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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...
Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | 12:22pm LEXINGTON, Tenn. - The Special Investigations Section of the Tennessee Department of Revenue conducted the investigation that led to Tamara James pleading guilty Monday to one count of failing to pay sales tax, one count of forgery, and one count of theft over $1,000. Judge Kyle Atkins accepted James’ guilty plea and sentenced her to two...
The Tennessee Highway Safety Office has increased their impaired-driving enforcement during the holiday season. This is part of the THSO's statewide Booze It and Lose it campaign. More messages about the dangers of drunk driving will be seen on highways across the state and nation alike. Police are urging this message pointing out that even those who get a DUI conviction for...
Hytch Rewrads
Each year Goodwill Industries of Middle Tennessee recognizes outstanding members of their community at the Impact Luncheon Awards ceremony. From achievers and volunteers to community partners, ambassador, and donors; Goodwill celebrates the contributions that help make the organization one of the largest employers in the region. This year, in addition to recognizing outstanding members of their community, Goodwill also received...
Smyrna Tennessee State Representative ep. Mike Sparks riding with Hytch
By Rep. Mike Sparks (49th District)   I-24 SOMEWHERE NORTH OF SMYRNA, Tenn. – Interstate 24 from Rutherford County to Nashville, which goes through my district, might be consistently the most congested stretch of highway in Tennessee, according to the Tennessee Department of Transportation. With the exponential growth of middle Tennessee, drivers face increased traffic congestion daily. While stuck in traffic, many...
Rutherford county unemployment Smyrna
The Tennessee Department of Labor and Workforce Development has reported that each of Tennessee's 95 counties experienced lower unemployment in November 2018 according to newly released data. Rutherford tied Williamson County for the second lowest unemployed county in the entire Volunteer State. Ninety-one counties had an unemployment rate of 5 percent or lower during the month and only four counties...

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