Tag Archives : Tennessee


Can’t Pay Your Student Loans? In Some States It Might Cost You Your License To Drive Or Work

By Ashlee Kieler Consumerist March 25, 2015   Can’t Pay Your Student Loans? In Some States It Might Cost You Your License To Drive Or Work   (Chris Goldberg)   In addition to causing irreparable damage to their credit scores, student loan borrowers who default on their debts face a much more devastating and counter-intuitive […]

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Tennessee Highway Patrol Under Fire After Troopers Expose Alleged DUI Quota System

By Barry Donegan BenSwann.com March 11, 2015   Tennessee Highway Patrol Under Fire After Troopers Expose Alleged DUI Quota System     A December 2014 email, uncovered by attorney Don Spurrell and exposed to the public by Johnson City Press, from Tennessee Highway Patrol Lt. Traci Barrett to her troopers, said, “If we have personnel that fall […]

Depicted above, THP Colonel inspects new troopers. Photo credit: news.tn.gov

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Tennessee Bill to prohibit county employees from serving as County Commissioners

A new bill for Tennessee that will stop county employees from serving as County Commissioner of the county in which they are employed will be soon up for a vote.  This will not do anything to county employees that are currently elected members of the County Commission or re-election of county employees that currently hold […]


Tennessee Legislators Introduce Bills to Decriminalize Cannabis Oil, Legalize Marijuana

By Barry Donegan BenSwann.com February 21, 2015   Tennessee Legislators Introduce Bills to Decriminalize Cannabis Oil, Legalize Marijuana The battle over marijuana prohibition is heating up in the Volunteer State, as legislators have introduced two new bills that would weaken the ban — one to legalize up to a half ounce of pot and the […]

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Tennessee Legislator: “It’s time to outlaw red light cameras”

By Michael Lotfi BenSwann.com   Tennessee Legislator: “It’s time to outlaw red light cameras”     DRESDEN, Tenn., January 8, 2015– State Representative Andy Holt (R-Dresden) says his constituents are sick and tired of being constantly watched by street cameras hoping to make a quick dollar off of them. Holt took to social media to […]


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TN City of South Pittsburg Bans Free Speech on Social Media   Recently updated !

(Amancay Maahs) By Barry Donegan BenSwann.com   TN City Bans Negative Social Media Comments About City Government, Employees, Contractors At a December city commission meeting in South Pittsburg, TN, commissioners voted 4 to 1 to enact a policy forcing city contractors, employees, elected officials, and anyone doing business in any capacity with the city to […]