Hagerty Statement on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

NASHVILLE, TN—United States Senator Bill Hagerty (R-TN) today released the following statement commemorating the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. holiday:

“Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s staunch advocacy unified Americans to stand strong against injustice. Dr. King catalyzed the tide-shifting movement that created a future defined by liberty and justice for all. Today, we reflect on his legacy and renew our commitment to ensuring our nation remains the place where Dr. King’s dream is realized: ‘that this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.’”

About Brad Jones

Brad is the Owner/Operator of BBB TV 12, and has been with the company since August of 1996. Brad is a 1987 graduate of Coalfield High School and a 1995 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Communications. He won the 1995 broadcast production student of the year award. Brad worked at Shop at Home, Inc. a home shopping network that was located in Knoxville, TN from 1993 - 1995 and then at Via TV (RSTV, Inc.) from 1995 - 1996. After some freelance work in Nashville, Brad joined the BBB Communications staff in August of 1996. A short stint at WVLT TV as a news photographer was in 2001, but he continued to work at BBB TV as well. Brad is married to Nicole Jenkins Jones, a 1990 graduate of Oak Ridge High School, who works at Oak Ridge Gastroenterology and Associates in Oak Ridge. They have 3 kids, Trevor Bogard, 27, Chandler 22, and Naomi 13. On December 12, 2013 they welcomed their first grandchild, Carter Ryan Bogard. Brad is also the assistant boys basketball coach at Coalfield High School for the past 11 years. In 2013-14 the Yellow Jackets won their first district title since 1991 and just the 4th in school history.

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