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Tennessee Democrats Re-Elect Far Left Mary Mancini As State Party Chair, Republicans Cheer

Tennessee Democrats Re-Elect Far Left Mary Mancini As State Party Chair, Republicans Cheer

on January 13, 2019, 7:34 AM / in State News

by Jason M. Reynolds  |  Tennessee Star Tennessee Democratic Party State Chair Mary Mancini won another two year term Saturday as the party’s leader. It was a landslide victory for Mancini over her only serious opponent, Holly McCall, Williamson County’s Democratic Party chair. Mancini received 48 votes from the members of the Democratic Party State Executive Committee, while McCall received just […]

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Nashville Metro Councilwoman Mina Johnson won’t seek re-election

on January 13, 2019, 7:13 AM / in State News

District 23 Metro Councilwoman Mina Johnson has announced she will not be seeking reelection. This is good news.  Like most Metro council members Mina Johnson is a liberal. She was one of the council members who voted for a tax increase last year. She also voted for the resolution which would continue the auto emissions testing program in Nashville even though […]

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Mark Cochran takes Oath of Office

Mark Cochran takes Oath of Office

on January 13, 2019, 7:11 AM / in State News
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Cleveland City Council to vote on Dethero Property; Agenda for Cleveland Tennessee

on January 13, 2019, 6:59 AM / in State News

By TIM SINIARD  |  Cleveland Daily Banner A final passage of an ordinance that could alter the status of a historic downtown property from residential  to professional zoning will be on the Cleveland City Council agenda Monday when it meets in its regularly scheduled session at the Municipal Building. In addition, the City Council will have a final vote on […]

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Judge denies motion to set aside TVA property access order

on January 13, 2019, 6:56 AM / in State News

By TIM SINIARD |  Cleveland Daily Banner Despite a setback handed to them Friday in a Chattanooga federal court, property owners in Meigs County vow to press ahead in their fight to delay the Tennessee Valley Authority’s use of eminent domain to gain temporary access to their lands for a planned line transmission project. The hearing took place Friday in […]

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CASA names Jane Wright advocate of the year

CASA names Jane Wright advocate of the year

on January 13, 2019, 6:54 AM / in State News

CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Bradley and Polk Counties has named Jane Wright as the agency’s advocate of the year. “We chose Jane as our advocate of the year because she has gone above and beyond what we ever asked of her,” said Case Manager Natalie Barrionuevo. “Since she started volunteering with CASA in 2017, it has been inspiring […]

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Chesney to seek second term as mayor of Morristown

on January 13, 2019, 6:52 AM / in State News

Progressive Morristown Mayor Gary Chesney announced Saturday afternoon he’ll run for his second term in office in the May 7 municipal election. Chesney says he and other Morristown City Council members have begun some important initiatives, and he feels a responsibility to continue. Chesney made his candidacy official Friday when he returned his qualifying petition to the election commission office. […]

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Chattanooga Airbnb hosts earned a combined $11 million in 2018; State collects its part.

on January 13, 2019, 6:44 AM / in State News

According to Airbnb, Chattanooga hosts earned approximately $11 million combined last year despite continued hotel growth. The world’s leading community-driven hospitality company reported that the Scenic City welcomed about 110,000 guests in 2018. Hamilton County hosts earned a combined amount of about $9,300 a year, while Meigs County hosts earned nearly five times that amount with approximately $50,000 a year. While […]

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Commissioner Mackey, Guests Frequently Dine At Taxpayer Expense

Commissioner Mackey, Guests Frequently Dine At Taxpayer Expense

on January 13, 2019, 6:35 AM / in State News

Wonder where it went…….. County Commissioner Warren Mackey and his guests frequently dine at taxpayer expense at a variety of local restaurants, county records show. Sometimes twice a day, he gets county reimbursement for meals. Recipients of the free meals in 2018 included City Councilwoman Demetrus Coonrod, former City Councilman Chris Anderson, and former county mayor candidate Aloyse Brown. Councilwoman […]

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House Fire Displaces Family Of 5 Saturday Night

on January 13, 2019, 6:33 AM / in State News

Shortly after 9 p.m. on Saturday, Chattanooga firefighters were dispatched to a house fire at 1820 Foust Street. Battalion Chief Ashley May said heavy flames were visible on the back porch when the first firefighters arrived on the scene. Chief May said the flames were just beginning to get into the house, but the firefighters managed to extinguish the flames […]

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Male suspect robs Bank of Bartlett, 1 in custody

Male suspect robs Bank of Bartlett, 1 in custody

on January 13, 2019, 6:23 AM / in State News

By Carolyn Bahm  |  Bartlett Express A puff of red smoke and stained cash abandoned in a parking lot alerted officers to the location of a suspected Bartlett bank robber on Dec. 31. Deshan Marquet Huntsman, 42, of Memphis has been charged with aggravated robbery in the robbery of the Bank of Bartlett at 7984 U.S. 64 (across from Target, between […]

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School Choice Survives Another Lawsuit

School Choice Survives Another Lawsuit

on January 12, 2019, 6:47 AM / in State News

Editor’s Note: The story below does not mean we favor school choice except as private choice by parents or parent. We interpret the use of governmental school as a means to change the procedures and policies of private education systems therefore interfering in an already difficult situation, the education of children. You have to remember that educational dollars dollars that […]

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Suspects Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder in January Homicide

Suspects Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder in January Homicide

on January 11, 2019, 7:55 AM / in Local News, State News

Suspects Arrested and Charged with First Degree Murder in January Homicide Jackson police have charged Elijah Garrison and Tierra Wilson in the homicide of D’Andre Holmes, 24, of Jackson. Garrison, 25, and Wilson, 24, both of Jackson, were arrested around 8:30 a.m., today in Knoxville, TN, by the U.S. Marshals Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force. They are in custody […]

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Jayme Closs, Wisconsin girl missing since parents were killed in October, has been found alive

Jayme Closs, Wisconsin girl missing since parents were killed in October, has been found alive

on January 11, 2019, 7:53 AM / in State News

By Doha Madani  |  NBC Jayme Closs, the Wisconsin girl who went missing for nearly three months after her parents were killed, was found alive Thursday after emerging from the woods in a rural community about 70 miles from her home. A woman walking her dog came across the 13-year-old, who had vanished on Oct. 15, the day her parents were discovered […]

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Texas Criminal Illegal Alien Data

Texas Criminal Illegal Alien Data

on January 11, 2019, 7:36 AM / in State News

Original Post by the Department of Public Safety The Department of Public Safety and local law enforcement agencies in Texas participate in the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) Priority Enforcement Program (PEP). Participation in PEP enables DHS to work with state and local law enforcement to take custody of individuals who pose a danger to public safety before those individuals […]

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Noem wants high schoolers to pass U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate

on January 11, 2019, 7:12 AM / in State News

By Megan Raposa |  Sioux Falls Argus Leader South Dakota high school students might want to start brushing up on their knowledge of the United States government if they want to earn a diploma. Gov. Kristi Noem announced Tuesday her proposal to require all students to pass a U.S. citizenship test in order to graduate. “This is the test that we […]

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Illinois Democrats Start the New Year with Gun Control Targeting FFL’s

Illinois Democrats Start the New Year with Gun Control Targeting FFL’s

on January 11, 2019, 6:56 AM / in State News

Illinois – -(AmmoLand.com)- The Illinois Senate Democrats, using parliamentary sleight of hand and underhanded tactics, advance useless gun control. Yesterday the Illinois Senate released SB 337 from the “motion to reconsider”. This allows 30 calendar days for the Senate to certify it and send it to the governor for consideration. In releasing this bill to the desk of newly elected Governor […]

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State executive official elections, 2019

on January 11, 2019, 6:47 AM / in State News

The first filing deadline for a 2019 gubernatorial election is just weeks away (we see you, Kentucky). What better time than now to provide a preview of the three states where voters will elect a governor this year. Kentucky, Louisiana, and Mississippi are the only states holding regularly scheduled elections for state executive positions in 2019. All three states will […]

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Youngest black legislator in US is pro-life and pro-God

Youngest black legislator in US is pro-life and pro-God

on January 11, 2019, 6:42 AM / in State News

By Calvin Freiburger WEST VIRGINIA, (LifeSiteNews) – Among the new lawmakers beginning their political careers this month is Caleb Hanna, who is making history as the nation’s youngest black legislator, as well as a young man who says faith and the right to life are central to his worldview. While still an 18-year-old high school senior, Hanna launched a bid for the Republican […]

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Tennessee to become national pioneer in creating social and emotional standards

on January 11, 2019, 6:33 AM / in Opinion, State News

Original Article As the Tennessee Department of Education prepares to roll out new academic standards in math, English, social studies and science, it’s turning attention to creating the state’s first-ever set of standards in a completely new arena — social and emotional learning. Tennessee will spend the next year on the task as one of eight states chosen to draft […]

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