Archive for October 20th, 2019

TN GOP executive director Michael Sullivan to serve as US Senate candidate Bill Hagerty’s campaign manager

TN GOP executive director Michael Sullivan to serve as US Senate candidate Bill Hagerty’s campaign manager

on October 20, 2019, 12:42 PM / in State News

Michael Sullivan, who has served as executive director of the Tennessee Republican Party for the last two years, is exiting his role to become the campaign manager of GOP U.S. Senate candidate and former ambassador to Japan Bill Hagerty. Sullivan confirmed his forthcoming departure to The Tennessean on Thursday. During his time as executive director, Sullivan helped oversee the party’s involvement […]

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Mayor Cooper appoints former TN Attorney General Robert E. Cooper, Jr as Law Director.

Mayor Cooper appoints former TN Attorney General Robert E. Cooper, Jr as Law Director.

on October 20, 2019, 12:38 PM / in State News

Metro press release – Mayor John Cooper today announced the appointment of former Tennessee Attorney General Robert E. Cooper, Jr. as Director of the Metro Department of Law effective Monday, November 4, 2019. As law director, Cooper will supervise Metro Government’s legal work and advise the Office of the Mayor and Metro Council on issues facing the city. Cooper served […]

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Didn’t think Tennessee was going Left: Nashville Mayor Cooper Orders Winter Shelter Program to ‘Be Fully Funded and 100 Percent Operational’

on October 20, 2019, 12:37 PM / in State News

One day after the Scene reported that Metro would not open emergency shelters this winter, Mayor John Cooper has ordered Metro agencies to fully fund and operate the emergency cold-weather response program. “Metro’s emergency shelter program will be fully funded and 100 percent operational this coming winter,” Cooper said via press release on Thursday. “As soon as we learned that Metro departments did […]

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Merj Farm havesting initial hemp crop

Merj Farm havesting initial hemp crop

on October 20, 2019, 12:33 PM / in State News

BRISTOL, Tenn. — A pungent odor emanates from the barn at Sullivan County’s Merj Farm but defining the scent can prove tricky. It might be described as an earthy or nutty aroma that somewhat resembles licorice. Some might say it has a skunk-like quality. Regardless, the smell comes from the farm’s first harvest of thousands of hemp — or cannabis […]

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Emergency services host active shooter training

on October 20, 2019, 12:30 PM / in State News

Emergency services of Monroe County, Tennessee held an active shooter training session at Vonore Middle School last Friday. The training was a collaborative effort between the Monroe County School Board, the Monroe County Sheriff’s Department, Emergency Medical Services, the dispatch center, Monroe County Fire and Rescue and volunteers who played the victims in the scenario.

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Former grill owner indicted for evading sales tax

on October 20, 2019, 11:55 AM / in State News

By Ray Snader  |  Citizen Tribune A Cocke County Grand Jury has indicted the former manager of the Hideaway Grill on Old Knoxville Highway in Newport for allegedly evading sales-tax collections. Melvin James Tucker, 49, Highway 321, Newport, is charged with theft over $2,500 and nine counts sales-tax fraud following an investigation by the Tennessee Department of Revenue. The presentment […]

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Planning Commission adopts public comment rules

on October 20, 2019, 10:26 AM / in State News

By TIM SINIARD |  Cleveland Daily Banner The Cleveland Municipal Planning Commission took action on a variety of items during a regularly scheduled session Tuesday. A few of the highlights include: • A request by Pursuit Investments, LLC for preliminary plat approval of Arbor Hills Townhomes located on Young Road S.E. Property comprises Tax Map 66H Group B Parcels 25.00 […]

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Memorial To The “Fallen Five” Is Unveiled At The Tennessee Riverpark

on October 20, 2019, 10:24 AM / in State News

A dramatic memorial to the Chattanooga “Fallen Five” was unveiled on Saturday afternoon with members of the families of the slain servicemen laying wreathes. The $825,000 art piece is at the Tennessee Riverpark near where a lone gunman from Hixson shot the service members in 2015. The memorial features a gold wreathe that is upheld by five spires – representing Carson […]

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Shelby-Tipton Young Life director ready to save young souls

Shelby-Tipton Young Life director ready to save young souls

on October 20, 2019, 10:21 AM / in State News

By TALIYAH CHALMERS Special to West 10 Media Several new chapters are currently being written in the life of 26-year-old Blake Spurgeon. The new Shelby-Tipton Area Young Life director is scheduled to share vows Nov. 23 with fiancé Mel. He is also currently setting up residence in Shelby County, making the transition from his hometown of Jackson. Spurgeon is even […]

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Calling All Rosa Parks Americans

Calling All Rosa Parks Americans

on October 20, 2019, 6:28 AM / in Opinion

The insanity going on before our very eyes regarding the Democrats’ and fake news medias’ latest campaign to impeach Trump over nonsense is infuriating millions of Americans. It is the equivalent of Adam Schiff flooding the airwaves with the lie that Trump stole his car and must be impeached for it. Meanwhile, Schiff’s car is parked untouched in his driveway […]

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Astros beat Yankees in drama-filled ninth inning, will face Nationals in World Series

on October 20, 2019, 6:22 AM / in Baseball

The Houston Astros captured their second pennant in three years, defeating the visiting New York Yankees, 6-4, on Saturday and ending the American League Championship Series in six games. The Astros, MLB champs of 2017, will open the World Series on Tuesday night at home, against the National League-winning Washington Nationals. What a homer. What a game. pic.twitter.com/Az262NzVuQ — Cut4 […]

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Trump says Doral resort will no longer host G-7 after backlash

on October 20, 2019, 6:18 AM / in National News

For some reason I think he planned it this way. President Trump on Saturday said the United States would no longer host next year’s Group of Seven (G-7) summit at his Doral resort after intense backlash from Democrats, ethics watchdogs and some Republican lawmakers. “Based on both Media & Democrat Crazed and Irrational Hostility, we will no longer consider Trump […]

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Florida GOP Rep. Rooney says he won’t seek reelection

Florida GOP Rep. Rooney says he won’t seek reelection

on October 20, 2019, 6:15 AM / in State News

Republican Rep. Francis Rooney (Fla.), who said this week that he was “thinking” about impeachment, signaled Saturday that he won’t seek reelection. Rooney announced his decision in a Fox News interview. A spokesman for Rooney confirmed to The Hill that the lawmaker won’t run for a third-term. “I don’t think I really do and I don’t think I really want […]

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In rural Nevada, a one-room schoolhouse has educated generations of residents

In rural Nevada, a one-room schoolhouse has educated generations of residents

on October 20, 2019, 6:13 AM / in State News

While we seem overly concerned in building something new to replace something still useful. By Anita Hassan  |  NBC News DUCKWATER, Nev. — On an early October morning, the Duckwater School’s three third grade students discussed why Pueblo Indians may have lived in cliff dwellings at the Grand Canyon. Maybe, one girl suggested, it was to keep warm. “And maybe […]

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How the Islamic World was Forged: An Exercise in Common Sense

How the Islamic World was Forged: An Exercise in Common Sense

on October 20, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

H/T to Bobbie By Raymond Ibrahim  /  Front Page Mag What made non-Muslims convert to Islam, leading to the creation of the Islamic world? Early historical sources—both Muslim and non-Muslim—make clear that the Islamic empire was forged by the sword; that people embraced Islam, not so much out of sincere faith, but for a myriad of reasons—from converting in order […]

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From the RTP Archives…

From the RTP Archives…

on October 20, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, Opinion, State News

By RockyTopPolitics.com [Editors’ note:  In anticipation of former Cong. Steve Fincher’s entry into the U.S. Senate race, we bring back an oldy, but moldy post of Fincher’s putrid deal with Nancy Pelosi, shortly before he left Congress.  You’re welcome.] What’s that splat on the road? The conservative newspaper, The Washington Examiner, jumps all over the Farmer from Frog Jump: “Fincher represents what’s worst […]

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The Rise of the Antichrist

The Rise of the Antichrist

on October 20, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I just sent out a post about the LOW INFORMATION VOTER and how they are ignorant of the FACTS and the TRUTH of the candidates they will vote for. I now want to post out as FOOD FOR THOUGHT  –  “The Low Information Christian”.  For those who profess to be *Christian* but all they do is go sit on a […]

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Risky Business

Risky Business

on October 20, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

Good morning, it’s Friday, October 20, 2017. Fourteen years ago today, a 40-year-old daredevil from Canton, Michigan, leapt into the Niagara River with nothing protecting him but his clothes and a serene expression that was disquieting to those who watched him float over the famous falls. “It was really freaky, actually,” bystander Lynda Satelmajer told reporters. “He was smiling.” Miraculously, […]

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October 20th in History

October 20th in History

on October 20, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History

October 20 is the 293rd day of the year (294th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 72 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast days: Acca of Hexham Artemius Caprasius of Agen Hedwig (in Canada, moved from Oct. 16) Irene of Tomar Magdalene of Nagasaki Margaret Marie Alacoque (in Canada, moved from Oct. 16) October 20 […]

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A Gift Of Grace

A Gift Of Grace

on October 20, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Religion

You know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sakes He became poor. —2 Corinthians 8:9 In high schools in the US, being elected homecoming queen is a great honor for any young woman. But when a high school near Houston, Texas, crowned Shannon Jones, it was a special moment for her […]

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