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Attorney general applicants face hearing, 2 eliminated

Attorney general applicants face hearing, 2 eliminated

on September 10, 2014, 8:32 AM / in News, State News

As we follow this process, you will want to remember that we get our Attorney General and Reporter unlike any other state in the nation.  The Justices of the TN Supreme Court APPOINT the State’s lawyer who practices before them. NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Eight men who want to be Tennessee’s next Attorney General faced questions Monday in a lengthy hearing […]

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Shelby County Dems Choose Candidate for 30th Dist. Senate Seat

Shelby County Dems Choose Candidate for 30th Dist. Senate Seat

on September 10, 2014, 8:29 AM / in News, State News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (FOX13) – The Shelby County Democrat Party’s executive committee decided Monday night who will be on the ballot to replace State Senator Jim Kyle. They didn’t have to look to far, as Kyle’s wife, Sara, will be the nominee. Sara Kyle, a former Tennessee Regulatory Authority Commissioner, was chosen by two votes over former State Senator Beverly Marrero. […]

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Chattanooga draft ordinance

on September 10, 2014, 8:10 AM / in News, State News

Here is the draft of the ordinance that is proposed for Chattanooga. The new rules of private / public business…. It appears the fascists are taking over Chattanooga – this is frightful. Melba

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Estimated Cost of K-12 Public Education for Unaccompanied Alien Children

Estimated Cost of K-12 Public Education for Unaccompanied Alien Children

on September 9, 2014, 8:17 AM / in National News, News, State News

NOTE: In a time when TN state departments are being asked to cut back on expenditures, is the state REALLY ready to have to spend $13.42 Million??  Where will that money from??  What will have to be cut to provide to funding for this unanticipated expense??  Remember, Tennessee did not know these unaccompanied minors were even coming to the state, […]

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Allow me to retort: We must protect the election laws

Allow me to retort: We must protect the election laws

on September 7, 2014, 8:01 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

This article appeared in Everything Hendersonville.com and perfectly explains the frustration by those of us that try to honestly follow the rules and highlights the ineptitude of those that are supposed to protect the laws of the state. Of course that ineptitude may be influence by financial incentives. I am not the one to judge that. The following events actually […]

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Newsletter #143 – Who’s Working in Tennessee?

Newsletter #143 – Who’s Working in Tennessee?

on September 7, 2014, 7:41 AM / in News, State News

Editor’s Note: Please try to remember that the great state of Tennessee in itself can not create jobs except those jobs that are majority dependent upon tax dollars to justify its existence. An example of that would be modern day health care positions where revenues come in a round about way via the government. Approximately 4/5 of today’s health care […]

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Straight Talk From Rocky Top / The Nashville Banner

Straight Talk From Rocky Top / The Nashville Banner

on September 7, 2014, 6:52 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

Editor’s Note: The Tennessean is owned by Gannett which is an international media and marketing company and one of the largest media companies in the U.S. Other pieces of bird litter are found in Tennessee are The Leaf-Chronicle, Clarksville, The Jackson Sun, Jackson, The Daily News Journal, Murfreesboro, WBIR-TV, Knoxville, Clipper Magazine, MINT Magazine, and USA TODAY print site, Nashville. Hear Rocky […]

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State Senators Gresham and Bell Call for hearing on APUSH

State Senators Gresham and Bell Call for hearing on APUSH

on August 27, 2014, 8:03 AM / in News, State News

I want to say a really BIG thank you to Senators Gresham and Bell.  As they reviewed the APUSH material they obviously became as alarmed about the content of the AP US History Framework as many of us were.  We look forward to the hearings and to exposing the truth about the agenda driven APUSH content. Senate Education Committee Chairman […]

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ADVANCE TENNESSEE Attacks on Conservatives: The core was from S.C.O.R.E.

ADVANCE TENNESSEE Attacks on Conservatives: The core was from S.C.O.R.E.

on August 25, 2014, 9:42 AM / in News, State News

By rockytop Frist, Woodson and SCORE linked to Governor’s war on Conservatives. RTP researchers have found that over 1/3 of the money used by the governor and his friends in the unprecedented effort to defeat Republican legislators who disagreed with him came from just three contributors and/or their families.  Those three individuals also just happen to sit on the board […]

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C’mon, Rick. Tell us how your REALLY feel…

C’mon, Rick. Tell us how your REALLY feel…

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

By rockytop The “Point of the Spear” has spoken. In what some in the GOP caucus are describing as either a “Conservative Manifesto” or a “Declaration of Independence” from the Haslam Administration, Rep. Rick Womick (R-Air Force, Rockvale) has let ‘em have it with both barrels. Rep. Womick gave voice to the seething resentment felt by conservative members of the […]

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Tracy holds fast; DesJarlais calls for concession in congressional race

Tracy holds fast; DesJarlais calls for concession in congressional race

on August 24, 2014, 8:33 AM / in News, State News

by Louie Brogdon / The Chattanooga Times Free Press State Sen. Jim Tracy’s campaign has only a few more days in which to concede or push for a recount in his race to unseat U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais in Tennessee’s 4th Congressional District. Tennessee Election Coordinator Mark Goins said Tracy has five calendar days from Thursday to challenge the election, which […]

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Butt asks state AG to investigate HSUS

Butt asks state AG to investigate HSUS

on August 22, 2014, 8:15 AM / in News, State News

NASHVILLE — State Rep. Sheila But, R–Columbia, announced this week she has called on Tennessee’s Attorney General to launch an investigation into the fundraising practices of the Humane Society of the United States following reports of deceptive fundraising tactics by the organization over the last several years. The call by Representative Butt follows a subpoena issued to HSUS by Oklahoma’s […]

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There is work to be done….

There is work to be done….

on August 20, 2014, 9:35 AM / in News, State News

Yep, we lost the Senate election, there is no way to sugar coat the result. And as Joe Carr said in an email recently: “On a final note there are some who claim we had a moral victory. That may be true but I didn’t risk my fortune and sacred honor for anything so hollow as a moral victory. We […]

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Keeping Up With The Kommissioners August 18th Edition

Keeping Up With The Kommissioners August 18th Edition

on August 19, 2014, 6:33 AM / in News, State News

It’s that time of the month again and unfortunately for you, the Midsouth Sentinels main writer is on vacation in an undisclosed location that is despite what the picture shows…somewhere sunny. Global warming is alive and kicking, despite what you may have been told… While we are waiting for reports about what happened today at the Shelby County Commission, we […]

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Voters deliver bloodbath to county commissioners after dramatic tax increase

Voters deliver bloodbath to county commissioners after dramatic tax increase

on August 19, 2014, 6:16 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — One might say Fentress County resident David Beaty suffered a wee bit of abuse at the hands of County Executive Frank Smith, merely for complaining about a dramatic increase in property taxes at commission meetings. There was that one meeting, of course, when Smith publicly called Beaty a “dumbass,” as videotaped evidence confirms. […]

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Metro Nashville Far Thinking Thoughts

Metro Nashville Far Thinking Thoughts

on August 19, 2014, 6:03 AM / in News, State News

By A Disgruntled Republican in Nashville  A right-leaning disgruntled Republican comments on the news of the day and any other thing he damn-well pleases. What is on the Davidson / Nashville Metro Council Agenda for Tuesday August 19? End of skinny duplexes, Honky Tonk Protection, Beer, honoring Ken Jakes, electing speaker Pro tem, and more.  The August 19th Metro Council […]

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SMOKING GUN: Governor linked to attacks on GOP legislators

SMOKING GUN: Governor linked to attacks on GOP legislators

on August 19, 2014, 5:58 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

By Rocky Top Politics Political analysis from a conservative perspective Haslam’s personal war on conservatives confirmed. Targeted (and non-targeted) GOP legislators are furious. It has been rumored for several weeks that the attacks on conservative legislators were directed by Gov. Haslam through his staff and consultants. There were numerous hints and substantial anecdotal evidence that chief of staff Mark Cate […]

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Ten worst States to live in…. a list we did make

Ten worst States to live in…. a list we did make

on August 19, 2014, 5:39 AM / in National News, News, State News

By Scott Cohn and Betsy Cline of CNBC Quality-of-life laggards There are many ideal places around the country to raise a family, get a job and have a great recreational lifestyle. Then there are the states mired in problems that don’t get high marks for quality of life in America’s top states for business. We look at several factors — […]

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TN Education Reforms Hailed in New U.S. Chamber Report

on August 16, 2014, 7:20 AM / in News, State News

by Alex Harris Changes in the state’s Department of Education since the Tennessee General Assembly voted to adopt the Common Core standards for education a few years ago are being highlighted in the summer issue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce quarterly magazine, Free Enterprise. According to the magazine, the USCoC recently completed a follow-up to their 2007 report, Leaders & Laggards: […]

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TVA saves ‘princess’ in distress, but payoff from coal ash spill not evident

TVA saves ‘princess’ in distress, but payoff from coal ash spill not evident

on August 16, 2014, 7:14 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — It’s been four years since the Tennessee Valley Authority, a government utility, gave $1.7 million to the Princess Theatre in Harriman as reparation for a devastating coal ash spill, which, interestingly, didn’t affect the theater. The now 75-year-old building in Harriman’s stagnant downtown was closed for many years. Theater officials reopened 2 1/2 years ago […]

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