Cleveland Businessman Allan Jones Pulls NFL Ads After National Anthem Snub

Wednesday, September 27, 2017

Cleveland businessman Allan Jones has instructed his advertising firm to halt commercials during NFL games after the Tennessee Titans and other teams snubbed the National Anthem.

He instructed an official of the Tombras group, "Effective immediately, please remove all commercials for Check into Cash, Buy Here Pay Here USA, or U.S. Money Shops from airing during NFL games this entire season.

"Our companies will not condone in any form the unpatriotic behavior demonstrated by the NFL."

"For the 29 states we operate in, this isn't much for them, but it's a lot for us. The Tombras group is our ad agency in Knoxville and our national media buyer for both TV and Radio. . . and don't look for Hardwick on the NFL either.

“When I see Colin Kaepernick lecturing the “oppressed” wearing a Fidel Castro T-shirt you realize the hypocrisy to this stupidity. I love America. They have the right to protest and I have the right to turn off the channel and place our ads elsewhere. The next time someone ask the public to finance a stadium this will have a very long term effect. These guys should really be the lead plaintiffs in the head injury cases-that's the only jury that will find sympathy!

“If you will research why Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner you will realize why I am upset about these NFL players protesting. They don’t even know what it is they are protesting.

“The flag was still standing. 200 English ships tried to take it down. They kept it up all night and it could only be seen when the bombs were bursting in the air. So many patriots gave their lives to keep the flag up - and now to have people protesting who don’t have a clue about any of this bothers me.

“Please research Key’s motivation for writing his famous song and you will see why I’m upset that the protesters don’t have a clue.

"Our companies will not condone unpatriotic behavior!

"TAKING A STAND... NOT A KNEE!"



Red Bank Announces New System To Communicate With Residents And Businesses

The City of Red Rank announced on Wednesday the establishment of a new system to communicate with residents and businesses. “We understand the importance of timely communication and ensuring that we keep our citizens in the loop regarding events affecting the City of Red Bank. As a result, we are pleased to announce that we are initiating a new notification service ... (click for more)

Grand Jury No Bills And True Bills

Here are the No Bills and True Bills from the Hamilton County Grand Jury for April 18: No Bills: ADKINS, THOMAS PRESTON W 39 M 0 1 CO 18000232 DRIVING ON REVOKED, SUSPENDED OR CANCELLED LICENSE BELLINGER, JESSE CLAY W 28 M 0 1 GS 1691190 DRIVING ON REVOKED, SUSPENDED OR CANCELLED LICENSE BYNUM, DEMETRIUS B 27 M 0 1 GS 1680226 POSS.OF FIREARM WHILE IN COMMISSION OF FELONY ... (click for more)

Refuting Racism

In an opinion piece, 5/18/18, Rev. Josh Woodrow referred to me and my fellow School Board member, Joe Smith, as racists and white supremacists because we spoke out against busing. I have never met or spoken with Rev. Woodrow so he knows nothing about me. The reverend obviously knows nothing about Joe Smith either. Seems one of the reverend’s hobbies is “brewing beer”. Maybe, ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Please Don’t Get Numb

Several weeks ago we woke up to learn there had been another shooting in Chattanooga and the next day there were two paragraphs on the fourth page of the newspaper.  It has become so common we as a society have grown numb to it and, when a teen-aged girl in Texas said she wasn’t surprised last week when eight students and two teachers were massacred in her school some 30 miles ... (click for more)

Ooltewah Rallies In 10th To Beat William Blount, 7-4, In Class 3A State Softball

(Story will be updated with Ooltewah's second game) MURFREESBORO, Tenn. – In muggy humidity and searing heat, Ooltewah’s Lady Owls gutted out a heart-stopping 10-inning 7-4 victory over William Blount in the opening round of the TSSAA Class 3A state softball tournament Wednesday. It was every bit as difficult as it sounds. The Lady Owls (37-6) were down to their ... (click for more)

Baylor, McCallie Both Win In D-II Baseball

LEBANON, Tenn. – It will be another Baylor-McCallie battle here at Wilson Central High School Wednesday afternoon at 12:30 in the winner’s bracket of the Division II-AA baseball state championship. Baylor opened play with an 8-2 victory over Christian Brothers while McCallie posted an impressive 5-1 win over Memphis University School in the second game, despite having to sit ... (click for more)