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Tax Fairness Could Mean More Resources

Posted on February 25, 2015 at 11:04 am

SYNDICATED COLUMNIST david sirota Roads are crumbling, bridges require repairs, schools need upgrades and public pension systems remain underfunded. How can states and cities find the money to address any of these problems? One way could be through their tax codes. According to a new report, if the rich paid the same state and local tax rate as the middle class, states and cities would have hundreds of billions of

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  • MES Kindergarten Registration

    Posted on February 20, 2015 at 10:03 am


    Monteagle Elementary School will be having Kindergarten Registration Tuesday, March 10 and 11, from 8:00 a.m.to 2:30 p.m. It is important for parents to register their child for kindergarten during the above dates so that the school can plan for the number of students. Parents will also be setting up a time and date for the Kindergarten Screening Test. Children must be 5 years old on or before August 15,

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  • Gruetli Laager Fire Department Receives Grant

    Posted on February 11, 2015 at 11:44 am

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    The Gruetli-Laager Fire Department was recently awarded $1,800 dollars from the Sequatchie Valley Cares Grant. The fire department provides fire protection, extrication, and other various services to the citizens of Gruetli-Laager and, through mutual aid agreements, to citizens of neighboring communities.  This money will be used to purchase fire pagers in order to improve communications and help replace old pagers that no longer work.

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Manufacturing Plant To Expand In Nashville

Posted on February 4, 2014 at 1:53 pm

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam, Economic and Community Development Commissioner Bill Hagerty and Beretta USA officials have announced the company will expand its U.S. operations by building a new firearms manufacturing plant in the Gallatin Industrial Park. Beretta, a global manufacturer of high-quality sporting and military firearms, will invest $45 million in a state-of-the-art manufacturing and R&D facility and create 300 new Tennessee jobs. “I want to thank the Beretta family

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  • Grandview Medical Center Becomes Part Of Parkridge Health System

    Posted on January 14, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    HCA (NYSE:HCA) and Capella Healthcare have announced the signing of a definitive agreement for the sale of Grandview Medical Center in Jasper by Capella to HCA’s TriStar Division. Grandview Medical Center is a 70-bed hospital that serves five counties in Tennessee, Georgia and Alabama. The hospital will become part of the Parkridge Health System in HCA’s TriStar Division. With the acquisition of Grandview, the Parkridge Health System will grow to

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By Any Other Name

Posted on May 6, 2014 at 8:13 pm

I must teach my husband how to be a proper mountaineer, if not one of regal bearing, at least a presentable hilltop dweller. For instance, I tell this man, who hails from the swamps of southern Mississippi, that to be true mountaineer one must have a nickname. Nicknames are so common on the mountain that they are even mentioned in obituaries, otherwise you would be hard put to know who

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  • Grad Rates Improving

    Posted on April 29, 2014 at 4:09 pm

    U.S. public high schools have reached a milestone, an 80 percent graduation rate. Yet that still means 1 of every 5 students walks away without a diploma. Citing the progress, researchers are projecting a 90 percent national graduation rate by 2020. Their report, based on Education Department statistics from 2012, was presented recently at the Building a GradNation Summit. The growth has been spurred by such factors as a greater

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  • TN. Gov . Bill Haslam’s Monthly Column

    Posted on February 18, 2014 at 3:20 pm

    Last week during my annual State of the State address, I was excited to announce a new proposal called the “Tennessee Promise.”  The Tennessee Promise is an ongoing commitment to Tennessee students – from kindergartners to high school seniors.  We will promise that high school graduates can attend two years of community college or a college of applied technology absolutely free of tuition and fees.  As we urge more Tennesseans

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