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Alexander Gives Statement On Administration's Proposed Rule To Expand Access To Short-term Insurance Plans

The chairman of the Senate health committee, Senator Lamar Alexander on Tuesday released the following statement on the administration issuing a proposed rule to expand the availability of short-term, limited-duration health insurance:   “Millions of Americans who are between jobs and who pay for their own insurance will welcome this extended option for ... (click for more)

Judge Does Not Allow Prior Cursing Of Johnthony Walker At Students At Upcoming Bus Trial

Criminal Court Judge Don Poole has ruled that jurors in the upcoming trial of Johnthony Walker will not hear evidence about him cursing at students on prior occasions. The defense had contended that was more prejudicial than probative. The prosecution said it showed a pattern of conduct. Jurors in the vehicular homicide trial are to be selected in Montgomery ... (click for more)

TIF Proposal Fails Straight Face Test

Mayor Berke has put the City Council in an unenviable position. The Council will be asked to vote Tuesday on whether to use tax increment financing (TIF) to pay for a one-block extension of M.L. King Boulevard to the Riverwalk.  Accountability for Taxpayer Money supports the road extension concept and understands its timing. However, we strongly oppose using TIF future property ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Want To Buy An AK-47?

On Sunday night I got an email from a reader who I enjoy that read, “How about, ‘Don’t sell assault weapons to 18-year-olds.’ The blood is on your hands (and all the other gun and violence idolaters)!” While I beg to disagree with him, this is a nation where – right now, this minute -- there are an estimated ONE TRILLION rounds of ammunition and over 300 million firearms. I can ... (click for more)

Howard Nips Red Bank In McGary's Final Home Game

Two consolation games were played in the District 6-AA basketball tournament Monday night at Howard’s Henry Bowles Gymnasium and one was much more significant than the other. The Brainerd Lady Panthers had a strong fourth quarter to finally pull away from Tyner en route to a 48-34 victory while the Howard Hustlin’ Tigers escaped a hungry Red Bank team by a 71-68 final that was ... (click for more)

Howard Plays Like A "Miss Basketball" As Bradley Rips Lady Canes For 5-3A Title

CLEVELAND, Tenn. – In each of the last eight seasons, Bradley Central coach Jason Reuter hasn’t come close to winning the District 5-3A Coach of the Year award, an award voted on by the league coaches. In those eight years, however, Reuter has directed the Bearettes to a district tournament championship. Every year. Just like clockwork. That’s a tradeoff Reuter ... (click for more)