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Wednesday, October 3rd

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From the Cleveland Daily Banner…

Tim Siniard reports: The United States Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear an appeal of a case that challenged an amendment that restricts abortions in Tennessee.

The news was announced by Bradley County Administrator of Elections Fran Green during the Election Commission’s meeting on Monday. Green said her office had received an email from the state informing her of the high court’s decision.

The case, which has made a circuitous route through the federal courts, arose in opposition to the amendment which was passed by 53 percent of Tennessee voters in 2014. Challengers to the amendment claimed that the state’s vote counting method was unfair.

Tennessee State Sen. Mike Bell said he was pleased with the court’s decision.

From the Chattanooga Times Free Press…

A woman has been charged in connection to a Sunday robbery at a gas station on Lee Highway in Chattanooga.

Markalla Ford, 20, is accused of driving the getaway vehicle that dragged a gas station employee after a man strangled and robbed him of $733 cash, according to court records.

He told police he was dragged for 20 to 30 yards before letting go, and he had marks on his knees and elbows at the time of the police interview.

She was taken to the Hamilton County Jail and charged with robbery and reckless endangerment. Her bond was set at $15,000.

Also from the Times Free Press…

McKamey Animal Center in Chattanooga is waiving pet adoption fees this weekend.

Cathy Kangas, CEO and founder of the cruelty-free skincare company PRAI Beauty, announced Tuesday that her “Free the Shelters” campaign will pay all adoption fees beginning Friday, Oct. 5, through Sunday, Oct. 7, at three U.S. shelters that rescued Hurricane Florence animals, according to a news release from PRAI Beauty.

The event celebrates National Adopt A Shelter Dog Month in October and is part of “Free the Shelters,” an international campaign that Kangas founded in May of 2017 that to date has found homes for close to 4,000 animals adopted from municipal and private shelters in 16 states and Canada.

The shelters were chosen because they worked closely with the Humane Society of the United States to rescue animals in North and South Carolina shelters that were in the path of Hurricane Florence.

In our area, McKamey Animal Center located at 4500 North Access Road in Chattanooga is participating in this program. They are open Friday from 11AM until 5:30PM, on Saturday from 10AM until 4PM, and on Sunday from 11AM until 4PM.