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Rep. Ramsey working on ‘Amelia’s Law’

Rep. Ramsey working on ‘Amelia’s Law’
By Joel Davis | (joeld@thedailytimes.com)

Blount County’s representatives will be involved with a variety of bills during the 108th session of the Tennessee Legislature, which convened at noon on Tuesday

State Rep. Robert Ramsey, R-Maryville, said he is among a group of legislators working with the family of Amelia Keown, a 16-year-old William Blount High School junior …

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‘Sign of respect’: William Blount restores student memorial courtyard

By Matthew Stewart | (matts@thedailytimes.com)
William Blount High School’s students are doing their part to honor their school as well as students who died while attending the high school.
Students in Billy Coning’s landscaping class have revitalized the memorial courtyard outside the main building. The high-schoolers have worked on the project for the past nine weeks.
Coning’s class split into five groups and …

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‘Amelia’s Law’ tops local stories of 2012

(Source: The Daily Times)
‘Amelia’s Law’ tops local stories of 2012
By Joel Davis | (joeld@thedailytimes.com)
The top 10 local news stories that marked 2012 reveal the story of a year of tragedies and accomplishments, community controversies and some farewells.
Amelia’s law
1) Sixteen-year-old Amelia Dior Keown, a beloved William Blount High School junior, died Aug. 15 in a head-on collision on U.S. Highway 411 …

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Tragedies focus attention on sentencing laws

From: http://www.themountainpress.com/news/x1898436983/Tragedies-focus-attention-on-sentencing-laws

Jan. 06, 2013 @ 11:01 AM

JEFF FARRELL

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Both the driver, 45-year-old Jeffrey Tressell, and a passenger, 16-year-old Courteney Kaliszewski, died on Sept. 16 in this van when 21-year-old Tyler Schaeffer veered into the oncoming lane and struck the van head-on. Schaeffer was out of jail on probation from burglary and robbery charges when the accident occurred.

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This vehicle was invovled in …

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Victim’s family hopes to see changes made

From http://www.themountainpress.com/news/x1898436977/Victims-family-hopes-to-see-changes-made
 
For Wayne Keown, once known to fans of professional wrestling as Dutch Mantel, the death of a beloved granddaughter has led to a real-life battle that’s called on his skill at getting a point across in an interview and other skills he didn’t know he had.
Amelia Keown, his 16-year-old granddaughter, died Aug. 14 in a wreck on Highway 411 in …

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