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COMMON CORE:  Now it is YOUR turn!!

COMMON CORE: Now it is YOUR turn!!

on September 9, 2013, 7:39 AM / in News, State News

For many   months, grassroots activists across the state have been raising concerns   about the Common Core State Standards (CCSS).  These concerns are now   also shared by many legislators. Because the interest has been so high, Sen. Dolores Gresham, chairman of the   Senate Education Committee, has graciously scheduled formal hearings on the   CCSS for September 19-20, […]

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The NSA’s other shoe drops

The NSA’s other shoe drops

on September 6, 2013, 11:54 AM / in News, State News

by Claire  Alas (but no surprise), the rumor that’s been buzzing around the ‘Net ever since Edward Snowden’s NSA documents began their slow leak has turned out to be true. The NSA has cracked the encryption on which the Internet thrives. All those assurances from our banks, insurance companies, doctors, credit card companies, etc. that our data is safe and […]

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Better Quality Candidates for Commission

Better Quality Candidates for Commission

on September 6, 2013, 10:35 AM / in News, State News

Chris in Maryville has started a movement to put furry friends in the Blount County Commission and has asked for my help in recruiting candidates. I am happy to oblige as I know the moral integrity of my first recruit to be far superior to that of 20 of the County Commissioners. Blount County (BC) Public Record is delighted to […]

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Johnson City mayor to detail animal shelter plans at City Commission meeting

Johnson City mayor to detail animal shelter plans at City Commission meeting

on September 6, 2013, 8:04 AM / in News, State News

                   Rendering for the new Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter. (Contributed) by Jennifer Sprouse After nailing down a location for the new Washington County-Johnson City Animal Shelter Tuesday, as well as a building design, Johnson City Mayor Ralph Van Brocklin will give a presentation at Thursday’s City Commission meeting, describing the progress and plans for the shelter. On Wednesday, Van […]

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Serious illness prompts temporary closure of Young-Williams animal facilities

Serious illness prompts temporary closure of Young-Williams animal facilities

on September 5, 2013, 7:52 AM / in News, State News

KNOXVILLE — Young-Williams Animal Center and Young-Williams Animal Village are closed temporarily after two dogs tested positive for distemper from the Division Street location. Young-Williams Animal Center, 3201 Division St., will be closed Wednesday. The Young-Williams Animal Village, 6400 Kingston Pike, will be closed Wednesday and Thursday. The shelter’s staff and veterinary team have quarantined the dog adoption area to […]

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Study examines how education dollars are spent in TN

on August 30, 2013, 9:37 AM / in Local News, News, State News

A statewide non-profit is tracking how your tax dollars are being spent on education. The study from the Beacon Center of Tennessee shows more of that money is now going to the central office and away from the classroom. The study found of the about $10,000 spent per student in the state, less than 54 percent is directed at classroom […]

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Alexander Holds Large Lead Over Primary Challengers

Alexander Holds Large Lead Over Primary Challengers

on August 29, 2013, 11:21 AM / in National News, News, State News

In a recent press release from the left leaning Roll Call, they contend that the present Senator Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., holds a massive lead over current and potential primary opponents, and holds a high job performance rating from likely Republican primary voters in the Volunteer State, according to an internal poll provided exclusively to CQ Roll Call. However there is no […]

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The Lift

The Lift

on August 29, 2013, 9:54 AM / in Local News, National News, News, Opinion, State News

Some one asked my opinion the other day of the development of HUD subsidized apartments in downtown Jackson. Now I have been pretty silent about this for some time but I guess it is about time I say something. Looks nice doesn’t it? How long do you think this will last? How much do you think this will cost you, the middle […]

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Next Generation Science Standards: Common Core Incognito

Next Generation Science Standards: Common Core Incognito

on August 28, 2013, 8:50 AM / in National News, News, State News

NOTE:  As far as I can determine, Tennessee HAS NOT yet adopted the Science standards. It took three years for a group of committees to develop Common Core Science Standards, which are called “Next Generation Science Standards” (NGSS). The National Research Council and Washington-based Achieve, the group that produced the Common Core English and math standards, also managed the development […]

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Nashville councilman Duane Dominy responds to TWRA arrest

Nashville councilman Duane Dominy responds to TWRA arrest

on August 27, 2013, 8:09 AM / in News, State News

Written by  Brian Wilson The Tennessean Original Article Metro Councilman Duane Dominy has publicly acknowledged his jail booking on Friday afternoon, saying he hopes what he calls a misunderstanding can be resolved as quickly as possible. Dominy was taken into custody at the Criminal Justice Center on Friday afternoon on a Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency citation and a missed court […]

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Metro councilman released after being jailed in wildlife agency case

Metro councilman released after being jailed in wildlife agency case

on August 26, 2013, 8:05 AM / in News, State News

No animals involved this time but it does involve the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. They apparently had this Nashville councilman put in jail on an old unpaid boating/towing citation. They’re really not making many friends lately. Written by Tony Gonzalez and Brian Wilson Original Post Metro Nashville Council Member Duane Dominy was jailed Friday on a misdemeanor charge related to […]

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From the Agency That LOVES to Steal

From the Agency That LOVES to Steal

on August 24, 2013, 8:28 AM / in Local News, News, State News

With that, every American will be able to begin the process of obtaining affordable, quality health insurance.  Individuals will not be the only ones to benefit; employers with less than 50 employees, including small cities, will also be able to take advantage of their state’s Small Business Health Insurance Options Program (SHOP).  SHOP will give small employers and their employees […]

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Former U.S. Senate candidate arrested on solicitation to kill deputy charge

Former U.S. Senate candidate arrested on solicitation to kill deputy charge

on August 23, 2013, 10:50 AM / in News, State News

Jonesborough resident Thomas Kenneth “T.K.” Owens, who, in 2012, sought the Democratic nomination to represent Tennessee in the U.S. Senate, was arrested early this morning on charges that he solicited the murder of his uncle Earnest Widby, who works as a bailiff for the Carter County Sheriff’s Department. Photo by Danny Davis Former U.S. Senate candidate T.K. Owens was arrested […]

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Beth Harwell files Bebb complaint with attorney licensing board

Beth Harwell files Bebb complaint with attorney licensing board

on August 23, 2013, 10:46 AM / in Local News, News, State News

by Judy Walton Original Post Tennessee House Speaker Beth Harwell has joined other state lawmakers asking the state’s Board of Professional Responsibility to investigate allegations of ethical misconduct by 10th Judicial District Attorney General Steve Bebb. In an emailed statement, Harwell spokeswoman Kara Owen said this: “Attorneys licensed to practice law in the State of Tennessee are bound to follow […]

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Memphis police say no charges after gun goes off in school

on August 23, 2013, 10:41 AM / in Local News, News, State News

by Associated Press MEMPHIS, Tenn. — – Memphis police say no charges will be filed after a kindergartner brought to school a gun that discharged in the child’s backpack. Police spokeswoman Karen Rudolph says the 5-year-old student and the child’s mother were released from custody Thursday night, hours after the kindergartner was detained by police at Westside Elementary School. Officials […]

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Crowders allowed to keep 2 dogs

Crowders allowed to keep 2 dogs

on August 22, 2013, 9:36 AM / in News, State News

By BRIAN MOSELY Times Gazette Charges of animal cruelty against a Shelbyville couple are still pending, but they will be getting two of their dogs back. The rest are to be put up for adoption. Meanwhile, more than $4,000 in donations from a Nashville organization have made the Shelbyville animal control office’s job much easier. Earlier this month authorities seized […]

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Bits and Pieces August 22nd, 2013

Bits and Pieces August 22nd, 2013

on August 22, 2013, 8:21 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

If you pay your mortgage faithfully, denying yourself the newest big-screen TV, while your neighbor buys iPhones, time shares, a wall-sized do-it-all plasma screen TV and new cars, and the government forgives his debt when he defaults on his mortgage — you might live in a nation that was founded by geniuses but is run by idiots. Fritz Edmonds (Channeling […]

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New study follows the money on Tennessee public education

New study follows the money on Tennessee public education

on August 19, 2013, 8:35 AM / in Local News, News, State News

By Justin Owen, (615) 383-6431 justin@beacontn.org Beacon Center report analyzes how many tax dollars go into the classroom NASHVILLE – A new study released today analyzes taxpayer spending on public education in Tennessee. In the study, the Beacon Center of Tennessee, the state’s premier free market policy organization, looked at the amount taxpayers actually spend on education versus what is […]

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Exclusive — GOP Poll: Sen. Alexander Trails Generic ‘Conservative’ by 5 Points

Exclusive — GOP Poll: Sen. Alexander Trails Generic ‘Conservative’ by 5 Points

on August 19, 2013, 7:24 AM / in National News, News, State News

YIPPEEEEE! by Mike Flynn A new poll of Republican voters in Tennessee shows Sen. Lamar Alexander trailing a generic “conservative” challenger by 5 points. The poll, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News, shows a “credible conservative candidate” leading Alexander 49.5-44.9%. While a serious opponent hasn’t yet emerged to challenge Alexander, the poll shows how vulnerable he is in next year’s August primary. […]

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Kevin Kookogey at the RedState Gathering #RSG13

on August 18, 2013, 6:45 AM / in National News, News, State News

Kevin Kookogey is the head of Lynchpins of Liberty, a conservative group out of Tennessee.  Kevin’s group was one of those harassed by the IRS.  He spoke out this and the larger picture at the RedState Gathering. Listen carefully to his speech. Video streaming by Ustream From Karen PRAY to GOD he decides to take on Lamar Alexander and free […]

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