The people behind the movement to build a Major League Soccer (MLS) stadium in Nashville have apparently started a public relations campaign to let the city know they’re moving forward.
But a Nashville-based attorney who has fought the stadium said Wednesday that “it’s still a terrible deal for Nashville.” Jim Roberts told The Tennessee Star that this MLS team might not choose to stay in the city. Read More
Authorities have released left-wing activist Justin Jones from the Davidson County Jail after Tennessee Highway Patrol officers arrested him and several other activists at Legislative Plaza.
As reported, Jones and several of those activists have taken turns occupying that space for weeks as they demand a meeting with Gov. Bill Lee. Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty on Wednesday commented on the U.S. Supreme Court of the United States’ rulings for religious freedom.
Hagerty said this in a press release that he posted on his campaign’s website. Read More
Former Congressmen John J. Duncan Jr., who represented Tennessee’s Second District until 2019, this week endorsed U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi.
“I do not want this country to become like Seattle, Minneapolis, or the countries all over the world that have fallen for the myths of socialism,” Duncan said in a statement on Sethi’s Facebook page. Read More
Two members of the GOP running to replace the retiring U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) have released their own separate polls concerning which Republican leads the race for the primary election and by how much.
Both polls tallied wildly different results. Read More
Sens. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) and Kelly Loeffler (R-GA) have introduced legislation that they say will combat illegal immigration fraud and eliminate loopholes in birthright citizenship that foreign nationals exploit. Read More
This, according to a press release Blackburn published on her website Monday.
U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty reportedly said last weekend that governments in Tennessee should not require residents to wear a mask to guard themselves against COVID-19, according to the Chattanooga-based WRCB.
Hagerty reportedly said this as he appeared alongside U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN-03) in Signal Mountain. Read More
Williamson County residents must wear face coverings or masks in public to fight COVID-19 starting Tuesday.
County residents will have to wear masks or other coverings in public until at least August 3. Read More
As of Sunday night Tennessee has had a total of 51,431 confirmed COVID-19 cases and 646 deaths. Officials at The Covid Tracking Project reported the latest numbers on their website Sunday night. The website also reported that the virus has hospitalized 2,871 Tennesseans. Exactly 949 of those Tennesseans remain… Read More
Nashville couldn’t have its yearly July 4 festivities or fireworks show because of the city’s COVID-19 restrictions, but it could have teenagers marching downtown and screaming to take down the police.
Such was the case Saturday as hundreds, perhaps thousands, of members of the group Teens For Equality met at Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall Park. They gave speeches. They marched. They chanted about their contempt for law enforcement. Read More
Former Haywood County Mayor Franklin Smith filed a false accident claim after his wife was involved in an auto accident in May 2018 while she drove a county-owned vehicle, according to Tennessee Comptrollers.
Comptrollers did not identify the former county mayor by name in a report they submitted this week. Read More
U.S. Sen. Marsha Blackburn (R-TN) this week appeared on FOX News and spoke out on behalf of Chattanooga restaurant owners who received violent threats for merely taking a food order for a pro-police rally.
Blackburn told the network that members of her staff have reached out to the family who owns the business, Shuford’s Smokehouse. The people who made the threats, the senator said, are part of “the raging mob.” Read More
U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter Friday afternoon and reiterated that he supports U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty to represent Tennessee. Read More
While many people sit out July 4 due to Nashville Mayor John Cooper’s COVID-19 restrictions, social justice organizers are planning yet another rally in the city Saturday.
Teens For Equality will meet at Nashville’s Bicentennial Capitol Mall Park Saturday at 4 p.m. Central, members of the group said on their Twitter page. Read More
Trans women of color and formerly incarcerated individuals in Nashville, among other groups, must help city officials monitor members of the Metro Nashville Police Department, said members of the city’s Community Oversight Board.
COB members said this in a letter they sent to Mayor John Cooper this week. Cooper invited members of the COB to serve on a Use of Force Committee. COB members accepted. Read More
State Rep. Robin Smith (R-Hixson) told staff at The Tennessee Holler Thursday that she did not have COVID-19, but she said staff members went online a short time later and published she had the virus anyway.
The Holler based this information off of unnamed yet “reliable sources.” Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty on Wednesday announced more than 1,000 endorsements from government officials, business leaders, law enforcement officers, and community leaders across all of Tennessee’s 95 counties.
This, according to a press release that members of Hagerty’s campaign posted on his website. Read More
Nashville Mayor John Cooper shows double standards and enforces bad COVID-19 policies upon the city, staff at the Beacon Center of Tennessee said Thursday.
Beacon is a right-of-center think tank. Staff criticized Cooper in an emailed press release. Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi criticized Nashville Mayor John Cooper Thursday after the mayor announced the city would revert to Phase Two of its planned reopening after COVID-19.
“This is lunacy,” Sethi said in an emailed press release. Read More
Citing an increase in COVID-19 cases, Nashville Mayor John Cooper announced Thursday that the city will go back to the second of its four-phased rollout to reopen the city.
Nashville will formally go from Phase Three back to Phase Two on Friday. The city will remain in Phase Two for the next several weeks, Cooper said at a press conference Thursday. Read More
The City of La Vergne is the “Freest City” in all of Tennessee.
This, according to a study that Beacon Center of Tennessee staff call the City Freedom Index. Beacon staff published the study Wednesday. Beacon, based in Nashville, is a right-of-center think tank.
“The Beacon Center says the reason La Vergne ranked in the number one spot is credit to its strong showing Free Enterprise (ranked 1 out of 30) and Cost of Government (ranked 3 out of 30),” La Vergne officials said in a press release. Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty this week released a statement after Iran issued an arrest warrant for U.S. President Donald Trump for taking out the top Iranian general and known terrorist Qasem Soleimani.
“Soleimani was a terrorist with the blood of Americans on his hands. Thanks to President Trump’s decisive leadership, the world is a much safer place because Soleimani is dead,” Hagerty said in the press release. Read More
Authorities have arrested yet another convicted felon in Nashville and charged him with allegedly possessing a gun.
Per the law, convicted felons may not have firearms. Read More
If and when Metro Nashville Police officers see people in public not wearing a face covering or a mask they will react and approach them.
But they will only hand those people a printed advisory explaining the Metro Public Health Department’s new order fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty this week announced the Small Businesses For Hagerty Coalition, which includes over 60 small business owners from across Tennessee.
This, according to a press release Hagerty posted on his campaign website. Read More
The Tennessean’s Director of Opinion and Engagement David Plazas formally apologized late last week for publishing a column that former Nashville mayoral candidate Carol Swain submitted and wrote five years ago that criticized Islam.
Swain, when The Tennessee Star contacted her Tuesday, said Plazas smeared her and “had lost all sense of journalistic integrity.” Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty released a statement after Chief Justice John Roberts joined the liberal justices in overturning Louisiana’s law “requiring doctors who perform abortions to have admitting privileges at nearby hospitals:”
“John Roberts got it wrong again. Instead of protecting the unborn and ensuring the safety of women, yet again it appears that Chief Justice Roberts made a politically-calculated decision and sided with the liberals,” Hagerty said Monday. Read More
This weekend, citizens from across the state gathered at Nashville’s Legislative Plaza Sunday to support law enforcement, but not without sparring verbally with left-wing protestors — the same protestors who have occupied that space for weeks.
Pro-police demonstrators formally called their event “The Back the Badge Rally.” Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi released a statement Monday about the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in the June Medical Services v. Russo case.
Sethi directed his statement especially at Chief Justice John Roberts and his decision to rule in the majority, alongside the more liberal judges. Read More
An unknown person allegedly threatened to burn down a Chattanooga-area restaurant this past weekend after a news station reported — erroneously — that restaurant owners would donate food to a rally that supported local police.
Online threats forced employees at that restaurant, Shuford’s Smokehouse, to take drastic measures to protect their business, said Madison Davis, whose father, Jeff, owns the restaurant. Read More
A third of Americans cannot name even one of the five freedoms guaranteed by the First Amendment, according to Ken Paulson.
The director of the Free Speech Center at Middle Tennessee State University aims to change that with a new advertising campaign.
No one has ever “effectively marketed the First Amendment,” Paulson said. Read More
U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) appeared on CNN Sunday and seemed to chastise U.S. President Donald Trump for not wearing a mask during the COVID-19 pandemic.
If Trump wears a mask, the senator hypothesized, then the president’s voters will do as he does. Read More
The man who owns Kid Rock’s Big Honky Tonk and Steakhouse is reportedly taking Nashville officials to court.
That man, Steve Smith, reportedly said city officials impose hardships on his business because of COVID-19 but look the other way when it comes to protestors. Read More
The federal government will distribute $1 million of taxpayer money to cater to Tennesseans’ mental health needs as they pertain to COVID-19.
This, according to a press release the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services put out this week. Read More
Members of the Tennessee chapter of Planned Parenthood gathered at an unspecified location this week and posted a Twitter video of themselves incinerating an American flag.
Those same Planned Parenthood members then placed the burning flag into a garbage container before someone extinguished the flames with a fire extinguisher. Read More
Officials with U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty’s campaign on Friday reiterated that Hagerty will push for President Donald Trump’s agenda, even if a national organization that opposes some of Trump’s immigration policies want Hagerty in office.
As The Tennessee Star reported this week, the United States Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses and organizations, endorsed Hagerty. Read More
As of Friday night, members of the Metro Nashville Board of Health did not say specifically why they voted in favor of mandating face coverings or face masks in public to combat COVID-19.
Board members did not answer The Tennessee Star’s emailed questions about the matter before Friday’s stated deadline. Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Manny Sethi this week released a new television ad entitled “Mobs” that calls out leftists for the nation’s recent civil unrest.
Markets statewide began playing the television ad Thursday. Read More
Former Congressman Zach Wamp who endorsed Manny Sethi for the United States Senate this week has previously leveled harsh criticisms at U.S. President Donald Trump.
But members of Sethi’s campaign say Wamp supports Trump. Read More
Kellyanne Conway, during a tele-town hall with U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty and other Tennesseans Thursday, dissected how and why they shouldn’t put a lot of stock in current presidential polls right now.
Conway, the first woman to run a successful U.S. presidential campaign — for Donald Trump — said one must look at a variety of factors. Read More
U.S. Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) this week took to the floor of the Senate to plead with people to “not try to erase our history,” especially as it pertains to former U.S. President Andrew Jackson’s statue in Lafayette Square.
During his lifetime, Jackson resided in Tennessee. Read More
Former Congressman Zach Wamp on Wednesday endorsed Manny Sethi for the United States Senate.
“There are three reasons why I am endorsing Dr. Manny Sethi for Senate,” Wamp said in an emailed press release.
“He is the true conservative in this race, and he will stand for fiscal responsibility when so many others have buckled. He is authentic and he will represent the people of Tennessee, not the establishment, in every decision he makes. Finally, he belongs to a new generation of conservatives who have the chance to lead our country to greater freedom and prosperity. We need more political outsiders and citizen legislators like Dr. Manny Sethi in the U.S. Senate, and that is why I am proud to endorse him.” Read More
U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-TN-03) endorsed Bill Hagerty Wednesday for the United States Senate, citing the former ambassador’s business acumen among the reasons for his support.
“Bill Hagerty is a trustworthy conservative businessman, just like President Trump, who has my complete support,” Fleischmann said in the press release. Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty released a new television ad this week highlighting what he said is his experience working with President Donald Trump to get the nation’s economy going again.
The ad also highlights what Hagerty said is his readiness to stand up to China. This, in the wake of China unleashing the Wuhan virus upon the world, causing massive loss of life and harming America’s economy, Hagerty said. Read More
Ramsey Solutions CEO Dave Ramsey announced this week that the Williamson County-based Ramsey Solutions will invest $52 million to expand its corporate headquarters in Franklin and create 600 jobs.
Ramsey announced this in a press release on the Tennessee Department of Community and Economic Development’s website. Ramsey announced this with Tennessee Gov. Bill Lee and ECD Commissioner Bob Rolfe. Read More
U.S. Senate candidate Bill Hagerty slammed Facebook officials on Tuesday after an undercover video revealed that officials at the social media company flagged and deleted posts that supported President Donald Trump.
In a statement on his campaign’s website, Hagerty said Facebook officials did this to undermine Trump’s 2020 presidential re-election campaign. Read More
Senate Health Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) said Tuesday that Congress should act this year on “needed changes” to prepare for the next pandemic.
This, according to a press release that Alexander posted on his official website. Read More
The United States Chamber of Commerce, the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than three million businesses and organizations, on Monday endorsed Bill Hagerty for United States Senate. Read More
Monday Mayor John Cooper announced Nashville entered Phase Three of a four-phased plan to reopen the city after the COVID-19 pandemic hit the United States.
This, despite Nashville officials saying they have tallied higher numbers of the virus. Read More
An 88-year-old Nashville woman shot a suspected thief at her Murfreesboro Pike liquor store last Tuesday.
The woman said Monday that people nationwide are congratulating her. Read More