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  • 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...
  • Father of kidnapped Tennessee teen divorces her mother, accusing her of 'beating the girl and....

    04/25/2017 8:00:50 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | April 25, 2017 | Associated Press and James Wilkinson For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: Father of kidnapped Tennessee teen divorces her mother, accusing her of 'beating the girl and locking her in the basement' before the 15-year-old was 'snatched' by teacher The 15-year-old Tennessee girl who was allegedly kidnapped by her teacher for more than a month was vulnerable to predators because of the abuse she faced at her mother's hands, court documents say. Elizabeth Thomas was taken away by 'boyfriend' Tad Cummins, 50, on March 13, authorities say. The pair were found in an isolated hut in rural California, 2,500 miles away, on April 20. Now Elizabeth's father claims in divorce...
  • Muslim “NO-GO” Zones Confirmed In 9 U.S. States. Warn Your Friends.

    04/22/2017 12:39:26 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 137 replies
    Angry Patriot ^ | April 21, 2017 | Angry Patriot
    Another day passes as radical Islam continues its aggressive expansion across the globe. Now OUR country is in serious trouble.A video has appeared that shows Muslim enclaves ruled by Sharia law in nine different states: Alaska, California, New York, Texas, Michigan, Virginia, South Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Americans are forbidden to enter these communities. (via Twitter)Dear Obama: please admit you have failed the American people. It is because of your “open border” policies that we now are losing valuable real estate in our own country. This is unacceptable.After eight years of Obama, we have literally lost American soil to terrorists....
  • Missing Tennessee student found with teacher in California

    04/21/2017 1:28:21 AM PDT · by blueplum · 3 replies
    AP ^ | 21 April 03:47am EDT | Sheila Burke
    COLUMBIA, Tenn. (AP) — After being missing for more than a month, a 15-year-old Tennessee girl was found near a cabin in a remote part of northern California and the 50-year-old teacher accused of kidnapping her was arrested, authorities said. Health sciences teacher Tad Cummins surrendered to sheriff's deputies Thursday without incident in Cecilville, California, hours after they had set up surveillance on his vehicle in the area, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said. The girl was apparently healthy and unharmed, but authorities said their main concern was her emotional and mental state. "We couldn't be happier to tell you...
  • BREAKING NEWS: Former Tennessee teacher is arrested and his 15-year-old student is found safe...

    04/20/2017 11:05:05 AM PDT · by Morgana · 57 replies
    daily mail uk ^ | April 20, 2017 | Snejana Farberov For Dailymail.com
    FULL TITLE: BREAKING NEWS: Former Tennessee teacher is arrested and his 15-year-old student is found safe in northern California Former Tennessee teacher Tad Cummins was arrested in northern California overnight and 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas whom he was alleged to have kidnapped was found safe. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation broke the news in a tweet shortly before noon local time on Thursday and promised to release additional details during a press conference scheduled for 3pm. Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Kelly Giordano in California said Cummins' Nissan Rogue was found Wednesday night near the Oregon border. Scroll down for video
  • 'Gun Free' Zone Tennessee Business Liable for Disarming Concealed Carry Holders

    Fox News Nation 'Gun Free' Zone Tennessee Business Liable For Disarming Concealed Carry Holders refers you to the story below. Tennessee law now dictates that businesses wishing to create a "gun-free zone" will be held liable for the safety of concealed carry permit holders.The new law, SB 1736, dictates that should any concealed carry permit holder's safety be threatened after disarming themselves to enter their place of business, then the business will be held liable. The business will also be held liable if the permit holder incurs injury while "retreating from the business to a vehicle–during an emergency–to retrieve...
  • Firearms maker SCCY brings 350 jobs, headquarters to Blount County (Tennessee)

    04/12/2017 12:06:35 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel | April 12, 2017
    Link only due to copyright issues: http://www.knoxnews.com/story/money/business/2017/04/12/firearms-maker-sccy-brings-350-jobs-headquarters-blount-county/100339078/
  • Trump travel ban defended by 15-state coalition led by Texas AG

    04/11/2017 8:16:32 PM PDT · by blueplum · 12 replies
    FOX ^ | 10 April 2017 | Brooke Singman
    The Texas attorney general led a 15-state coalition Monday defending President Trump’s revised immigration order, amid lawsuits opposing the plan to halt immigration from six countries. In a friend-of-the-court amicus brief to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, 13 other state attorneys general and Republican Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant, laid out constitutional and federal statutory provisions defending Trump’s authority. The attorneys general also defended Trump’s “lawful actions” to revise the executive order, which was blocked last month by a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit. “The president’s revised immigration order is constitutional, lawful, addresses the 9th Circuit’s concerns and...
  • 80 new jobs for South Fulton (Tennessee)

    04/10/2017 12:54:28 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    The Weakley County Press ^ | April 10, 2017 | Editor
    ColorCoat Inc., a windows and doors coating application company, will invest $600,000 and create 80 new jobs in Obion County. Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development commissioner Bob Rolfe — along with ColorCoat Inc. officials — announced today the company will locate new operations in South Fulton. “I want to thank ColorCoat for choosing to locate its new facility in South Fulton and for creating 80 new jobs in Obion County,” Rolfe said. “This is a big win for South Fulton and the State of Tennessee and I look forward to our future partnership with ColorCoat and seeing this...
  • Tennessee law could protect suspected kidnapper of Elizabeth Thomas

    03/26/2017 11:42:52 PM PDT · by Morgana · 25 replies
    whnt ^ | march 27, 2017 | Chelsea Brentzel
    COLUMBIA, Tenn. - A Tennessee District Attorney told WHNT the man believed to have kidnapped 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas could walk away with only a misdemeanor. Investigators have repeatedly said it doesn't matter if the teen willingly left with 50-year-old Tad Cummins. However, Tennessee law doesn't necessarily reflect that statement. In fact, whether or not she went willingly will play a huge role in determining whether or not the District Attorney can prove kidnapping.
  • Lawmaker burns traffic camera ticket, urges Tennesseans to ignore them

    03/26/2017 12:40:20 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 56 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | May 27, 2016 | Tom Humphrey
    NASHVILLE — State Rep. Andy Holt is urging Tennesseans to ignore traffic camera tickets and emphasizing his point by burning a citation in a video that apparently has received more than 325,000 Facebook views. "What do you do if you get one? Throw it in the trash. Personally, I prefer to burn mine," says Holt, R-Dresden, in a lengthy news release issued in conjunction with posting the video on his Facebook page Wednesday, which shows him using a cigarette lighter to set the ticket aflame. Holt, a longtime critic of traffic camera tickets who repeatedly has called for banning them...
  • Cover-up? Did kidnapper’s wife, an admin assistant at school office, know of pervy husband’s.....

    03/26/2017 9:23:31 AM PDT · by Morgana · 24 replies
    crimeonline.com ^ | march 22, 2017 | Leigh Egan
    FULL TITLE: Cover-up? Did kidnapper’s wife, an admin assistant at school office, know of pervy husband’s indiscretions with student? AMBER Alert teen, 15-year-old Elizabeth Thomas, is still missing and likely with her former teacher, Tad Cummins, 50. Jill Cummins, Tad’s wife, was apparently working an administrative assistant at the school district’s central office when her husband was reprimanded for having an inappropriate relationship with Elizabeth. Jason Whatley, lawyer for Elizabeth’s father, Anthony Thomas, revealed that even after Tad Cumming was written up for having an inappropriate relationship at school with Elizabeth, he continued to work at the Culleoka Unit High...
  • TDOT bills dead teen $3,000 following crash

    03/25/2017 9:59:36 AM PDT · by Morgana · 32 replies
    LOCAL8 ^ | march 25, 2017 | Lauren Davis
    LOUDON COUNTY, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A Loudon County father who lost his daughter in a car crash said she would be alive today if it wasn't for the guardrail she hit. The Tennessee Department of Transportation acknowledged the guardrails are unsafe and has started to correct the problem. Hannah Eimers was just 17 years old and had her whole life ahead of her. "She was remarkable," her father Stephen said. "She graduated at the age of 15. She was self-taught German, Russian and American Sign Language." Her life ended last November on Interstate 75 near Niota when her car left...
  • TBI: AMBER ALERT subject Elizabeth Thomas "could be anywhere"

    03/18/2017 6:17:23 AM PDT · by Morgana · 43 replies
    fox17 ^ | march 18, 2017 | Adrian Mojica
    NASHVILLE, Tenn.--The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation says they have received 125 leads in the search for missing teen Elizabeth Thomas and have now issued a second nationwide BOLO. TBI spokesman Josh DeVine says the leads have been "alarmingly low" and at this point the trail has "gone fairly cold." DeVine says Thomas and the former teacher she is in the custody of, Tad Cummins, could be anywhere.