Entries by Center Hill Sun


Casada Announces Plans to Step Down as House Speaker

Following a no-confidence delivered by the Republican caucus of the Tennessee House of Representatives yesterday, Speaker Glen Casada has announced he will no longer serve as the the lower-chamber’s top legislative officer. Casada, R-Franklin, issued a statement Tuesday saying he wants to “facilitate a smooth transition” to a new speaker. Gov. Bill Lee, who said […]

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Bryson Tapped for TDEC Deputy Slot

A former Republican state senator and candidate for governor has been selected to oversee Tennessee’s system of state parks and natural areas. The Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation announced Monday that Nashville entrepreneur and marketing specialist Jim Bryson, who in 2006 ran an unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign against incumbent Democrat Phil Bredesen, will replace Brock […]


Former Jackson Co. Nonprofit Head Indicted

Press Release from the Office of Tennessee Comptroller of the Treasury Justin P. Wilson, May 13, 2019: An investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office, in conjunction with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Office of the Inspector General for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, and the Internal Revenue Service Criminal Investigation Division, […]


Cohen: ‘God’ Doesn’t Belong in Congress

Yahweh non grata in Democrat-controlled U.S. House Fresh off his widely-panned fried chicken-noshing schtick contrived to mock the U.S. attorney general for declining to attend a pre-prepped political searing in the House of Representatives, Memphis Congressman Steve Cohen has once again cooked up a recipe for national attention and controversy. This time, though, the seven-term […]

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Congressman Rose Proposes Bill to Offer ‘Capital Formation’ Aid to Small Businesses

Press Release from the Office of Republican Tennessee Congressman John Rose, May 10, 2019: Rose Fights for Small Businesses in Rural Communities Link: https://johnrose.house.gov/media/press-releases/rose-fights-small-businesses-rural-communities WASHINGTON, D.C. – Wednesday, marking the midpoint of National Small Business Week, Congressman John Rose (TN-6) advocated for the proud small business owners in rural communities of Tennessee’s Sixth Congressional District […]


Top TN Republicans Distancing from Casada (Updated)

Two of Tennessee’s foremost elected officeholders, Gov. Bill Lee and Lt. Gov. Randy McNally, have made statements this week highlighting their disapproval with House Speaker Glen Casada, who is embroiled in scandal involving his former chief of staff. In a meeting with the press Thursday, Gov. Lee was asked if he’d request that Casada resign, […]


Strengthening Literacy in Middle TN a Priority for Dollar General

Press Release from the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, May 8, 2019: Link: https://www.dgliteracy.org/about-us/ Goodlettsville, Tenn. – May 8, 2019—The Dollar General Literacy Foundation awarded more than $1.8 million in literacy grants to middle Tennessee schools, nonprofits and literacy organizations today at the Nashville Public Library. “In keeping with Dollar General’s mission of Serving Others, we […]


GOP House Speaker’s Chief of Staff Steps Down Amid Texting Scandal (w/ Video from House Democrats)

A top aide to Glen Casada, Tennessee’s speaker of the House of Representatives, has resigned in wake of revelations that he sent sexually inappropriate and racially demeaning text messages while employed at the state legislature. Nashville news outlets reported Monday that Cade Cothren, the House speaker’s 32-year-old chief of staff, announced he is leaving his […]

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Internet Sports Betting OK’d by TN Legislature

During the closing days of the recently adjourned 2019 legislative session, Tennessee lawmakers approved a measure allowing online-gaming providers to begin legally offering internet-based sports betting in the state. The bill initially passed the House on a vote of 58-37 and cleared the Senate 19-12. The Senate’s version was later adopted by the House, 51-40. […]