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Nashville chihuahuas found covered in glue

Nashville chihuahuas found covered in glue

on February 2, 2014, 7:37 AM / in News, State News

NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) – Veterinarians are caring for two abandoned Chihuahuas found covered in glue at a vacant house in North Nashville. A landlord discovered the animals and called Metro Animal Control. The facility caring for the dogs has been unable to wash off the dark blue plumber’s glue. Veterinarians have tried shaving off that glued fur, but had to […]

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ACU ANNOUNCES 2013 RATINGS OF THE TENNESSEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

ACU ANNOUNCES 2013 RATINGS OF THE TENNESSEE GENERAL ASSEMBLY

on February 1, 2014, 9:01 AM / in News, State News

“On behalf of the American Conservative Union, I am pleased to announce the winners of our 2013 State Legislative Ratings for members of the Tennessee General Assembly,” said ACU Chairman Al Cardenas. “For 42 years, ACU has set the gold standard for Congressional ratings, and we are now able to offer that same level of transparent information to the voters of Tennessee […]

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Tennessee Eagle Forum Bills of Interest in Nasville

Tennessee Eagle Forum Bills of Interest in Nasville

on February 1, 2014, 8:53 AM / in News, State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go […]

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CALLING FOR AN ARTICLE V CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION:

CALLING FOR AN ARTICLE V CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION:

on February 1, 2014, 8:42 AM / in News, Opinion, State News

SJR 0493 by *Kelsey Constitutional Conventions – Makes application to the U.S. Congress to call a constitutional convention for the sole purpose of proposing a federal balanced budget amendment. STATUS:  SJR493 was postponed until February 11th. BACKGROUND: Do we have a deficient Constitution or a derelict Congress?? While we certainly support a balanced budget, we have concerns about using an […]

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For the Prayer List

For the Prayer List

on February 1, 2014, 8:38 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Would ask that you continue to remember Sen. Doug Henry (D-Nashville). The 87 year old was present in a wheel chair this week and continues to recover from his hospital stay in December. Rep. Bo Mitchell (D-Nashville) lost his grandmother this week. On the PRAISE side, Sen. and Mrs. Lowe Finney (D-Jackson) recently welcomed into their home, three-year-old Paul from […]

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Meeting turns heated at Hawkins County Humane Society shelter

on January 31, 2014, 8:33 AM / in News, State News

HAWKINS COUNTY, Tenn. – By Lyndsey Price, lprice@wcyb.com A group in Hawkins County is letting their voice be heard by speaking for the voiceless — they are accusing the Hawkins County Humane Society Animal Shelter of mistreating animals. A group of people formed outside the Hawkins County Humane Society Animal Shelter for the vote of their new officers for 2014. “A […]

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Gap Creek Road reopens to traffic

Gap Creek Road reopens to traffic

on January 31, 2014, 7:07 AM / in News, State News

Despite seemingly endless rounds of wintry weather, the Tennessee Department of Transportation and contractor Charles Blalock & Sons met the deadline for opening a section of Gap Creek Road that had caused many residents to go miles out of their way to visit their neighbors. But while motorists can once again make the trek from Elizabethton to Hampton, the “new” […]

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From the Tennessee Eagle Forum / Tennessee Notes and Legislation

From the Tennessee Eagle Forum / Tennessee Notes and Legislation

on January 28, 2014, 8:29 AM / in Announcements, News, State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go […]

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Pet Legislation in Tennessee

on January 28, 2014, 8:11 AM / in News, State News

The Tennessee General Assembly is in session. Below you will find animal-related bills that have been introduced in the Tennessee legislature in January 2014. This is year two of our two-year session so there are still some bills left over from last year which could also make a comeback like the bill on tethering dogs that was sent for summer […]

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Animal Charity Accused of Taking Dog

on January 26, 2014, 9:08 AM / in News, State News

By Stacy Case / Fox News  Watch the video Murfreesboro Only On Fox, a charity that’s supposed to protect animals is accused of doing just the opposite.   A Murfreesboro dog owner says the Humane Alliance of Rutherford County took her dog, and she believes the charity’s director is planning to sell it for profit. The dog owner, Freda Haddix, is […]

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Arkansas Mom Poses Problem for Common Core

on January 26, 2014, 7:11 AM / in National News, News, State News

By Todd Thurman Karen Lamoreaux, a mother and former National Honor Society member, made waves last month when she appeared before the Arkansas State Board of Education to voice her concerns over the state’s adoption of Common Core national standards. Lamoreaux asked board members to solve a simple math problem. “Are you ready? Get your pencils out. I’m not kidding,” […]

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Franklin DUI officer found passed out in car at bar avoids arrest

Franklin DUI officer found passed out in car at bar avoids arrest

on January 24, 2014, 7:13 AM / in News, State News

WKRN, Nashville News, Nashville Weather and Sports FRANKLIN, Tenn. – A Franklin DUI officer is now the source of controversy after being accused of being drunk and passed out behind the wheel of his private vehicle in November. Officer Brent Rose has since admitted to his mistakes and has been internally reprimanded by the Franklin Police Department; however, questions remain […]

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Tennessee bill takes on NSA encryption-breaking facility at Oak Ridge

Tennessee bill takes on NSA encryption-breaking facility at Oak Ridge

on January 23, 2014, 8:22 AM / in News, State News

The Tenth Amendment Center Many thanks to Steve for sending us this item The state-level effort to turn off water and electricity to the National Security Agency (NSA) got a major boost today as legislators in Tennessee introduced a bill to ban the state from providing material support to the federal agency. A long-standing secretive NSA computing facility calls Oak […]

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YES on 1— What will you do?????

YES on 1— What will you do?????

on January 22, 2014, 7:50 AM / in News, State News

This effort is in response the to 2000 State Supreme Court decision that overturned our 48-hour waiting period, our informed consent, and the law that required that second trimester abortions be done in a hospital.  The court ‘found’ that our State Constitution had a stronger ‘right to privacy’ than the US Constitution under Roe v Wade. (Actually, neither Constitution contains […]

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Anti-tax activist plans push in Tennessee

Anti-tax activist plans push in Tennessee

on January 22, 2014, 6:13 AM / in News, State News

Written by Chas Sisk / The Tennessean Editor’s Note: I scratched out the first two words of the article because of its attempt to describe Mr. Norquist as an anarchist which is a political philosophy that advocates stateless societies often defined as self-governed voluntary institutions and that all taxes are unnecessary. Neither of those descriptions would be true of Mr. Norquist.  Anti-tax activist Grover […]

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Proposed supermarket wine deal draws criticism

Proposed supermarket wine deal draws criticism

on January 22, 2014, 6:00 AM / in Local News, News, State News

By ERIK SCHELZIG Associated Press NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) – A proposed deal to allow supermarket wine sales in Tennessee is drawing criticism for trying to exclude big box retailers and convenience stores. Liquor industry lobbyists this year have for the first time engaged in serious negotiations with leaders of both chambers of the General Assembly about the perennial effort to […]

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Guard recruiter denied release in armory shooting

Guard recruiter denied release in armory shooting

on January 22, 2014, 5:53 AM / in National News, News, State News

By ADRIAN SAINZ     Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn.—A Tennessee National Guard recruiter charged with trying to kill four of his superiors at an armory told a fellow soldier he would start shooting if he was fired from his job, an FBI agent testified Friday. Special Agent Matthew Ross gave his testimony at a detention hearing for Sgt. 1st Class Amos Patton. […]

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TN State Board Disciplines Campbell Co Pound

on January 21, 2014, 10:43 AM / in News, State News

Original Post at YesBiscuit In April 2013, Campbell Co pound employee Brenda Watkins provided sworn testimony to alleged abuse she witnessed.  Among the allegations: Pets were killed in their kennels in full view of other animals. Animals were chokepoled and then jabbed in random areas of their body with syringes containing improper dosages of Fatal Plus. Some animals took “quite […]

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Legislative News out of Nashville

Legislative News out of Nashville

on January 18, 2014, 7:44 AM / in News, State News

They are back at work… some good… some bad…. On Monday the offices are closed due to Martin Luther King Day… On Tuesday the fun begins…. SENATE Senate Judiciary Law Enforcement SB1485 (Mike Bell) Prohibits any state or local law enforcement officer from participating in a voluntary motor vehicle checkpoint conducted by a private company or research institute for the […]

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Knoxville, TN, AC Ordinance Changes

on January 18, 2014, 6:03 AM / in News, State News

By Donna Fefee You may recall that the Knoxville City Council had a new animal control ordinance on the meeting agenda for August 6, 2013. The main purposes were to clarify (i.e., tighten up) Knoxville’s existing pet limit and fix an oddly written heading, but other changes were made to the definition section. The first reading was postponed until January 21 […]

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