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Tammy Sharp
Rutherford County School Board member Tammy Sharp of La Vergne was voted to be chairman of the Rutherford County School Board of Education by a 5-2 vote Tuesday.       According to the Daily News Journal, Sharp captured the majority after an attempt for past year vice chairwoman Shelia Bratton to be the next chairwoman in a position with a one-year term. Bratton...
Tennessee proposed constitutional amendments
  Four proposed amendments will appear on the November 8, 2022 ballot directly after the candidates for governor. For information on amendments being considered for the 2026 ballot, click here. Proposed Constitutional amendments are presented as yes or no questions. A yes vote is a vote to amend the Constitution and adopt the proposed language in the amendment. A no vote...
Jonathon Isaac
By Billy Hallowell July, 2022 Like millions around the globe, NBA star Jonathan Isaac was heartbroken and horrified by video footage of George Floyd’s death, but when it came time to react publicly—he thought twice.   Isaac, author of the book “Why I Stand,” said fellow NBA players decided on July 31, 2020, to kneel during the National Anthem amid the sea of...
Product Placement
You may remember William Shakespeare. He's the guy who wrote all of those plays in iambic pentameter a few years ago. And maybe you remember one of his characters, a prince named Hamlet. You may also recall Hamlet went through a period of intense self-doubt, finally contemplating suicide. Now here was a guy who was obviously in deep mental trouble. What...
Tennessee tourism
  Additional highlights and images for media use only can be found here. See the online interactive dashboard for the latest state and county information. NASHVILLE, Tenn. (Aug. 30, 2022) – Tennessee tourism generated $24.2 billion in domestic and international travel spending in 2021, according to recently released economic impact data from U.S. Travel Association and Tourism Economics. It also marks...
  Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office           Rutherford County residents will memorialize the victims of 9-11, the emergency responders who died and the military who responded during a ceremony at 9 a.m. Friday, Sept. 9 at the Sheriff’s Office.           Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh invites community residents to attend the 21st annual 9-11 Remembrance Ceremony held at the 9-11 Memorial at the Sheriff’s Office...
Thurman Francis Arts Academy
Publisher’s Note: I recently had the opportunity to visit Thurman Francis Arts Academy and Magnet School—my former school. It was while back when I attended in 1979-81. ‘Back in the day’ the school was known as Thurman Francis Junior High School. The school mascot were the Rams. WGNS radio host Bryan Barrett and I recently broadcasted ‘Rutherford Issues’ radio program...
Best Tennessee State Parks
State Parks offer some of the most incredible places in Tennessee to catch the sunrise and sunset. From cypress forests and lakefront campsites to misty gorges and tucked-away cabins, Tennessee State Parks provide a myriad of spots to take in the sunrise or sunset. Here are some of the most spectacular state parks to watch the sun show off.   1. Fall Creek Falls State...
Self-harm help
Self-harm-related hashtags have increased roughly 500 percent since October, a new report says By Naomi Nix A Twitter user in apparent distress turned to the social media platform earlier this month to mull their next steps: “might just let my Razors win tonight” the user said in a tweet that racked up more than 1,500 likes, 20 comments and 25o retweets. https://youtu.be/OaKEtC3llrA The...
By Jessica Udall Sometimes, when we share our testimonies as Christians, it can sound like: “Before I found Jesus, I had problems. Now my problems are solved!” But the Christian life is not that simple. We still go through hard times as believers. But we know that in the midst of these hard times, we are not alone. Rather, we...

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