The amount represents about $13 million more than the current school
budget, which McIntyre wants to spend on higher teacher pay and new
Teachers with a background in policing would be allowed to carry a
gun in Tennessee schools under a bill making its way through the state
The U.S. Senate is expected to have its first vote on new gun laws
Thursday. The president has called for expanded background checks, bans
on assault weapons, and bans on high capacity magazines.
Tuesday night, the Monroe County Commission voted five to four to fund the airport for the remainder of the fiscal year.
Authorities say an assault suspect led them on a high speed chase through north Knoxville Tuesday afternoon.
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