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  • Elvis's granddaughter fights Graceland auction

    05/21/2024 5:52:57 AM PDT · by Recovering_Democrat · 43 replies
    BBC/MSN ^ | 5/21/2024 | Steven McIntosh
    Elvis Presley’s granddaughter, actress Riley Keough, is attempting to halt the proposed sale of Graceland, the late singer’s home in Memphis, Tennessee. Keough inherited the mansion and much of Presley's estate after her mother, Lisa Marie Presley, died last year. However, Graceland is now at the centre of a dispute with a company that says the compound was used as collateral in a $3.8m (£3m) loan that was taken out by Lisa Marie but never paid back.
  • Billboard Honors Victims While Raising Awareness About Dangers of Fentanyl

    05/20/2024 9:17:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 6 replies
    WKRN ^ | May 20, 2024 | Mark Kelly
    In April, we brought you special reports on families rocked by fatal overdoses. Tequila Bates‘ family was one of them, and on Monday, May 20, her family unveiled a large billboard in Nashville with Bates’ face and life-saving message on it. Those who knew Bates know she wasn’t afraid of a little limelight. “She is in heaven looking down saying, ‘You go, mama. Look at all this attention that I’m getting,” said Christy Rhoton, Bates’ mom. Family said Bates wouldn’t mind seeing herself on a billboard. Not one bit. “Oh yeah, she’d love it. ‘Look at everybody looking at me....
  • Fight between students breaks out at Hamilton High graduation (Memphis)

    05/20/2024 10:06:14 AM PDT · by rdl6989 · 25 replies ^ | May 17, 2024 | Steffany Uthe, Jessica Knox
    According to reports, a school security officer saw one of the students walk past another student and begin throwing up gang signs. That is when the student threw a graduation binder at the victim. As the first student was being held back, the victim jumped over three rows of seats and began hitting him. Two other students jumped into the fight.
  • Dave Ramsey Steps In To Rescue Pro-Israel Conference After Nashville Hotel Cancels

    05/17/2024 10:41:10 AM PDT · by george76 · 34 replies
    Daily Wire ^ | May 16, 2024 | Kassy Akiva
    Financial planning guru says providing a safe place for the event is a gift to friends from Israel.. Personal finance expert Dave Ramsey is rescuing a pro-Israel conference from cancellation after a Nashville hotel backed out from hosting because of alleged threats by anti-Israel activists. When Ramsey heard that a Nashville hotel revoked access for the Israel Summit, an event scheduled for next week that will feature prominent Christians and Jews, organizers say Ramsey got in touch and offered not only to host it, but also to help make it even bigger. “Dave Ramsey reached out and said, ‘You’re going...
  • Tennessee Appeals Court Rules Against Wildlife Agents Who Planted Cameras on Private Land

    05/11/2024 10:54:00 AM PDT · by CFW · 39 replies
    Reason ^ | 5/10/24 | Joe Lancaster
    In December 2022, Reason reported that both state and federal wildlife agents routinely trespass onto private land and plant cameras. Two Tennessee homeowners successfully sued the state over the practice, and a three-judge panel ruled in their favor. The state appealed the decision, and this week the court of appeals ruled in the homeowners' favor. At issue is a state law allowing officers of the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency (TWRA) to "go upon any property, outside of buildings, posted or otherwise," in order to "enforce all laws relating to wildlife." In the case of Terry Rainwaters and Hunter Hollingsworth, TWRA...
  • State Libertarian Leaders Invite Robert F. Kennedy Jr. to Seek Libertarian Presidential Nomination

    05/05/2024 10:12:20 AM PDT · by Angelino97 · 24 replies
    Independent Political Report ^ | May 5, 2024 | Jordan Willow Evans
    State leadership and delegation chairs from several Libertarian Party chapters, including those in Florida, California, Colorado, Tennessee, Minnesota, Vermont, Nebraska, and the District of Columbia, have extended an invitation to independent Robert F. Kennedy Jr., urging him to seek the Libertarian Party’s presidential nomination. The letter, published on Friday by Libertarians for Kennedy and signed by various party leaders, including an alternative region representative on the Libertarian National Committee, urges Kennedy to seek the presidential nomination of the Libertarian Party, with the understanding that the undersigned would consider voting for him in the first round if he accepts. Notably, the...
  • Unionization vote at Tennessee VW plant certified

    04/30/2024 9:55:47 AM PDT · by ChicagoConservative27 · 20 replies
    The Hill ^ | 04/30/2024 | FILIP TIMOTIJA
    The unionization vote at the Volkswagen plant in Tennessee has been certified by the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), according to a Tuesday announcement from the manufacturer and the United Auto Workers (UAW). Workers at the Chattanooga plant voted two weeks ago, with 73 percent, or 2,628 staffers, in favor of unionization, and 27 percent against, representing 985 employees. “Volkswagen and union workers around the world have a long history of successfully building vehicles together, and we are jointly committed to a strong and successful future at Volkswagen Chattanooga with the UAW,” the automaker and UAW said in a joint...
  • Tennessee bill authorizing death penalty for child rape awaits Gov. Lee's decision

    04/29/2024 11:10:12 AM PDT · by LurkedLongEnough · 17 replies
    Fox 17 WZTV Nashville ^ | April 29, 2024 | Payton Muse
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WZTV) — A Tennessee bill that would authorize the death penalty as a punishment for rape of a child sits on Gov. Bill Lee's desk. This bill allows prosecutors to go after the death penalty when it comes to heinous crimes against children, like sexual assault of a child under the age of 12. It passed both the House and the Senate last month. Legislators say the person convicted would have to be 18-years or older. Supporters believe this would act as a deterrent. Critics say it might make it harder for the victim to come forward, especially...
  • Orwellian Phrase Used in Tennessee, “Arming Teachers”

    04/28/2024 6:30:57 AM PDT · by marktwain · 20 replies
    AmmoLand ^ | April 25, 2024 | Dean Weingarten
    The phrase “arming teachers” has standard meanings: To provide teachers with arms or to force teachers to carry arms. “Arming teachers” puts teachers in a passive role, with someone else “arming” them. It is being used to oppose a mild gun law reform bill in Tennessee.The phrase is being used in an Orwellian way by those opposed to an armed population. It is used by the left to prevent teachers from being allowed to protect themselves and the children in their care. The phrase “arming teachers” has become equated with removing restrictions on the ability of teachers to arm themselves....
  • Tennessee governor signs ‘Baby Olivia’ prenatal education bill into law

    04/28/2024 12:08:33 AM PDT · by Morgana · 2 replies
    Live Action News ^ | April 25, 2024 | Cassy Fiano-Chesser
    Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed House Bill 2435 into law on Tuesday, requiring all public schools in the state to include an approved prenatal child development segment in the state-mandated age-appropriate family life curriculum. A three-minute ultrasound or computer animation can satisfy the curriculum requirements; Live Action’s “Meet Baby Olivia” is listed as one such animation, though it is not specifically required. The legislation previously passed the House in an overwhelming 67-23 vote in March, and likewise, the Senate passed the bill by a wide margin, at 21-6. “Meet Baby Olivia” was created by Live Action in collaboration with medical...
  • Tennessee passes ‘Baby Olivia Act’ requiring public schools show development of unborn babies

    04/27/2024 1:41:08 PM PDT · by CFW · 15 replies
    LifeSite News ^ | 4/27/24 | Emily Mangiaracina
    (LifeSiteNews) — On Tuesday, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee signed the ‘Baby Olivia Act’ into law, requiring public schools to show school children a “high-quality, computer-generated animation or high-definition ultrasound” of unborn babies developing in the womb. The law cites Live Action’s computer-animated “Baby Olivia” video depicting fertilization and fetal development from conception as an example of an animation that would meet the law’s requirements, which include the depiction of “the development of the brain, heart, and other vital organs in early fetal development.” Family life curriculum is required by Tennessee law in all counties where the teen birth rate exceeds...
  • Judges maintain bans on gender-affirming care for youth in Tennessee and Kentucky

    04/25/2024 10:35:37 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 5 replies
    AP ^ | 04/25/2024 | JONATHAN MATTISE
    Tennessee and Kentucky can continue to ban gender-affirming care for young transgender people while legal challenges against those state laws proceed, federal appeals judges ruled. In a 2-1 decision by a 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals panel late Thursday, the majority wrote that elected lawmakers made “precise cost-benefit decisions” in instituting the bans and “did not trigger any reason for judges to second-guess them.” The laws were passed by Republican majorities in both states. “Prohibiting citizens and legislatures from offering their perspectives on high-stakes medical policies, in which compassion for the child points in both directions, is not something...
  • FBI produces Tennessee’s Covenant school shooter manifesto and other writings

    04/24/2024 5:17:52 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 28 replies
    Just The News ^ | April 23, 2024 | Misty Severi
    U.S. District Court Judge Aleta A. Trauger sided with the Tennessee Star last month, in seeking all the written documents from shooter Audrey Hale, which resulted in the deaths of three students and three faculty members. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The FBI has turned over writings from the Covenant school shooter to a federal judge, including the killer’s manifesto, which will be read privately by the judge. Star News Digital Media Inc., the parent company of The Tennessee Star, sued the FBI in May claiming the bureau had violated the First Amendment by rejecting multiple Freedom of Information Act requests for the Covenant...
  • Auto Workers Vote To Unionize In Historic Vote At Southern Plant

    04/23/2024 6:47:47 AM PDT · by Twotone · 30 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | April 20, 2024 | Robert Schmad
    Volkswagen workers at an automotive plant in Tennessee voted to unionize Friday, becoming the first southern car manufacturer to do so since the 1940s, the Washington Post reported. Roughly 75% of the 3,613 workers employed at the plant voted in favor of joining the United Auto Workers(UAW) union over the course of the election, according to a Volkswagen press release. The vote to unionize was opposed by a coalition of six Republican governors in the region, citing concerns that a stronger union presence could lead to fewer companies investing in new factories and, by extension, fewer jobs, the Washington Post...
  • United Auto Workers unionize on third attempt at Volkswagen's Chattanooga plant

    04/21/2024 9:54:56 PM PDT · by RushingWater · 28 replies
    WTVC NewsChannel 9 ^ | Sat, April 20th 2024 at 8:28 PM | by Mary-Beth Mangrum
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. — Workers in attendance for Friday's United Auto Workers (UAW) watch party feel they've made history. And for those Volkswagen employees who wanted unionization, the third time was the charm. In order to unionize, the UAW needed 50% plus one vote. Both previous UAW elections fell short of this, with 2014's election showing 47%, and 2019's election showing 48%. But Friday night, employees won by a landslide with the official National Labor Relations Board results reporting 2,628-985 votes for union representation. Some who came to watch the vote were from other right-to-work states in the U.S., wanting to...
  • Multiple people shot during Orange Mound block party (Memphis TN)

    04/20/2024 8:18:32 PM PDT · by rdl6989 · 71 replies
    fox 13 Memphis ^ | April 20, 2024
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. - Memphis Police are responding to reports of multiple people shot in Orange Mound. Viewer videos from the scene showed dozens of gunshots fired as a crowd gathered at the Orange Mound Community Center. People could be seen running for cover.
  • Tennessee judge set to decide whether a Nashville school shooter’s journals are public records

    04/16/2024 8:18:15 AM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    AP ^ | 04 16 2024 | TRAVIS LOLLER
    Whether the journals of a Nashville school shooter can be released to the public will go before a Tennessee judge on Tuesday after nearly a year of legal wrangling over who can participate in the case. What started as a simple public records request has ballooned into a messy mix of conspiracy theories, leaked documents, probate battles and new legislation as different sides try to gain an advantage. And even though the main issue of which police investigative records can be released has finally made it to a court hearing, any decision by Chancery Court Judge I’Ashea Myles is likely...
  • The University of Tennessee Uses Our Taxes to Advocate Radical Energy Agenda. I Took Them to Court!

    04/16/2024 3:29:50 PM PDT · by Twotone · 4 replies
    American Policy Center ^ | Unknown | Kathleen Marquardt
    Over four years ago, someone sent me a November 2019 Huffington Post article titled “Coal Knew, Too” by Élan Young, a writer for the Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering at the University of (UTK). The story, remarkably, also promptly appeared in Mother Jones, the UK’s Daily Mail, and even in an article from the Kent Law School. We were told that the Department head, Chris Cherry, “accidentally discovered what is, so far, the earliest known evidence of the coal industry acknowledging its awareness of the impending climate crisis”. The supposed “confession”, which fit nicely into an ongoing activist litigation...
  • JUST IN: Teens Shoot 3 Memphis Cops—One Officer Murdered –Two Hospitalized…One of The Teen Thugs Involved In Shooting Was Released WITHOUT BOND Last Month For Serious Crimes [VIDEO]

    04/12/2024 11:50:29 AM PDT · by artichokegrower · 67 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | April 12, 2024 | Patty McMurray
    Memphis Police officers responded to a call about a suspicious vehicle this morning at around 2 AM. Two teenage boys were found at the scene of the alleged crime and became engaged in a shootout with the police officers. One of the teens, 18-year-old Yaylen Loble, was recently caught inside a stolen vehicle by police officers with an illegally modified firearm that could be used as a machine gun. He was arrested and released without bond in March. The teen thugs murdered one Memphis Police Officer, while two more officers have been hospitalized.
  • Gunman kills one and injures five as he opens fire in Nashville coffee shop in front of mother and her baby - as police launch manhunt for suspect

    03/31/2024 7:16:31 PM PDT · by dynachrome · 25 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 3-31-24 | STEPHEN M. LEPORE
    At least one person is dead and five others are injured after an Easter Sunday shooting at a coffee shop in the Germantown section of Nashville, according to police. The incident was reportedly called in at around 3:03pm local time at Roasted Salemtown, a brunch place on Garfield Street. According to police, one person has been killed by gunfire, while five others have been shot, with police saying that they are not critical. 'A total of eight persons were transported from the scene, one of them deceased, 5 others confirmed gunshot victims, one other with a scratch, the cause of...