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on April 18, 2018, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

by Rory / This Life I Live One morning a week I meet a few of my buddies on our neighbor Gabe’s porch for coffee. Gabe is Indy’s best-friend Scout’s daddy.  He’s also a close friend and has worked with Joey and I for years on all of our music videos, tv specials and film projects.  He was also the “old-school” host of […]

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‘Full Metal Jacket’ actor, Marine icon R. Lee Ermey dies at 74

‘Full Metal Jacket’ actor, Marine icon R. Lee Ermey dies at 74

on April 16, 2018, 7:50 AM / in National News, People

By: Michelle Tan   |    Marine Corp Times R. Lee Ermey, legendary Marine and one of the most memorable actors from the movie “Full Metal Jacket,” died Sunday. Ermey passed away from complications of pneumonia, Bill Rogin, Ermey’s long-time manager, said in a statement on Twitter. “It is with deep sadness that I regret to inform you all that R. Lee Ermey (“The […]

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Prayers for the Bush Family

on April 16, 2018, 7:29 AM / in National News, People

Former first lady Barbara Bush, 92, is in “failing health” and, after a series of hospitalizations, has decided to focus on “comfort care” rather than getting further treatment. Mrs. Bush, the wife of 73 years of former President George H.W. Bush and mother of former President George W. Bush, has Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and congestive heart failure. She is […]

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Quote for Today April 13th

on April 13, 2018, 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, 2018, 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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Dead at 42: Broward County Sheriff deputy who questioned  Parkland school shooting’s gun control agenda

Dead at 42: Broward County Sheriff deputy who questioned Parkland school shooting’s gun control agenda

on April 10, 2018, 7:16 AM / in National News, People

I had not heard or read of this until a WGEN reader sent this to me just now.  There is a LOT MORE related to the so called *Parkland Shooting* than we will ever know.  Too many things that smell worse than month old fish sitting in the sun.  I thought from the start that this was a pre-planned event […]

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Quote for Today; April 9th

Quote for Today; April 9th

on April 9, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

It has been observed that a pure democracy if it were practicable would be the most perfect government. Experience has proved that no position is more false than this. The ancient democracies in which the people themselves deliberated never possessed one good feature of government. Their very character was tyranny; their figure deformity. Alexander Hamilton – Speech in New York, […]

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The Jabberwock

The Jabberwock

on April 7, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

The Jabberwock, the titular creature of Lewis Carroll‘s nonsense poem “Jabberwocky“. First included in Carroll’s novel Through the Looking-Glass (1871), the poem was illustrated by John Tenniel, who gave the creature “the leathery wings of a pterodactyl and the long scaly neck and tail of a sauropod“. “Jabberwocky” is considered one of the greatest nonsense poems written in English, and […]

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Quote for Today April 4th

Quote for Today April 4th

on April 4, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“If a nation expects to be ignorant and free, it expects what never was and never will be.” Thomas Jefferson, letter to Colonel Charles Yancey (6 January 1816). Thomas Jefferson (April 13 1743 – July 4, 1826) was an American Founding Father, the principal author of the Declaration of Independence (1776), and the third President of the United States (1801–1809). He was […]

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Why Me Lord?

Why Me Lord?

on April 3, 2018, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

I had wondered as a young man, as to why should I should suffer disappointment, or sorrow, or tribulation? What have I done that God should send me these trials? Was He displeased with me? I am positive all have these questions. Each day, I learn of someone’s neighbors wife or husband or child has the same cancer that my mother in […]

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Louis L’Amour

Louis L’Amour

on March 22, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 22, 2017. One anomaly of our current politics is that the occupant of the Oval Office does not read books. This aversion came to light last summer as Donald J. Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, and it came from the candidate himself. He has no time to read, Trump told Marc Fisher of The […]

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Quote for Today

on March 22, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion, People

Seven years ago and 9 more to go…. “The problem is that we now have de facto amnesty; whatever the on-paper law is, Washington isn’t deporting even a tiny percentage of the millions of illegals already here – or anything significant in terms of the numbers of new illegals arriving yearly. Aside from the illegals knowing that the likelihood of […]

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Quote for Today

on March 21, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“I am convinced that those who will take action have been doing so and the rest – well, the rest will do as they have been doing, pushing their heads further down to ensure they DO NOT SEE OR HEAR what is happening in front of them. Sort of like those folks who are always sick and tell you about […]

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Quote for Today, March 19th

Quote for Today, March 19th

on March 19, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded as the greatest political evil… “ John Adams Letter to Jonathan Jackson, October 2, 1789 John Adams was the second president […]

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Meet Yamila, Yamila won’t back down

on March 19, 2018, 6:00 AM / in People, Religion

Hispanic children are more likely than those from other racial and ethnic backgrounds to be diagnosed with acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL), a type of blood cancer, and are more likely to die of their disease. Work led by St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital scientists has pinpointed genetic factors behind the grim statistics. Yamila, who is now 10, has been fighting […]

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Stephen Hawking, legendary physicist, dies at 76, family says

Stephen Hawking, legendary physicist, dies at 76, family says

on March 14, 2018, 6:27 AM / in People

Stephen Hawking, one of the world’s foremost theoretical physicists, has died at age 76. On the cover of the Oxford Dictionary of Scientists, Hawking appeared with Einstein and Madame Curie, an apt demonstration of his renown. For decades, Hawking was confined to a wheelchair by a form of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease, a neurological disease that handcuffs movement. […]

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Quote for Today March 14th

Quote for Today March 14th

on March 14, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” Benjamin Franklin One of my students suggested this meant: There is a large difference between working on something with no purpose or dedication to achieving a goal, and actually acting on what you want to do and working with it until it comes to fruition. […]

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Fredrick S. (Fred) Henry

Fredrick S. (Fred) Henry

on March 11, 2018, 7:15 AM / in People

Naples, FL – Fredrick S. (Fred) Henry, LT. Colonel US Army (retired) received his final marching orders on March 2, 2018. Fred was the only son of George S. and Eunice Cobb Henry and was born July 11, 1930 in Jackson, TN. After graduating from Jackson High in 1948, he attended the University of Alabama on an athletic scholarship where he […]

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Quote for Today March 10th

on March 10, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History, People

“A limited democracy might indeed be the best protector of individual liberty and be better than any other form of limited government, but an unlimited democracy is probably worse than any other form of unlimited government, because its government loses the power even to do what it thinks right if any group on which its majority depends thinks otherwise. If […]

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Dwana Pusser dies

Dwana Pusser dies

on March 9, 2018, 6:44 AM / in People

ADAMSVILLE – Dwana Pusser was in the museum honoring the legacy of her father, former McNairy County Sheriff and Adamsville Police Chief Buford Pusser, on Wednesday, for the last time. Dwana died Wednesday night. The museum is in her childhood home, with her bedroom still the same as a girl growing up for visitors to see, preserved as it was in 1974 […]

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