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John Early Museum Magnet Middle School wins ‘Battle of the Books’

For nearly a year, they’ve been preparing for battle and 23 Metro public middle schools qualified for this year’s “Battle of the Books,” a story trivia tournament held on Thursday,…

Obituaries – 5/22/14

Lipscomb legend Don Meyer loses battle with cancer The Lipscomb University community is mourning the loss of legendary men’s basketball coach Don Meyer. He died at his home in Aberdeen,…

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Televise executions as a deterrent to evil crime

Nothing upsets me more than the pinheaded progressives who are so concerned that all death row inmates have the most peaceful executions possible. I’d like to see these monsters destroyed…

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Grimes is in the lead

Dru’s vues, too! by Drucilla Smith Fuller Jackson Day: Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes delivered an old fashioned stump speech at Tennessee Democrats’ annual Jackson Day dinner, their…

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Business Briefs – 5/22/14

Waller Waller, one of the nation’s preeminent law firms serving the healthcare industry, announced that Morgan Ribeiro has been named Executive Director of the firm’s healthcare department. Prior to Waller,…

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GJCC hosts art exhibit reception on June 11

The GJCC’s June art exhibit features the work of Yenny Walker-Zarama, Ken Walls, and Florian J. Ceglarek. The exhibit, which will be open throughout the month of June, will open…

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2014 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards announced

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam and Environment and Conservation Commissioner Bob Martineau announced the winners of the 2014 Governor’s Environmental Stewardship Awards on Friday, May 16. The winners will be recognized…

Taxing Matters with Jim Wilson

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Taxing Matters with Jim Wilson What happens when good, educated people do nothing about the circumstances presented by any governing force?  Perhaps it is best described by what happens to…

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Tennessee Parks and Greenways launches campaign to save the West Meade Waterfall

Tennessee Parks and Greenways Foundation held a kick-off event on May 16 to launch a fundraising campaign to purchase and protect the West Meade Waterfall. Concerned citizens of West Meade…

A moral: pass on both the fruits of freedom and the will to preserve it

Metro/State Commentary with Horace Johns The following is part of a Memorial Day speech that I gave several years ago at the state veterans cemetery on McCrory Lane.  I think…