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Tenn. Baptists voice support for abortion amendment

Tenn. Baptists voice support for abortion amendment

The state's largest group of Protestants is expressing its support for an abortion amendment set to go before Tennessee voters next year.

Amendment One adds language to the state's constitution saying in part, "Nothing in this Constitution secures or protects a right to abortion or requires the funding of an abortion." It could pave the way for lawmakers to pass abortion restrictions currently prevented by the state constitution's privacy protections.

HomeGrown: Sen. Lamar Alexander

"I'm not a Senator from Tennessee, I'm a Senator of Tennessee."

Senator Lamar Alexander is not only a familiar name in Tennessee politics, but across the country. 

"I feel lucky to be doing what I'm doing."

The Maryville native has certainly come a long way.

"I was a little mischievous."

Alexander got his first library card at age three. A year later, he started taking piano lessons at Maryville College. He practiced every morning before school after his paper deliveries.

Knoxville attorney behind $5 million political donation

Knoxville attorney behind $5 million political donation

A Knoxville attorney behind the biggest corporate contribution to the 2012 election is answering some questions, while maintaining he doesn't have to explain anything at all.

Governor Haslam votes early in Knoxville

Governor Haslam votes early in Knoxville

Knox County's early voting total now tops 57,000, and Friday, Governor Bill Haslam added him name to the list.

He cast his ballot at the City County Building.

The governor says he thinks the Presidential race will be close until the end, and feels the candidates are tied right now.

He said it was good to be back in Knoxville, and that it's a privilege to vote early.

Mayor Rogero Joins Leaders Council for Smart Growth America

Mayor Rogero Joins Leaders Council for Smart Growth America

From the City of Knoxville: 

Disability Mentoring Day at the City

Disability Mentoring Day at the City

From the City of Knoxville

Register to Vote!

Register to Vote!

You can register to vote now thru Monday, October 8.

If you are not registered by Oct. 8 you will not be able to vote for the Presidential and State General Election scheduled for November 6.

Early Voting starts Octoctober 17 and ends November 1.

Here's a couple handy links: