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HSUS Horse Care and a $2.1 Million Lawsuit

HSUS Horse Care and a $2.1 Million Lawsuit

on May 13, 2014, 9:23 AM / in News, State News

Last week, six owners of horses filed a lawsuit in Blount County, Tennessee, against the Blount County SPCA and several of its officers. The suit comes following a seizure in April 2013 of horses from a Tennessee Walking Horse trainer named Larry Wheelon. The charges against Wheelon were dropped in August, but a grand jury indicted him in December. That […]

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TENNESSEE STATE SENATOR MARK NORRIS BAGMAN FOR GOVERNOR HASLAM

TENNESSEE STATE SENATOR MARK NORRIS BAGMAN FOR GOVERNOR HASLAM

on May 13, 2014, 9:18 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

I have long ranted against ALEC as many of you know.  Some of you defend ALEC but I wonder if you really understand what/who is behind ALEC.  It is just like how so many who are Mason’s have no clue as to the real underbelly of the Masonic organization.  All folks see is that nice sounding and acting FRONT they […]

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Rep. Charles Sargent caught flip-flopping on firearms legislation

Rep. Charles Sargent caught flip-flopping on firearms legislation

on May 13, 2014, 7:00 AM / in Announcements, News, State News

Last Thursday night the Tennessee Firearms Associaton caught Representative Charles Sargent flip-flopping on the 2nd Amendment. You see he told the Tennessean last month that he would “vote for” the open carry bill that had just passed the Senate 25-2. Then at a town hall meeting last night in Williamson County he told the crowd that he “hasn’t made up […]

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East Tenn. law enforcement officials tackle growing animal abuse issues

East Tenn. law enforcement officials tackle growing animal abuse issues

on May 13, 2014, 6:42 AM / in News, State News

Naomi Charboneau appears to be one of the people HSUS has that gives “training” to law enforcement. <http://www.humanesociety.org/issues/animal_rescue/law-enforcement-training.html> A can of worms for people in east Tennessee. By WHITNEY GOOD /  6 News Reporter Original Story KNOXVILLE (WATE) – Several law enforcement agencies are working together to combat animal cruelty in our neighborhoods. The Humane Society of the United States […]

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Humane Society: TN Is A Hot Bed For Dog And Cockfighting

on May 10, 2014, 7:24 AM / in News, State News

Looks like HSUS has noticed their failure to make progress in Tennessee recently. They are now hitting the states at both ends this week talking about animal abuse and dog fighting. With different HSUS people. Janette Reever is Deputy Manager of Animal Fighting Investigations for the Animal Rescue Team. I think we can expect a big push from them in […]

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Juvenile injustice: truants face courts, jailing without legal counsel to aid them

Juvenile injustice: truants face courts, jailing without legal counsel to aid them

on May 9, 2014, 8:08 AM / in News, State News

Editor’s Note: The Fifth and Fourteenth Amendments to the United States Constitution contain a due process clause. Due process deals with the administration of justice and thus the due process clause acts as a safeguard from arbitrary denial of life, liberty, or property by the Government outside the sanction of law. The Supreme Court of the United States interprets the […]

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Chattanooga clears McKamey Animal Center in review

Chattanooga clears McKamey Animal Center in review

on May 6, 2014, 8:57 AM / in News, State News

by Joy Lukachick / TimesFreePress After six months of headlines, the resignations of two McKamey Animal Center leaders and a decline in donations, the city auditor has released findings clearing the animal shelter of any significant problems or wrongdoing. The internal review did find that former Executive Director Karen Walsh’s salary and annual $10,000 bonus weren’t documented in the board’s […]

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Campfield says Obamacare signups like Nazi ‘train rides’

on May 6, 2014, 7:40 AM / in News, State News

Thanks to Steve for this item out of TN. When I lived in TN I really liked Stacey Campfield –  he said it like it is. Jackie The Tennessean State Sen. Stacey Campfield is no stranger to the provocative analogy, and his latest already has provoked a condemnation from the head of the Tennessee Republican Party. State Sen. Stacey Campfield […]

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Arlington fest draws 12,000 for food, fun, crafts

Arlington fest draws 12,000 for food, fun, crafts

on May 4, 2014, 7:17 AM / in News, State News

Written by Carolyn Bahm, Express editor / Bartlett Express From bagpipes to barbecue, the 24th annual Arlington in April was a smashing success with blue skies and big crowds Saturday, organizers said. An estimated 12,000 people attended the one-day arts and crafts festival this year on historic Depot Square. Nancy Hooper is one of the five volunteers who make up […]

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Mrs. Tennessee, United States Mrs. Rachael Briley Neudecker

Mrs. Tennessee, United States Mrs. Rachael Briley Neudecker

on April 28, 2014, 7:29 AM / in Local News, News, State News

There are few times that I feel blessed about the future of the world and this is one of the them. Last night a new Mrs. Tennessee, United States, was chosen by the judges in a close competition at the West Creek Performing Arts Center in Clarksville, Tennessee. Mrs. Rachael Briley Neudecker won the title after a weekend of interviews […]

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Bill Gates owns the Jackson Sun? Who knew?

Bill Gates owns the Jackson Sun? Who knew?

on April 26, 2014, 7:11 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Special Thanks to Kathy for this one………… By rockytop / Rocky Top Politics Well, well, well.  RTP uncovers another one, thanks again to our intrepid and growing band of merry tipsters. When the Jackson Sun issued it’s opinion that Gov. Haslam should veto the compromise delay of the controversial PARCC test, passed by the state legislature, we thought it was just […]

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Hanging Chad : Who can Vote in the Republican Primary?

Hanging Chad : Who can Vote in the Republican Primary?

on April 25, 2014, 6:02 AM / in News, State News

By Vanessa Curry / Columbia Daily Herald As of Thursday, 1,100 people had cast ballots in early voting for the Maury County Republican Party primary on May 6. Early voting continues 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday-Friday and 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday through May 1 at the Maury County Election Commission at 1207 Tradewinds Drive. Beginning April 29, an additional polling location […]

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Jesse Jackson in Chattanooga today; Unity Group offers rally alternative

Jesse Jackson in Chattanooga today; Unity Group offers rally alternative

on April 25, 2014, 5:51 AM / in News, State News

by Yolanda Putman  /  timesfreepress.com The Rev. Jesse Jackson, one of the most celebrated black leaders of the past half-century but a lightning rod for criticism, is coming to Chattanooga today, even as the country’s largest neo-Nazi group assembles here to mark its 40th anniversary. He will join local black leaders in urging residents to stay away from the National […]

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Senator Gresham receives SAOVA award for leadership

Senator Gresham receives SAOVA award for leadership

on April 23, 2014, 3:44 PM / in News, State News

Original Post The Sportsmen’s & Animal Owners’ Voting Alliance, a nationwide nonpartisan organization of animal owners and sportsmen, named Senator Dolores Gresham “Legislative Leader 2013.” Gresham, a Republican representing Senate District 26 — Chester, Decatur, Fayette, Hardeman, Hardin, Haywood, McNairy, and Henderson Counties — serves as Chair of the Senate Education Committee, and is a member of the Senate Commerce […]

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Remember Ray “Wilkie” Fain

Remember Ray “Wilkie” Fain

on April 22, 2014, 11:30 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Mr. Fain has left Jackson and is in Nashville. Our story “Were We Told the Truth?” explains part of his short stay here. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/alliance-network#home He wants your $1.  He wants $25,000.  He wants to help a law firm file a civil rights class action lawsuit against Tennessee Family Court. He wants you to subscribe to a digital television station which will […]

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Bruce Pearl ‘wasn’t surprised’ Cuonzo Martin left UT Vols

Bruce Pearl ‘wasn’t surprised’ Cuonzo Martin left UT Vols

on April 19, 2014, 6:09 AM / in Basketball, News, Sports, State News

by Patrick Brown / timesfreepress KNOXVILLE — The timing of Cuonzo Martin’s move to California this week — two weeks after it appeared he would remain Tennessee’s basketball coach — came as a surprise. Martin’s decision to leave the Volunteers, though, wasn’t as much of a surprise to some folks, including Tennessee predecessor Bruce Pearl, who was hired at Auburn last […]

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TN state senator: Law enforcement must further investigate Heitman death

TN state senator: Law enforcement must further investigate Heitman death

on April 19, 2014, 6:01 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog KNOXVILLE — A state senator from east Tennessee said law enforcement agencies should do more to investigate the death of Alex Heitman, an Oak Ridge School District official who reported people using taxpayer money to buy meth. State Sen. Randy McNally, R-Oak Ridge, said Wednesday he has contacted the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation, the state […]

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TFA Legislative Report – We elected them for this???

TFA Legislative Report – We elected them for this???

on April 18, 2014, 9:15 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Summary: Tennesseans were promised that “if” we would put the Republicans in control of state government that we would see smaller, more efficient government.  We would see a return to conservative principles.  We would see allegiance to the constitutions.  We would be better off. Tennesseans gave the Republicans control a few years ago.  The Republicans have given control and leadership […]

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Salary of TN judges going up, but no raises for state teachers

Salary of TN judges going up, but no raises for state teachers

on April 14, 2014, 8:00 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — If you’re a state employee in Tennessee, especially a teacher, and you’re pining for a raise, then what you’re about to read will probably make you mad. You likely know you aren’t getting a salary increase for the upcoming fiscal year. But did you know the Tennessee General Assembly is about to give a pay […]

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Campaign Notebook: Chattanooga Tea Party to host candidate forum

Campaign Notebook: Chattanooga Tea Party to host candidate forum

on April 14, 2014, 7:02 AM / in News, State News

by Judy Walton / timesfreepress.com More than a dozen candidates in the May 6 primaries are expected to speak and meet the public at a candidate forum Thursday hosted by the Chattanooga Tea Party. The event is set for 6:30 p.m. at The Century Club Banquet Hall, 3221 Harrison Pike, according to a news release. The hall is off Access Road, […]

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