Archive for April 16th, 2018

Streamline Sales Tax is on the rise and is still illegal

Streamline Sales Tax is on the rise and is still illegal

on April 16, 2018, 8:58 PM / in Opinion, State News

Originally printed on November 30, 2005 Yesterday afternoon, I was traveling back from a visit to the north Jackson hospice where Sally’s aunt is staying when (and this is a rare thing) I tuned into my good friend  George B. in the afternoon. Now George is a smart man both based on his Doctor of Education degree in Educational Leadership from Union University, […]

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NAACP TAKES AIM @ STONE MOUNTAIN

on April 16, 2018, 9:11 AM / in State News

The NAACP is requesting changes be made to Stone Mountain Park following a press release on Friday morning. The civil rights organization released a list of recommendations for the park, however, it does not include changing the monument of Confederate generals Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson and Confederate president Jefferson Davis on the face of the mountain. According to […]

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MISSISSIPPI FLAG SUIT REBOOT

on April 16, 2018, 9:07 AM / in State News

The Jackson Clarion Ledger reports that a lawsuit was filed against the City of Ocean Springs, Mississippi by a group called the Mississippi Rising Coalition. They are demanding the removal of the Confederate emblem from the State’s Flag and a ban prohibiting the Ocean Springs officials from flying the banner, calling it “racially demeaning and hostile.” Others plaintiffs are the […]

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Sen. Cory Booker Violating Constitution: Voting Against Pompeo for Religious Beliefs

Sen. Cory Booker Violating Constitution: Voting Against Pompeo for Religious Beliefs

on April 16, 2018, 7:55 AM / in National News, Opinion

by KEN KLUKOWSKI  |   Breitbart News WASHINGTON, DC – Sen. Cory Booker (D-NJ) announced on Friday that he will vote against CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to become secretary of state because of Pompeo’s beliefs on marriage and sexuality — beliefs consistent with Pompeo’s Christian faith. Conservative leaders are now denouncing Booker’s vote as a violation of the Constitution’s Religious Test […]

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‘Full Metal Jacket’ actor, Marine icon R. Lee Ermey dies at 74

‘Full Metal Jacket’ actor, Marine icon R. Lee Ermey dies at 74

on April 16, 2018, 7:50 AM / in National News, People

By: Michelle Tan   |    Marine Corp Times R. Lee Ermey, legendary Marine and one of the most memorable actors from the movie “Full Metal Jacket,” died Sunday. Ermey passed away from complications of pneumonia, Bill Rogin, Ermey’s long-time manager, said in a statement on Twitter. “It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The […]

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Talk of Arming Teachers is a Start, But Let’s Get Serious

Talk of Arming Teachers is a Start, But Let’s Get Serious

on April 16, 2018, 7:42 AM / in National News, Opinion

by Greg Camp Fayetteville, AR –-(Ammoland.com)-  The Millcreek Township School District of Erie, Pennsylvania has decided to arm teachers in case of a mass shooting. Before the gun control activists reach a rolling boil, however, the weapons that will be issued are not firearms. They’re not pellet guns. Nor are they swords. They’re bats. Not bats suitable for baseball or even softball, either. Little bats, […]

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COMEY’S COMEUPPANCE

on April 16, 2018, 7:40 AM / in National News

850,000 copies of “A Higher Loyalty” will go on sale on Tuesday…the book is No.1 on Amazon…a series of dishy interviews follow last night’s “20/20” opus… But Comey’s media blitz — detailed here by The Hill’s Joe Concha — won’t be a cakewalk. The former FBI director has racked up an impressive list of enemies in the past two years: […]

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Prayers for the Bush Family

on April 16, 2018, 7:29 AM / in National News, People

Former first lady Barbara Bush, 92, is in “failing health” and, after a series of hospitalizations, has decided to focus on “comfort care” rather than getting further treatment. Mrs. Bush, the wife of 73 years of former President George H.W. Bush and mother of former President George W. Bush, has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and congestive heart failure. She is […]

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Report: Trump lawyer Cohen used same shell company to pay 2 women

on April 16, 2018, 7:27 AM / in National News

Michael Cohen, President Trump’s personal attorney, used the same Delaware shell company to pay hush money in two separate Republican scandals, The Wall Street Journal reported Sunday night. Cohen used the company, Essential Consultants, to pay $130,000 to porn star Stormy Daniels for her silence on her alleged affair with President Trump more than a decade ago. The Journal reported […]

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Sen. Tim Kaine confirms opposition to Pompeo confirmation

Sen. Tim Kaine confirms opposition to Pompeo confirmation

on April 16, 2018, 7:26 AM / in National News

Sen. Tim Kaine (D-Va.) said Sunday that he would vote against CIA Director Mike Pompeo’s nomination to be secretary of state, reducing the odds that the Senate Foreign Relations Committee will recommend his confirmation. “We need a secretary of state who’s going to stand up for strong diplomacy, and I don’t believe that is Director Pompeo’s inclination,” Kaine said on […]

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Comey says Trump ‘morally unfit to be president’

on April 16, 2018, 7:24 AM / in National News

Former FBI Director James Comey said in an interview with ABC News on Sunday that President Trump is “morally unfit to be president.” Comey said it was “possible” that Russia had material it could use to blackmail the president, such as video of him with prostitutes described in a dossier compiled by a former British spy. “This president does not […]

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Diane Black and State Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver Urge Appeal of 10th Amendment Lawsuit Against Federal Refugee Resettlement Program

Diane Black and State Rep. Terri Lynn Weaver Urge Appeal of 10th Amendment Lawsuit Against Federal Refugee Resettlement Program

on April 16, 2018, 7:21 AM / in State News

By Chris Alto  |    Tennessee Star One year after Tennessee filed suit in federal court challenging the commandeering of state revenue by the federal government to fund its refugee resettlement program, Judge Stanley Thomas Anderson, ignored plaintiffs’ request for a hearing and dismissed the case. The court’s decision did not reach the substantive Tenth Amendment issue ruling instead that the state lacked […]

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Ordinance to restrict mobile businesses

on April 16, 2018, 7:17 AM / in State News

The Daily Herald  |   Columbia TN Columbia City Council adopted its first mobile vending ordinance last week, but not everyone is happy with what that could mean for local food truck vendors. With the rise of the food truck industry over the past few years, the city needed to acknowledge the market in Columbia, and what regulations should be put […]

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Sheriff’s Office holds auction in Crockett County

on April 16, 2018, 7:13 AM / in State News

The Crockett County Sheriff’s Department will hold a public auction of seized, abandoned and surplus property in May. Here’s what you’ll find: Vehicles 2005 Cadillac CTS 4 door; VIN: 1G6DP567550128291 2007 Chevrolet Tahoe 4 door, 4WD; VIN: 1GNFK13067R392226 2008 Ford Expedition 4 door, 4WD; VIN: 1FMFU16528LA21073 2006 Chevrolet Tahoe 4 door, 4WD; VIN: 11GNEK13Z96J121264 2004 Ford Mustang; VIN: 1FAP40634F149433 2005 […]

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Dean speaks at Democratic fish fry

Dean speaks at Democratic fish fry

on April 16, 2018, 7:10 AM / in State News

By Cliff Hightower  |  Citizen Tribune There was no stump around. So, Karl Dean, former mayor of Nashville, and Democratic gubernatorial candidate climbed up on the next best thing. Dean stood on a picnic table Saturday, telling members of the Hamblen County Democratic Party that he is pro-business and pro-education. “People want to see a government that’s not bickering, fighting, […]

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Alabama lawmakers assign $11 million for behavioral health services

on April 16, 2018, 7:03 AM / in State News

MONTGOMERY, Ala. — Gov. Kay Ivey said Alabama lawmakers have set aside $11 million in the recently passed budgets for behavioral health services for Medicaid-eligible children. The funding is aimed at expanding community and home-based services, AL.com reported. It’s being offered by the Alabama Department of Mental Health for children and youth with severe emotional disturbance and those with autism […]

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Fleischmann sitting pretty so far in 3rd Congressional District with nearly $1.1 million in bank

Fleischmann sitting pretty so far in 3rd Congressional District with nearly $1.1 million in bank

on April 16, 2018, 7:01 AM / in State News

by Andy Sher  |   Chattanooga Times Free Press NASHVILLE — Republican U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann had $1.09 million sitting in his bank account March 31 as the Ooltewah Republican seeks a fifth term representing Tennessee’s 3rd Congressional District against a field of lesser-known Republicans and one Democrat. Cumulative Freedom Index Score: 64% By comparison, his only Republican rival in the Aug. […]

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Bredesen Breaks Bread In West Tennessee, Saturday.

Bredesen Breaks Bread In West Tennessee, Saturday.

on April 16, 2018, 6:54 AM / in Local News

by Brittany Hardaway  |  WBBJ JACKSON, Tenn —  Former Governor and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Phil Bredesen made a stop in west Tennessee Saturday. He’s making stops throughout the state to find out what is important to Tennesseans and to listen to their needs, concerns and issues. Bredesen spoke about topics such as economic development, agriculture, and broadband in rural areas.  […]

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Jackson police investigate deadly shooting at local gas station

Jackson police investigate deadly shooting at local gas station

on April 16, 2018, 6:49 AM / in Local News

JACKSON, Tenn — Jackson police are investigating a fatal shooting at the Marathon gas station in North Jackson. Officers responded to the scene around 9:45 p.m. Sunday night. One male victim was pronounced dead at the scene. Several law enforcement officers and first responders were on the scene investigating. The incident is under investigation. Police have not released any information […]

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U.S. Navy plane crash in Tellico Plains

U.S. Navy plane crash in Tellico Plains

on April 16, 2018, 6:47 AM / in State News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Navy is citing pilot error for a military training jet crash in Tennessee that killed the two aboard, saying it was being flown for thrills and too low. Navy officials said in a report the T-45C Goshawk was flying below allowable altitudes last October when it plunged into woods near Tellico Plains. The crash killed 31-year-old instructor […]

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