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California voters threaten to kill legislators if they don’t bankrupt the state with unlimited health care benefits for all

on August 1, 2017, 8:56 AM / in National News, State News

by: Mike Adams  (Natural News) Some voters in California are so adamant about demanding more free stuff from the government that they’ve resorted to threatening to kill legislators who don’t back massive “nanny state” entitlements such as free, unlimited health care for all California citizens. State lawmakers recently attempted to push through a new law that would have provided free, unlimited […]

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Burchett to announce campaign plans Saturday

Burchett to announce campaign plans Saturday

on July 31, 2017, 7:08 AM / in State News

After months of waiting, sly tweets and speeches across the region, Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett will announce what office he plans to seek Saturday morning. The term-limited Republican mayor and former state legislator told the USA Today Network-Tennessee in June he would run for either the U.S. House or U.S. Senate, but he is widely speculated to run for the House. “From […]

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Max Barry, the mayor’s only son, died in Colorado of an apparent drug overdose, the mayor’s office said in a statement.

Max Barry, the mayor’s only son, died in Colorado of an apparent drug overdose, the mayor’s office said in a statement.

on July 31, 2017, 7:01 AM / in State News

Our prayers go out to the family. John 11: 25 Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die;  26 and whoever lives by believing in me will never die. Do you believe this?” By Joey Garrison and Jordan Buie, The Tennessean So often it has been Nashville Mayor Megan Barry seeking to […]

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Mae Beavers Edges Bill Lee in ‘Rural Tennessee Speaks’ Gubernatorial Straw Poll, Boyd and Harwell No Shows

Mae Beavers Edges Bill Lee in ‘Rural Tennessee Speaks’ Gubernatorial Straw Poll, Boyd and Harwell No Shows

on July 31, 2017, 6:53 AM / in State News

Tennessee Star Staff  /  Tennessee Star State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) narrowly won the Rural Tennessee Speaks Republican gubernatorial straw poll over Williamson County businessman Bill Lee on Saturday held Saturday evening in Dover, Tennessee. A large crowd of more than 200 turned out to hear from all four announced candidates who are running for the Republican gubernatorial nomination. “It was […]

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County might prosper if Williamson County Medical Center gets sold

County might prosper if Williamson County Medical Center gets sold

on July 31, 2017, 6:37 AM / in State News

By Chris Butler   /   Tennessee Watchdog Selling the Williamson County Medical Center to private interests could help more hospitals and clinics set up shop in the area, said one of the few county commissioners who wants to study the idea. People who live in and around Williamson County and want more competition would get it, said County Commissioner […]

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City Council Members Express Uncertainty, Doubt Over Instant Runoff Voting

City Council Members Express Uncertainty, Doubt Over Instant Runoff Voting

on July 31, 2017, 6:16 AM / in State News

Notice how quickly the race card is played but to be fair it is a crappy way to have an election. By Bill Dries   /   The Daily News Memphis City Council chairman Berlin Boyd questions why there should be runoff elections for the seven single-member district seats of the council. Boyd made the comment as he and other […]

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Lakeland Cuts Ribbon On New Middle School

on July 31, 2017, 6:07 AM / in State News

By Bill Dries  /  The Daily News Lakeland officials cut the ribbon Sunday, July 30, on the city’s new $20-million Lakeland Middle Preparatory School before a larger than anticipated crowd of several hundred parents. “This is the most important day in the history of Lakeland Schools,” says superintendent Ted Horrell, Principal Matt Adler was overcome with emotion Sunday as he talked […]

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Texas executes man for killing woman in 2004 after break-in

Texas executes man for killing woman in 2004 after break-in

on July 28, 2017, 7:26 AM / in State News

HUNTSVILLE, Texas — A Texas prisoner was executed Thursday evening for killing a San Antonio woman after breaking into her apartment more than 13 years ago. TaiChin Preyor, 46, was put to death after his attorneys failed to convince courts that he had deficient legal help during earlier stages of his appeals and that he deserved a reprieve so his […]

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John McCain explains vote to sink Obamacare repeal

on July 28, 2017, 6:53 AM / in National News, State News

Ramblings of the Mad by Kimberly Leonard   /   Sen. John McCain delivered an unexpected “no” vote in the early hours of Friday morning that helped defeat an amendment to repeal portions of Obamacare, and said later in a statement that he did so because he wasn’t confident that the bill eventually would not become law. The bill, which removed only parts […]

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Officer dies after shot multiple times in Indianapolis

on July 28, 2017, 6:23 AM / in State News

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A police officer died after being shot multiple times while responding to a traffic crash on the south side of Indianapolis, authorities said Thursday. Lt. Aaron Allan of the Southport Police Department was responding to a call about a crash with people trapped inside a vehicle Thursday afternoon when he was shot, Sgt. Kendale Adams of the […]

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FBI Indicts 2 Pennsylvania Democrat Mayors in Pay-to-Play Probe

on July 27, 2017, 7:59 AM / in State News

By Tim Brown   /  Freedom Outpost On Wednesday, two Pennsylvania Democrat mayors were indicted as a result of an FBI pay-to-play corruption probe. Allentown Mayor Ed Pawlowski (D) was charged with 14 counts relating to running a pay-to-play scheme, and other offenses while former Reading Mayor Vaughn Spencer (D) “essentially put up a ‘for sale’ sign in front of their city halls […]

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Overnight Texas Vote Bans Contracts Between Gov’t Agencies And Abortion Providers

Overnight Texas Vote Bans Contracts Between Gov’t Agencies And Abortion Providers

on July 27, 2017, 7:28 AM / in State News

This should set the example for every state to embrace and institute. What is the name for those who PAY for or are paid to have someone killed????? Paid killers –   executioners – assassins  – Hit men –   ? ? ? Those PRE-BORN babies are human beings regardless of the lies about them just being pieces of flesh. That same […]

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Texas Senate backs controversial bathroom bill

on July 26, 2017, 7:14 AM / in State News

The Republican-controlled Texas Senate on Tuesday tentatively approved a bill restricting bathroom access for transgender people, with final approving looming by Wednesday. The measure would overturn local ordinances in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas allowing transgender people to use public restrooms corresponding to their gender identity, rather than the one on their birth certificates. Conservatives who support the bill say […]

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Former Wilson County deputy clerk indicted for theft

Former Wilson County deputy clerk indicted for theft

on July 26, 2017, 7:01 AM / in State News

Chris Butler  /   Tennessee Watchdog A former deputy clerk in the Wilson County Trustee’s Office has been indicted on several charges after an investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. In February 2017, the Comptroller’s Office was informed of irregularities within the Trustee’s Office. Investigators determined that former deputy clerk Shannon Hodgin was responsible […]

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Glenn Jacobs stops to chat at Casual Pint

Glenn Jacobs stops to chat at Casual Pint

on July 26, 2017, 6:57 AM / in State News
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Mastermind Of Pilot Flying J Rebate Scam And Three Others Sign Plea Agreements

Mastermind Of Pilot Flying J Rebate Scam And Three Others Sign Plea Agreements

on July 26, 2017, 6:40 AM / in National News, State News

By Wendy Wilson  /  Tennessee Star Four former Pilot Flying J employees officially agreed Monday to plead guilty in the company’s diesel fuel rebate scam, reports WSMV Channel 4. John “Stick” Freeman, the mastermind of the scheme, along with John Spiewak, Vicki Borden and Katy Bibee, signed plea agreements filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. With Monday’s […]

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Tennessee governor taps homebuilder Brown as housing chair

Tennessee governor taps homebuilder Brown as housing chair

on July 26, 2017, 6:37 AM / in State News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Memphis-area homebuilder Kim Grant Brown as the first woman to head the Tennessee Housing Development Agency’s board of directors. A news release Tuesday from the agency says Brown led a meeting as board chairwoman for the first time on Tuesday. Brown was appointed to the board in December 2015. The University of […]

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Prayers for Representative Phil Roe

Prayers for Representative Phil Roe

on July 26, 2017, 6:32 AM / in State News

By Michael Collins, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Rep. Phil Roe disclosed Tuesday he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. Roe, who chairs the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, said in a statement released by his office that the cancer was discovered during a routine physical exam. The Johnson City Republican will undergo treatment in East Tennessee during the August […]

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TVA arrests family in traffic stop as agency claims total TN jurisdiction

TVA arrests family in traffic stop as agency claims total TN jurisdiction

on July 26, 2017, 6:24 AM / in National News, State News

A federal utility that specializes in burning coal for electricity is lighting a hot one under the seats of travelers and motorists who are being pulled over in traffic stops in Chattanooga and in many other cities. Tennessee Watchman A woman with a small child in the back seat is arrested Saturday at 7:30 p.m. near Chickamauga Dam as they […]

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Feds arrest Memphis immigrants in Sunday ‘surge’, outraging activists

Feds arrest Memphis immigrants in Sunday ‘surge’, outraging activists

on July 26, 2017, 6:14 AM / in National News, State News

Ryan Poe, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Federal immigration agents reportedly arrested a large number of people at three Memphis apartment complexes Sunday, part of a surge in arrests that local activists say has left some Hispanics shaken and afraid. Beginning Sunday morning, agents made around 15 arrests at the Prescott Place Apartments, Emerald Ridge Apartments and Corner Park Apartments in […]

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