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assault charge after a woman in a wheelchair said she felt physically
threatened by the Spring City Republican on the day of the primary election.
A spokesman for the Rhea County Sherriff's Office said Cobb was
booked and released on $3,000 bond on Tuesday. Cobb, who has served in
the Legislature for six years, lost the Aug. 2 Republican primary to
insurance agent Ron Travis by 103 votes.
A grand jury indictment handed down Monday said Cobb caused Wanda
Sue Goins, a Travis supporter, to reasonably fear imminent bodily injury.
Cobb in a phone interview denied that he threatened the woman and
called the allegations politically motivated.
Cobb is the third Republican state lawmaker indicted in the past year.
Wednesday, October 3 2012, 03:49 AM CDT
2 appellate court judges are stepping down
May 24, 2013 21:29 GMT
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Two Tennessee appellate court judges have notified Gov. Bill Haslam that they will not run for another term on the bench in the August 2014 retention election.
Patricia J. Cottrell, a judge on the Court of Appeals, and Joseph M. Tipton, who sits on the Court of Criminal Appeals bench, will both leave after September of next year.
The announcements come after the state legislature left Tennessee without a way to replace judges who step down or die when a commission expires at the end of next month.
Members of the soon-to-be-defunct Judicial Nominating Commission will make recommendations for replacements to give to Haslam before the panel expires. Haslam will appoint the replacements from those recommendations.
US durable goods orders rise 3.3 percent in April
WASHINGTON (AP) -- U.S. orders for long-lasting manufactured goods rebounded in April, buoyed by more demand for military and civilian aircraft and an increase in business investment.
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