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In a ruling handed down earlier this week, Tennessee Attorney General Robert Cooper Jr. has effectively ended the efforts of local municipalities to enact their own legislation to regulate the sale of over-the-counter products that contain pseudoephedrine. Cooper’s opinion is that state law supersedes local laws or ordinances that regulate the sale of such products “now or in the future.” In addition, the Tennessee Municipal League and the Municipal
Remembering that day: Dec. 7 weldon payne My Dear Children: Another Dec. 7 has passed and again I feel the urge to explain why after 72 years (when I was in 6th grade) that date still sticks like broken glass in my memory. It was a pleasant Sunday afternoon as Wayne and I pitched washers beside our house when Doris came to the porch and told us she
lee h. hamilton Congressional budget negotiators are moving to meet a December 13 deadline to produce, well, something. For weeks, we’ve been told to keep expectations low. There’ll be no “grand bargain,” negotiators say. Commentators believe that even the narrowest agreement will be a signal achievement. So here’s my question: Doesn’t that seem like an awfully low bar to you? Yes, I know. The atmosphere on Capitol Hill is
julia harrison “What’s more beautiful than a road? It is the symbol and the image of an active, varied life.” -George Sand, French novelist Spending a good bit of time on the roads around our area on a bicycle, I’ve noticed several things that are wonderful and a few that cause frustration and concern. The positive is a great place to begin: there are really beautiful places here
Strong leader needed in 16th District Among the many gifts the late Robin Hines gave to the city of Tullahoma was his service on the Coffee County Commission for nearly two decades. Not only did he serve the people of the 16th District of Coffee County, but he offered his business acumen as a member of the commission’s powerful budget and finance committee as it dealt with meaty issues
Diplomacy also counts WELDON PAYNE Diplomacy obviously frightens some people more than war. Or perhaps, over Thanksgiving, more Americans have appreciated Obama’s serious efforts to break the 30-plus years of hostility between Iran and the U.S. Some will remember that after taking office in January 2009, he clearly stated his desire to reach out to Iran. A few days ago we learned details about the President’s four-year effort to
mayor lane curlee Recruiting tool Jon Wheeler, new owner of Forrest Gallery Shopping Center, was in town recently. He has invested $11.5 million in Tullahoma, which shows a great deal of confidence in Tullahoma’s future. A video was taped, in which I interviewed Jon, asking him why he chose Tullahoma for such a major investment. We will share Jon’s great answers with others we want to invest in Tullahoma.