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11 Serious Concerns with the Benton County, TN Election Commission

Chase Matheson - july 22, 2022
Many of you remember the "Hostile takeover" of the Benton County Election Commission. For those who don't there is a recap included in this article. If you do remember, feel free to skip to the list by clicking "Read More"
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EXCLUSIVE AUDIO: Judge, Seeking Re-election, OD's in 'Half-Hearted' Suicide Attempt

cHASE mATHESON - JUne 9, 2022
OVERTON COUNTY, TN -- Suicide is not a joking matter. It is not something you mock someone over, nor is it something to be taken lightly. People very close to me have left this world due to suicide, and the emotional damage endured by the families lasts forever. Suicide is the leading cause of gun death in America, and is one of the leading causes of overall death. The Covid Pandemic exacerbated this issue, and it is becoming a problem that needs to be addressed. 

1st Amendment Audits: Social Media Edition

Chase Matheson - MAY 20, 2022
Just a quick guide on how to hold public officials accountable from the comfort of your own home! I am not an attorney, nor did I stay at a Motel 6 last night, but I have lots of experience with social media, the 1st Amendment, and holding public officials accountable.

'Lame Ducks' to Choose New Director of Education

cHASE mATHESON - MAY 13, 2022
RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN -- On May 3, 2022 the Rutherford County GOP Primary resulted in several huge incumbent-upsets for the County School Board. Incumbent Chairwoman Tiffany Johnson lost by nearly 20% of the vote to challenger Katie Darby while incumbent Tim Holden, who was appointed by the Rutherford County Commission late last year, lost by ~5% to Caleb Tidwell in Zone 3. You also had Frances Rosales secure an unopposed victory in Zone 7, but Caleb and Frances both still have to win the General Election in August to secure positions on the board. There is 1 thing for certain, and that is that at least 3 new Board Members...READ MORE.

Election Interference in Tennessee's 16th Judicial Race?

Chase Matheson - april 28, 2022
RUTHERFORD/CANNON COUNTY, TN -- Micheal Jones, candidate for Circuit Court Judge in the 16th Judicial district has released a video accusing the Rutherford County GOP Chairman Austin Maxwell of conspiring to keep him off the Republican Primary ballot. As it stands, no other Republican candidate qualified, or attempted to qualify, to run in this race. The incumbent, was originally appointed by Governor more

"He'll Have my Back":

sam adamz - april 28, 2022
RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN - One of the most crucial factors during election season is the integrity of each candidate who asks for our votes. When we are choosing those candidates, we are often sold on the level of morality & trustworthiness of each contender. These folks spend substantial amounts of money on political advertisements, mailers & signs to convince us that they share our values in order to secure our support. But are they always telling us the truth? A simple way to get an idea of one’s character is to evaluate the individuals they choose to surround themselves with. How important - and necessary - is it to build a support staff with honest, decent, competent & vetted employees as the Mayor of Rutherford County?

Decades Old Assault Allegations Against Judicial Candidate Surface

Chase Matheson - april 12, 2022
BENTON COUNTY, TN - Tennessee's 24th Circuit Court Judicial seat is up for grabs this year after incumbent judge, the Honorable Donald Parish, announced he planned to retire at the end of this term. The 24th District runs along the Tennessee River and includes Benton County, Carroll County, Decatur County, Hardin County and Henry County.

Rutherford County Schools Director Search Timeline Under Scrutiny

chase matheson - april 12, 2022
RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN -  If you've kept up with local school board news you've likely heard that Director of Education Bill Spurlock is being replaced. The decision came after a poor annual review and numerous reports of bullying came to light, making parents and board members skeptical about his ability to manage the 4th largest school district in the state of Tennessee. Frances Rosales, who is running for School Board in Zone 7, raised concerns in a Press release...

Election Integrity, Assault, & Intimidation

Chase Matheson - april 6, 2022
BENTON COUNTY, TN - Back in April of 2021 the Patriot Punk Network covered a story regarding Election "Hanky Panky" in Benton County. Some outlets even described the scandal as a "hostile takeover to eliminate paper ballots". Since then, a few women in the town of Camden have stayed vigilant and gotten involved. Their reward? They were assaulted, criminally charged, and are now being sued for $300,000.00 by the individuals who assaulted them.   

Rutherford County Schools Now Hiring New Director

sam adamz - march 31, 2022
RUTHERFORD COUNTY, TN -  While the venue may have been familiar, Monday’s Rutherford County school board meeting was anything but ordinary. Convening on the first morning of the Spring Break holiday, board members voted to amend Rutherford County Director of Schools Bill Spurlock’s contract to end his tenure at the helm of the 4th largest school district in Tennessee.

Citizens Raise Ethical Concerns with Putnam County Sheriff's Office After Human Remains Discovered

Chase Matheson - march 29, 2022
PUTNAM COUNTY, TN -  It's very likely you've seen in the news this week reports that remains had been found in Cookeville, TN. These remains belonged to a young man who had been missing for nearly the last year, and whose family had been working night and day to find peace. After the discovery, the Putnam County Sheriff Eddie Farris issued a press statement. "Over the last nine months since ...

Wayne Miller Announces Run for State Rep District 74

Chase Matheson - February 27, 2022
HUMPHREYS COUNTY, TN -  On Thursday February 24, 2022 sitting Chairman of the Humphreys County GOP Wayne Miller announced that he is stepping down. He was not stepping down as a way of getting out of politics, instead Mr. Wayne Miller announced...

Rutherford County Mayor Speaks at Spaghetti Dinner, Gets Largely Ignored 

Chase Matheson - February 26, 2022
Friday February 25, 2022 a group of republicans and independents from Rutherford County gathered for a spaghetti dinner. For those of you who don't know, spaghetti dinners are... 

TN Woman Indicted on 18 Counts Aggravated Statutory Rape & More 

Chase Matheson - February 15, 2022
A woman from Englewood, TN has been charged with 25 Felonies, most involving sexual misconduct including over a dozen counts of Aggravated Statutory Rape...

Charges Dismissed in Case of Rutherford County Parent

Chase Matheson - February 15, 2022
The Parent who was arrested in 2021 after picking his son up from school has had the charges against him dismissed. Attorney for Adam Williams filed a motion to dismiss which was granted on February 4, 2022...

Rutherford County, TN Parent Arrested!?!

Chase Matheson - January 25, 2022
Did you know that Registered Sex offenders are allowed to pick their children up from school, but that other parents have been banned from doing just that? Adam Williams, lifelong resident of Rutherford County, was arrested by the Rutherford County Sheriff's Office within 24 hours of picking his child up from school in early November. Mr. Williams alleges that the arrest is retaliation...

Suit Filed Over Election Assault 

Chase Matheson - january 17, 2022
BENTON COUNTY, TN - On Thursday January 13, 2022 Camden, TN City Alderwoman Debbie Baldwin, her daughter and school board candidate Crystal Baldwin, and a retired Veteran Debra Capriato, with the help of Act Free NOW, filed suit against now-former Election Commissioner...

Beasley Resigns From Election Commission

Chase Matheson - january 13, 2022
Gina Beasley Resigns From Benton County, TN Election Commission

Parent Brings 'Fiery but Mostly Peaceful' Posters to TN School Board Meeting

Chase Matheson - october 2021
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