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Ted Cruz Appoints Anti-Islamic Advocate to Chair Tennessee Campaign Effort

Texas Senator and Republican Presidential nominee wanna-be Ted Cruz has named an anti-Islamic advocate as his Tennessee Campaign Chairman. The Freshman Senator says anti-Shariah activist Kevin Kookogey led a Tea Party move to challenge Senator Lamar Alexander’s re-election last year. … Continue reading

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Over 31k Seniors Qualify for Tenn. Promise Program

Officials say they continue to be impressed with the number of graduating high school seniors who are on track for a free community college education. About 31,500 students have met initial requirements of the Tennessee Promise effort. More than 58,000 … Continue reading

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Tenn. House Names Bible as Official State Book

Despite warnings from the State Attorney General and opposition by the Governor and other political leaders, the Tennessee House voted to name the Bible as the official state book Wednesday. The controversial measure passed 55-38. Republican ┬áHouse Speaker Beth Harwell … Continue reading

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Bill Rejected to Allow Guns in Government Buildings

The weapons carry debate continues in Nashville, after House members voted to reject a Senate bill that would allow permitted gun owners to carry their heat into the Capitol and Legislative offices. The House rejected the Senate bill by a … Continue reading

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$30 Million in Revenue to Fund Teacher’s Insurance

Perhaps in part responding to a court challenge, Governor Bill Haslam says he’s found $30 million in new revenue to help fund health insurance costs for the State’s teachers. Finance Commissioner Larry Martin says the infusion comes from more than … Continue reading

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1,000 Jobs to be Created in Rutherford County

State economic officials say a $100 million investment will bring an estimated 1,000 high tech manufacturing jobs to a Rutherford County location. Governor Bill Haslam will announce site selection in Smyrna during a Capital Hill news conference set for today. … Continue reading

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New Public Defender Appointed

Manchester Attorney John Nicoll is Coffee County’s new public defender. The Maryland native was appointed earlier this month to fill the office left vacant by the November death of long time public defender Campbell Smoot. Smoot had held the post … Continue reading

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