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Events aim to support piece of city’s history

Events aim to support piece of city’s history

on October 4, 2018, 7:52 AM / in Announcements, State News

By MIKE CHRISTEN  |  The Columbia Daily Herald As the hot summer months give way to cooler days, the Athenaeum Rectory, a historic site and museum located near downtown Columbia, will benefit from two events tied to the month’s spooky spirit. A tour by candlelight On Saturday, Oct. 6, the more than 150-year-old building will open its doors at night […]

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7 South Carolina officers shot, 1 fatally

on October 4, 2018, 7:28 AM / in State News

  A Florence, South Carolina, police officer was killed and six other law enforcement officers were shot on Wednesday. The first three were shot as sheriff’s deputies attempted to serve a search warrant, and the others were wounded trying to render aid. The suspect reportedly had barricaded himself inside the home, holding children hostage. Authorities said the suspect had been […]

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Family of Susan Clements thanks search teams after week long effort in Smokies

Family of Susan Clements thanks search teams after week long effort in Smokies

on October 4, 2018, 7:11 AM / in State News

Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel The family of Mitzie Sue “Susan” Clements, whose body was found in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park late Tuesday afternoon, a week after she disappeared while hiking with her daughter, issued a statement Wednesday. “I want to specifically thank the National Park Service for their incredible efforts. The cooperation shown between more than 50 agencies was amazing, […]

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Transgender policy studied in Georgia school assault case

on October 4, 2018, 6:48 AM / in National News, State News

We can not imagine the depth of stupidity of any agency to push this issue any further… but hell this is the United States Government and they have decided to jump into social issues no matter what the states think. WASHINGTON (AP) — The Education Department said Wednesday that it is investigating whether a Georgia school district’s policy allowing transgender […]

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Gov. Bill Haslam pardons 5 for decades-old crimes, including former Knoxville councilman

Gov. Bill Haslam pardons 5 for decades-old crimes, including former Knoxville councilman

on October 4, 2018, 6:39 AM / in State News

Travis Dorman, Knoxville News Sentinel Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam issued his second round of pardons Tuesday as he prepares to leave the governor’s mansion in January. Haslam granted executive clemency to five people who were convicted of crimes in Tennessee decades ago. The pardons do not wipe convictions from criminal records, but they can enable expungement or the restoration of rights in the […]

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Polls trending Democrats’ way in key California House races

Polls trending Democrats’ way in key California House races

on October 3, 2018, 8:14 AM / in Opinion, State News

Considering that polls on this matter have been terribly incorrect recently….. According to the San Francisco Chronicle, with just over a month to go before the Nov. 6 midterms, a flurry of polls and independent studies shows there’s movement going on in the California congressional races – and most of it favors the Democrats. Just last week, for example, Inside […]

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Bredesen Brags of ‘Zero Tolerance’ Harassment Policy as Tennessee Governor

Bredesen Brags of ‘Zero Tolerance’ Harassment Policy as Tennessee Governor

on October 3, 2018, 7:25 AM / in State News

All reporting indicates major issues with Bredesen’s handling of abuse claims By  Brent Scher  |  Washington Free Beacon Tennessee Democrat Phil Bredesen told voters during a Monday night event that he had a “zero tolerance policy” for workplace harassment as the state’s governor, but all reporting indicates that this was not the case. Bredesen, who was Tennessee’s governor from 2003 to […]

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Republican Bob Hugin pulls even with Sen. Bob Menendez in New Jersey

Republican Bob Hugin pulls even with Sen. Bob Menendez in New Jersey

on October 2, 2018, 8:47 AM / in National News, State News

Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) has fallen into a statistical tie with his Republican challenger, Bob Hugin, in a Stockton University poll released Monday. New Jersey is solidly blue, but Menendez received the backing of just 42.6 percent of the likely voters polled, while Hugin got the support of 41.9 percent, a difference well within the poll’s 4.25 percent margin of […]

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US Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to Tennessee’s abortion measure, Amendment 1

US Supreme Court won’t hear challenge to Tennessee’s abortion measure, Amendment 1

on October 2, 2018, 8:33 AM / in State News

A little Good News for a Change By Anita Wadhwani, Nashville Tennessean In a victory for abortion opponents, the U.S. Supreme Court declined on Monday to hear a challenge to Amendment 1, the 2014 ballot measure that eliminated the right to an abortion from the Tennessee state constitution. The high court’s decision ends the long-running legal battle to overturn the […]

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Wanted Tennessee man accused of murder, other charges, is on the loose

Wanted Tennessee man accused of murder, other charges, is on the loose

on October 1, 2018, 8:06 AM / in National News, State News

By Nicole Darrah | Fox News Kirby Gene Wallace, 53, is wanted for first-degree murder, kidnapping, arson, robbery and burglary. Investigators in Tennessee on Sunday were engaged in a days-long search for a suspected murderer on the state’s “Top Ten Most Wanted” list. Kirby Gene Wallace, 53, is wanted for first-degree murder, kidnapping, arson, robbery and burglary. He’s being sought by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), […]

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Three die in Pennsylvania car explosion

Three die in Pennsylvania car explosion

on October 1, 2018, 7:51 AM / in State News

A car exploded in Allentown, Pennsylvania, on Saturday night, killing three men, local police said Sunday. Nearby residents were placed under a shelter-in-place order after the incident, and they were still displaced as of late Sunday. Numerous roads in the area remained blocked off. Carlos Perodin told The Morning Call of Allentown that he and his wife were watching a […]

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California is 1st state to require women on corporate boards

California is 1st state to require women on corporate boards

on October 1, 2018, 7:49 AM / in State News

Why not men from Mars.. hell excuse me… Women from Mars. California Gov. Jerry Brown (D) on Sunday signed a law requiring publicly traded companies to include women on their boards of directors. California is the first state to take such a step to boost women’s rights in the private sector. The law gives California-based public companies until the end […]

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South Dakota: Great Faces. Great Places.

South Dakota: Great Faces. Great Places.

on October 1, 2018, 7:25 AM / in State News

South Dakota is holding elections for one U.S. House seat, governor and seven other state executive positions, all 35 state senate seats, and all 70 state house seats. Additionally, state Supreme Court Justice Janine M. Kern is up for retention. Five statewide ballot measures are also on the ballot. What is the partisan balance in the state? Congress: Republicans hold […]

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Trump in Tennessee

on October 1, 2018, 7:10 AM / in State News

Trump heads to Johnson City, Tenn., today for a campaign rally aimed at goosing turnout for Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R), who is in a surprisingly close Senate race against former Tennessee Gov. Phil Bredesen (D). Why so close… we don’t believe that the tactic of attaching herself to Senator Lamar Alexander too smart a move. Those ads seemed to have […]

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Democrat to Voters: FBI Investigation for SCOTUS Nominee ‘Standard Procedure for Decades’

Democrat to Voters: FBI Investigation for SCOTUS Nominee ‘Standard Procedure for Decades’

on October 1, 2018, 6:39 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

By Dr. Susan Berry A Connecticut Democratic member of Congress sent out an email letter to voters in his district in which he said it has been “standard procedure for decades” to have Supreme Court nominees with new allegations against them investigated by the FBI. U.S. Rep. Joe Courtney wrote to voters in his district Friday that Christine Blasey Ford’s […]

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Final Swing

Final Swing

on September 28, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, International News, National News, People, State News

Good morning, it’s Thursday, September 28, 2017. On this date in 1941, Boston Red Sox star Ted Williams had a decision to make: To play or not to play? His team was on the road, about to take the field for a double-header against the Philadelphia Athletics. It was the last day of the season and neither the Red Sox […]

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Knife-Wielding Man Attacks Driver, Causes Greyhound Bus To Crash

on September 27, 2018, 8:09 AM / in National News, State News

  Nothing like a gun to subdue violence… FOX TV 2 & 32 reported 08-20-18 in Fountain, Colorado, a Greyhound bus headed to Denver crashed about 7 p.m. on northbound Interstate 25 close to the South Academy overpass. Police said a 47-year-old passenger was threatening the driver and the other 26 passengers with a knife. He gained access into the secured area […]

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Last U.S. Flatware Maker Expects Boost From Trump Tariffs

Last U.S. Flatware Maker Expects Boost From Trump Tariffs

on September 27, 2018, 7:05 AM / in National News, State News

Written by  Warren Mass Following President Trump’s September 17 announcement that the United States would impose 10-percent tariffs on $200 billion worth of Chinese goods, the CEO of America’s last remaining manufacturer of stainless-steel flatware expressed optimism that his business would benefit greatly. The executive was Greg Owens, CEO of Sherrill Manufacturing in upstate New York. “It could be a game […]

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West Virginia to Allow Voting on Mobile Phones Despite Hacking Dangers

West Virginia to Allow Voting on Mobile Phones Despite Hacking Dangers

on September 27, 2018, 7:02 AM / in State News

Written by  Steve Byas Brushing aside multiple security concerns, West Virginia has opted to allow the use of mobile phones — for the first time in U.S. history — in 24 counties in the November elections. The reason given for taking this controversial step is that it will be more convenient for members of the U.S. military deployed outside of the […]

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Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years for sexual assault

Bill Cosby sentenced to 3 to 10 years for sexual assault

on September 26, 2018, 7:20 AM / in National News, State News

A Pennsylvania judge on Tuesday sentenced comedian Bill Cosby to three to 10 years in state prison for his conviction for drugging and sexually assaulting former Temple University women’s basketball administrator Andrea Constand at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004. Montgomery County Judge Steven O’Neill, quoting from Constand’s victim’s statement to the court, told Cosby he had taken Constand’s “beautiful, […]

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