Alexander Says Rescinding Aluminum Tariffs On Canada Will Help Tennessee Auto Workers

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

United States Senator Lamar Alexander released the following statement after the Trump administration rescinded tariffs on aluminum imports from Canada:

“The Trump Administration’s decision is good news for the 136,000 auto workers in Tennessee who are hurt by aluminum tariffs," said Senator Alexander. "Tariffs are taxes, pure and simple. They make what we buy and sell more expensive.  The laws of economics usually mean that when you make what you buy and sell more expensive, you buy and sell less of it.

“With more than 900 plants in 87 of our 95 counties, and one-third of our state’s manufacturing jobs being auto jobs, Tennessee is likely to be hurt more than any other state by these tariffs, which is why I opposed them when they were announced in August. I commend the president’s decision, which will help continue to drive higher family incomes in Tennessee.”


Women-Owned Gardenuity And Women Repair Zone Collaborate To Teach Gardening And Carpentry Skills

Etowah Food City Set To Open

First TVA-Owned Battery Storage To Shape Energy Future


Tennessee-based Women Repair Zone and Texas-based Gardenuity are partnering to present a live, online, hands-on workshop to teach women about gardening and carpentry. Women will learn from Gardenuity ... (click for more)

Shelves are stocked in preparation for the Wednesday opening of the new Food City in Etowah. The 41,100+ square foot supermarket replaces the prior location on US-411 North which was closed earlier ... (click for more)

The Tennessee Valley Authority announced Monday that it is installing TVA’s first owned and operated, grid-scale, battery energy storage system near an industrial complex in Vonore, Tn., about ... (click for more)



Business

Women-Owned Gardenuity And Women Repair Zone Collaborate To Teach Gardening And Carpentry Skills

Tennessee-based Women Repair Zone and Texas-based Gardenuity are partnering to present a live, online, hands-on workshop to teach women about gardening and carpentry. Women will learn from Gardenuity Co-founder and CEO, Donna Letier, about the joys of gardening and from Women Repair Zone’s artisan carpenter, Sarah Messer, how to build an outdoor pine planter. Customers will build ... (click for more)

Etowah Food City Set To Open

Shelves are stocked in preparation for the Wednesday opening of the new Food City in Etowah. The 41,100+ square foot supermarket replaces the prior location on US-411 North which was closed earlier this year to make way for construction of the new store. “The residents of Etowah have certainly been supportive of our company and we’re excited to provide our valued customers with ... (click for more)

Breaking News

Former County EMT Charged With Vehicular Homicide Is Back Out Of Jail After Pretrial Services "Error"

A former county EMT accused of vehicular homicide was taken into custody in court on Monday based on five alleged violations of his pretrial release. But Justin Whaley was back out of jail on Wednesday after it was agreed that the report of the violations was unfounded. His attorney, Lee Davis, said, " The report filed by Pretrial Services was in error. There was no alcohol ... (click for more)

Sports Wagering Committee Of State Lottery Board Conditionally Approves Licenses For 1st Group Of Sports Betting Operators

The Sports Wagering Committee of the Tennessee Education Lottery Board of Directors on Wednesday conditionally approved licenses for the first group of sports betting operators in Tennessee. The committee also approved its first supplier application and 26 additional vendor applications and announced follow-up meetings Oct. 5 and 16 to take up more applications and review additional ... (click for more)

Opinion

Earl Freudenberg Remembers Bettye Parker

One of the most patriotic individuals I have ever known has passed away. Bettye Parker died Tuesday after a short illness. At Bettye's request there will be no memorial service. Bettye ran Bettye Parker Realty on Highway 58 for as long as I can remember. She handled thousands of property transactions. Her son, Paul Parker, also became involved in real estate and is the real ... (click for more)

Roy Exum: Ballot Bearer Is Shot

Last week was a typical one for Chicago. The weekly shooting gallery was about normal for the third week of September – 100 people shot, 14 homicides and 86 wounded -- on the downtown streets. But there was one shooting that stood out. A United States Postal Service letter carrier was shot four times when she got in the crosshairs of a drive-by shooting and now the USPS is on the ... (click for more)