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New tough-on-crime laws set to take effect July 1

(NASHVILLE) — On Friday several new laws will take effect to protect victims of crime and crack down on violent criminals. The changes to Tennessee’s criminal justice system include establishing truth and transparency in criminal sentencing. In addition, other new laws will strengthen penalties for violent offenses to maintain public …

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New Roane State police chief is familiar face on campus

By Bob FowlerRoane State staff writer If Danny Wright hadn’t been cutting a class and playing cards in Roane State’s student lounge, his life would have been very different. “Roane State is the reason I’m in law enforcement,” said Wright, the community college’s new director of public safety and police …

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Water, Sewer Rate Increases Pass on First Reading

As reported in last week’s Norris Bulletin, City Council voted on first reading at their June 13th meeting to approve a City budget that includes water and sewer rate increases. Under the proposed budget, sewer rates will go up by 25%, while water rates will go up by 10%. This …

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Important Upcoming Norris Town Meetings

Friday, June 24, 5:00 p.m. – City Manager Hiring Plan – City Council is meeting to develop a selection and hiring plan to fill the City Manager position.Friday, June 24, 6:00 p.m. – Budget Ordinance Public Hearing – This meeting will allow residents to provide input on the proposed FY2023 budget, including …

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