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  • Textile manufacturer to bring 1,000 new jobs to Bledsoe Co. (Tennessee)

    07/24/2017 3:39:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 3 replies
    WTVC-TV ^ | July 24, 2017 | Staff
    PIKEVILLE, Tenn. — Textile Corporation of America, Inc. (TCA) will locate its headquarters and manufacturing facility in Pikeville, Tennessee. Governor Bill Haslam, Dept. of Economic and Community Development (ECD) Commissioner Bob Rolfe, and TCA officials made the announcement Monday. TCA will invest approximately $27.1 million and create 1,000 new jobs in Bledsoe County, a private investment which the ECD says is the largest in the county's history. TCA produces quality industrial and institutional textile products including apparel, bedding, healthcare, hospitality, and kitchen linens. The company will locate its headquarters and manufacturing facility in the Bledsoe County Industrial Building in Pikeville....
  • Where Trump is seen as saviour

    07/23/2017 5:58:52 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 13 replies
    The British Broadcasting Corporation ^ | July 23, 2017 | Valeria Perasso, Social Affairs correspondent
    Jamestown, Tennessee, is one of the poorest towns with a majority-white population in the US. The area overwhelmingly voted for Donald Trump and locals believe new jobs will now come - but will that be enough to turn around decades of economic distress? Nine years after his plumbing company collapsed at the height of the credit crunch, Clint Barta is feeling confident enough to start again. "It's only been days, so it's a bit slow," says Barta who has been in the business for 33 years. "But I'm meeting with a builder tomorrow." The plumber had to lay off 75...
  • Automotive supplier Cooper Standard to bring 98 new jobs to Hawkins County (Tennessee)

    07/13/2017 9:32:07 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 1 replies
    WJHL-TV ^ | July 13, 2017 | Staff
    HAWKINS COUNTY, TN (WJHL) – State officials announced this morning that dozens of new jobs are coming to Hawkins County. Automotive supplier, Cooper Standard, is investing in the community to bring 98 jobs at its facility in Surgoinsville. In addition, it plans on investing $1 million in new plant equipment. The following is a news release from the state: “ Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Cooper Standard officials announced today the automotive supplier will create approximately 98 new jobs at its facility in Surgoinsville. Alongside the new jobs, Cooper Standard is investing $1...
  • Woman drives Walmart cart home after car won’t star

    07/13/2017 10:08:16 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    WOWK TV NEWS 13 ^ | July 13, 2017 | WOWK
    CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – A Clarksville woman is facing charges after she drove a battery-powered cart from Walmart home early Tuesday morning after her car wouldn’t stop. Clarksville police reported it received calls a woman was driving the cart down the center of 101st Airborne Division Parkway around 4 a.m.
  • Truck repair business to add 220 jobs in Tennessee

    06/29/2017 2:00:41 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    The Times Free Press ^ | June 29, 2017 | Dave Flessner
    Fitzgerald Collision & Repair will undergo a major expansion in the Upper Cumberland and create 220 new jobs in Tennessee. The truck repair company said today it will invest $9 million to expand its existing facility in Rickman, Tenn., and establish new operations in Sparta, Tenn. Fitzgerald Collision & Repair, which was established in 2014, will add 100,000 square feet to its existing state-of-the-art repair facility in Rickman where it will add 145 jobs. The company will also establish a new facility in White County, which will create another 75 jobs. "The Fitzgerald family has decades of experience in the...
  • HYLA, Inc. Creating 225 Jobs In Tennessee

    06/28/2017 8:43:51 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 2 replies
    Area Development ^ | June 28, 2017
    HYLA, Inc. will open a new facility in La Vergne, TN. The specialized mobile device reverse logistics technology and services provider will invest more than $1 million and create approximately 225 new jobs in a 100,000-square-foot facility in Rutherford County. The new facility will allow HYLA to better serve its global customers. “We are excited about our new mobile device reverse logistics technology facility,” said Biju Nair, president and CEO of HYLA, Inc. “We selected the State of Tennessee, Rutherford County and La Vergne due to its central location, business friendly environment, and high-quality talent pool. We look forward to...
  • CALIFORNIA DREAMING

    06/25/2017 9:37:16 AM PDT · by DFG · 15 replies
    Powerlineblog ^ | 06/24/2017 | Steve Hayward
    Sadly for those of us hoping California would go full commie as an object lesson for the rest of the nation, the state legislature has shelved the proposed $400 billion single-payer health care bill. Democrats are naturally blaming Trump, because the scheme would require a bunch of waivers from the Administration to go into effect, but the real reason is that it’s a total lunatic idea, and there a just enough Democrats who recognize this. You might as well build a high speed rail up the middle of the state. Oh, wait. . . Anyway, expect single-payer to come back...
  • Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam Signs Bill to Ban Late-Term Abortions on Unborn Children

    06/21/2017 11:06:22 AM PDT · by Morgana · 20 replies
    Life News ^ | June 21, 2017 | Steven Ertelt
    Last month, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam signed a pro-life bill to ban late-term abortions in Tennessee. Today he and pro-life leaders held a ceremonial bill signing at Legislative Plaza. The Tennessee Infants Protection Act (SB 1180 / HB 1189) establishes a presumption of fetal viability beginning at 24 weeks gestation and prohibits abortion except in medical emergencies once viability has been confirmed. The new legislation also requires a medical assessment for fetal viability before an abortion may be performed on unborn children at least 20 weeks old. Tennessee Right to Life celebrates the bill’s passage. “Tennessee is a pro-life state...
  • You won’t be able to use your Surface Book if you want to take the bar in Tennessee

    06/18/2017 5:17:49 PM PDT · by dayglored · 23 replies
    The Verge ^ | Jun 18, 2017 | Andrew Liptak
    Use of a Surface Book, compatible pen, or a computer with the Windows 10 Creator update will result in ejection from the exam If you’re planning on using your Surface Book or a laptop with the Windows 10 Creator update on it to take the bar exam in Tennessee next month, you’re out of luck. The state bar has prohibited test-takers from using the device, and anyone using a device with the new updates will have to make some adjustments. According to the Tennessee Board of Law Examiners, the directive comes from limitations with the exam software, SofTest, which doesn’t...
  • Hero homeowner holds escaped Georgia inmates at gunpoint until arrests

    06/16/2017 5:57:29 AM PDT · by Ciaphas Cain · 89 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 16, 2017
    A Tennessee homeowner held two escaped inmates wanted in the killing of two prison guards at gunpoint Thursday until authorities arrived and made the arrests.Tennessee Highway Patrol spokesman Lt. Bill Miller said late Thursday that the homeowner caught Donnie Rowe and Ricky Dubose trying to steal his vehicle. Miller says the escaped Georgia inmates had crashed a car while being chased by law enforcement and fled on foot into woods along Interstate 24 near the rural community of Christiana. Miller says something alerted the homeowner that people were outside his home and he saw the men trying to steal his...
  • The First State To Offer Free Community College To Nearly Every Adult

    06/12/2017 1:50:10 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    National Public Radio ^ | June 11, 2017 | Emily Siner
    The opportunity to go to college for free is more available than ever before. States and cities, in the last year especially, have funded programs for students to go to two-year, and in some cases, four-year, schools. Tennessee has taken the idea one step further. Community college is already free for graduating high school students. Now Tennessee is first state in the country to offer community college — free of charge — to almost any adult. Republican Gov. Bill Haslam has long preached the importance of getting adults back to school. He says it's the only way that more than...
  • Chinese company opens plant, creates 350 jobs in La Vergne (Tennessee)

    06/06/2017 12:11:16 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WMOT-FM ^ | June 6, 2017 | The Associated Press
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Memory foam maker Sinomax Group is opening its first U.S. manufacturing facility in Tennessee. The 500,000-square-foot plant will formally open its doors in the Nashville community of La Vergne on Tuesday. The facility is expected to create 350 jobs....
  • Inherit the Windfall

    06/02/2017 5:37:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 5 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | June 2, 2017 | Mike Adams
    Bryan College is rapidly becoming Christian in name only. In fact, it is arguably the most corrupt institution of higher learning in America. Because the financial corruption of the administration has now reached unprecedented proportions, I must take a break from addressing the moral rot on our nation’s secular campuses to address the situation. To do otherwise would be an act of complicity in the spineless hypocrisy that has transformed Bryan into a ghastly caricature of its former self. The present crisis dates back to 2009 when one of the founders of the National Association of Christian Athletes (NACA) was...
  • Tennessee Legislature Takes Action to Reduce Ineffective Gun Free Zones

    05/26/2017 6:10:05 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 25 May, 2017 | Dean Weingarten
    On 18 May, 2017, the Tennessee Legislature sent bill HB0508 to Governor Haslam for action. The bill was very popular in the legislature. It passed the House 71-14, and the Senate 26 to 6. The essence of the bill is that it requires local and state government entities to use more than mere signs to ban firearms from their premises. The common sense approach is that signs merely stop law abiding people from carrying, while doing little to prevent people armed with ill intent from entering such facilities. The mechanism to enforce the bill is that of private lawsuits....
  • Woman Attempts to Drive GOP Congressman Off Road Over Health Care Vote: Cops

    05/13/2017 8:22:05 AM PDT · by lowbridge · 33 replies
    nbcnews.com ^ | May 12, 2017 | PHIL MCCAUSLAND
    A Tennessee woman, furious over a congressman's vote in support of the Republican health care bill, allegedly followed the lawmaker and then screamed at him and attacked his vehicle when he stopped driving, police said. Wendi Wright, a 35-year-old resident of Obion County, was charged with felony reckless endangerment after she purportedly tailed a car that Rep. David Kustoff, a Republican, and his aide Marianne Dunavant had taken from a town hall event Monday at the University of Tennessee at Martin. She was allegedly outraged over Kustoff's vote in support of the American Health Care Act. Her dogged pursuit of...
  • Police: Woman followed then threatened Congressman David Kustoff (psycho lib) psychotic lib)

    05/11/2017 9:46:32 PM PDT · by Signalman · 11 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 5/11/2017 | George Brown
    WEAKELY COUNTY, Tenn. -A Weakely County woman was arrested after reportedly following Congressman David Kustoff Office: Representative (R-TN 8th District) and then threatening him. Police say Wendi Wright followed a car down Highway 45 Monday afternoon. Inside the car were Congressman Kustoff and aide Marianne Dunavant. Wright reportedly followed the car after it left a town hall on the UT Martin campus. A police report states Kustoff and Dunavant felt they were in danger of being forced off the road. When they pulled into the driveway of someone they know, Wright reportedly ran to the car and screamed while banging...
  • Police: Woman followed then threatened Congressman David Kustoff

    05/11/2017 1:22:40 PM PDT · by DFG · 33 replies
    WREG ^ | 05/11/2017 | George Brown
    A Weakely County woman was arrested after reportedly following Congressman David Kustoff and then threatening him. Police say Wendi Wright followed a car down Highway 45 Monday afternoon. Inside the car were Congressman Kustoff and aide Marianne Dunavant.
  • Lesbian is granted ‘husband’s rights’ in landmark ruling after a judge initially rejected her...

    05/11/2017 6:15:18 AM PDT · by Morgana · 6 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | May 11, 2017 | Ekin Karasin For Mailonline
    FULL TITLE: Lesbian is granted ‘husband’s rights’ in landmark ruling after a judge initially rejected her role as a parent to an artificially conceived child A lesbian has been granted the rights of a husband in a bitter custody battle after a judge initially rejected her role as parent to an artificially conceived child. Erica and Sabrina Witt married in Washington, D.C, in April 2014 and Sabrina gave birth to a girl through a sperm donor a year later - who Erica never formally adopted. A Tennessee judge initially ruled that Erica had no parental rights to the child as...
  • Frazier Industrial Company Plans Manufacturing Plant In Dyersburg, Tennessee (120 new jobs)

    05/05/2017 9:19:23 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    Area Devolopment ^ | May 5, 2017 | News desk
    Frazier Industrial Company will build a new manufacturing facility in Dyersburg, Tennessee. The leading structural storage racking system manufacturer will invest approximately $17.4 million and create 120 new jobs in Dyer County, 79 miles north of Memphis. As a leading producer of structural steel pallet rack systems, the company plans to build a new 175,000-square-foot facility in Dyersburg that is set to be completed in early 2018. “I want to extend our appreciation to the State of Tennessee and the City of Dyersburg for working with us on finding a home for our state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Dyersburg. It was...
  • 400 new jobs coming to Dayton as Nokian Tyres opens plant (Tennessee)

    05/03/2017 10:17:02 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 4 replies
    WRCB-TV ^ | May 3, 2017 | Staff
    DAYTON, TN (WRCB) - Nokian Tyres will build a new tire manufacturing facility in Dayton, which will create at least 400 new jobs as part of the $360 million investment. This represents the largest foreign direct investment in Rhea County’s history, according to a news release from Governor's office. Nokian Tyres’ new Tennessee facility will focus on manufacturing passenger, SUV and light-truck tires. The company will begin construction on the new 830,000-square-foot facility in early 2018, and the facility is expected to be completed in 2020. Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam said “Nokian Tyres’ decision to locate its new operations here...