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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.
  • National Guard could 'gather up' refugees, says state lawmaker

    11/18/2015 3:51:03 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    The HIll ^ | 11/18/15 | Bradford Richardson
    A top Tennessee state lawmaker is suggesting that the National Guard “gather up” Syrian refugees who have been settled in the state.“We need to activate the Tennessee National Guard and stop them from coming in to the state by whatever means we can,” Tennessee Rep. Glen Casada said in a phone interview with the Tennessean on Tuesday.Casada, who is the chair of the state’s House Republican caucus, said the federal government has no authority to force states to accept refugees against their will. “Tennessee is a sovereign state,” he said. “If the federal government is forsaking the obligation to protect our...
  • Tennessee GOP leader: Round up Syrian refugees, remove from state (calls on National Guard)

    11/18/2015 12:08:46 PM PST · by quesney · 13 replies
    A top Tennessee Republican lawmaker believes the time has come for the National Guard to round up any Syrian refugees who have recently settled in the state and to stop any additional Syrian refugees from entering Tennessee. "We need to activate the Tennessee National Guard and stop them from coming in to the state by whatever means we can," said House GOP Caucus Chairman Glen Casada, R-Franklin, referencing refugees. "I’m not worried about what a bureaucrat in D.C. or an unelected judge thinks. ... We need to gather (Syrian refugees) up and politely take them back to the ICE center...
  • Tennessee lawmaker plans to ask governor to block Syrian refugees from state

    11/16/2015 12:02:23 PM PST · by Tennessee Nana · 38 replies
    ChattanoogaTimesFreePress ^ | November 16, 2015 | Andy Sher
    NASHVILLE -- A Tennessee lawmaker plans to ask Gov. Bill Haslam this week to work to "suspend all efforts" to settle Syrian refugees in the state following last Friday's terror attacks in Paris. Rep. Sheila Butt, R-Columbia, is asking colleagues in an email to sign a letter in an effort to persuade fellow Republican Haslam to agree in the wake of the attacks which according to news accounts killed at least 129 people. The self-proclaimed Islamic State has claimed credit for the coordinated assaults. In her email, Butt said "Tennesseans are mourning this week with the people of Paris." She...
  • Live Stream: Donald Trump Campaign Rally from Knoxville, TN - Nov 16, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)

    11/16/2015 4:07:41 PM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 9 replies
    Donald Trump 2016 Online ^ | 11-16-2015 | Tom
    Live Stream: Donald Trump Campaign Rally from Knoxville, TN - Nov 16, 2015, 7:00 PM (EST)
  • Cruz Announces 57 Additions to Tennessee Leadership Team, Totaling 84 Conservative Leaders

    10/22/2015 8:45:35 AM PDT · by Isara · 20 replies
    TedCruz.org ^ | 10/22/15
    HOUSTON, Texas – Presidential candidate Ted Cruz today announced the expansion of his Tennessee Leadership Team, with new endorsements from nine state legislators and 48 pastors, grassroots leaders, and elected officials. These new additions join 27 leaders previously announced, bringing the campaign’s state leadership team to a total of 84 members.“Our Tennessee team continues to grow and demonstrate the commitment to fighting for conservative principles,” said Cruz. “I’m encouraged by the new members of the team who have passionately defended liberty and will help us compete and win the state of Tennessee.”New endorsements include former House Speaker Pro-Tempore Judd Matheny,...
  • Poll: Should Christians Arm Themselves?

    10/05/2015 5:33:19 AM PDT · by marktwain · 39 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 4 October, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Link to the pollSome people seems to think that Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey of Tennessee said something controversial when he suggested that these are troubled times; that Christians are under attack, and that it would be wise for Christians to obtain a concealed carry permit and be willing to defend themselves. From the timesfreepress.com:Whether the perpetrators are motivated by aggressive secularism, jihadist extremism or racial supremacy, their targets remain the same: Christians and defenders of the West, he wrote.While this is not the time for widespread panic, Ramsey added, it is a time to prepare. I would encourage my fellow...
  • Public School Parents Angry After Middle Schoolers Instructed To Write ALLAH IS THE ONLY GOD

    09/05/2015 11:17:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | september 5, 2015 | Eric Owens
    Parents in a Nashville suburb expressed alarm this week because their middle school children are learning about Islam in a world history class but, they say, the schoolis pointedly ignoringChristianity. Brandee Porterfield, who has a seventh-grade daughter at Spring Hill Middle School in Spring Hill, Tenn., said her daughter came home with world history schoolwork all about the Five Pillars of Islam and other core teachings of the Abrahamic religion. Specifically,according to Spring Hill Home Page, Porterfield said her daughters world history project was based around the Five Pillars. The first and most important pillar the shahada in Arabic...
  • Honor our service members who used their personal firearms to fight back against terrorist attacker

    08/03/2015 7:33:49 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 6 replies
    War on Guns ^ | August 03, 2015 | David Codrea
    I did.MORE But I don't want to be on any lists! You think owning a gun and frequenting sites like this one hasn't already put you on several? But I don't want to get junk email! Assuming you as a citizen truly don't want to be informed by the White House of what they're up to, just "unsubscribe" if it bugs you. But this will just create another class of "Only Ones"! Not really, when you consider, because of their employment, the service members' rights have been diminished below those of the citizenry. But this won't do any good! If...
  • TN: Mass Shooting at 2 more Administration Enforced Gun Free Zones in Chattanooga

    07/21/2015 5:12:49 AM PDT · by marktwain · 19 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 17 July, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    A single gunman appears to have carried out mass shootings at two gun free zones in Chattanooga Tennessee. The first zone, shown above, has the gun free logo prominently displayed. The second zone, where four Marines were killed was at the Naval Operations Support Center, several miles away. From cnn.com: (CNN)Four Marines were killed when a gunman attacked two military sites in Chattanooga, Tennessee, on Thursday, the U.S. Navy said. The suspected shooter, 24-year-old Mohammod Youssuf Abdulazeez, is also dead, the FBI said. An eyewitness, who works at a hair salon next door to the recruitment center, said that...
  • Exclusive-Rand Paul On Tennessee Terror: Restrict Immigration From Muslim Nations

    07/17/2015 3:26:10 PM PDT · by Biggirl · 42 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | July 17, 2015 | Mathew Boyle
    HOUSTON, Texas Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), a 2016 GOP presidential candidate, told Breitbart News in an exclusive interview here that he wants to restrict immigration from predominantly Muslim countries after the Chattanooga, Tennessee, terrorist attack.
  • He Could Have Called 911": Dead Robbers Mom Wants Good Guy Charged For His Death

    06/18/2015 4:00:14 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 84 replies
    rightwingnews.com ^ | june 18, 2015
    18-year-old armed robber Tamon J. Stapleton stormed into the the Breadbox and forced the female employee behind the counter and towards the register at 2:30 AM with a gun to her head. One of the employees male friends happened to be in his car in front of the Breadbox. He retrieved his legally-owned pistol from his car and ran into the store, firing a single shot that struck Stapleton in the head, killing him. Believe it or not, Stapletons mother Joy is now demanding homicide charges be filed against the man who defended the clerk from her violent thug of...
  • Middle Tennessee Gun Exchange

    05/13/2015 6:14:35 AM PDT · by marktwain · 3 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 May, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    I was walking across the bridge from the LP Field parking lot to the NRA Meeting in Nashville, when I came across three active members of this group. They are members of a civic minded service organization that saw a need and decided to fill it. They created a local gun exchange that allows like minded individuals to find each other and trade and sell firearms privately. They do this purely as a civic virtue; they make no money at it. They have only been in existence for three years, and have about 10,000 members. This is the sort...
  • TN: Governor Haslam Reluctantly Signs Bill Reducing Gun Free Zones

    04/28/2015 6:37:36 AM PDT · by marktwain · 1 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 28 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    Governor Haslam has reluctantly signed HB0995, which reduces the number of gun free zones in the state. Previous legislation had allowed local governments to ban guns from locally administered parks, if they posted prominent signs saying that guns were banned. HB 0995 removed that exception in the law, thereby allowing a limited ability to exercise second amendment rights on the public lands of locally administered parks. The history of the bill is rather interesting, in that Governor Haslam was against the bill before he was for it. He likely only signed the bill to avoid the embarrassment of a...
  • FBI says ISIS could be behind Stewart County hack

    01/14/2015 8:47:08 PM PST · by radu · 10 replies
    WSMT - Nashville ^ | Jan. 14, 2015 | Stuart Ervin
    DOVER, TN (WSMV) - The FBI is investigating a possible hacking by ISIS in Dover, TN. According to a report in the Stewart Houston Times, hackers posted some county documents on Twitter earlier this month. *snip* The report also said the hack may be related to the state and federal hacks pulled off by ISIS.
  • Pro-Life Voters in Tennessee Need to Vote for Amendment 1 to Stop Abortions

    11/02/2014 1:29:50 PM PST · by Morgana · 31 replies
    Life News ^ | 10/30/14 | Dave Andrusko
    Next Tuesday more is at stake than control of the United States Senate, important as it is. One example is Tennessees Amendment 1, which is on the ballot and is intended to neutralize a 2000 ruling by the Tennessee Supreme Court. In that 4-1 ruling the Court found, A womans right to terminate her pregnancy is a vital part of the right to privacy guaranteed by the Tennessee Constitution. As a result, Tennessee now boasts a broader right to abortion than that recognized by Roe v. Wade or the U.S. Constitution. tennessee3The proposed language to be added says, Nothing in...
  • Nashville Police Chief: Secret Service Tried to Fool Armed Homeowner with Fake Search Warrant

    10/16/2014 1:09:31 PM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    The Truth About Guns ^ | 16 October, 2014 | Robert Farago
    Nashville Police Chief: Secret Service Tried to Fool Armed Homeowner with Fake Search Warrant By Robert Farago on October 16, 2014 Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson recently sent a letter to Congress alleging that Secret Service agents asked Nashville police to falsify a warrant so that the agents could search the home of a Nashville resident who had posted about President Obama on Facebook, benswann.com reports. More specifically, in January of 2013, Secret Service agents working out of the Nashville field office visited the home of the resident who made the Facebook postings and knocked on his door. Then, an...
  • TN: Armed "Good Samaritan" Defends Self, in the Middle of a "Domestic"

    09/25/2014 4:33:54 AM PDT · by marktwain
    Gun Watch ^ | 24 September, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    In this case reported from Antioch, Tennessee, a domestic argument ends with a stranger being drawn into a potentially deadly encounter. The accused and a woman were arguing, and the accused told her to to get out of the car on the Interstate. A stranger, seeing a woman walking on the Interstate, stopped to ask if she needed help. Shortly after, the accused came back, stopped, drew a pistol and pointed it at the two. The stranger drew his own gun, words were exchanged, and the accused drove off. No shots were fired. Talk to any police officer, and...
  • 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
  • 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 teams 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...
  • TN:Another Restaurant Welcomes Armed Citizens

    07/22/2014 9:02:46 AM PDT · by marktwain · 15 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 20 July, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    This sign is posted on three doors of the Shiloh Brew and Chew in Maryville, TN A Tennessee restaurant is welcoming armed citizens. The decision was made after the owner read about a convenience store manager that was shot after putting up a "No Weapons Allowed" sign, and after she lost business because some customers thought that she did not allow armed citizens inside. From wbir.com: "They had put up a sign that said 'No Weapons Allowed' and they were robbed at gunpoint two days later. The convenience store manager was shot," said Floyd. "And that got me thinking....
  • Child found chained up in home

    07/05/2014 7:46:19 AM PDT · by Morgana · 16 replies
    WREG NEWS 3 ^ | Ashley Crockett and Wayne Carter,
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. Police found a child restrained in a southeast Memphis home Thursday. Police say a girl inside the home called them and said her brother was chained up. Officers arrived and found an 8-year-old boy restrained inside the home. Neighbors say the girl got a hold of a cellphone when her mother went to the grocery store. Valerie Golden lives nearby and said her son played at the home and returned home to say the children there were hungry and one boy was chained to a fence one day and locked inside a shed another. My son has...
  • VA SCANDAL: Disabled, homeless veteran living in car; Memphis VA says it cant

    06/24/2014 6:42:42 AM PDT · by GailA · 10 replies
    WVLT ^ | 6/18/14 | NA
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. (WREG) A disabled veteran and father is living out of his car, because he said the Memphis VA will not help him. Lonnie Whitfield was living with a friend, but ran out of options when that person decided to move. The VA sent WREG a statement explaining the programs they have in place to help people like Whitfield. They have vouchers for the Department of Housing and Urban Development and VA Supportive Housing Program, or HUD-VASH as it is called. However, they only had 380 vouchers for the Memphis and Jackson areas, and said they are currently...
  • The Battle of Athens (Tennessee) A Case Study in Grassroots Restoration of the Rule of Law

    06/18/2014 2:09:43 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 51 replies
    The Patriot Post ^ | 5/3/12 | Mark Alexander
    As a direct descendent of Tennessee Patriots who were veterans of every major conflict in defense of American Liberty from the American Revolution forward, I stand in reverence of my home states distinguished list of Patriot sons and daughters. From 19th-century notables like Andrew Jackson*, Davy Crockett, Sam Houston, Nathan Bedford Forrest** and Sam Davis, to a long list of 20th-century Patriots headed by Alvin York, warriors from the Volunteer State have distinguished themselves in battle with honor and courage. Even our states nickname was earned in recognition of the valiant service of volunteer soldiers during the War of 1812,...
  • Metro officer reportedly goes to work drunk, 3 decommissioned

    06/14/2014 8:21:34 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 9 replies
    WRKN ^ | Jun 14, 2014 | WKRN
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - A Metro police officer and two of his supervisors were decommissioned after he reportedly showed up to work drunk. Nathan Silvers, 33, was taken into custody on a $2,000 bond Saturday afternoon. He has been charged with DUI for driving his personal vehicle to work while reportedly intoxicated, unlawful gun possession while under the influence of alcohol, and violation of the implied consent law for refusing to submit to a blood alcohol test. According to a press release, Silvers went to the South Precinct at 10:45 p.m. Friday night for his midnight shift. He was supposed to...
  • 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,"...
  • Constitutional Carry possible in Tennessee?

    04/14/2014 5:29:49 PM PDT · by marktwain · 10 replies
    Knoxville Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 8 April, 2014 | Liston Matthews
    Today, the Tennessee Senate passed SB2424, a Vermont* style, permit-less open-carry bill. This bill would further restore the basic human right to self-defense in Tennessee. The question is, will the House follow suit? The companion bill, HB2409, if passed, would give Governor Haslam the opportunity to make good on the promise he made in a Tennessee Firearms Association (TFA) meeting on October 18, 2010, on Vermont Style Carry.Here is a transcription of part of that meeting:TFA member, If the legislature were to pass a Vermont style carry, and bring it to you, would you sign it? Candidate (Knoxville Mayor) Haslam,...
  • Marsha Blackburn To "Test The Waters" For 2016 Presidential Bid

    04/11/2014 7:22:35 AM PDT · by BarnacleCenturion · 91 replies
    cbsnews.com ^ | April 11, 2014 | SCOTT CONROY
    PORTSMOUTH, N.H. -- Tennessee Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn will consider running for president in 2016 -- if she sees an opportunity to do so, an aide to the 7th District Republican told RealClearPolitics. Blackburn is scheduled to be one of the speakers at a New Hampshire Republican rally this weekend but was not previously known to be mulling a White House bid. "If there's a door to kick down, she's willing to kick it down," the aide, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, said. "These are the kinds of events you go to -- test the waters, and see what...
  • These Are Americas 10 Most Dangerous Small Cities

    03/31/2014 6:27:23 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 96 replies
    http://www.movoto.com ^ | March 26, 2014 | Randy Nelson
    If youre hoping to escape from big city crime, look elsewhere. These places actually defy the stereotype of smaller cities being safer. When you see small towns on TV and in movies, theyre almost always idyllic places where the American dream is thriving and neighbors all know each other. That, and unless youre watching a whodunnit, no ones ever the victim of a crime. In reality, small cities are surprisingly similar to all the others, meaning that there are good ones and bad. While the Movoto Real Estate Blog has been writing lately about Americas safest places, we thought wed...
  • Tennessee on the Edge of Repealing Knife Ban

    03/26/2014 6:11:23 AM PDT · by marktwain · 12 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 26 March, 2014 | Dean Weingarten
    Knives are arms protected by the second amendment. In 1958 the U.S. government banned the interstate sale of switchblade knives. It was a stupid law that accomplished nothing but to inconvenience law abiding people while setting another in a long line of incremental precedents toward unlimited federal power. In 1958, the federal government still recognized that the commerce clause in the constitution did not grant it unlimited power, so the ban was only on interstate commerce, not on manufacture or possession. Not surprisingly, its major proponent was a New York representative from New York City. In recent years,...
  • TN:Man saves mother's life by holding intruder at gunpoint

    03/13/2014 11:07:58 AM PDT · by marktwain · 5 replies
    local8now.com ^ | 6 March, 2014 | Hilary Magacs
    SEYMOUR, Tenn. (WVLT) -- A man accused of trying to rob an elderly Seymour woman, only to have the victim's son hold a gun to his head, has been charged. Colin Patrick Lynch, 29, of Knoxville, is charged with especially aggravated burglary and two counts of aggravated assault. Bond amounts and the court date have not yet been set. Kenny Guffey said he was driving home from work around 6:30 p.m. on Wednesday when he called is 83-year-old mother, Christine Guffey. "We were talking probably ten minutes and then all of the sudden her voice panicked and she said, 'What...
  • Anti-Russians display controversial US Confederate flag in Kiev

    03/07/2014 12:30:30 AM PST · by Lattero · 18 replies
    PressTV ^ | Mar 7, 2014 | Caleb Maupin
    This was the flag of slave holding states in the United States that seceded in 1861, causing Civil War. Today the symbol is used by the Ku Klux Klan, Neo-Nazi groups, and other organizations who are hostile to African-Americans. For the last several decades, protests have continued, demanding that this flag not be displayed in public places. Many people were greatly disturbed to see that the Confederate Flag is now being displayed, not in the United States, but in Kiev, the capital city of Ukraine. Larry Holmes, a civil rights activist in New York City, explained why the flag is...
  • Man Accused of Aggravated Child Abuse to Remain Behind Bars Until Court Date Due to ICE Detainer

    02/22/2014 10:26:29 AM PST · by moonshinner_09 · 4 replies
    WGNS/MPD Arrest Report #14-3194 ^ | February 21, 2014 | WGNS
    A 35-year old Murfreesboro man has been charged with Aggravated Child Abuse. The case started from a call to the Department of Children Services advising that Antonio Moreno-Martinez had abused a small child that he was with after becoming angry. While we cannot release details of who that child was, we can say he is not related to the child. In the report that WGNS obtained, it states that the 35-year old was mad at the child because the child was not counting numbers correctly. The child had multiple bruises on his back, buttocks, face and neck when police got...
  • Union Vote In Chattanooga Shows Danger Of Card Check

    02/18/2014 4:42:56 PM PST · by jazusamo · 31 replies
    Investors.com ^ | February 18, 2014 | IBD Editorial
    Labor: Union bosses have contended for some time that a secret ballot isn't needed to unionize a workplace. All that's needed, they said, was employees' signatures on cards. But Chattanooga proved them wrong. For months the United Auto Workers have said a majority of workers at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee had signed cards expressing their interest in unionizing. Why bother with a secret ballot when the workers had already spoken through the "card check" approval process? Before a much-anticipated and widely followed union-representation vote held last week, the AP reported that Gary Casteel, Tennessee-based regional director for the UAW,...
  • Workers at Tennessee Volkswagen factory reject United Auto Workers union

    02/15/2014 10:46:45 AM PST · by mandaladon · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | 15 Feb 2014
    Workers at a Volkswagen factory in Tennessee have voted against union representation in a devastating defeat for the United Auto Workers union's effort to make inroads in the South. The 712-626 vote released late Friday was surprising for many labor experts and union supporters who expected a UAW win because Volkswagen tacitly endorsed the union and even allowed organizers into the Chattanooga factory to make sales pitches. "This is like an alternate universe where everything is turned upside down," Cliff Hammond, a labor lawyer at in Detroit, told The Wall Street Journal, noting that companies usually fight union drives. "This...
  • Obama weighs in on contentious union vote at Volkswagen plant

    02/14/2014 2:16:38 PM PST · by Rusty0604 · 34 replies
    Reuters ^ | 02/14/2014 | Richard Cowan & Bernie Woodall
    P resident Barack Obama on Friday waded into a high-stakes union vote at Volkswagen AG's plant in Tennessee, accusing Republican politicians who oppose unionization of being more concerned about German shareholders than U.S. workers. Obama's interjection in the war of words on Friday, albeit behind closed doors, underscored how much is stake in the three-day vote by VW's 1,550 hourly workers. The vote is due to end at 8:30 p.m. ET and the results could be announced soon after that. Obama said everyone was in favor of the UAW representing Volkswagen except for local politicians who "are more concerned about...
  • Roy Exum: How We Stop The Bullets

    02/02/2014 5:23:42 PM PST · by marktwain · 17 replies
    chattanoogan.com ^ | 24 January, 2014 | Roy Exum
    The same is true about people. We now know that homicide and gun violence are overwhelmingly concentrated among serious offenders operating in groups: gangs, drug crews, and the like representing under half of one percent of a city's population who commit half to three-quarters of all murders. Read it once more: under half of one percent commit half to three-quarters of all murders. It is vitally important for us to realize the recent worst of the worst roundup had very little to do with race, yet to the uninformed it clearly appeared that only blacks were targeted....
  • Clerk with gun thwarts Knox convenience store robbery

    02/02/2014 1:16:54 PM PST · by marktwain · 4 replies
    knoxnews.com/news ^ | 27 January, 2014 | NA
    KNOXVILLE A clerk at a Sunoco convenience store pulled a gun on a would-be robber Sunday evening, apparently thwarting the crime, according to the Knox County Sheriffs Office.
  • 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 Countys 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 thats just that state employees cannot be commandeered to enact federal laws, said Beavers following Wednesdays 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...
  • Nativity scene reborn at Memphis library

    12/08/2005 2:06:03 PM PST · by dukeman · 26 replies · 414+ views
    Library agrees to allow display of full nativity scene after ADF letter to library officials prompts mayor to make request BARTLETT, Tenn. - Officials with the Memphis Public Library System have agreed to allow figures representing the baby Jesus, Mary, Joseph, and the wise men back into a nativity scene on the Bartlett Public Library's community shelves. News of a letter to the library by an attorney with the Alliance Defense Fund apparently prompted the mayor of the city of Bartlett to ask the library to reverse their decision to exclude the figures. "I'm sure just about everyone would rather...
  • Settlement for a Shackled Pregnant Woman

    10/18/2013 12:00:44 PM PDT · by moonshinner_09 · 21 replies
    The New York Times ^ | October 17, 2013 | JULIA PRESTON
    A detained Mexican woman who had been shackled to her hospital bed while giving birth in Nashville will receive $490,000 in a settlement and also has the prospect of a resident visa.The monetary settlement, which was approved on Tuesday by the council governing Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn., closes a five-year legal battle that began when the woman, Juana Villegas, was arrested in July 2008 after a traffic stop in a Nashville suburb. And in an unusual move, a federal judge has urged immigration authorities to give Ms. Villegas a special visa that is generally offered to crime victims. The...
  • 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
    GatesOfVienna.net ^ | 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 youre not going away....
  • TN:Homeowner Puts Burglar In The Hospital

    10/03/2013 7:51:07 AM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    wreg.com ^ | 30 September, 2013 | Melissa Moon
    Police say the man was shot by a homeowner who caught him coming through his bedroom window. (snip) Police say the homeowner heard a noise coming from his bedroom, grabbed his gun and shot a man as he was coming through his window. Police say the burglar tried to run for it, but the homeowner was able to get the drop on him and hold him in the backyard until officers arrived.
  • Church: Jesus had two dads sign causing buzz around town (Nashville, Methodist church)

    09/18/2013 9:06:57 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 38 replies
    CNN via KFOR, NBC 4, Oklahoma City ^ | 10:27 am, September 18, 2013 | KFOR-TV & K. Querry
    A sign in front of a church in Tennessee is causing quite a buzz in the community over its message. The sign at St. Johns United Methodist Church reads, Jesus had two dads and he turned out just fine.
  • TN:Anti-Freedom Sign Up, Down in Four Days

    08/10/2013 6:39:01 PM PDT · by marktwain · 9 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 11 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    Here is what happened at a local bookstore in Tennessee, according to booksbikesboomsticksblog: (now you see the anti-defense sign) Now you see it gone! Quite a bit more detail at the blog site. It looks to be a pretty good one. This is what I have noticed all over the country. Stores put up signs, realize that they are losing business and money, and take them down. The most resistant seem to be non-profits and government agencies. Dean Weingarten Link to Gun Watch
  • TN:16-Year-old Girl has Gun Snatched after She Stops Burglary

    08/02/2013 7:46:04 AM PDT · by marktwain · 22 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 2 August, 2013 | Dean Weingarten
    An unusual case in Tennessee shows the utility of guns for home defense, as well as the danger of pursuing criminals alone. A 16-year-old girl used her mothers pistol to prevent a criminal from entering the house. From WKRN: Harvell eventually tried entering through one of the home's windows, that's when Davasha Chambers, 16, grabbed her mother's pistol and pointed it at him as he was halfway through the window. The criminal left, and then is when the young woman made a tactical error. She not only pursued the home invader, but she allowed him to get too close...
  • TN:Controversial gun activist arrested with 'silencer' (Video)

    07/31/2013 4:59:39 PM PDT · by marktwain · 28 replies
    Gun Rights Examiner ^ | 30 July, 2013 | David Codrea
    Leonard Embody, a gun activist whose open carrying and self-representation in the past have produced legal responses as well as no small amount of criticism from some pro-gun advocates, was arrested yesterday in Nashville and charged with possession of a prohibited weapon, WKRN News 2 reported this morning. (snip UPDATE Per Leonard Embody, via email: The Form 3 paperwork for the silencer was in the sealed and locked rifle case. Tenn. law only requires the possessor "retain" the paperwork, not present it to the law enforcement officer upon demand. The NFA documents are federal tax forms. ------------The latest GUNS Magazine...
  • 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.