Articles Tagged with Tennessee

United Nations Banned From Overseeing Tennessee Elections

voter ID laws

United Nations election monitors have been banned from overseeing Tennessee elections results. In 2012 liberal-leaning groups voiced their concerns over state voter ID laws to the UN, which then became involved in the ballot casting process in the United States. A total of 44 election monitors were sent to a multitude of states (including Tennessee)… Read more »

Holly Bobo Murder Suspect Linked To Earlier Kidnap Try In 2011

Holly Bobo murder suspect Zachary Adams

The man accused of killing Holly Bobo, a 20-year-old Tennessee nursing student who disappeared in 2011, has been linked to a kidnap attempt on another young woman just three months before Holly Bobo was last seen. Holly Bobo vanished from her home in Darden, Tennessee, on April 13 of 2011. On January 23 of that… Read more »

Tennessee: The Most Dangerous State In The US

Tennessee Most Dangerous State

Tennessee was ranked the most dangerous state in the US. The high rate of violent crime is blamed on poverty, lack of education, and segregation. The list was compiled using the Federal Bureau of Investigation Uniform Crime Report. In 2012, the state reported 41,550 violent crimes, including 388 murders. The worst crimes were reported in… Read more »

Tyler Bray Stands Out Among SEC Undrafted

Tyler Bray one of few SEC players to go undrafted

Tyler Bray remaining undrafted stands out for a couple of different reasons. With the 2013 NFL Draft come and gone, the former Tennessee volunteer saw a whopping 63 of his SEC Conference compatriots selected by professional football teams. That number is more than twice the number of players that were selected from any other conference…. Read more »

Carrie Underwood Stays On The Offensive Over Tennessee Ag-Gag Bill

Carrie Underwood

Carrie Underwood isn’t happy with the Tennessee Ag-Gag bill, and she has taken to Twitter in an attempt to confront lawmakers in the state. Underwood, an animal rights activist, is upset that the bill would require journalists and other organizations to report all cases of animal abuse within 48-hours. Opponents of the bill claim that… Read more »

Honest Tennessee Man Turns In $3,800 Found In Trash

Honest Tennessee man returns lost cash

Murfreesboro, TN – A Good Samaritan poking around in a Speedy Mart dumpster collecting cans to be recycled for pennies apiece came upon the ultimate payday: $3,800 in cash wrapped in a plastic bag. “I didn’t think it was real,” Joe Ellis, the man who discovered the cash, told Nashville’s News 2. The bag contained… Read more »

Pigeon Forge Fire Smolders After Monday Rain

Forest fire

Pigeon Forge, TN – The forest fire that once stretched across 300 acres dwindled down to less than a single acre after a full day of around-the-clock efforts and an evening rain Monday. The fire damaged over 70 cabins at the Black Bear Ridge Resort and several private structures sprinkled throughout the heavily forested area… Read more »

Tennessee Wildfire Threatens Popular Tourist Destination

Tennessee wildfire threatens local city

Pigeon Forge, TN – A raging fire within a popular tourist city has stretched across 200 acres over the weekend, decimating property at the Black Bear Ridge Resort. East Tennessee crews are still fighting to tame the blaze. A wildfire has destroyed over 30 cabins at the Black Bear Ridge Resort and turned propane tanks… Read more »

Elton The ‘Gay’ Dog Rescued From Certain Death In Tennessee

Gay dog rescued

Jackson, TN – A Tennessee dog owner sent his pup to be euthanized because the dog was allegedly “gay.” Though the pup was scheduled to be put down at 1 pm today, he was rescued just in time. The original story went like this: After seeing his male pit bull/American bulldog mix “humping” another male… Read more »

Ohio Holiday Collision Kills Four [Breaking]

A family leaving a Christmas party in a minivan died when they went the wrong way on a southwestern Ohio highway and hit another minivan with a family going to see their grandparents. At 2:30 am on Interstate 75 near Franklin, the head-on collision took the lives of three adults and one seven-year-old boy and… Read more »

‘Super’ Window Washers Bring Smiles To Children’s Hospital

'Super' Window Washers Bring Smiles To Children's Hospital

Memphis, TN – Three window washers recently dressed up as superheroes as they cleaned the windows of Le Bonheur Children’s Hospital. According to TODAY, while pretending to be comic book heroes, the trio are real-life heroes to the patients and staff at the hospital. “The kids are normally tethered to their rooms at that time… Read more »