Thales Academy Moves to Expand to Middle and High School Levels in Franklin, Tennessee

aerial view of Thales Academy

Thales Academy, offering schools with a high quality private education at affordable rates, is planning to expand from its elementary school in Franklin, Tennessee, to two new buildings for the middle and high school levels.

Robert Luddy, the founder and chairman of Thales Academy, told The Star News Network the expansion in Franklin is “off to a really good start because we have one campus open.”

Read More Founder Tina Hodges Talks Innovating Sportsbook Online Betting with Personal Touch

Tina Hodges

Friday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed Founder and President of, Tina Hodges to the newsmakers line to talk about their innovation of online sports betting.

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Sports Betting Company Action 24/7 Says ‘When Tennesseans Win Big, They Want Their Money Fast . . .Our Digital Withdrawals Only Take 15 Seconds’

Sports Book Betting

This week officials with the Tennessee-based Action 24/7 online sports betting company said that they, unlike their competitors, do not delay withdrawals or offer bonuses for players to cancel withdrawals. New Jersey officials, according to The Minnesota Star Tribune, this week threatened to act against sports book operators who ask customers to cancel requests to cash out money.

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Action 24/7’s Local Tennessee Sportsbook President Tina Hodges Talks About the New Online Sports Betting App

Monday morning on the Tennessee Star Report, host Michael Patrick Leahy welcomed the President of Action 24/7 Local TN Sportsbook App Tina Hodges to the newsmakers line to discuss how her new app works for online sports gambling.

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$27 Million in Tennessee Sports Betting Revenue in First Week; Action 24/7-Only Locally Owned Sportsbook-Is Competing Against the Big Companies

NASHVILLE, Tennessee–Bettors in Tennessee made $27 million in wagers during the first week and one day of legally authorized sports-only gambling in the state. WATE reported the details: On November 1, over $5.1M was wagered, the adjusted gross income (AGI) was $800K, and the total tax was $160K. From November…

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Action 24/7 Set to Debut in Tennessee

Action 24/7, the only Tennessee-owned and operated sportsbook, is about to make its debut and will initially compete against three international operating publicly-traded companies.

“We believe we have a home-field advantage that will be hard for competitors to match. Our investors and our employees are from communities across the state,” said Action 24/7 CEO Tina Hodges.

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The Hodges Foundation: the Product of a Successful Nashville Businessman Who Fell in Love with Philosophy

By all outward appearances, Mike and Tina Hodges, chairman and CEO of Advance Financial, respectively, have lived the American dream. They run their own business (and a highly-successful one at that) have children and a happy marriage, and are respected in their community.

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Hodges Launch New Foundation Dedicated to Pursuit of Philosophy for Common Man

A broad spectrum of people from students and professionals to intellectuals gathered at The Parthenon Friday night for the launch of a new foundation dedicated to the pursuit of philosophy.

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Indeed Employment Website Ranks Advance Financial Eighth in Top Workplaces

  If you’re looking for a job, employment search website Indeed has a suggestion: Advance Financial. Nashville-based Advance Financial recently ranked eighth on an annual nationwide list of top workplaces for compensation and benefits, placing ahead of companies like Apple, GEICO, Comcast, AT&T, Boeing, Starbucks and ALDI. Indeed’s list of…

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