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A recent poll conducted by the Beacon Center of Tennessee reveals strong public support for Governor Bill Lee’s school voucher program, with 68% in favor. The proposal, which allows tax dollars for private school use, garners backing from various political affiliations. Despite the positive response, critics argue that diverting funds to private schools may negatively impact financially strained public...
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  Last April 23 marked the commemoration of one of President Theodore Roosevelt’s most remarkable speeches, “Citizenship in a Republic,” commonly known as “The Man in the Arena.” Reflecting on my years as a high school history teacher, I consistently found the speech’s profound insights into education, family, and politics resonating in discussions with students. While acknowledging Roosevelt’s polarizing nature...
Publisher’s Note: I first heard of this poem that Alabama Coach Paul “Bear” Bryant kept in his wallet from local Rutherford County Judge James “Jimmy” Turner at a drug court graduation. Anyone that knows Judge Jimmy Turner understands that he is not only very sincere, but cares deeply for his fellow man. In the times our community, state, and country...
Publisher’s Note: This past Saturday, February 24th, local historians Toby Francis and Rodger Thomas, site interpreter for Sam Davis Home conducted a tour of the Old Jefferson Community. Rodger recently shared with me that the Sam Davis Home was considered part of the Old Jefferson Community. Folks gathered near the East Ford boat ramp off Central Valley Road to...
  Murfreesboro, TN    Rob Mitchell, Rutherford County’s Property Assessor seeks re-election in next year's Republican primary. Mitchell has served as the county’s Property Assessor for almost twelve years and seeks to continue his stellar track record of providing better government services while reducing operating costs to the taxpayer. Rob Mitchell stated, “Serving my fellow Rutherford County citizens as their Property Assessor has been the honor of...
*Originally Published in Lagrada Automotive  Publisher’s Note: Today, while sitting in Tennessee House finance, Ways & Means Committee State Representative Ron Gant had asked a question regarding the Ford Blue Oval project. Rep. Clark Boyd who was sitting next me mentioned that he was impressed by a recent presentation regarding hydrogen vehicles. I’ll be honest, like most people, I don’t much...
In today’s society many may view investigative reporting as causing ‘chaos and controversy.’ To be honest, I have seen firsthand that style of biased journalism—I refer to them as “political hit jobs.” Those tactics are used to attack one’s character and paint them in a negative light. Sadly, that’s much of what the mainstream media does today. Needless to...
  "Journalism is the protection between people and any sort of totalitarian rule." –  Andrew Vachss In 1802, Thomas Jefferson told us, "A press that is free to investigate and criticize the government is absolutely essential in a nation that practices self-government and is therefore dependent on an educated and enlightened citizenry. On the other hand, newspapers too often take advantage...
    Since 2017, the first big money race of the year has taken place in South Florida. The purse may have diminished a bit since the first running of the Pegasus at Gulfstream Park, but the miraculous performances have not.   The eighth running of this now $3 million race took place on January 27 with a familiar result. Front...
  In the dynamic realm of business, the role of effective leadership and comprehensive sales training cannot be overstated. Andy Elliott, the CEO of The Elliott Group, stands as a testament to the power of combining refined skills with genuine personal relationships in the pursuit of success. Looking for a New Home in Middle Tennessee? Call Amy Mabry or Keith Smith...

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