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CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) — The Hamilton County Sheriff's Office has unveiled its new drone system that deputies will use to gather evidence for court cases, detect bombs and find missing persons.

Media outlets report Sheriff Jim Hammond assured the public during a news conference Monday that the equipment will not be used to invade people's right to privacy.

Federal Aviation Administration records show more than 80 law enforcement agencies, colleges and other government agencies across the nation have been granted or applied for permits to fly unmanned aircraft systems.

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GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Republican Gov. Bill Haslam says he's concerned that a proposed update to social studies standards would strip too much Tennessee history from requirements in the state's public schools.

A draft version would remove a slew of Tennessee events from U.S. history courses, including major milestones in the civil rights movements for minorities and women and several key Civil War battles fought on state soil.

Haslam says he’s gotten several complaints about the proposals but hasn't yet studied them himself.

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — The Memphis City Council will vote Tuesday on an ordinance that would make it the second major Tennessee city to drastically reduce penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana.

The Nashville City Council approved a similar ordinance last month.

The proposed Memphis ordinance would reduce the penalty for possession of a half-ounce or less of marijuana to a civil citation or a $50 fine or community service.

ATLANTA (AP) — The pipeline company working to repair a leak that led to gas shortages and higher prices for drivers across the South says its bypass repair is complete.

Colonial Pipeline says it expects to restart its main gasoline line to start flowing agian Wednesday.

Spokesman Steve Baker says crews have been working around the clock to get fuel to markets, and that it will take a few days for the fuel supply chain to fully recover.

The 500-foot bypass will move fuel around a leak that spilled 6,000 barrels of gasoline in Shelby County, Alabama.

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP/WMOT) — Nashville’s Metro Council will vote again Tuesday on a bill to reduce penalties for possession of small amounts of marijuana.

Memphis is considering a similar move.

John Marek with the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws says similar proposals have already passed in more than two dozen other U.S. cities.

Not everyone is onboard with the initiative. Republican State Rep. William Lamberth of Cottontown says he’ll sponsor legislation to penalize the two cities if they move to decriminalize pot.

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