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Woman Arrested for Allegedly Carving ‘White Pride’ Into Sidewalk in Front of Tennessee Business

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, March 11, 2020 at 7:00am 3/11/2020 at 7:00am
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Law enforcement in Johnson City, Tennessee, responded this week to a possible hate crime. Someone carved the words ‘white pride’ into the sidewalk in front of a black-owned gym. Ultimately, a suspect was arrested.

Oddly enough, the person who was arrested is a woman of color.

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Retired NYPD Detective Punched Over MAGA Style Birthday Hat

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Posted by  ▪  Thursday, February 13, 2020 at 3:00pm 2/13/2020 at 3:00pm
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A retired NYPD detective in Nashville said a woman punched him at his birthday party over his MAGA style birthday hat.

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Campus Carry Moves Closer to Reality in Tennessee With New Legislation

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Posted by  ▪  Tuesday, February 11, 2020 at 10:00am 2/11/2020 at 10:00am

Republicans would be wise to start pushing this more aggressively in more states. If only as push back to what is happening in Virginia.

Campus Reform reports:

This state could be next to pull the trigger on campus carry

Students in Tennessee may soon be able to conceal carry on campus if a bill...

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Vanderbilt University Provides’Unconscious Bias Training’ for Administrators

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, January 6, 2020 at 10:00am 1/6/2020 at 10:00am

This is being done by the school’s Office of Diversity and Inclusion. Anyone surprised?

The Vanderbilt Hustler reports:

University holds unconscious bias trainings for high-level administr...

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Two-Hundred Pound Black Bear Gets Stuck in Baseball Stadium at U. Tennessee

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Posted by  ▪  Monday, December 30, 2019 at 11:00am 12/30/2019 at 11:00am

Luckily, wildlife experts rescued the bear, and it was unharmed.

FOX 17 in Nashville reports:

TWRA: Bear stuck inside University of Tennessee baseball stadium rescued

A 200 lb sow black bear made its way through the University of Tennessee campus before getting stuck inside the Vols’ baseball stadium early Sunday morning.

The Tennessee Wildlife Resources...

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Tennessee Man Sues Popeyes for Running Out of Its New Chicken Sandwich

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 31, 2019 at 6:00pm 8/31/2019 at 6:00pm
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The drama continues within the chicken sandwich wars!

A Tennessee man sued Popeyes for running out of its popular new chicken sandwich. He accused the fast-food restaurant of false advertising and deceptive business practice. He complained the shortage caused him to waste his time because he had to drive...

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Vanderbilt Unveils Missing Flag That Flew Behind MLK, RFK Speeches

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Posted by  ▪  Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 11:30am 8/24/2019 at 11:30am
https://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/2019/08/23/vanderbilt-university-discovers-huge-historic-flag-campus-basement/2099494001/

How cool is this? Vanderbilt University found a flag missing for years that served as the backdrop during MLK and RFK speeches. From The Tennessean:

More than 50 Reserve Officers Training Corps staff and students gathered in the Library Lawn at Vanderbilt University to unfold a 150 foot American flag.

The flag once...

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Fifth Person Found Guilty in 2007 Christian/Newsom Torture Murders

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Posted by  ▪  Wednesday, August 14, 2019 at 9:00am 8/14/2019 at 9:00am

On January 7, 2007, Channon Christian, 21, and Christopher Newsom, 23, were kidnapped, beaten, tortured, raped, and murdered in one of the most heart-wrenching and purely evil crimes in my memory.  The fifth person to be tried in relation to these heinous crimes was found guilty Tuesday, August...

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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.

According to a...

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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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