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by Rep. Mike Sparks "Dr. Van Horn have you ever heard the term, Cattywampus?"  This week during our Tennessee House Insurance Committee chaired by Robin Smith we listened to testimony from Dr. Van Horn, an Associate Professor of Management (Economics) and Executive Director of Health Affairs at Vanderbilt Owen Graduate School of Management. Dr. Van Horn spoke passionately about the need...
Thursday, February 13, 2020Commercial airline to bring nearly 350 jobs, invest more than $11 millionOperations Control Center will move from Florida to TennesseeSpirit Airlines is among top 10 largest commercial airlines in the U.S.NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Spirit Airlines officials announced today that the company will...
NASHVILLE- Tennessee had 119 million domestic visitors in 2018, an increase of 5.1 percent from 113 million than 2017 and hit a record-high $22 billion in domestic and international travel spending. Travelers in Tennessee spend an estimated $60 million per day. Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Tourist Development Commissioner Mark Ezell made the announcement at the Ford...
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — According to goBlueRaiders.com, it was a special day inside the Murphy Center Saturday as the Blue Raiders took on UAB. At halftime, Middle Tennessee renamed its arena in honor of former basketball coach and athletics director Jimmy Earle. Earle, an MT alum who led the Blue Raiders from 1969-79, was the winningest coach in program...
Don’t feed the trolls. by Olivia Goldhill Photo from Reuters/ Kacper Pempel. Wildly inaccurate facts and spurious arguments are unavoidable features of social media. Yet no matter how infuriatingly wrong someone is, or just how much counter-evidence you have at your disposal, starting arguments on the internet rarely gets anyone to change their mind. Nearly a century-and-a-half ago, British philosopher John Stuart...
TFA's guest speaker(s) will be State Representative Rusty Grills.  Rep. Grills represents Dyer, Lake and part of Obion county.  He was elected last fall in a special election to replace a state legislator who resigned unexpectedly.   Representative Grills met with TFA representatives when he decided to run for this office and received the complete support of TFA's...
Monday, January 27, 2020 | 11:30am 855,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art facility is anticipated to launch in time for the 2020 holiday shopping season Amazon has invested more than $6.5 billion in Tennessee since 2010 MEMPHIS, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today...
Monday, February 10, 2020 | 03:30pm Project will create 60 new jobs in Davidson County Company will invest more than $30 million in Nashville NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee, Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe and Genesco Inc. officials announced today that the company will expand in...
Thirty-seven communities are now part of the downtown revitalization program In 2018, nearly 1,200 jobs were created in Main Street communities NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe announced today that Humboldt and Elizabethton have achieved Tennessee Main Street accreditation. Elizabethton and Humboldt join 35 other...
Secret Places02/10/2020     I received a couple of books from Amazon the other day, and as I was opening the box in my office a friend stopped by, and was shocked at what I was reading.  Both books were non-fiction, and one was about a husband and wife team who use their free time visiting nuclear weapon...

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