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Sen. Bob Corker calls ‘BS’ on boss’ diatribe

Sen. Bob Corker calls ‘BS’ on boss’ diatribe

on July 19, 2013, 7:28 AM / in National News, News, State News

timefreepress.com U.S. Sen. Bob Corker is well known for speaking pretty bluntly at times, but did the Tennessee Republican really use a far earthier version of the term bull manure to call down Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell this week? The Capitol Hill newspaper CQ Roll Call reported that at a tense meeting of Senate Republicans on Wednesday, McConnell, R-Ky., […]

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Massive Refuge Expansion on the Way for West Tennessee

on July 18, 2013, 3:55 PM / in News, State News

By: Congressman Stephen Fincher Changes could be coming for the Mississippi and Hatchie River floodplains in Dyer, Lauderdale, Tipton and Haywood counties. This past December, the United States Fish and Wildlife Service proposed expanding the Chickasaw and Lower Hatchie National Wildlife Refuges into each refuge’s neighboring bottomlands. This expansion would result in the federal government purchasing 120,000 acres — over […]

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E. Nashville Teen Arrested for Beating Dogs to Death

on July 18, 2013, 6:31 AM / in News, State News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A 19-year-old east Nashville man who allegedly beat his two dogs to the point that they had to be euthanized is in jail. A woman called Metro Police after witnessing Cameron Taylor pick up his dog and slam it on the driveway on Tuesday at a home in the area of Eastland Avenue and Tiffany Drive. She […]

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City Council Approves Animal Control Ordinance – Sans Chickens – 5-3 On First Reading

City Council Approves Animal Control Ordinance – Sans Chickens – 5-3 On First Reading

on July 17, 2013, 7:52 AM / in News, State News

The City Council approved the new animal control ordinance – minus the backyard chicken part – in a 5-3 first reading vote on Tuesday night. However, Councilwoman Carol Berz , who was one of those in favor, said some questions need to be answered prior to the second reading next Tuesday night. She noted that Councilman Chris Anderson stated that […]

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Cookeville plant would stay open under bid

Cookeville plant would stay open under bid

on July 17, 2013, 6:51 AM / in News, State News

Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. — A bankruptcy purchase agreement states the Oreck vacuum cleaner plant in Cookeville would remain open if a judge approves the sale of the brand to the owners of Hoover. The Tennessean (http://www.tennessean.com/article/20130716/BUSINESS01/307160034/Oreck-s-new-owner-keep-factory-open-eliminate-company-owned-stores?nclick_check=1 ) cited bankruptcy court documents in reporting the 200-plus manufacturing employees and at least 15 workers at Oreck’s Nashville headquarters would keep their […]

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Chattanooga Council to vote on Animal Control Board Amendments

on July 16, 2013, 7:51 AM / in News, State News

By Karilynn Galiotos,  Reporter – email CHATTANOOGA, TN (WRCB) WRCBtv.com | Chattanooga News, Weather An uproar over urban chickens caused the Chattanooga City Council to bypass several amendments to city code that deal with the new animal control board. The council voted to uphold the ban on chickens in city limits last week, but they’ve decided to revisit the other […]

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Alexander Protest…………… Nashville Tea Party

Alexander Protest…………… Nashville Tea Party

on July 15, 2013, 8:44 AM / in Announcements, News, State News

  Please Join us to Protest Lamar Alexander’s RINO Voting Record. Lamar just hit a new LOW on his Heritage Action Scorecard. When: Sat July 20 – 3:30PM Where: Intersection of Threet Industrial Rd and Doug Warpoole Rd in Smyrna TN. Map Link: http://goo.gl/6njyk Lamar will be holding an event nearby so it is the perfect time to raise our […]

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Group Funding Sen. Alexander’s Green Project Tied to Gay and Abortion Lobby

Group Funding Sen. Alexander’s Green Project Tied to Gay and Abortion Lobby

on July 13, 2013, 9:52 PM / in News, State News

A group forwarding the radical green agenda is spending thousands on ads promoting a plan by Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.; shown) to encourage “the government to double its funding for energy research.” Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions has spent over $50,000 on an ad campaign in Nashville and Memphis, the Volunteer State’s two largest cities. A report in the Jackson […]

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Dr. Carroll Van West Appointed Tennessee State Historian

Dr. Carroll Van West Appointed Tennessee State Historian

on July 11, 2013, 7:57 AM / in News, State News

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam today announced the appointment of Dr. Carroll Van West as state historian. West replaces the late Walter T. Durham, who served 11 years in the honorary position. “Dr. West’s faithful service to his field for many years reflects a commitment to excellence that will serve the citizens of Tennessee very well,” Haslam said. “His incredible body […]

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City Council kills ordinance to legalize urban chickens

City Council kills ordinance to legalize urban chickens

on July 10, 2013, 11:17 AM / in News, State News

By James Harrison Nooga.com   It took Chattanooga City Council members more than two months to come to a point where they could vote to finalize a measure to legalize urban chickens inside city limits. It took them less than a minute to shoot it down. In a roll call of six no votes to three aye votes, the group […]

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“I was a stranger…..”

“I was a stranger…..”

on July 10, 2013, 9:16 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

Friday I had been in Murfreesboro and was driving back to Smyrna. I passed this billboard and was so struck with this use of the Scripture that I turned around to get a picture of it. America welcomes legal immigrants providing them with all the opportunity that the nation has to offer. We also welcome thousands of refugees every year […]

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Jackie McConnell Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty Charges

Jackie McConnell Pleads Guilty to Animal Cruelty Charges

on July 10, 2013, 5:36 AM / in News, State News

Editor’s note: Why is it that after reading this report from HSUS, I feel like I need a bath…… The Humane Society of the United States continues to care for horses seized following undercover investigation Former Hall of Fame Tennessee walking horse trainer Jackie McConnell and two associates have entered guilty pleas to charges of abusing horses in violation of […]

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Mysterious Group Funds Ads Supporting Senator Lamar Alexander’s Environmental Spending Plan

Mysterious Group Funds Ads Supporting Senator Lamar Alexander’s Environmental Spending Plan

on July 9, 2013, 11:13 AM / in News, State News

  Nashville, Tennessee – July 9, 2013.  A recently formed statist environmentalist group is spending tens of thousands of dollars in Tennessee running television and radio ads supporting Republican Senator Lamar Alexander’s plan to double federal spending on energy research. The left-leaning group ‘Citizens for Responsible Energy Solutions’ has dropped at least $50,735 on television advertising in the Nashville and […]

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Dead Raccoon Prank At Gibbs High School Bewilders Tennessee Officials

on July 9, 2013, 9:31 AM / in News, State News

Original Post Typically, senior class pranksters hang toilet paper from the trees. Some Tennessee teens tried the something similar, only with dead raccoons. The students, whose names haven’t been released, hung the carcasses of four raccoons, two possums and a turtle around the perimeter of Gibbs High School. In addition, the pranksters use red paint to leave obscene graffiti on […]

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Chattanooga: Upcoming City Council Agendas

Chattanooga: Upcoming City Council Agendas

on July 9, 2013, 8:50 AM / in News, State News

Last chance to speak up if you live in Chattanooga and you want to say something about dog breeder permits and other pet-related permits and fees being proposed before the city council. Breeder permits are $300. There are also dealer permits required for selling your puppies. I haven’t checked the wording, but cats are probably included, too. Upcoming City Council […]

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Chattanooga, TN: more hatred for chickens

Chattanooga, TN: more hatred for chickens

on July 9, 2013, 8:41 AM / in News, State News

It really beats all. I’ve never seen a city have such a bizarre animus toward backyard chickens. You would think people want to keep pet bears. Roy Exum, of course, is closely tied to HSUS. The McKamey Animal Center and Karen Walsh have been opposing backyard chickens in Chattanooga for several years. I think one story said there were 30-40 […]

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DUI checkpoint video goes viral

DUI checkpoint video goes viral

on July 7, 2013, 7:09 AM / in News, State News

Reported By Joseph Pleasant, Reporter – bio | email Reported By Nadia Ramdass, Reporter – bio | email MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – A driver recorded his stop during a DUI checkpoint in Rutherford County and uploaded the video to YouTube.  By Saturday morning, less than 24 hours after it was posted, it had more than 1.3 million views and 22,000 likes. […]

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Bits and Pieces

Bits and Pieces

on July 5, 2013, 8:15 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

17 struggling Tenn. schools to share $27M NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – The Tennessee Department of Education has awarded 3-year school improvement grants totaling more than $27 million in federal funds to 17 schools. The schools are among the lowest-performing 5% of schools in the state, in terms of academic achievement. Education Commissioner Kevin Huffman says a priority of the administration […]

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List of TN DHS Government Road Checkpoints This Week

List of TN DHS Government Road Checkpoints This Week

on July 3, 2013, 9:24 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Independence Day Road Checkpoints This Week To celebrate your freedom over this long Independence Day weekend the government is going to illegally impede your right to travel by setting up checkpoints across the state. The TN Department of Homeland Security will be blocking roads, stopping traffic, unlawfully searching you, and forcing blood/DNA samples from you! These “no refusal” checkpoints consist […]

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Tennessee Gun Legislation Report

Tennessee Gun Legislation Report

on July 2, 2013, 7:28 AM / in News, State News

2013 Legislative Session – Overview Those who have watched the legislative process in Tennessee since at least 2008 probably already know that this “Republican” controlled state is not necessarily a “conservative” or “constitutionally sound” controlled state.  Just look at the continued existence of Lamar Alexander and Bob Corker as our state Senators and then their votes to give amnesty to […]

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