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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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Tennessee Rally Against Obamacare on Sunday, March 10

Tennessee Rally Against Obamacare on Sunday, March 10

on March 4, 2013, 7:17 AM / in Local News, News, State News

On Sunday, March 10 at 1:00 PM Central, The Tennessee Rally Against Obamacare will be held in Legislative Plaza at the state capitol in Nashville. While we have stopped the health care exchange from being implemented in Tennessee, we still have the major step of stopping the Medicaid expansion in Tennessee.  A lineup of great speakers will be educating attendees […]

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Smothered by Safety / When Politically Expedient

Smothered by Safety / When Politically Expedient

on March 4, 2013, 4:14 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Lenore Skenazy of Free-Range Kids is the guest essayist at Cato Unbound. Excerpt: ..any time a politician, principal, or bureaucrat wants to score points, he or she lets us know that kids are even more precious—and endangered—than we thought…. How far has society gone in dreaming up new dangers to protect our children from? Until you take a step back […]

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RESOLUTION FOR MEDICAID EXPANSION

on March 1, 2013, 8:53 AM / in Local News, News

The Mayor of the city of Jackson, Tennessee has approved the inclusion of a resolution to be approved by the Jackson City Council and if approved forwarded to the Tennessee state legislature expressing strong support for the expansion of the Medicaid program. Below is the complete wording of the resolution. I never really approved of mayoral grandstanding and attempting to tell the Tennessee […]

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EPA scientists, medical experts fired for opposing water fluoridation

on February 28, 2013, 8:00 AM / in Local News, National News, News

(NaturalNews) Politics, not science, is what continues to drive the water  fluoridation agenda today, and it was always the impetus behind the original  passage of corrupt water fluoridation guidelines established by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) more than 50 years ago. But many  EPA scientists, it turns out, as well as other medical and scientific experts,  have bravely come […]

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Nicaragua Christian School Library Books

on February 25, 2013, 5:21 PM / in Local News, News, People

A group of Christians from Jackson Christian School will be traveling to Leon, Nicaragua March 7-14. We will be working with the children at Nicaragua Christian School (NCS) as well as several area churches. The library at NCS is badly in need of books. At present their library has fewer than 1 book per student. Books-a-Million has partnered with us […]

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Jackson TN City Council Agenda – Another Political Statement

on February 25, 2013, 10:11 AM / in Local News, News

The JACKSON CITY COUNCIL will be meeting March 5 at 9:00 AM in the George A. Smith meeting room at city hall on Main Street. Things that the council will look at are: Consideration of an ordinance to re-zone property located at the northwest corner of Lexington Avenue and U.S. Highway 70 from RG-1/FH (General Residential/Flood Hazard) District to RG-2/FH (General Residential/Flood Hazard) District […]

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Municipal Broadband Wired to Waste

Municipal Broadband Wired to Waste

on February 22, 2013, 8:25 PM / in Local News, News, State News

Over the past 13 years I, as well as others, have discussed, debated, and attempted to change the rules governing or own utility company from taking us deeper into public debt over the short sighted and financially devastating move toward telecommunications. I have failed in almost every attempt to slow this down. Mainly because there are just enough citizens that believe […]

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