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McWhorter to lead Finance and Administration, two Haslam leaders staying on authors Stephen Elliott Governor-elect Bill Lee on Tuesday made the first appointments of his incoming administration. The Republican tapped investor Stuart McWhorter to lead the Department of Finance Administration and will keep Danielle Barnes and Marie Williams, both appointed by outgoing Gov. Bill Haslam, in their roles at the helms...
By Shalina Chatlani Tennessee’s health and law enforcement agencies are starting to crack down on a product that is being promoted by farm officials — industrial hemp.  Now, early investors in this expanding industry are realizing they might be violating the law, even though they thought they were in the clear. David Duncan owns Music City Hemp Store. And this October,...
by Taylor Mim The multi-year farewell tour kicks off in January. After 45 years of full makeup, tall boots and elaborate costumes, Kiss is hitting the road for their final tour. The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame band will launch their End of the Road Tour on Jan. 31 in Vancouver, B.C., at Rogers Arena and play an...
Israeli Jews and Palestinian Arabs both want the same land. And a compromise has proven difficult to find. By Zack Beauchamp Part of Everything you need to know about Israel-Palestine Israel is the world’s only Jewish state, located just east of the Mediterranean Sea. Palestinians, the Arab population that hails from the land Israel now controls, refer to the...
by Dr. Carol M. Swain   Immigration reform requires a political and social environment where well-meaning individuals can speak honestly about the nature of the problem and its implications for American society. Unfortunately, that is not our world right now. Consequently, we are no closer to solving what has become a perennial problem. America has not had a major immigration reform...
By Phil McCausland and Tom Winter The United States came to an agreement with China at the G-20 summit in Buenos Aires this week over the regulation of the opioid fentanyl, which is linked to thousands of overdoses in the United States. China and the United States released individual statements regarding the bilateral agreement about the ongoing trade war between them,...
Our Rutherford County Schools continue to rank among the best in the Volunteer State.Tennessee, based on the results of a redesigned annual report card released today by the Tennessee Department of Education. The report ranks Rutherford County Schools as a Level 5 district overall, the highest score possible. “We are generally pleased with our district’s performance and plan to use the...
History of Dr. George Smith, Led by an Example
Edmund Burke once stated, “Those that do not know their History are Doomed to Repeat it.” Dr. George Smith knew his history and he certainly didn’t want others to repeat it. Dr. Smith had a love for Tennessee history and telling those old stories, but most importantly he had a love for his fellow man. He was one of...
Those who have been wondering just how far opponents of the Constitution, as it is written, will go to keep originalist judges away from the U.S. Supreme Court need look no further than the recent character assassination of Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of Maryland. On the day that Kavanaugh was nominated by President Donald Trump, Sen. Charles Schumer, D-N.Y.,...
Mike Lindell, the founder and CEO of My Pillow, has invested $1 million in the production of a pro-life movie that is critical of Planned Parenthood. “I’m pro-life and I’m happy to do it,” Lindell told the Hollywood Reporter about his substantial contribution to the making of Unplanned, a film that further exposes America’s largest abortion provider. The movie is based on the experience of Abby...

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