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The nation’s original horse racing capitol

And yet there was a time when Tennessee was the breeding ground for fine thoroughbred horses. The first race with a purse was held in Gallatin in 1804, when most folks were still living in log cabins. Horse races were the first big sporting events to be ...

Judge to decide in November whether Sumner County schools willfully violated records law

GALLATIN, Tennessee — A judge will decide in November whether the Sumner County school district willfully violated the Tennessee Public Records Act when it did not respond to a request on the basis that it was made via email rather than in person.

Judge to rule in November on Sumner County records lawsuit

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) - A judge will decide in November whether the Sumner County school district willfully violated the Tennessee Public Records Act when it did not respond to a request on the basis that it was made via email rather than in person.

Open records trial underway in Sumner County

GALLATIN, Tenn. (AP) — A trial is underway to decide whether the Sumner County Board of Education violated the Tennessee Public Records Act by not responding to a Joelton man's email request. The Tennessean reports ( Ken Jakes ...

Auto supplier to invest $27M, add 160 jobs in Detroit

Its U.S. headquarters in located in Gallatin, Tennessee. The company says it will work with the Detroit Employment Solutions Corp. to hire workers. The grant program is the same one that brought a $31.9 million investment from India-based Sakthi Automotive ...

Sibyl Whelchel Nestor

Sibyl Whelchel Nestor died peacefully on July 25, 2015, in Gallatin, Tenn., surrounded by her family ...
Sibyl enrolled at the University of Tennessee and completed a bachelor’s degree in art education and a master’s in library and information science.

Tennessee Vols 2015 Football Season Preview by Position: Wide Receiver

That is the perception around the Tennessee Volunteers football team right now ...
Wideout No. 2: Josh Malone, Sophomore (Gallatin, Tenn.) Josh Malone did not live up to the hype centered around him his freshman year as a 6’3″ 200 pound target.

Gallatin all-stars take the long road to title game

However, the Gallatin American Legion Little League 11-year-old all-star team managed just that, winning four consecutive games in the losers bracket of the Tennessee 10-11-year-old State Tournament at Moss-Wright Park. The fifth of those consecutive ...

Snyders Wins Walmart BFL Music City Division Event on Old Hickory Lake

(Jul 21, 2015 - GALLATIN, TN.) Rus Snyders of Nashville, Tennessee, weighed a five-bass limit totaling 16 pounds, 6 ounces Saturday to win the fourth Walmart Bass Fishing League Music City Division tournament on Old Hickory Lake presented by Navionics.

Armed citizens guard military recruiting center in Tennessee

In the wake of the attacks at two military facilities in Chattanooga, Tennessee, some citizens are taking protecting military recruiting centers into their own hands. The Gallatin News reports armed local citizens are guarding the Armed Forces Recruiting ...

FPUS54 KOHX NWS morning forecast for Sumner/TN (incl. the city of Gallatin)


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The importance of local education funding in GALLATIN TENNESSEE

Yesterday, President Obama spoke to the Council of the Great City Schools about the exceptional progress being made within local and state education levels. The work of our administrators and educators has been more impactful than ever, resulting in higher standardized test scores in some of the previously lowest-performing schools and increased resources for students.

In fact, more graduation caps are going airborne as high school students are graduating at the highest rate ever recorded, with the largest improvement among minority and low-income students.

See what President Obama had to say about what we must do to improve access to quality education in America: 

This funding is an investment in our nation's future that has been able to give the kind of education our children need and deserve to compete in the 21st century. 

President Obama hopes that the upcoming budget plan by the Republican House and Senate will reflect the priorities of educating every child. If their new budget maintains sequester-level funding of the past, we would actually be giving less federal support to America’s schools than we were back in 2000.

Most alarmingly, if their current proposal is not changed, over the next six years, billions of dollars would be cut in education funding. That means we'd be cutting the support given to America's most impoverished schools, the funding that has helped create the progress we're seeing today. 

"The notion that we would be going backwards instead of forwards in how we’re devoting resources to educating our kids makes absolutely no sense." 



Campaign in GALLATIN TENNESSEE: the importance of eating fish !!!

Key message

Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish * each week preferably those that are low in mercury. The nutritional value of fish is important for the growth and development before birth, in infancy for breastfed infants and children.

Who should know

Women who are pregnant (or might be pregnant) or breastfeeding. Whoever feeds young children.

What to do

1. Eat 200-350 grams of a variety of fish a week.

    • That is 2 or 3 servings of fish a week.
    • For young children, give them 2 or 3 servings of fish a week acurdo with age and calorie needs.
2. Choose fish low in mercury.
    • Many of the fish we eat most often are lower in mercury.
    • These include salmon, shrimp, haddock, tuna (canned light), tilapia, catfish and cod.
3. Avoid 4 types of fish: tilefish from the Gulf of Mexico, shark, swordfish and king mackerel.
    • These 4 types of fish are higher in mercury.
    • Limit white tuna (albacore) to 159 grams a week.
4. When consumption is fish you have caught or other streams, rivers and lakes, heed warnings signs in water bodies.
    • If the advice is not available, adults should limit this type of fish to 150 grams a week and toddlers in 30-80 grams a week.
5. To add more fish to your diet, be sure to stay within your calorie needs.

Why this advice is relevant

Fish contains important nutrients to developing fetuses, babies who are breastfed and young children. Fish provides health benefits for the general public. Many people do not currently fish eat the recommended amount.


Domestic violence in GALLATIN TENNESSEE

Does your partner ever….

> Embarrass you with put-downs?

> Control what you do, who you see or talk to or where you go?

> Look at you or act in ways that scare you?

> Push you, slap you, choke you or hit you?

> Stop you from seeing your friends or family members?

> Control the money in the relationship? Take your money or Social Security check, make you ask for money or refuse to give you money?

> Make all of the decisions?

> Tell you that you’re a bad parent or threaten to take away your children?

> Prevent you from working or attending school?

> Act like the abuse is no big deal, deny the abuse or tell you it’s your own fault?

> Destroy your property or threaten to kill your pets?

> Intimidate you with guns, knives or other weapons?

> Attempt to force you to drop criminal charges?

> Threaten to commit suicide, or threaten to kill you?

If you answered ‘yes’ to even one of these questions, you may be in an unhealthy or abusive relationship. Don’t hesitate to chat or call to 1-800-799-SAFE if anything you read raises a red flag about your own relationship or that of someone you know.

For over 17 years, the National Domestic Violence Hotline has been the vital link to safety for women, men, children and families affected by domestic violence. With the help of our dedicated advocates and staff, we respond to calls 24/7, 365 days a year.

We provide confidential, one-on-one support to each caller and chatter, offering crisis intervention, options for next steps and direct connection to sources for immediate safety. Our database holds over 5,000 agencies and resources in communities all across the country. Bilingual advocates are on hand to speak with callers, and our Language Line offers translations in 170+ different languages.

The Hotline is an excellent source of help for concerned friends, family, co-workers and others seeking information and guidance on how to help someone they know. We work to educate communities all over through events, campaigns, and dynamic partnerships with companies ranging from The Avon Foundation to Verizon. Today, The Hotline is continuing to grow and explore new avenues of service.



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If people in the media cannot decide whether they are in the
business of reporting news or manufacturing propaganda,
it is all the more important that the public understand
that difference,and choose their news sources accordingly.
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