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Jane Addams

Jane Addams

on May 21, 2019, 7:57 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Monday, May 21, 2018. On this date in 1935, the world lost a humanitarian, author, educator, philosopher, social worker, champion of children’s and women’s rights, and peace advocate extraordinaire. That list only begins to describe Jane Addams, whose dedication to bettering society prompted high praise from all corners. In its obituary that appeared 83 years ago tomorrow, […]

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Our Thought for Today, May 19th

Our Thought for Today, May 19th

on May 18, 2019, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

“And Moses said unto the people, Fear not, stand still, and see the salvation of the LORD, which He will show to you today….” Exodus 14:13 I can’t help but think we are being tested every day on our faith. Why, you ask, well, we believe a change is in the wind in Jackson and with that comes uncertainty. It will […]

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Architect I.M. Pei Dies

Architect I.M. Pei Dies

on May 17, 2019, 8:58 AM / in People

Architect I.M. Pei, who designed the glass pyramid at the Louvre in Paris and the East Building of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, has died, his family announced Thursday. He was 102. Born in China, he came to America in 1935. After graduating from Harvard, Pei started designing high-rises with William Zeckendorf’s New York City firm Webb & […]

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Doris Day

Doris Day

on May 14, 2019, 8:37 AM / in People

Hollywood icon Doris Day died Monday morning at 97. The Doris Day Animal Foundation said Day, who was America’s top box-office draw in the late 1950s, was “in excellent physical health” until “recently contracting a serious case of pneumonia.” Day started her career as a pop and jazz singer. She recorded her signature, Oscar-winning hit “Que Sera, Sera (Whatever Will […]

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The Army’s architect, killed by his own design

The Army’s architect, killed by his own design

on May 11, 2019, 7:37 AM / in History, People

From Beyond The Band of Brothers Lesley James McNair (1883-1944) was an often and unfairly overlooked general of the U.S. Army. This is probably because he never led forces into battle and had no heroics to his name. He was, however, a fundamental force in preparing America for World War II and is known as the “unsung architect of the […]

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Quote for Today May 8th

on May 8, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“If it were to be asked, What is the most sacred duty and the greatest source of our security in a Republic? The answer would be, An inviolable respect for the Constitution and Laws — the first growing out of the last. … A sacred respect for the constitutional law is the vital principle, the sustaining energy of a free […]

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Thought For Today

on May 5, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“However accurate or inaccurate the agency’s numbers may be, tax law explicitly presumes that the IRS is always right — and implicitly presumes that the taxpayer is always wrong — in any dispute with the government. In many cases, the IRS introduces no evidence whatsoever of its charges; it merely asserts that a taxpayer had a certain amount of unreported […]

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Quote for the Day

Quote for the Day

on May 4, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“What, then, do they want a government for? Not to regulate commerce; not to educate the people; not to teach religion, not to administer charity; not to make roads and railways; but simply to defend the natural rights of man — to protect person and property — to prevent the aggressions of the powerful upon the weak — in a […]

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Quote for the Day

on May 3, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People, Religion

“While we are zealously performing the duties of good citizens and soldiers, we certainly ought not to be inattentive to the higher duties of religion. To the distinguished character of Patriot, it should be our highest glory to add the more distinguished character of Christian.” George Washington (1778) On Aug. 7, 1789 Washington signed into law the Northwest Ordinance, which […]

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WHEN ALL

WHEN ALL

on May 1, 2019, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, People, Religion

When all is over, When all is done, When all has been lost, And all has been won….. When all is heard, When all is told, When all has been bought, And all has been sold….. When all is quite, When all is still, When all have been born, And all have been killed….. When all are flat, When all […]

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Former GOP Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar dies at 87

Former GOP Indiana Sen. Richard Lugar dies at 87

on April 29, 2019, 7:40 AM / in People

Former Sen. Richard Lugar, an Indiana Republican, died Sunday. He was 87. Lugar, a two-time chair of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, worked for years to push a program that destroyed nuclear and chemical weapons amassed by the former Soviet Union following the end of the Cold War, and he was an early voice in alerting Americans to the threat […]

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Local basketball legend, former Ole Miss star Johnny Neumann dies at 68

Local basketball legend, former Ole Miss star Johnny Neumann dies at 68

on April 25, 2019, 6:28 AM / in People

Johnny Neumann died Tuesday night in Oxford, Mississippi, at the age of 68, according to local sports historian John Guinozzo. Neumann, who played at Overton High School, Ole Miss and for the Memphis Tams, is regarded as one of area’s all-time great basketball products. He coached in Japan, China, Lebanon and Cyprus and did a stint as coach of the Romanian national […]

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Starry-Eyed Hubble

Starry-Eyed Hubble

on April 24, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Monday, April 24, 2017. Over the weekend, many thousands of scientists, math geeks, amateur lovers of the cosmos, and assorted political partisans marched in the name of science. Notwithstanding the predictable bashing of President Trump, some of the placards carried by this new cohort of protesters were pretty good. Here are a few of them: “Make Earth […]

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Elvis Goes to Vegas

on April 23, 2019, 8:19 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, April 23, 2019. Today’s date is a reminder that we do not necessarily follow the crowd and that history occasionally rewards those who do their own thinking. The example I have in mind this morning came in 1956 when Elvis Presley played his first engagement in Las Vegas. Things didn’t go as planned: Young Mr. Presley’s act left an […]

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Henry Harrison, founder of Rockabilly Hall of Fame, dies at 82

Henry Harrison, founder of Rockabilly Hall of Fame, dies at 82

on April 23, 2019, 6:38 AM / in People

He died Monday at the age of 82. Funeral arrangements are scheduled for Friday, April 26 at First United Methodist Church. Visitation is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. with funeral services following. Harrison’s wife, Margaret Harrison, shared the following statement on Harrison’s Facebook page: “To all of Rockabilly fans over the entire world, Henry Harrison passed away early […]

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Our Quote for Today

Our Quote for Today

on April 20, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“A school without football is in danger of deteriorating into a medieval study hall.” Frank Leahy / Notre Dame Francis William Leahy (August 27, 1908 – June 21, 1973) was an American football player, coach, college athletics administrator, and professional sports executive. He served as the head football coach at Boston College from 1939 to 1940 and at the University of Notre Dame from 1941 to 1943 […]

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A Note from Jackie… Pray for her

on April 18, 2019, 8:34 AM / in People

A Prayer for Jackie…. Lord, your Word speaks promises of healing and restoration and I thank you for the miracles you still perform each and everyday. Today, however, I claim those promises for my friend. I believe in the healing power of faith and prayer and I ask you to begin your mighty work in the life of my friend. […]

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Grace Gale Dolbeer “G.G.” Bray

Grace Gale Dolbeer “G.G.” Bray

on April 14, 2019, 10:58 AM / in People

G.G. Bray, age 78 of Jackson, passed away peacefully at her home, surrounded by her family on Wednesday, April 10, 2019. She was born on September 24, 1940 in Jackson, TN, the daughter of Harriet and Richard Dolbeer. She was married to Dr. Charles R. “Pepper” Bray in 1959. G.G. attended the Jackson City Schools, graduating from JHS in 1958. […]

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Quote for Today April 13th

on April 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“…The Bill of Rights is a literal and absolute document. The First Amendment doesn’t say you have a right to speak out unless the government has a ‘compelling interest’ in censoring the Internet. The Second Amendment doesn’t say you have the right to keep and bear arms until some madman plants a bomb. The Fourth Amendment doesn’t say you have […]

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Jimmy Demaret

Jimmy Demaret

on April 13, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Seventy-five years ago yesterday, Jimmy Demaret packed up his golf clubs after finishing the final round in the Masters. Demaret, who’d won the tournament in 1940, finished sixth in 1942, 10 strokes behind winner Byron Nelson. Bobby Jones, the founder of Augusta National, had already decreed the 1942 Masters to be the last until World War II ended. In any […]

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