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Saying ‘Bless You’ After Sneeze Gets Teen Suspended

Saying ‘Bless You’ After Sneeze Gets Teen Suspended

A Tennessee teen was suspended for acknowledging her classmate’s sneeze by saying “bless you.” Dyer County High School is where Kendra Turner says a teacher has banned the use of these two commonly used words when someone sneezes. Other words are also banned in this classroom and are written on the chalk board, as shown […]

Drugs Are Whack: It Appears 26-Year-Old Mallory Loyola Did Not Get the Memo

Drugs Are Whack: It Appears 26-Year-Old Mallory Loyola Did Not Get the Memo

The late Whitney Houston made the saying “Drugs are whack” a memorable one, and while this saying is definitely true, it appears 26-year-old Mallory Loyola did not get the memo. Loyola is the first to be arrested in the state of Tennessee after her and her newborn baby tested positive for meth. Authorities were alerted […]

A Secret City: Oak Ridge Tennessee

A Secret City: Oak Ridge Tennessee

This weekend, Oak Ridge, Tennessee celebrated its 12th Annual Secret City Festival. Though not quite on the scale of Bonnaroo, Kix Brooks and Eddie Money are the headliners this year, the history behind the town is what makes this award winner such an interesting event. In the 1940’s Oak Ridge was built as a secret […]

Chikungunya Fever Spreading in Tennessee

Chikungunya Fever Spreading in Tennessee

People in Tennessee who have recently travelled to the Caribbean have possibly been exposed to and are spreading Chikungunya Fever, according to the Tennessee Department of Health. It is a mosquito-borne disease that is has been circulating around the Caribbean Islands over the past six months. Dr. James Crowe Jr., a Vanderbilt University professor and […]

Red Lobster Sued After ‘Racist’ Receipt Goes Viral

Red Lobster Sued After ‘Racist’ Receipt Goes Viral

A Tennessee man is suing Red Lobster and the waitress who serviced him for a total of $1 million. Devin Barnes has accused the chain and its server, 19-year-old Toni Christina Jenkins, for slandering his name after an alleged racist receipt went viral. Barnes and his wife visited a Red Lobster Restaurant in Franklin, Tennessee […]

Death by Electric Chair Is Making a Comeback

Death by Electric Chair Is Making a Comeback

For many years executions have been accomplished by lethal injection, abandoning the gruesome and traumatizing past of mandatory electric chair induced deaths. Though, with lethal injection drugs experiencing complications and shortages, states are considering other methods of killing death-row inmates. Firing squads have been contemplated, and Tennessee is reinstating its use of the controversial chair […]

Claudia Parries Receives High School Diploma at 98-Years-Old [Video]

Claudia Parries Receives High School Diploma at 98-Years-Old [Video]

Claudia Parries is proof positive that age has no barriers on a dream in the making. On May 20th this 98-year-old woman received a high school diploma that was 81 years in the making. In 1933 Parries was a senior in high school when her mother took ill; she left school to care for her […]

Tennessee Brings Back Electric Chair

Tennessee Brings Back Electric Chair

  Bill Haslam, Governor(R) of Tennessee, recently signed a bill that brings back the use of the electric chair for executions, in the event that the necessary drugs for lethal injection are not able to be procured. The issue of obtaining the necessary lethal injection drugs has become necessary due to a recent boycott of […]

Tennessee Controversy Over New Death Penalty Law

Tennessee Controversy Over New Death Penalty Law

Tennessee is the now at the center of controversy upon Governor Bill Haslam signing a new death penalty law. The newly signed law makes death by electrocution mandatory in the event of a failed execution or the unavailability of the pharmaceuticals needed to carry out the lethal injection. Up until Thursday, death by electrocution was […]

Pregnancy: Tennessee Governor Signs Bill to Criminalize Expectant Mothers

Pregnancy: Tennessee Governor Signs Bill to Criminalize Expectant Mothers

Earlier this month, it was revealed that the state of Tennessee was looking to pass a bill that would target pregnant drug abusers. Tuesday, Tennessee Governor, Bill Haslam signed that very bill, which will criminalize expectant mothers who struggle with drug dependency. Haslam was met with strong opposition from reproductive rights advocates who asked him […]

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