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Columns

  • Royce offers numerous excuses for implosion

      Supertang has come and gone.

    While many are attempting to make sense of what happened and who is to blame for the train wreck it became- I want to point out who is not to blame.

    In recent weeks I was in communication with Hal Royce, the mastermind behind the event.

    Throughout our conversations he kept telling me the “community was not supporting Supertwang.”

  • Representative Dennis Powers Weekly Wrap May 9 –13

    Job-creating tort reforms pass the house by wide margin

    Legislation that caps non-economic damage awards at $750,000 and at $1 million in cases where victims suffer certain catastrophic injuries was given final approval by the House on Monday.

    The bill is a central focus of the majority’s legislative agenda. State Rep. Dennis Powers, a co-sponsor of the bill, believes these reforms will bring stability to the legal environment companies have to account for when considering relocation to Tennessee or doing business here.

  • House of Representatives Representative Dennis Powers Weekly Wrap May 2–6

       Powers co-sponsors resolution calling on Congress to follow Tennessee’s balanced budget plan

    As the free-spending ways of Washington sink our nation further into debt, one Representative guided a resolution to passage that calls on Congress to follow Tennessee’s model.

  • IN MY PERFECT WORLD -Auto Mechanics and Such

    “Found rodents had been chewing on wiring . . . (and had to) replace mass air flow sensor and connector . . . $499.61.”

    This is what my car’s service bill said, unfortunately. Apparently the modern car won’t run without an air flow sensor and, just in general, doesn’t take kindly to invading rodents.

  • I Hate Meth and You Should Too

    Who could have ever imagined that someone could take a cold medication, break it down and add other chemicals that one would never put in their body and formulate a drug that could ruin their lives and those that come in contact with them?

    First of all, who has that much time?

    Secondly, why wouldn’t they use their time in a productive manner?  These, of course, are rhetorical questions. Most of these meth “cookers” are a product of our “womb to the tomb” welfare state we have created.

  • We the people

    We the people

     

    I Hate Meth and You Should Too

     

    Who could have ever imagined that someone could take a cold medication, break it down and add other chemicals that one would never put in their body and formulate a drug that could ruin their lives and those that come in contact with them?

    First of all, who has that much time?

  • In my perfect world

    IN MY PERFECT WORLD

    Auto Mechanics and Such

     

    By Kathy Jeffers Smith

     

    “Found rodents had been chewing on wiring . . . (and had to) replace mass air flow sensor and connector . . . $499.61.”

    This is what my car’s service bill said, unfortunately. Apparently the modern car won’t run without an air flow sensor and, just in general, doesn’t take kindly to invading rodents.

  • State bills would reduce foreclosure notices-

    A bill making its way through the Tennessee Legislature would give homeowners less advance warning before their homes are sold at a foreclosure auction.

  • Just because citizen input is curbed doesn’t mean communication has ceased

       At last week’s county commission meeting Mayor William Baird announced citizens would no longer be given time to address the commission at its meetings. He did say citizens could continue to address the commission at its workshop the week before the meeting.

    Those who want to talk will be given five minutes. Baird initially proposed three but commissioners voted to allow constituents five minutes at the microphone.

    Seems fair enough.

  • Did board of education complete an exhaustive search?

    Did board of education complete an exhaustive search?

     

    Before I begin let me offer two disclaimers.

    The first is I think Donny Poston is a fine, Christian man. My next disclaimer is my children attend the Christian Academy of Campbell County.

    That being said the Campbell County Board of Education didn’t appear to conduct a truly exhaustive search in its quest for the next director of schools.