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Sen. Rand Paul to appear with Sen. Lamar Alexander, stops short of offering an endorsement

Sen. Rand Paul to appear with Sen. Lamar Alexander, stops short of offering an endorsement

on July 30, 2013, 8:50 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Written by Joey Garrison The Tennessean Sen. Rand Paul, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will join Sen. Lamar Alexander at a Nashville charter school Monday, offering a colleague forced to defend his conservative bona fides a coveted visual with a tea party favorite. Paul, however, stopped short of giving his fellow Republican an outright endorsement in the Tennessee senator’s bid […]

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TN Common Core Hearings Scheduled!

TN Common Core Hearings Scheduled!

on July 30, 2013, 8:40 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Tennessee Senate Education Committee to Conduct Hearings Common Core. Please mark your calendar for September 9 and 10.  Time and room at the Plaza will be announced later. Experts on both sides of this issue will speaking. Names of the speakers will be announced when available. If you care about your children, if you care about the future of education […]

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Not the Apple of His Eye

Not the Apple of His Eye

on July 30, 2013, 8:00 AM / in News, State News

A Tennessee man who blames Apple for the demise of his marriage is suing the technology giant, claiming it failed to install any filter in its devices to prevent his porn addiction. Chris Sevier calls Apple a “silent poisoner” responsible for the proliferation of “arousal addiction, sex trafficking, prostitution, and countless numbers of destroyed lives.”  In his 50-page complaint, Sevier […]

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Bits and Pieces / News from Around the Block

Bits and Pieces / News from Around the Block

on July 30, 2013, 7:55 AM / in National News, News, State News

Pentagon likely to reduce number of furlough days Defense department civilians will likely face up to five fewer unpaid furlough days than originally planned, as Pentagon leaders scrimp to find up to $900 million in savings in the final months of the budget year that ends Sept. The Chattanooga TimesFreePress asks Are Atheists misunderstood? Tennessee’s per-gallon gas price average increases […]

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TN Senator in bed with the Homosexual Lobby?

TN Senator in bed with the Homosexual Lobby?

on July 29, 2013, 10:17 AM / in National News, News, Opinion, State News

Why is Tennessee Senator Lamar Alexander helping President Obama create new radical regulations on business owners? Why would he support the government forcing employers to give preference to homosexual job candidates? You see, right now a pro-homosexual bill, S. 815, is before the U.S. Senate that would create a special class of citizen with government-mandated employment in all our businesses, […]

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The Humane Society of the United States Sponsors Tennessee Walking Horse

The Humane Society of the United States Sponsors Tennessee Walking Horse

on July 29, 2013, 6:29 AM / in News, State News

hmmm, interesting to say the least. I would like to think that their intentions (Animal Welfare approach vs AR Extremist) to support healthy competition and showmanship can be taken at face value. However, it will take much more than one sponsorship to convince me there isn’t an AR agenda behind it. Lori I can’t believe the Tennessee Walking Horse Breeders and Exhibitors Association […]

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Common Core: Some encouraging news? Please Note: Only some!

Common Core: Some encouraging news? Please Note: Only some!

on July 25, 2013, 7:15 AM / in National News, News, State News

Video: College Board Accidentally Explains   Dumbing Down AP to Match Common Core   AP tests are aligning to Common Core. So, explain this, Common Core proponents: the reason to change college-credit AP tests to Common Core is to make sure that they were actually college-ready? Um, that makes no sense. This video is a must-see. Start at about 1:05 […]

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Chattanooga animal ordinance dead for now

on July 24, 2013, 8:23 AM / in News, State News

by Joy Lukachick A controversial city animal control ordinance was taken off the table today. The ordinance that would have dealt with animal breeders, rescue shelters, animal performances and other issues was removed from the council’s agenda today and is dead in its current form. City Council member Moses Freeman said there needs to be a task force made up […]

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Direct from the TML

Direct from the TML

on July 23, 2013, 3:50 PM / in National News, News, State News

I just received this email a few moments ago the Executive Director of the Tennessee Municipal League. The Tennessee Municipal League (TML) is an association of the incorporated cities and towns of Tennessee, organized for mutual assistance and improvement. The organization’s functions include: lobbying the Tennessee General Assembly on behalf of municipal governments, working with the TML Risk Management Pool, […]

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Couple sues West Knox kennel after death of family pet

Couple sues West Knox kennel after death of family pet

on July 22, 2013, 8:15 AM / in News, State News

By Don Jacobs Original Article Todd and Lisa Reidy just want answers. How, they ask, did their seemingly healthy Pomeranian named Molly sustain a broken back, dislocated hip and elbow, broken leg and puncture wounds when left at a West Knox County kennel? How was Molly so brutalized the 15-year-old dog died the next day despite efforts of the Reidys’ […]

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AKC Alert: Chattanooga, Tennessee

AKC Alert: Chattanooga, Tennessee

on July 21, 2013, 5:49 AM / in News, State News

AKC Chattanooga, TN The ordinance would outlaw all breeding of pets in your house in the city. Read more It’s pretty long so I won’t try to post all of it, but please do take a look at it. It’s amazing. Some of these provisions are already in place in Chattanooga but, because of the lawsuit against the city brought […]

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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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