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Magistrate judge being nominated to US District Court seat

Oct. 12, 2018 5:18 AM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — President Donald Trump is nominating a federal magistrate judge from Tennessee to serve as a U.S. District Court judge for the Eastern District of Tennessee. The White House announced Trump plans to nominate U.S. Magistrate Judge Clifton L. Corker to the post. Corker was appointed...

Official: Man working on farm killed by own truck

Oct. 12, 2018 1:00 AM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee sheriff's deputy says a man working to spread gravel at a farm near Greeneville was run over by his own truck and killed. Green County Sheriff's Deputy Billy Walters tells The Greeneville Sun 73-year-old Arnold Harmon was run over by his truck Wednesday afternoon when...

Casada jumps into contested Tennessee House speaker race

Sep. 13, 2018 12:05 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee Republican House Majority Leader Glen Casada has made his run for House speaker official, setting up at least a three-way race to succeed Speaker Beth Harwell. The Franklin lawmaker announced his bid in a letter to House members this week. Rep. David Hawk of Greeneville...

Meatpacking plant owner pleads guilty after immigration raid

Sep. 12, 2018 6:41 PM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The owner of a Tennessee meatpacking plant where a federal immigration raid took more than 100 people into custody faces prison time after pleading guilty to employing unauthorized immigrants. The U.S. attorney's office in Greeneville says 61-year-old James Brantley pleaded guilty...

3 Tennessee counties eligible to seek disaster loans

Aug. 20, 2018 12:48 AM EDT

GREENEVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Businesses in three Tennessee counties are eligible to seek relief from flooding in May as a result of Tropical Storm Alberto. The U.S. Small Business Administration said in a news release that Cocke, Greene and Unicoi counties are eligible because they're contiguous to one or...