gave thought to the notion that she would be soon hailed as a heroine of the gun rights and self defense community.
  • Bayne opens up about MS diagnosis

    11/12/2013 1:08:21 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 7 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | Nov. 12, 2013 | Tom Jensen
    It’s full speed ahead for 2011 Daytona 500 winner Trevor Bayne, despite his announcement Tuesday that he has multiple sclerosis. Fortunately for the 22-year-old driver, he has shown no symptoms of the disease and plans to race the entire 2014 NASCAR Nationwide Series schedule in an AdvoCare-sponsored Roush Fenway Racing Ford Mustang, and 12-18 races in the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series with Wood Brothers Racing.
  • NC church bus involved in crash in Tenn., 6 fatalities reported

    10/02/2013 1:21:26 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 4 replies
    FOX 8 ^ | 10-2-2013 | staff
    A wreck on Wednesday involving a tractor-trailer, a church bus from Statesville and a passenger vehicle resulted in multiple fatalities and injuries, the Tennessee Highway Patrol confirmed.
  • Report: Big Green Moving to Tennessee? (Remington)

    08/31/2013 5:57:28 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 24 replies
    Cheaper Than Dirt ^ | August 30, 2013 | Woody
    Remington Arms has looked at sites around Nashville for a potential corporate relocation or expansion that would likely include hundreds of manufacturing jobs, according to an article in The Tennessean newspaper. ~snip~ Remington is among a growing number of gun manufacturers nationwide that are considering relocation from anti-gun-ownership states...
  • Tennessee handgun permit applications surge

    07/20/2013 6:03:29 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 4 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | July 18, 2013 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — Applications for Tennessee handgun carry permits increased by more than 100 percent during the first six months of this year, a period that saw the Legislature enact new laws protecting permit holders from criminal prosecution and prohibiting public release of their names. The state Department of Safety and Homeland Security, which issues the permits, reported Thursday that it accepted 86,334 handgun carry permit applications at driver services centers from Jan. 1 through June 30, compared with 40,503 applications accepted during the first six months of 2012 — an increase of 113 percent.
  • Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker: House urged to pass immigration bill

    07/11/2013 7:49:19 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 23 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | July 11, 2013 | alexander and corker
    No Republican should vote for legislation that perpetuates amnesty for more than 11 million people illegally in our country, leaves our southern border open for even more illegal immigration and stifles economic growth. That is why we were two of the 68 senators who voted for the immigration bill that takes the most dramatic steps in history to secure our border, end perpetual amnesty and encourage job creation.
  • Police report: Motorist drives through Y-12 entrance, across plant site (TN)

    06/08/2013 12:19:10 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 9 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | June 7, 2013 | Bob Fowler
    OAK RIDGE — A woman with suspected mental issues was able to drive into the main entrance and all the way through the high-security Y-12 National Security Complex unhindered Thursday morning, according to an Oak Ridge Police Department report obtained by the News Sentinel. The security breach occurred less than a year after three protesters cut through a series of security fences and walked to the innermost sanctum of Y-12, the country’s largest repository of weapons-grade uranium.
  • Ex-Dollar General store manager recalls gunfight with robber; 911 audio tapes released (Tn)

    05/03/2013 1:39:48 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 24 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | May 3, 2013 | Matt Lakin
    The gun glinted in the dark as the man turned toward Anthony Smith and fired. “I saw the gun,” Smith said. “I heard the shot. I didn’t hit the ground. I fired.” The gunman missed, but Smith hit his mark. Knoxville Police Department officers found the body of Justin Pierre Jackson, 30, in a nearby alley less than half an hour later.
  • Which would you rather be a thing of the past, Free Republic or the FReepathon?

    04/28/2013 2:02:31 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 108 replies
    my heart | 04/28/13 | me
    FRiends, we are now in the 28th day of the 2nd quarter FReepathon. With slightly over $26000 in donations, the daily average is approximately $933.It doesn't take a genius to tell that at this rate, on the 90th day of the FReepathon, we would still be short of the quarterly goal. That, my FRiends, is a damn shame!The number of steadfast dependable contributors is far too small when compared to the number of people who regularly avail themselves of the fountain of information that is Free Republic.Times are hard. I get it, really. Income's not rising, but groceries, gas, medicine...
  • Tennessee teen Katelyn Norman dies after heroic fight against bone cancer

    03/29/2013 4:48:27 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 14 replies
    NY Daily News ^ | March 29, 2013 | Michael Walsh
    In her tragically short 14 years of life, the young girl spread more hope than most people do even until old age. She had been fighting bone cancer for two years when her doctors told her that her diagnosis was terminal. Despite this heartbreaking news, Katelyn's winning smile rarely left her face as she compiled a "bucket list," determined to appreciate every day as much as she could.
  • Colorado lawmakers pass universal gun purchase background checks

    03/15/2013 5:02:14 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 43 replies
    Reuters ^ | 3/15/2013 | Keith Coffman, Dan Whitcomb
    Colorado lawmakers passed a bill on Friday to mandate universal background checks for all gun buyers in a state that has experienced two of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history, a spokesman for majority Colorado House Democrats said....The legislation now awaits the signature of Governor John Hickenlooper for final approval.
  • NRA to sponsor TMS Sprint Cup event

    03/04/2013 6:28:03 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 6 replies
    Fox Sports ^ | March 4, 2013 | Anthony Andro
    FORT WORTH, Texas – Texas Motor Speedway announced Monday that the National Rifle Association would serve as title sponsor for the April 13 Sprint Cup race at TMS...."NRA members and NASCAR fans love their country and everything that's good and right about America," LaPierre said in the message. "We salute our flag, volunteer at our churches and communities, cherish our families. And we love racing."
  • Documents reveal more about KPD switch in weapons (Knoxville Tn)

    03/03/2013 5:04:49 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 27 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | March 3, 2013 | Don Jacobs
    When Knoxville Police Chief David Rausch announced in late January that the department would no longer use the .40-caliber Glock pistol that officers have carried since 2002, he didn’t mention any problems with the gun. Rausch said the replacement gun, a .45-caliber Sig Sauer, had more stopping power than the .40-calibers. Testing among officers also revealed they were more accurate using the Sig Sauer, he said.
  • $92 bucks and the FReepathon will be over.

    02/27/2013 7:04:49 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 12 replies
    My grey matter | 02-27-13 | Me
    As of 10:00 PM Eastern time, we need $92 to meet the Q1 2013 FReepathon goal of $85,000.PLEASE, let's put this baby to bed. Click on the red "Donate" bar on the home page, or go directly to the latest FReepathon thread, and let's Git-R-Done!
  • Walmart sets limits on ammunition sales after demand surges

    01/30/2013 2:24:58 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | 01/30/2013 | Jessica Wohl
    "In order to take care of as many customers as possible, starting Thursday, January 24, all ammunition sales were limited to three boxes per customer, per day as supply is limited at this time," spokeswoman Ashley Hardie told Reuters on Wednesday.
  • Pair disarms police officer during Cocke County bank robbery (TN)

    12/26/2012 6:45:16 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 16 replies
    Knoxville News-Sentinel ^ | December 26, 2012 | Hayes HIckman
    Two suspects, one armed with an "assault-type rifle," robbed a Cocke County bank and disarmed a responding police officer at gunpoint before making their escape this afternoon, authorities said. The robbery was reported about 3 p.m. at the Tennessee State Bank, 107 Epley Road, in Newport, according to Marshall Stone, supervisory agent with the FBI's Knoxville division. A nearby Newport Police Department officer was the first to respond to the holdup alarm, entering the bank while both suspects, dressed in black, still were inside, said Newport Police Chief Maurice Shults.
  • SPEAK UP: BOB COSTAS' ANTI-GUN COMMENTS

    12/03/2012 1:33:41 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 61 replies
    Tom Gresham's Gun Talk Newsletter ^ | Dec. 3, 2012 | Tom Gresham
    To see Clueless Costas blithely skip into the middle of this tragedy with such shallow and demonstrably false assumptions belies his reputation as a heretofore respected reporter. The mountain of evidence to contradict his anti-gun assertions looms large and would have been easy to find.
  • Ex-boxer 'Macho' Camacho dies after shooting

    11/24/2012 6:25:14 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 11 replies
    AP ^ | 11/24/2012 | Coto and Skretta
    SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Hector "Macho" Camacho, a Puerto Rican boxer known for skill and flamboyance in the ring as well as for a messy personal life and run-ins with the police, was declared dead on Saturday, four days after being shot in the face. He was 50.
  • Attack in Great Smoky Mountains National Park 'rare,' official says

    06/09/2012 9:28:25 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 24 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | June 9, 2012 | Jennifer Brake, Lance Coleman
    GATLINBURG — Authorities are on the hunt for a stranger who slashed and sexually assaulted a 44-year-old woman in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Friday. Veteran personnel at the Great Smoky Mountains National Park said they don't recall an incident of this magnitude occurring in the Park — especially with the tourist season in full swing. "Things like this don't happen everyday. It is definitely a rare incident," Melissa Cobern with the Public Affairs Office of the National Park Service said. Authorities confirmed late Friday that a woman stabbed on the Gatlinburg Trail in the National Park on Friday...
  • 'Mama Bird,' famed female pilot Evelyn Johnson, dies at 102

    05/12/2012 11:06:57 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 3 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | May 12, 2012 | Lance Coleman
    Johnson, known as "Mama Bird," was inducted into the National Aviation Hall of Fame in Dayton, Ohio in 2007. She is said to have logged more flight hours, trained more pilots and given more Federal Aviation Administration exams than any other pilot on the planet. When inducted into the Hall of Fame, Johnson had been flying for 55 years and had spent the equivalent of seven years in flight.
  • Pat Summitt steps down

    04/18/2012 11:14:10 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 9 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | April 18, 2012 | Dan Fleser
    After a storied 38-year career, Pat Summitt is stepping down as head coach of the Tennessee women’s basketball team to become a coach emeritus with the program. Lady Vols associate head coach Holly Warlick will be named the new head coach. Summitt said that she met with Tennessee athletic director Dave Hart and Warlick on Wednesday morning to finalize the transition. She said that the decision was hers and she’s comfortable with it.
  • Sinise giving back to Virginia hero at M'ville

    03/27/2012 6:34:15 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 10 replies
    nascar.com ^ | March 27, 2012 | Joe Menzer
    These smart homes that we're building are specifically designed to fit the needs of these wounded warriors. ... So we're going to build J.B. one of these homes, and obviously we have to have the money to do that. My part of the partnership here is raising awareness and funds, and I do that partially through a concert in the town or city that the wounded warrior is from and wants to live in. So we'll be coming to Martinsville the night before the race and doing a concert at the high school, which was one of the biggest places...
  • No-jail deal for Ind. man in NYC gun-check case

    03/20/2012 1:25:58 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 7 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | March 20, 2012 | Jennifer Peltz
    NEW YORK (AP) — An Indiana jewelry dealer arrested after trying to check his gun at the Empire State Building took a plea deal Tuesday that will spare him jail time in a case that got attention from gun-rights advocates, veterans and a former governor. Ryan Jerome, who said he had tried to act responsibly but misinterpreted New York's stringent gun laws, pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor weapon-possession charge. The former Marine from South Bend, Ind., will have to complete 10 hours of community service and pay a $1,000 fine. "I'm happy with the outcome," said Jerome, 28, who had...
  • Prayer request for friend fighting cancer

    03/15/2012 10:21:36 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 25 replies
    me | 03-15-12 | deoetdoctrinae
    A friend and former co-worker of mine is fighting for his life against another onset of cancer. He had surgery two weeks ago to have his colon removed. The surgery seemed to go well, but things went badly a few days ago. Elevated blood pressure, erratic heart, 104 temperature, and he went into a coma. More surgery to find out what's wrong is needed, but can't happen until he is stable. Slight improvement in the last two days. Leonard needs your prayer power.
  • Man shoots himself at East Knoxville gun show(TN)

    01/29/2012 7:14:51 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 32 replies
    WATE-TV ^ | 01-29-12 | staff
    KNOXVILLE (WATE) - A man was taken to the hospital Sunday afternoon after shooting himself in the hand at a gun show. Gun dealer Bill Adams, 64, of Kodak, was taking a concealed gun out to show a customer, when the gun discharged and shot him in the hand. Knoxville Police said the man removed the magazine from the .45 semiautomatic Kimber handgun, but a shell remained in the chamber.
  • Ben Franklin, veteran of numerous World War II battles, dies at age 87

    01/20/2012 5:20:19 AM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 11 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | January 20, 2012 | Fred Brown
    Ben Franklin, a World War II veteran who saw combat in North Africa, Normandy and at the Battle of the Bulge and went on to be honored by both France and the U.S. president for his service, died Thursday on his 87th birthday.
  • Merry CHRISTmas to all FReepers

    12/24/2011 2:04:48 PM PST · by deoetdoctrinae · 54 replies · 1+ views
    my good wishes for all of you | me
    As we come to the end of another year, please take a moment and reflect on what is truly important in our lives, and what we have to be ever so thankful for.Thanks for all the great people on Free Republic.Thanks for the people trying to restore America to its' greatness, with the blessings of God.Thanks to our Saviour, who gives meaning to our lives, and an eternal home after this one has long disappeared.
  • The sacrifice of those who serve (vanity)

    10/26/2011 6:05:26 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 4 replies
    me | 10-26-2011 | me
    Those who serve in our Armed Forces deal with challenges and difficulties on a daily basis. Sometimes the challenge is not in dealing with what lies ahead, but what they left behind. We first became aware of Zoe, an adorable 4 year old Pekingese, while scrolling through the pages of an area animal rescue site. Our two dogs came to us from the same organization, and we check from time to time to see information on animals they are helping. Zoe's human mom and dad were having to give her up. Mom had served in the Army Military Police, and...
  • Non-opus from a ten year NOOB. (VANITY)

    10/17/2011 4:00:35 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 26 replies
    October 17, 2011 | me
    No incoherent rants or long-winded speeches from yours truly. Just a great big THANK YOU to all who do their part to make Free Republic the best conservative gathering place around.
  • House firearms panel postponed after Rep. Todd arrest on DUI, gun charges(TN)

    10/13/2011 10:46:10 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 29 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | October 13, 2011 | Erik Schelzig
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — House Majority Leader Gerald McCormick said Thursday that he will postpone and possibly disband a special firearms task force following the arrest of its chairman, Rep. Curry Todd, on drunken driving and gun charges....Todd, R-Collierville and the chairman of the House State and Local Government Committee, was a chief architect of a controversial new state law that allows people with handgun carry permits to be armed in bars and restaurants that serve alcohol.
  • Visiting police officer's gun, badges stolen in West Knox County(TN)

    10/06/2011 5:36:26 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 7 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | October 6, 2011 | staff
    KNOXVILLE — A visiting law-enforcement officer from Maine reported that his gun and badge were stolen from his vehicle at a West Knox County apartment complex this week, according to authorities. The officer, with Maine's Cumberland County Sheriff's Office, was attending a training session at the National Forensics Academy in Oak Ridge, according to the Knox County Sheriff's Office.
  • McGhee Tyson sheltering military, commercial aircraft as Irene bears down on East Coast.(TN)

    08/26/2011 12:10:18 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 2 replies
    Knoxville News-Sentinel ^ | August 26, 2011 | staff
    The aircraft began arriving Thursday afternoon, and more will be flown to shelter today, according to Capt. Joseph Keith, executive officer for the 134th Air Refueling Wing of the Tennessee Air National Guard.
  • Mints sales boom after embargo

    08/06/2011 4:06:50 AM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 13 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | August 6, 2011 | Megan Boehnke
    In Knoxville, hundreds of calls and email have flooded into the University of Tennessee bookstore. In Brooklyn, N.Y., the company behind the satirical mints has sold out until the end of the month. And on eBay, the tiny tin cans of mints are going for $30 and higher.