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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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Animal cruelty case thrown out against Blount County horse trainer / Feds and HSUS lose

Animal cruelty case thrown out against Blount County horse trainer / Feds and HSUS lose

on August 16, 2013, 7:06 AM / in News, State News

“This is great for the Walking Horse industry,” said one owner, Dwight Brooks, of Rogersville. “Justice was served,” said Eugene Condry, a former Maryville High School teacher. “This reminds me of Nazi Germany … the way these horses were seized.”

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Powell family upset TWRA removed deer they raised as family / When the Left Takes Charge…..

on August 16, 2013, 6:55 AM / in News, State News

By GENE PATTERSON 6 News Anchor/Reporter Original Story POWELL (WATE) – It is illegal in Tennessee to domesticate or hold captive a wild animal, but the law did not stop a Powell couple last year from taking in a white tail deer after it was literally left on their doorstep. Verlin and Lorene McCarty say the deer, barely a few […]

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Tennessee jobless rate unchanged

Tennessee jobless rate unchanged

on August 16, 2013, 6:45 AM / in Local News, News, State News

by David Flessner Unemployment rose in Georgia and was unchanged in Tennessee last month despite a decline in the U.S. jobless rate during July. Government job cuts in both states more than offset gains in private-sector jobs, keeping Tennessee’s jobless rate at 8.5 percent in July and boosting Georgia’s unemployment rate last month to 8.8 percent. Unemployment nationally averaged only […]

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Man Who Danced With Raccoon Vows to Get Pet Back

on August 15, 2013, 2:10 PM / in Local News, News, State News

I guess if you have a wild animal as a pet, you better keep quiet about it. A Tennessee man who appeared in a YouTube video dancing with his pet raccoon to Aretha Franklin’s “Chain of Fools” has started a social media campaign to get the raccoon back after it was seized by state wildlife officials. The Tennessee Wildlife Resource […]

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We Found The Money You Donated To HSUS

We Found The Money You Donated To HSUS

on August 15, 2013, 6:26 AM / in Local News, News, State News

From TN Pet Law News Want to see something interesting? Take a look at the report that was recently filed with the Tennessee Ethics Commission by lobbyists working on behalf of the Humane Society of the United States. That’s how much money — and how many lobbyists — HSUS had working in the state during the six month period from […]

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Bits and Pieces August 13th, 2013

Bits and Pieces August 13th, 2013

on August 13, 2013, 8:58 AM / in National News, News, State News

Good Morning Folks, Death, divorce, and disease could be called the three Ds of misery. They slice through life like a tsunami of sorrow, raising doubts and destroying dreams. Recently, Sally and I agreed that we have experienced all of these during our years together and is surely things we both would just as soon forget. We had suffered at least two of the […]

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Lamar Alexander’s Taxpayer-Funded Campaign Monument

Lamar Alexander’s Taxpayer-Funded Campaign Monument

on August 12, 2013, 7:49 AM / in News, State News

By: Daniel Horowitz [Update: It turns out that Senator Alexander inserted a $400,000 earmark for the Tennessee State Museum into the FY 2009 Interior Appropriations bill.  This is a classic feature of the circuitous campaign finance operation the political class has perfected over the years.  They funnel taxpayer money to institutions that, in turn, help them win reelection.] If you […]

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Campbell County Animal Shelter prepares to reopen

on August 9, 2013, 9:58 AM / in Local News, State News

By LAURA HALM – 6 News Reporter Original story JACKSBORO (WATE) – The Campbell County Animal Shelter is preparing to reopen following a shutdown because of allegations of abuse. The TBI is still investigating those claims but can’t say when it’ll wrap up the case. Campbell County mayor William Baird closed the shelter in April after a number of claims regarding […]

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Collegedale, Tenn., approves benefits for same-sex spouses

Collegedale, Tenn., approves benefits for same-sex spouses

on August 8, 2013, 10:19 AM / in News, State News

by Kate Harrison timesfreepress.com on August 6th, 2013 Starting today, Collegedale is the first city in Tennessee that will offer benefits to same-sex spouses of its government employees. For some walking out the doors of Collegedale City Hall on Monday night, that distinction is a badge of honor and a far-reaching victory. For other residents of the small town, it’s a […]

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Will Tennessee’s Politicians Stand for Marriage??

Will Tennessee’s Politicians Stand for Marriage??

on August 8, 2013, 10:16 AM / in News, State News

by:  David Fowler Original Post Since the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision striking down the definition of marriage for federal law purposes, it is becoming more apparent that it will create a legal quagmire for the state of Tennessee and other states that define marriage as the union of one man and one woman.  But what will it reveal about the […]

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Now It Starts Here: Tennessee Same-sex couples asks for marriage license

Now It Starts Here: Tennessee Same-sex couples asks for marriage license

on August 8, 2013, 10:09 AM / in News, State News

Same-sex couples in at least three Tennessee counties tried to get marriage licenses Wednesday, striding into county clerks’ offices, well lit by camera flashes as they made state history. Of course, since same-sex marriage is illegal in Tennessee, they left empty-handed. In Nashville, Will Peyton and Jef Laudieri said they weren’t surprised by the rejection, only how much it hurt. […]

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