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  • Vanderbilt football player, Found GUILTY of Orchestrating Gang Rape

    06/18/2016 10:38:05 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 121 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 19 June 2016 | Dailymail.com Reporter and Associated Press
    A jury has found a former Vanderbilt football player guilty on all charges for his role in the rape of an unconscious woman. Brandon Vandenburg was found guilty by the jury in Nashville of raping the woman who he was dating at the time in his Vanderbilt dorm room three years ago. The jury took four hours to make their decision and delivered their verdict just after 8.20pm local time. Vandenburg now faces a potential jail sentence of up to 25 years and was taken into custody as soon as the verdicts were read out while his parents began to...
  • RIP Guy Clark

    05/18/2016 7:13:01 AM PDT · by GSWarrior · 18 replies
    5/18/16 | GSWarrior
    A great American songwriter has passed awayLA Freeway
  • Why the Cancellation of ABC’s ‘Nashville’ Is Good for Taxpayers

    05/17/2016 11:54:07 AM PDT · by upchuck · 29 replies
    Daily Signal ^ | May 17, 2016 | Mark Cunningham
    There was some big news in the entertainment industry recently as the television show “Nashville” was cancelled after four seasons. As a casual fan of the show and a Nashville resident, I enjoyed watching the show. It allowed me to brag to my friends about where I live, plus the music was always on point. Obviously, the market didn’t agree, as the ratings were not high enough for ABC to renew the show for another year.However, the real issue with this show being cancelled has nothing to do with the quality of the show itself. The problem is that this...
  • Goodbye Buckle of the Bible Belt.. Part Two

    05/05/2016 5:47:09 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 10 replies
    Daily Roll Call ^ | 4/18/2016 | Cathy Hinners
    Nashville Tennessee usually recognized as “music city” is becoming identified now as a “welcoming city”, but not so much for the tourists but rather for refugees. As a matter of fact, Nashville was once nick named the “gateway for refugees” as groups like the Tennessee Immigrant and Refugee Rights Coalition (TIRRC) became heavily involved with pushing for more displaced persons to enter the state. But TIRRC isn’t just about refugees, it’s about a plan for a “new south”. TIRRC is about using legal and illegal immigration to change the demographics to mutate our communities until they satisfy a leftist open-borders,...
  • Goodbye Buckle of the Bible Belt.. Part One.

    05/05/2016 5:41:19 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 1 replies
    Daily Roll Call ^ | 4/18/2016 | Cathy Hinners
    How is it the Buckle of the Bible Belt is falling into the hands of Islamists and the apologists that embrace them? Wake up Nashville, another Muslim Brotherhood proponent is open for business and making giant strides in changing the culture of the South. Don’t be fooled by its name, Peace Ambassadors USA, it is an Islamic organization, and the peace won’t last long. As if taken directly from the Muslim Brotherhood’s Strategic Goal for North America, Muslim Brotherhood Manifesto Arab & English (a document which was evidence in a federal trial in Dallas TX in 2008 for this country’s...
  • Viral video: Middle Tennessee pastor’s rant about Target’s new bathroom policy

    04/27/2016 11:55:28 AM PDT · by Morgana · 14 replies
    wate.com ^ | April 27, 2016 | wate
    MT. JULIET, Tenn. (WATE) – A Middle Tennessee pastor is stirring up controversy from both supporters and those opposed to the transgender bathroom bill. Pastor Greg Locke of Global Vision Bible Church in Mt. Juliet’s video about Target’s new bathroom policy has received over 14 million views. In April, the Tennessee House sponsor of the bill, which would have require students in public school grades K-12 and higher education institutions to use the restroom that corresponds with their sex at birth. Shortly after the bill was pulled, Target issued a store policy that allows transgender customers to use the bathroom...
  • Growing Grassroots Anger at GOP Establishment in Tennessee

    04/22/2016 6:25:20 AM PDT · by molewhacka · 12 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 4/21/2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee–Controversy is threatening to bring an early end to the regime of thirty-year-old Ryan Haynes, who was named chairman of the Tennessee Republican Party in April 2015. More than two dozen Republican members of the Tennessee House of Representatives signed an April 18 letter to Haynes demanding the immediate termination of his political director, Walker Ferrell, on the grounds that his wife, Taylor Ferrell, a paid consultant of the Tennessee Republican Party, is also being paid to defeat a number of incumbent Republican members of the House in primary challenges. The latest problem comes less than a month after...
  • Police Officer Brutally Attacked at Nashville Housing Project (Video-Lone White Guy Forced to Flee)

    04/14/2016 7:40:38 AM PDT · by ghosthost · 21 replies
    Youtube ^ | 4-14-2016 | NBC News
    NASHVILLE, TN For the second day in a row, a Metro police officer has been injured in East Nashville. According to police, Officer Matthew Cammarn saw Brian Shannon hitting a woman at the James Cayce public housing development on Tuesday night. When the officer confronted Shannon about it, Shannon allegedly shoved Cammarn to the ground and began hitting him. Several bystanders recorded the incident on their cellphones. Shannon ran away but was later arrested. Police said they found four partial prescription Xanax bars in a plastic bag in Shannon's pocket. Shannon has a no trespassing waiver at the James Cayce...
  • DOJ Advises Gibson Guitar to Export Labor to Madagascar

    09/01/2011 12:02:29 AM PDT · by Cymbaline · 84 replies · 1+ views
    Red State ^ | Wednesday, August 31st at 11:16PM EDT | Ben Howe
    The Gibson Guitar saga has taken a sinister turn. It seems that the Department of Justice wasn’t satisfied with merely raiding the law abiding factories of Gibson Guitar with armed agents, shutting down their operation costing them millions, and leaving the American company in the dark as to how to proceed without going out of business. Now, according to CEO Henry Juszkiewicz, agents of the United States government are bluntly informing them that they’d be better off shipping their manufacturing labor overseas.
  • Gibson Guitar case drags on with no sign of criminal charges

    04/12/2012 12:39:01 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 48 replies
    Fox News ^ | April 12 2012 | Fox News
    t was seven months ago that federal agents with guns drawn raided the Gibson guitar factories in Nashville and Memphis. A half million dollars worth of Indian rosewood and ebony was seized under the premise that it had been imported illegally. The feds also took a number of guitars and computer hard drives. The factory was shut down for the day and employees told to go home. Yet after all this time, the Department of Justice has shown no sign that it will file criminal charges against Gibson. What’s more – it has been almost 3 years since federal agents...
  • Now The Gibson Guitar Raids Make Sense

    05/23/2013 4:16:11 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 52 replies
    Investor's Business Daily ^ | May 23. 2013 | IBD EDITORIALS
    IRS Scandal: The inexplicable raid nearly two years ago on a guitar maker for using allegedly illegal wood that its competitors also used was another targeting by this administration of its political enemies. On Aug. 24, 2011, federal agents executed four search warrants on Gibson Guitar Corp. facilities in Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., and seized several pallets of wood, electronic files and guitars. One of the top makers of acoustic and electric guitars, including the iconic Les Paul introduced in 1952, Gibson was accused of using wood illegally obtained in violation of the century-old Lacey Act, which outlaws trafficking in...
  • Merle Haggard Dead at 79

    04/06/2016 11:23:42 AM PDT · by SoFloFreeper · 111 replies
    Taste of Country ^ | 4/6/16 | Sterling Whitaker
    Merle Haggard has died after a series of recent health struggles. The legendary singer passed away on April 6, 2016, which was also his 79th birthday. Haggard canceled tour dates in December of 2015 after he checked into a hospital and learned he had double pneumonia.
  • Trump delegates blocked from being part of convention delegation! Twitter erupts!

    04/02/2016 5:11:13 PM PDT · by BlackFemaleArmyCaptain · 216 replies
    News Ninja ^ | 4/2/2016 | Wayne Dupree
    Tell you what ladies and gentlemen and I havenÂ’t said this like other said Christian conservative purest have on national television and radio shows, you still fooling around with what the GOP front-runner Donald Trump has won and there will be consequences and repercussions, the likes of you have not seen before. ItÂ’s one thing to do this behind closed doors, but you are blatantly doing this in public daring the voters to revolt. I hope you realize, the American voter who voted for Trump is not a automatic for the GOP establishment if they steal votes. You would think...
  • 2 women accused of shoplifting in Green Hills, leading police on chase (tried to run over police)

    04/02/2016 6:49:03 PM PDT · by kevcol · 31 replies
    WRKN-TV ^ | April 1, 2016 | WKRN web staff
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Two women are facing various charges after police say they attempted to run over a police officer while trying to get away after shoplifting from the Mall at Green Hills. Metro police said Stardreaka Eddings and Tawonda Parrish also drove into oncoming traffic while escaping on Thursday. It all began around 4:20 p.m. when Officer Dustin Tidwell saw Parrish run out of the Macy’s store with an arm full of clothes to a waiting Honda Accord, according to a press release. Police say Eddings was behind the wheel when she aimed her car at the officer...
  • GOP Establishment Grabs Delegates in Tennessee

    04/02/2016 1:39:30 PM PDT · by don-o · 46 replies
    Breitbart ^ | April 2, 2016 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee — The State Executive Committee of the Tennessee Republican Party approved a controversial slate of establishment-friendly Trump and Cruz delegates in a vote on Saturday. The exact final vote count was unclear, but sources tell Breitbart News that 40 of the 66 members of the State Executive Committee voted for the slate, while between 25 voted against the slate. snip What has infuriated Trump and Cruz supporters alike is that several of the Trump delegates appointed today have gone on the record as vigorous opponents of Donald Trump. As the Rocky Top political blog posted today: At least...
  • Africans sentenced for notorious hate crime torture attack in Nashville

    03/25/2016 3:16:41 PM PDT · by george76 · 57 replies
    Stop Hate Crimes ^ | February 28, 2016
    In March of 2012, two 24-year-old white males were abducted by a group of South Sudanese Africans in Antioch, TN. It was early in the morning and the victims were getting ready to do a paper route. The victims were subjected to 45 minutes of humiliating torture. They were forced to perform sexual acts on each other, sexually tortured, beaten, and stabbed. The perpetrators taunted them the entire time. After the torture, the men were left to die. They were dumped on the side of the road naked and covered in blood. Each had ten stab wounds. One of the...
  • Carl's Jr. HQ Moving From Calif. to Nashville; Press Avoids Saying Why

    03/10/2016 8:52:23 AM PST · by DFG · 111 replies
    newsbusters ^ | 03/10/2016 | Tom Blumer
    For years, Andrew F. Puzder, the CEO of CKE Restaurants, the parent company of the Carl's Jr. and Hardee's fast-food chains, has been telling the world that while the U.S. government makes life needlessly miserable for businesses, California, where it has been headquartered, is exponentially worse. This week, CKE announced that it is moving its headquarters to Nashville, Tennessee. A story at the Orange County Register failed to go beyond the company's deliberately non-combative statement to explain why. As far as I can tell, the Los Angeles Times hasn't covered the move at all (I can't be absolutely sure because...
  • Black Lives Matter says 'white supremacy' to blame for meeting change

    02/23/2016 12:24:43 AM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    WVUE-TV ^ | February 19, 2016 | Liz Lohuis
    NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Black Lives Matter Nashville will no longer host meetings at the north branch of the Nashville Public Library, and members said white supremacy is to blame. Nashville Library spokeswoman Andrea Fanta said after a patron complained that the Black Lives Matter Nashville meeting planned for Saturday might be exclusionary, the library spoke with the group. Library officials told the group that if it holds a meeting at a public space such as the library, it has to be open to everyone. "It really goes back to our values as a part of Metro government and our...
  • BlackLivesMatter Runs Into Ten Tons of Irony When They Try To Hold a Meeting at a Library

    02/22/2016 8:11:45 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 63 replies
    Independent Journal ^ | 2/21/16 | Virginia Kruta
    A Nashville chapter of Black Lives Matter ran into trouble recently when they tried to set up their regular meeting at the North Branch Library in North Nashville. They were told that, unless they changed their rules to accommodate the library’s policy, they had to find a new location. The library policy in question? According to Spokeswoman Emily Waltenbaugh: "All meetings at our facilities must be open to the general public and news media. We’re a library. We’re taxpayer funded. We have to be open to anyone anytime." The Black Lives Matter rule that violates policy? According to group organizer...
  • Black Lives Matter 'color-only' rule runs afoul of Nashville library

    02/20/2016 11:27:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 33 replies
    The Tennessean | February 19, 2016 | Joey Garrison
    Link only: http://www.tennessean.com/story/news/local/davidson%20/2016/02/19/black-lives-matter-color-only-rule-runs-afoul-nashville-library/80606970/
  • Donald Trump's Private Plane Makes Emergency Landing in Nashville

    02/03/2016 5:50:36 PM PST · by springwater13 · 207 replies
    Donald Trump's private jet made an emergency landing in Nashville Wednesday afternoon after the pilot reported engine problems, officials said. The Boeing 757 landed in Nashville at 4:40 p.m., the Federal Aviation Administration said. Trump eventually made it to the event he was attending. It was unclear how he got there. The FAA is investigating the incident.
  • Pack your bags, Wall Streeters: Your jobs are moving to Nashville

    02/02/2016 2:41:47 PM PST · by SeekAndFind · 10 replies
    Business Insider ^ | 02/02/2016 | Matt Turner
    UBS has a plan to move about 2,500 jobs to low-cost locations such as Poland, India, China, and Nashville, Tennessee, over the next year. Yes, Nashville. The bank announced fourth-quarter results on Tuesday, and in an accompanying presentation it set out examples of cost cuts in the corporate center, which houses things like human resources and IT. As the chart below shows, the bank has created 500 jobs in Nashville since the end of 2014, and plans to add another 100. Admittedly, that isn't a huge number. The Americas business at UBS made 2.8 billion Swiss francs in the fourth-quarter...
  • Audience wishes Ted Cruz a 'Happy Birthday' (Video)

    12/22/2015 3:04:47 PM PST · by Isara · 14 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/22/15
    An excerpt of an event with Senator Ted Cruz in Nashville on Tuesday. Watch the video at the link.
  • The Music City Miracle: Nashville's Economic Miracle Roars to Life

    12/21/2015 6:48:52 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 4 replies
    City Journal ^ | 12/21/2015 | TROY SENIK
    The flight between Nashville and Los Angeles—I’ve been on it many times in recent years—is usually something of a circus. The overhead cabins fill up quickly with guitars. T-Bone Burnett, the famed record producer who has worked with everyone from Alison Krauss to Elton John to the creators of HBO’s True Detective, hovers by the gate, looking as though he was just plucked out of 1927. CeeLo Green, the flamboyant singer-songwriter and former coach on The Voice, sits in first-class, stroking a Yorkshire terrier puppy. You might catch a glimpse of one of the members of Nashville’s growing Hollywood diaspora—maybe...
  • 'Take off with Ted' Nashville Rally (December 22 12:30 pm)

    12/15/2015 11:50:30 AM PST · by Isara · 4 replies
    Cruz for President ^ | December 15, 2015
    'Take Off with Ted' Nashville Rally Tuesday, December 22, 2015 Doors Open: 12:30 pm Program: 1:30 pm Rocketown 601 Fourth Ave South Nashville, TN 37210 Register for the event.
  • 2 Nashville murders stemmed from fights on Facebook

    11/11/2015 9:16:16 AM PST · by Impala64ssa · 36 replies
    News2 Nashville ^ | 11/11/15 | Jessica Jaglois
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – Facebook is supposed to be a place to connect with friends, but it’s also a platform to start fights. In two recent cases involving teenagers, fights started online and ended in murder. Row'Neshia Overton Gwynnwood Drive shooting Row’Neshia Overton (Courtesy: Facebook/Family) In May, 15-year-old Row’neshia Overton was killed in the 3000 block of Greggwood Drive. In a search warrant obtained by News 2, it reads one of Row’neshia’s friends was fighting online with a 20-year-old and “the two females exchanged dialogue on Facebook regarding the fight.” When the two girls planned to meet up, Row’neshia was...
  • 3 students shot near Tennessee State University

    10/22/2015 10:28:42 PM PDT · by napscoordinator · 41 replies
    CBS News ^ | 23 October 2015 | Unknown
    NASHVILLE -- Police were seeking three suspects early Wednesday after three college students were shot across the street from the Tennessee State University campus. Authorities told CBS Nashville affiliate WTVF-TV gunfire rang out shortly after the suspects weren't allowed into a massive house party. The victims were taken to area hospitals. Police said one was in very critical condition after being shot in the head. The wounds to the others were described as non-life threatening. As many as 200 people were at the party at the time of the shooting. The victims attend TSU, Nashville State and Middle Tennessee State...
  • [Leftist] Megan Barry elected first woman mayor of Nashville [Mega Barf!]

    09/12/2015 11:37:32 AM PDT · by re_nortex · 50 replies
    WSMV ^ | Sep 10, 2015 10:21 PM CDT | Jennifer Johnson and Tracy Kornet
    Megan Barry has been elected mayor in Nashville’s runoff election. Barry called the night historic. “This one is going down in the history books,” she said. “This one is all about the fact that today, you went to the polls and you elected the first woman mayor.” As Barry’s victory speech went on, the crowd began chanting her name. “Tomorrow our real work begins,” she said.
  • Public School Parents Angry After Middle Schoolers Instructed To Write ‘ALLAH IS THE ONLY GOD’

    09/05/2015 11:17:06 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 46 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | september 5, 2015 | Eric Owens
    Parents in a Nashville suburb expressed alarm this week because their middle school children are learning about Islam in a world history class but, they say, the school is pointedly ignoring Christianity. Brandee Porterfield, who has a seventh-grade daughter at Spring Hill Middle School in Spring Hill, Tenn., said her daughter came home with world history schoolwork all about the Five Pillars of Islam and other core teachings of the Abrahamic religion. Specifically, according to Spring Hill Home Page, Porterfield said her daughter’s world history project was based around the Five Pillars. The first and most important pillar — the shahada in Arabic...
  • Trump Wins Tea Party Group's 'Nashville Straw Poll'

    08/29/2015 2:48:18 PM PDT · by WilliamIII · 100 replies
    NewsMax ^ | Aug 29 2015 | NewsMax
    Donald Trump took his Republican presidential campaign to Tennessee Saturday, winning the Nashville Straw Poll at the annual convention of the tea party-backed National Federation of Republican Assemblies. Trump won with 52 percent of the vote, CNN reports. It was not immediately clear how many of the 16 others seeking the nomination were on the ballot. In his morning speech, the billionaire businessman praised the tea party's efforts to hold the federal government accountable and discussed how the group has been discredited by the Republican establishment. "You have not been treated fairly," Trump said, according to CNN. "People talk about...
  • Trump Wins Nashville Grassroots Straw Poll With 52 Percent

    08/29/2015 3:19:31 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 21 replies
    Breitbart ^ | Aug 29, 2015 | Michael Patrick Leahy
    NASHVILLE, Tennessee — After delivering an energetic 50 minute speech using no notes or teleprompter, GOP frontrunner Donald Trump easily won a presidential straw poll conducted at the annual convention of the National Federation of Republican Assemblies, garnering 52 percent of the votes cast.
  • Donald Trump Nashville Tennessee 8/29/15 Donald Trump NFRA Conference (FULL HD)

    08/29/2015 11:39:26 AM PDT · by sheikdetailfeather · 46 replies
    You Tube ^ | 8-29-15 | You Tube
    Published on Aug 29, 2015 'Donald Trump nfra' speech Donald Trump Nashville, TN 8/29/15 Donald Trump NFRA Conference NFRA Presidential Preference Convention (FULL HD) 'Donald Trump Nashville Tennessee' Rally 'Donald Trump NFRA' 8/29/15 Donald Trump Nashville Tennessee Rally Donald Trump NFRA 8/29/15 Donald Trump Nashville Tennessee Rally Donald Trump NFRA 8/29/15 Donald Trump Nashville Tennessee Rally Donald Trump NFRA 8/29/15
  • VIDEO: Donald Trump Gives Speech In Nashville, TN

    08/29/2015 10:46:47 AM PDT · by JoeSeales · 20 replies
    NFRA ^ | 8-29-15 | Donald Trump
    Some pretty good zingers in here. Made lots of jokes and seemed laid back and relaxed. Am I stupid? Why have I never heard of the NFRA? National Federation of Republican Assemblies?
  • Trump gets unwelcoming message from Nashville immigration lawyer prior to visit

    08/29/2015 9:34:20 AM PDT · by WilliamIII · 90 replies
    WKRN ^ | August 27 2015 | Chris Bundgaard
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – In the heart of a Nashville area populated with immigrant families, there is a prominent message for Donald Trump on the eve of his weekend presidential campaign visit to Music City. Under the sign for the Ozment Law offices at 1214 Murfreesboro Pike, the message reads “Donald Trump, make Nashville great again. Please leave soon.” It’s a play on the Trump campaign theme of “Make America Great Again!” The sign has already gotten 70 thousand views on Facebook according to Elliott Ozment, who owns the immigration law office bearing his name. He called it a “collaborative...
  • Farrakhan blasts WND, others, for reporting call to 'kill' '10,000 men' needed to 'stalk them and

    08/26/2015 8:38:26 PM PDT · by Nachum · 27 replies
    wnd ^ | 8/26/15 | Bob Unruh
    Nation of Islam leader Louis Farrakhan has lashed out at WND and other media organizations that reported his recent controversial statements calling for an army of 10,000 to “rise up and kill those who kill us” and citing the Quran’s “law of retaliation” that imposes a “life for a life” standard. “I never said kill all white people,” Farrakhan said in a video made at a “Justice Or Else” promotional event in Nashville a few days ago and posted on the Final Call, a Nation of Islam website. “Those are the words of the mischief-makers. If you are going to...
  • Police Identify Suspect Killed In Shooting At Antioch Theater [Nashville, TN]

    08/05/2015 8:31:30 PM PDT · by radu · 77 replies
    News Channel 5 - Nashville ^ | Aug. 5, 2015 | News Channel 5
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - Police have confirmed the death of the suspect in an active shooter situation in Antioch at a movie theater. They released his identity Wednesday night. Police identified the suspect as 29-year-old Vincente David Montano, of Nashville. Authorities said Montano was arrested in Murfreesboro in 2004 for assault and resisting arrest. Officials said Montano was known to have psychiatric issues, and he had allegedly been committed four times, twice in 2004 to TriStar Centennial Parthenon Pavilion Mental Health Clinic in Nashville and twice in 2007 to a different facility.
  • Active shooter reported at Antioch theater

    08/05/2015 11:57:13 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 41 replies
    WSMV ^ | 8-5-2015 | Chuck Morris
    Police are responding to a call of an active shooter at the Carmike 8 Cinemas on Bell Road in Antioch. The incident occurred just after 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Dispatch confirmed three EMS units have been sent to the scene. Witnesses at a nearby business reported one person covered with blood. Check back to WSMV.com and Channel 4 News for updates. Read more: http://www.wsmv.com/story/29717483/active-shooter-reported-at-antioch-theater#ixzz3hy6x7pAv
  • Active shooter reported at Antioch theater (Nashville, TN area) (update: shooter is dead)

    08/05/2015 11:51:50 AM PDT · by OrangeDaisy · 161 replies
    wsmv.com ^ | 8/5/2015 | Chuck Morris
    Posted: Aug 05, 2015 1:36 PM CST Updated: Aug 05, 2015 1:46 PM CST Posted by Chuck Morris Connect NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) - Police are responding to a call of an active shooter at the Carmike 8 Cinemas on Bell Road in Antioch. The incident occurred just after 1:15 p.m. on Wednesday. Dispatch confirmed three EMS units have been sent to the scene. Witnesses at a nearby business reported one person covered with blood. Check back to WSMV.com and Channel 4 News for updates.
  • Lynn Anderson, singer of 'Rose Garden,' dies in Nashville

    07/31/2015 7:00:38 PM PDT · by Morgana · 46 replies
    yahoo.com ^ | July 31, 2015 | KRISTIN M. HALL
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Lynn Anderson, whose strong, husky voice carried her to the top of the charts with "(I Never Promised You a) Rose Garden," has died. She was 67. A statement from the family said she passed away at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, Tennessee, on Thursday. Her publicist said the cause of death was cardiac arrest. Anderson first soaked up the national spotlight as a young singer on "The Lawrence Welk Show" between 1967 and 1969. Although she was signed to an independent label, the exposure helped her nab a deal with Columbia Records in Nashville....
  • Trump: Obama calls some immigrants "gang-bangers" -- where's the outcry?

    07/02/2015 5:37:33 PM PDT · by rickmichaels · 28 replies
    The Rebel ^ | July 2, 2015 | The Rebel Staff
    Donald Trump is not the most cautious speaker in the Republican presidential primary field. The Donald speaks his mind -- and it is this personality trait that often lands the red-topped billionaire in political, and often legal, hot water. The outspoken real estate mogul, whose net worth is currently valued at US$4.1 billion, has most recently been on the receiving end of a torrent of criticism over comments suggesting Mexican immigrants are “rapists” and drug dealers. Speaking at the New York launch of his presidential run on June 16, Mr. Trump said: “When Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending...
  • Obama gets mayors to welcome immigrants with open arms

    05/11/2015 9:01:17 AM PDT · by HomerBohn · 36 replies
    GOP USA ^ | 5/11/2015 | Michael F. Haverluck
    President Barack Obama got four mayors to fully endorse his nationwide program to “build welcoming communities” for millions of “new Americans” and roll out the red carpet. Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed — who recently made headlines for terminating his city’s fire chief over a Christian book that described homosexual behavior as sin — signed on late last month to join three other mayors of major American cities: Los Angeles’ Eric Garcetti, Chicago’s Rahm Emanuel and Nashville’s Karl Dean. Reed’s message to the millions of refugees and immigrants entering the country: Come to Atlanta. “Reed became the nation’s fourth mayor to...
  • Open Carry at the NRA Annual Meeting in Nashville, 2015

    04/13/2015 4:42:24 AM PDT · by marktwain · 2 replies
    Gun Watch ^ | 12 April, 2015 | Dean Weingarten
    There have been  a number of stories written claiming that functional guns are not allowed at the NRA annual meeting in  Nashville.  The New York Times ran  an article, and National Review ran  an  article debunking the claims in the New York Times.  Charles C. W. Cooke does a good job of debunking.   But pictures do a better job.   I noticed some people openly carrying arms inside the media room at the NRA meeting.  Glocks seemed to be favored, but I also saw a 1911 and a J frame Smith & Wesson revolver.  I asked for and took these...
  • National Rifle Association bans working guns from annual convention (misleading title)

    04/08/2015 7:43:24 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Tuesday, April 7, 2015, 10:32 PM | Dan Friedman
    The National Rifle Association wants guns at schools, but not its own annual convention. The NRA has banned working guns from its annual convention this year in Nashville, Tenn., according to a report in The Tennessean. Instead the group will require the thousands of firearms displayed at the event to be nonoperational, with their firing pins removed to ensure safety. The group will use the event, with an expected attendance of 70,000, to boast of its opposition to gun regulation of all kinds, including background checks, as well as to host GOP presidential hopefuls who agree with their stance. However...
  • TECHNOLOGY Google to Announce Fiber Expansion In Four Cities

    01/27/2015 12:35:30 PM PST · by edzo4 · 16 replies
    wall street journal ^ | 1-27-2014 | ALISTAIR BARR
    Google Inc. is preparing to offer its high-speed fiber-optic Internet service in four new metro areas, the latest step in a careful expansion of the service. Google will announce launches of Google Fiber in Atlanta, Charlotte, N.C., Raleigh-Durham, N.C. and Nashville, Tenn. in coming days, according to two people familiar with the situation.
  • Vanderbilt Football Trial: Alleged Rape Details Emerge

    01/16/2015 12:40:49 PM PST · by wardaddy · 17 replies
    Abc online ^ | 1-26-15 | Staff
    A jury in a Nashville courtroom Thursday watched surveillance footage that the prosecution says shows a young woman being carried to a Vanderbilt University dorm room moments before she was allegedly sexually assaulted. It’s a situation that the defense argues was fueled by binge drinking and college culture.
  • Numerous fights break out Friday night inside Monroeville Mall [Pittsburgh, PA]

    12/28/2014 6:58:21 PM PST · by grundle · 62 replies
    YouTube - WTAE TV ^ | December 26, 2014
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2PafsIomt7Q
  • Opry Mills Mall , Fight in the food court

    12/28/2014 9:19:10 AM PST · by Einherjar · 29 replies
    http://www.wsmv.com/story/27716275/fight-breaks-out-in-opry-mills-mall-food-court
  • Ferguson Protesters Converge On Downtown Nashville

    11/25/2014 8:19:48 PM PST · by radu · 92 replies
    News Channel 5 - Nashville ^ | Tues. Nov. 25, 2014 | News Channel 5
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Interstate 24 has been shut down near LP Field as a large group of protesters converged on the streets of downtown Nashville. Several hundred people took to the street Tuesday night, one day after a grand jury decided not to indict Officer Darren Wilson in the shooting death of Michael Brown. What initially began as a vigil gathering, soon turned into a demonstration with protesters forcing the closure of James Robertson Bridge and I-24 near LP Field.
  • Nashville Police Chief Drops Major Allegation About SS in Letter to House Oversight Committee

    10/18/2014 6:00:44 AM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 10 replies
    Nashville Police Chief Steve Anderson is blowing the whistle on alleged misconduct by the U.S. Secret Service during a January 2013 incident involving a man who reportedly made fake death threats against President Barack Obama on Facebook. The resident refused to let officers enter his home or follow orders to come outside . He was heard shouting at officers, “show me your warrant.” In a letter to the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, Anderson claimed that a Secret Service agent asked a police sergeant to “wave a piece of paper” in order to “dupe” the suspect into thinking...
  • Country Legend George Hamilton IV Dead at 77

    09/18/2014 6:39:22 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 24 replies
    Rolling Stone ^ | September 18, 2014 | Stephen L. Betts
    George Hamilton IV, whose gentle demeanor and soothing folk-country vocal style earned him worldwide acclaim, died Wednesday (September 17th) at a Nashville hospital, following a heart attack which he suffered on Saturday. He was 77. A 50-year veteran of the Grand Ole Opry, Hamilton was known as the "International Ambassador of Country Music," having toured successfully throughout Europe, Asia, the Soviet Union and Australia... In 1963, he scored his greatest success with "Abilene." ...