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Haslam pushes Common Core review to after 2015 session

Haslam pushes Common Core review to after 2015 session

on October 28, 2014, 8:00 AM / in News, State News

Joey Garrison  /  The Tennessean Gov. Bill Haslam laid out a process Wednesday for Tennesseans to review and comment on Common Core in this state, putting flesh to what he has said will be a “full vetting” of the controversial academic standards. But the plan is to produce recommended changes to Tennessee’s standards by the end of 2015. That pushes […]

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Tennessee Judicial Selection, Amendment 2 (2014)

Tennessee Judicial Selection, Amendment 2 (2014)

on October 25, 2014, 9:39 AM / in News, State News

  A great deal of discussion and debate have erupted over the last couple of months in regards to an amendment to the Tennessee Constitution as to whether or not we should or should not vote, in a democratic fashion for the election of judges. You have seen advertising both in print and via radio and TV personalities pushing one side or […]

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A Denuded Victory

A Denuded Victory

on October 24, 2014, 8:52 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

By: Leon H. Wolf  /  RedState.come If the polls are to be believed, the Republicans are more likely than not going to regain control of the Senate next year. Probably, they will increase their margin of control in the House. These are good things, I guess, in the sense that all elected Democrats are pro-abortion and removing one from power […]

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Two men accused of neglecting several dogs

Two men accused of neglecting several dogs

on October 24, 2014, 8:40 AM / in News, State News

WREG MEMPHIS, Tenn. — Two men accused of neglecting several dogs are in jail, charged with aggravated animal cruelty. WREG visited the neighborhood in North Memphis where animal lovers say they can’t believe the condition of the animals. An anonymous tip led officers to the home on Claybrook. The dogs didn’t have food and water, and neighbors don’t understand why […]

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Advance Tennessee Debacle Double Down.

Advance Tennessee Debacle Double Down.

on October 21, 2014, 8:02 AM / in News, State News

From Rocky Top Politics Governor’s “friends” PAC Spent nearly $250,000 dollars to defeat one (count ‘em, 1) GOP legislator. Election reports released over the weekend should that the Haslam & Cate concocted Advance Tennessee PAC spent considerably more than the $135,000 they reported right before the primary – try nearly double that amount. In what is now considered one of […]

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Alexander Running for 3rd Term Because ‘Country is in Trouble’

Alexander Running for 3rd Term Because ‘Country is in Trouble’

on October 21, 2014, 7:25 AM / in News, State News

Lamar Alexander, a two-term Republican incumbent, said Thursday that he’s running for a third stint in the U.S. Senate because he’s excited by the prospect of the GOP regaining full control of Congress. Editors Note: Alexander’s voting record does not exude confidence from constitutional conservatives in Tennessee. Cumulative Freedom Index Score: 53% If Republicans win a majority in the Senate, which political analysts generally […]

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Tennessee Proposed Four Amendments to Tennessee Constitution

Tennessee Proposed Four Amendments to Tennessee Constitution

on October 21, 2014, 7:10 AM / in News, State News

There are four (4) proposed amendments to the Tennessee Constitution on the ballot in every county  in Tennessee for voters to consider Nov. 4th. The amendments deal with issues ranging from tax law to abortion issues. We are going to go into depth on each of these later but what we have here is a brief overview of these proposed amendments: Amendment […]

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Madison County, Tennessee Commission votes to support Amendment 1

Madison County, Tennessee Commission votes to support Amendment 1

on October 21, 2014, 6:31 AM / in News, State News

Tyler Whetstone, The Jackson Sun The Madison County Commission joined forces with many of the state’s counties when it passed a resolution 19-5 Monday night in support of the proposed state constitutional Amendment 1. Amendment 1, which is on the Nov. 4 election ballot, would not abolish abortion in the state but would allow state lawmakers to enact legislation to […]

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Covenant to host Ebola forum

Covenant to host Ebola forum

on October 21, 2014, 6:26 AM / in News, State News

Covenant Health will sponsor the East Tennessee Health Forum on Ebola on Tuesday, Oct. 21 in the auditorium on the lower level of the Knoxville Convention Center in Knoxville. The forum will bring together hospitals, doctors and health agencies for an unprecedented community forum to educate the public about Ebola, and to address questions and concerns from the public. The […]

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Monroe County sheriff’s election result voided; Chief deputy to temporarily assume post

Monroe County sheriff’s election result voided; Chief deputy to temporarily assume post

on October 21, 2014, 6:22 AM / in News, State News

Monroe County, Tenn., officials have four months to fill the county sheriff’s position after Randy White’s August election was voided by a Chancery Court order. White, a Republican, defeated incumbent Democrat Bill Bivens by 703 votes, but Bivens challenged the election, saying White didn’t qualify to run. Chief Deputy Tommy Jones will be the acting sheriff while county commissioners decide […]

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Erlanger Refinancing To Provide Cash For New Children’s/Women’s Hospital, $50 Million Erlanger East Expansion, $8.5 Million Surgical Improvements

Erlanger Refinancing To Provide Cash For New Children’s/Women’s Hospital, $50 Million Erlanger East Expansion, $8.5 Million Surgical Improvements

on October 21, 2014, 6:13 AM / in News, State News

Who says Health Care is not doing well! Erlanger Health System officials said an overhaul of the hospital’s debt will include $70 million in new loans for several major hospital projects – including $11.5 million toward a new $30 million Children’s/Women’s Hospital. The overall cost of the latter facility is $30 million, but the hospital is seeking significant outside gifts […]

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Lenoir City woman sent to jail for having a messy yard

Lenoir City woman sent to jail for having a messy yard

on October 16, 2014, 7:26 AM / in News, State News

A Case of Judicial over reach….. Yes … Tennessee state law doesn’t give the Judge that authority and neither does the city ordinance which must comply with state law…. Here comes a law suite ready for the making…. By: Steven Powell  /  Local 8 now.com LENOIR CITY, Tenn. (WVLT) — Ever fall behind on yard work? This East Tennessee woman […]

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Timothy Hill kicks off Tn for a Secure Border project: Ends Wed night in Memphis Jason’s Deli Poplar at Highland

Timothy Hill kicks off Tn for a Secure Border project: Ends Wed night in Memphis Jason’s Deli Poplar at Highland

on October 14, 2014, 4:06 PM / in Announcements, News, State News

JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) -State Representative Timothy Hill (R 3rd House District) this week announced the creation of the ‘Tennesseans for a Secure Border’ project, an effort dedicated to showing appreciation and support for what the Texans are doing on our behalf to protect and secure our southern border. The mission of the project is a community effort to gather […]

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What Would Haslam Do? (Part 3 of 3)

What Would Haslam Do? (Part 3 of 3)

on October 14, 2014, 6:47 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

This is the third part on a three part series written for tn Council 4 political justice, a political blog site. The mission of the TCPJ is to educate by disseminating accurate and documented information that concerns the rights of and justice for all Tennesseans so that policy makers will be better equipped to make informed decisions on behalf of […]

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Pro-Abortion forces raize 2x the $ of Pro-life forces

Pro-Abortion forces raize 2x the $ of Pro-life forces

on October 14, 2014, 6:38 AM / in News, State News

Abortion rights advocates raise $1.5 million in quarter Tennessee ranks 3rd in nation as a state where abortion are performed on women from out of state. We are a leading abortion destination. Amendment one would not ban abortion; Supreme Court case Roe vs. Wade determined abortion is a right.  Amendment one would allow reasonable regulations, such as waiting periods and […]

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Momentum to Cast Off Common Core Growing

Momentum to Cast Off Common Core Growing

on October 14, 2014, 6:33 AM / in News, State News

by Alex Harris / TNReport Tennessee’s Republican House leadership appears united behind the notion that time has come for Common Core to go. “I think Common Core will be repealed in the next session, and I think the state absolutely must do its own standards, and make those standards tough and real,” Majority Leader Gerald McCormick of Chattanooga told TNReport on […]

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TN colleges may be giving loans to undeserving students

TN colleges may be giving loans to undeserving students

on October 14, 2014, 6:28 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — Financial aid workers at Tennessee Technological University in Cookeville may be giving college loans to students who don’t deserve them, according to an audit by state Comptroller Justin Wilson. This matters, seeing as how taxpayers pay for financial aid workers. As previously reported, many people believe financial aid workers too often award loans to students who […]

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Hendersonville Developer Claims Bribing the Mayor

Hendersonville Developer Claims Bribing the Mayor

on October 14, 2014, 6:24 AM / in News, State News

By Neil Siders  /  Everything Henderson County On Thursday September 18, 2014 Everything Hendersonville obtained an audio tape of a former top ranking HALO Reality, Inc. official stating that a group he was part of had allegedly paid Hendersonville Mayor Scott Foster’s engineering firm a considerable amount of money for non existing engineering projects, in order to secure Foster’s cooperation. […]

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Keeping Up With The Kommissioners October 13th Edition

Keeping Up With The Kommissioners October 13th Edition

on October 14, 2014, 6:13 AM / in News, State News

It is done…FINALLY! Duly elected Chairman Ford’s appointees to the chairs of the various committees have been confirmed. Hallelujah! The commission seemed to work as a team and not as the divided, childish, and egotistical body it started out as. Strangely enough, it was uneventful. I don’t know what changed from the volatile tone of the very 1st meeting when […]

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RESOLUTIONS NEEDING PASSAGE FOR MADISON COUNTY

RESOLUTIONS NEEDING PASSAGE FOR MADISON COUNTY

on October 13, 2014, 7:09 AM / in Announcements, Local News, News, State News

Madison County needs to join the 20+ counties who have passed Resolutions (some unanimously) in support of “YES ON 1”.  As Tennesseans for Liberty, we  also want to encourage Madison County Commissioners to support “Yes on Amendment 3”. Please make plans to attend the Madison County Commission meeting on Mon. Oct. 20th at 6 PM at the UT Agri Complex at the corner of Airways […]

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