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Longtime PBS anchor Jim Lehrer dies at 85

Longtime PBS anchor Jim Lehrer dies at 85

on January 24, 2020, 9:15 AM / in People

Jim Lehrer, the longtime PBS anchor who moderated more presidential debates than anyone else, has died at 85. PBS announced Lehrer’s death Thursday, saying he died peacefully at home. Lehrer served as a PBS anchor for 36 years, founding PBS NewsHour with Robert MacNeil. He also moderated 12 presidential debates, the most of anyone in U.S. history, and wrote numerous […]

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If God were a football fan

If God were a football fan

on January 23, 2020, 7:23 AM / in Football, People, Religion

By Richard Rowland If God were a football fan, his team would be the Patriots. I’m not into sports all that much, in fact, I can’t name one of today’s quarterbacks, other than Tom Brady. Speaking of quarterbacks, how was it, I wonder, the term quarterback was arrived at? Going back a few years, not sure exactly when, I began […]

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Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

Monty Python star Terry Jones dies at 77

on January 23, 2020, 7:20 AM / in People

The beloved actor, screenwriter, director, author and historian was known as the famed troupe’s underrated but passionate heart. Terry Jones, a founding member of Monty Python and a beloved comedian, screenwriter, film director, poet, historian and author, has died. He was 77. Jones had been suffering from dementia, which was revealed publicly by his son, Bill, in September 2016. It […]

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William Bill Herndon

on January 22, 2020, 5:52 PM / in People

William M. “Bill” Herndon, age 75, died on Saturday, January 18, 2020 at the Jackson Madison County General Hospital. A native of Jackson-Madison County, he was born the son of Claribel Exum Herndon and the late W.O. Herndon. He was a graduate of Jackson High School and served his country in the United States Navy. He was retired as a […]

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Celebrating Stonewall Jackson

Celebrating Stonewall Jackson

on January 22, 2020, 8:30 AM / in History, People

by Edward Allegretti  |   Faith & Heritage From reading various books concerning the War Between the States, I’ve seen both sides concur that Lt. Gen. Thomas “Stonewall” Jackson was one of the best generals during the war and one of the best generals from these United States.  He was not only an exemplary general and soldier during the War Between the […]

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Senator H.L. “Bill” Richardson, Political Maverick and GOA Founder, Passes Away at 92

Senator H.L. “Bill” Richardson, Political Maverick and GOA Founder, Passes Away at 92

on January 21, 2020, 7:29 AM / in People

Senator H. L. “Bill” Richardson, founder of Gun Owners of America and Gun Owners of California, went home to be with the Lord on January 13, 2020. He was 92. A nationally recognized, twenty-two-year veteran of the California State Senate, Richardson’s extensive career was primarily focused on the preservation and protection of the Second Amendment. An active hunter and outdoorsman, […]

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Quote for Today January 21st

Quote for Today January 21st

on January 21, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Life is one big road with lots of signs. So when you riding through the ruts, don’t complicate your mind. Flee from hate, mischief and jealousy. Don’t bury your thoughts, put your vision to reality. Wake Up and Live! Bob Marley Robert Nesta “Bob” Marley was a Jamaican reggae singer-songwriter, musician, and guitarist who achieved international fame and acclaim. Starting […]

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Nashville singer-songwriter David Olney dies at 71 after performance

Nashville singer-songwriter David Olney dies at 71 after performance

on January 20, 2020, 7:35 AM / in People

Nashville musician David Olney — a celebrated songwriter whose work was recorded by Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt — died Saturday night after collapsing on stage at the 30A Songwriters Festival in Watercolor, Florida. Olney’s death was confirmed by his manager. He was 71. On Saturday, the singer-songwriter was performing alongside Amy Rigby and Scott Miller at The Boathouse at WaterColor when he suffered […]

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‘Marriage’ and My Secret Marriage Sign

‘Marriage’ and My Secret Marriage Sign

on January 20, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, People, Religion, State News

by David Fowler  |   FACT Shortly after my wife and I married (36 years ago), we developed a way in which we could secretly express our marital love for each other. I would often use it when waiting to take the podium for a political event or when sitting apart from her in the choir loft at church. It was fun […]

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Quote for Today January 14th

Quote for Today January 14th

on January 14, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Bedtime Stories, People

“God will not look you over for medals, degrees or diplomas, but for scars” Elbert Hubbard Elbert Green Hubbard (June 19, 1856 – May 7, 1915) was an American writer, publisher, artist, and philosopher. Raised in Hudson, Illinois, he met early success as a traveling salesman with the Larkin soap company. Today Hubbard is mostly known as the founder of […]

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Milton McLean

Milton McLean

on January 7, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People

From The Memphis DAILY AVALANCHE, January 8, 1876 Jackson, Tenn. [Special to the Avalanche, January 7] From the Jackson Sun of today we collate the following; Milton McLean was hung one-half mile south of this City at the foot of Liberty Street, precisely at 1 o’clock today. Mayor King and the city police force constituted the Sheriff’s guard. McLean was […]

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Animal Portraits By Alex Cech

Animal Portraits By Alex Cech

on January 5, 2020, 7:37 AM / in People

Alex Cech has been painting pets from their owners’ photos for years now. She loves her job, and one of her favorite things is to see the subject and the portrait she created side by side. Since she usually doesn’t get to meet her pet subjects, she collects all the images the happy owners forward to her. You can see more of her […]

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Meet The Rancher Who Has To Police The Border By Himself

on January 3, 2020, 6:57 AM / in National News, People

BY WILLIAM DAVIS  |  DAILY CALLER America’s immigration crisis has been overshadowed by soundbites and political fights in Washington, D.C., but for  many Americans, what happens at the border has real-life consequences. The Chiltons own a ranch near the U.S.-Mexico border, and have to face the day to day dangers that come with America’s border crisis. See what the Chiltons […]

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Former NBA commissioner David Stern dies at 77

Former NBA commissioner David Stern dies at 77

on January 2, 2020, 7:14 AM / in Basketball, People

Former NBA commissioner David Stern, who helped build the basketball league into a global brand, died Wednesday less than three weeks after suffering a brain hemorrhage and undergoing emergency surgery. He was 77. Stern was involved with the NBA for years before taking on the job of commissioner in 1984. He served in the position longer than anyone else, and […]

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New You

New You

on January 2, 2020, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

The following was what I was filled with during this past night.  I call it a vision – as it came about without any pre-thought and it kept repeating all night long.  That told me I had to write it out and send it to the WGEN list. When you pray – WHO do you pray to?  I ask that […]

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year!

on January 1, 2020, 7:30 AM / in People
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Our New Year Wish

Our New Year Wish

on January 1, 2020, 6:25 AM / in People, Religion

Its been a couple of weeks since I had finished reading through my father in law’s Bible during my not so daily devotion and looked in my library for another Bible edition to use. I found a King James version that had been on my book shelves for many years, one that I had occasionally used for study. The other morning as […]

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Monty Python collaborator Neil Innes dies at 75

Monty Python collaborator Neil Innes dies at 75

on December 31, 2019, 8:11 AM / in People

Neil Innes — the British comedy songwriter who worked with Monty Python and played in the Beatles parody group the Rutles — died Monday, the BBC reports. He was 75. Innes’ family confirmed his death in a statement, saying, “We have lost a beautiful, kind, gentle soul whose music and songs touched the heart of everyone and whose intellect and search for truth inspired […]

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Gandhi’s note to Hitler suggesting peace, a child’s advice for poorly President Nixon to eat his greens and classic Steve Martin humour for a fan: Some of the greatest letters you will ever read

Gandhi’s note to Hitler suggesting peace, a child’s advice for poorly President Nixon to eat his greens and classic Steve Martin humour for a fan: Some of the greatest letters you will ever read

on December 31, 2019, 6:00 AM / in History, People

By Ted Thornhill As Adolf Hitler pulled the world ever closer to conflict in 1939, Mohandas Gandhi wrote him a personal letter, urging him to pull back from the brink ‘for the sake of humanity’. The German dictator never received the letter because it was intercepted by the British government – but it’s been published in a book called Letters […]

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a gruffalo christmas

a gruffalo christmas

on December 29, 2019, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

a gruffalo christmas Special Thanks to Jackie By Rory  /  This Life I Live “A Gruffalo… what’s a Gruffalo? A Gruffalo… why, didn’t you know? There’s no such thing as a Gruffalo!” Those are lines from Indiana’s favorite book and video called “The Gruffalo”. In the story, a mouse goes for a stroll through the deep dark wood to find […]

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