New ISIS Video Appears to show Execute a Second American

New ISIS Video Appears to show Execute a Second American

PHOTO: Steven Sotloff, shown here in his profile picture for The Daily Caller.

A new video appears to show the execution of Steven Sotloff, the second American killed by a self-professed member of the Islamist terror group ISIS.

In the video, which appeared online today, Sotloff addresses the camera, saying, “I’m sure you know exactly who I am by now and why I am appearing.”

“Obama, your foreign policy of intervention in Iraq was supposed to be for preservation of American…

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Murfreesboro Lawmaker calls Haslam a “Traitor to the Party”

Murfreesboro Lawmaker calls Haslam a “Traitor to the Party”

(Times Free Press) A Republican state lawmaker on Tuesday called Gov. Bill Haslam a “traitor to the party” over what he called efforts by a political action committee run by supporters to defeat opponents of Common Core education standards.

State Rep. Rick Womick of Murfreesboro said in a phone interview that he stands by a letter sent to the governor’s office last week taking issue with what he…

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Governor Haslam Names Purkey As Head Of TEMA

Governor Haslam Names Purkey As Head Of TEMA

Governor Bill Haslam has named David Purkey as the director of the Tennessee Emergency Management Agency.

Purkey, a former Hamblen County mayor, had been serving as interim TEMA director since the retirement of Jim Bassham in April. He will also remain the governor’s homeland security adviser and assistant commissioner at the Department of Safety.

Haslam cited Purkey’s experience in coordinating…

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Kraft Cheese Announces Recall

Kraft Cheese Announces Recall

Kraft Foods Group is voluntarily recalling 7,691 cases of select varieties of regular KraftAmerican Singles Pasteurized Prepared Cheese Product. A supplier did not store an ingredient used in this product in accordance with Kraft’s temperature standards. While unlikely, this could create conditions that could lead to premature spoilage and/or food borne illness; therefore, the company is issuing…

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Haslams Medicaid Expansion talks draw GOP Criticism

Haslams Medicaid Expansion talks draw GOP Criticism

Gov. Bill Haslam’s suggestion this week that he may submit a proposal for Medicaid expansion in Tennessee is getting some blowback from a fellow Republican leader in the Legislature.

Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris said in a statement Friday that he feels the governor is “not very serious” about a proposal to expand Medicaid because he has not conferred with lawmakers on the issue.

The…

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32 teens escape from DCS facility in Bordeaux

32 teens escape from DCS facility in Bordeaux

Thirty two teenagers escaped from the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center in Bordeaux late Monday night.

Thirty two teenagers escaped from a Tennessee Department of Children’s Services youth detention center in Bordeaux late Monday night.

Police said the escape happened around 11 p.m., about 30 minutes after a shift change, at the Woodland Hills Youth Development Center on Stewarts Lane, approximately 10 miles northwest of downtown Nashville.

Officials think the juveniles escaped from the dorm into…

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Drownding Reported at Tims Ford Lake

A 42-year-old Grundy County man drowned Saturday while tubing in Tims Ford Lake.

Officials with the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency said Craig Caldwell, of Palmer, drowned around 3 p.m. in the Franklin County lake.

Caldwell reportedly was tubing on the lake, when he fell off into the water. About 30 minutes later, crews arrived on the scene but were unable to revive him.

The TWRA said he was…

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Ball Presses Alexander for Debates

Ball Presses Alexander for Debates

(Chattanooga Free Times Press)

Democratic U.S. Senate nominee Gordon Ball is calling on Republican incumbent Lamar Alexander to debate him in major Tennessee cities, including Chattanooga, before the Nov. 4 election.

“Televised debates will allow the voters of this state to see the stark differences in my vision for Tennessee and Sen. Lamar Alexander’s vision of Tennessee,” Ball, an attorney,…

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