MAKING THE ROUNDS — U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tennessee, stopped by the Obion County Courthouse Tuesday afternoon and visited with Register of Deeds Vicky Long in her office. The former governor and current U.S. senator made several stops during a swing through northwest Tennessee, including visits to Trenton and Martin. He has announced he and U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher will introduce legislation when Congress comes back into session requiring the federal government to notify taxpayers whenever the Internal Revenue Service has accessed their tax returns or other information. Alexander was joined by state Sen. John Stevens during a brief stop by The Messenger office Tuesday.