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  • Father 'shoots dead his three-year-old son, nine-month-old daughter and wife in horrific murder

    09/16/2017 3:34:44 PM PDT · by ColdOne · 36 replies ^ | 9/16/17 | Kaileen Gaul
    A Tennessee man told police he shot his wife, his three-year-old son and nine-month old daughter dead on Thursday. Jordan Hazel, 27, admitted he fatally shot his wife Keara, 23, son Kayden, three, and daughter Jaylynn, nine months at their Clarksville home. Police found all three dead when they arrived at the scene. He was charged with three counts of homicide.
  • Stop playing 'Hallelujah Chorus' atheists tell school

    09/13/2017 10:49:49 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 49 replies ^ | September 13 | Todd Starnes
    A gaggle of disgruntled atheists are doing a whole lot of hollering about the Hallelujah Chorus in Oak Ridge, Tennessee. The Freedom From Religion Foundation’s local chapter is angry after a teacher at Linden Elementary School played a portion of the “Hallelujah Chorus” during morning announcements. “While this music may be beautiful and even inspirational for Christians, it is not acceptable for broadcasting to the entire student body at Linden Elementary,” Aleta Ledendecker wrote in a letter to the school district that was obtained by the Oak Ridger. The aggrieved atheist group said they were acting on behalf of two...
  • Woman charged with attempted murder of homeless man

    09/13/2017 4:41:12 AM PDT · by KirbDog · 21 replies
    Seattle Times ^ | Sept. 12, 2017 | AP
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A woman has been charged with attempted murder in the shooting of a homeless man in Nashville last month.
  • Tennessee Wins Award For Most Innovative Use Of Asset Forfeiture Funds(most corrupt maybe)

    09/13/2017 5:44:32 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 6 replies
    Red State ^ | September 12, 2017 | streiff
    LetÂ’s not fool ourselves. Civil asset forfeiture is nothing more or less than the unconstitutional seizure of property by law enforcement agencies as a way of generating an off-the-books income stream to provide funding at a higher level than that approved by the legislative body that is sets their budget. Stories of abuse abound and it will be to Jeff SessionsÂ’s everlasting shame and disgrace that he is supporting this fascistic practice. Because the funds are not appropriated there has been little oversight over how they are spent. Reason documents some of the more interesting uses: For example, a 2016...
  • GOP Attorney General Who Once Urged Trump to Kill DACA: Please Don’t Kill DACA!

    09/02/2017 3:02:53 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    Slate ^ | September 1, 2017 | Mark Joseph Stern
    In June, Tennessee’s Republican Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III signed a letter demanding that President Donald Trump end DACA, a program that allows undocumented individuals brought to the United States as children to live and work here legally. Nine other Republican attorneys general, as well as one GOP governor, joined the ultimatum, which informed Trump that if he did not kill DACA by Sept. 5, the coalition would sue to block it in court. Trump says he will announce his decision on Tuesday. On Friday, however, Slatery publicly withdrew his demand and instead urged Trump to keep DACA—and to...
  • NFI To Invest $7.2M, Create 170 Jobs In Tennessee

    08/30/2017 7:19:43 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 9 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | August 30, 2017
    NFI will invest approximately $7.2 million to establish a distribution facility in Smyrna, TN. The logistics provider plans to create nearly 170 new jobs over the next five years in Rutherford County. “NFI continues to grow rapidly and we are excited to bring this new location to the Nashville area,” said NFI President and Vice Chairman Jeff Brown. “The Smyrna operation is a great example of NFI’s ability to leverage its commercial real estate expertise and network to secure a location with its distribution operations to manage the facility and deliver a comprehensive solution for our customer.” New Jersey-based NFI...

    08/29/2017 6:16:17 AM PDT · by C19fan · 11 replies
    AP ^ | August 28, 2017 | Staff
    Republican Gov. Bill Haslam's call to remove a bust of a Confederate cavalry general and early Ku Klux Klan leader Nathan Bedford Forrest from the state Capitol building is getting its first hearing this week.
  • Racial content sweeps away 'Gone With the Wind' screening [Memphis TN; Orpheum Theatre]

    08/28/2017 12:04:34 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 80 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Aug 28, 2017 11:52 AM EDT
    A Tennessee theater has canceled a long-running screening of “Gone With the Wind” because of racially insensitive content in the classic 1939 film. Officials at Memphis’ Orpheum Theatre have announced that the film will not be shown during its summer movie series in 2018. Theater president Brett Batterson says in a statement that “the Orpheum cannot show a film that is insensitive to a large segment of its local population.” […] Batterson tells the Memphis Commercial Appeal a “social media storm” played a role in the decision. …
  • Philips To Bring 800 Jobs To Middle Tennessee

    08/24/2017 3:22:01 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WTVF-TV ^ | August 24, 2017
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Governor Bill Haslam along with the Department of Economic and Community Development announced that Philips will be bringing about 800 new jobs to Tennessee. Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Philips officials made the announcement Thursday. The international technology company will establish a center of expertise in Middle Tennessee. Philips, a global leader in health technology, will create approximately 800 new jobs in the Nashville region. “In today’s economy, global businesses can choose to grow or expand anywhere in the world. More international companies like Philips are deciding to invest and create jobs in Tennessee because of the policies...
  • Et Tu, Senator Corker?

    08/20/2017 11:39:25 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 53 replies
    American ^ | August 20, 2017 | Daniel John Sobieski
    President Trump should be as wary of entering the Senate chambers as Julius Caesar should have been that fateful day in the Roman Senate. While Trump’s physical safety is assured, character assassins like Tennessee GOP Sen. Bob Corker await. Corker, who is up for reelection in 2018, has announced with his remarks about President Trump’s stability and competence, Corker’s lack of both: Sen. Bob Corker delivered his harshest criticism of President Trump yet, telling an audience in Chattanooga on Thursday that Trump has not demonstrated that he understands the character of the nation and has not shown the competence needed...
  • GOP senator says Trump needs to start thinking about the nation

    08/17/2017 3:24:42 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    The New York Post ^ | August 17, 2017 | The Associated Press
    A prominent Republican senator delivered a stinging rebuke Thursday of Donald Trump’s short time in office, declaring he has not shown the stability or competence required for an American president to succeed. Sen. Bob Corker of Tennessee, chairman of the Foreign Relations Committee, also said Trump “recently has not demonstrated that he understands the character of this nation.” During comments to local reporters after a speech to the Chattanooga Rotary Club, Corker called for “radical changes” in how the Trump White House operates. His remarks, which were posted on Facebook, came two days after Trump declared at a New York...
  • Tyson Foods Investing $80M, Creating 300 Jobs In Tennessee

    08/16/2017 7:00:34 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 12 replies
    Business Facilities ^ | August 16, 2017
    Tyson Foods, Inc. will invest approximately $80 million to expand operations in Union City, TN. Tyson, one of the world’s largest food companies, plans to create more than 300 new jobs as part of its expansion in Obion County. Tyson plans to add 25,000 square feet and new production lines to its Union City plant, effectively doubling its output capabilities at the facility. Construction is scheduled to begin this fall. The expansion is expected to be operational by mid-2019. “Customer and consumer demand for protein, especially chicken, is increasing so we’re investing in projects that build on our strengths, expand...
  • Manufacturing facility to expand, create 210 jobs in McNairy County (Tennessee)

    08/14/2017 12:44:36 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet
    WREG-TV ^ | August 14, 2017 | Eryn Taylor
    SELMER, Tenn. — A local manufacturing facility will soon be expanding, creating new jobs and investing millions of dollars in McNairy County. Monogram Refrigeration, LLC announced its plans on Monday along with Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam and the Department of Economic and Community Development. The company’s Selmer location currently makes refrigerators, freezers and similar products. Now it wants to add an additional 120,000 square feet to the building to house the assembly of a new line of refrigerators and freezers as well as the new packaged terminal air conditioners. Overall, the company is expected to invest $9.3 million and create...
  • KPD: Woman clocked at 115 mph with kids in car

    08/10/2017 8:18:46 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 33 replies
    The Kingsport Times-News ^ | August 5, 2017 | Rain Smith
    KINGSPORT — A Greeneville woman has been arrested after allegedly zooming through Interstate 81 traffic at 115 mph while hauling a 16-year-old and toddler as passengers. According to an affidavit filed in Kingsport General Sessions Court, Britanni N. Starnes, 20, is charged with reckless endangerment and speeding. The incident occurred Tuesday at 8:15 p.m. A Kingsport officer near mile marker 56 spotted a 2010 Nissan Versa speeding in the northbound lanes. Radar reportedly confirmed the vehicle was traveling at 115 mph. After being pulled over, Starnes claimed she was rushing to the hospital, where her brother was being treated for...
  • Nashville Woman Stabs Ex-Boyfriend For Refusing To Cook For Her

    08/05/2017 2:49:49 PM PDT · by simpson96 · 40 replies
    International Business Times ^ | 8/2/2017 | Dory Jackson
    A woman in Nashville, Tennessee reportedly stabbed her ex-boyfriend after he refused to cook for her, according to a Tuesday report from Fox News 17 in Tennessee. Stranesha Buford, 29, was arrested Monday for stabbing the victim in the left side of his back. According to Davidson County's Active Inmate Search online, she received a felony charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. An affidavit confirmed that the stabbing occurred July 26 at Buford's Dellway Villa apartment, which is listed as a Housing in Urban Development (HUD) apartment complex. The victim claimed that Buford asked him to cook her...
  • More than 80 new jobs coming to Bristol CarMax (Tennessee)

    08/04/2017 9:26:20 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 14 replies
    WCYB-TV ^ | August 3, 2017
    More than 80 new jobs are coming to the CarMax at The Pinnacle in Bristol, Tennessee. According to CarMax, the location is currently expanding production capabilities at the Bristol location to enable reconditioning of cars for sale on-site. As part of the expansion, the company will be hiring over 80 people. The jobs will primarily be for service operations positions. Applications are now being accepted online. Interviewing will begin this month. You can apply by clicking here.
  • 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.