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  • Lamar Alexander's new campaign ad: 'trust me' (TN/US Senate)

    10/20/2014 9:47:09 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 17 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | Monday October 20, 2014 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE - In a just-released TV ad, Republican U.S. Sen Lamar Alexander is again linking Democratic opponent Gordon Ball to President Barack Obama and asks voters to "trust me." The television ad, Alexander's third, features the senator speaking directly to the camera, saying, "These are serious times, and here’s the choice. A vote for my opponent is just one more vote for Barack Obama’s agenda. "Trust me with your vote," Alexander continues. "It could mean a new Senate majority that will stand up to terrorism, secure our borders, and make it easier to find a job. And finally, we’ll begin...
  • Pro-Life Tennessee Congresswoman: Vote Yes on Amendment 1

    10/20/2014 9:06:25 AM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Life News ^ | 10.20.14 | Steven Ertelt
    Rep. Diane Black is one of the pro-life women members of Congress who is a consistent pro-life voter and outspoken on he issue of protecting unborn babies from abortion. In a new column at the Tennessean newspaper, Black explains why it’s important for pro-life voters to support Amendment 1. The Planned Parenthood abortion business is spending heavily to stop the Amendment, who would enable the Tennessee legislature to pass legislation that would protect women and save unborn children from abortions. Here’s what this pro-life Congresswoman has to say: tennessee3From my time in Congress to my years as a nurse in...
  • Country singer Gretchen Peters worried about pro-life legislation

    10/17/2014 12:36:24 AM PDT · by Morgana · 18 replies
    Jill Stanek ^ | 10/15/14 | Jill Stanek
    What scares me about what is happening in the mid-terms in Tennessee is that the amendment that’s on the ballot would actually not provide for abortion in the case of rape or the potential death of the mother. That is extreme…. I got some really quite ugly hate mail, but to me country music has been about adults and real life and the problems they face and I have a responsibility to stand up for the issues I believe in. ~ Country singer Gretchen Peters on the reaction from fans regarding her pro-choice stance in light of the upcoming mid-term...
  • Man who killed Opry, 'Hee Haw' star Stringbean granted parole

    10/15/2014 12:19:30 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 122 replies
    WKRN-TV Nashville ^ | Oct. 15, 2014 | None Listed
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - The man who killed "Hee Haw" star and Grand Ole Opry performer David "Stringbean" Akeman and his wife, Estelle, four decades ago has been granted parole. Melissa McDonald with the Tennessee Board of Parole told News 2 the board voted Wednesday morning to grant John Brown parole. Brown has served 40 years of his 198-year sentence for killing the Akemans in 1973 as they returned to their home following a performance at the Opry.
  • All eyes are on Tennessee

    10/15/2014 9:35:02 AM PDT · by Morgana · 33 replies
    LIVE ACTION ^ | Susan Allen
    All eyes are on Tennessee. Tennessee is known as the Volunteer State, Music City USA, home of Elvis Presley, Beale Street, the buckle of the Bible belt, and the Great Smokey Mountains. Now it has another moniker…abortion destination of the Southeast. Tennessee ranks as the third state nationally for out of state women coming to get their abortions. This occurred because the ACLU and Planned Parenthood sued the people of Tennessee in a lawsuit known as Planned Parenthood vs. Sundquidst. Planned Parenthood sued to remove three regulations around abortion that had been voted into place by bi-partisan legislators. These were...
  • Signs banning guns taken down at Loudon County government office building

    10/15/2014 9:12:11 AM PDT · by smokingfrog · 16 replies
    6ABC WATE ^ | 10-14-14 | Laura Halm
    Loudon County commissioners voted 10 to zero Monday night to take down warning signs that prohibit firearms inside the county's office building. This idea was pitched by recently elected Loudon County Mayor Rollen "Buddy" Bradshaw, who says this move is all about safety. The signs were taken down Tuesday morning only at the county office building off River Road. Mayor Bradshaw says the ban on guns inside county offices was outdated. "What the gun signs in effect did was disarm a law abiding citizen, and I didn't feel comfortable being a part of that," said Mayor Bradshaw. "I think this...
  • Truck containing 36,000 pounds of Crisco stolen

    10/13/2014 10:40:50 AM PDT · by MeshugeMikey · 93 replies
    A.P ^ | October 13 2014 | No Attribution
    ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. (AP) — A truck containing 18 tons of Crisco sticks headed to a grocery store chain distribution center was stolen in a Florida city. St. Petersburg Police say that a tractor-trailer containing the 36,000 pounds of vegetable shortening was snatched Sunday morning.
  • Kroger attack suspect was shouting ‘point ‘em, out knock ‘em out,' witness says

    10/13/2014 2:22:40 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 38 replies
    The Memphis Commercial Appeal ^ | October 13, 2014 | Samantha Bryson
    Some of the teens who were involved a mob-style attack in the parking lot of an east Memphis Kroger last month were shouting “point ‘em out, knock ‘em out,” as they charged the store, according to a witness who testified in court Monday. Dominik Mosby, 17, told a General Sessions judge the shouting began after the group of about 50 kids left Cici’s Pizza and poured into the parking lot at Poplar Plaza, where it looked like a fight was going to break out among them. “Then someone yelled ‘point ‘em out, knock ‘em out,’” Mosby said. “They ran to...
  • Lost Electricity Generation Capacity 7X Higher Than EPA Estimates

    10/10/2014 9:19:31 AM PDT · by jazusamo · 44 replies
    CNSNews ^ | October 9, 2014 | Barbara Hollingsworth
    (CNSNews.com) – Power plants generating 72 gigawatts (GW) of electricity in 37 states have either closed or are scheduled to shut their doors to comply with Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) regulations, according to the Institute for Energy Research (IER). The loss of generating capacity is “over seven times the amount originally predicted by EPA modeling,” IER’s updated report, released October 7, noted. “Originally, EPA calculated that only 9.5 GW of electrical generating capacity would close as a result of its MATS (Mercury and Air Toxics Standard) and CSAPR (Cross State Air Pollution Rule) rules,” the report stated. “Before President Obama’s...
  • CU Boulder becomes latest university to cut student work hours under Obamacare

    10/10/2014 5:45:39 AM PDT · by george76 · 22 replies
    Washington Times ^ | October 9, 2014 | Valerie Richardson
    College students overwhelmingly swung for President Obama in 2008 and 2012, but they’re now finding their on-campus work hours cut back, thanks to Obamacare. The latest example comes from the University of Colorado Boulder, where administrators posted an online notice last week informing students that their university-provided employment would be capped at 25 hours per week as a result of the Affordable Care Act.
  • Former Alcoa schools staffer sentenced in $428K embezzlement scheme

    10/07/2014 2:23:21 PM PDT · by Clintonfatigued · 6 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinal ^ | October 7, 2014 | Jamie Satterfield
    A federal judge on Tuesday sentenced a former Alcoa City Schools staffer to 40 months in prison in a $428,000 embezzlement scheme. In a six-year scheme, Kathy Ann Winters siphoned money from the school district and two state educational groups where she served as treasurer. Her thievery was discovered in a 2012 audit by the state Comptroller's Office. When confronted by federal authorities in April 2013, she confessed forging her supervisor's name on various documents, crafting faux invoices and drafting checks to squirrel away money for her personal use, including paying her bills and paying her way into a partnership...
  • ICYMI: Trey Gowdy Destroys Director of Secret Service Over 2011 Shooting Incident

    10/01/2014 5:52:47 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 46 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | October 1, 2014 | Katie Pavlich
    Yesterday Secret Service Director Julia Pierson fielded questions from furious and skeptical lawmakers after a number of serious failures by the agency to properly protect the President. Pierson started her testimony by saying she "takes full responsibility" for the failures, especially the most recent incident of fence jumper Omar Gonzales making it all the way inside the White House, but failed to answer a number of questions. Republican Congressman Trey Gowdy questioned Pierson on a shooting incident that occurred at the White House in 2011. Pierson failed to provide adequate answers as to why that incident was first classified as simply...
  • Corker Slams Obama, Kerry for 'Exercising the Worst Judgment Possible' on ISIS

    09/17/2014 3:15:32 PM PDT · by upchuck · 19 replies
    Breitbart TV ^ | Sept 17, 2014 | Pam Key
    <p>Kerry got into a heated exchange with Corker who said, "I want to say as I said personally, we have three senators, president, vice president, secretary of state, that are exercising terrible judgment right now.</p>
  • Police officers assigned to MATA buses to handle “unruly” kids

    10/01/2014 12:46:12 PM PDT · by Sybeck1 · 18 replies
    WREG ^ | 9/30/14 | Ashley Crockett
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — The Memphis Police Department is assigning officers to ride city buses to help control “unruly juveniles” after school for the next two weeks. WREG has confirmed officers will be assigned to a MATA bus that leaves North Main and travels to American Way. Officers will also assigned to a bus that leaves White Station and Summer, then drops kids off at Jackson and Hollywood, as well as a third bus that leaves North Main and stops at Lamar and Lowell. One officer will be on the bus near the driver, with a second following in a squad...
  • Mid-South hospitals participate in flu pandemic exercise

    10/01/2014 7:00:09 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 8 replies
    WMC-TV ^ | October 1, 2014 | Staff
    SHELBY COUNTY, TN - (WMC) - With concerns over the spreading Enterovirus, Shelby County health leaders are also preparing for a possible outbreak of the flu. October is about the time of year that doctors start seeing more flu cases, according to the Centers for Disease Control. That is why the emergency room at Regional Medical Center and more than a dozen Mid-South hospitals will be packed with fake patients on Wednesday. High school and medical reserve corps volunteers will be transported in masses to at least 18 Mid-South hospitals, all with fake flu symptoms. The Shelby County Health Department...
  • A teen mob strikes again in Memphis

    09/29/2014 11:54:59 AM PDT · by jeannineinsd · 111 replies
    WREG News Channel 3 Memphis ^ | 9/28/2014 | Michael Quander
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A mob of teenagers reportedly attacked once again in Memphis. Police said a large group of teens flooded the streets near Central High School Friday just before 10:00 p.m. “Had I had been armed we would have had a lot of kids laying in the Bellevue street that night,” Sharon Mourning said. Mourning said she would have done whatever she needed to protect herself, “So we just driving and all of a sudden all of the kids ran into the middle of the street.” Mourning and her daughter Princess were driving on Bellevue Friday evening. “It was...
  • University of Tennessee Refuses to Ban Pre-Game Prayers

    09/23/2014 2:46:18 AM PDT · by Timber Rattler · 20 replies
    Fox News Radio ^ | September 23, 2014 | Todd Starnes
    <p>It’s football time in Tennessee where longtime gridiron traditions are cherished – from Rocky Top to the Pride of the Southland Marching Band. At the start of every game inside the colossal Neyland Stadium, thousands of the football faithful rise to their feet, remove their hats and pause for the pre-game prayer.</p>
  • Gun rights advocate demonstrates outside Metro school

    09/19/2014 11:35:56 AM PDT · by kwikrnu · 11 replies
    WSMV Channel 4 news ^ | 9-19-2014 | jennifer johnson
    Leonard Embody is no stranger to police. MORE Click to read more headlines from Davidson County.More >> He's been arrested or detained numerous times for walking around town with guns. His charges were all eventually dismissed, which may explain why he wasn't arrested on Wednesday as he paraded up and down the sidewalk in front of Hillsboro High School. Witnesses say Embody was pacing Hillsboro Road, dressed much like a soldier, and it had a lot of people nervous. So nervous that 911 dispatchers had their hands full.
  • Anti-gay billboard stirs debate in Sumner County Tenn.

    09/19/2014 4:47:44 AM PDT · by markomalley · 19 replies
    An anti-gay billboard is stirring a debate over bullying and religion in a rural community about 30 miles north of Nashville. The Tennessean reports that the message reads: "You shall not lie with a man as with a woman. It is an abomination. — God." The sign says it was "paid for by concerned Christians." Portland resident Ronny Monday, who helped initiate the placement of the $500-per-month billboard, said the Old Testament message was needed to balance against the message from celebrities and President Barack Obama supporting gay marriage. "People have sat down long enough, and this country is going...
  • Corker's Kerry Critique Leaves Boxer 'Shaking and Trembling'

    09/17/2014 2:01:53 PM PDT · by Servant of the Cross · 52 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 9/17/2014 | Breitbart TV
    Wednesday at the Senate Foreign Relation Committee hearing on U.S. strategy for combating ISIS, after Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) criticized Secretary of State John Kerry, Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) was left "shaking and trembling" in shock. Boxer said, "I think it is shocking and a sad state of affairs that we heard just now, such angry comments aimed at you, Mr. Secretary, and through you, at our president ....
  • Chattanooga ranks third for Hispanic growth Economic influence lags here, though

    09/15/2014 1:16:21 PM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 22 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | September 15, 2014 | Kevin Hardy
    Numbers aren't everything. Chattanooga's Hispanic population more than tripled between 2000 and 2010. But that growth may not have translated to the local economy. An analysis by personal finance social network WalletHub ranked Chattanooga third among the 150 largest U.S. cities for growth in the Hispanic population. Yet the Scenic City ranked closer to the bottom of the list for Hispanic purchasing power and business friendliness toward Hispanics. With a population of 54 million, Hispanics now make up the nation's largest ethnic or racial minority, and by 2050 could make up a third of the population. And their influence on...
  • ‘They Got A White Dude': Police Investigating Gang-Related Memphis Attack Of Three People

    09/10/2014 6:16:18 AM PDT · by walford · 19 replies
    CBS St. Louis ^ | September 8, 2014 | Staff
    Memphis, Tenn. (CBS ST. LOUIS) – Memphis police are investigating a gang-related beating of two teenage Kroger employees and a customer, with one victim knocked unconscious in a violent viral video. The video circulating social media shows a large group of African-American teenagers swarming a teenage Kroger employee late Saturday night in the store’s parking lot in Memphis, WMC-TV reports. According to police, a 25-year-old customer was attacked by the group who were chanting “fam mob” – a Memphis-based gang — after coming from a nearby CiCi’s Pizza. Two teenage employees were attacked while trying to stop the group’s parking...
  • 10 teens, 1 adult charged in brutal Kroger parking lot attack

    09/09/2014 5:09:35 PM PDT · by Ray76 · 58 replies
    Officers arrested and charged 10 teenagers and one adult as of Monday evening in the attack that happened in a Kroger parking lot. Police arrested and charged Raheem Richardson,19, with aggravated assault and aggravated riot. Additionally, a 16-year-old was charged with aggravated assault, aggravated riot, and acting in concert to wit aggravated assault. Eight teenagers, from 14 to 17 years old, are charged with aggravated riot. A 15-year-old boy arrested Sunday and charged with similar crimes. Three people were injured Saturday night by a large group of teenagers who came from a nearby CiCi's Pizza restaurant. Two Kroger employees, ages...
  • Meningitis outbreak concerns Shelby Co. TN doctors

    09/09/2014 10:48:34 AM PDT · by GailA · 22 replies
    WMC ^ | 9/5/14 | NA
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC-TV) - Three Tennesseans are dead following an outbreak of fungal meningitis. In all, 25 cases have been reported in the state. Officials at the Memphis Shelby County Health Department say these meningitis outbreaks have been contained to Middle and East Tennessee. They say there have been no reported cases of meningitis in Memphis, Shelby County, or other parts of West Tennessee.
  • One adult, six more teenagers charged in Kroger attack

    09/09/2014 6:11:32 AM PDT · by GailA · 28 replies
    WREG ^ | 9/8/14 | NA
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  • More than 100 teens swarm Memphis plaza, 'knocking out' shoppers

    09/08/2014 2:30:34 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 146 replies
    www.thv11.com ^ | 2:55 p.m. CDT September 8, 2014 | Staff
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) – THV11's CBS affiliate WREG reported that three people are now recovering after a mob of teenagers ran through a busy shopping plaza, seemingly picking out customers and Kroger employees at random to attack. A video of the incident has been shared with local news stations in the area and is quickly going viral. It shows a young adult lying still on the ground as others repeatedly kick him and stomp his head. Other are seen being chased or knocked to the ground. WREG said a witness told the cameras that the three people injured were attacked...
  • Racially motivated assault at Kroger in Memphis, TN

    09/07/2014 8:15:40 PM PDT · by Cedar · 51 replies
    News2014/youtube ^ | Published on Sep 7, 2014 | News 2014
    "This fight happened on September 6, 2014 at the Kroger at Poplar and Highland in Memphis, Tennessee. According to witnesses, a mob of teens attacked store employees at the front entrance to the store."
  • Racially motivated assault at Kroger in Memphis, TN

    09/07/2014 4:49:39 PM PDT · by gop4lyf
    I especially like how the young "lady" who is videoing this, most likely with her cell phone, wonders out loud why no one is calling the cops.
  • Racially motivated assault at Kroger in Memphis, TN

    09/07/2014 12:45:43 PM PDT · by Wilderness Conservative · 101 replies
    LiveLeak ^ | 9/7/14
    This fight happened on September 6, 2014 at the Kroger at Poplar and Highland in Memphis, Tennessee. According to witnesses, a mob of teens attacked store employees at the front entrance to the store, and later an elderly customer in the parking lot. Video was uploaded to facebook and deleted since.
  • Group of teenagers caught on camera beating man in Kroger parking lot

    09/07/2014 11:50:14 AM PDT · by ebshumidors · 77 replies
    MEMPHIS, TN - (WMC) - A video of a group of teenagers beating a Kroger employee in the store's parking lot is circulating on Facebook. A Kroger employee tells WMC Action News 5 that the attack happened at the Kroger near Highland Street and Poplar Avenue. Accroding to police, three people were jumped by a large group of teenagers who were chanting "fam mob." The group, who came from CiCi's Pizza, reportedly attacked a 25-year-old customer as he left his car to enter Kroger. Two employees, ages 17 and 18, were attacked while trying to stop the fight. Both were...
  • Naked man shot and killed after fight

    09/07/2014 7:55:59 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Fox17online.com ^ | 6 September, 2014 | Chris Poturalski
    GREENVILLE, Mich.- A 28-year-old man is dead after a fight inside a home Saturday morning in Greenville. According to Greenville Dept. of Public Safety Director Mark Reiss, officers in the area of the 100 block of S. Barry Street heard a single gunshot around 7:30 a.m. Saturday morning. When officers arrived on scene, they found a 28-year-old man from Gowen deceased on the floor, naked. The man had been shot by the homeowner.
  • Rare Reagan Recording: Newly Unearthed Audio From 1976 Chattanooga Visit

    09/02/2014 7:05:04 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 6 replies
    wtvc ^ | 9/2/14 | wtvc staff
    If you've been in the media for a long time, chances are good you may have in your archives a lot of treasures you don't realize you have. That was the case for Ben Cagle and Earl Freudenberg, longtime broadcasters in the Chattanooga area. Ben and Earl were going through old boxes of cassette tapes, and stumbled upon a recording that likely hasn't been heard for almost four decades: the complete speech of former California Governor and future president, Ronald Reagan. The speech was given at Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga on May 21st, 1976. "This particular old tape was...
  • 50th anniversary of York’s death to be celebrated Monday

    09/02/2014 11:58:48 AM PDT · by Borges · 71 replies
    “God would never be cruel enough to create a cyclone as terrible as that Argonne battle. Only man would ever think of doing an awful thing like that. … And I’m telling you the little log cabin in Wolf Valley in old Tennessee seemed a long, long way off.” With those words, Sergeant Alvin C. York recalled the intensity of the October, 1918 battle that defined him for generations of Tennesseans as the most highly decorated American soldier of World War I, earning the Congressional Medal of Honor among numerous other awards. In those moments of battle, York, of Fentress...
  • Gun Rights Activist Back On Nashville Streets

    08/29/2014 11:37:26 PM PDT · by kwikrnu · 5 replies
    News Channel 5 ^ | 8-29-2014 | Laken Bowles
    A few days after a judge dropped charges against him, a vocal gun rights activist was back out on the streets on Nashville. On Tuesday, a judge dismissed weapons charges against, Leonard Embody, the so-called "Radnor Lake Rambo.” Embody was back out of the streets on Nashville Friday, wearing a bullet-proof vest and openly carrying his guns as he handed out flyers.
  • Charges dismissed for gun rights advocate

    08/28/2014 6:39:19 PM PDT · by kwikrnu · 5 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 8-28-2014 | travis loller
    "A Nashville judge has dismissed charges against a man who walked around downtown last year wearing a bullet-proof vest and carrying an assault rifle with a silencer."
  • Now lawyers involved in 'Bless you' sneeze fight

    08/28/2014 4:58:17 AM PDT · by RoosterRedux · 25 replies
    WND ^ | Bob Unruh
    Banning a student from saying “bless you” when another student sneezes and threatening punishment is against the law, warns a constitutional lawyer in a letter to school officials in Dyer County, Tennessee. “It is unlawful for a school official to kick a student out of class for quietly blessing another student after she sneezes,” says the letter to Supt. Dwight Hedge from Jeremiah Dys, senior counsel for the nonprofit legal organization Liberty Institute. Kendra Turner said she was suspended Aug. 18 by her teacher, Eva Kindle, at Dyer County High School, who said that kind of “godly speaking” is only...
  • Crittenden Regional Hospital to close next month (another Obamacare casualty)

    08/25/2014 11:07:48 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 11 replies
    WREG ^ | 25 AUG 14 | George Brown
    WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. — After financial losses, fire and special tax passed to support it, Crittenden Regional Hospital is closing. The hospital is no longer admitting people and will close September 7. We are told clinics located within the hospital are looking for alternatives. In a statement, CEO Gene Cashman said, ‘With counsel from national health care consulting firms and the passage of a county-wide sales tax, we had identified a long-term strategic plan that had set our organization on a path to improvement. This summer’s fire and the subsequent shut-down derailed that plan’s success.”
  • Primary Challenger Concedes to US Rep. DesJarlais

    08/25/2014 8:18:52 AM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 14 replies
    ABC News ^ | 08/25/2014 | AP
    The Republican state senator who challenged scandal-plagued U.S. Rep. Scott DesJarlais conceded his 38-vote primary loss to the incumbent on Monday, saying he decided not to challenge the results. Tracy said in a news release that he had decided against putting the GOP, state officials, his family and others through "additional weeks of litigation, with uncertainty as to who the nominee will be." Tracy had faced a Tuesday deadline to decide whether to challenge the results to the state Republican Party's executive committee. It was not clear how a challenge would have closed the 38-vote gap, and Tracy acknowledged that...
  • Black Community Cries Racism Over New ‘Saggy Pants’ Ban

    08/23/2014 8:03:04 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 52 replies
    American news ^ | 8/23/14
    Recently, states and communities have started to ban “saggy pants,” requiring those with their pants too low to pay a fine for indecency. The latest city to support the ban is Pikeville, Tennessee. If residents are caught sagging, they will be charged a $25 fine. The ban has raised questions over whether or not the government has the right to institute laws that regulate someone’s fashion choices. There are also doubts as to whether police will take the time to enforce the law. “All I know is we just don’t want them running around half-naked on our streets,” Pikeville Mayor...
  • Plains All American to build pipeline from Cushing to Memphis

    08/22/2014 5:11:04 AM PDT · by thackney · 10 replies
    Fuel Fix ^ | August 21, 2014 | Vicki Vaughan
    Valero Energy Corp.’s Memphis, Tenn., refinery will begin receiving more low-cost domestic crude oil in two years as part of a plan by another company to build a pipeline to the plant. Houston-based Plains All American Pipeline LP said Thursday it plans to build a pipeline that would deliver as much as 200,000 barrels a day of crude oil to Valero’s Memphis plant when it’s completed in late 2016. The 440-mile, 20-inch pipeline will link Plains’ Cushing, Okla., terminal to Valero’s plant and cost an estimated $900 million. Locally based refiner Valero holds an option until January 2016 to buy...
  • Nashville Mayor Karl Dean Throws His Support Behind Same-Sex Marriage

    08/21/2014 6:09:57 PM PDT · by BurningOak · 50 replies
    Nashville Public Radio (your tax dollars) ^ | August 21, 2014 | Emily Siner
    Nashville mayor Karl Dean went one step further in his support for same-sex marriage Thursday. He has officially joined the group Mayors for the Freedom to Marry — the first mayor in Tennessee to do so. Dean signed a marriage equality statement that says allowing same-sex couples to marry is good for everyone. In a press release, Dean said he wants Nashville to respect “individual dignity.” “Embracing and celebrating our growing diversity makes our city stronger,” he wrote. “Nashville needs to continue in that direction, and it’s my hope that joining this effort will help us do that.”
  • TN High-School Student Suspended For Saying ‘Bless You’ After Someone Sneezed

    08/21/2014 10:08:58 AM PDT · by QT3.14 · 39 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 20, 2014 | Jim Treacher
    A young girl, who claims she was standing up for her religious beliefs in the classroom, was suspended after breaking a class rule of saying “bless you” after a classmate sneezed. When Dyer County High School senior Kendra Turner said bless you to her classmate, she says her teacher told her that was for church… Students sent WMC Action News 5′s Michael Clark a photo of the teacher’s white board that lists ‘bless you’ and other expressions that are banned as part of class rules. Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2014/08/20/tn-high-school-student-suspended-for-saying-bless-you-after-someone-sneezed/#ixzz3B30KHEag
  • Immigrants want declaration agents acted illegally

    08/16/2014 7:32:06 AM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 7 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | August 15, 2014 | TRAVIS LOLLER - Associated Press -
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — When federal immigration agents surrounded a south Nashville apartment and began banging on doors, the men inside were within their rights to turn off the lights and refuse to answer. The officers did not have warrants, either to search the apartment or to arrest anyone inside, according to court documents
  • Corker 'Not Ruling Out' 2016 Presidential Run

    08/13/2014 12:59:57 PM PDT · by don-o · 40 replies
    News Channel 9 ^ | August 13, 2014
    Tennessee Senator Bob Corker says he isn't ruling out joining the field of Republicans running for president in 2016. Corker, who is two years into his second term, said Wednesday that any decision on a White House bid would wait until next year. He also noted that his wife, Elizabeth, may be wary of the intense media attention on the presidential field. Any possible move to join the race could put Corker against fellow Republicans with higher national profiles such as potential candidates Sen. Marco Rubio of Florida and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie. Following his election in 2006, Corker...
  • Same-sex marriage ban survives challenge in Tennessee

    08/12/2014 4:40:03 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 16 replies
    Time ^ | 8/11/2014 | Nolan Feeney
    First such prohibition to withstand a constitutional challenge since June 2013 Tennessee’s same-sex marriage ban has survived a constitutional challenge in court, the first prohibition to withstand such a challenge in almost 14 months. Roane County Circuit Judge Russell Simmons ruled that “neither the Federal Government nor another state should be allowed to dictate to Tennessee what has traditionally been a state’s responsibility,” in ruling from last Tuesday, SCOTUSblog reports. More than two dozen federal and state court rulings since the Supreme Court’s United States v. Windsor decision in June 2013 have successfully challenged and/or nullified bans. Simmons’ ruling rejects...
  • ‘That was fast'; After primary win, ‘shameless liar’ Lamar Alexander renews push for amnesty

    08/12/2014 5:57:38 AM PDT · by don-o · 53 replies
    Twitchy ^ | August 12, 2014
    The dust has barely settled since Sen. Lamar Alexander beat back a strong challenge from Joe Carr in Tennessee’s Republican primary. Yet here he is, once again, talking up the need for a “comprehensive immigration reform” bill. In other words, amnesty. Via Breitbart.com: “I don’t know how it will affect our politics in the near term,” Alexander told Politico of a comprehensive immigration bill. “I think it’s embarrassing for us not to deal with the problem, and I think we should do it in the next two years.” And though Alexander claimed that he won the primary because he did...
  • Reflections on the Carr vs. Alexander Tennessee Race

    08/11/2014 2:06:26 PM PDT · by don-o · 14 replies
    Tammy Bruce - Live Wire ^ | August 11, 2014 | Rob_W
    While the election results were heartbreaking, there is much to be encouraged, and yes, even energized about. We did not win, but we are winning. Senator Lamar Alexander did not run away with this election, as most predicted he would. He was forced to buy the election, spending $7 million. He resorted to last minute robo-calls in which he falsely claimed his vote for Senate Bill 744 was a vote against amnesty. In spite of all of this, he could only capture 49.7% of the vote. The award for the tackiest campaign commercial goes to Mike Huckabee, who had nerve...
  • Republicans Have More Reason Than Ever To Worry About Primary Challenges

    08/08/2014 10:28:02 PM PDT · by ObamahatesPACoal · 12 replies
    FiveThirtyEight ^ | Nate Silver
    One of the most universal lessons of sports prediction is that margins matter. An NFL team that wins a number of games by less than a touchdown might get banner headlines for its clutch performance. But a team’s record in close games is mostly just luck. A football team that thrives on winning close games is likely to see its luck revert to the mean and start losing its fair share of them. The same is true in baseball, basketball and most other sports. (SNIP) In fact, the average share of the primary vote received by Republican incumbent senators so...
  • With DesJarlais Up 35 Votes, What’s Next in Tennessee Primary?

    08/08/2014 3:54:28 PM PDT · by SMGFan · 6 replies
    RollCall ^ | August 8, 2014
    Tennessee Rep. Scott DesJarlais held a 35-vote lead over his GOP primary challenger, state Sen. Jim Tracy, as of Friday afternoon, nearly 24 hours after polls closed in the 4th District. The vote tally fluctuated a bit Friday morning, but Republican operatives and election administrators pointed to close-of-business Monday as the next big ballot counting deadline.
  • Procedures for possible Tennessee election recount in DesJarlais-Tracy 4th District race (TN)

    08/08/2014 10:53:43 AM PDT · by Tennessee Nana · 4 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | August 8, 2014 | AP/Staff
    look at the timetables and procedures ahead to possibly decide the outcome of the race in Tennessee's 4th congressional district, where incumbent Rep. Scott DesJarlais and challenger state Sen. Jim Tracy finished Thursday's Republican primary in a near tie. DAYS AHEAD: Election officials will look for any outstanding "provisional ballots" that were uncounted. This can include ballots cast by voters without proper ID at the polls. They have until the end of business hours Monday to produce acceptable identification to validate the vote. WEEKS AHEAD: The next step is to certify the vote count from each of the 16 counties...