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Growing Agencies Growing Government

on March 18, 2013, 10:51 AM / in Local News, News

Jackson Councilman/TREEDC Legal Affairs Director Ernest Brooks, II is proud to announce the 4rd Annual Renewable Energy Event for Area farmers and businesses to be held on April 22, 2013. TREEDC Founding Members Johnson Controls, Pathway Lending, The City of Jackson, Tennessee, Jackson Area Chamber of Commerce, Jackson Energy Authority, Tennessee Gas Association and the University of Tennessee have partnered […]

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News Briefs… March 18th 2013

News Briefs… March 18th 2013

on March 18, 2013, 9:45 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Mitch McConnell Declares Surrender on Obamacare Joining Eric Cantor, John Boehner, Kevin McCarthy, and Paul Ryan, Mitch McConnell is declaring surrender on Obamacare. He will no longer fight it. You’d never know that if you paid attention to his preferred words about Obamacare at CPAC.  McConnell told the crowd that “Obamacare should be repealed root and branch.”  He also told […]

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Madison County Commission Meets This Morning

on March 18, 2013, 9:11 AM / in Local News, News

Some of the business they will be viewing: Appointment of Madison County Attorney by CLB. This is a two year term with Steve Maroney as the present attorney. A Resolution to approve an agreement between the Madison County, Tennessee County Court Clerk and the city of Jackson, Tennessee regarding issuance of city stickers The commission will ponder an agreement to […]

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Proposed TN pit bull law requires liability insurance

on March 17, 2013, 6:25 AM / in Local News, News, State News

If you have friends with pit bulls or you know groups that rescue and work with them, please make sure they know about this proposed law so they can contact this committee. The AKC opposes breed specific legislation and that’s exactly what this is. Original Article and Video Reporter’s note:  The original version of this story below provides links to […]

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A Little Down Time

A Little Down Time

on March 16, 2013, 7:32 AM / in Local News, News

We will be down for a while today. We are adding a new server and exchanging out another. We did get a new camera yesterday… well, it is new to us…. Years ago I swore I would never go to digital but that ended with the ease and versitility of these new cameras. The staff and I are starting simple with an […]

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West Memphis Considers Dog Ordinance

on March 15, 2013, 9:00 AM / in Local News, News, State News

by Candace McCowan, (West Memphis, AR) In a report on dog bites in West Memphis presented to the city council last week, pit bulls didn’t fare too well. Animal Control Commission member and Councilman Tracy Catt presented the report that showed pit bulls were responsible for 57% of the city’s 28 dog bites last year. Of the 16 pit bull […]

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News Briefs Tuesday March 12th 2013

News Briefs Tuesday March 12th 2013

on March 12, 2013, 6:55 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

GOOD NEWS!!!! Thanks to Lucy Hal Rounds (Master Scholar) has agreed to teach his class on the US Constitution and Declaration of Independence for those of us in and around the Savannah area. Mark your calendars for Saturday March 23rd and join us in the Savannah, Tennessee City Hall building. The course will start at 8:30 so be there and be […]

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Fighting for Gun Rights

Fighting for Gun Rights

on March 12, 2013, 4:23 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

At a time when gun control might have been easy to get passed, an unprecedented reaction to the heavy hand of government control reveals itself across the country. As of today, 348 sheriffs and 14 sheriffs associations have publicly stepped forward to let the Constitutional Sheriffs and Peace Officers Association know that they will not be enforcing any new federal […]

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Action Item: Medicaid Expansion Bill Going to Committee Tomorrow!

on March 11, 2013, 9:29 PM / in Local News, News, State News

Senate Bill 804 will be going before the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee tomorrow at 1:30 PM CDT.  Although at the Tennessee Rally Against Obamacare on Sunday, Rep. Jeremy Durham expects the bill to be heard Tuesday, because it is 19th on the docket covering both Tuesday and Wednesday, it is possible that the bill may not be heard until […]

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Library starts new chapter: Control now local; improvements outlined

on March 10, 2013, 8:10 AM / in Local News, News

Editor’s Note: The city and county each select board members with the city Mayor  appointing  a majority of those members (and drone majority of the council approving those appointments). From the beginning, with the removal of quality staff and management, the county realized that the influence of the city Mayor and majority board was not in the best interest of those that […]

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Hornbeak, TN: Proposal targets Pits, Rotts, Dobes, GSD and Akitas

on March 9, 2013, 8:59 AM / in Local News, News, State News

View Larger Map From Bless the Bullys Education * Awareness * Advocacy Original Post In response to problems stemming from irresponsible dog ownership, the city of Hornbeak, Tennessee has proposed, and passed the first reading of, an ordinance that would automatically declare several breeds of dogs as “vicious.” According to the proposed ordinance (a copy of which can be found […]

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MPD Trains For Vicious Dog Encounters and Other News Around Tennessee

MPD Trains For Vicious Dog Encounters and Other News Around Tennessee

on March 8, 2013, 8:01 AM / in Local News, News, State News

MPD Trains For Vicious Dog Encounters Tuesday’s shooting was another case of friendly fire when vicious dogs attack police. While we don’t hear about all of them, dogs attacking officers is becoming more common. On Your Side Investigator Stephanie Scurlock spent the day at the Memphis police training academy to show us how officers train. “We give them the instructions […]

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The West TN Regional Chapter of the TFA Meeting Announcement

on March 7, 2013, 10:32 AM / in Local News, News

The West TN Regional Chapter of the TFA is pleased to announce that our March 14, 2013 speaker will be Dr. Alexander Alperovich. Dr. Alperovich brings a unique perspective to the discussion of firearms issues, having a personal view of European/Soviet gun control models. The meeting will be held at Brooks Shaw and Sons Old Country Store, located in the […]

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Madison County Republican Party Meeting

Madison County Republican Party Meeting

on March 7, 2013, 9:57 AM / in Local News, News

GOP Meeting Announcement: When: Monday, March 11, 2013 at 6 PM Where: Grant Events Center, 1050 Union University Drive Please join us for the next meeting on the Madison County Republican Party on Monday, March 11th at 6 PM at the Grant Events Center on the campus of Union University. Our guest speaker will be Brent Easley, who serves as […]

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The Jackson Press

The Jackson Press

on March 7, 2013, 9:20 AM / in Local News, News

Yesterday we hit an all time day high for The Jackson Press of 3400 reads. That’s amazing for our site in just a few short months. What I found interesting was that the most read story had little to do with Jackson but was this little story about a writer being paid for being an internet shrill. After that we turn to […]

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Tennessee Patriots

Tennessee Patriots

on March 6, 2013, 4:08 PM / in Local News, News

David Nance needs your help… The following just came into the office. The attached and inserted ad is a (quarter page full color) ad that will run in the Germantown News (In Brian Kesley’s district) for the next two weeks beginning in tomorrows (2/6/13) paper. The reason this ad is needed is two fold. #1  To send a clear message […]

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News Briefs March 6th 2013

on March 6, 2013, 6:27 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Zig Ziglar tells us about Making a difference Dr. John Maxwell of San Diego, California, says that the average person influences 10,000 people – either for good or bad – in the course of a lifetime. That means all of us are difference-makers. Miss Amy Whittington would certainly qualify as one who directly and indirectly influenced thousands of people. At […]

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Home Depot presses forward with more gay support

Home Depot presses forward with more gay support

on March 6, 2013, 5:13 AM / in Local News, News, Opinion, State News

From the American Family Association Company in full-court press to push homosexual marriage The Home Depot just gave $8,500 to the Atlanta chapter of the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) as a “Silver” sponsor of the Atlanta Gala Dinner and Auction in May. HRC is the nation’s largest and most aggressive gay marriage advocacy group, leading the charge to the Supreme […]

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Dead Confederate

Dead Confederate

on March 6, 2013, 4:28 AM / in Local News, News, Opinion

Driving to the airport, and one writes a dozen pearls in one’s mind.  Let me see if I can get this one finished.  LOL In less than 24 hours since driving home from Memphis airport, I was “making like Willy Nelson” (back on the road again) to Memphis.  Mom and I had carefully concocted this scheme whereby she would arrive […]

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Clothing Need at The Dream Center

on March 5, 2013, 4:24 PM / in Local News, News

The Dream Center at 49 Old Hickory E. is in need of boy clothes in sizes 2T to 5T.  If you have any gently used items you would like to donate, you can deliver them directly to them.

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