Law Enforcement Announces More TennCare Arrests in Knox, Williamson, and Blount Counties

  Tennessee officials have arrested more people on charges of TennCare fraud. According to a press release, authorities with the Office of Inspector General and the Knox County Sheriff’s Office charged a Loudon County woman in Knox County with doctor shopping for prescription drugs and using TennCare as payment for…

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Despite Some Residents’ Misgivings, Williamson County Will Negotiate with Jason Golden to Replace Mike Looney

  Williamson County School Board members voted unanimously Monday to enter formal negotiations with Jason Golden to replace outgoing Superintendent Mike Looney at an annual salary of $250,000. But the vote didn’t happen without certain people speaking out against the board’s hiring process. Residents made their displeasure known during the…

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Williamson County Cultural Competency Committee Hears Other Side of ‘White Privilege’ Argument

  FRANKLIN, Tennessee — Members of the Williamson County Cultural Competency Committee gathered Tuesday, this time with a larger and more diverse crowd. “Diverse” not in terms of race or gender, but in terms of right-of-center people who disapprove of the school system’s “white privilege” training. These people had a…

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Williamson County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney May Soon Depart for New Job in Atlanta

Williamson County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney may soon vacate his position and relocate to Atlanta. Officials with the Fulton County School System said on their official website Wednesday that Looney is their top finalist for their open superintendent job. Looney was in Atlanta Wednesday morning, about 12 hours after he oversaw…

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No More ‘White Privilege’ Training, Parents Tell Williamson County School Board

At a brief and sparsely-attended Williamson County School Board meeting Tuesday, Franklin resident Brandi McCutchan told members of the Williamson County School System that she wants no more “white privilege” training. McCutchan made these remarks during a public comment portion of the meeting. McCutchan cited emails The Tennessee Star obtained…

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Williamson County School Board Members Don’t Plan to Discuss Controversial ‘White Privilege’ Training Tuesday Night

Williamson County School Board members will assemble for their April meeting Tuesday night, but, according to that meeting’s agenda sheet, no one plans to discuss a subject that has generated controversy in the community. As The Tennessee Star reported, Superintendent Mike Looney implemented a Cultural Competency curriculum that includes “white…

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Opponents of Gay Marriage Try Again in Court to Argue Tennessee’s Marriage Laws Are Invalid

A motion was filed Monday in the Chancery Court in Williamson County asking the court to set aside its earlier judgment dismissing the claims of five Williamson County residents who say Tennessee should not issue marriage licenses until a new statute is passed. The Motion for Relief from Judgment asks…

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How WCS Superintendent Mike Looney Hid the Truth About ‘White Privilege’ Training from His Own School Board

One day a Williamson County School Board member says she was caught off guard to learn school teachers had to watch videos preaching “white privilege” and America’s supposed dysfunctional history. On another day, another school board member, when pressed for answers about these videos, referred all questions to Superintendent Mike…

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Angry Parents Tell Williamson County Schools Superintendent Mike Looney They Disapprove of His ‘White Privilege’ Videos

FRANKLIN, Tennessee — Williamson County parents and members of the public were never supposed to see the Cultural Competency videos that preached white privilege, School Superintendent Mike Looney told a group of about 20 people Thursday evening. Only teachers were supposed to see the videos, Looney said. Taxpayer paid for…

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