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Tennessee State Election Results | Murfreesboro & Rutherford County Government Elections 2010

2010 Tennessee Governor’s Race Winner:

New Governor Elect: Republican Bill Haslam

Bill Haslam
Mike McWherter
Carl Whitaker
Brandon Dodds
Bayron Binkley
June Griffin
Linda Perry
Howard Switzer
Samuel Duck
Thomas Smith
Toni Hall
David Gatchell
Boyce McCall
James Reesor
Mike Knois
Donald McFolin
Rep.
Dem.
Ind.
Ind.
Ind.
Ind.
Ind.
Ind.
Ind.
Ind.
Ind.
Ind.
Ind.
Ind.
Ind.
Ind.
1,040,688
529,834
6,496
4,730
4,665
2,584
2,061
1,885
1,754
1,206
996
863
828
809
598
582
65.0%
33.1%
0.4%
0.3%
0.3%
0.2%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.1%
0.0%
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2010 Tennessee House of Representatives Election Results

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District
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
Democrat
17.1% Clark
14.7% Hancock
28.0% Wolfe
38.6% Davis*
56.2% Cooper*
29.4% Carter
24.8% Rabidoux
38.8% Herron
74.0% Cohen*
Republican
80.8% Roe*
81.7% Duncan*
56.8% Fleischmann
57.1% DesJarlais
42.1% Hall
67.3% Black
72.4% Blackburn*
59.0% Fincher
25.1% Bergmann
Other
2.0% Other
3.5% Other
15.2% Other
4.4% Other
1.7% Other
3.4% Other
2.9% Other
2.2% Other
0.9% Other
Reporting
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
100%
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* Incumbent
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Source: nytimes.com

2010 Ruthies Awards Winners | 16th Annual Ruthie Award Results from Ceremony at Bobby McKees

Below are many of the official winners of the 16th Annual Ruthies Awards 2010 for Middle Tennessee. The complete list will be published on Sunday which will include many more categories. Check back with this page soon for more results!

Favorite Restaurant

Toot’s Restaurant and Bar

Best Bartender

Julie Anderson – Toot’s Restaurant

Favorite Tanning Salon

Hot Spot Tanning

Favorite Place to Walk/Jog

Murfreesboro Greenway

Favorite Music Store

Hastings Books, Music and Video

Favorite Children’s Clothing Store

Gymboree

Favorite Charitable Event

Jazz Fest

Favorite Doctor

Rickard Randall MD

Favorite Golf Course

Old Fort Golf Course

Favorite Dentist

Susan E. Bennett DDS

Favorite Motercycle/Scooter Dealer

Bumpus Harley-Davidson of Murfreesboro

Favorite Outdoor Store

Bink’s Outfitter

Best Tobacco Store

Humidor

Favorite Attorney

Jack Mitchell

Favorite Travel Agency

International Cruise & Travel

Favorite Shoe Store

Marti & Liz Shoes

Favorite Cell Phone Retailer

Verizon Wireless

Favorite Place to Hear Gossip

Murfreesboro Athletic Club

Favorite Music Instrument & Supply Store

The Music Stop

Favorite Sporting Goods Store

Dick’s Sporting Goods

Favorite Pet Store

Animal City

Favorite Coffee Shop

Starbucks Coffee

Best Place For Donuts

Donut Country

Best Place to Get a Haircut – Cannon County

Cutting Edge

Favorite Garden Shop

Martin’s Home and Garden

Favorite Employer – Smyrna/Lavergne

Parker’s Heating and Cooling

Favorite Real Estate Agent – Cannon County

Jan Todd

Favorite Pawn Shop

Tom’s Pawn & Wholesale Jewelry

Favorite Place to Watch People

Murfreesboro Athletic Club

Favorite Bicycle Shop

Murfreesboro Outdoor and Bicycle

Favorite Hardware Store

Farrer Bros Hardware Rental Service

Favorite Drug Store/Pharmacy – Smyrna/Lavergne

Smyrna Rexall Drugs

Favorite OG-GYN

Leigh Redden MD

Favorite School Principal

Martin Kay – Walter Hill Elementary

Favorite Cosmetic Surgery Center

Athletic Center of Murfreesboro

Favorite Place for Entertainment

Liquid Smoke

Favorite Meat & Three Restaurant

Kleervu Lunchroom

Best Wine Selection (Restaurant/Bar)

Maple Street Grill

Favorite Japanese Restaurant

Fuji Japanese Steakhouse & Sushi

Favorite Burger Restaurant

Five Guys Burgers and Fries

Favorite Chicken Restaurant

Chik-Fil-A

Best Breakfast Restaurant

Cracker Barrel Old Country Store

Favorite Mexican Restaurant

Camino Real Mexican Restaurant

Favorite Place for a Sub-Sandwhich

Jersey Mike’s Subs

Best Pizza Delivery

Papa John’s Pizza

Favorite Italian Restaurant

Carrabba’s Italian Grill

Favorite Place to buy an Engagement Ring

Bell Jewelers

Favorite Place to Eat Catfish

Mike’s Catfish Cafe

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Federal Government Supports Murfreesboro Tennessee Mosque

Fox News Report: The Department of Justice issues a warning to the opponents of the controversial Murfreesboro, Tennessee mosque plans.

Watch the latest video at video.foxnews.com

Recent Murfreesboro Mosque (Islamic Center) News Stories:

Chancery Court Hearing on Islamic Center Construction

Opposition to a mosque in Murfreesboro continues in a Rutherford County Chancery court room this week. A group of Murfreesboro residents are suing to halt the construction process. The land has already been cleared to make way for a 50 …

Publish Date: 10/21/2010 14:27

http://www.wgnsradio.com/update-chancery-court-hearing-on-islamic-center-construction-continues/20750/

Murfreesboro Mosque Update

The US Department of Justice is taking sides in a fight to build an Islamic Mosque in Murfreesboro, Tennessee.

Publish Date: 10/20/2010 7:18

http://www.wbko.com/home/headlines/Murfreesboro_Mosque_Update_105336393.html

Justice Department says opposing Tennessee mosque could be a crime

The Justice Department filed court papers Monday in support of construction of a Murfreesboro, Tenn., mosque, saying local Muslims were protected by the 1st Amendment right to free exercise of religion and disputing opponents’ claims …

Publish Date: 10/20/2010 12:59

http://www.rap-con.com/signs/justice-department-says-opposing-tennessee-mosque-could-be-a-crime

Murfreesboro Mosque Member: DOJ Support ‘Is A Blessing’

The Justice Department’s decision to file an amicus brief declaring that Islam is a religion is a “blessing,” says one member of the Islamic Center of Murfreesboro, which is fighting for its right to build a new mosque. “The support…

Publish Date: 10/19/2010 7:57

http://tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com/2010/10/murfreesboro_mosque_member_doj_support_is_a_blessi.php

DOJ Files Amicus Brief In Murfreesboro Mosque Case

Non political information, definitions, articles, stories, essays and comment about critical thinking, journalism, governance, public policy, economics, business, finance, science, human condition, law, media, decision making, …

Publish Date: 10/19/2010 2:00

http://newsroom-magazine.com/2010/governance/law-enforcement/doj-files-amicus-brief-in-murfreesboro-mosque-case/

Murfreesboro, Tennessee mosque wins court case

Is Islam a religion? That was the question posed to the Chancery Court for Rutherford County. That answer is yes. That answer allows a proposed mosque to be built in Murfreesboro despite community protests.

Publish Date: 10/19/2010 15:45

http://www.digitaljournal.com/article/299148

U.S. Dept. of Justice affirms Islam is a religion; Murfreesboro

Aside from procedural problems and questioning whether Islam is a religion, some opponents say they fear the new center will be used for terrorism purposes.

Publish Date: 10/19/2010 12:18

http://dailycaller.com/2010/10/19/u-s-dept-of-justice-affirms-islam-is-a-religion-murfreesboro-mosque-can-proceed/

Murfreesboro mosque debate: U.S. Department of Justice says Islam

Murfeesboro, Tenn. — The U.S. Department of Justice on Monday waded into the debate over a proposed mosque near Murfreesboro on Monday, saying that Islam is a valid religion. The department on Monday filed a brief in a lawsuit …

Publish Date: 10/18/2010 11:24

http://www.wtsp.com/news/national/story.aspx?storyid=151661

WZTV FOX 17 – Top Stories – Mosque Issue Returns To

WZTV FOX 17 :: Top Stories – Mosque Issue Returns To Court With Controversy – The attorney for opponents of a Murfreesboro Mosque fired back at comments by Federal Attorney.

Publish Date: 10/19/2010 20:18

http://www.fox17.com/newsroom/top_stories/videos/wztv_vid_5155.shtml

Related Murfreesboro News Pres Articles:

Murfreesboro Mosque & Islamic Center Controversy on ABC News
The Daily Show takes on the Mosque Controversy in Murfreesboro, TN
Arson at Murfreesboro Mosque site draws FBI and ATF to the scene
Federal Agent: We Won’t Feed Into Hype over Murfreesboro Mosque
Rutherford Co. Commission Meeting 9/16/2010 – Murfreesboro Mosque

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Middle Tennessee’s Most Beautiful People 2010: Rutherford County

The MurfreesboroNewsPress is scouting out Middle Tennessee’s Most Beautiful People for an upcoming contest/showcase we will be holding and publicizing throughout Rutherford County! If you know someone who is beautiful, and you would like to nominate them for our campaign, please send us a Facebook message at: MurfreesboroNewsPress or an e-mail at: MurfreesboroNews@gmail.com All entries are welcome! Nominate yourself if you think you have what it takes!

Please include a link to the nominee’s Facebook, Myspace, Website, or other profile (with pictures), so that we can contact them if chosen. You can also submit photo(s) via e-mail or Facebook if the nominee doesn’t have an on-line profile. Please remember to include an e-mail address for contact purposes.

10 people will be chosen for each gender. We will have prizes and a final photo shoot for the winners! We are now accepting and looking forward to your entries! No modeling experience needed! More details will be released soon!

If you are interested in sponsoring this event to get publicity for your local fashion or beauty business, please contact us for more information!

MNP‘s next Spotlight will be aimed at Middle Tennessee’s Most Interesting People, so please feel free to make your submissions for this category as well!

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Murfreesboro NewsPress Columnist Lands a Book Deal with #1 New York Times Bestselling Series!

Our very own MurfreesboroNewsPress Humor Columnist, Lori Wescott, has landed her own segment in the upcoming book from the #1 New York’s Bestselling series, Chicken Soup for the Soul! The newest edition to the series is called Chicken Soup For the Soul: Family Matters and consists of “101 Unforgettable Stories about Our Nutty but Lovable Families”. The book’s release date is on October 19th, 2010 and is now available for pre-release purchase on Amazon.com.

Lori also has several stories in consideration for the next book in the series called Chicken Soup for the Soul: New Moms Edition which could very well land her the gig of being a “Regular” in the series. Wish her luck!

You can preview one of Lori Wescott’s stories that will be featured in the book:

Chicken Soup For The Soul: Family Matters: Throw Mama from the Wheelchair

- Published in the MurfreesboroNewsPress on April 5th, 2010

Chicken Soup for the Soul is a series of books, usually featuring a collection of short and dense inspirational stories and motivational essays. The 101 stories in the first book of the series were compiled by motivational speakers Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen. Time magazine called this book series “the publishing phenomenon of the decade”

There have been over 200 titles. Many of the books are directed at specific groups of people, e.g. Chicken Soup for the Mother’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Preteen Soul, Chicken Soup for the Prisoner’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Tough Times, Tough People, Chicken Soup for the Grandparent’s Soul, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Teens Talk Relationships, Chicken Soup for the Soul: Thanks Dad, etc.

The first book sold millions of copies and launched the series. There are now over 140 million copies sold and in print in 54 languages worldwide. The Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul series, consisting of over 14 titles, is one of the first series of non-fiction books which have sold directly to teens in the US, Canada, the UK and Australia.

The series has spawned a number of imitators and parodies including Chicken Soup for the Vegetarian’s Soul and MTV’s Beavis and Butt-Head: Chicken Soup for the Butt, as well as a line of licensed products, including greeting cards, calendars, gift products pet food, clothing, DVDs, and Bibles. A parody can also be found within the PC game A Vampyre Story; a book titled Chicken Soup For Those Without A Soul can be found in the library.

The name “Chicken Soup For The Soul” was chosen for this series because of the use of chicken soup as a home remedy for the sick, and therefore it was “good for the body.” The inspirational stories included in this series were meant to be “good for the soul.

Congratulations Lori! You deserve it!

Read more of Lori Wescott’s Comedic Stories in the Murfreesboro Humor Section

Or visit her website Loripalooza.com for her extended body of work.

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Article By: Will Sanders

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Mesh Boutique: Women’s Unique Clothing Boutique & Natural Soap Company | Murfreesboro Shopping

March 24, 2010 1 comment

Mesh Boutique is a mesh of concepts to bring a fun and unique variety of items to Murfreesboro. Owners Heather Harring and Jenny Kitchen, hope to provide a shopping experience unlike anything Murfreesboro has ever seen; featuring local artwork, handmade jewelry, women’s clothing, organic bath goods, gifts, and recycled furniture. They also feature their own handmade brand of vegan soap, cleverly named Paos. “Straight from their kitchen to your bath!”

If you have never tried “real” soap over “grocery store” soap, then you don’t know what you are missing! Store brand soap is actually filled with toxins and petroleum by-products! Many people report that their skin complexions have improved significantly after switching to natural olive oil soaps.

Also, hoping to minimize their negative environmental impact, Mesh is as natural, organic, and eco-friendly as possible. By using local designers and artists, to recycled furniture and artwork, we try to keep things green.

Email: mesh_boutique@yahoo.com

Phone: (615) 895.0255

Address: 113 W. Lytle St. – Murfreesboro, TN – 37130

Store Hours: Mon.-Fri. 10am-6pm or Sat. 12pm-5pm

Website: Mesh-Boutique.com

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