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Hamblen motorcyclist found dead Saturday off Boat Dock Road

on June 26, 2017, 6:09 AM / in People

A Bean Station motorcyclist last seen alive Wednesday afternoon was found dead Saturday at the bottom of a ravine off Boat Dock Road in West Hamblen County, according to the Tennessee Highway Patrol. Trooper Jeffrey Coffey identified the deceased as Brian W. Manning. He was 39. Manning, who was riding a 2009 Kawasaki ZX600, was northbound on Boat Dock Road […]

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This Father’s Day Weekend with some Father Warriors at St. Jude.

on June 17, 2017, 6:38 AM / in People
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Bill Cosby Trial: Judge Orders Deadlocked Jury to Keep Trying

on June 16, 2017, 6:24 AM / in National News, People

by HANNAH RAPPLEYE and TRACY CONNOR  /  NBC News NORRISTOWN, Pa. — The jury in Bill Cosby’s sexual assault trial said it was deadlocked Thursday but then deliberated another 10 hours without a verdict after the judge ordered them to try again. “We cannot come to a unanimous consensus on any of these counts,” the sequestered panel said in a […]

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Families meet after heart donation saves man’s life

on June 13, 2017, 7:07 AM / in National News, People

By Kent Luetzen KPAX.com | Continuous News | Missoula & Western MontanaMISSOULA – One man’s second chance at life meant someone else lost theirs. After waiting anxiously for more than two years, he finally got news that he was a match for a heart transplant. Reporter  Kent Luetzen has the story of Troy Schlimgen who, after four years of recovery, finally met his heart donor’s family. “And […]

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Thought for Today

Thought for Today

on June 13, 2017, 6:24 AM / in History, People

“To model our political system upon speculations of lasting tranquility, is to calculate on the weaker springs of the human character.” Alexander Hamilton (1788) Hamilton was an American statesman and one of the Founding Fathers of the United States. He was an influential interpreter and promoter of the U.S. Constitution, as well as the founder of the nation’s financial system, the […]

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My Interview With A USS Liberty Survivor

My Interview With A USS Liberty Survivor

on June 9, 2017, 7:00 AM / in History, Opinion, People

Today is the 50th anniversary of the unprovoked attack of the USS Liberty by the State of Israel, which killed 34 American sailors and Marines and wounded 174. To this day, the State of Israel has never been held accountable for this despicable and dastardly attack against the people of the United States. In fact, the U.S. government and news […]

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Melania Trump set to make her D.C. move next week

Melania Trump set to make her D.C. move next week

on June 8, 2017, 8:25 AM / in National News, People

Staffers hope the first lady will be a stabilizing presence in a White House that’s been consumed by scandal and infighting. President Donald Trump’s White House residence — where an increasingly isolated figure under siege conducts his late-night phone klatches and early morning tweetstorms — is about to get a little less lonely. With the school year over, first lady […]

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Leaving the Nest

Leaving the Nest

on June 6, 2017, 8:18 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, June 6, 2017. Twenty years ago today, Bill and Hillary Clinton began the process of letting their only child go. Because Chelsea Clinton’s father was president and her mother was first lady, it happened publicly. The venue was Sidwell Friends School, which had long been a haven for the children of Washington’s elite, and President Clinton […]

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Ally’s all ‘fore’ St. Jude

on June 3, 2017, 7:19 AM / in People

Ally has always been an active girl — she’s into swimming, tennis, soccer and golf. Her parents, Emerald and Ken, describe her as a tomboy. “She’s bright and fun,” said Emerald. But in October 2013, Ally slowed down. A lot. She was dizzy and often felt exhausted. Tests soon showed Ally suffered from a rare brain tumor called medulloblastoma. She […]

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Jim Carrey Set to Stand Trial for Death of Ex-Girlfriend

on June 2, 2017, 7:21 AM / in People

Written by Keely Sharp   /   EagleRising.com Jim Carrey, one of America’s favorite comedians, is set to stand trial for the death of his late girlfriend….However, it isn’t what you think. He didn’t murder her. Cathriona White killed herself, and her death was already officially ruled as a suicide by the LA County Coroner’s office, in July 2016. So […]

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“How Could You? A Dog’s Story”

“How Could You? A Dog’s Story”

on June 1, 2017, 10:56 AM / in People

by Jim Willis Special thanks to Thomas for this one….. “When I was a puppy I entertained you with my antics and made you laugh. You called me your child and despite a number of chewed shoes and a couple of murdered throw pillows, I became your best friend. Whenever I was “bad,” you’d shake your finger at me and […]

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Tiger Woods arrested on DUI charge in Florida

on May 30, 2017, 8:57 AM / in People, Sports

Golf great Tiger Woods was arrested early Monday on a charge of driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Woods, who was stopped near his Jupiter Island, Florida, home and later released on his own recognizance, blamed an unexpected reaction to prescription medication, saying alcohol was not involved. He has been recovering from April back surgery, hoping to make […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer  “There can be no peace with the forces of evil. Peace comes only through the establishment of the supremacy of the forces of good.” -President Coolidge, Memorial Day, 1923

American Minute with Bill Federer “There can be no peace with the forces of evil. Peace comes only through the establishment of the supremacy of the forces of good.” -President Coolidge, Memorial Day, 1923

on May 30, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, People, Religion

Southern women scattered spring flowers on graves of both northern Union and southern Confederate soldiers of the Civil War in which over a half-million died. Many places claimed to have held the original Memorial Day, such as: Warrenton, Virginia; Columbus, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Boalsburg, Pennsylvania; Waterloo, New York. One such place was Charleston, South Carolina, where a mass […]

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The Talk Shows This Morning

on May 28, 2017, 6:57 AM / in People

FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly; Sens. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., and Bill Cassidy, R-La. MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Kelly; Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; former Director of National Intelligence James Clapper. FACE THE NATION (CBS): Defense Secretary Jim Mattis. THIS WEEK (ABC): Kelly; Rep. Adam Schitf, D-Calif. STATE OF THE UNION (CNN): Sens. Linda Graham, R-S.C., and […]

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Gregg Allman dies at 69; Southern rock trailblazer co-founded band marked by tragedy

Gregg Allman dies at 69; Southern rock trailblazer co-founded band marked by tragedy

on May 28, 2017, 6:52 AM / in People

By Nardine Saad  /  LA Times It began like a blues lyric: Gregg Allman hustled up a paper route and used the money to buy a $21.95 Silvertone guitar from Sears. He and his brother, Duane, fought over it until their mother quieted them with a second one. Duane could play like lightning, which meant Gregg, despite a voice of scrape […]

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Jim Bunning’s Historic and Heroic Stand

Jim Bunning’s Historic and Heroic Stand

on May 28, 2017, 6:08 AM / in People

By Terence P. Jeffrey [Editor’s Note: This column originally appeared on March 3, 2010, when Jim Bunning was serving in the U.S. Senate. Bunning, who was born on Oct. 23, 1931, died last night in Southgate, Kentucky, at the age of 85.] Republican Sen. Jim Bunning of Kentucky, a 78-year-old grandfather of 40 who is not running for re-election, has […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer   “The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos”-U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall

American Minute with Bill Federer “The choice before us is plain: Christ or chaos”-U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall

on May 27, 2017, 7:13 AM / in History, People, Religion

Twentieth-Century Fox made a motion picture in 1955 titled A Man Called Peter, about the life of U.S. Senate Chaplain Peter Marshall, born MAY 27, 1902. At the age of 25, Peter Marshall emigrated from Scotland, arriving at New York’s Ellis Island in 1927. Members of his Sunday School class paid his way to seminary in Atlanta, where he graduated […]

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Columbia Actress in BayWatch

Columbia Actress in BayWatch

on May 27, 2017, 6:45 AM / in People

By James Bennett  /  The Daily Herald  Columbia’s Laura Hudson went to Savannah, Ga., last year to work as an extra on the “Baywatch” movie, starring Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson and Zac Efron. The crew invited her back twice more to work on the movie, which opens nationwide this weekend. The second time, she stayed for a week and was […]

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‘Once in a lifetime’: Oldest living West Point grad returns to academy after 84 years

‘Once in a lifetime’: Oldest living West Point grad returns to academy after 84 years

on May 24, 2017, 7:56 AM / in People

H/T to Thomas Almost 85 years after graduating from the U.S. Military Academy, retired Lt. Gen. William Ely returned to West Point Tuesday as the academy’s oldest living grad and took part in the school’s alumni review. Ely laid a wreath during the ceremony, one of several on-campus events leading up to Saturday’s graduation. Although Ely’s 85th reunion is next […]

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Getting Nasty Is Notched One Level Up with, Allison Burchett again accused in cybercrime

Getting Nasty Is Notched One Level Up with, Allison Burchett again accused in cybercrime

on May 24, 2017, 6:59 AM / in People, State News

Allison Burchett has been offered two plea deals and has a week to decide if she will accept one of those deals or go to trial. wochit Knox County’s top prosecutor inked approval of a proposed plea deal for Knox County’s former first lady in a cyberattack despite an ongoing probe of a hacking involving potential witnesses, the USA TODAY […]

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