Rep. Graves Hits Possible Use Of Executive Orders By President On Gun Restrictions

Thursday, January 10, 2013
U.S. Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) issued the following statement after Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the White House is considering using executive orders to implement new gun control measures:

“When the president’s policies cannot pass Congress, it means the American people have rejected them. A White House order for new gun controls would be in clear defiance of the will of the people and our democratic process. As a strong supporter of Second Amendment rights, I reject this threat from the White House and am prepared to introduce legislation to repeal any executive order that infringes on our right to keep and bear arms.


Rep. Graves Says He Will Fight To Make Ban On Taxpayer-Funded Abortions Permanent

 Rep. Tom Graves (R-GA-14) released the following statement after voting in favor of the No Taxpayer Funding for Abortion and Abortion Insurance Full Disclosure Act (H.R. 7), which makes the ban on taxpayer-funded abortions permanent and prohibits the federal government from subsidizing insurance plans that cover elective abortion:  “I stand with the millions of ... (click for more)

Alexander Says Washington Should “Adopt Some Tennessee Common Sense” And Repeal Federal Death Tax

Senator Lamar Alexander on Tuesday, cosponsored legislation by Senator John Thune to permanently repeal the federal death tax saying it would “reduce Washington’s involvement in our everyday lives” and demonstrate “Tennessee common sense.” “Nobody should be put into the position of having to sell the family farm or small business they’ve just inherited in order to pay the ... (click for more)

City Officials Should Tour Our Roads - And Response (2)

As we near the election in March, now would be a good time for our city officials who are up for re-election to spend a little time exploring their realm.   I would invite them to take a scenic tour starting at Lake Resort Drive paying attention to the portion of the road which was recently repaired which now appears to be sliding back towards the lake again.  Follow ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Our Puzzling Women

After Rhonda Thurman left the “Enlightment” meeting of the Hamilton Country School Board Saturday afternoon, she must have been catching up on the news when she posted this message on her Facebook page: “I am really trying to understand. I am a woman and I cannot think of one "RIGHT" I do not have. Can someone enlighten me?” Not one person enlightened Rhonda because nobody could ... (click for more)

Big McClendon Curtis Leads Central Past Hixson

Central coach Rick Rogers knew this would be a long season for his Purple Pounder basketball team after his top seven players graduated last year. He’s exactly right, but things are headed in the right direction for Rogers as his team improved to 5-10 overall and 3-6 in District 6-AA with a heart-stopping one-point win at Hixson Monday night. That’s two wins in a row and the ... (click for more)

Cleveland, Bradley Central No. 1 And No. 2 In State Wrestling Poll

Now in its 25th year, The Poll is primarily a measure of  dual meet strength  with some consideration to individual tournament strength.   Votes are cast by a state-wide panel of high school wrestling coaches and are based on a maximum Power Ranking of 100%.   STATE POLL:   RANK ... (click for more)