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Mayor Barry Letter to Council Regarding Meharry Medical College and Nashville General Hopsital

on November 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News

By A Disgruntled Republican in Nashville  Last Thursday, Mayor Barry announced plans to phase out General Hospital as a hospital and instead turn it into an ambulatory surgical care center, which would provide only outpatient services. She has been criticized for not giving the Metro Hospital Authority nor the Health and Hospitals Committee of the Council advance notice.  I can understand […]

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Tennessee officer shoots man who grabbed stun gun

on November 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Police in Tennessee say an officer shot and wounded a man who took her stun gun during a fight. Knoxville police spokesman Darrell DeBusk tells the Knoxville News Sentinel the female officer had stopped to question a man and a woman on suspicion of carrying stolen items from nearby homes Sunday. DeBusk says the man fought the officer to […]

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Everone knows this by now but for those that don’t; Currie announces firing of UT football coach Butch Jones

on November 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News

Fifth-year Tennessee coach Butch Jones finally reached the point where enough was enough, and the bricks finally crumbled. Tennessee named Brady Hoke, a former head coach at Ball State, San Diego State and Michigan, as its interim football coach Sunday afternoon, replacing the fired Butch Jones. He will be fighting an uphill battle with LSU this weekend.

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Jimmy Haslam Told Pilot Sales Team To “Use Creative Ways To Get Gallons”; Juror For Pilot Trial Does Not Show Up For Court; Flies Off On Pre-Paid Trip

Jimmy Haslam Told Pilot Sales Team To “Use Creative Ways To Get Gallons”; Juror For Pilot Trial Does Not Show Up For Court; Flies Off On Pre-Paid Trip

on November 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News

Chattanooga.com Pilot Flying J CEO Jimmy Haslam told the huge travel center chain’s sales staff on Sept. 2, 2008, to “find creative ways to get gallons,” it was testified Monday in the Chattanooga trial of four former Pilot Flying J employees facing fraud charges. Arnie Ralenkotter, a regional sales director, said he responded by sending an email to members of […]

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DUI driver charged in multi-vehicle crash on I-40

DUI driver charged in multi-vehicle crash on I-40

on November 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News

CAROLYN BAHM  /  The Bartlett Express A woman has been charged with DUI in a multi-vehicle crash near Lakeland last Thursday. Just before 4 a.m. Nov. 2, Angela Underwood of Mason, Tenn., took the wrong ramp for Interstate 40 at Canada Road and headed westbound into the eastbound lane, according to a Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman. She collided head-on with […]

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JoAnne Favors Not Seeking Re-Election As State Representative In Tennessee District 28

JoAnne Favors Not Seeking Re-Election As State Representative In Tennessee District 28

on November 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News

JoAnne Favors announced Monday that she will not seek re-election as state representative. She said, “After much meditation and conversations with family and close friends, I have decided to not seek re-election in 2018 for state representative in the 28th Legislative District. My sincere gratitude is extended to the thousands of voters who elected me to serve seven very productive terms […]

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Tennessee gas prices plateau

on November 14, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News

Gas prices plateaued over the weekend, after an unseasonable jump at the pump last week. Tennessee gas prices rose an average of 8 cents in 10 days. Some of the highest weekly hikes were in Knoxville (9 cents), Morristown (7 cents), Chattanooga (7 cents) and Cleveland (7 cents).

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State Senate Candidate Shane Reeves’ Company Received $1 Million Grant from TECD Approved by Randy Boyd in 2016, Reeves Family PAC Donated $5,000 to Gubernatorial Campaign in 2017

State Senate Candidate Shane Reeves’ Company Received $1 Million Grant from TECD Approved by Randy Boyd in 2016, Reeves Family PAC Donated $5,000 to Gubernatorial Campaign in 2017

on November 13, 2017, 9:27 AM / in State News

The Tennessee Star Tennessee political observers are questioning whether former commissioner of Tennessee Economic and Community Development (TECD), and current Republican candidate for governor, Randy Boyd used his previous office as a platform to prepare a gubernatorial campaign by directing state grants to local officials and businesses who might, and in many cases have, support his run for governor. One […]

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Roy Moore says he’ll sue the Washington Post over report of sexual misconduct

Roy Moore says he’ll sue the Washington Post over report of sexual misconduct

on November 13, 2017, 9:02 AM / in National News, State News

By Sarah Taylor  |  The Blaze Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore said Sunday that he has plans to file a lawsuit against The Washington Post over a report that he actively pursued teenage girls decades ago when he was an assistant prosecutor. The report included an allegation of sexual misconduct with a 14-year-old girl in 1979. What did Moore say? Moore, who spoke at Huntsville […]

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Four dead in Barren County Plane Crash

Four dead in Barren County Plane Crash

on November 13, 2017, 6:30 AM / in State News

A small plane in Glasgow, Kentucky crashed Sunday afternoon, killing four passengers. In Barren County, KY, a plane crashed at approximately 2:21pm. The Federal Aviation Administration released in a statement today that the Piper PA32 crashed in south central Kentucky as it was heading to the Lake Cumberland Regional Airport in Somerset, KY. According to State Trooper Jeremy Hodges, three […]

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At Least Three Stabbed at the Mall of America

on November 13, 2017, 6:25 AM / in State News

by  Timothy Meads  |   Townhall The Star Tribune is reporting that at least three victims were stabbed at the Mall of America in Bloomington, Minnesota just before closing on Sunday night. A suspect is in custody, but the motive is still unknown. According to eye witness accounts and confirmed by the police, the stabbing occurred in the Men’s section in Macy’s. “A […]

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The Common Thread to This Week’s Major News Stories

The Common Thread to This Week’s Major News Stories

on November 11, 2017, 6:54 AM / in Religion, State News

By David Fowler What a week!—the 100th anniversary of the Bolshevik Revolution, polls showing that millennials prefer communism to capitalism, murderous hatred displayed in a small Baptist church, and calls on the federal government for stricter gun control laws. There is a common thread here if we will but see it. The Bolshevik Revolution was a response to many social evils […]

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The Liberal Senator Alexander speaks up to USA Today and what do they get out of it, A plug for Bredesen

on November 11, 2017, 5:58 AM / in State News

Alexander talked with the USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee on Friday about health care, tax reform and politics in the Volunteer State. USA decided to Title the article Sen. Alexander: Phil Bredesen would make ‘formidable candidate’ in U.S. Senate race U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander said Friday that Phil Bredesen would be a “formidable candidate” if the former Democratic governor decides to […]

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Another Teacher Uses “Genderbread People” to Explain Transgender Lesson

Another Teacher Uses “Genderbread People” to Explain Transgender Lesson

on November 10, 2017, 8:58 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

Written by  Raven Clabough Jacqueline Hall, a middle school teacher at Cambridge Central School in upstate New York, used “Genderbread People” to teach her students about sexually ambiguous individuals and transgenderism. The lesson’s supporting materials included a packet of information focused on sex change operations and graphic sexual definitions. Hall also invited a local LGBTQ activist group, Pride Center of the Capital Region, […]

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After TX Shooting, Washington State Begins Selective Gun Confiscation

on November 10, 2017, 8:54 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

How can you spot someone from Washington State?  Most have TWO LEFT HANDS  and  TWO LEFT FEET and they work to make sure that this nation will be LEFT IN THE DARK.  (The RIGHT MINDED folks are either leaving or still trying to fight the WRONG that has been gaining too much ground.)  –   Jackie Juntti BY BEN MARQUIS In the […]

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O.J. Simpson reportedly booted from Las Vegas hotel after drunken disturbance

on November 10, 2017, 7:56 AM / in National News, State News

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.comO.J. Simpson is out of jail, but isn’t staying out of trouble. The star was reportedly booted from his Las Vegas hotel on Wednesday after allegedly causing a drunken disturbance. According to TMZ, the 70-year-old reportedly got drunk and hotel staff claim he was being disruptive to other customers at the Clique bar located inside the […]

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Washington GOP tries to oust Republican nominee Roy Moore in Alabama Senate race

Washington GOP tries to oust Republican nominee Roy Moore in Alabama Senate race

on November 10, 2017, 7:07 AM / in National News, State News

By Stephen Dinan – The Washington Times Washington Republicans moved quickly Thursday to try to oust their candidate in the Alabama Senate race, former state Chief Justice Roy Moore, after a newspaper reported he had enticed an underage girl into a sexual encounter decades ago. The Washington Post reported that a woman says Mr. Moore initiated the encounter in 1979, when she was 14 and […]

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Mounting GOP retirements threaten House majority

Mounting GOP retirements threaten House majority

on November 10, 2017, 6:10 AM / in National News, State News

BY JONATHAN EASLEY AND SCOTT WONG A retirement wave has hit House Republicans, emboldening Democrats who have become increasingly bullish about their prospects of winning back a majority in 2018. House Judiciary Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-Va.) on Thursday became the latest Republican to announce he would not seek another term. The 13-term Virginian followed Reps. Ted Poe (R-Texas) and Frank LoBiondo (R-N.J.), both of who announced Tuesday — hours before Republicans suffered sweeping […]

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on November 9, 2017, 8:01 AM / in Opinion, State News

Oh, where do we go from here after last night’s election results?  Hot off the FPIW Blog, here’s our take on what’s next for Washington State’s social conservatives. Democrats Take Control of Washington State. What Does It Mean? Special election results from the 45th legislative district (Woodinville/Redmond) last night indicate that the Democrats just took control of the Washington State […]

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Owner of Johnson City pet store charged with animal cruelty

on November 9, 2017, 7:59 AM / in State News

I don’t know all the details of this case but I’ve never ever heard of someone being charged with animal cruelty for having algae in a fish tank. According to their web site the store has lizards, turtles, snakes, frogs, and spiders. JOHNSON CITY, TN (WJHL) – The owner of an exotic pet shop in Johnson City is facing dozens […]

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