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Zella Margariet Perry Moore

Mercer Brothers Funeral Home <mercerbrothers@mercerbros.com> 1:38 PM (1 minute ago) to Obituaries Funeral Services for Zella Margariet Perry Moore, age 93, will be Friday, May 10, 2019 at 2:00 PM at St. John No. 1 Missionary Baptist Church on Adair Road.  Burial will…

After many losses, local Democratic party is still positive

JACKSON, Tenn. -- It was a tough race for the Democratic party as many of their candidates didn't get enough votes to win. In the gubernatorial race, Karl Dean lost against Republican candidate Bill Lee. In the U.S. Senate election,…

Voters head to polls in West TN

JACKSON, Tenn. -- Tennessee voters headed to the polls Thursday for the state primary and county general elections. "I think it's important to have your voice heard," Becky Nipp, a Jackson voter,…

3 cited for vandalizing Confederate monument in Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - University of Tennessee police say they have cited three people for vandalizing a Confederate monument. Police said they caught the trio on Wednesday throwing black paint on the monument in Knoxville. It is the third time…

3 charged with violating election law

JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. -- An investigation by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has resulted in three Bluff City residents being charged with violating an election law, according to a release from the TBI. In June, the TBI began an investigation…

Rep. David Kustoff visits with West Tennesseans

TRENTON, Tenn. -- Representative David Kustoff, sworn in just weeks ago to his new position in Congress, made stops Tuesday throughout the district. "I think people can take away from this election, from the top down, they can feel good about…

Tenn. AG says gay marriage lawyers billing too much

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - A group of lawyers seeking $2.3 million for their work overturning Tennessee's ban on same-sex marriage are overbilling taxpayers, according to Tennessee Attorney General Herbert Slatery. Slatery says they only deserve $1.1 million. The Tennessean reports…

Democratic chairwoman

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Kentucky Democrats have chosen state Rep. Sannie Overly as party chairwoman after a two and a half month search. The Kentucky Democratic Party Executive Committee unanimously elected Overly its new chairwoman Saturday. Overly is a state…

Civil rights leader, politician Georgia Davis Powers dies

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) - A prominent civil rights leader in Kentucky who became the state's first woman and African-American elected to the state's Senate has died. Georgia Davis Powers was 92. Raoul Cunningham, Kentucky NAACP president and longtime friend, says…

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