Lipscomb University President Apologizes for Centerpieces After Accusations of Racial Insensitivity

Lipscomb University President Randy Lowry apologized Friday for cotton stalk centerpieces that offended some African-American students invited to his home Thursday for a dinner to promote diversity on campus. “The content of the centerpieces was offensive, and I could have handled the situation with more sensitivity,” Lowry said in an…

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Trump Lets Loose on ‘Rocket Man’ Kim, ‘Crooked Hillary’

Donald Trump let loose on Twitter Sunday with a shoot-from-the-hip volley of posts referring to North Korea’s leader Kim Jong-Un as “Rocket Man” — and picturing himself taking out Hillary Clinton with a golf ball. The US leader spoke Saturday night with South Korea’s President Moon Jae-In, pledging joint “steps…

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Underreported: What Happened When Government Tried to Fix a Coal Town in Kentucky

Tennessee Star

PAINTSVILLE, Ky.—When Ben Larrabee heard about a new government-funded job training program for the digital age that promised to turn “coal country” into “code country,” he stopped looking for other jobs. “The thing that got 800-plus people to apply and go through the process was that it promised jobs that…

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Constitution Week Kicks Off with Nationwide ‘Preamble Challenge’ and Constitution Bee in Tennessee

The country began its week-long celebration of the 230th anniversary of the signing of the Constitution by delegates to the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia on September 17, 1787 with a nationwide “Preamble Challenge” issued to secondary and elementary school students by the Civics Renewal Network on Monday. At least two schools…

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