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Hiwassee College to Close at End of Spring 2019 Semester

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, March 30, 2019 at 1:30pm 3/30/2019 at 1:30pm

Another one bites the dust. This is happening at a rate of two or three per month now.

WATE News reports:

Students grappling with next moves as Hiwassee College set to close at end of semester

Hiwassee College will close at the end of the spring 2019 semester due to financial reasons.

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U. Tennessee Announces Free Tuition for Low Income Students

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, March 17, 2019 at 11:30am 3/17/2019 at 11:30am

Free tuition is a misleading term. Shouldn’t it really be called taxpayer-funded tuition?

The Hill reports:

University of Tennessee announces free tuition for lower-income students

The University of Tennessee will begin providing free tuition to students from low-income families, the school’s president announced Thursday.

The Associated Press reported the university’s interim president Randy Boyd as...

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Tennessee Republican Presents Resolution Asking Colleges to Ditch ‘Free Speech Zones’

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, March 14, 2019 at 10:00am 3/14/2019 at 10:00am

The very concept of isolating free speech to certain areas is insulting. We need more representatives to speak up in this way.

Campus Reform reports:

Congressman breathes fresh air into campus free speech debate ahead of Trump’s exec. order

Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.) is seeking to remove free speech zones on college campuses with...

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U. Tennessee Knoxville Reportedly Spent Over $100K in Student Fees on ‘Sex Week’ Since 2013

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, February 27, 2019 at 12:00pm 2/27/2019 at 12:00pm

Now that schools are folding and downsizing on a weekly basis, some of this lavish spending on frivolous events may come to an end.

Campus Reform reports:

REPORT: UT spent over 100k in student fees on ‘Sex Week’ since 2013

A new report by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office reveals the University of Tennessee spent...

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Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander Will Not Seek a Fourth Term in 2020

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 17, 2018 at 3:00pm 12/17/2018 at 3:00pm
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Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) announced today that he will not seek re-election for a fourth term in 2020. From Politico:

“The people of Tennessee have been very generous, electing me to serve more combined years as governor and senator than anyone else from our state. I am deeply grateful, but now it...

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Trial date set for one of suspects in 2007 Christian/Newsom Torture Murders

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, December 16, 2018 at 6:30pm 12/16/2018 at 6:30pm
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The heart-wrenching, tragic final hours of Channon Christian (21) and Christopher Newsom (23) haunt me even today, almost twelve years after they endured an almost incomprehensible level of abuse, rape, and torture before finally dying at the hands of their brutal killers.

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Was Cyntoia Brown sentenced to life in prison for self-defense? Nope.

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, December 11, 2018 at 1:00pm 12/11/2018 at 1:00pm

A lot of people have been forwarding me articles about Cyntoia Brown, who was convicted of first-degree murder and aggravated robbery when she was a 16-year-old prostitute. Recent news coverage includes this very sympathetic piece from CNN</...

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Undercover Video: Staffers in Bredesen Campaign Admit He Lied About Kavanaugh Support

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, October 11, 2018 at 10:30am 10/11/2018 at 10:30am
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Project Veritas caught staffers for Tennessee Democrat Senate candidate Phil Bredesen admitting that he lied about his support for Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh to persuade moderate voters to pick him over Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn.

One staffer agreed that Tennessee voters are ignorant.

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Kavanaugh Bounce? Republicans surge in MO, AZ, ND, and TN Senate Races

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, October 10, 2018 at 4:00pm 10/10/2018 at 4:00pm
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Midterm elections are only a few weeks away so we’re watching the polls closer each day. I found that polls for the Senate races in Missouri, Arizona, North Dakota, and Tennessee have the Republican candidates in the lead.

Democrat incumbent Missouri Sen. Claire McCaskill is only down a point, but Arizona Republican...

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Taylor Swift Endorses Tennessee Democrats

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 8, 2018 at 9:00am 10/8/2018 at 9:00am

Superstar Taylor Swift has always remained silent on politics…until now. On her Instagram account, Swift took the opportunity to slam Tennessee Republican Rep. Marsha Blackburn, who is running for the senate, and endorse Tennessee Democrats.

She wrote that “several events” in her life “and in the world in the past two years”...

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Fox News Polls: Republicans Hold Slim Lead in Three Races While Democrats Have Two

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, September 13, 2018 at 1:00pm 9/13/2018 at 1:00pm
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The latest Fox News polls show that Republicans have an opportunity to flip two Senate seats while holding onto another. However, Democrats have a chance to take over Arizona Republican Jeff Flake’s seat and Missouri Democrat incumbent Claire McCaskill captured a lead from her opponent.

Tread with caution, though, because all of...

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Latest Tennessee Poll Shows Blackburn Down Three Points to Democrat Bredesen

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, April 25, 2018 at 1:00pm 4/25/2018 at 1:00pm
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A lot of eyes are focused on Missouri, West Virginia, etc, but it looks like Tennessee deserves a lot more attention this midterm because it could easily flip to the Democrats. Sen. Bob Corker (R-TN) chose not to seek re-election after serving two terms.

The latest Mason-Dixon Polling and Strategy poll shows...

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Waffle House Shooting Suspect in Police Custody

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, April 23, 2018 at 2:25pm 4/23/2018 at 2:25pm
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The Metro Nashville Police Department announced that authorities have Waffle House shooting suspect Travis Reinking in custody.

He allegedly killed four people at the restaurant, located southeast of downtown Nashville, on Sunday morning.

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TN: Semi-Naked Man Kills Four At Waffle House, Flees Scene, Still At Large

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Posted by  ▪  Sunday, April 22, 2018 at 6:00pm 4/22/2018 at 6:00pm
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A man wearing only a green jacket shot up a Waffle House in Tennessee, killing four people and wounding several others.  The suspect has been identified as 29-year-old Travis Reinking from Illinois.  Police state that they are currently unaware of a motive, but “suspect some mental issues.”

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Twitter Bans Marsha Blackburn’s Campaign Announcement Video for Discussing PP Sale of Baby Body Parts

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 9, 2017 at 5:30pm 10/9/2017 at 5:30pm
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Heaven forbid we have a factual discussion about a government subsidized entity which was under Congressional investigation for selling baby body parts, that might be offensive! Or at least that was Twitter’s take.

Marsha Blackburn, Republican running to replace Corker’s soon to be vacated Senate seat in Tennessee found her campaign...

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Marsha Blackburn Preparing to Run for Corker’s Senate Seat

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, October 3, 2017 at 5:30pm 10/3/2017 at 5:30pm
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The Washington Examiner has reported that Rep. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) has begun preparing to run for Sen. Bob Corker’s (R-TN) seat next year.

Corker announced he would not run for reelection in 2018, making Blackburn the most liekly successor with conservative groups rallying behind her.

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Kids Learn Activism and History at Tennessee ‘Civil Rights Camp’

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, October 2, 2017 at 2:00pm 10/2/2017 at 2:00pm

A camp outside of Knoxville is providing a very particular kind of education:

From The Hechinger Report:

Mississippi teenagers Jashun Griffith and Trevion Williams know more than the basics about their state’s civil rights history, but they said they didn’t learn most of what they know in school.

Instead, they gleaned their knowledge of...

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