Rep. Graves Votes To Curb Health Care Cancellations

Friday, November 15, 2013

U.S. Rep. Tom Graves issued the following statement after voting for, and the House passed, the Keep Your Health Care Plan Act, which would allow insurance companies to continue offering health care plans in effect for 2013: 

“My heart aches for the millions of Americans who are suffering today because of President Obama’s broken promises. While there may not be enough time for insurance companies to reopen health care plans that have been canceled, I voted for this bill with the hope that it might save even one family I represent from losing a plan they want to keep.

After six disastrous weeks, I believe the best way to fix Obamacare is to repeal the law.”


19-Month-Old Boy Dies In Whitfield County

The Whitfield County Sheriff’s Office was dispatched on Monday at 2:25 p.m., to a residence at 124 Latonia Drive, in reference to a child not breathing. Upon arrival, officers found the deceased body of a 19-month old male child. The mother of the child, Tiffany Gibson, informed officers the child had been running a temperature the previous night and she checked on him at 5 ... (click for more)

Chattanooga Attorney Struck By Car After Leaving Cleveland Courthouse

A veteran Chattanooga attorney was struck by a car after leaving the courthouse in Cleveland, Tn.,  on Wednesday. Art Grisham suffered serious injuries.  He was taken to a local hospital. Attorney Grisham is an elder at New City Fellowship Church. (click for more)

Beyond Freedom Of Speech - And Response

Yes, most people know about the First Amendment to our Constitution, "The right, guaranteed by the First Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, to express beliefs and ideas without unwarranted government restriction."  I being a "deplorable" draw the line when people block traffic, try to disrupt, and even stop an activity through malice and disregard for others. Case being ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Want To Protest? Get Paid!

In a troubling time when “false news” is the rage and people ask me – to my face – if anybody from Russia ever approached me personally searching for votes for President-elect Donald Trump, there appears a website that, to cop a phrase, “is too good to be true.” There is a group out of California that allegedly wants to hire “operatives” to protest Friday’s inauguration. Forget ... (click for more)

Tyner Outshoots Brainerd In Big 6-AA Battle

Brainerd’s Jackson-High Gymnasium was filled to capacity long before the girls game had ended Tuesday night, but the overflow crowd had come to see the second meeting between Tyner and Brainerd and a battle for first place in District 6-AA. Both are ranked in the latest state Class AA poll with Tyner listed sixth and Brainerd ninth.  Brainerd had won all four meetings ... (click for more)

No. 3 Cleveland Sneaks Past Walker Valley 59-51

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – State-ranked Cleveland blew most of a 13-point second-half lead, but got clutch field goals from Deontae Davis and KK Curry down the stretch and managed to stay unbeaten in District 5-3A high school basketball action with a hard-fought 59-51 victory over rival Walker Valley on Tuesday night. Walker Valley’s girls defeated the Lady Blue Raiders 43-39 in overtime. ... (click for more)