Tuesday, June 30, 2015

FIRST WORD!

The annual Tennessee Medieval Faire ran the last three weekends in May. The most popular events included The Royal Joust, the “ridiculously dangerous” Fire • Whip • Sword Show and Warriors’ Chess, where characters fight to take over the square.

Tennessee Medieval Faire attracts record crowds

HARRIMAN, Tenn. — Fans of medieval and renaissance fairs have been enjoying the new Tennessee Medieval Faire during the month of May. As a production of Darkhorse Entertainment, LLC, the Grand Opening was held the last three weekends in May, including Memorial Day. Promoters use the slogan “Joust for You” to advertise the stars of the Faire who perform The Royal Joust. Going back in time to the days of knights, damsels in distress and princesses, the Tennessee Medieval Faire has something for the entire family. [ Read the full story ]

Capitol Hill

Working to ensure the brightest energy future for America

May 31, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

The United States uses nearly 20 percent of all the electricity in the world. We get 60 percent of our carbon-free, emission-free electricity from nuclear power, while wind provides only 13 percent and solar provides one percent. So, if the Obama administration really cared about clean air, why would it disadvantage nuclear power? That’s what I asked Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Gina McCarthy this week. For more jobs and a bright energy future in our country, we need the reliable, clean, cheap energy we get from nuclear power, and lots of it – not unreliable power that... [Read the full story]

Legal Briefs

The NLRB’s views on employers’ workplace rules

May 31, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

On March 18, 2015, the NLRB’S general counsel (GC), Richard Griffin, issued a 30-page report that attempts to reduce some of the mass confusion over the NLRB’s policies concerning employer policies.  The GC acknowledges most employers do not draft their policies with the object of restricting conduct protected by the labor law, but states that the law does not allow even well-intentioned rules that would inhibit employees from engaging in “protected activities.” A rule is certainly unlawful if it facially prohibits protected activity.  And a rule banning union activity would be such a... [Read the full story]

Your Financial Planning

Planned giving provides all-around benefits

September 5, 2010 · Leave a Comment 

There’s certainly something to be said for spontaneous and random acts of generosity. But when it comes to making charitable donations, it may be wise to give some thought to the matter to try and get the most out of every dollar. Planned giving, usually arranged with the benefit of financial and legal experts, refers to strategies that can help you maximize your giving in a way that can be financially beneficial to everyone involved — including you, the donor. A little planning can make charitable donations go a long way When you think through and compare various options for charitable contributions,... [Read the full story]

Opinion / Editorials

Tennessee Promise will need support from business, too

May 31, 2015 · Leave a Comment 

May is always such a busy month in the news, and this year was no exception.  Let’s look at the best news — the graduation of hard working students from high schools and colleges.  Many of them are now ready to enter the workforce, and I hope they are prepared for what will be required of them.  Some of today’s college graduates are more prepared than ever to enter the fields they have chosen, thanks to technology and higher standards being set by colleges and universities.  Employers are hiring new grads that have the skill sets they are looking for to help their businesses continue... [Read the full story]

ETBJ Crossword

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