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New Organization Seeks To Free Dogs From Tethered Life

New Organization Seeks To Free Dogs From Tethered Life

on July 22, 2017, 7:49 AM / in State News

By Cameron Judd Staff Writer  /   The Greenville Sun Greene County Animal Control Committee members in their Wednesday afternoon quarterly meeting were given information about a new animal-welfare organization now in formation in Greeneville and Greene County. Greeneville’s Janet Lemos discussed the Chain Free Greeneville Greene County group, an organization that is, according to its mission statement: “A group […]

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Week in Review by the Family Action Council of Tennessee

on July 22, 2017, 7:20 AM / in National News, State News

Sen. Mark Norris Nominated as TN Judge Last Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) and three other Tennessee attorneys were tapped by President Donald Trump to serve as federal judges in Tennessee. Norris and Thomas L. Parker were picked to serve as judges in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, while Chip Campbell Jr. and Eli J. […]

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King Co. Board of Health Vote Forces “Limited Service Pregnancy Centers” to Post Warnings

King Co. Board of Health Vote Forces “Limited Service Pregnancy Centers” to Post Warnings

on July 22, 2017, 7:09 AM / in Opinion, State News

Earlier this week, the King County Board of Health voted to enact regulations aimed at hindering, if not shutting down, pro-life pregnancy centers in the county.  The 10 – 1 vote took place after hours of testimony in defense of the Centers’ work and thousands of emails and phone calls urging the Board not to take this action.  Below, Joseph Backholm, […]

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Two-thirds of states adding jobs, government says

Two-thirds of states adding jobs, government says

on July 22, 2017, 6:56 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

For 10 Years the economy has gone down the toilet but government related positions, such as health care and public offices grew… as a matter of fact government related positions was the only field growing but now, with all this faith in the new admin, there has been a surge in the American market again. Is it real or just […]

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Sen. Bob Corker changes mind and says he will support ‘repeal and delay’ of Obamacare

Sen. Bob Corker changes mind and says he will support ‘repeal and delay’ of Obamacare

on July 21, 2017, 9:12 AM / in National News, State News

For seven years, Republicans said they would repeal ObamaCare, no one said replace….. as it stands now we see they meant nothing like that… Even our on two Senators from Tennessee have trouble understanding that universal health is not a winning project, so why do they hesitate in the REPEAL of ObamaCare? The medical profession has a lot of voters. […]

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Teacher Calls Students Racist… She Shows Up to a Class to Find a “Decorated” Room

Teacher Calls Students Racist… She Shows Up to a Class to Find a “Decorated” Room

on July 21, 2017, 7:29 AM / in National News, State News

BY BEN MARQUIS  /  Conservative Tribune Throughout the 2016 campaign season and beyond, then-candidate, now-President Donald Trump has been labelled a “racist” by Democrats, the media and the leftists who follow their every word. That baseless smear has also been routinely extended to the tens of millions of the president’s supporters, even if all they support is the conservative agenda put forth […]

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Update from Congressman David Kustoff

Update from Congressman David Kustoff

on July 21, 2017, 6:43 AM / in Local News, Opinion, State News

The following was released by the Congressman’s office this week. Just so we have no pretense as to our position on the work the Congressman is doing, we are willing to admit that the Congressman was somewhere near the bottom of the barrel as a Republican candidate. He has yet to do anything in our eyes to change that assessment […]

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A Fall From Grace

A Fall From Grace

on July 20, 2017, 6:46 AM / in National News, State News

A Wyoming woman is suing Wal-Mart, claiming unsafe work conditions after she allegedly fell backwards over a pallet jack. Store employee Theresa Burfiend was returning the pallet jack to its storage space after unloading milk pallets when a fellow employee offered to put it away for her. According to news reports, Burfiend did not know the employee placed the jack […]

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Lawsuit Grounded in Seat Back Pocket Trash

Lawsuit Grounded in Seat Back Pocket Trash

on July 20, 2017, 6:40 AM / in National News, State News

A passenger is suing Delta Air Lines claiming his life “flashed before his eyes” when he was stabbed in the finger by a needle that was left in a seat-back pocket. According to news reports, the passenger was reaching into the seat-back pocket to get his wallet when he was stabbed by a needle instead. Following the flight, the passenger […]

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He didn’t like the AT&T trucks parked in front of his home. So he shot them.

He didn’t like the AT&T trucks parked in front of his home. So he shot them.

on July 20, 2017, 6:24 AM / in State News

He didn’t like the AT&T work trucks in front of his Hialeah home, so Jorge Jove retrieved his revolver and began shooting out the tires and the engine, police said. Cell phone video rolled as Jove, 64, calmly walked around the first truck and shot at all four tires. The sound of the air coming out of the tires followed […]

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John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

John McCain diagnosed with brain cancer

on July 20, 2017, 6:11 AM / in National News, State News

By Dave Boyer   /   The Washington Times Six-term Sen. John McCain of Arizona, the influential Republican who has clashed with presidents of both parties over national security and foreign policy, has been diagnosed with brain cancer, his office said in a statement Wednesday night. The cancer was discovered after minor surgery last week to remove a blood clot above the left eye […]

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Hamilton County backs down on new nonprofit financial oversight rules

Hamilton County backs down on new nonprofit financial oversight rules

on July 20, 2017, 6:04 AM / in State News

by Paul Leach   /  Chattanooga Times Free Press The Hamilton County Commission has made an about-face on new rules it implemented last month which would require certain nonprofits to adopt county spending and travel policies. This morning, commissioners voted 7-2 to overturn regulations which required nonprofits receiving county dollars in excess of 25 percent of their operating budgets to take on county […]

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Nashville council punts short-term rental phase-out ordinance to fall

Nashville council punts short-term rental phase-out ordinance to fall

on July 20, 2017, 5:58 AM / in State News

Nashville’s long and winding road to create new regulations over short-term rental properties, including a potential phase-out of the most controversial type of short-term renting, will extend even longer. The Metro Council on Tuesday voted to defer hotly contested short-term rental legislation to its Oct. 3 meeting. The punt comes because Vice Mayor David Briley has convened a five-member ad hoc committee to investigate […]

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Ex-House Speaker Hastert released from prison

Ex-House Speaker Hastert released from prison

on July 19, 2017, 7:33 AM / in National News, State News

Former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert (R) has been released from prison after serving 13 months of a 15 month sentence for bank fraud. The case stemmed from his effort to hide hush money he paid to a former student he sexually abused while working as a high school wrestling coach before his career in Congress. Hastert, 75, admitted the […]

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Federal oversight ends for once-troubled state DCS

on July 19, 2017, 7:25 AM / in State News

By Micaela Freeman  /  The Daily Herald  “The state must declare the child to be the most precious treasure of the people. As long as the government is perceived as working for the benefit of the children, the people will happily endure almost any curtailment of liberty and almost any deprivation.”  – Adolf Hitler, Mein Kampf The Tennessee Department of Children’s Services […]

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In South Memphis, a double shooting, then another double shooting

In South Memphis, a double shooting, then another double shooting

on July 19, 2017, 6:34 AM / in State News

By Daniel Connolly , USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Two separate double shootings in South Memphis on Tuesday left two people dead and two others injured. The shootings happened about four miles apart, and it wasn’t clear if they were related. The first shooting happened about 2:20 p.m. near the intersection of Hollowell and Farrington and both a man and woman were hit, Memphis […]

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Political Differences Endure After $4.11 Shelby County Tax Rate Compromise

Political Differences Endure After $4.11 Shelby County Tax Rate Compromise

on July 19, 2017, 6:29 AM / in State News

By Bill Dries  /   The Memphis Daily News Shelby County commissioners were still calculating Monday, July 17, after they passed a compromised, $4.11 county property tax rate that appears will stay put long enough for the commission to take a final vote Wednesday at a special meeting. If that is the case, Wednesday will bring down the curtain on […]

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Eww, what’s that smell?

Eww, what’s that smell?

on July 19, 2017, 6:25 AM / in Opinion, State News

Harwell launches race for governor and the first question is: “Why?” By Rocky Top Politics So we couldn’t let Beth Harwell’s entry into the Gubernats race without a couple of snarky comments and observations.  Since we have been living rent-free inside Beth’s head for the last three years, we figure, why stop now? Beth is reportedly running her campaign out […]

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‘Threatening’ message found at Sen. Dean Heller’s office

on July 18, 2017, 7:13 AM / in National News, State News

A “threatening” note to Sen. Dean Heller (R-Nev.) was found outside the lawmaker’s Las Vegas office, police said Monday. Officers were notified at around 9 a.m. Sunday that a burglary alarm had gone off at the office building where Heller has an office. Responding officers found no sign of a break-in, but they did discover the note addressed to Heller […]

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Hamilton County commissioner plans to reveal taxpayer waste

Hamilton County commissioner plans to reveal taxpayer waste

on July 18, 2017, 6:37 AM / in State News

By Chris Butler   /    Tennessee Watchdog Members of the Chattanooga Convention and Visitors Bureau spend a lot of taxpayer money on travel to promote Hamilton County. Trips have included jaunts to Los Angeles, Las Vegas, New York and even Canada. Yet most of the sincere interest in the area comes from within 150 miles of Chattanooga, County Commissioner Tim Boyd said. “So […]

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