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Jim Cooper
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Rep. Jim Cooper said back in November that he would oppose Pelosi returning to the role of House Speaker. He kept his promise and did not vote for Nancy Pelosi when she was elected as Speaker of the House on Thursday. Cooper said he voted “present” in favor of supporting new Democratic leadership. Pelosi made history as...
Affordable Housing
William H. (Bill) Kraus has been named the new executive director of Housing, Health and Human Services Alliance of Rutherford County (H3ARC). Dr. Kraus, who comes to Murfreesboro with a strong background in senior level management for a variety of non-profit associations, public agencies, and higher education, assumed his role as executive director on Sept. 4, 2018. Source Credit: WGNS Radio "We...
Gavel
Staff Reports: Former Davidson County judge Casey Moreland was disbarred Wednesday in a response to his guilty plea on a slate of federal corruption charges. The Tennessee Supreme Court issued the order based on his conduct, which included obstruction, conspiracy to commit theft, and tampering with a witness according to a statement from the state Board of Professional Responsibility. The former judge was sentenced...
John Hood WGNS radio
(MURFREESBORO) Former State Representative John Hood was a student at Central High when WGNS signed on the air at 10:00PM, December 31, 1946. It didn't take long until he was fully involved in broadcasting. He did a variety of on air jobs at WGNS Radio, including announcing on regional network broadcasts from Sewart Air Force Base in Smyrna to...
Tennessee State Capitol
NASHVILLE — When the Nashville Music note drops at midnight, January 1, a myriad of new laws will go into effect in the Volunteer State. Thirty-one new laws are on the books ranging from changes to election law, alcohol sales and when motor vehicle accidents have to be reported to state authorities, to abortion and immigration laws. Education One of the...
Dan Whittle
By Mike Sparks   Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame Inductees One of highlights of 2018 was of The Tennessee Journalism Hall of Fame inducting 7 into its prestigous class, including one posthumously, during induction ceremonies Tuesday, Aug. 7, at the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters annual conference at Murfreesboro’s Embassy Suites Hotel. This will mark the sixth class to be inducted into...
Larry Burris
By Larry Burris All-in-all, I would say it's been a pretty bad week for advertisers and their representatives. Not because of the ads themselves, but because some companies and famous people in the ads feel they have to apologize to the thought police. Jennifer Lawrence was accused of cultural appropriation over a series of ads admiring Mexican equestrians. Apparently part of...
Elizabeth Warren
WASHINGTON  — Senator Elizabeth Warren on Monday took the first step toward with the announcement of her anticipated campaign for the presidency. She is running on her reputation as a populist fighter can help her thraough the Democratic field that could include nearly two dozen candidates. Elizabeth Warren Announces She Is Running for President in 2020   “No matter what our differences,...
Rebecca Horvath
By Rebecca Horvath  The bustling office was as quiet as a cemetery. If an adult spoke at all, it was in the softest possible whisper.   A line of preschoolers filed down the hall in utter silence. You could hear a pin drop. No, there had not been a grave tragedy; it was testing day in an elementary school. Across town, high school students...
NASHVILLE — Tennessee Gov.-elect Bill Lee announced on Thursday the appointment of a former top leader in the Tennessee National Guard as the state's new adjutant general as well as a just-retired state representative and military veteran to head the state's Department of Veterans Services.     Jeff Holmes, currently deputy commanding general of the First U.S. Army, will serve as state...

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