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  • Animal lover killed by dog he had adopted just hours earlier

    11/19/2015 8:36:55 AM PST · by Perseverando · 83 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | November 19, 2015 | Mark Molloy
    Dog lover Anthony Riggs was killed by a Rottweiler he had adopted from an animal control centre Anthony Riggs had adopted the dog Photo: Jackson Madison County Rabies Control Tributes have been paid to a Tennessee man who was 'mauled to death' by a stray dog he had adopted on the day he died. Anthony Riggs was attacked by a five-year-old male Rottweiler that had been taken in by a county-run animal control facility. "He never hesitated to be with dogs. Sometimes I thought he related to dogs better than to people," his ex-wife Adrienne Riggs told the Jackson Sun....
  • Brighton Middle School evacuated due to threat (Tipton CO TN)

    11/19/2015 7:17:01 AM PST · by GailA · 38 replies
    WMC News 5 ^ | 11/19/15 | na
    Brighton Middle School is being evacuated due to a threat. School officials said they received a bomb threat. Students are being evacuated as investigators search the school.
  • Chattanooga Tea Party To Host U.S. Senate Candidate Joe Carr

    05/12/2014 7:06:38 PM PDT · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 1 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | May 12, 2014 | Staff
    US Senate Candidate Representative Joe Carr will be the featured speaker Thursday at 6:30 p.m. at the Chattanooga Tea Party monthly meeting. The meeting will take place at The Century Club Banquet Hall, 3221 Harrison Pike (off Access Road, just south of the Highway 153-Amnicola Highway intersection, next to The Lighting Gallery). Rep. Carr is a conservative state representative from Lascassas in Middle Tennessee who has served three terms in the Tennessee state legislature. "Rep. Carr is a strong advocate for limited government, the Constitution and states’ rights and has established a steady reputation for life and the 2nd Amendment,"...
  • BERETTA: Maryland disrespects us and gun owners, so we expand in Tennessee

    02/05/2014 8:00:24 PM PST · by correctthought · 30 replies ^ | 2/4/14 | Ugo Gussalli Beretta
    My family has operated our business from the same small town in northern Italy for 500 years. This means that when we make a commitment to a local community, our hope is to do so for decades, if not centuries, to come. We apply this same philosophy to all of our factories and locations throughout the world. Such a commitment is not a one-way street, though.
  • Beavers pulls health care bill (Tennessee anti-Obamacare bill)

    01/24/2014 8:20:51 PM PST · by Colonel Kangaroo · 7 replies
    Lebanon Democrat ^ | Jan 23, 2014 | Sara McManamy-Johnson
    Wilson County’s Sen. Mae Beavers on Wednesday withdrew her bill tackling the Affordable Care Act. She said she did so to instead propose a simpler version closer in language to what other states are doing. “We made it much simpler, and that’s just that state employees cannot be commandeered to enact federal laws,” said Beavers following Wednesday’s senate session. The new bill, which is also called the Tennessee Health Care Freedom and ACA Noncompliance Act, is based on similar legislation already introduced in Georgia. It would still prohibit any cooperation by the state or its agencies in implementing or administering...
  • Cover TN Ending Jan 1, 2014

    10/16/2013 9:17:44 PM PDT · by RginTN · 9 replies
    News Channel5 ^ | Sep 06, 2013 | Adam Ghassemi
    In 2006, then-Governor Phil Bredesen signed CoverTennessee into law giving thousands of people not purged off TennCare access to some type of health care. It not only helped small business owners, but also struggling families and children. Fast forward to today the state says the looming Affordable Care Act means the program has to go away because it doesn't meet new federal guidelines that begin January 1st.
  • A Big Win in Tennessee

    10/15/2013 10:07:12 PM PDT · by pluvmantelo · 6 replies ^ | October 14, 2013 | Baron Bodissey
    This heartening news just came in from the Middle Tennessee Chapter of ACT! For America. The anti-Shariah activists of Middle Tennessee managed to persuade the state textbook commission not to approve the purchase of high school textbooks that sanitize the history and doctrines of Islam. The efforts of these dedicated folks in Tennessee demonstrate that pushback can be effective. But you have to fight smart. You have to educate yourself, and join forces with other like-minded activists. You have to show public officials — who, after all, work for you — that you mean business, and you’re not going away....

    08/18/2013 2:45:48 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 17 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 08/18/13 | MIKE FLYNN
    A new poll of Republican voters in Tennessee shows Sen. Lamar Alexander trailing a generic "conservative" challenger by four points. The poll, obtained exclusively by Breitbart News, shows a "credible conservative candidate" leading Alexander 49-45%. While a serious opponent hasn't yet emerged to challenge Alexander, the poll shows how vulnerable he is in next year's August primary. The poll, from Triton Polling, interviewed over 680 Republican voters in the Volunteer State last week. The poll has a margin of error of +/- 3.7%.
  • Man Shot And Killed By Wife Within 15 Minutes Of Being Released From Jail

    07/12/2013 12:05:49 PM PDT · by KosmicKitty · 32 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 7/12/2013 | JON DAVID KAHN
    McMinn County (WBIR) - A Tennessee man was shot and killed by his wife last Saturday within 15 minutes of his release from jail. The man was arrested earlier in the day after police arrived on the scene at the Athens Super 8 Motel, responding to a report that Robert Vann Marshall, 34, was suicidal, armed and threatening to kill his wife and children.
  • The Battle Of Athens Or How Common Citizens Removed A Corrupt Government From Their County.

    05/20/2013 5:53:15 PM PDT · by don-o · 19 replies
    Wake Up America ^ | May 20, 2013
    The Battle of Athens (sometimes called the McMinn County War) was a rebellion led by citizens in Athens and Etowah, Tennessee, United States, against the local government in August 1946. The citizens, including some World War II veterans, accused the local officials of political corruption and voter intimidation. Here is what happened: Following World War II in 1946, violence erupted when returning American soldiers discovered their Tennessee county had been taken over by political corruption. Their plan to take it back involved bullets—lots of bullets—and dynamite. Why Athens in McMinn County, Tennessee became a battleground was due to Paul Cantrell,...
  • Tennessee Rejects Exchange Partnership

    02/15/2013 5:16:40 PM PST · by EXCH54FE · 3 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | Feb 15, 2013 | AP
    <p>NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Gov. Bill Haslam says Tennessee won't participate in a partnership with the federal government in establishing a health insurance exchange.</p>
  • Tenn. panel votes to bust state teachers' unions

    02/17/2011 12:48:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 18 replies
    washington examiner ^ | 2/17/11 | David Freddoso
    We're seeing more and more of this: NASHVILLE — The Senate Education Committee voted along party lines Wednesday to abolish collective bargaining between teachers unions and school boards across the state.The vote was 6-3, with all Republicans on the panel voting for the bill and all Democrats against.Sponsor Sen. Jack Johnson said passage of the bill — SB113 — will remove "an albatross from around the neck of our school boards across the state" and remove a roadblock to education reform. Labor unions are part of the free market. But their historical rationale is to protect workers from exploitation by...
  • Lawmaker Files Birth Certificate Bill (Tenn)

    02/10/2011 4:14:35 AM PST · by Smokeyblue · 34 replies
    WSMV-TV ^ | Feb. 9, 2010 | Cara Kumari
    A state lawmaker has filed a bill to require presidential candidates to show an original birth certificate before getting on the ballot in Tennessee. Several other states have filed similar legislation. It stems from the so-called "birthers," who have questioned the legitimacy of President Barack Obama's candidacy. They believe he may have been born outside the United States and have filed lawsuits demanding to see his original birth certificate. A judge has dismissed the lawsuits. State Sen. Mae Beavers, R-Mount Juliet, said she was asked to file the legislation by the Wilson County Tea Party. She said she wouldn't comment...
  • DOJ Files Brief in favor of Tenn. Mosque

    10/18/2010 7:17:17 PM PDT · by MamaDearest · 32 replies ^ | October 18, 2010 | Rachel Slajeda
    The Department of Justice today filed an amicus brief in a lawsuit in Murfreesboro, Tenn., where opponents of a new mosque are trying to stop its construction. In the brief, the DOJ declares that Islam is a religion and is entitled to freedom of expression. In a press release, the U.S. attorney for the middle district of Tennessee, Jerry E. Martin, acknowledged that the lawsuit is a "local matter," but that the DOJ wants to "vigorously support" the decision of local authorities to grant the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro building permits. The center, which has been operating in Murfreesboro for...
  • Chinese Crested Hairless dog Miss Ellie, 'World's Ugliest Dog' winner, dies at age 17

    06/03/2010 9:58:24 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 22 replies · 901+ views
    nydailynews ^ | June 3rd 2010, | Lauren Johnston
    Her mug was worse than her bite. Miss Ellie, a cock-eyed Chinese Crested Hairless dog who took top honors at the Animal Planet 2009 "World's Ugliest Dog" pageant, has died after a long career in show business and years of do-gooding for animal shelters. She was 17. The tiny pooch, who hailed from Pigeon Forge, Tenn., won hearts with her bug-eyed stare, lolling tipsy tongue and shock of blond Chewbacca hair.
  • Local UFO Sightings on the Rise

    03/04/2010 8:44:33 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 47 replies · 1,488+ views
    myfoxmemphis. ^ | 03 Mar 2010 | Jill Monier
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Bright white lights and strange, triangular shaped objects, Tennesseans are reporting some unusual things overhead. Don't expect that to stop anytime soon, a local group that investigates UFO close encounters says sightings are on the rise. For decades millions of people have reported seeing UFO's. A recent poll shows one in 12 Americans have seen a mysterious object in the sky, and that a third of adults believe it's likely aliens have visited earth. While some say the increase in volume of reports in Tennessee are enough to make any investigator sit up and take notice, others...
  • Drunk Mom Allegedly Runs Through School With Sword

    02/25/2010 5:35:10 PM PST · by JoeProBono · 54 replies · 1,646+ views
    cbsnews ^ | Feb. 25, 2010
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Police said the mother of an elementary school student drank a 40 ounce bottle of malt liquor before brandishing a sword in her child's school. The woman, 32, apparently intended to confront the parents of another child who had been in a spitting match with her child the previous day....
  • 6 cops, 59 shots, 43 wounds, 1 dead man in Tenn.

    08/19/2009 7:18:58 AM PDT · by JoeProBono · 62 replies · 2,486+ views
    hostednews/ ^ | 4 hours ago | BILL POOVEY
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Alonzo Heyward carried a rifle around his low-rent neighborhood one day last month, ranting about suicide and ignoring the pleas of friends for hours before six Chattanooga police officers surrounded him on his front porch and decided it had to end.
  • Tenn. Declares Only Dumbest Kids Wanted for State Jobs

    05/21/2008 7:29:58 AM PDT · by TornadoAlley3 · 39 replies · 249+ views
    stoptheaclu ^ | 05/21/08 | Warner Todd Huston
    It’s true. The State of Tennessee has officially declared that from this point forward it will accept only less educated student applicants for state, county and city jobs in the Volunteer State. Why would the kindly folks in Nashville make such a stupid rule? Well, it’s all about control, you see. The state controls the less educated kids and they don’t control the ones that show higher academic aptitude. It really is just that simple. It has come to pass that the State of Tennessee has officially invalidated the high school diplomas of thousands of home-schooled Tennessee kids, at least...
  • Tornadoes Roar Across Southern U.S., Killing at Least 44, Injuring Hundreds (Where was the MSM?)

    02/06/2008 6:13:08 AM PST · by nuconvert · 68 replies · 198+ views
    FOX/AP ^ | February 06, 2008
    Tornadoes Roar Across Southern U.S., Killing at Least 44, Injuring Hundreds February 06, 2008 LAFAYETTE, Tenn. — Crews went door-to-door Wednesday searching debris for more victims of deadly tornadoes that ripped the roof off a shopping mall, pummeled mobile homes and blew apart warehouses as they tore across four states. At least 44 people were killed throughout the South. The victims included 24 people in Tennessee, 13 in Arkansas, and seven in Kentucky, emergency officials said. Among those killed were Arkansas parents who died with their 11-year-old in Atkins, about 60 miles northwest of Little Rock. Hundreds more were injured....
  • Andrew Clark Sr. Live Thread (Memphis Talk Radio Host Under Fire for Defending GOP)

    11/04/2006 11:16:54 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 5 replies · 1,592+ views
    600 WREC ^ | November 4, 2006 | WREC
    Listen Online at 600 WRECThe Memphis elections with talk radio debate is gettin' very live! Once Andrew Clark Sr. retires from active service with the MPD ... he may go national. It's gettin' ugly ...... he is a conservative ex-military, African-American host ...
  • Convict Caught in Tenn. After 30 Years

    09/14/2006 4:43:02 PM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 4 replies · 969+ views ^ | 9 14 06 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A convicted murderer who escaped from a Michigan psychiatric facility in 1976 was back behind bars Thursday after living most of his 30 years on the run as an otherwise law-abiding family man in Tennessee, authorities said. Thomas Ball, 76, was arrested at his Nashville home Wednesday morning, Deputy U.S. Marshal Danny Shelton said. Ball had been using the name Thomas Fry and had run a storage business near Nashville for years with a woman he called his wife, Shelton said. After she died last year, he turned to the government for financial help, and that led...
  • Bear Caught in Tenn., Forest Service Says

    04/16/2006 1:45:18 PM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies · 1,848+ views
    The Associated Press ^ | April 16, 2006 | AP
    A black bear was caught in a forest recreation area Sunday and was being sent to a veterinary school to determine if it was the same animal that attacked a family, killing a 6-year-old girl. Authorities found a bear in the same trap where they detected paw prints on Saturday in the remote Cherokee National Forest Chilhowee Recreation Area... The bear, which was captured near the site of the attack, looked to be the same weight as the 350- to 400-pound bear that attacked a mother and her two children on a trail in the recreation area on Thursday... The...
  • Hunt Is on for Killer Bear in Tenn.

    04/14/2006 6:52:17 AM PDT · by george76 · 185 replies · 4,577+ views
    Yahoo News ^ | 4-14-06 | Associated Press
    Authorities hunted Friday for a black bear that picked up a 2-year-old boy in its mouth and mauled his mother, critically injuring them before killing the child's 6-year-old sister. Witnesses told authorities the bear picked up the boy in its mouth while the mother and other visitors tried to fend it off with sticks and rocks, said Dan Hicks, a spokesman for the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency. When the bear attacked, the girl ran away, authorities said. Rescuers found the girl's body about 100 yards down the trail from the falls. A bear was standing over her. "Allegedly, after the...
  • Tenn. Pastor Found Slain; Amber Alert Issued for Family

    03/23/2006 10:29:28 AM PST · by nuconvert · 45 replies · 1,676+ views
    FOX News/AP ^ | March 23, 2006
    Tenn. Pastor Found Slain; Amber Alert Issued for Family Thursday , March 23, 2006 SELMER, Tenn. — A church minister was found shot to death in his parsonage, and authorities were searching for his missing wife and three young daughters Thursday. It wasn't immediately clear if the woman and children were abducted or if they were involved in the crime and fled. Church members went searching for pastor Matthew Winkler late Wednesday when he didn't show up for an evening service at Fourth Street Church of Christ, police said. They used a key to enter the parsonage and found him...
  • Kingsport homeowner shoots robbery suspect

    03/11/2006 4:15:55 AM PST · by don-o · 13 replies · 497+ views
    Kingsport Times News ^ | 3/11/06 | BECKY CAMPBELL
    KINGSPORT - When Lowell Wilson realized his Brookside Drive house was being broken into late Thursday night - for the third time in less than a year - he was pretty fed up. So fed up that this time he shot the intruder. Sullivan County Sheriff's Department officials questioned the alleged robber after he showed up later at Indian Path Medical Center with a gunshot wound. Medical officials are obligated to notify law enforcement anytime someone comes to the emergency room with a gunshot wound. Donald Scott Bridges, 25, of 3814 Memorial Boulevard, Kingsport, told police that he had been...
  • St.Patrick’s Day dispensation(Party on St Pats yeaa however only in the Diocese of Nashville-boo)

    03/11/2006 12:36:52 AM PST · by bayourant · 11 replies · 486+ views ^ | march 10 2006 | Diocese of Nashville St. Patrick’s Day dispensation Bishop David Choby has issued a dispensation from abstaining from eating meat on the Feast of St. Patrick, March 17, which falls on a Friday of Lent this year. “For those who wish, you are dispensed from this requirement to abstain from meat in consideration of the feast,” Bishop Choby said. “However, I would suggest another way to manifest your love for the Lord and your sorrow for personal sins; perhaps by attending Mass or praying the Stations of the Cross with your parish community.”
  • TN: Three MPD Officers Indicted

    12/16/2005 3:34:38 AM PST · by mcg2000 · 9 replies · 1,691+ views
    WREG TV ^ | December 16, 2005 | Staff
    MEMPHIS - A federal grand jury indicted three Memphis Police officers Wednesday. The U.S. Attorney's office believes Officers Adam Gagnier, James Fetter and Jennifer Vickery took thousands of dollars from drivers during traffic stops then planted drugs in the cars so they could make false arrests. Both Gagnier and Vickery have already pleaded guilty. "Miss Vickery feels like she's made some bad judgement calls and she's ready to cooperate with the government and put this behind her and go on with her life," says Vickery's attorney Milton MaGee. The officers seemed to have a nack for pulling over cars loaded...
  • Motor-T platoon ‘Got ‘R Done’ (USMC - WELCOME HOME!)

    08/19/2005 4:23:32 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 277+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Aug 19, 2005 | Sgt. Christi Prickett
    CAMP FALLUJAH, Iraq (Aug. 19, 2005) -- When deployments come to an end, most Marines are happy they made it through the grueling months free of injury, but Marines from one platoon have much more to celebrate. They have not only exceeded their mission, but personal goals as well. Motor Transport Platoon, 8th Communication Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force, Headquarters Group, II MEF (Forward), recently achieved at 100 percent readiness in maintenance and operations. The Marines of the platoon, which redeploy this month, have completed 66 convoys and driven over 56,000 accident-free miles to various outlying sites and escorting truck...
  • help needed finding missing WI teen girl(vanity)

    07/19/2005 8:53:44 PM PDT · by Rakkasan1 · 12 replies · 496+ views
    self ^ | 7-19-05 | Rakkasan1
    Tracey Marie Breure, age 16, was last seen on Saturday, July 16th, 2005 after leaving work at the Super-Valu in Osceola, WI. She was driving a white, 1996 Ford Taurus, WI plates 124-JHN. She is believed to be in the company of Ryan Anthony Hall, age 20 of 124 Main St. Luck, WI. It is not known if she left of her own free will or not. Any help you can provide in getting the word out would be greatly appreciated. Anyone with information should contact the St. Croix County Sheriff's Department at 715-386-4701 and us at 715-497-5731. Thank...
  • Entire Class Suspended for Food Fight

    11/18/2004 5:10:35 PM PST · by Dan from Michigan · 53 replies · 2,912+ views
    AP ^ | 11-18-04
    Entire Class Suspended for Food Fight 2 hours, 48 minutes ago Strange News - AP MEMPHIS, Tenn. - A cafeteria food fight on "meat loaf day" led to the suspension of the entire eighth-grade class at a Memphis school. The students were suspended after refusing to clean up the mess they caused. "Given an opportunity first to apologize for their behavior and help with the cleanup, most of the class refused to cooperate," school spokesman Vince McGaskill said. The food fight broke out Wednesday at Geeter Middle School, which has 637 students in grades six through eight. Meat loaf and...
  • Cooker Restaurants Close, 1,500 Lose Jobs

    04/29/2004 5:20:27 PM PDT · by nuconvert · 44 replies · 275+ views
    AP ^ | April 29, 2004
    Cooker Restaurants Close, 1,500 Lose Jobs The Associated Press Published: Apr 29, 2004 NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) - The Cooker restaurant chain shut down Thursday after the struggling organization ran out of money. About 1,500 employees in three states lost their jobs. A letter posted on the privately held company's Web site by president and chief operating officer Dan Clay said that "after a history of unprofitable operating results, the Cooker has been unable to secure any additional funds." The decision closes 20 restaurants in Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee. The Nashville-based company had struggled since filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in...
  • Tenn. public colleges must release names of students punished for sexual or violent offenses

    07/22/2003 10:20:34 AM PDT · by freepatriot32 · 242+ views
    Student Press Law Center ^ | 7.7.03 | Student Press Law Center
    TENNESSEE — Gov. Phil Bredesen signed a bill in May that will require the state's public universities and colleges to make sex and violent crime information available. Under the amendment to the Tennessee open-records law, sponsored by Rep. Harry Brooks, R-Knoxville, and Sen. Tim Burchett, R-Knoxville, public schools must release the names of students who are disciplined for committing a violent crime or sex offense, along with the sanction imposed on them. This information used to be considered student education records, which are exempt from disclosure under the state law. The law now goes a step beyond federal law by...