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Opinion

Legislative Update

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Kustoff’s bill would expand claims options for disasters WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Representative David Kustoff (TN-08), a member of the House Financial Services Committee, introduced H.R. 3363, the Claims Licensing Advancement for Interstate Matters Act (CLAIM Act) on July 24. This legislation is designed to help independent insurance adjusters file insurance claims more efficiently, ensuring […]

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Corker releases statement on Trump actions against Iran

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senator Bob Corker (R-Tenn.), chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, released the following statement on Tuesday in response to the Trump administration’s actions against Iran. The administration announced new sanctions along with certification of Tehran’s technical compliance with the 2015 nuclear deal, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA). A […]

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Letter to the Editor: Quail Ridge donates leftovers to soup kitchen

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Hello, and I would like to say that I have never written in to the Bartlett Express before, but I am a subscriber and have enjoyed it for years. I felt so moved by the generosity of Quail Ridge Golf Course, that I felt it important to let someone know. The Quail Ridge Golf Course […]

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Safe driving begins at home: Our children see

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Fog envelops my glasses as the humidity rushes through the opening garage door. I fumble to open the truck door through the veil of moisture that is blocking my view. I flop into the driver’s seat and turn on the truck before buckling up and clearing my glasses. I put the truck in reverse and […]

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Utility hoax is further proof that good journalism trumps social media

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The hoax heard around the world … well, at least Memphis has shone a spotlight on a few issues. The one that jumps out to me personally is the need for good journalists, journalism and trustworthy outlets. On the morning of July 8, word spread quickly via social media that former Memphis Grizzlies player Zach […]

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‘Living on Purpose’: When life doesn’t make sense

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There are times we become confused and will not be able to figure out a way to solve our problems. Life is not always a smooth interstate, and it’s good to remember that God is with us when we encounter unexpected roadblocks and detours. In these stressful situations, we can know that delays do not […]

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‘Living on Purpose’: God will never forget or forsake you

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Have you ever known someone who was even-tempered and composed even when circumstances seemed to be falling apart all around them? In times of a serious crisis, somehow these individuals remain calm and collected, and in fact, it’s not unusual to see them comforting the very ones who came to help. So, what is the […]

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‘Living on Purpose’: The bond of love we have with our pets

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Within two weeks of each other, my son and daughter-in-law took both of their dogs to the vet to end their suffering. Juno and Bishop were so loving and gentle. They were rescued a few years ago, but sadly they both had recently been diagnosed with cancer. It’s very difficult to go through this, but […]

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Real people, real struggles with deadly heroin addiction

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[Editor’s note: This is the fifth and final a series of columns on the perils of heroin. The first published on April 20 and has been the most widely read column of any published in The Bartlett Express. See the first column here, the second column here, the third column here, and the fourth column here. […]

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Lawmakers adjourn after passing budget, key bills

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The 2017 session of the 110th General Assembly has adjourned to become a part of Tennessee history with some of the most important bills of the year being approved during the final week of legislative action. This includes the passage of the $37 billion state budget. It proposes state government spending for the next fiscal […]

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Senate Health Committee chair highlights adult immunizations

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NASHVILLE — State Sen. Rusty Crowe (R-Johnson City) has introduced Senate Joint Resolution 250 to highlight the importance of adult immunizations for Tennesseans. “When we think about immunizations, we immediately think of children, but adults should also be getting the vaccines they need to prevent illness and disease,” Crowe said. “Raising awareness among Tennesseans is important […]

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Bible advises to shed pride, have a merciful heart

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In today’s world, it’s common to see people standing on the corner holding signs that declare how desperate they are for financial assistance. In our small town, we also have individuals that walk up and down the streets at all hours of the day and night, and over the years they have become familiar simply […]

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