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Sen Corker says most collegues regret threatening government shutdown over health care law
AP Wednesday August 7, 2013

U.S. Senator Bob Corker says an effort by fellow Republicans to threaten a government shutdown over President Barack Obama's health care law is losing steam and that most of his Senate colleagues who signed on to the measure now regret they did. Corker says that the idea is "self-defeating" because a government shutdown would not halt spending for most of the health care program, while it would at the same time have negative consequences like halting military pay. Corker says of the dozen colleagues, who signed on to the proposal, there are "probably only about three or four that really wish they were still on it."

 


Governor introduces new health and wellness initiative
AP Wednesday August 7, 2013

Governor Bill Haslam has announced a new statewide health and wellness initiative. Haslam says the "Healthier Tennessee" program will encourage residents to more physically active and eat nutritious foods like fruits and vegetables.

 


Former Tennessee Regulatory Authority Director Sara Kyle says she's weighing a run for the Democratic nomination for governor
AP Wednesday August 7, 2013

Former Tennessee Regulatory Authority Director Sara Kyle says she's weighing a run for the Democratic nomination for governor in 2014. Kyle resigned her position with the TRA in March after a 19-year stint as director. She is the wife of Senate Minority Leader Jim Kyle of Memphis. With just one year away from the primaries on August 7th, of next year, Tennessee Democrats still lack a challenger to Republican Governor Bill Haslam.

 


Powerball jackpot is 4th largest
AP Wednesday August 7, 2013

Lottery fever is hitting much of the country again. After rolling over Saturday night, Wednesday's Powerball jackpot is now up to $425 million. Tonight's jackpot is the 4th largest, and is expected to spur millions of ticket sales. A lump sum payout would pay one winner about $244 million dollars. Powerball is played in 43 states, including Tennessee. Chances of matching all six Powerball numbers are 1 in 175 million.

 


Items stolen from Boat & RV Campground
CCSD Tuesday August 6, 2013

Boat and RV in Westel is reporting the theft of several items from their campground. According to reports, generators, a band saw and a 2 wheel car dolly are among the missing items. Video footage is being reviewed. Total loss is estimated at $5700

 

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