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Want To Rent Nice Cordova Apartments?

There are plenty of Cordova apartments to choose from. It may not be easy to find the best option for you if you don’t know what to look for in the options that you have. Here are some tips so you can find the right apartment for a price that’s more than fair.

An apartment should be nice enough to be worth the price. You’re going to want to visit each place you’re interested in so you can tell whether it’s right for you or not. Just looking at floor plans online or pictures that the landlord posted in their listing is not enough to help you figure out if a place is going to be right for you or not. When you go in person you can really understand what it looks like and whether or not it feels like a place you’d like to be every day.

There are some apartments that are not that nice, and you can find out if that’s the case with what you’re looking at by doing research through reviews. There are reviews generally that are written about most places that you can read online. You just have to search for the name of the apartment complex or the name of the property management company using a search engine. Add the word reviews the query you’re entering into the search site and when you get results see if you can sort them by the most recent so you know what the current state of the apartment is like.

Are there any units that you can rent that are out of the way of too many neighbors? It can be nice to have, for instance, nobody above you when you rent an apartment. You’ll learn quickly when you rent that people tend to be loud in their apartments and the more people you have around you, the worse off you will be. Try to find a corner apartment that’s on the top floor if you are someone that really doesn’t want to have to deal with a lot of noise.

Make sure you find out what your lease says you can and cannot do. That way, if you have unruly neighbors, you can tell the people in charge of the building that they are not working within the terms of their leases. Sometimes you’ll find out things like you are not allowed to have someone stay over a certain amount of days without you checking them into the office as new people on your lease. There are a lot of rules, so do your research by reading any lease you get for apartments in Cordova before renting anything.

When you rent Cordova apartments, you’ll be happy with the results if you use this advice. There are a lot of them on the market, so picking one takes a little time. You’ll know you made the right choice when you are able to live in a place that you love.

5 Fun Places To Visit In The State Of Tennessee

As you look forward to your vacation in Tennessee, once you have booked your flight and hotel, you might want to consider a few places that you can visit. It is so important to have the ability to not only relax, but to get a little bit of sightseeing and on your trip. The cities that you visit will essentially form the type of tours that you are going to go on. There is a lot to do in Tennessee, and if you decide to visit Nashville and Chattanooga, these are two cities that have so much to offer.

What Can You Do In Nashville?

Nashville is one of those incredible places that is famous worldwide. It’s the home of country music, and there are quite a few tours that are available, some of which are all about having fun. For example, if you want to dive deep into the history of music in Nashville, The Grand Ole Opry is a place that you will not forget. If you would like to learn more about history, the National Civil Rights Museum is another place that you can go and really get a feel for how things have changed.

5 Fun Places To Visit In The State Of Tennessee

As you look forward to your vacation in Tennessee, once you have booked your flight and hotel, you might want to consider a few places that you can visit. It is so important to have the ability to not only relax, but to get a little bit of sightseeing and on your trip. The cities that you visit will essentially form the type of tours that you are going to go on. There is a lot to do in Tennessee, and if you decide to visit Nashville and Chattanooga, these are two cities that have so much to offer.

TN Governor Candidate Diane Black Talks Exclusively With Local 24’s Brad Broders

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Republican Gubernatorial candidate Diane Black defended recent ideas which drew plenty of critics in recent days. She spoke exclusively to Local 24’s Brad Broders.

Black recently said pornography is a factor in school shootings, and proposed legislation in Congress where citizens could donate money for a U.S.-Mexico border wall.

MORE: Full interview with Diane Black

Black talked the economy and visited business leaders during her Memphis stop Friday morning, in a statewide race where her thoughts on national events are getting a whole lot of national attention in recent weeks.

“We like where we are in the race,” said Black.

Black isn’t taking any pocket of Tennessee for granted, as she listens and works for votes ahead of the gubernatorial primary this summer.

“We want to do everything we can to break down any barriers that would create a barrier for a new company coming here,” said Black. "We see a growth in the economy so I’m listening to them about what they need…. I’m very proud that in Congress this last year we were able to pass the tax reform which we see impacting business small medium and large."

But it’s not her jobs ideas which put Black in the national headlines in recent days. It’s a comment to local pastors about the role she felt pornography played in school shootings.

“I think that’s a big part of the root cause that we see so many young people that have mental illness,” said Black. "Why is it that we are seeing this surge of this violence with these young people, and when they are looking at videos and they are not getting good parental guidance or guidance from someone."

Friday, Black said she was taken out of context but stood by the broader statement.

“Children who don’t have that direction are going to look for things that maybe aren’t always as good for them. So, violence, violent videos, violent video games and movies, and so pornography is a part of that,” said Black. "Why is it, 20, 25, 30 years ago when there were just as many weapons around that we didn’t have this happening?"

Black also defended her recent proposal to would allow people to chip in donations to help pay for President Donald Trump’s proposed border wall with Mexico.

“People want to see this done. They’re concerned about the safety here in our country as I am, and the President is, and this is just one way to help fund the wall,” said Black. "What I’m doing is dedicating a fund, which, by the way, this crowd-funding was actually used before in our nation with the Washington monument."

Black isn’t the only Republican Gubernatorial candidate in the Memphis area. Bill Lee spoke Thursday morning in Cordova, and Randy Boyd scheduled stops across West Tennessee Monday.

The Gubernatorial primary is in August and early voting starts in 40 days.

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Faropoint, Belz Sell of Part of Retail Portfolio

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7501 Goodman Road, Olive Branch, MS 38654 and 7685 Hacks Cross Road, Olive Branch, MS 38654: Faropoint Ventures continues to remain active in the Greater Memphis Area with the sale of two Olive Branch retail centers for a combined $9.24 million.

Sale Amount: $9.24 million (combined)

Seller: Faropoint Ventures

Details: NAI Saig Co. executive vice president Brian Califf and Elliot Embry negotiated the sale of the more than 54,000 square feet of retail space by representing Faropoint in the deal.

Califf said both centers are very high quality properties, with diverse tenants, and upside through rental growth over time.

“The retail tenants at these locations are catering to daily needs activities with a mix of restaurants, doctors and other service related businesses,” Califf said. “These uses are very sustainable in today’s current economy and are well supported by the Olive Branch community.”

Embry will continue to lead leasing efforts on both centers after closing.

The first parcel, located at 7685-7721 Hacks Cross Road, was purchased by Dr. Alan Werner from Clarksville, Tennessee, who is rapidly growing his small retail portfolio in North Mississippi and Memphis.

The second center, located at 7501 E. Goodman Road, was bought by a local investment group known as Prosequi Investments LLC. This is Prosequi Investments’ second retail acquisition in the Memphis market.

Meanwhile, Califf said Faropoint will be looking to reinvest its proceeds from the sales into more Memphis properties as it gradually shifts its funds to buying exclusively office and industrial properties in the area.

5360 Winchester Road
Memphis, TN 38115

Sale Amount: $8.9 million

Buyer: Gestalt Community Schools

Buyer Rep: Darrell Cobbins, Universal Commercial Real Estate

Seller: Belz Enterprises

Details: A Belz-owned shopping center in southeast Memphis has been purchased by a longtime tenant in a multimillion-dollar deal.

Gestalt Community Schools, a charter school organization, purchased the Mendenhall Square Shopping Center, located on the northeast corner of Mendenhall and Winchester roads, from Belz Enterprises for $8.9 million.

Universal Commercial Real Estate’s founder and president, Darrell Cobbins, represented Gestalt in the transaction.

“They are heavily invested in that particular section of that community, so they bought the center with the idea of expanding their school and then ultimately building a school on the site over there,” Cobbins said.

Currently, one of Gestalt’s five Power Academy schools is located within the shopping center, while a second is located due south across Winchester Road.

“I think it’s a big deal for the community that they’re basically doubling down on their commitment and investing in that part of town,” Cobbins said.

1010 N Germantown Parkway
Cordova, TN 38018

Sale Amount: $3.7 million

Sale Date: May 14, 2018

Loan Amount: $2.8 million

Loan Date: May 14

Borrower: Kyle W. Nagel

Details: The Shops of Cordova Station, located at 1010-1030 N. Germantown Parkway, has sold for $3.7 million.

TMK Cordova LLC purchased the 18,800-square-foot strip shopping center from Shops at Cordova Memphis LLC, according to a May 14 warranty deed filed with the Shelby County Register.

Satya Kumar Bhavahasi, acting as manager, signed the deed on behalf of the sellers.

In conjunction with the purchase, the new owners took out a $2.8 million mortgage through Overland Park, Kansas-based Genworth Life and Annuity Insurance Co.

Kyle W. Nagel signed the deed of trust as president of TMK Cordova.

Built in 1998, the center sits on the east side of North Germantown Parkway south of Macon Road. The Shelby County Assessor’s 2018 appraisal is $2.8 million.

10050 Oak Seed Lane
Lakeland, TN 38002

Permit Amount: $3 million

Application Date: May 15, 2018

Owner: The Lakeland School System

Tenant: Lakeland Elementary School

Details: The Lakeland School System has pulled a $3 million building permit for an expansion of Lakeland Elementary School at 10050 Oak Seed Lane. The expansion has been planned for some time as the school system has grown.

City leaders and leaders of the suburban school system opened Lakeland Middle Preparatory School last summer at a nearby site with tentative plans for a high school on the same 94-acre campus. The financing and construction of the high school is on hold with a pending lawsuit over the financing.

The Lakeland School System began in August 2014 with an elementary school.

2838 Stage Center Cove
Bartlett, TN 38134

Sale Amount: $155,000

Buyer/Seller Rep: Joseph Steffner and Jack Steffner, Newmark Knight Frank

Details: The Stage Center Building, located at 2838 Stage Center Cove in Bartlett, has sold for $155,000.

Jim and Charlotte Shephard purchased the 3,566-square-foot standalone office building near the intersection of Stage Road and Stage Center Drive from RREF BB-TN MVI LLC.

Newmark Knight Frank senior vice president and regional managing director Joseph Steffner and associate director Jack Steffner represented both parties in the transaction.

Built in 1986, the single-story office building was appraised at $322,300 this year, according to Shelby County Assessor of Property.

The building permit application for the elementary school expansion does not list a contractor.

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Austin Peay State University Baseball fall behind early in 12-7 loss to SIU Edwardsville

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Edwardsville, IL – Austin Peay State University’s baseball team fell behind early and could not catch up, dropping the final game of its Ohio Valley Conference series against SIU Edwardsville, 12-7, Sunday afternoon at Simmons Baseball Complex.

Austin Peay (28-20, 17-10 OVC) scored the game’s first run as shortstop Garrett Kueber hit his third home run of the season for an early 1-0 lead.

Austin Peay Baseball loses to SIU Edwardsville 12-4 Sunday at Simmons Baseball Complex. (APSU Sports Information)

SIUE (14-31, 5-19 OVC), which had been held scoreless in the first two games of the series, broke through for its first runs against the Govs in the bottom of the first. Designated hitter Peyton Cordova-Smith delivered a two-out base hit to drive in two and give the Cougars a 2-1 lead.

The Cougars would break the game open in the middle stages, scoring four runs in both the fourth and sixth frames. A pair of bases-loaded walks and catcher Brock Weimer’s two-run single accounted for the fourth inning outburst and a 8-2 lead.

However, Back-to-back home runs in the sixth proved the decisive outburst. First baseman Jared McCunn hit a three-run home run and Weimer followed with a solo shot as the Cougars built a 12-4 lead.

Austin Peay put together one last outburst, right fielder Kyle Wilson hitting a three-run home run in the seventh that took advantage of back-to-back walks. However, the Govs had just one runner in the final two innings and could not close the gap.

Govs starter Brandon Vial (2-3) suffered the loss after allowing six runs on five hits and three walks in 3.1 innings.

Wilson paced the Govs offense with a 2-for-4, three RBI effort. Kueber added a 2-for-4, one RBI outing as the Govs mustered just five hits on the day.

SIUE reliever Chris Robinson (3-1) picked up the win after allowing three runs on two hits and three walks over the final four innings.

McCunn had two home runs as part of a 4-for-4, five RBI outburst in the win. The top five batters in the Cougars order combined for 11 hits and all 12 RBI in the contest.

Austin Peay returns home for a brief stay when it hosts Lipscomb in a 6:00pm, Tuesday contest at Raymond C. Hand Park. It will be the Govs final midweek contest of 2018 season.

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National Campaign Brings Awareness to Life-Saving Capabilities of Building Codes
Tennessee State Fire Marshal

Nashville, TN – As the prevalence of new construction continues to increase across the Volunteer State, Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam has declared May 2018 as Building Safety Month to increase public awareness of the critical role building codes play in ensuring fire and life safety.

The International Code Council (ICC) created Building Safety Month 38 years ago to reinforce the importance of code adoption and celebrate the victories of building codes in saving lives during disasters. The Tennessee State Fire Marshal’s Office (SFMO) is proud to join Governor Haslam and the ICC in promoting the annual campaign.

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Nashville Sounds
Nashville Sounds

Colorado Springs, CO – The Colorado Springs Sky Sox jumped on the Nashville Sounds early and cruised to an 8-1 win at Security Service Field Wednesday afternoon.

Sky Sox catcher Jacob Nottingham set the tone when the launched a three-run homer off Sounds’ starter Eric Jokisch in the bottom of the first inning. The blast came right after a fielding error by Franklin Barreto and a free pass issued by Jokisch.

The deficit grew to 4-0 in the second when right fielder Nate Orf singled in Keon Broxton. Orf went 4-for-5 on the day and has nine hits through the first three games of the series.

Nashville Sounds Fall to 4-10 Away from First Tennessee Park. (Nashville Sounds)

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Blanchfield Army Community Hospital Public Affairs

Blanchfield Army Hospital – BACH – Fort Campbell KY

Fort Campbell, KY – It was NOT what patients were expecting during their visit to Blanchfield Army Community Hospital April 25th, 2018. Best-selling author of pregnancy and parenting “What to Expect” book series, Heidi Murkoff visited new and expecting mothers at the hospital in conjunction with her USO Special Delivery Baby Shower on Fort Campbell.

“We are celebrating military moms-to-be and military moms who are having their babies and who may be far from their family and friends and network of support. So this is our way of celebrating them and appreciating them,” said Murkoff.

Best-selling author of the What to Expect series, Heidi Murkoff, signs a copy of her book What to Expect When Expecting for Spc. Savannah Tuepker, a participant at an orientation session for active-duty Soldiers at the Women’s Health Clinic at Blanchfield Army Community Hospital, April 25th. (U.S. Army photo by Maria Yager)
Austin Peay Sports Information
APSU Softball

Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University softball pitcher Morgan Rackel has added two more weekly honors to join her adidas® OVC Pitcher of the Week accolade, by being named both the collegesportsmadness.com Player of the Week for the conference and the Tennessee Sports Writers College Pitcher of the Week.

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Runners can register for the 5K or One Mile Event

Clarksville Parks and Recreation Department

Clarksville, TN – The 40th Annual Queen City Road Race, scheduled for Saturday, May 5th, 2018 is quickly approaching and there is still time to register in person or online.

Online registration can be completed at www.cityofclarksville.com/parksrec and is available until noon on Friday, May 4th. Participants registering in person may come by the Clarksville Parks and Recreation Office, 102 Public Square, through Friday, May 4th or register on-site at Austin Peay’s Foy Center the morning of Saturday, May 5th.

Queen City Road Race celebrates 40 years
Great American Clean-up 2018
Montgomery County Government Tennessee

Montgomery County, TN – On Saturday, April 28th, 2018 more than 400 people came out to the annual Clarksville-Montgomery County Great American Clean-up event. Participants cleaned up litter in various areas of the community from the industrial park to downtown.

The event is promoted through the Clarksville Area Chamber of Commerce and organized through Bi-County Solid Waste Management.

Montgomery County Mayor Jim Durrett speaks to the volunteers on the Historic Courthouse stairs before clean-up efforts began.
Austin Peay Sports Information

Clarksville, TN – Austin Peay State University’s Cheerleading Team has announced the dates of its official audition dates for the 2018-19 team.

Coach Shandy Ellis-Brown will host official auditions for the 2018-19 team over three days – May 4th-6th – at the Memorial Health Building (The Red Barn). This event will select the members of the APSU Cheerleading Team for the 2018-19 season.

Austin Peay Cheerleading Team to hold tryouts May 4th-6th at the Red Barn. (APSU Sports Information)
Public invited to see highlights from City of Clarksville Departments
City of Clarksville – Clarksville, TN

Clarksville, TN – Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan is committed to an open and transparent budget process and encourages citizens to attend a series of budget presentations May 7th-10th, 2018.

City of Clarksville Departments will present their budget highlights to the Mayor, which then will be considered as she prepares her full Fiscal Year 2019 budget proposal to be presented to the City Council.

Clarksville Mayor Kim McMillan

Written by Pfc. Beverly Mejia
40th Public Affairs Detachment

Fort Campbell, KY – Bright and early on a cool April morning at 5:00am, 101st Airborne Division soldiers were called out to their company; they are told to arrive promptly in uniform, with their gear fully packed, ready and set to go.

Spring is the time for renewal and beginning, for these soldiers, it will be the beginning of training once more.

Today, they will endure miles of foot marching followed by hours of intense training out in the hot wood-lines of Fort Campbell.

Pvt. Brandon Lehner, Spc. Zachary Cockrell and Sgt. Jose Acosta from 2nd Platoon, Alpha Company, 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) drive pickets into the ground with a picket pounder during a platoon counter-mobility training event, April 18 on Fort Campbell, KY. During this training the soldiers familiarize themselves on how to construct a Triple Strand Concertina Wire Obstacle. (U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Beverly Roxane Mejia, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)
Hypertension Journal Report

Dallas, TX – Elevated blood pressure before becoming pregnant and early in pregnancy may increase the risk of pregnancy loss, even if the woman doesn’t have a hypertension diagnosis, according to new research in the American Heart Association’s journal Hypertension.

“Elevated blood pressure among young adults is associated with a higher risk of heart disease later in life, and this study suggests it may also have an effect on reproductive health,” said Carrie J. Nobles, Ph.D., lead author of the study and a postdoctoral fellow in the Epidemiology Branch of the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute for Child Health and Human Development (NICHD) in Bethesda, Maryland.

Women pregnant at age 40 or older face a greater risk of stroke and heart attack later in life than those pregnant at a younger age. (American Heart Association)NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory
NASA – National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Pasadena, CA – A week before NASA launches its next mission to Mars, U.S. Vice President Mike Pence toured on Saturday, April 28th, the birthplace of numerous past, present and future space missions at the agency’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in Pasadena, California.

The afternoon visit by the Vice President, his wife, Karen, and daughter Charlotte, included a stop in JPL’s Mission Control, where engineers will communicate with NASA’s Interior Exploration using Seismic Investigations, Geodesy and Heat Transport (InSight).

JPL Director Michael Watkins gave Vice President Mike Pence, right, a plaque during the Vice President’s tour of JPL on April 28, 2018. The plaque features a view of NASA’s Curiosity rover on the surface of Mars. (NASA/Bill Ingalls)
Nashville Sounds
Nashville Sounds

Colorado Springs, CO – A back-and-forth affair in Colorado Springs went to the Sky Sox as the Nashville Sounds dropped a 10-6 decision at Security Service Field Tuesday night.

The Sounds had leads of 2-0 and 5-2, but it wasn’t to be as the Sky Sox came back with a pair of late four-run innings to win game two of the four-game set.

Consecutive run-scoring base hits by Anthony Garcia and Slade Heathcott gave Nashville a 2-0 lead in the fourth inning. Colorado Springs quickly bounced back with a pair of runs against Sounds’ starter Kendall Graveman in the fifth. Keon Broxton’s RBI double made it a 2-1 game, and Nate Orf’s sacrifice fly evened the game at 2-2.

Nashville Sounds Falls Below .500 at 12-13 on the Season. (Nashville Sounds)

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Tennessee Health Services and Facilities Report: April 2018 Newsletter

The Tennessee Health Services and Development Agency ("HSDA") is responsible for regulating the health care industry in Tennessee through the Certificate of Need Program. A Certificate of Need ("CON") is a permit for the establishment or modification of a health care institution, facility or service at a designated location. The CON program assures that health care projects are accomplished in an orderly, economical manner, consistent with the development of adequate and effective health care for the people of Tennessee. This Update is provided to our clients and friends to summarize the latest developments and activities from the HSDA meetings.

HSDA AGENDA FOR APRIL 25, 2018.

CORDELL HULL STATE OFFICE BUILDING, HOUSE HEARING ROOM II

425 5TH AVENUE NORTH, NASHVILLE, TN

THE FOLLOWING ARE SLATED FOR DISCUSSION:

STATE HEALTH PLAN UPDATE

Update: Jeff Ockerman, Director of Health Planning, Dept. of Health

CONSENT CALENDAR

A. Open Arms Care Corporation, d/b/a Shelby County #4 Cordova (Shelby County), TN ─CN1801-004

The relocation and replacement of an 8-bed ICF/IID home from 5380 Benjestown Road, Memphis (Shelby County), TN to a lot consisting of two parcels, for a total of approximately 3 acres, a portion of which currently has an address of 8949 Macon Road, Cordova (Shelby County), TN 38127. The 3 acre parcel is described as Parcels 091019 00010 and 091019 00011 in the records of the Shelby County Tax Assessor. The applicant is owned by Open Arms Care Corporation. The estimated project cost is $5,130,000.

B. Open Arms Care Corporation d/b/a Shelby County #6, Cordova (Shelby County), TN ─CN1802-007

The relocation and replacement of an 8-bed ICF/IID home from 4254 Raleigh Millington Road, Memphis (Shelby County), TN to an unaddressed 1.9 acre parcel near the northeast corner of the intersection of Pisgah Road and Latting Road, Cordova (Shelby County), TN 38016. The 1.9 acre lot site is the western portion of the property described as Parcel D0209 00179 in the records of the Shelby County Tax Assessor. The applicant is owned by Open Arms Care Corporation. The estimated project cost is $3,370,000.

C. Open Arms Care Corporation d/b/a Shelby County #5, Cordova (Shelby County), TN ─CN1802-008

The relocation of an 8 licensed bed ICF/IID home from 4240 Raleigh Millington Road, Memphis (Shelby County), TN to an unaddressed 1.9 acre parcel near the northeast corner of the intersection of Pisgah Road and Latting Road, Cordova, TN 38016. The 1.9 acre lot site is the western portion of the property described as Parcel D0209 00179 (16.3 acres) in the records of the Shelby County Tax Assessor. The applicant is owned by Open Arms Care Corporation. The estimated project cost is $3,370,000.

D. Open Arms Care Corporation d/b/a Shelby County #8, Memphis (Shelby County), TN -CN1802-009

The relocation and replacement of an 8-bed ICF/IID home from 4707 Allendale Drive to an unaddressed 1.2 acre parcel lot between parcels with street addresses of 7751 Reese Road and 7781 Reese Road, Memphis (Shelby County), TN 38133. The 1.2 acre lot is the eastern lot of a 2.4 acre parcel described as Parcels 095400 00624 and 095400 00625 in the records of the Shelby County Tax Assessor. The applicant is owned by Open Arms Care Corporation. The estimated project cost is $3,370,000.

E. Open Arms Care Corporation d/b/a Shelby County #7, Memphis (Shelby County), TN -CN1802-010

The relocation and replacement of an 8-bed ICF/IID home from 4695 Allendale Drive to an unaddressed 1.2 acre parcel lot between parcels with street addresses of 7751 Reese Road and 7781 Reese Road, Memphis (Shelby County), TN 38133. The 1.2 acre lot is the western lot of a 2.4 acre parcel described as Parcels 095400 00624 and 095400 00625 in the records of the Shelby County Tax Assessor. The applicant is owned by Open Arms Care Corporation. The estimated project cost is $3,370,000.

CERTIFICATE OF NEED APPLICATIONS

A. Christian Care Center of Bolivar, f/k/a Pleasant View Health Care Center, Bolivar (Hardeman County), TN – CN1712- 036

The relocation of Christian Care Center of Bolivar and the construction of a 67-bed replacement nursing home with all beds being dually certified for Medicare and Medicaid. The current facility, which is in an inactive status, is located at 214 North Water Street, Bolivar (Hardeman County), TN and the location of the proposed replacement facility is an undeveloped site on State Highway 64 at the intersection of Lucy Black Road in or near the city limits of Bolivar (Hardeman County), TN. The applicant is owned by Christian Care Center of Bolivar, LLC. The estimated project cost is $9,702,271.11.

B. NHC Healthcare, Farragut, Farragut (Knox County), TN – CN1712-037

The addition of 6 Medicare certified skilled nursing home beds to the existing 100-bed nursing home. All 106 beds will be Medicare skilled beds. The facility is located at 120 Cavett Hill Lane, Farragut (Knox County), TN. The applicant is owned by NHC Healthcare/Farragut, LLC. The estimated project cost is $140,000.

C. Metro Knoxville HMA, LLC d/b/a Tennova Healthcare-North Knoxville Medical Center, Powell (Knox County), TN – CN1801-001

The addition of interventional cardiac procedures to its current single diagnostic cardiac catheterization lab. Tennova Healthcare-North Knoxville Medical Center is located at 7565 Dannaher Drive, Powell, (Knox County), Tennessee. The applicant is owned by Tennova Healthcare. The estimated project cost is $227,225.

D. Memorial North Park d/b/a CHI Memorial Hospital Hixson, Hixson (Hamilton County), TN -CN1801-002

The acquisition of one fixed linear accelerator to be located at 2015 Hamill Road, Hixson (Hamilton County), TN. The project involves renovation of approximately 1,301 square feet and new construction of approximately 3,431 square feet including the construction of a linear accelerator vault. CHI Memorial Hospital-Hixson is a satellite facility of CHI Memorial Hospital-Chattanooga. The applicant is owned by Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI). The estimated project cost is $8,468,323.

E. Regional MED Extended Care Hospital, LLC d/b/a Regional One Health Extended Care Hospital, Memphis (Shelby County), TN – CN1801-003

The addition of 24 long-term care hospital (LTCH) beds to Regional One Extended Care Hospital, 890 Madison Avenue, Memphis, (Shelby County), TN. If approved, the LTCH will contain 54 licensed beds. The facility currently has 24 licensed beds and 6 CON approved but unimplemented beds. The applicant is owned by the Shelby County Health Care Corporation. The estimated project cost is $8,729,910.

F. Unity Psychiatric Services Clarksville, LLC, Clarksville (Montgomery County), TN – CN1801-005

The construction of a 48-bed mental health hospital for adults ages 18-64 located at 930 Professional Park Drive, Clarksville (Montgomery County), TN. The proposed adult mental health hospital will be attached to the existing 26-bed Behavioral Healthcare Center at Clarksville, a mental health hospital specializing in geriatric care. Both facilities are owned by American Health Centers, Inc. but will be separately licensed by the Tennessee Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services. The estimated project cost is $12,746,500.

GENERAL COUNSEL’S REPORT

A. Ave Maria Home, Bartlett (Shelby County), TN – CN1312-048AEE

Request for a two month extension from June 1, 2018 to August 1, 2018

The project was approved on April 23, 2014 for the replacement of 35 of the existing 75 nursing home beds and the addition of 25 new Medicare skilled beds to be housed in 6 newly constructed Green House Homes at 2805 and 2840 Charles Bryan Road in Bartlett. The 25 new beds were subject to the 2013-2014 Nursing Home Bed Pool. All beds were to be dually certified. The estimated project cost was $7,999,960.00.

February 24, 2016: 18 month extension granted extending the expiration date from June 1, 2016 to December 1, 2017 and increase in project cost to $9,300,000.00 2017 and increase in project cost to $9,300,000.00

August 23, 2017: Six month extension granted by the Executive Director pursuant to the Delegation of Authority policy extending the expiration date from December 1, 2017 to June 1, 2018. As of May 2017, three of the five 12- bed homes had walls and roofs in place and framing was due to start on the other two the following week.

Staff recommends approval because the project is nearing completion, and the time requested is necessary for implementation of the CON.

B. Trustpoint Hospital, LLC, Murfreesboro (Rutherford County), TN – CN1502-006A

Request for a one year extension from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2019 to run concurrently with CN1606-024A.

CN1502-006A was approved on May 27, 2015 for the addition of 33 licensed beds, with total beds increasing from 96 to 129 beds. All bed increases occurred within existing space with no new construction involved. Phase 1 was implemented before the facility underwent a change of ownership and certificate of need application CN1606-24A was filed.

CN1606-24A approved on October 26, 2016, added 88 beds in new construction increasing total beds from 129 to 217.

Trustpoint was approved as a 60-bed hospital in CN0610-089AE. The facility has previously added beds under CN1207-031A (16) and also under the 10-bed exemption process twice in 2013 and 2014.

Staff recommends approval of the 12 month extension request so the projects can run concurrently.

C. The Farms at Bailey Station SNF, Collierville (Shelby County), TN – CN1303-008AE

Request for a 24 month extension from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2020 and increase in project cost from $7,285,568 to $13,276,833.

The project was approved on June 26, 2013 with an extended expiration date of three years for the establishment of a skilled nursing facility consisting of 30 Medicare certified skilled nursing beds to be part of a continuing care retirement community. These beds were subject to the 2012-2013 Nursing Home Bed Pool. A 23-month extension was granted on June 22, 2016 extending the expiration date from August 1, 2016 to July 1, 2018.

This project is part of The Farms at Bailey Station, a massive continuing care retirement community (CCRC), which will include independent living, garden homes, memory care, assisted living and a 60-bed skilled nursing home upon completion.

Staff recommends approval because the owners have invested $13 million toward the development of the CCRC of which this project is a part. Groundbreaking for the skilled nursing facility is expected to occur in mid-May, 2018.

D. The Farms at Bailey Station SNF, Collierville (Shelby County), TN – CN1311-045AE

Request for a 24 month extension from July 1, 2018 to July 1, 2020 and an increase in project cost from $6,292,417 to $10,896,514.

The project was approved on February 26, 2014 with an extended expiration date of three years for the addition of 30 Medicare-certified skilled beds in addition to the 30 Bed SNF approved by CN1303-008A, for a total of 60 SNF beds. These beds were subject to the 2013-2014 Nursing Home Bed Pool. A 15-month extension was granted on June 22, 2016 extending the expiration date from April 1, 2017 to July 1, 2018.

This project is part of The Farms at Bailey Station, a massive CCRC, which will include independent living, garden homes, memory care, assisted living and a 60-bed skilled nursing home upon completion.

Staff recommends approval because the owners have invested $13 million toward the development of the CCCRC of which this project is a part. Groundbreaking for the skilled nursing facility is expected to occur in mid-May, 2018.

E. Stones River Manor, Murfreesboro (Rutherford County), TN – CN1506-026AE

Request for a 2 month extension, from 5/1/2018 to 7/1/2018

The project was approved on 9/23/2015 for the establishment of a 30 bed Medicare-certified skilled nursing home located at 205 Haynes Drive, with an estimated total cost of $2,729,126.75.

A six month extension was granted by the Executive Director on August 17, 2017 pursuant to the Agency’s Delegation of Authority policy extending the expiration date from November 1, 2017 to May 1, 2018. The project was 80% complete at the time.

Approval is recommended by Agency staff because construction is complete and awaiting Tennessee Department of Health occupancy approval.

CONTESTED CASE UPDATE

LEGISLATIVE UPDATE

AGENCY DETERMINATION

Meadowbrook Health and Rehabilitation Center, Inc. has requested an Agency determination that a certificate of need is not required for a planned replacement facility to be located directly across a public road, with no property owned by another party between the existing and proposed parcels.

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Bump stock ban proposal fails in Tennessee

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — An effort by Democratic lawmakers to ban bump stocks in Tennessee has failed.

Bump stocks are devices that allow semi-automatic rifles to mimic the rapid fire of machine guns. Some Tennessee Senate leaders had come out in support of President Donald Trump’s push to ban bump stocks after a gunman used the devices to kill 58 people and injure more than 500 others in Las Vegas in October.

The proposal didn’t generate enough Republican backers to pass. Two companion bills failed to make it out of committees this week.

The main sponsors of the legislation in Tennessee were Sen. Lee Harris of Memphis and Rep. Dwayne Thompson of Cordova.

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¿Murat paga favores? ¿Entrega magistraturas a incondicionales?

UACOL intenta colocar puestos a un costado de Catedral; policía vigila
Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 18:22

Ante la manifestación de los agremiados de la Unión de Artesanos y Comerciantes en Lucha (UACOL) en principales vialidades de la capital, el Municipio de Oaxaca de Juárez hace del conocimiento público que ha tenido interlocución con la organización, a la cual se le ofreció la posibilidad de instalarse en el mismo espacio que se le ofreció a otras organizaciones para esta temporada vacacional, a efecto de no invadir las calles y brindar una imagen positiva a turistas y visitantes.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 17:52

Problemas de violencia, obliga al gobierno de EU a alertar a sus ciudadanos de viajar por el Istmo.

El Gobierno de Estados Unidos prohibió viajar a la región del Istmo.

"A los empleados del gobierno de EE. UU. se les prohíbe viajar a la región del Istmo. La región del Istmo está definida por la Carretera 185D al oeste, la Carretera 190 al norte, y la frontera de Oaxaca / Chiapas al este e incluye las ciudades de Juchitán de Zaragoza, Salina Cruz y San Blas", expone la recomendación publicada el 16 de marzo en la página del Departamento de Estado.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 17:42

Durante varios meses, una mujer vivió la pesadilla en su domicilio ubicado en la comunidad de Santo Domingo Tepuxtepec, Mixe, al ser golpeada y atacada sexualmente por su propio hijo, pero los vecinos alertaron a la autoridad municipal que la rescató y trasladó a un hospital, en tanto el presunto responsable fue detenido días después en cumplimiento a una orden de aprehensión.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 17:30

Adelfo Apolonio, informó que ya hicieron del conocimiento de las instituciones la destitución de sus autoridades.

Oaxaca, Oax.- Luego de que pobladores del municipio de San Jorge Nuchita, distrito de Huajuapan, destituyeran en asamblea de ciudadanos al presidente municipal Gregorio Bernardo Alonso Ventura y a su cabildo, por la presunta falta de transparencia, sus nuevas autoridades esperan que el nombramiento sea validado por las instancias correspondientes.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 17:10

En Sonora se han confirmado 64 casos de influenza en lo que va del año y ocho personas han perdido la vida a consecuencia del padecimiento, informó la Secretaría de Salud local.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 16:42

– El Gobernador anunció el inicio de los trabajos de mantenimiento en la Carretera 125 “Alfonso Pérez Gasga” a cargo de la Secretaría de Comunicaciones y Transportes, en los que destinarán 46 millones de pesos.

– Aunado a estos trabajos, se atenderán los caminos rurales de El Coyulito, San Vicente Piñas y Asunción Atoyaquillo, pertenecientes al Distrito de Putla.

En gira de trabajo por la región de la Sierra Sur, el Gobernador Alejandro Murat Hinojosa encabezó un encuentro con autoridades municipales, agrarias, y comunidades del Distrito de Putla, donde anunció la inversión de 46 millones de pesos para realizar trabajos de mantenimiento y conservación en la Carretera 125 “Alfonso Pérez Gasga” -en el tramo de Yucudaa a Pinotepa Nacional-, así como en los caminos El Coyulito, San Vicente Piñas y Asunción Atoyaquillo.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 16:20

El conflicto de Nochixtlán afecta colateralmente a viajeros

La noche del pasado lunes, Sofía “N” tomó la corrida de autobús de las 23:15 horas en la Terminal de Autobuses de Oriente (Tapo) de la Ciudad de México y esperaba estar en la terminal de la ciudad de Oaxaca a las 6:00 horas de ayer, pero los bloqueos en la supercarretera por integrantes del magisterio y víctimas del desalojo del 19 de junio de 2016 en Nochixtlán, prolongaron el viaje tres horas más.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 18:10

La Dirección de Turismo cuenta con cuatro módulos de información turística en la capital.

Oaxaca de Juárez, Oaxaca, 28 de marzo de 2018.- Para contribuir al libre tránsito en el Centro Histórico de la ciudad durante el periodo vacacional de Semana Santa, la Comisaría de Vialidad Municipal habilitará como estacionamiento público la lateral izquierda de la avenida Independencia, desde la calle 5 de mayo hasta Nicolás del Puerto, así como una cuadra de la calle Porfirio Díaz.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 17:45

Por su parte, Miguel Ángel Barriga Vallejo, del PRI, deslindó a su partido y dijo que en todo caso las aseveraciones de Tzintzún Rascón habrían sido a título personal

Morelia, Michiacán.- Mario Tzintzún Rascón, exsecretario de Organización del Comité Directivo Estatal del Revolucionario Institucional (PRI), dijo que para ganar la presidencia municipal de esta ciudad, el próximo 1 de julio, los priistas harán “desde pegar un botón hasta matar a un cabrón”.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 17:30

En sesión del Comité Estatal de Sanidad Forestal se presentó el resultado del reconocimiento aéreo realizado, el cual detectó 23 mil hectáreas plagadas en el estado de Oaxaca.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 17:20

Durante la discusión de la multa por 34.1 millones de pesos a Movimiento Ciudadano por filtrar el padrón electoral a la nube de Amazon, el consejero Presidente del Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE), Lorenzo Córdova aseguró que el padrón electoral recibió solo 489 mil observaciones de los partidos políticos, cuando en 2016 recibió 7.9 millones, en 2015 5.8 millones y en 2012, 2.5 millones de observaciones, cifra históricamente baja.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 16:55

En el marco del Programa de Modernización del Transporte Público en todas sus modalidades, la Secretaría de Vialidad y Transporte (Sevitra) entregó cinco unidades de motor que servirán para renovar el servicio de taxi en beneficio de las y los oaxaqueños.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 16:35

En Sesión Ordinaria en el Congreso del Estado, el diputado local del PRD presentó un Punto de Acuerdo para exhortar al Titular del Poder Ejecutivo del estado para realizar a la brevedad las acciones administrativas, presupuestales y operativas necesarias que logren el completo funcionamiento del denominado Centro de Salud de ocho núcleos básicos de Santiago Pinotepa Nacional.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 16:10

La Procuraduría General de la República (PGR) y el gobierno de Tamaulipas, informaron que seis personas fueron detenidas por las investigaciones del homicidio del periodista Carlos Domínguez Rodríguez en Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas y descartaron que el crimen sea por el crimen organizado.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 16:00

Colombia capturó a 11 funcionarios de aeropuertos locales que colaboraban con el cártel de Sinaloa, ayudaban desde sus cargos a sacar cocaína hacia otros países.

Según reportes de la policía colombiana, los funcionarios, algunos de ellos controladores aéreos, se encargaban de proveer la documentación requerida para que las aeronaves salieran cargadas de narcóticos sin inconvenientes.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 15:45

A dos días de que inicien las campañas presidenciales, el aspirante a una candidatura independiente, Armando Ríos Piter, acudió al Tribunal Electoral del Poder Judicial de la Federación (TEPJF) para presentar una demanda de juicio para la protección de sus derechos y denunciar presuntas violaciones del Instituto Nacional Electoral (INE) para frenar sus aspiraciones.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 15:27

El director general del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social (IMSS), Tuffic Miguel Ortega, indicó que no hay riesgo por sarampión y no se tiene casos registrados en el instituto.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 15:10

A tres días de que inicie la campaña, la corriente Democracia Interna encabezada por el exgobernador de Oaxaca, Ulises Ruiz, cuestionó severamente la coordinación del equipo de José Antonio Meade y el trabajo del PRI, al aseverar que no han dado resultados y que las encuestas no mienten, pues el candidato priista sigue en tercer lugar.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 14:48

Integrantes de la Unión de Artesanos y Comerciantes Oaxaqueños en Lucha (UACOL), iniciaron un bloqueo en las calles de Independencia, García Vigil y Valdivieso en demanda de espacios para vender.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 14:28

El coordinador de los diputados locales del PAN, Juan Mendoza Reyes, acusó que desde hace dos meses la Secretaría de Finanzas, no ministra los recursos al Congreso del Estado.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 13:53

Turistas nacionales e internacionales pudieron presenciar los estandartes y relicarios de las cofradías, a través de la Procesión Solemne de Entrada, la cual se realizó de la Basílica Menor de la Soledad a la Catedral Metropolitana.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 15:52

La fracción del PRI en la Cámara de Diputados impulsa una reforma al Código Civil Federal para derogar el artículo que define al marido como “tutor legítimo y forzoso de su mujer (cónyuge)”.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 15:35

En América Latina, México es de los países con más baja recaudación fiscal con respecto del Producto Interno Bruto (PIB), revela el reporte Estadísticas Tributarias en América Latina y el Caribe 2018 de la Organización para la Cooperación y el Desarrollo Económicos (OCDE).

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 15:12

Exlíder de la Sección 22 contiende por el Distrito 4 de Oaxaca; en 2017 se embolsó $287 mil sin estar frente a grupo; en 2012 fue denunciado por allanamiento, amenazas y lesiones

Protagonista de cierres carreteros, tomas de edificios públicos, plantones y marchas, el exdirigente de la Sección 22 de la Coordinadora Nacional de Trabajadores de la Educación (CNTE) Azael Santiago Chepi es candidato de Morena a una diputación federal por el distrito 4 con cabecera en Tlacolula de Matamoros, Oaxaca, y sin estar frente a grupo cobró más de 287 mil pesos durante 2017, de acuerdo con el Fondo de Aportaciones para la Nómina Educativa y el Gasto Operativo (Fone).

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 14:58

Una boda en el histórico ex convento causó la indignación de la población

El vicecoordinador de la fracción parlamentaria del Partido de la Revolución Democrática (PRD), Horacio Antonio Mendoza, exhortó al titular de la delegación estatal del Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia (INAH) informe al Congreso quién solicitó el uso del ex convento de Cuilápam de Guerrero, para efectuar un evento social privado el pasado 17 de marzo.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 14:38

En este periodo vacacional, una de las actividades recreativas por antonomasia es la visita a balnearios, albercas públicas, lagunas, canales de riego o presas. Sin embargo, es necesario que antes de tomar ese chapuzón tenga cuidado con la calidad del agua, ya que en muchas ocasiones pueden estar mal clorados o contaminados y provocar afectaciones a la salud.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 14:10

María de Jesús Melgar Vásquez, legisladora local por el partido Morena, propuso una reforma de ley para que los padres respeten y apoyen las decisiones de sus hijos en cuanto a su futuro educativo, creencias e ideologías siempre y cuando no atente contra la integridad del menor.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 13:39

En el Palacio Municipal de Nochixtlán permaneció el edil y seguidores en resguardo, luego de encender la mecha que retomó el Comité de Víctimas y el magisterio.

Desde el 2016 la policía estatal se retiró del municipio de Asunción Nochixtlán, por el conflicto socio-político que dejó un saldo de ocho personas muertas, según la cifra oficial, y desde entonces, se han incrementado los homicidios, asaltos, robos a casa habitación, entre otros, aseveró el diputado local por ese distrito Herminio Manuel Cuevas Chávez.

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Miércoles, 28 de Marzo de 2018 13:29

Mediante un comunicado el Instituto Estatal Electoral y de Participación Ciudadana de Oaxaca (IEEPCO) informó a la ciudadanía que la tarde del 27 de marzo, la intervención pacífica de las autoridades de gobierno, de seguridad pública y de la Defensoría de los Derechos Humanos del Pueblo de Oaxaca, permitieron la liberación de las personas retenidas en las instalaciones sede de este instituto.

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El próximo domingo 1 de abril entrará en vigor el cambio de Horario de Verano en la República Mexicana, por lo que se recuerda a la población adelantar una hora los relojes, antes de irse a dormir el sábado 31 de marzo, para que al día siguiente inicien sus actividades con el nuevo horario.

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Acompañado de Gerardo Ruiz Esparza, el gobernador, Alejandro Murat dio el banderazo a los trabajos que dan continuidad a la obra de la supercarretera a la Costa

El gobernador Alejandro Murat reafirmó la voluntad y compromiso de su gobierno para trabajar de manera conjunta con el Gobierno Federal para la conclusión de las carreteras que conecten a la Ciudad de Oaxaca con las regiones de la Costa e Istmo; dos proyectos carreteros de gran envergadura que detonarán el desarrollo turístico y económico de la entidad.

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*Designa como nuevos magistrados a “dueño” de portal que prestaría nombre al padre del ex mandatario, y a ex delegado de PGR acusado de acoso sexual.

El gobernador del Estado, Alejandro Murat Hinojosa, envió a la LXIII Legislatura la notificación de la designación de dos nuevos Magistrados de la Sala Unitaria y de la Sala Superior del Tribunal Superior del Justicia del Estado a afecto de que sean avalados por las dos terceras partes de los integrantes del Congreso del Estado.

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Durante seis emisiones el Parque Central albergó a más de 50 mil visitantes locales, nacionales e internacionales

Con la asistencia de más de 15 mil personas culminó con éxito la cuadragésima edición de los tradicionales Martes de Brujas en Xoxocotlán, en donde el reconocido cantante José María Napoleón fue el encargado de cerrar las actividades de esta tradicional festividad.

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Artesanos que expendían sus productos en la Plaza Aldama, protestan afuera de este lugar y bloquean la calle de Aldama y Flores Magón, para exigir que se les devuelvan estas instalaciones.

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La Procuraduría Federal de Protección al Ambiente (Profepa) aseguró 63 ejemplares de vida silvestre al Herpetario “Bitis Ecosystem” ubicado dentro del parque de diversiones Six Flags de la Ciudad de México, debido a que no se acreditó procedencia legal de los animales.

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Utilizar espacios en los que se ha escrito la historia de México y/o Oaxaca como salones de fiestas, es un insulto, para la identidad de un mexicano

El diputado local, Horacio Antonio Mendoza en Sesión Ordinaria, presentó un Punto de Acuerdo para solicitar al Delegado del INAH en el Estado, informar a la brevedad quién solicitó y autorizó el uso del Ex Convento de Cuilápam de Guerrero para efectuar un evento social privado el pasado 17 de marzo, el monto pagado por concepto de renta y el destino de dichos recursos.

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El actor Xavier López “Chabelo” habría sido reportado grave de salud, sin especificar de qué tipo y si está hospitalizado.

Trascendió que el actor de 83 años, cuyo nombre real es Xavier López Rodríguez, sufre problemas motrices descubiertos recientemente al no poder manejar sus motocicletas.

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Un juez otorgó al exgobernador de Nayarit, Roberto Sandoval, la suspensión provisional en contra de la orden de aprehensión que fue girada en su contra por el delito de peculado, por lo que las autoridades no podrán ejercer la acción penal por el momento.

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ntegrantes de la Unión de Artesanos y Comerciantes Oaxaqueños en Lucha (UACOL), pretenden colocar puestos ambulantes a un costado de la Catedral, tras la negativa de las autoridades municipales para permitirles vender en los jardines San Francisco y Labastida.

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José Antonio Meade, candidato de la coalición Todos por México, se entonó esta mañana de términos beisboleros y sin mencionarlo por su nombre, apostó a que su opositor Andrés Manuel López Obrador entra a su último turno al bat y será ponchado.

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Una mujer policía, que tiene 16 años de servicio en la Secretaría de Seguridad Pública y es mando de la dependencia en la delegación Magdalena Contreras, resistió el intento de soborno de un grupo de presuntos narcomenudistas con presencia en las inmediaciones de Ciudad Universitaria, lo que derivó en la detención del líder Héctor Hugo “N”, alias El H, y 10 de sus cómplices.

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*Designa como nuevos magistrados a “dueño” de portal que prestaría nombre al padre del ex mandatario, y a ex delegado de PGR acusado de acoso sexual. El gobernador del Estado, Alejandro Murat Hinojosa, envió a la LXIII Legislatura la notificación de la designación de dos nuevos Magistrados de la Sala Unitaria y de la Sala Superior del Tribunal Superior del Justicia del Estado a afecto de que sean avalados por las dos terceras partes de los integrantes del Congreso del Estado.

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Haslam names addiction commission

Tennessee Gov. Bill Haslam on Wednesday named members to the Tennessee Commission on Pain and Addiction Medicine Education.

The commission, established by executive order as part of the TN Together plan to help end the opioid epidemic, is charged with developing competencies for Tennessee’s medical educational institutions to address proper treatment for pain, safe and effective prescribing practices, and proper diagnoses and treatment for individuals abusing or misusing controlled substances.

Once developed, the competencies shall be available for adoption by Tennessee’s medical educational institutions for best-in-class training for Tennessee’s future doctors, nurses, dentists and other prescribers.

“To be clear, this is not us telling medical and health care practitioner schools what their curriculum will be. This is a group of professionals from that field who will come together and design what competencies should be developed around evidence-based pain and addiction management,” Haslam said.

The commission will develop competencies for current and future curricula so that future prescribers receive instruction and training regarding, at a minimum:

• Effective treatment for acute and chronic pain, including alternatives to opioids to manage pain;

• The potential risks and effects of using opioids to treat pain, including physical dependency and addiction, and effective discontinuation of opioids;

• Proper identification of and treatment for patients demonstrating misuse or abuse of opioids; and

The commission consists of 19 members, appointed by the governor, which include representation from the state’s public and private medical educational institutions, the Tennessee Department of Health, a broad group of professional associations, and licensed health care practitioners.

• Professor Rex Hobbs, Assistant Dean and Program Director, Physician Assistant Studies, Lincoln Memorial University, DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine

• Dr. Brian A. Kessler, Vice President and Dean, DeBusk College of Osteopathic Medicine, Lincoln Memorial University

• Dr. Robert T. Means, Jr., Dean, Quillen School of Medicine, East Tennessee State University

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Florida’s epiphany on guns means little in Tennessee

Memphis resident Stevie Moore has been waging a war to take illegal guns off the streets since someone shot his son in the head with an AK-47 15 years ago.

“It’s my mission to fight these guns whatever way I can,” says Moore, who founded the organization Freedom From Unnecessary Negatives in an effort to steer youth away from violence.

Prentice Moore, 23, died in the arms of his twin brother after a feud over a woman led to a fight, then an ambush at an Exxon on Mendenhall Road where the culprits shot up the brothers’ car, the father says.

The bullet “went through his eye and tore half his head off,” Moore recounts.

With the horror of his son’s death still fresh in his mind, Moore visits the General Assembly in support of Moms Demand Action, a grass-roots group pushing “common-sense” gun legislation.

They have plenty of work to do in this Legislature, where state lawmakers are at odds constantly over weapons-related bills, especially in the aftermath of the Parkland, Florida, high school incident in which a former student shot 17 people to death and the Las Vegas massacre where 58 people died and nearly 600 more were wounded when a man opened fire on the crowd at a Jason Aldean concert.

But in the midst of national outcry from young people, as well as moves by President Donald Trump to ban items such as bump stocks, which the Vegas shooter used to increase the number of shots he could fire, the Tennessee Legislature is lightening, not toughening, gun laws.

For instance, the House passed legislation recently reducing the penalty for carrying a handgun without a permit to a $250 fine for the first offense and the confiscation of ammunition but not the gun.

In other words, a violator can get another clip and reload instead of asking law enforcement to “gimme back my bullets.”

Under current law, carrying without a permit is a Class C misdemeanor with a fine of up to $500 and possible prison time.

Rep. Micah Van Huss, a Jonesborough Republican, defends his legislation, saying it will help people “protect their families” from the “evil that’s out in the world.”

Of course, Van Huss wants people to be able to carry handguns without a permit, so this is a victory of sorts for him and others who say they believe government shouldn’t be regulating weapons.

Yet it keeps alive the eternal question: Do more guns in people’s hands mean less crime?

Throwing up roadblocks

The same day Stevie Moore and members of Moms Demand Action packed the halls at the Cordell Hull Building to raise awareness of gun legislation in the General Assembly, a bill banning bump stocks in Tennessee hit a wall in the form of the supermajority Republican control.

On the orders of House Majority Leader Glen Casada, state Rep. Mike Carter, a former General Sessions judge, rolled the bump-stock ban two to three weeks in the House Civil Justice Subcommittee.

The move caught the ire of the bill’s sponsor, Democratic Rep. Dwayne Thompson, who had two people lined up to testify, victims of the Las Vegas shooting, both Tennesseans, one of whom made a trip from Dallas to speak to lawmakers.

“They’re experiencing PTSD,” explains Thompson of Cordova in Shelby County. “They were reluctant to do this, but they felt they had to do it to really get the full understanding of this tragedy and have legislators understand the potential for danger of having these devices in Tennessee.”

Thompson says Democrats pleaded with Casada and Carter to let the men speak but they said absolutely not and told them they could come back in two weeks when the bill is heard.

“They really had worked up this courage to speak to the committee, but they were denied that, to be able to give a better understanding to legislators about the full tragedy, the bodies falling around them, the chaos, the tragedy which I hope never, ever happens in this country again,” Thompson adds, “and we need to pass laws that help to prevent these tragedies from happening in the future.”

State Sen. Jeff Yarbro points out the committee sent the men out of the room “without the common decency” to discuss the matter.

“Those of us who work in and around the Legislature grow numb sometimes to this B.S. But it is unconscionable that we treat problems of people with such contempt and gamesmanship and ignore their problems simply because leadership wants to follow the direction of lobbyists and special interests,” says Yarbro, a Nashville Democrat.

“It’s embarrassing for the state, and no one in the state should tolerate it.”

Rep. Bo Mitchell, another Nashville Democrat, agrees, noting Tennessee seems to be the only state in the country weakening gun law after Florida buried 17 shooting victims.

“Until people start caring more about the PTA than they do the NRA, we’re not gonna solve any problems. I’m sorry, I’ve got two children in school, so I’m gonna listen to the PTA every time,” Mitchell adds.

Casada defends his actions, saying he wanted to wait until the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms issued a decision on banning bump stocks so the state wouldn’t risk being overruled. He points out the matter involves the Second Amendment, which is regulated by the federal government.

The Franklin Republican, who wields a good deal of authority by vote-counting in the supermajority, says Thompson didn’t tell him he had speakers coming to testify and, thus, pushed the bill to the end of the subcommittee’s calendar, the last day it meets.

Did he step on their opportunity to be heard?

“We did but it was inadvertent. I hope they come back in two weeks,” Casada adds.

Considering the Legislature wastes a lot of time finagling over joint resolutions and worthless bills, the subcommittee could have given these two people six minutes out of their busy lives to speak. After all, their lives were on the line last summer. And, as many a lawmaker has said, you can move the State Capitol with a majority vote.

Oddly enough, bump stocks might be banned by President Trump’s Republican administration with Attorney General Jeff Sessions moving to clarify federal law and include a ban of bump-stock devices under a definition for machine guns, according to reports. Sessions has said the Department of Justice would go for the ban regardless of action by the ATF, which has said Congress would have to enact a ban.

For Casada and others waiting for the ATF, its analysis and public comment period was to take months, according to a report from The Hill. So anyone wanting to speak on Thompson’s legislation better not hold their breath – at least while Casada puts a clamp on the bill.

Waiting is the hardest part

Meanwhile, Gov. Bill Haslam put together a “working group” of legislators and state leaders to review school safety across Tennessee to make recommendations, an effort to avert disaster.

Of course, it includes no Democrats or minorities, who often don’t fit into the Republican-controlled world on Capitol Hill. The group will have to work quickly, too, because the Legislature is hoping to go home in a month.

If nothing is done by that time, legislators will be coming back to Nashville all summer long to jack things up and collect their per diems. Lt. Gov. Randy McNally even mentions the possibility of a special session, though he doesn’t advocate one and hopes executive measures can be taken instead to deal with building security and access, school resource officers and mental health.

The possibility of arming teachers is tossed about, as well, with legislation by Rep. David Byrd, a Waynesboro Republican, allowing private gun-class teachers to provide training for educators selected by administrators in every school district. Byrd, who put his measure on hold to see what comes out of the governor’s plan, really just wanted more school resource officers in his district.

In this atmosphere, most people favor such a move, which could require a good deal of money for salaries. It certainly makes more sense than asking teachers to go through hundreds of hours training to wield guns.

Moore and his wife, Rosiland, say they oppose arming teachers, no matter the motivation.

“We feel there should be another option in how we create safety in our schools, how they enter, how we monitor that, because we’ll have more guns and more killing, and that’s not what we want to do,” Rosiland Moore points out.

With Casada calling the matter a “problem of the heart,” and Democrats tending to say they want to limit guns on campuses and prohibit bump stocks and machine-gun devices, this partisan argument will go on forever and ever.

Fortunately, people such as the Moores have an eye toward both matters, with their organization, F.F.U.N., trying to teach young people how to resolve conflict without violence. Whether they can turn young people in another direction in a world that glorifies violence and weaponry is another question.

But Stevie Moore, with his son’s terrible death in the back of his mind, will keeping trying.

Sam Stockard is a Nashville-based reporter covering the Legislature for the Nashville Ledger, Memphis Daily News, Knoxville Ledger and Hamilton County Herald. He can be reached at sstockard44@gmail.com.

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