Entries by Mark Todd Engler

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Cummins Falls Closed Pending Investigation Into Child’s Drowning

Use-permit and mandatory safety course under consideration for entry into gorge area after Sunday tragedy Trails in and out of the Cummins Falls river-gorge area in Jackson County have been closed as a result of a fatal weekend flash flood that took the life of a 2-year-old boy. Jim Bryson, deputy director of the Tennessee […]

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TFA: Speaker Casada Needs to Go

Press Release from The Tennessee Firearms Association, May 9, 2019: Link: https://tennesseefirearms.com/2019/05/tennessee-firearms-association-calls-for-house-members-to-remove-speaker-casada/ Tennessee Firearms Association is calling for members of the Tennessee House of Representatives to vote to remove Glen Casada as Speaker of the Tennessee House based on investigations surrounding the lewd text messaging, the attempted coverup, intentionally false statements to reporters, and related […]

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CHL Hosting Pan-Am Kayak Bass Derby

Paddlesport fishing promoters chart course into international waters A potentially sea-changing angling competition is set to launch on the vast, bass-rich reaches of Center Hill Lake at the end of May. During the week following Memorial Day, elite kayak anglers from across the Western Hemisphere will converge on the Upper Cumberland to test their skills […]

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White County State Senator Pushing for Medicaid Block Grants

News Release from the Republican Party of Tennessee, April 18, 2019: Link: https://www.tngopsenate.com/2019/04/18/capitol-hill-week-legislation-calls-for-medicaid-block-grant-waiver-to-construct-an-innovative-plan-that-better-serves-the-needs-of-tenncare-recipients/ Legislation calls for Medicaid block grant waiver to construct an innovative plan that better serves the needs of TennCare recipients (NASHVILLE, Tenn.), April 18, 2019 – Major legislation calling for Tennessee’s Commissioner of Finance and Administration to request a block grant waiver […]

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Tennessee Among States Petitioning for Greater Control Over Water Resource Management

Press Release from the State of Tennessee, April 16, 2019: Link: https://www.tn.gov/attorneygeneral/news/2019/4/16/pr19-12.html Slatery Joins 17 State Coalition Supporting EPA Plan to Ease Burden on Farmers, Landowners Nashville- Attorney General Herbert H. Slatery III joined a 17-state coalition this week to support farmers and landowners by urging the Trump administration to adopt its proposed replacement of […]

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‘BurgerFit’ Flips Fat-Fighting Script

Cookeville mom-on-the-go publishing (healthy) hamburger cookbook Alane Boyd isn’t a woman with a lot of extra time on her hands. The Putnam County software engineer-entrepreneur may have “retired” for the first time at just 35 after selling a successful company she and her husband co-founded, but her daily life remains a whirl of activity and […]

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Cookeville Among TN’s ‘Small Destinations’ With Big Ambitions

Press Release from the Cookeville-Putnam Visitors’ Bureau, April 4, 2019: MANCHESTER, Tenn. – Each year, hospitality and tourism leaders from across the state join together for the Tennessee Hospitality & Tourism Association’s CVB/DMO Conference. Taking place this year in Manchester, Tenn., March 27-28, the Cookeville-Putnam Visitors’ Bureau team not only attended but was featured as […]

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Trump Executive Order on Campus Free Speech

Executive Order from President Donald J. Trump: Link: https://www.whitehouse.gov/presidential-actions/executive-order-improving-free-inquiry-transparency-accountability-colleges-universities/ Executive Order on Improving Free Inquiry, Transparency, and Accountability at Colleges and Universities Issued on: March 21, 2019 By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. […]

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Governor: School Choice Gaining Momentum in TN

Press Release from the Office of Tennessee Governor Bill Lee, March 21, 2019: Praise for education savings accounts, charter schools NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Today, Tennessee Governor Bill Lee’s charter school bill passed in both the Tennessee General Assembly House and Senate education committees just one day after Gov. Lee’s education savings account proposal advanced from […]

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Cookville-Putnam Tourism Promoters Playing Up UC at SE Regional Conference

Press Release from the Cookeville-Putnam Visitors’ Bureau, March 21, 2019: Link: https://visitcookevilletn.com/ DAYTONA BEACH – “One Meeting, Twelve States, Infinite Ideas,” is the sentiment of the 2019 Southeast Tourism Society’s CONNECTIONS Conference, taking place this week in Daytona Beach, Fl. Cookeville-Putnam County Visitors’ Bureau team members Zach Ledbetter and Molly Brown attended, along with nearly […]