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Land for new industry on County Commission agenda today / Poll Question

Land for new industry on County Commission agenda today / Poll Question

on August 18, 2014, 8:03 AM / in Local News, News

Tyler Whetstone, The Jackson Sun For the second time this year, the airport industrial park soon could be welcoming a new company that would bring jobs to Jackson and Madison County. The possible sale of 134.32 acres at the industrial park to a company that has yet to be named is the most pressing issue that is set to be […]

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2014 Wounded Warrior Fly Fishing Event

2014 Wounded Warrior Fly Fishing Event

on August 18, 2014, 7:25 AM / in Announcements

October 5th-8th (Sun-Wed) Are you or do you know a wounded warrior who would be interested in a fishing experience at Philmont Scout Ranch in Northern New Mexico this fall? Philmont, Adaptive Adventures (https://www.facebook.com/adaptiveadventures and http://adaptiveadventures.org/) and others are combining forces to host a fly fishing event in the Sangre de Cristo mountains this October—quiet streams, clear skies, cool nights, […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday August 18, 2014

10 things you need to know today about yesterday August 18, 2014

on August 18, 2014, 7:02 AM / in National News, News

1. Governor sends the National Guard to Ferguson Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) announced Monday that he was sending National Guard troops to help restore peace in Ferguson, which has been rocked by unrest since a white police officer shot and killed unarmed black teen Michael Brown. A private autopsy requested by Brown’s family concluded that he was shot six […]

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THE DRUMS OF WAR

THE DRUMS OF WAR

on August 17, 2014, 7:14 AM / in Opinion

By Reverend David Whitney The Drums of war are increasing in the world this week. Not too far north of the hot war zones, with tens of thousands of Russian troops stationed along Ukraine’s western border, the Kremlin is flirting with the notion of sending a humanitarian mission to intervene. This has sparked fears in the West that Russia is […]

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Rebecca Jane Yarbrough Burnette (1941 – 2014)

Rebecca Jane Yarbrough Burnette (1941 – 2014)

on August 16, 2014, 7:32 AM / in People

Editor’s Note: Mrs. Yarbrough was my neighbor, both across the street at her studio as well as next door for a while. She will be missed. Funeral Services for Mrs. Rebecca Jane Yarbrough Burnette, age 73, will be Saturday August 16, 2014 at 11 a.m., at The Historic First Baptist Church. Entombment will follow in Highland Memorial Gardens.Mrs. Burnette died […]

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Juror believes McCormack didn’t intend to defraud anyone

Juror believes McCormack didn’t intend to defraud anyone

on August 16, 2014, 7:24 AM / in Local News, News

In the end, Matt Barker said he and 11 fellow jurors didn’t believe Clay McCormack intended to commit a crime, and that was the deciding factor in their verdict Friday. McCormack left the U.S. District Courthouse in Jackson a free man after the jury found him not guilty on charges of bank fraud and making false statements.. “It was unanimous,” […]

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TN Education Reforms Hailed in New U.S. Chamber Report

on August 16, 2014, 7:20 AM / in News, State News

by Alex Harris Changes in the state’s Department of Education since the Tennessee General Assembly voted to adopt the Common Core standards for education a few years ago are being highlighted in the summer issue of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce quarterly magazine, Free Enterprise. According to the magazine, the USCoC recently completed a follow-up to their 2007 report, Leaders & Laggards: […]

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TVA saves ‘princess’ in distress, but payoff from coal ash spill not evident

TVA saves ‘princess’ in distress, but payoff from coal ash spill not evident

on August 16, 2014, 7:14 AM / in News, State News

By Chris Butler | Tennessee Watchdog NASHVILLE — It’s been four years since the Tennessee Valley Authority, a government utility, gave $1.7 million to the Princess Theatre in Harriman as reparation for a devastating coal ash spill, which, interestingly, didn’t affect the theater. The now 75-year-old building in Harriman’s stagnant downtown was closed for many years. Theater officials reopened 2 1/2 years ago […]

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Alexander loses his home county. Plus 28 others.

Alexander loses his home county. Plus 28 others.

on August 16, 2014, 6:58 AM / in News, State News

By rockytop Alexander’s “victory” was more like a “near death” experience. Major Mainstream Media fail as they refuse to report the embarrassing results. Analysis of the recent GOP senate primary has revealed some remarkable facts — facts which have been ignored by by traditional media, either out of laziness or their latest attempt to prematurely write the obituary of the […]

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SEC Prognostications

SEC Prognostications

on August 16, 2014, 6:45 AM / in News, State News

By rockytop No, not that SEC. This is not about football, unless you are talking about political footballs. The Republican State Executive Committee will be meeting this weekend and RTP will go out on a limb to predict the #1 item on Chairman Chris Devaney’s agenda: Rigging the rules. Devaney, who is ending his second and presumably last term as […]

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How Will Being Indicted Affect Rick Perry’s 2016 Presidential Hopes?

How Will Being Indicted Affect Rick Perry’s 2016 Presidential Hopes?

on August 16, 2014, 6:24 AM / in National News, News

By Harry Enten and Walt Hickey  / fivethirtyeight.com Texas Gov. Rick Perry was indicted late Friday on two felony counts for alleged abuse of power by a state grand jury, the AP reported. BREAKING: Texas Gov. Rick Perry indicted for abuse of power over threat to veto prosecutors’ funding. — The Associated Press (@AP) August 15, 2014 Christopher Hooks at […]

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Rick Perry indicted on two felonies

Rick Perry indicted on two felonies

on August 16, 2014, 6:18 AM / in National News, News

By Christy Hoppe  / Dallas News AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry was indicted on two felony counts for abuse of official capacity and coercion of a public servant late Friday by a Travis County grand jury. The case stems from Perry’s vetoing the $7.5 million biennial funding for the Travis County Public Integrity Unit last year. He threatened to withhold […]

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Flash Back to August 16th 2007

Flash Back to August 16th 2007

on August 16, 2014, 6:00 AM / in Opinion

Good Morning This is from a friend of ours named Bill Fox in Memphis I never heard of Quisling until this morning and now I’m sorry that I know what it is. What in the hell is wrong with people today. For some unknown reason, I have never been excited about Huckabee and now I know why. What makes a reasoning […]

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DO YOU SPEAK….?

DO YOU SPEAK….?

on August 16, 2014, 5:59 AM / in Bedtime Stories

A Swiss man, looking for directions, pulls up at a bus stop where two Americans are waiting. “Entschuldigung, koennen Sie Deutsch sprechen?” he asks. The two Americans just stare at him. “Excusez-moi, parlez vous Francais?” he tries. The two continue to stare. “Parlare Italiano?” No response. “Hablan ustedes Espanol?” Still nothing. The Swiss guy drives off, extremely disgusted. The first […]

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Robin Williams Got Us Thinking

Robin Williams Got Us Thinking

on August 15, 2014, 8:57 AM / in Opinion

By Gary North “There, but for the grace of God, go I.” I don’t know when I first heard that, but it was many decades ago. From time to time, we are reminded of its truth. I begin with an example of poor timing. KISS lead performer Gene Simmons, on July 31, gave an interview. This part was picked up […]

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Air Carriers Required To Increase Reports of Animal Incidents

Air Carriers Required To Increase Reports of Animal Incidents

on August 15, 2014, 8:27 AM / in National News, News

By Phil Guidry, Senior Policy Analyst, AKC Government Relations In July, the United States Department of Transportation (DOT) issued the final version of a rule that amends the requirements for air carriers to report incidents involving the loss, injury, or death of an animal during air transport. In 2010, DOT received a petition from the Animal Legal Defense Fund to […]

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10 things you need to know today about yesterday August 15th 2014

10 things you need to know today about yesterday August 15th 2014

on August 15, 2014, 8:25 AM / in National News, News

1. Missouri Highway Patrol takes over security from police in Ferguson Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon (D) announced Thursday that the State Highway Patrol would take over security in the St. Louis suburb of Ferguson after five days of protests over the killing of an unarmed black teenager, Michael Brown, by a police officer. Nixon was facing rising criticism over the […]

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Why the Libertarian Moment Isn’t Here

Why the Libertarian Moment Isn’t Here

on August 15, 2014, 6:50 AM / in Opinion

by Daniel Greenfield The debate over whether the “Libertarian Moment” has arrived and whether it will arrive on Monday or Tuesday is symptomatic of why the moment hasn’t arrived.  No one is debating whether the socialist moment has arrived. They’re either championing it or fighting a rear guard action against it. The debate over the libertarian moment and its train […]

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Prolife issues: the Yes on 1 campaign

Prolife issues: the Yes on 1 campaign

on August 14, 2014, 9:58 AM / in Announcements

Friends, Because you have been so generous to and supportive of FACT over the years, I believe you would want to see Amendment 1 pass in November.  It will save the lives of the unborn and provide much needed protection for women. To pass the amendment the Yes on 1 campaign will need all the resources the people of God […]

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Takin’ a Stand for Conservatism: Joe Miller for U.S. Senate, Alaska

Takin’ a Stand for Conservatism: Joe Miller for U.S. Senate, Alaska

on August 14, 2014, 9:51 AM / in Opinion

In the history of a particular high school back in the 1960s, no pregnant student was allowed to participate in the graduation ceremony. A leftist group threatened the school with a lawsuit which led to the school rescinding its policy. A pregnant student walked across stage to receive her diploma. The following year, 23 students pranced across stage pregnant at […]

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