State News

Washington County: County postpones shelter match decision

on December 11, 2013, 8:20 AM / in News, State News

County postpones shelter match decision By Karen Sells Assistant Editor A decision on whether Washington County will match Johnson City’s increased support of the animal control center will likely be postponed until the first of 2014, though an approval may not be in the best long-term interest of the organization. During a review of the annual audit, Mike Eddy of […]

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City commissioners also approved a third and final reading of an amended spay/neuter ordinance in a 3-2 vote.

City commissioners also approved a third and final reading of an amended spay/neuter ordinance in a 3-2 vote.

on December 8, 2013, 11:14 AM / in News, State News

3-2 vote. Mayor Van Brocklin, Stout, and Brock voted in favor. Banyas and Tomitas asked tough questions and opposed. Remember this at election time. Stout, especially, will be running in the Republican primary in 2014, hoping to win a seat in the General Assembly. Show dogs and hunting dogs are NOT exempt. Many thanks to Karen Riddle and others with […]

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TFA Participating in State Wide Talk Show

TFA Participating in State Wide Talk Show

on December 8, 2013, 10:48 AM / in Announcements, News, State News

The Tennessee Action Counsel hosts a weekly, internet streamed talk radio show on Monday nights from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. cst.  On Monday, December 9, TFA’s executive director, John Harris, will be the guest on the showing in the 7 o’clock hour. The show is hosted online at through BlogTalkRadio at this address: http://www.blogtalkradio.com/conservativennationradio/2013/12/10/inside-Tennessee Guest and topics for the […]

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Former sheriff of Robertson County dies

Former sheriff of Robertson County dies

on December 5, 2013, 6:33 AM / in News, State News

ROBERTSON COUNTY, Tenn. – The former sheriff of Robertson County, Gene Bollinger, passed away overnight Monday. Bollinger spent over 50 years working in public safety. His career included working with the Tennessee Highway Patrol as Chief Deputy ultimately becoming sheriff of Robertson County in 2001. He retired in 2010. “Sheriff Bollinger was a true Christian man who loved the Lord, […]

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New Study: Not Such a Large Head Start

New Study: Not Such a Large Head Start

on December 3, 2013, 10:00 AM / in National News, News, State News

For decades the federal government has claimed that our youngest children, particularly those brought up poor, would be best served by getting an early jump on the formal educational process. This notion led to the Head Start program, which serves children in the year or two before the normal commencement of kindergarten. Yet for years, studies have proved that the […]

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Touring Oak Ridge — The Secret City of World War II

Touring Oak Ridge — The Secret City of World War II

on December 2, 2013, 7:17 AM / in History, News, State News

By Hayden Evans Imagine a city of 75,000 behind a security fence in East Tennessee so cloaked in secrecy that its workers and other inhabitants did not know what was being produced in three manufacturing facilities of unprecedented scope of the U. S. Government. The creation of the secret city of Oak Ridge began in 1942 as a major site […]

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Reward for ‘hard work:’ Townsend campground named nation’s Small Park of the Year

Reward for ‘hard work:’ Townsend campground named nation’s Small Park of the Year

on December 2, 2013, 7:07 AM / in News, State News

By Iva Butler | (ivab@thedailytimes.com) Daily Times Big Meadow Family Campground in Townsend was recently named  the Small Park of the Year by the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC). Big  Meadow, which opened on May 22, 1995, is located on 14 acres at 8215 Cedar Creek Road, just off  Wears Valley Road at the bridge over Little […]

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City of Memphis would pay $20 million for AutoZone Park, plus $5 million for improvements, in proposed deal

City of Memphis would pay $20 million for AutoZone Park, plus $5 million for improvements, in proposed deal

on December 2, 2013, 6:41 AM / in News, State News

Cardinals would buy team, spend $15 million on park upgrades The City of Memphis would take on $25 million in debt to buy AutoZone Park in a multiparty deal that would also see the St. Louis Cardinals take control of the Memphis Redbirds, according to a document with details of the agreement that was received Sunday by The Commercial Appeal. […]

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Flames destroy firefighter’s family home

Flames destroy firefighter’s family home

on December 2, 2013, 6:35 AM / in News, State News

By RIC BOHYrbohy@c-dh.net Columbia, TN Original Article Firefighter Will Craft stood outside the charred ruins of the house he grew up in and spoke with the resignation of someone who knows a done deal when he sees it. “I’m just here to be with Mom and Dad,” he said as fellow firefighters finished the work of drowning the blaze that […]

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Historic home for sale: 90-year-old Chattanooga mansion has view of Tennessee Valley

Historic home for sale: 90-year-old Chattanooga mansion has view of Tennessee Valley

on December 2, 2013, 6:22 AM / in News, State News

A 90-year-old Chattanooga mansion with sweeping views of the Tennessee Valley is on the market for the only the fourth time since it was built in 1923. The 7,400 square-foot home is listed at $2.5 million and sits at 960 Cumberland Road — the highest point on Elder Mountain with an 1,860-foot elevation. Built by George S. Elder — the […]

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Mack Hatcher work could be done by spring

Mack Hatcher work could be done by spring

on December 2, 2013, 6:12 AM / in News, State News

Project adding links to Franklin greenway system Written by Kevin Walters / Tennessean Original Article FRANKLIN — After two years of roadwork, the widening of a 3½-mile portion of the Mack Hatcher Parkway bypass between Highway 96 East and Franklin Road is on track to be completed by late spring. Begun in early 2012, the $23 million project has upgraded two-lane […]

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Lump of Coal Award

Lump of Coal Award

on November 28, 2013, 6:05 AM / in Local News, News, State News

  Some good friends of ours at the Beacon are holding a contest and I believe you might like to help solve a problem they are having….. Vote Now in the 2013 Lump of Coal Award Poll   Santa’s making his list, and we’re making ours. Over the past year, a number of government and other entities     have been very naughty. […]

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Tennessee Father Arrested for Insisting on Picking Up His Kids at School

Tennessee Father Arrested for Insisting on Picking Up His Kids at School

on November 27, 2013, 6:41 AM / in National News, News, State News

Written by  Dave Bohon A Tennessee school district recently demonstrated what happens when citizens concede too much authority to local civic institutions. When Jim Howe arrived on foot at 2:00 p.m. on November 14 to pick up his two children attending South Cumberland Elementary School in Crossville, Tennessee, he was told that a new policy mandated that students may leave […]

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Parker James Gray….simply breathtaking!

Parker James Gray….simply breathtaking!

on November 25, 2013, 10:12 AM / in News, State News

From Jo Lyn Jordan Introducing Parker James Gray!

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Tennessee: an abortion destination?

Tennessee: an abortion destination?

on November 25, 2013, 7:13 AM / in Local News, News, State News

  Cannot report on the issue of abortion without reminding you about the importance of the Yes on 1 campaign to successfully amend our State Constitution in a way that will neutralize it on the issue of abortion.  PLEASE, PLEASE, DO NOT assume that this amendment will easily pass in November 2014.  Notice the article to the right about New […]

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Johnson City spay/neuter ordinance story

on November 21, 2013, 5:30 PM / in News, State News

Editor’s note: Reminds me of 1933….. In other business, commissioners voted 3-2 to move a proposed spay/neuter ordinance to a third reading. Though it took nearly an hour of debate over three versions of the ordinance, a compromise was struck to move forward a law that would more strictly enforce mandatory spaying and neutering of dogs and cats running loose […]

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Johnson City, TN – Vote on Mandatory Spay/Neuter Law TOMORROW (11/20/13)

on November 19, 2013, 5:21 PM / in News, State News

(Tuesday, November 19, 2013) Dear Legislative Liaisons, Club Officers, Delegates, Judges, and Dog Owners, Please forward this message to members of your clubs and to concerned dog owners in Johnson City and Washington County, Tennessee. The Johnson City Board of Commissioners is scheduled to hold a second vote tomorrow (11/20/13) on Proposed Ordinance 4513-13 (Amended), which would require dogs and […]

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The Mrs. Tennessee Pagent Brochure

on November 13, 2013, 8:05 PM / in News, State News
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State Revenues Sagging as Governor Opens Budget Hearings

State Revenues Sagging as Governor Opens Budget Hearings

on November 13, 2013, 7:36 AM / in News, State News

TNREPORT Gov. Bill Haslam kicked off the administration’s annual fall process of publicly discussing state agency budgets in preparation for delivering his fiscal operating proposal to the Legislature after the new year. As in years past, the governor is asking agencies to submit scaled-back contingency proposals in addition to their full funding requests. This year Haslam said he’s directing all […]

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Around the Block November 13th / Tennessee

Around the Block November 13th / Tennessee

on November 13, 2013, 6:48 AM / in News, State News

Metro school board limits ’14 charter expansion to certain areas The Metro school board approved a plan Tuesday night effectively restricting the authorization of new charter schools next year to South Nashville or to schools tagged for three straight years of poor performance. The resolution approved by the board requires all new charter schools to be located either within areas […]

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