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By Elizabeth Fitch Elizabeth Fitch is an associate professor of biology at Motlow State Community College and was the former dean of the Smyrna campus. The cost of higher education and the associated debt for those who attend college has been a popular topic in recent years, sparking public cries and political debate for change. That said, it’s no surprise that...
  It’s not a surprise that people are moving long-distance more than ever. Events over the past couple of years, many of them a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, have created new challenges and opportunities. Much of the population decided to move away from familiarity or have taken the opportunity to pursue new avenues. Even increased prices among top-rated moving...
Political Correctness
Banned Words 09/19/2022 This is Banned Book Week, but since books are made of words, perhaps we need to also take a look at banned words. After all, if you ban words, pretty soon books will, by default, also be banned. Here are just some of the words some people and organizations have recently tried to ban: dinosaurs, home computer, hurricane, birthday,...
John DeBerry
By Mike Sparks I was elated to see that former Tennessee Representative John DeBerry will be speaking to speak at World Outreach Church Wednesday, September 28 at 6:30pm. The former 26-year Tennessee State lawmaker is currently serving as a Senior Advisor to Governor Bill Lee. Sadly, the Tennessee Democratic Party voted to remove DeBerry as a Democratic candidate from the August 2020 primary ballot...
  NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Tennessee Governor Bill Lee announced he will appoint David Rausch to serve a second term as Director of the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation (TBI), effective July 1. Director Rausch’s term will expire June 30, 2028. “David is a committed public servant who has worked tirelessly to keep Tennessee communities safe,” said Lee. “I appreciate his leadership and...
*REPRINTED FROM APRIL 2016 CBS picked on the Ron guy Say what you want about the media in 2021, they never let a dream die. For over a year now, the activists who play journalists on TV have been hell-bent on destroying Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida. The press is trying, with all their might, to turn him into the second most...
John stossell
By John Stossel Football players make money with their bodies. Some are injured. But football is legal. So why is sex work illegal? My video this week focuses on that. Sex worker “Aella” has made hundreds of thousands of dollars, mostly by “camming,” showing her body to men online and talking intimately with them. Her customers are happy to pay for that. This offends people. It’s...
Smyrna High School
Publisher’s Note: Last Saturday our Smyrna Rotary Club hosted our 20th annual Wings of Freedom Fish Fry. This year we honored our teachers of the year. I was proud to see Smyrna Swim Coach Tony Trumphour as one of the recipients. Coach Trumphour has been a fixture in the Smyrna community and has been teaching for over 40 years. There’s...
MTSU Tennis complex
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. — Middle Tennessee Athletics broke ground for its new $7.1 million Outdoor Tennis Facility in a ceremony Thursday morning on the site for the new complex at the corner of Middle Tennessee Boulevard and Greenland Drive on the campus of MTSU.  This new state of the art facility will serve as the on-campus home of MTSU's men's and women's tennis programs, featuring new locker...
Understanding Tennessee’s Maintenance of Effort in Education Laws
  Key Points Tennessee’s maintenance of effort laws ensure that local funds budgeted for schools do not decrease as state funding for schools increases. These laws, which also exist for county law enforcement, libraries, highways, and election commissions, are to prevent local governments from reducing funding when they receive new or increased funding from the state, a practice known as supplanting. County...

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