Archive for February 7th, 2018

A Couple of Actors that really know how to handle themselves

on February 7, 2018, 9:39 PM / in People

CHRIS PINE Shooting with Taran and the Ninja Wonder Woman Jessie Graff Keanu Shredding with Taran Butler Chapter 2 Director’s Cut

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Gaylon Ray Thompson

on February 7, 2018, 3:07 PM / in People

Beech Bluff – Funeral services for Mr. Gaylon Ray Thompson, age 84, will be held at 10:00 am Thursday, February 8, 2018 in the chapel of Lawrence-Sorensen Funeral Home with Brent McMinn officiating. Interment will follow at Maple Springs Cemetery. Mr. Thompson passed away February 5, 2018 in Medina, Tennessee. He was born July 8, 1933 in Clarksburg, Tennessee to […]

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The Marines Are Giving Quadcopters to Every Squad

The Marines Are Giving Quadcopters to Every Squad

on February 7, 2018, 7:08 AM / in National News

BY PATRICK TUCKER  |   Defense One The Corps says new robots, tech, and video games will keep Marines on the tactical edge. The Marines now are giving small, unmanned quadcopters to every squad so they can practice and drill with drones and robots. The drones will play a role in everything from beach assaults to training. “They’re going fast. We’re talking […]

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High school cancels musical after white student lands lead role

High school cancels musical after white student lands lead role

on February 7, 2018, 6:59 AM / in State News

By Caleb Parke | Fox News Social justice activists at a New York high school successfully shut down a production of “The Hunchback of Notre Dame” after a white student landed a lead role. Protests of the production began when an African-American student quit Ithaca High School’s musical production due to the role of Esmeralda being given to a white classmate. […]

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City of Jackson approves $9M loan for several projects

on February 7, 2018, 6:55 AM / in Local News

There is this theory that governments borrow to do the things that your taxes are supposed to do and use the tax dollars to support their re-elections. Wonder if that is true! The Jackson Sun The Jackson City Council unanimously approved a resolution for a $9 million loan from the Public Building Authority of the City of Clarksville to fund several […]

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The Tennessee Star Celebrates Its First Anniversary and Over 5 Million Visits

The Tennessee Star Celebrates Its First Anniversary and Over 5 Million Visits

on February 7, 2018, 6:47 AM / in State News

One year ago Tuesday, February 6, The Tennessee Star launched into the news media scene. Since then, the news organization has filed more than 4,500 stories and received over five million visits from people all over Middle Tennessee, across the Volunteer State and around the world. “I remember that first moment when we went live,” Managing Editor Christina Botteri said. “It was like […]

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When Injustice Takes Hold: Freedom – Liberty – Really???

When Injustice Takes Hold: Freedom – Liberty – Really???

on February 7, 2018, 6:45 AM / in Opinion

In the Beginning As I last asked, if an official swears to uphold the Constitution for the united States of America, your state’s constitution, and laws thereof, how the heck can they do so if they do not know the laws they must uphold? I had a terrible thought that woke me after a couple of hours sleep. I have […]

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Sheriff: Crown College student died of hypothermia, drowning

Sheriff: Crown College student died of hypothermia, drowning

on February 7, 2018, 6:42 AM / in State News

By Rachel Ohm and Travis Dorman, Knoxville  |   Knoxnews The body found in a creek in Louisville, Tennessee, was confirmed Tuesday to be Blake Smith, a Crown College student who went missing over the weekend. An autopsy found Smith’s preliminary cause of death was “hypothermia/drowning, and his death appears to be accidental,” the Blount County Sheriff’s Office said in a news release. […]

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Nashville Mayor’s tax 4 tracks passes Council, headed to referendum w/$8.9B language

on February 7, 2018, 6:34 AM / in State News

A Disgruntled Republican in Nashville Bill BL2017-1031   on third reading to adopt  the Mayor’s transit improvement program and requesting the Davidson County Election Commission to call a county-wide referendum election to be held on May 1, 2018 to approve the tax increases to support the program passed by a vote of 34 in favor, 2 against and 2 abstentions. However, an amendment […]

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Council Votes to Put Transit on May Ballot

Council Votes to Put Transit on May Ballot

on February 7, 2018, 6:33 AM / in State News

Nashville voters will decide whether to green-light the mayor’s plan to pay for light rail By STEVEN HALE  |   Nashville Scene Mayor Megan Barry first pitched her vision for a light rail transit system during a State of Metro address in April of 2017 and said she planned to put it up for a vote in May of 2018. A lot has happened […]

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Kentucky governor appoints his appraiser’s wife to $90K job

on February 7, 2018, 6:30 AM / in State News

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) — The wife of the appraiser’s whose estimate was key to Gov. Matt Bevin’s successful appeal of his house’s property tax value has landed a state job with a $90,000 salary. The Courier-Journal reported Tuesday that Shellie A. May began serving as the Kentucky Commission for Children with Special Health Care Needs’ executive director Jan. 8, at Bevin’s appointment. […]

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Matlock, Bell seeks to cut out TennCare reimbursements to abortion providers

Matlock, Bell seeks to cut out TennCare reimbursements to abortion providers

on February 7, 2018, 6:25 AM / in State News

State Rep. Jimmy Matlock, R-Lenoir City, has introduced legislation that would outlaw TennCare reimbursements to the state’s abortion providers. Sen. Mike Bell, R-Riceville, has introduced the same legislation in the Tennessee Senate and made a joint announcement with Matlock. House Bill (HB) 2251 aims at protecting the sanctity of life by eliminating taxpayer funding to facilities that perform elective abortions, […]

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Haslam names Gass to 4th Judicial District

Haslam names Gass to 4th Judicial District

on February 7, 2018, 6:21 AM / in State News

Citizen Tribune Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam appointed James L. Gass of Dandridge as Circuit Court Judge in the 4th Judicial District, filling a temporary appointment that had been made last October. On Oct. 18, Haslam appointed Gass as special judge to fill a temporary vacancy due to the illness of Judge Richard R. Vance. Judge Vance died on Dec. 3, […]

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County rejects annexation proposal by city

on February 7, 2018, 6:18 AM / in State News

By AUTUMN HUGHES   |   Cleveland Daily Banner The Bradley County Commission is pushing back against the city of Cleveland for what many commissioners perceive as a high-handed approach in the city’s plans to annex two properties. Those properties are a parcel referred to as the Hawkins Property on Old Chattanooga Pike that is proposed for a single family residential subdivision […]

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Brantley case prosecutors drop charges in court Monday

Brantley case prosecutors drop charges in court Monday

on February 7, 2018, 6:17 AM / in State News

By BRIAN GRAVES   |   Cleveland Daily Banner Prosecutors in the Donnie Brantley case moved to drop the charges against him concerning the alleged murder of his wife, whose body has never been found. The action took place Monday morning in Bradley County Criminal Court. Criminal Court Judge Andrew Freiberg accepted the motion and jurors who were called for duty were […]

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State Supreme Court Rules That Disputed Municipal Taxes Must Be Paid Under Protest Before Seeking Refund

on February 7, 2018, 6:12 AM / in State News

The Chattanoogan.com In a unanimous opinion, the Tennessee Supreme Court ruled that a taxpayer must pay disputed municipal taxes under protest before suing for a refund. The city of Morristown, based on a state statute, adopted an ordinance imposing an inspection fee on licensed alcoholic beverage retailers. The city set the fee at 8 percent of the wholesale price based on the […]

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Bobby Wood Files For GOP State Executive Committee

on February 7, 2018, 6:10 AM / in State News

Former state representative and County GOP Chairman Bobby Wood filed his nominating petition on Monday for re-election to the GOP State Executive Committee. Former Rep. Wood said, “I have dedicated nearly half of my life to helping build a better Tennessee and Republican Party – having served in the Legislature, as County GOP Chairman and on the State Executive Committee.” He […]

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Pilot Trial To Go To Jury In Chattanooga On Wednesday Afternoon; Attorney Questions Why Jury Did Not Hear From Haslam, Freeman, Greco

on February 7, 2018, 6:06 AM / in State News

The Chattanoogan.com Charges against four former employees of Pilot Travel Centers for defrauding trucking companies will go to a Chattanooga jury on Wednesday afternoon in a trial that began in early November. Former president Mark Hazelwood, former national sales director Scott Wombold, and sales accountants Heather Jones and Karen Mann face up to 20 years in federal prison if convicted […]

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Tennessee Bill Would Exempt Gun Safes From State Sales Tax

on February 7, 2018, 6:04 AM / in State News

US News Democratic and Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are pushing legislation to exempt gun safes from the state’s sales tax. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Democratic and Republican lawmakers in Tennessee are pushing legislation to exempt gun safes from the state’s sales tax. At a news conference Monday, Republican Sen. Kerry Roberts of Springfield said the bill shows how the state Senate can […]

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America’s Top Ten Biased LGBT Mainstream News And Entertainment Reporters

America’s Top Ten Biased LGBT Mainstream News And Entertainment Reporters

on February 7, 2018, 6:02 AM / in National News, Opinion

by George Lujack   |    News with Views Many LGBTs who work in the mainstream media claim to be objective reporters, but due to their sexual orientation they cannot help but be biased. And, unlike what they would say, people who are gay are living a perverted lifestyle. Their agenda, whether openly stated or privately held, is to continue to […]

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