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I was attacked

I was attacked

on July 22, 2017, 8:14 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Special Thanks to Thomas This morning it was NPP’s turn to make breakfast (Spanish omlette applewood bacon, blueberry muffins) so I fed the dogs and then got out the bird seed and hummingbird food and started to make the rounds. Only one hummingbird feeder was empty, out of 9, but as soon as I approached it I was attacked by […]

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Police Charge 16-Year-Old Male in East University Parkway Homicide

Police Charge 16-Year-Old Male in East University Parkway Homicide

on July 22, 2017, 7:52 AM / in Local News

Police Charge 16-Year-Old Male in East University Parkway Homicide Special thanks to Thomas A 16-year-old male faces a homicide charge in connection to the July 13th murder of Michael Jerod Harris. The juvenile is currently being held, with no bond, at the Madison County Juvenile Detention Center. He is expected have an initial appearance and detention hearing at 10:30 a.m., Monday […]

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New Organization Seeks To Free Dogs From Tethered Life

New Organization Seeks To Free Dogs From Tethered Life

on July 22, 2017, 7:49 AM / in State News

By Cameron Judd Staff Writer  /   The Greenville Sun Greene County Animal Control Committee members in their Wednesday afternoon quarterly meeting were given information about a new animal-welfare organization now in formation in Greeneville and Greene County. Greeneville’s Janet Lemos discussed the Chain Free Greeneville Greene County group, an organization that is, according to its mission statement: “A group […]

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Politics and the Rise of ‘Christian’ Polytheism

Politics and the Rise of ‘Christian’ Polytheism

on July 22, 2017, 7:45 AM / in Opinion

An email from a constituent and professing Christian last week helped crystallize my understanding of a view of civil government and politics that is being touted by an increasing number of professing Christians. When thoughtfully considered, it amounts to what could be called nothing less than “Christian” polytheism. The email said this: “Do we want the Legislature enforcing our faith-based […]

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Week in Review by the Family Action Council of Tennessee

on July 22, 2017, 7:20 AM / in National News, State News

Sen. Mark Norris Nominated as TN Judge Last Thursday, Senate Majority Leader Mark Norris (R-Collierville) and three other Tennessee attorneys were tapped by President Donald Trump to serve as federal judges in Tennessee. Norris and Thomas L. Parker were picked to serve as judges in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Tennessee, while Chip Campbell Jr. and Eli J. […]

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Health Care Votes Coming Up

Health Care Votes Coming Up

on July 22, 2017, 7:13 AM / in National News

The coming week will be crucial for the years-long fight to repeal ObamaCare, as the Senate heads towards a key vote expected on Tuesday. But it is unclear what exactly the Senate will be voting on. The chamber will be voting to begin debate, known as a “motion to proceed,” but leaders have not yet said which bill the Senate […]

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Two-thirds of states adding jobs, government says

Two-thirds of states adding jobs, government says

on July 22, 2017, 6:56 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

For 10 Years the economy has gone down the toilet but government related positions, such as health care and public offices grew… as a matter of fact government related positions was the only field growing but now, with all this faith in the new admin, there has been a surge in the American market again. Is it real or just […]

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Week ahead: Treasury chief heads before Congress | Senate takes up bank regulator nominees | Big vote coming on healthcare

on July 22, 2017, 6:42 AM / in National News

By Sylvan Lane Expect some sparks when Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin testifies Thursday before the House Financial Services Committee. Mnuchin is slated to deliver a semi-annual report on the international financial system, but he can also expect some tough questions from Democrats on President Trump’s potential financial connections to Russia. The investigation led by special counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly expanded to […]

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Over the River and Through The Woods –  Jackson Theater Guild

Over the River and Through The Woods – Jackson Theater Guild

on July 22, 2017, 6:28 AM / in Announcements
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Meet Everett Kerres

Meet Everett Kerres

on July 22, 2017, 6:16 AM / in Announcements

At 18 weeks gestation, Everett Kerres was diagnosed with spina bifida and fetal surgery – surgery before he was even born – was critical. Because his parents, Johnna and Adam, wanted to make sure he got the best care, they chose Texas Children’s Hospital despite living many miles away in Illinois. “We didn’t know how we were going to financially be able to do it,” Johnna said, “but […]

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Wounded Oysters

Wounded Oysters

on July 22, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

God has caused me to be fruitful in the land of my affliction. – Genesis 41:52 When seemingly needless suffering invades our lives, we often ask ourselves, “Who needs all this grief?” But consider, for a moment, the origin of pearls. Each pearl is formed by an oyster’s internal response to a wound caused by an irritant, such as a […]

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Sen. Bob Corker changes mind and says he will support ‘repeal and delay’ of Obamacare

Sen. Bob Corker changes mind and says he will support ‘repeal and delay’ of Obamacare

on July 21, 2017, 9:12 AM / in National News, State News

For seven years, Republicans said they would repeal ObamaCare, no one said replace….. as it stands now we see they meant nothing like that… Even our on two Senators from Tennessee have trouble understanding that universal health is not a winning project, so why do they hesitate in the REPEAL of ObamaCare? The medical profession has a lot of voters. […]

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The Walmart Guy Vs Anti-Capitalism Millennials

The Walmart Guy Vs Anti-Capitalism Millennials

on July 21, 2017, 9:01 AM / in Opinion

Though we have never met, I smiled recently seeing my favorite Walmart employee. For over ten years, I witnessed him gathering shopping carts in the parking lot. He is a white millennial who only has the use of one arm, walks with a severe limp and appears slightly mentally challenged. I once saw him leaving work driving a new looking […]

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Is Iran in Our Gun Sights Now?

Is Iran in Our Gun Sights Now?

on July 21, 2017, 8:57 AM / in Opinion

“Iran must be free. The dictatorship must be destroyed. Containment is appeasement and appeasement is surrender.” Thus does our Churchill, Newt Gingrich, dismiss, in dealing with Iran, the policy of containment crafted by George Kennan and pursued by nine U.S. presidents to bloodless victory in the Cold War. Why is containment surrender? “Because freedom is threatened everywhere so long as […]

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NAFTA Renegotiation Objectives Would Diminish U.S. Sovereignty

NAFTA Renegotiation Objectives Would Diminish U.S. Sovereignty

on July 21, 2017, 8:55 AM / in International News, National News, Opinion

Written by  Steve Byas During his successful bid for the White House, President Donald Trump gave hope to many Americans that he was going to — as he put it himself — “put America First” when it came to trade deals, including the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Trump called NAFTA “the worst trade deal maybe ever signed anywhere, but certainly ever […]

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Trump unveils first regulatory agenda

Trump unveils first regulatory agenda

on July 21, 2017, 8:52 AM / in National News

The Trump administration for the first time is mapping out its plans to cut down on the nation’s regulatory rulebook with the release of its first agenda. The semi-annual Unified Regulatory Agenda published by the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) on Thursday is a policy blueprint of sorts for federal agencies. Under the Obama administration, it focused […]

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House committee advances budget resolution

on July 21, 2017, 8:51 AM / in National News

The House Budget Committee on Wednesday approved the fiscal 2018 budget resolution that would increase military spending, produce billions in cuts to mandatory spending and open the door for a Republican tax reform plan. “With the election of President Trump, our budget goes from being a vision document to being a governing document that outlines how we build a better […]

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Ryan: 20 percent corporate tax rate ‘very realistic’

on July 21, 2017, 8:49 AM / in National News

Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) said Thursday that a 20 percent corporate tax rate is “very realistic,” despite news reports that the rate could end up higher than that. “That’s the plan that we put in the House, and there are other ways of getting to that rate than just the House blueprint plan,” Ryan said at a news conference at […]

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Senate ignores Trump and House budgets in favor of 2017 funding levels

Senate ignores Trump and House budgets in favor of 2017 funding levels

on July 21, 2017, 8:47 AM / in National News

The Senate Appropriations Committee departed from the budget plans of President Trump and the House, choosing to stick to 2017 funding levels for its fiscal 2018 spending plan. The committee’s funding guidance laid out on Thursday $1.07 trillion in discretionary funding: $551 billion for defense and $518.5 billion for non-defense, with an additional $103.7 billion for the Overseas Contingency Operations […]

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Feds fine Exxon $2M for violating Russia sanctions while Tillerson was CEO

Feds fine Exxon $2M for violating Russia sanctions while Tillerson was CEO

on July 21, 2017, 8:44 AM / in National News

The Treasury Department on Thursday fined Exxon Mobil Corp. $2 million for violating sanctions against Russia while now-Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was CEO of the company. According to an enforcement filing from Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Exxon in 2014 signed “eight legal documents related to oil and gas projects in Russia” with Igor Sechin, the president […]

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