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McNairy, Jackson, Fentress and Morgan counties no longer on distressed list   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced that Tennessee has the fewest distressed counties statewide since 2007, down from 15 in 2019 to 11 counties according to the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC).    “McNairy, Jackson, Fentress and Morgan counties have shown tremendous improvement and we are proud to support continued...
Why Facts Don't Matter to People Barry Brownstein  - June 24, 2020 A March 2020 poll of Americans with 3,000 respondents showed strong bipartisan support for criminalizing speech. About 70% of those surveyed supported government "restricting people's ability to say things" deemed as misinformation. Nearly 80% endorsed the conscription of health care professionals. Government seizure of businesses and property was supported by 58%....
Agero plans to invest $2 million to expand operations, create 900 jobs in Clarksville over the next five years Company provides roadside assistance, accident management, connected car services and tow software Agero established Montgomery County call center in 2012   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and Department of Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bob Rolfe today announced that...
PHILADELPHIA (May 21, 2020)--– According to CNB NEWS in Gloucester City, New Jersey the United States Attorney William M. McSwain announced today that Domenick J. DeMuro, 73, of Philadelphia, PA, a former Judge of Elections for the 39th Ward, 36th Division in South Philadelphia, has been charged and has pled guilty to a two-count Information charging (1) conspiracy to...
By Ben Kallos and Clayton Banks New York Daily News | Jun 29, 2020  Editor's Note: Textbook prices have increased 4x faster than the rate of inflation since 2006. The costs have increased so bad that many higher-ed students say they use financial aid money to buy textbooks. ... The average cost of textbooks is roughly $1168... As an author of three...
29 communities selected to participate in 2020 event   NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Tennessee Department of Economic and Community Development has partnered with Retail Strategies, LLC to offer the Retail Academy to 29 communities from across Tennessee.   The Tennessee Retail Academy program is designed to educate city leaders on retail and business recruitment, real estate and small business support. Retail Academy...
Open Meetings 06/29/2020 Tennessee is said to have one of the nation’s most expansive open meeting and open records laws, meaning citizens have access to a plethora of government information and activities. Now, this doesn’t necessarily mean citizens have the right to participate in all of the processes of government, but it does mean we have the right to be actively informed...
by Mike Sparks Do Americans take Freedoms for Granted? This morning I attended both Ebenezer Primitive Baptist Church and Franklin Road Baptist Church...Both churches, although different, one black and one white have much in common -- A love for our country and most importantly a heart for Jesus Christ and their fellow man... If you haven't noticed yet there are many whose...
Editor's Note:  Tennessee emissions testing is burdensome--more government mandates and bureaucracy that oppresses, 'We The People.' Our community has been concerned about our state's mandated emissions testing. At our Smyrna Emissions Town Hall we held at Shoneys Restaurant three years ago, Judge Carter shared a personal story of how a lady who lived in his district and owned a small...
  Political campaigns in America have always been a contact sport—often times, they get downright nasty. The most egregious display of political betrayal I have witnessed in my lifetime is what happened to Rep. John DeBerry of Memphis. Back in April, the Tennessee Democratic Executive Committee voted to take DeBerry off the ballot. They met in an online meeting a...

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