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Lawmaker Calls for Repeal of Lawsuit Bill
Friday December 15, 2017

A state lawmaker is afraid that a law passed by the state legislature last year meant to shield some people from frivolous lawsuits could actually stop sexual harassment victims from speaking out.
Rep. Mike Stewart says the legislature needs to repeal the law, which was aimed at reducing frivolous lawsuits aimed at public officials. The bill forces people who sue public officials to pay their legal fees if they lose in court.
Stewart worries the bill would discourage victims from suing lawmakers, fearing they may lose and be liable for thousands in legal fees.

 


Mackler Drops Out of Senate Race
WKRN Friday December 15, 2017

James Mackler announced he is dropping out of the Senate race.
Mackler made the announcement on his Twitter account Wednesday night, saying his decision to suspend the campaign is about uniting his party against Republican candidate Marsha Blackburn.
With Mackler's withdrawal, former Gov. Phil Bredesen is the only Democrat in the race.
On the Republican side, Congressman Marsha Blackburn, former representative Stephen Fincher and businessman Larry Crim have all announced their campaigns.

 


WCHS Purple Night Friday
Jay Walker Friday December 15, 2017

Warren County High School students and basketball fans will be raising money and awareness of Alzheimers Friday night when the Pioneers and Lady Pioneers host DeKalb County at Charlie Dalton Gymnasium.
The first ever "Purple Night" will raise funds for the Pat Summitt Foundation. Former Lady Vol Tiffany Woosley, who played for Pat Summitt, will be in attendance. She will spend some time with the Lady Pioneers prior to the game.
T-shirt sales have already raised over $500 to donate to the foundation. The T-shirts will be available in the lobby. Fans are being encouraged to wear purple Friday night to show support for the Pat Summitt Foundation and Alzheimers awareness.
The girls' game tips off at 6pm and the games will be broadcast live on 1230 WAKI.

 


WCHS Basketball
Jay Walker Thursday December 14, 2017

The Warren County Pioneers and Lady Pioneers will travel to Tullahoma Thursday night for their second doubleheader again the Tullahoma Wildcats and Lady Cats.
The Lady Pioneers are 6-4 on the season. They defeated Tullahoma in the earlier meeting 56-52. The Pioneer men are 8-1 with their only loss to Tullahoma two weeks ago 69-66.
Tip off Thursday night is at 6pm at Tullahoma High School.
The Warren County teams return home Friday night against DeKalb County.

 


Viola Christmas In the Park
Jay Walker Thursday December 14, 2017

The Town of Viola will have its Christmas in the Park celebration this Saturday from 10am-12 noon.
The event will begin at with the arrival of Santa Claus who will visit with children and take pictures. There will also be plenty of hot chocolate, cookies and candy.
A chili cook-off will also be among the activities. Visitors to the event will be able to judge the cook-off.
The event is free to the public.

 

 

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