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Opinion

  •     Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam recently announced the application is open for adults to enroll tuition-free this fall at a community or technical college through Tennessee Reconnect.
        Tennessee Reconnect builds off the groundbreaking Tennessee Promise program, which provides high school graduates two years of tuition-free community or technical college, by establishing a last-dollar scholarship for adults to earn an associate degree or technical certificate free of tuition or mandatory fees.

  • A Vice President presided over his own impeachment trial

        Due to a loophole in the US constitution, the Vice President would preside over his own impeachment trial. ­— Impeachment in the United States is when the legislature presses formal charges against a civil officer of government for crimes committed in office. These civil officers are often given a trial that is presided over by some other government official.

  •     Stories of the “locked in a hot car” variety tend to spread like wildfire on the news. When a person or pet is injured or worse due to being left in a hot vehicle for too long, there’s a collective public outcry over how the perpetrator could have been so ignorant of the risks or have known about them and proceeded anyways.

  •     In the 1850s, the Howard Banking Company printed legal tender with Santa Claus on his sleigh with reindeer. From the time the American Revolution ended until 1861 private banks were the ones who printed legal tender.
        Today, the federal government issues all of the paper currency in the United States.     Anyone else doing it is committing a federal crime. The money from back then is now called “obsolete bank notes.” Each bank made their own paper money and they often ended up being quite colorful.

  •    Plates in this category: are available to all Tennessee residents; require a $61.50 annual fee, $35 of that fee is allocated in part to the plate’s beneficiary; can be personalized between three and five characters.
     

  • Judicial Branch

        The judicial branch oversees the court system of the U.S. through court cases, the judicial branch explains the meaning of the Constitution and laws passed by Congress. The Supreme Court is the head of the judicial branch. Unlike a criminal court, the Supreme Court rules whether something is constitutional or unconstitutional — whether or not it is permitted under the Constitution.

  • Types of Scams
        Foreclosure rescue scam artists employ a wide variety of strategies to separate a homeowner from their money or property, but most scams fit within the following three categories.

    1. Phantom Help
        Just as the name implies, the scam artist takes payment from the homeowner but delivers little or no services.

  •     State Sen. Ken Yager is inviting local students in grades 6–12 in the 12th senatorial district to experience the legislature in action as a Page in the State Senate. An adult is required to accompany Pages under the age of 18. The Page duties consist of anything from making copies, running errands within the Capitol building, to distributing legislative information to members of the General Assembly. The student pages report to the Chief Clerk of the House and Senate.

  • Executive Branch

        The President is the head of the executive branch, which makes laws official. The President is elected by the entire country and serves a four-year term. The President approves and carries out laws passed by the legislative branch. He appoints or removes cabinet members and officials. He negotiates treaties, and acts as head of state and commander in chief of the armed forces.

  •     The 110th General Assembly has reconvened for business with the state’s budget and legislation to curb opiate abuse expected to headline this year’s action. Some of the other key issues that will be considered this year include education, economic development, juvenile justice and welfare reform, to name a few.  

  • Legislative Branch

        The legislative branch is made up of the two houses of Congress—the Senate and the House of Representatives. The most important duty of the legislative branch is to make laws. Laws are written, discussed and voted on in Congress.

  •     There are many types of legal issues that might require a lawyer’s help. You may consider hiring a lawyer if you have suffered an injury, been wrongfully terminated at work, are thinking about starting a business, or have been accused of committing a crime. Lawyers can help with legal problems after they come up -- after a car accident, for example -- but in other instances, consulting a lawyer before a legal issue arises can help you anticipate and prevent serious legal problems.

  •     Tennessee Clubs specialty plates are available to all Tennessee residents, unless otherwise stated. They Require an annual fee of $61.50, $35 of that fee is allocated in part to the plate’s beneficiary. They can be personalized between three to five characters, unless stated otherwise.
     

  •     Congressman Chuck Fleischmann (TN-03) released the following statement upon the passage of the Conference Report to Accompany H.R. 1, The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act:

  • Dear Tourism Partners,

        We recently celebrated Christmas and the holiday season and at some point, opened a present or two. Those presents often come from lists; lists we are asked to make of what we would like by relatives who exclaim every year, “You are so hard to buy for.”
        Grammatically incorrect, but you get the picture.

  •     These days many couples, whether they have children or not, choose to live in a common law relationship rather than get married. Unfortunately, many of these people are unaware of their rights and are much less protected than they think they are.   Many do not realize how important it can be to sign a common law agreement.

  • Christmas

        This word, “Christmas”, means many different things to many different people. To many of us it is a time to celebrate the birth of the Saviour of mankind. God the Son took the form of human flesh (Jesus) and came to save His people from the righteous judgment of Almighty God. God, who will judge sin and will judge those who reject the Son, Jesus Christ, as their Savior and Lord.