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Gov. Bill Haslam took his re-election easily, amassing 70 percent of the vote in both the state and in Rutherford County. His Democratic opponent, the largely unknown Charles V. “Charlie” Brown, got 23 percent of votes around the state and 21.34 percent in the county. Of the five candidates running as independents or under minor …

Quarterbacks: Kyle Orton, QB Buffalo Bills, 8.4 percent owned (ESPN): Since taking over as the starter in Week five, Kyle Orton has been a relatively consistent fantasy quarterback. The former Purdue Boilermaker has thrown for 1,128 yards and nine touchdowns, while only tossing three interceptions. Orton was red hot in Week eight, as he threw …

It’s official, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is an automatic “Start ‘Em” unless stated otherwise. Roethlisberger joins that group of fantasy quarterbacks consisting of Peyton Manning, Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady and Andrew Luck for the remainder of the 2014 season. San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers fell from grace after a poor performance against the …

Despite precincts in the city center voting down the abortion regulation measure, Amendment 1 passed in Rutherford County. [iframe src=”https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?q=select+col2%3E%3E1+from+1oDRkMcguM8AWSN-KJK4YuUTC_QSsl6_5mquRCWUw&viz=MAP&h=false&lat=35.85996391832701&lng=-86.4210205&t=1&z=10&l=col2%3E%3E1&y=2&tmplt=2&hml=KML” width=”50%” height=”580″]

Rutherford County Voters overwhelmingly chose to support legislation that will bring wine to area grocery stores. [iframe src=”https://www.google.com/fusiontables/embedviz?q=select+col2%3E%3E1+from+1RmVY-GmrjwytgNk9fduosgIRtDDAEnUoUeY2hlQo&viz=MAP&h=false&lat=35.85996391832701&lng=-86.4210205&t=1&z=10&l=col2%3E%3E1&y=2&tmplt=2&hml=KML” width=”50%” height=”580″]

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee voters approve giving lawmakers more power to regulate abortions. The change opens the way for the state Legislature to enact many new restrictions on abortion in Tennessee. The referendum was originally conceived in response to a 2000 Tennessee Supreme Court decision that held abortion was protected by the state constitution …