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  • Dazed Tennessee residents get first look at wildfire rubble

    12/03/2016 7:46:19 AM PST · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 63 replies
    WRAL-TV - AP ^ | 12/3/16 | Adam Beam and Jonathan Mattise
    GATLINBURG, Tenn. — Charlotte Moore needed a phone charger. Then she remembered that her home was gone. The realization came as she made the familiar drive up to the top of Laurel Mountain in the Roaring Fork neighborhood of Gatlinburg on Friday, where what lay ahead was anything but familiar. On the first day officials let property owners return to assess the damage from the wildfire that devastated their homes, the eastern Tennessee tourist destination was headed toward an uncertain future. As people were allowed into the city, Sevier County Mayor Larry Waters raised the death toll to 13 and...
  • (From November 15, 2016) Two arrested for arson in Tennessee, at least one ignited wildfire

    12/02/2016 4:14:37 PM PST · by Morgana · 35 replies
    fox17.com ^ | November 15, 2016 | WZTV Staff
    <p>Two men have been arrested for separate arson cases in Tennessee, one which ignited a wildfire.</p> <p>Matthew Ryan Wallace, 27, of Tuscaloosa, Ala. is charged with setting a wildfire along Standdifer Grant Road in Sequatchie County on Monday. The felony charges is punishable to up to six years behind bars and a $3,000 fine.</p>
  • 'Tennessine' acknowledges state institutions' roles in element's discovery

    12/02/2016 4:39:37 AM PST · by bert · 20 replies
    Oak Ridge National Laboratory ^ | November 30, 2016 | Bill Cabbage
    The recently discovered element 117 has been officially named "tennessine" in recognition of Tennessee’s contributions to its discovery, including the efforts of the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory and its Tennessee collaborators at Vanderbilt University and the University of Tennessee. "The presence of tennessine on the Periodic Table is an affirmation of our state's standing in the international scientific community, including the facilities ORNL provides to that community as well as the knowledge and expertise of the laboratory's scientists and technicians," ORNL Director Thom Mason said.
  • Dolly Parton Began To Cry When She Saw This When Her, House Burned In Front Of Her Eyes

    12/01/2016 3:20:44 PM PST · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 30 replies
    godtoday ^ | 12-1-2016 | hunter
    The fires are raging on in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee. Dolly Parton as been at the forefront of efforts to try and help in any way she can. She has sent money to the fire departments to help. She has given the department Dollywood and other properties as hubs for the fire rescue teams. Dolly is a Tennessee girl and she is torn apart as she watches her home burn to the ground. The fires have burned through over 150 buildings and have killed at least 3 people thus far. The fires are moving faster and faster towards...
  • Memphis Couple missing, 3 sons Hospitalized

    11/30/2016 8:54:07 AM PST · by azkathy · 7 replies
    The Commercial Appeal ^ | 11-30-2016 | Jody Callahan
    As officials continue to search for a Memphis architect and his wife still missing after devastating fires that hit Gatlinburg this week, family and friends are using social media to provide updates on the family. Jon Summers and his wife, Janet, haven't been found, friends said, and their three sons — Branson and twins Wesley and Jared — have been hospitalized after being caught in the fire. All three sons are at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, family friends confirmed. “The boys are doing much better. That’s great news,” Steve Berger, president of the architectural firm that employs Jon Summers, said...
  • Driving Through The Wildfire In Chalet Village Near Gatlinburg Tennessee

    11/29/2016 1:02:51 PM PST · by navysealdad · 33 replies
    "We almost didn't make it out alive But we did Escape The Forest Fire In Chalet Village Tennessee"
  • The South Is On Fire And National Media Couldn’t Care Less

    11/29/2016 10:01:34 AM PST · by markomalley · 77 replies
    The Federalist ^ | 11/29/16 | Sean Davis
    Ravaged by months of drought, huge swaths of the southeast United States are on fire, but you wouldn’t know it judging by national media coverage.A total of six states in the southeast (Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, and Mississippi) are currently suffering from “exceptional drought,” a category reserved for the most severe drought conditions, according to the National Drought Mitigation Center. The majority of land in four states (Tennessee, Mississippi, Alabama, and Georgia) are facing “extreme drought,” the second most severe level.(snip)But because it’s not happening in New York or D.C. or Los Angeles, it doesn’t really count...
  • 14,000 evacuated from Gatlinburg; fires still burning

    11/29/2016 8:45:14 AM PST · by azkathy · 41 replies
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 11-29-2016 | Amy Valuccii, Jamie Satterfield
    GATLINBURG — Firefighters across the state scrambled to douse the wildfires raging through East Tennessee Tuesday morning, and the Tennessee National Guard made plans to dump water onto the flames from a helicopter. Emergency responders have struggled to make a dent into the fires that have devastated Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and surrounding areas in Sevier County since high winds helped the flames spread Monday evening Article continues, "Hillbilly Golf, major hotels, a good portion of Regan Drive and countless other businesses and homes were destroyed in the blaze that had firefighters working throughout the night. "The center of Gatlinburg looks...
  • Wildfires force evacuation of downtown Gatlinburg

    11/28/2016 9:00:50 PM PST · by ReformedBeckite · 149 replies
    WSMV.com ^ | 11-28-2016 | Stuart Ervin
    GATLINBURG, TN (WSMV) - One of Tennessee’s most popular tourist destinations is being evacuated due to wildfires. Downtown Gatlinburg and numerous area neighborhoods, including the southern part of Pigeon Forge, are under a mandatory evacuation. The Tennessee Emergency Management Agency has declared a level three state of emergency for the affected areas. TEMA says 30 structures are currently on fire in Gatlinburg, including a 16-story hotel. The Tennessee National Guard will be deployed to Sevier County to assist with clearing and removing debris. Officials said there are no reports of fatalities at this time. At least one person suffered a...
  • Sources: 12 dead in Tennessee school bus crash

    11/21/2016 3:24:26 PM PST · by eastforker · 63 replies
    cbs ^ | 11/21/16
    CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. -- Twelve passengers were killed when an elementary school crashed on Monday, CBS Chattanooga affiliate WDEF reported. Chattanooga Police Chief Fred Fletcher said 35 students were on board on the bus, according to WDEF. The Chattanooga Fire Department’s Public Information Director, Bruce Garner, said in a tweet that 23 patients were taken to hospitals in ambulances. Colonel Tracy Trott of the Tennessee Highway Patrol tweeted that children were both killed and injured:
  • Battle of Athens TN, August 1-2 1946 (Voter fraud and The Second Amendment)

    10/26/2016 9:42:02 PM PDT · by PanzerKardinal · 49 replies
    Constitutional Societ ^ | 2015 | Constitutional Society
    The Battle of Athens TN, August 1-2, 1946 On 1-2 August 1946, some Americans, brutalized by their county government, used armed force to overturn it. These Americans wanted honest, open elections. For years they had asked for state or Federal election monitors to prevent vote fraud -- forged ballots, secret ballot counts, and intimidation by armed sheriff's deputies -- by the local political boss. They got no help. These Americans' absolute refusal to knuckle-under had been hardened by service in World War II. Having fought to free other countries from murderous regimes, they rejected vicious abuse by their county government....
  • I-22 finally connects Birmingham to Memphis

    10/16/2016 11:13:05 AM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 24 replies
    Alabama News Center ^ | June 20, 2016 | Tom Cosby and Barry Copeland
    Hidden among all the recent great news affecting Birmingham’s amazing rebirth is the story of the long-awaited opening of I-22, or Corridor X. That’s a shame, because no single success in our recent past may prove to be more important and have greater long-term favorable impact on this region than today’s ribbon cutting. Since the days of the Roman Empire and the famous Appian Way, roads (and particularly crossroads) have always played a critically important role in the economic growth and prosperity of cities. In the earliest days of our country, waterway intersections were the places where communities grew into...
  • Are Tennessee Church Shootings Jihad?

    10/07/2016 4:56:18 AM PDT · by SJackson · 14 replies
    Frontpagemagazine ^ | October 7, 2016 | Matthew Vadum
    Are Tennessee Church Shootings Jihad? Evidence points to alleged shooter being a Muslim convert. The suspect arrested on suspicion of shooting up three Christian churches in Shelbyville, Tennessee appears to be a convert to Islam, a critically important detail that the incurious mainstream media has not been reporting. Wendell Tobias Buchanan, who turned 36 in August, is being held in the local county jail on $500,000 bond. Buchanan was taken into custody last Saturday (October 1), Pamela Geller reports, …shortly after he was seen driving by Horse Mountain Church of Christ on Horse Mountain Road, which was hit on at...
  • ObamaCare’s Meltdown Has Arrived

    10/06/2016 8:13:04 PM PDT · by Beave Meister · 52 replies
    The Wall Street Journal ^ | 10/6/2016 | ANDREW OGLES and LUKE HILGEMANN
    Tennessee is ground zero for ObamaCare’s nationwide implosion. Late last month the state insurance commissioner, Julie Mix McPeak, approved premium increases of up to 62% in a bid to save the exchange set up under the Affordable Care Act. “I would characterize the exchange market in Tennessee as very near collapse,” she said. Then last week BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee announced it would leave three of the state’s largest exchange markets—Nashville, Memphis and Knoxville. “We have experienced losses approaching $500 million over the course of three years on ACA plans,” the company said, “which is unsustainable.” As a result, more...
  • School Counselor Hailed as Hero for Talking Student Out of Shooting Others

    10/01/2016 9:16:36 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 14 replies
    WSMV ^ | Sep 29, 2016 | Kevin Trage
    A middle school counselor is being hailed as a hero after talking a student at Sycamore Middle School from shooting other students. Molly Hudgens spoke with the 14-year-old student who entered the building for about 45 minutes before the student gave her the gun. "She was an amazingly brave person to be in there that long with this young man," said Cheatham County Sheriff Mike Breedlove at a press conference on Thursday. "She was able to diffuse the whole situation." Breedlove praised the training that school employees receive to ending the situation. "Through her training, she was able to get...
  • Trump Rally Is Saturday (Tennessee)

    09/30/2016 1:24:54 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    The Chattanoogan ^ | September 30, 2016
    The Bradley County Republican Women and the West Polk Republican Women will host a Trump Rally on Saturday at the Bradley County Courthouse at 1 p.m . U.S. Congressman Scott DesJarlais will be representing the Trump Campaign, along with U.S. Congressman Chuck Fleischmann. Many other state and local officials will be speaking. For more information, call Lita Esquinance 715-0601 or Jane Rumbaugh 715-6119, or in Polk County, call Mary Woody 716-2778.
  • Mexican Nationals Arrested on Multiple Child Rape Charges

    09/30/2016 12:12:48 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 5 replies
    Big Government (Breitbart) ^ | September 29, 2016 | Katie McHugh
    Authorities have arrested and indicted a pair of Mexican nationals with several charges after they allegedly raped young children. Fernando Limon, 23, along with his brother Ramiro Limon, 28, are charged with four counts of child rape each and were arrested in Tennessee on September 20 “without incident,” according to the Wilson County Sheriff’s Office.
  • Tennessee college student arrested after wearing gorilla mask to Black Lives Matter protest

    09/28/2016 8:31:05 PM PDT · by BeadCounter · 68 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | September 28, 2016 | Tobias Salinger
    A Tennessee man wore a gorilla mask, carried a rope and tried to hand out bananas at a college Black Lives Matter protest Wednesday, police said. East Tennessee State University campus police arrested freshman student Tristan Rettke, who is white, on a charge of civil rights intimidation following the disruption, the Johnson City Press reported. University officials condemned his act and scheduled a community discussion. A video published by the newspaper showed the man later identified as Rettke wearing overalls and also holding a burlap sack with a marijuana leaf and Confederate flag on it. He dangled a banana with...
  • Battle at Bristol: Speedway ready to host Vols vs. Hokies showdown

    09/10/2016 1:42:42 PM PDT · by deoetdoctrinae · 51 replies
    The Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | 9/9/16 | Grant Ramey
    When parking lots open at 7 a.m. Saturday, the game — Tennessee and Virginia Tech in a border battle at Bristol Motor Speedway, playing in front of what will be a college football record attendance, topping 150,000 — will finally be here.
  • VIDEO: Officer injured, suspect thrown out of car as police vehicle wrecks

    08/20/2016 3:24:31 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 9 replies
    Katv.com ^ | August 19, 2016
    The wreck, which was caught on video, happened Thursday evening, as Officer Justin Thompson had 19-year-old Logan Younger in the back seat. In the video from inside the vehicle, you can see Younger fly out of the back windshield as the wreck happens.
  • Activists for black lives release plans to "Shut Down Graceland"

    08/15/2016 9:50:55 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 83 replies
    Fox 13 ^ | Aug 15, 2016 | Zach Crenshaw
    Activists for black lives release plans to "Shut Down Graceland" by: Zach Crenshaw Updated: Aug 15, 2016 - 8:39 AM Loading It's been the summer of protests, and now another one is planned. The Coalition of Concerned Citizens, including Black Lives Matter protesters and others groups announced their plan to "Shut Down Graceland." Protest leaders say the mass demonstration is planned for 6:00 PM Monday. They said they specifically chose Graceland because it is Elvis week and they know it will raise awareness. >>RELATED: City leaders release statement on planned protest at Graceland Leaders say they also chose Graceland because...
  • Woman Claims She was Sexually Assaulted by Toy Figurine

    08/08/2016 7:21:15 PM PDT · by Tolerance Sucks Rocks · 21 replies
    MRC TV ^ | August 8, 2016 | Ashley Rae Goldenberg
    Business is booming for a hibachi restaurant after a woman complained she was “sexually assaulted” by a toy used as part of the chef’s routine. While dining at Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Isabelle Lassiter claims she was sexually assaulted by a toy figurine that squirted water on her. According to the 911 call, Isabelle’s husband, James, said the chef “pulled out this little fricking doll with his pants down and he shot water at my wife out of its [expletive].” When an officer arrived on the scene, however, he noted the toy did not depict any male anatomy....
  • Couple claims sexual assault by toy at hibachi restaurant

    07/28/2016 8:36:36 AM PDT · by Gamecock · 31 replies
    WIS-TV ^ | 7/27/2016
    (Some people in Murfreesboro TN need to get out more) A woman's husband said she was sexually assaulted when she was squirted with water from a toy at a hibachi restaurant. The woman, Isabelle Lassiter, and her husband, James Lassiter, called the police but refused to file charges when they arrived Monday. "It was a sexual-style assault on my wife," James Lassiter said Tuesday. The toy, used during the cook's show at Wasabi Japanese Steakhouse, was made to look like a little boy, and it shoots water when its plastic pants are pulled down. Isabelle Lassiter said she thinks the...
  • CLINTON DELEGATE From Tennessee Tossed Out of Convention for ASSAULTING Female Sanders Delegate

    07/26/2016 4:25:38 PM PDT · by KentTrappedInLiberalSeattle · 23 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 07/26/2016 | Kristinn Taylor
    A male Tennessee delegate for Hillary Clinton was thrown out of the Democratic National Convention Tuesday for assaulting a female Tennessee delegate over her vocal support for Bernie Sanders on Monday. News of the assault and subsequent ejection was reported by The Tennessean:A Tennessee delegate has had his credential and duties rescinded and no longer has a seat at the Democratic National Convention after an altercation on Monday with a Bernie Sanders supporter.Jerry Ogle, a Clinton delegate from Monroe County, was removed from Tennessee’s delegation Tuesday morning after it was determined that he violated the party’s code of conduct agreement...
  • BLM agitators trap family with ‘very sick’ baby on Memphis bridge

    07/13/2016 6:03:30 AM PDT · by Kyle Olson · 36 replies
    The American Mirror ^ | 7/13/16 | Olaf Ekberg
    Black Lives Matter agitators aren’t just anti-police. They don’t really care about anyone else, either. As protesters blocked a highway in Memphis, Tennessee, over the weekend, a family transporting a “very sick” baby got stuck in traffic on a bridge near downtown. “We received a call there was a child needing medical attention stuck in traffic up on the bridge and due to the protest going on the bridge, the family was not able to get through traffic to get him to Le Bonheur (Children’s Hospital),” paramedic Bobby Harrell tells WISTV.
  • (Live coverage MEMPHIS, TN) PROTESTERS MOVE OFF I-40 BRIDGE

    07/10/2016 8:57:41 PM PDT · by GailA · 58 replies
    This has been a 3 nearly 4 hr BLM protest, no violence, but they have broken the law by obstructing the I-40 Bridge that runs from Arkansas to Memphis. As of this posting the police and Billy Kyle Jr have slowly moved them first past 1 exit ramp, then off the bridge. Another group joined the original group. Both black and white protesters, many covering their faces. Mostly young blacks male and female. Demanding justice when they don't want Police in their neighbor hoods and the INJUSTICE SYSTEM is BROKEN!
  • Huge crowd of Black Lives Matter supporters marches through Memphis, shuts down I-40 bridge

    07/10/2016 5:52:23 PM PDT · by Altura Ct. · 133 replies
    News 3 ^ | 7/10/2016
    Deadly officer-involved shootings of two black men, one in Louisiana and another in Minnesota, have the attention of the country and that of the Black Lives Matter movement. Sunday night, a group here in Memphis marched across the city and onto the I-40 bridge. It started as a peaceful rally at FedExForum with hundreds of people. After rallying at FedExForum, the crowd marched to police headquarters at 201 Poplar and then continued on, with more people joining them as they went on. The marchers attempted to go to the I-40 bridge, but police blocked the entrance to the bridge. They...
  • Suspect’s friends, family shocked by Tennessee shooting

    07/09/2016 5:34:59 AM PDT · by The_Media_never_lie · 46 replies
    Las Vegas Sun ^ | Saturday, July 9, 2016 | Steve Megaree, AP
    BRISTOL, Tenn. — Friends and family of a black Army veteran accused of shooting at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway are struggling to accept that he became violent in response to police killings of African-Americans. One woman died and three others were wounded, including an officer, as police traded gunfire early Thursday with the suspect, identified as Lakeem Keon Scott, 37.
  • The Latest: Military: Tennessee gunman had served in Army

    07/08/2016 3:47:57 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 28 replies
    wapo ^ | 07/08/2016 | ap
    <p>6:30 p.m.</p> <p>The man accused of killing one person and wounding three others in an attack in Tennessee had served in the military in the late 1990s.</p> <p>Army spokeswoman Jennifer R. Johnson says in an email that Lakeem Keon Scott served in the Army from January 1998 to June 1999. His full service record was not immediately available, and the circumstances of his discharge were not immediately clear.</p>
  • Authorities: Tennessee highway gunman motivated by police shootings

    07/08/2016 1:10:51 PM PDT · by KeyLargo · 31 replies
    Chicago Tribune ^ | July 8, 2016
    Authorities: Tennessee highway gunman motivated by police shootings A man accused of shooting indiscriminately at passing cars and police on a Tennessee highway told investigators he was angry about police violence against African-Americans, authorities said Friday. One woman died and three others, including one police officer, were injured in the rampage. The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation said in a news release that initial conversations with the suspect, 37-year-old Lakeem Keon Scott, revealed he was troubled by several incidents across the U.S. Scott, who is black, was wounded in the shootout with police, remains hospitalized and has not yet been charged....
  • Police: Man shoots at motorists, 1 killed, 4 injured

    07/07/2016 1:06:34 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 35 replies
    stltoday.com ^ | 07/07/2016
    A newspaper carrier was killed and four other people were wounded when a man opened fire on cars traveling along a parkway in East Tennessee early Thursday morning. A police officer responding to the shooting was among those wounded. Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokesman Josh DeVine said the suspect was armed with at least two weapons. He fired shots just after 2:15 a.m. at a Days Inn on Volunteer Parkway, then opened fire on passing motorists. DeVine said he then fired on responding officers, who returned fire and wounded the shooter. ... Police declined to identify the shooter or speculate...
  • Trump's VEEP Should Not Be a Sitting Senator

    07/06/2016 7:51:10 AM PDT · by xzins · 65 replies
    Personal Opinion ^ | July 6, 2016 | Xzins
    It goes without saying that Senator Jeff Sessions is popular with a huge number of Americans. It is also true that Joni Ernst, a war veteran, is a rising star in Republican ranks. Either would make wonderful Vice Presidents for different reasons. However, the trade-off is unacceptable. In the case of Ernst, she is sitting as senator in Iowa, at best a purple state. There is absolutely no guarantee that her seat would be won by a Republican. Why is that so crucial? The Republican majority in the Senate is only 4 senators. And this year the Republicans have 24...
  • Corker Pulls Out VP Consideration

    07/06/2016 10:05:25 AM PDT · by fision · 126 replies
    CNBC ^ | 7/6/2016 | CNBC
    Breaking News http://www.cnbc.com/2016/07/06/bob-corker-withdraws-from-consideration-for-trump-vp.html
  • Climate Change Activists Clamp Down on Free Speech and Scientific Inquiry(Shut up!)

    07/06/2016 7:34:47 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    breitbart.com ^ | 7/5/2016 | Marita Noon
    The activists, including Naomi Oreskes and Bill McKibben, recently coordinated with attorneys general (AG) culminating with a March 29 press conference, led by New York AG Eric Schneiderman and joined by former Vice President Al Gore. There the “unprecedented coalition”—as Schneiderman’s press release called it—was announced: the newly formed AGs for Clean Power. Though “vague” on their specific plans, 17 AGs (16 Democrats and 1 Independent) have, as the Huffington Post reported: “committed to pursuing an all-levers approach” to, as Gore said: “hold to account those commercial interests that have been, according to the best available evidence, deceiving the American...
  • Teen killer’s story inspires push to change Tenn. law

    07/04/2016 10:10:52 PM PDT · by CorporateStepsister · 27 replies
    MSN/USA Today ^ | July 5 2016 | Anita Wadhwani
    NASHVILLE — When she was just 16, Cyntoia Brown climbed into a pickup truck with a stranger, drove to his home, got into his bed — then shot him in the back of the head with a .40-caliber handgun as he lay naked beside her. Brown, now 28, is serving a life sentence at the Tennessee Prison for Women for the murder of Johnny Mitchell Allen, a 43-year-old Nashville real estate agent.
  • Disabled St. Jude patient sues airport and TSA after bloody scuffle with Airport Police

    07/02/2016 6:17:57 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 106 replies
    wreg.com ^ | Posted 10:13 pm, June 30, 2016, by Wayne Carter
    MEMPHIS, Tenn. --- Bloodied and bruised Hannah Cohen was led from Memphis International Airport in handcuffs. The 19-year old was headed home to Chattanooga after treatment for a brain tumor at St. Jude Hospital June 30, 2015. It's a trip they've made for 17 years. This time, an unarmed Hannah, set off the metal detector at a security checkpoint “They wanted to do further scanning, she was reluctant, she didn't understand what they were about to do," said her mother Shirley Cohen. Cohen told us she tried to tell TSA agents her daughter is partially deaf, blind in one eye,...
  • United States et al. vs. Texas et al.: A Political Question for November

    07/01/2016 8:52:34 AM PDT · by Elderberry · 13 replies
    verdict.justia.com ^ | 7/1/2016 | John Dean
    In a nine-word per curiam decision, eight justices of the United States Supreme Court have revealed they are deadlocked in a 4 to 4 divide on the new immigration procedures of the Obama administration, with its executive decision to not deport the immigrant parents of children born in the United States (thus citizens) and give them legal status but less than citizenship in the process. The State of Texas, joined by 25 others states, filed a lawsuit to block this executive action, which affects between 4 and 5 million immigrants in the United States. The case was before the Supreme...
  • The Day Gun Free Zone Signs Came Down in Tennessee

    07/01/2016 3:35:38 PM PDT · by marktwain · 56 replies
    Ammoland ^ | 1 July, 2016 | Dean Weingarten
    The Tennessee Legislature sent SB1736 (HB2033) to Governor Bill Haslam (R) on April 21, 2016.  Governor Haslam signed it on 27 April, 2016.  It goes into effect today, 1 July, 2016.  Most places will start taking down their “No Guns” signs as of today.  SB1736, now Pub. Ch. 947, does this without stepping on private property rights. It does so by making property owners or property managers responsible for a legal gun carrier’s defense if they take positive action to disarm legal gun carriers and the gun carrier(s) suffer harm as a result.Here is a summary of the bill. ...
  • FBI: People knew Chattanooga, TN July 16 shooter was radicalized, failed to alert authorities

    07/01/2016 12:58:26 PM PDT · by RetiredUSMC · 35 replies
    The Chattanooga Times Free Press ^ | 6/30/2016 | Shelly Bradbury
    The 24-year-old Muslim man who carried out the July 16 terrorist attack in Chattanooga was radicalized for at least a year before he opened fire on two military sites and killed five U.S. service members, an FBI agent told the Times Free Press today. The FBI believes people who knew Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez knew he was becoming radicalized before the attack, but failed to report Abdulazeez to authorities, Special Agent Ed Reinhold said. Abdulazeez was radicalized online before he took a July 2014 trip to the Middle East to visit family and discussed committing jihad before he carried out the...
  • Want a Gun-Free Zone? Tennessee Says That’s on You: LITERALLY

    07/01/2016 6:53:28 AM PDT · by Malone LaVeigh · 27 replies
    Bearing Arms ^ | June 28, 2016 | Jenn Jacques
    As of July 1, if a handgun carry permit holder in Tennessee is injured, suffers bodily injury or death, incurs economic loss or expense, property damage or any other compensable loss on a property posted as a gun-free zone, they can sue the person or entity who stripped them of their right to self defense.
  • Legendary college basketball coach Pat Summitt dies at 64

    06/28/2016 3:49:40 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 26 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 28, 2016 | Associated Press
    Pat Summitt, the winningest coach in Division I college basketball history who helped boost the women's game to the big time in a 38-year career at Tennessee, has died at 64.
  • The slave who taught Jack Daniels how to make whiskey: Bourbon giant finally acknowledges the truth

    06/26/2016 10:23:21 PM PDT · by Duke C. · 67 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 26 June 2016 | Hannah Perry
    After 150 years, Jack Daniels has finally revealed that a slave was behind the world-famous recipe of America's most popular whisky. Until now, the story told was that a white moonshine distiller named Dan Call had taught his young apprentice, Jasper Newton 'Jack' Daniel, how to run his Tennessee distillery.
  • Tennessee woman shoots ex-boyfriend found hiding under her bed

    06/26/2016 12:29:18 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 23 replies
    Ny daily news ^ | June 23, 2016 | Tobias Salinger
    A Tennessee woman who found her stalker ex-boyfriend hiding under her bed shot him in the foot and held him until his arrest Tuesday, police said. Tony Joe Gunter, 52, violated the woman’s order of protection against him by sneaking into her Nashville-area home while she was having a security system installed around 3 p.m., according to a Goodlettsville police affidavit cited by WZTV. The woman had ended her relationship of two years with Gunter earlier this month after finding out about his criminal history, according to investigators. He vowed, “I will kill you, you stupid c--t,” when she told...
  • Embattled University of Tennessee chancellor steps down amid diversity controversy

    06/21/2016 12:32:50 PM PDT · by Faith Presses On · 20 replies
    Fox/AP ^ | 6/21/16
    Jimmy Cheek, the chancellor of the University of Tennessee in Knoxville, is resigning to rejoin the faculty. In a Tuesday announcement, the university praised Cheek for increased diversity at the school, record fundraising and $1 billion in new construction and renovation. Cheek has also faced numerous challenges during his tenure. They include a lawsuit over the university's handling of sexual assault complaints and lawmaker anger that led to the defunding of the UT Office of Diversity last month. Lawmakers had opposed the Office of Diversity's recommendations to use gender-neutral pronouns for transgender students and to avoid religious-themed holiday parties. They...
  • Tennessee GOP senators don't seem happy with Trump today [Corker & Alexander smear]

    06/14/2016 3:00:35 PM PDT · by lodi90 · 43 replies
    KAGS TV ^ | 6/14/2016 | Eliza Collins
    As some Republicans struggle with justifying their support for Donald Trump after a series of controversies — including his recent attack on an American-born judge for his “Mexican heritage” and a doubling down on his call for a temporary ban on Muslims entering the U.S. — the two Republican senators from Tennessee aren't lending their overt support. Sen. Lamar Alexander isn't calling Trump the GOP nominee just yet, as reported by an Associated Press reporter. When his office was asked about the comments, Communications Director Jim Jeffries confirmed them and said, “Republicans officially choose our nominee in July. Sen. Alexander...
  • GOP Lawmaker To Give Away Two AR-15 Assault Rifles As Door Prize At Fundraiser (Tennessee)

    06/14/2016 11:14:06 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 24 replies
    The Huffington Post's Huffpost Politics ^ | June 13, 2016 | Laura Bassett, senior politics reporter
    One day after the worst mass shooting in American history, Tennessee State Rep. Andy Holt (R) said he plans to give away two AR-15 assault rifles — the same kind of weapon used in the massacre — as a “door prize” at an upcoming political fundraiser. Holt, a self-described conservative Christian, had announced last week that he would give away one AR-15 at “Hogfest,” a barbeque fundraiser on his farm that has a petting zoo and hay rides. But when reporters asked him after the Orlando, Florida, shooting on Sunday whether he still planned to give away the assault weapon,...
  • Hello, Nihonium. Scientists Name 4 New Elements On The Periodic Table

    06/09/2016 9:29:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 38 replies
    NPR ^ | June 9, 2016 | Richard Gonzales
    It's time to update your copy of the periodic table. Four new elements discovered in recent years have now been named, pending final approval by the international group of scientists in charge of the table. The International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry has announced these proposed names: Nihonium and symbol Nh, for the element 113 Moscovium and symbol Mc, for the element 115 Tennessine and symbol Ts, for the element 117 Oganesson and symbol Og, for the element 118 The new superheavy, radioactive elements were actually added to the periodic table late last year and given these temporary and...
  • Here are the proposed names for the 4 newest elements on the periodic table

    06/09/2016 2:40:41 AM PDT · by AdmSmith · 65 replies
    Vox ^ | 8JUN2016 | Brian Resnick
    Nihonium, named after Japan (Nippon is a Japanese word for Japan), with an atomic number of 113. Its symbol is Nh. Moscovium (Mc), element 115, named after the Russian capital city. Tennessine (Ts), 117, named after — you guessed it — the state of Tennessee. ("Tennessine is in recognition of the contribution of the Tennessee region, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Vanderbilt University, and the University of Tennessee at Knoxville, to superheavy element research," the IUPAC states.) And finally, 118 is oganesson (Og), which bears the name of Russian physicist Yuri Oganessian, who led several elemental discoveries. Nature reports this...
  • U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet crashes in Smyrna [Tennessee]

    06/02/2016 1:51:56 PM PDT · by pnz1 · 39 replies
    SMYRNA, Tenn. (WKRN) – A U.S. Navy Blue Angels jet crashed Thursday afternoon in Smyrna ahead of their weekend air show at the city’s airport. A La Vergne official confirmed the accident happened around 3 p.m. near Weakly Lane, not far from the bowling alley. LifeFlight helicopters from Vanderbilt University Medical Center were called to the scene. Further details have yet to be released.
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    06/02/2016 2:06:07 PM PDT · by barmag25 · 49 replies
    Wrcbtv ^ | 6/2/16 | Liz lohuis
    SMYRNA, TN (WSMV) - A Blue Angels airplane has crashed at or near the Smyrna-Rutherford County Airport, airport authority confirmed. According to Rutherford County Emergency Medical Service, one person was killed in the crash. The Blue Angels had been practicing on Thursday ahead of this weekend’s Great Tennessee Airshow in Smyrna. They flew over downtown Nashville on Thursday morning.