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Tennessee Education Report | No thank you, Mr. Haslam

Tennessee Education Report | No thank you, Mr. Haslam

On August 14th, Governor Bill Haslam sent a “Welcome Back” letter to teachers across the state. In the letter, he thanked teachers for their hard work in helping Tennessee improve its student achievement scores. He said he appreciated what they did for Tennessee students every day, Tennessee Education Report says.

Apparently, some teachers haven’t forgotten that this is the same Bill Haslam who…

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Ohio diocese discourages ice bucket challenge, cites ALS funding of stem cell research

Ohio diocese discourages ice bucket challenge, cites ALS funding of stem cell research

A Roman Catholic diocese in Ohio is discouraging its 113 schools from participating in the ice bucket challenge to benefit the ALS Association, saying the group’s funding of embryonic stem cell research is “in direct conflict with Catholic teaching,” Fox News reports.

Jim Rigg, superintendent of Catholic schools for the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, told the schools in a letter Tuesday to…

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Construction Begins on Noah’s Ark in Kentucky

Construction Begins on Noah’s Ark in Kentucky

CINCINNATI – A Kentucky-based Christian organization has officially broken ground on a life-sized Noah’s Ark project that is expected to become a major tourist attraction and evangelistic outreach, Christian News Network reports.

Answers in Genesis (AiG) is an international ministry committed to proclaiming and defending the historicity and reliability of the Bible. In 2010, AiG unveiled plans to…

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ISIS looks at threats to US homeland

ISIS looks at threats to US homeland

U.S. counterterrorism officials have dramatically ramped up their warnings about the threat posed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), or known as ISIS,  concluding that the well-armed group is expanding its ambitions outside the Middle East and may be planning terror attacks against western Europe — and even the U.S. homeland, Yahoo News reports.

ISIL’s conquest of vast swaths of…

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Happy Wives, happy marriages is one woman’s goal

Happy Wives, happy marriages is one woman’s goal

By JASON REYNOLDS

Tennessee Christian News

Women, bear with me: I’m going to quickly describe a few of the traits that characterize a happy wife. Before you call me a chauvinist, rest assured, I’m basing these qualities on what a woman told me.

Nelson Books, an imprint of Thomas Nelson Publishers, earlier this year released a book with the catchy title, “Happy Wives Club: One Woman’s Search for…

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Bullseye: Church on target for God

Bullseye: Church on target for God

One local church is on target when it comes to ministering to hunters.

Shelbyville Mills Baptist Church hosted its annual Hunter’s Night Out on Saturday.

Church officials estimate at least 110 hunters attended. There was a 3D archery competition, and children received help in shooting a bow and arrow as well as a pellet gun. The church also provided a free barbecue meal with all the fixings.

Hunt…

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Lee University announces football decision

Lee University announces football decision

Lee University officials announced Wednesday that the school will not be adding football in the near future, the Times Free Press reports. That had been a subject of speculation and study since the Cleveland school decided to leave the NAIA and join the Gulf South Conference, which is one of the top football conferences in NCAA Division II.

“There is lots of enthusiasm for football at Lee, and I…

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