Tennessee makes list of least educated states

Tennessee is getting some less than decent results when it comes to education, according to a new report released by WalletHub. The site released its "2019 Most and Least Educated States in America" list and Tennessee ranks near the bottom, at number 41 to be exact...


Is teen suicide an epidemic in Tennessee? One lawmaker thinks so

Child suicide deaths, ages 10 to 17, have increased by over 24 percent, according to data from the Tennessee Suicide Prevention Network (TSPN). There were 51 suicide-related deaths in 2017 compared to 41 in 2016, according to CBS affiliate WTVF. The new data is alarming, said the executive director of TSPN, and awareness is crucial...


Education, public safety, jobs top Governor Lee's list

"Government is not the answer to our greatest challenges," Gov. Lee said, followed by a round of applause from the crowd. "Government’s role is to protect our rights and our liberty and our freedom. I believe in a limited government that provides unlimited opportunity for 'We the People' to address the greatest challenges of our day."...


New drug task force aims to combat rural opioid epidemic

aw enforcement in Loudon County is taking a new approach to fighting their local opioid epidemic. Ninth Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson said officers there responded to overdose calls almost every day over the holiday season. Heroin and meth are the drugs being abused most, he said....


Tenn. bill seeks to eliminate sales tax on feminine hygiene products

Legislation filed in the Tennessee General Assembly on Tuesday seeks to eliminate the sales tax on feminine hygiene products Bill SB0060 was filed by Senator Brenda Gilmore. The bill would eliminate sales tax on products used by women "with respect to menstruation or other genital-tract secretions."..



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    Your Digital Life, Hidden with Christ

    Serving the God ‘who sees in secret’ in a world where there's pressure to post everything.The whole premise of social media is to reach as many people as possible, the more, the better. The frightening part about this logic is that it might be changing how we think about life. Can we enjoy a concert without capturing at least a part of it with our smartphones? Can we have a beautiful engagement without a hidden cameraman in the bushes to record the proposal?...


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    Multilayered Photos Capture the Energy of 10 International Cities

    How can you capture the rich culture of a city in one image? The Big Domain, a UK-based company specializing in holiday rentals around the world, attempted to give us a taste of well-known cities “in a split second” through the use of composite photography....

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    Don't forget that Instagram is creepy, too

    With Facebook in the news for all the wrong reasons this week, it may be tempting to overlook the social media giant's photo-oriented sibling, Instagram. That would be unwise. Instagram, which you should absolutely never forget is owned by Facebook, has around 800 million monthly active users — and it exploits their data for ad targeting much like its scandal-prone big brother. This should worry you...