Tennessee agencies have $121M in military surplus

Posted: 08/24/2014 - Since 1993, Tennessee law enforcement agencies have received more than 41,000 military surplus items worth at least $121 million, much of that going to the state's smaller cities and counties.

Tennessee inmates sue over electric chair

Posted: 08/22/2014 - The Tennessean reports that the lawsuit filed Friday says using the electric chair runs afoul of constitutional protections against cruel and unusual punishment.

Great Smoky Mountains National Park celebrates 98th birthday

Posted: 08/22/2014 - Great Smoky Mountains National Park will celebrate the 98th birthday of the National Park Service on Monday, August 25. Park visitors are encouraged to participate in one of the many ranger-led programs at park visitor centers or enjoy exploring the park along a scenic roadway, trail, or river.

Horses face new tests at Walking Horse Celebration

Posted: 08/20/2014 - Hundreds have descended on Middle Tennessee as part of the Tennessee Walking Horse National Celebration in Shelbyville, but as the competition gets underway, controversy continues over how the horses are examined for signs of abuse before and after the show

Sheriff says ex-Marine inquired about body disposal

Updated: 08/20/2014 - Authorities say a former Marine charged with murder after the body of his alleged lover was found in an abandoned California mine shaft had been looking into how to dispose of a human body

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