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Editor’s Note: As both a returning college student and a Tennessee state lawmaker I have seen much ‘disconnect’ in our educational system. I have personally witnessed certain groups representing the textbook industry, sadly, with the assistance of a few other lawmakers that blocked legislation. The legislation could have help struggling college students. On different occasions when I introduced two...
  More great news for Smyrna, LaVergne and Rutherford County. WGNS Radio is expanding to better serve Rutherford County. Smyrna now has a signal where residents can easily hear the Good Neighbor Station on FM 100.5. If you live in Murfreesboro and listen to 100.5, re-tune your radio to FM 101.9 by January 1st (which also happens to be the 75th anniversary...
  BABYLON, N.Y.  — According to CBS New York, multiple women are coming forward this week alleging, when they were students at a Long Island high school, they were victims of sexual misconduct at the hands of teachers and coaches. There are now calls for an independent state investigation as the district places employees on reassignment, CBS2’s Jennifer McLogan reported Thursday.     These...
BY: JENNIFER MCEACHERN Tennessee is known for its whiskey, bustling music scene and beautiful scenery, but did you know it’s also known for being one of the most haunted states in the country? In the spirit of Halloween, take a look at seven of the scariest places in Tennessee.     https://youtu.be/FAIDBobkKuU After systemic flooding of the Tennessee River in the 19th and early...
Editor's Note: If you've been searching for a car lately then you know the car business has become 'cattywampus.' The term 'cattywampus' was ingrained in my head since I was born. My late WW11 father often used it when a situation or something was 'screwed-up, jacked-up and messed-up.' Looking for a used car is tougher today than ever. I stopped...
Victor Evans Wed, November 17, 2021, 4 min read The future leaders of our state are in our classrooms today. It is in our collective interest for every child to reach their full potential. Where a child lives — whether it's an urban, suburban or rural community — should not be what determines whether they have the resources they need to achieve...
  According to MacKenzie Moore with WJCL News in Johnson City, Tennessee AAA forecasted a rebound in 2021 holiday travel this upcoming season, predicting an increase by 13% in travel across the country, according to a release from The Auto Club Group on Tuesday. In Tennessee, AAA reported that travel figures loom just 3% behind pre-pandemic levels, with a predicted 1.2...
Murfreesboro City Councilman Ronnie Martin Talks to Students Councilman Martin recently met with MTSU Entrepreneurship students. The Middle Tennessee State University’s Jennings A. Jones College of Business Entrepreneurship Program hosted Martin. Martin often visits the program and shared his banking and keen business insight with the class of roughly 20 students. “Ask yourself why do you want to have your own business?     Owning a business isn’t...
  SMYRNA - American Federation for Children (AFC), a national organization that works to provide families with the freedom to choose the best K-12 education for their children, recently unveiled the “Education Freedom Pledge.” The pledge seeks to unite lawmakers, candidates for office, and voters around the important issue of education freedom. In Tennessee, State Representative Mike Sparks (R-Smyrna) was...
  VERBATIM of Above Audio Commentary: “Back in the good old days, whenever they were, you knew when the 4th of July was, Labor Day came before Thanksgiving, and Christmas was always in December. Well, those days are long gone, and if you don’t believe it, just look through the holiday offerings on the Internet, radio and television, and in newspapers...

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