Archive for February 12th, 2018

Crash between Amish buggy and ATV injures eight people

on February 12, 2018, 8:28 AM / in State News

DUNLAP, TN (WRCB) – A collision between an Amish buggy and an ATV in Dunlap injured eight people on Sunday. Sequatchie County Sheriff Ronnie Hitchcock said it happened near Coca-Cola Road and Fredonia Road around 6 p.m. central time. Sheriff Hitchcock said a juvenile was driving the ATV when it crashed into an Amish buggy carrying children and a teacher. […]

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Fashion raising funds for St. Jude’s

Fashion raising funds for St. Jude’s

on February 12, 2018, 8:19 AM / in Local News

The Jackson Sun My Best Friend Jenna Boutique of Jackson held the 7th annual Lights, Camera, Fashion show to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Feb. 3 at the Carl Perkins Civic Center in downtown Jackson. The event featured 40 models from high schools across West Tennessee. Leia Estes, a former St. Jude patient, was the special guest for the […]

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REPORT: DACA ‘Dreamer’ Wanted for Alleged Murder of Texas Store Owner

REPORT: DACA ‘Dreamer’ Wanted for Alleged Murder of Texas Store Owner

on February 12, 2018, 8:08 AM / in National News, State News

This is the DACA CACA –  I say NO to any amnesty for any of them.  If they really want to become Americans then they need to go back to the country of their birth – get in line like ALL other foreigners have to do.  To end over to give amnesty or citizenship to these ILLEGALS tells them they […]

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Where do Bill Lee & Randy Boyd stand on Important Issues?

Where do Bill Lee & Randy Boyd stand on Important Issues?

on February 12, 2018, 8:05 AM / in Opinion, State News

TN. Alliance of Liberty Groups Patriots: A well known Patriot in the Nashville area has compiled a set of links showing you where Randy Boyd & Bill Lee Stand on Issues of Importance to the TN. Alliance and the Conservative majority in the State of Tennessee.  Our choices are becoming limited.  If you are now supporting Randy Boyd or Bill […]

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Tennessee Legislative Update, February 10, 2018

Tennessee Legislative Update, February 10, 2018

on February 12, 2018, 7:45 AM / in State News

Tennessee General Assembly information, click HERE. For information on State Senators, including phone numbers and email addresses, click HERE; for House members, click HERE. For information on legislation, click HERE. Don’t forget that you can now watch the Senate committee meetings and floor sessions online by going HERE; House committee meetings and floor sessions online HERE. Phone calls can go to the legislative Switchboard at 615-741-3011 […]

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Is Bob Corker About to Re-Enter the Senate race?

Is Bob Corker About to Re-Enter the Senate race?

on February 12, 2018, 7:39 AM / in Opinion, State News

Rocky Top Politics has heard the rumor from multiple sources.  Is it true? We don’t know.  But the rumor and the spin-off speculation has become so prevalent that it is impossible to ignore. Here is the gist of it: Corker is looking seriously at “un-retirement” and/or is being encouraged to do so by prominent financial players who are worried that […]

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News Briefs on FBI Criticism; Minn. Seat Opens; Brennan & the Dossier

on February 12, 2018, 7:37 AM / in National News

“Attacking” the FBI: An Unalienable American Right. In a column, I remind both Democrats and the media that criticizing the bureau’s excesses is hardly a Trump-era development. GOP Eyes Trump District as Minn. Democrat Retires. James Arkin has details on the ramifications of Rep. Rick Nolan’s decision to leave Congress. Former CIA Director Brennan’s Perjury Peril. In RealClearInvestigations, Paul Sperry […]

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Lincoln, in Brief

on February 12, 2018, 7:36 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Monday, February 12, 2018 — the birthdate of perhaps our greatest president. “I was born Feb. 12, 1809, in Hardin County, Kentucky,” Abraham Lincoln wrote to Jesse W. Fell in December of 1859. “My parents were both born in Virginia, of undistinguished families — second families, perhaps I should say,” Lincoln continued. “My mother, who died in […]

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Mirai Nagasu becomes 1st U.S. woman to land triple axel at Olympics

Mirai Nagasu becomes 1st U.S. woman to land triple axel at Olympics

on February 12, 2018, 7:33 AM / in Sports

Mirai Nagasu made history at the Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang on Monday morning, becoming the first American female figure skater to land a triple axel during Olympic competition. The 24-year-old stunned the audience during her free skate by even attempting the difficult move, which involves a forward takeoff and three and a half rotations in the air. The feat helped […]

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Explosion knocks out power in parts of Puerto Rico

Explosion knocks out power in parts of Puerto Rico

on February 12, 2018, 7:30 AM / in National News, State News

An explosion and fire at an electrical substation knocked out power to much of northern Puerto Rico late Sunday, marking a setback for the U.S. Caribbean territory in the effort to fully restore an electrical system devastated by Hurricane Maria five months ago. Parts of the area thrust back into darkness had only recently regained power. The Puerto Rico Electric […]

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Police: Gunman kills four, self in Kentucky

on February 12, 2018, 7:29 AM / in State News

A gunman fatally shot two people at a rural Kentucky home on Saturday, then went to another home where police said he fatally shot two other people, then himself. The shootings at the second location occurred as police searched for the killer. “This has been a horrific murder spree,” said Johnson County Sheriff Dwayne Price. “There are no words to […]

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Militants attack India army base

Militants attack India army base

on February 12, 2018, 7:27 AM / in International News

Militants attacked an Indian army base in the Jammu region, killing at least five soldiers and a civilian, army officials said Sunday. Indian officials blamed the Pakistan-based militant group Jaish-e-Muhammad for the attack, one of the deadliest against India’s army in recent years, although no group immediately claimed responsibility. Four militants, dressed in army uniforms and armed with AK-47 assault […]

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New York sues Harvey Weinstein and Weinstein Co.

New York sues Harvey Weinstein and Weinstein Co.

on February 12, 2018, 7:26 AM / in National News, State News

  In a seemingly political move, New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman on Sunday filed a lawsuit against Harvey Weinstein, his brother Robert Weinstein, and the Weinstein Company for alleged violations of civil rights and business laws. The suit cites accusations about mistreatment of employees by Weinstein when he was the film production company’s CEO. Among other allegations, the lawsuit […]

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U.K. threatens to cut Oxfam aid after Haiti abuse report

U.K. threatens to cut Oxfam aid after Haiti abuse report

on February 12, 2018, 7:22 AM / in International News

The British government is considering ending aid to the charity group Oxfam over reports that some of its workers sexually exploited survivors of Haiti’s devastating 2010 earthquake, Britain’s international development secretary, Penny Mordaunt, told BBC News on Sunday. An Oxfam investigation into reports that workers hired prostitutes in 2011 resulted in the firing of four people. Three others resigned, including […]

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Trump tells paper neither side looking to make peace in Israel-Palestinian conflict

Trump tells paper neither side looking to make peace in Israel-Palestinian conflict

on February 12, 2018, 7:20 AM / in International News, National News

President Trump said in an interview with an Israeli newspaper published Sunday that neither side of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict appears to be working toward a resolution. “Right now, I would say the Palestinians are not looking to make peace, they are not looking to make peace. And I am not necessarily sure that Israel is looking to make peace,” Trump […]

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Senate to start immigration debate

on February 12, 2018, 7:18 AM / in National News

The Senate today is scheduled start a debate on immigration that Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) agreed to as part of the spending deal that ended last week’s brief government shutdown. McConnell is expected to present a bill open to a free-flowing amendment process in which senators will discuss increasing border security measures, a priority for President Trump and […]

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Pence says U.S. ready for talks with North Korea

Pence says U.S. ready for talks with North Korea

on February 12, 2018, 7:17 AM / in International News, National News

North Korean state media said Monday that the country’s high-level delegation to South Korea for the start of the Winter Olympics made a “meaningful” contribution toward improving cross-border relations. During the visit, North Korean leader Kim Jong Un’s sister, Kim Yo-jong, invited South Korean President Moon Jae-in to visit her brother. Moon expressed interest but said Pyongyang must meet certain […]

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White House to unveil budget, infrastructure proposals

White House to unveil budget, infrastructure proposals

on February 12, 2018, 7:15 AM / in National News

The White House on Monday is releasing its 2019 budget proposal, in which President Trump renews calls for deep cuts to non-defense spending. The budget will call for “an aggressive set of spending reforms” to slash the federal deficit by $3 trillion over a decade, out of a shortfall currently estimated at $10 trillion. Trump also will seek a big […]

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EASY VEGETABLES TO PLANT IN EARLY SPRING

EASY VEGETABLES TO PLANT IN EARLY SPRING

on February 12, 2018, 6:43 AM / in Food

By Farmer’s Almanac  FAST-GROWING VEGETABLES TO HARVEST EARLY The secret to a bountiful early harvest is choosing the right seeds. As you peruse catalogs or seed kiosks, keep this in mind: Choose cold-resistant vegetables to plant this spring and well begun, you’ll be half done. COLD SNAP PEAS Got a sweet tooth? Grow sugar snap peas (Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon) for a sweet and […]

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Florida bill would let bullied students go to private school

Florida bill would let bullied students go to private school

on February 12, 2018, 6:18 AM / in State News

Editor’s Note: Through the years we have stated our opposing position in regards to providing funds from the public coffers to private educational institutions to apparently deaf ears.  By TERRY SPENCER | Associated Press FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. –  From third to fifth grade, Alyson Hochstedler says bullies slammed her son into lockers and punched him. One threatened to stab him. The […]

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