Archive for June, 2015

Power & politics: Americans getting government they deserve

Power & politics: Americans getting government they deserve

Power & Politics June 30, 2015 at 1:18 pm 0 comments

By Zachary Toillion Americans disapprove of their government on almost every level. President Obama’s approval rating has been underwater for over a year and Congress has had an approval rating of less than 30 percent for more than a decade. Confidence in the Supreme Court has reached an all timeRead More

Dooley charged with selling pain killers

Dooley charged with selling pain killers

Police Reports, State News June 30, 2015 at 1:04 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—A Dickson County woman is charged with TennCare fraud for selling prescription drugs paid for by the state’s healthcare insurance program. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced the arrest of Hazel M. Bottoms Dooley, 50, of Burns, after a joint investigation with the Dickson County Sheriff’sRead More

Pamela Rogers arrested in contraband investigation

Pamela Rogers arrested in contraband investigation

Police Reports, State News June 30, 2015 at 12:50 pm 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—A former Tennessee teacher who served time in prison for having sex with a student has been arrested on felony charges for introducing contraband into a state prison. Tennessee Department of Correction special agents arrested Pamela Rogers on Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015, at her home in Clarkrange, TennesseeRead More

Capitols & churches: Dexter’s goat hill to the steps of history

Capitols & churches: Dexter’s goat hill to the steps of history

Capitols & Churches June 27, 2015 at 4:08 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flannagan If the goats that roamed Andrew Dexter’s pasture in 1845 only knew the events that would follow. Mr. Dexter saw the future and kept his land ready for the new state capital being moved from Tuscaloosa to Montgomery. Built in 1847, burned in 1849 and rebuilt inRead More

Capitols & churches: Florida’s old, new, tall, and short optical illusion

Capitols & churches: Florida’s old, new, tall, and short optical illusion

Capitols & Churches June 27, 2015 at 3:42 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan Tallahassee at first glance is a curious place to be the capital of Florida. It is closer to the state borders of Georgia and Alabama than the six largest cities in its home state. It lies in a rural unpopulated area of the panhandle. When one approachesRead More

Marine veteran’s Huntsville home is seized

Marine veteran’s Huntsville home is seized

National News, News, Science & Environment June 27, 2015 at 2:03 pm 0 comments

Family trying to live a “green” life SAN FRANCISCO (press release)—There is a growing movement among many Americans to live “off the grid.” These individuals tend to grow their own food, produce their own electricity and even obtain their own water and dispose of it after they use it. InRead More

Capitols & churches: Louisiana purchased the spiritual heart of Baton Rouge

Capitols & churches: Louisiana purchased the spiritual heart of Baton Rouge

Capitols & Churches June 27, 2015 at 1:51 pm 0 comments

By Gary Flanagan St. Joseph’s Cathedral has stood in the center of Baton Rouge since 1853. The founding parish was established by King Carlos IV of Spain in 1792. Father Carlos Burke, born in Ireland, but schooled in France and Spain was the first pastor.In 1803, The Louisiana Purchase broughtRead More

Shenandoah featuring Marty Raybon to perform in Pigeon Forge

Shenandoah featuring Marty Raybon to perform in Pigeon Forge

Entertainment, Local News June 27, 2015 at 1:06 pm 0 comments

By Michael Williams Shenandoah, featuring Marty Raybon, will be performing at Country Tonite Friday July 3 at 8:00 p.m. Shenandoah earned 13 number one hits in the 1980s and ‘90s. The band is best remembered for such hits as “The Church in Cumberland Road,” “Sunday in the South,” “Two DozenRead More

Arkansas woman charged with TennCare fraud

Arkansas woman charged with TennCare fraud

Local News, National News, Police Reports June 26, 2015 at 2:32 am 0 comments

NASHVILLE (press release)—An Arkansas woman is charged with TennCare fraud and theft of property after she received healthcare insurance benefits through the state’s healthcare insurance program, even though she was not eligible. The Office of Inspector General (OIG) today announced the arrest of Kimberly M. Rounsaville, 39, of Blytheville, Arkansas.Read More

Tips to get faster, stronger and more flexible

Tips to get faster, stronger and more flexible

Health June 26, 2015 at 1:54 am 0 comments

NEW YORK (press release)—If you work out a couple times a week, you are on the right path to good health. But experts say this can and should be just the beginning of your fitness journey. It isn’t necessary to lift 400 pounds over your head a couple of dozenRead More