Archive for December 31st, 2017

The Tennessean reports on the evils of “gentrification.”

The Tennessean reports on the evils of “gentrification.”

on December 31, 2017, 6:37 AM / in Opinion

By Bill Hobbs Today’s Nashville newspaper has a big story with the following headline: “Black share of population plummets in some Nashville neighborhoods.” The story then goes on the detail what it clearly considers the evils of “gentrification,” which it defines as white people moving into neighborhoods that used to be mostly black, a trend it warns “upended the social […]

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State Representative John Forgety Will Not Run for Re-Election in 2018

State Representative John Forgety Will Not Run for Re-Election in 2018

on December 31, 2017, 6:29 AM / in State News

The Tennessee Star In an open letter to his hometown newspaper, The Daily Post-Athenian, State Representative John Forgety (R-Athens) announced Friday he would not seek re-election in 2018: To the citizens of the 23rd District of the Tennessee House of Representatives of McMinn and Monroe counties. After a great deal of prayer and consideration, Faye and I have decided that it would be best […]

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City Puts Price of Convention Center Renovation at $175M

City Puts Price of Convention Center Renovation at $175M

on December 31, 2017, 6:26 AM / in State News

By Bill Dries  |   The Memphis Daily News The renovation of the Memphis Cook Convention Center will cost $175 million and should be completed by the end of 2019, Memphis Mayor Jim Strickland announced Friday, Dec. 29. The cost of the undertaking, which has been in the planning stages for more than a year, began at approximately $60 million when the […]

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Weathersbee: By no longer glorifying traitors, slavers and mass killers, Memphis is indeed fighting crime / or why we will never spend another dollar in Memphis

on December 31, 2017, 6:17 AM / in Opinion, State News

Another Gannet Paper The Commercial Appeal Some folks haven’t been too pleased with the city of Memphis lately. Those folks would be backers of allowing statues of Confederate Gen. Nathan Bedford Forrest, who bought and sold black people and led a mass murder of hundreds of black Union soldiers, and Jefferson Davis, who presided over the system that allowed Forrest […]

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Sponsors of school voucher bills won’t pursue issue in 2018 Tennessee legislative session

Sponsors of school voucher bills won’t pursue issue in 2018 Tennessee legislative session

on December 31, 2017, 6:09 AM / in State News

The Tennessean The leading supporters of school vouchers in the Tennessee General Assembly say they won’t file any legislation on the issue ahead of the upcoming legislative session. Instead, the lawmakers said they will focus on boosting resources for the state’s public schools. School vouchers are publicly funded scholarships for students to attend private school. Rep. Harry Brooks, who was […]

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Tennessee lawmakers say Congress’ DACA actions will guide debate on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants

Tennessee lawmakers say Congress’ DACA actions will guide debate on in-state tuition for undocumented immigrants

on December 31, 2017, 5:58 AM / in Opinion, State News

Learn how to walk on egg shells, become a Tennessee Legislator. The Tennessean Tennessee lawmakers are watching Congress closely for clarity on how to handle in-state tuition for people living in the country illegally. The hope is a decision by Congress on whether to act on a fix for the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program will pave the way […]

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