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National Purple Heart Day

  Today is a very special day in American history. Two hundred and thirty-five years ago today, the Commander-in-Chief of the Continental Army, General George Washington, introduced the “Badge for Military Merit” to his soldiers for “any singularly meritorious action.” The Badge consisted of a simple heart of purple silk edged in…

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House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh Announces Candidacy For Tennessee Governor

  State House Minority Leader Craig Fitzhugh (D-Ripley) has officially thrown his hat in the ring in the race for Tennessee governor. He will face former Nashville Mayor Karl Dean in the August 2018 Democratic primary. Fitzhugh, who announced his candidacy over the weekend, had been expected to join the…

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After Spending Over $238,000, Sumner County School Board Loses Appeal In Open Records Case

After more than three years and spending over $238,000, the Sumner County Board of Education loses its appeal in the Jakes vs. Sumner County Board of Education (SCBOE) dispute over open records, and blames the state’s Office of Open Records Counsel (OORC) for bad advice. In March 2014, Joelton citizen…

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Gubernatorial Candidate Mae Beavers at Hendersonville Event: ‘We’ll Be Depending on the Conservatives to Get Out There and Work and Vote For Us’

Tennessee Star

  HENDERSONVILLE, Tennessee — Gubernatorial candidate State Sen. Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) told a group of about 40 at the Republican Party of Sumner County monthly breakfast her on Saturday, “We’re not going to have the millions of dollars that a lot of the other candidates will have.” “So, we’ll…

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