Opinion: ‘First They Came’

The Murfreesboro Post, September 19, 2017 “First They Came” is a poem written by German Lutheran pastor Martin Niemöller.  The poem was written in regards to the cowardice of German intellectuals following the Nazis’ rise to power and subsequent purging of their chosen targets, group after group. “First they came…

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Motlow enrollment mushrooms at Smyrna campus

The Murfreesboro Post, August 16, 2017 Don’t look now, but when classes start Aug. 28 at Motlow State Community College, the Smyrna campus off the Sam Ridley Parkway will be bursting at the seams. With less than a week left before enrollment closes Aug. 21, Motlow administrators listed 2,995 as…

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Rep. Sparks votes against the ‘Improve’ Act

Sam Stockard, The Murfreesboro Post, May 14, 2017 Projects to widen New Salem Highway from Cason Lane to I-24 and Old Fort Parkway will start a year sooner than expected in the wake of two moves to bolster the state’s transportation fund. Construction to widen a 2.2-mile stretch of New…

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La Vergne anniversary noted

Dan Epright, The Murfreesboro Post, May 7, 2017 State Reps. Dawn White and Mike Sparks presented a joint resolution from the State Legislature to La Vergne Mayor Dennis Waldron marking the 45th anniversary of La Vergne’s reincorporation in 1972. “It is a true honor to be standing here in front…

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Rep. Sparks accused of sneaking in Forrest resolution

Sam Stockard, The Murfreesboro Post, May 2, 2017 NASHVILLE – State Rep. Mike Sparks is defending himself against accusations he sneaked a resolution through the House of Representatives honoring a Nathan Bedford Forrest apologist after a similar measure failed to gain support. Members of the Legislature’s Black Caucus criticized the…

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Haslam visits TCAT in Smyrna

Dan Epright, The Murfreesboro Post, February 14, 2017 Governor Bill Haslam traveled to Smyrna Thursday to share a meal, tour the brand new Smyrna campus of Tennessee College of Applied Technology at 663 Ken Pilkerton Dr., and praise those involved in TCAT’s creation. The event was sponsored by the Rotary…

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