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Commentary: Immigrant From Former Trump Travel Ban Country Shoots Up Tennessee Church

by George Rasley, CHQ Editor   An immigrant from Sudan, Emanuel Kidega Samson, has been arrested for shooting-up the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee. One woman, identified as Melanie Smith, 39, of Smyrna, Tennessee was killed in the attack. Also shot were three men and three women,…

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Media Lauds, Fans Outraged as Aspiring Country Music Singer Meghan Linsey Takes a Knee at Tennessee Titans Game

  The Tennessee Titans decided as a team to boycott the National Anthem Sunday, but that was not the only protest fans were treated to prior to the game. Aspiring country music star and habitual singing competition contestant Meghan Linsey who – by her own admission “didn’t even think about…

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Immigrant from Sudan Allegedly Murdered Woman in Parking Lot of Church in Antioch Sunday, Wounded 6 Before Capture

Emanuel Kidega Samson, 25, an immigrant from Sudan, allegedly shot and killed Melanie Crow Smith, 39, in the parking lot of the Burnette Chapel Church of Christ in Antioch, Tennessee around 11:15 am on Sunday. Samson, who was wearing a mask, then went inside the church, where he shot and…

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Titans Boycott National Anthem, Judd Matheny Blasts NFL Team for ‘Disrespect for Those Who Fought’ for Their Rights

  The Tennessee Titans made the politically charged decision to boycott the national anthem in their home NFL home game against the Seattle Seahawks on Sunday, choosing instead to remain in the locker room while the rest of the game’s attendees honored the flag. “As a team, we wanted to…

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Home Schooler Noah Farley Wins Tennessee Star Constitution Bee

PLEASANT VIEW, Tennessee — Sixteen students competed Saturday morning in the inaugural statewide Tennessee Star Constitution Bee sponsored by the Polk Foundation. The event was held at Sycamore High School between Nashville and Clarksville. The school is part of Cheatham County Schools. On the auditorium stage near a panel of judges,…

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Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security Improperly Used Asset Forfeiture Funds, DOJ Says

  The Tennessee Department of Safety and Homeland Security inappropriately used $112,614 in asset forfeiture funds on catering, a luncheon, banquet tickets and retail food, according to a report from the U.S. Department of Justice. The report released this week looked at expenses from 2014 through 2016. Through the DOJ’s Equitable…

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Nashville’s University Presidents Criticize Trump For DACA Decision

Tennessee Star

  Nashville’s private liberal arts universities weighed in on President Trump’s DACA decision this week, saying ending the program is a mistake. In sentimental, emotional statements, the presidents of Vanderbilt, Belmont, Lipscomb and Trevecca described ending DACA as an offense to the values of their universities. They’re not the only…

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Union University Faces Backlash From Alumni Over Faculty Signing Nashville Statement

  More than 400 Union University alumni have signed a letter of protest over the president and three faculty members signing the Nashville Statement, an evangelical declaration that upholds traditional marriage and describes homosexuality and transgenderism as sinful. Union University is a Southern Baptist school in Jackson, Tennessee. The letter of…

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Constitution Series: The Fourteenth Amendment – Original Intent and Unintended Consequences

  This is the nineteenth of twenty-five weekly articles in The Tennessee Star’s Constitution Series. Students in grades 8 through 12 can sign up here to participate in The Tennessee Star’s Constitution Bee, which will be held on September 23 from 9 a.m. to noon at Sycamore High School, 1021 Old Clarksville Pike, Pleasant View, Tennessee. by…

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