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The Humane Society of the US $$$$

The Humane Society of the US $$$$

on July 4, 2010, 8:45 AM / in Local News, National News, News

The ¼ber-wealthy Humane Society of the United States continues to baffle ordinary people everywhere by charging pet shelters exorbitant fees to evaluate their operations. We saw this in March with the city of Dallas, which ponied up $25,000 for what amounted to a spiral-bound report card. And now in the city of Superior, Wisconsin, tempers are flaring over a similar […]

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Brantley Gains Approval To Move In

on June 25, 2010, 3:01 PM / in Local News, News

This last Monday morning, I received a call from Councilman Brooks who asked me to look into the 118 Allen property that morning. Mr. Brooks had received a call from a lady earlier that lived near the Allen property and questioned the activities. Both Mr. Brooks and I had, at the request of our constituents opposed the installation. On that […]

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Tennergy On the Move

Tennergy On the Move

on May 29, 2010, 7:38 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Tennergy has restarted the task of inticing other West Tennessee Utilities into there web in an attempt to enlarge its market and its influence. In March of last year Ripley Power & Light began petitioning the Board of Mayor & Aldermen to pass a resolution to form the Ripley Energy Authority. Their purpose as stated is to provide electric and […]

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Tennergy and Ripley

on May 29, 2010, 4:17 AM / in Local News, News

Tennergy has restarted the task of inticing other West Tennessee Utilities into there web in an attempt to enlarge its market and its influence. In March of last year Ripley Power & Light began petitioning the Board of Mayor & Aldermen to pass a resolution to form the Ripley Energy Authority. Their purpose as stated is to provide electric and […]

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News Brief’s May 10th 2010

on May 10, 2010, 8:08 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Solicitor General Elena Kagan Republicans wasted little time this morning staking out turf for challenging President Obama’s nomination of Solicitor General Elena Kagan to the Supreme Court. Senate Minority Leader McConnell said Republicans would not “rush to judgment” and would question Kagan’s “brief litigation experience, as well as judgment and her career in academia.” If “academia” is code for questioning […]

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Brantley Clark Relationship

on April 20, 2010, 8:37 AM / in Local News, News

Bardo Brantley has seen some good times and bad times in the last couple of years but as of late he seen mostly bad. I am not sure if it was his choice of projects or his lack of attention to those projects or the advice that he received from his business partners and associates. I wish I knew, because […]

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Jackson City Council Meeting January 2010

on January 4, 2010, 7:45 AM / in Local News, News

“Behold, I send you forth as sheep in the midst of wolves; be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves.” – Jesus Christ, in Matthew 10:16 (KJV) AGENDA JANUARY 5, 2010 – 9:00 A.M. GEORGE A. SMITH MEETING ROOM I.CALL TO ORDER. II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO FLAG. (COUNCIL MEMBER ERNEST BROOKS) III.ROLL CALL. IV.APPROVAL OF […]

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City Audit 2009 Report

on December 29, 2009, 8:53 AM / in Local News, News

I received this morning some rather alarming news about our city audit which came to me in the form of a letter from Alexander Thompson Arnold PLLC. December 8, 2009 Honorable Jerry Gist, Mayor Members of the Council City of Jackson, Tennessee We have completed our audit of the City of Jackson, Tennessee, and have submitted our report thereon. In […]

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News Brief December 27, 2009

on December 29, 2009, 8:46 AM / in Local News, News

Friday, Mayor Jerry Gist released his report to the council on areas important to city and its well being. My remarks are included. Financial: December sales tax receipts (October, 2009) are running 2.9% above 2008 within the city. Â Madison County receipts are down 0.7%. (Remember that 2008 was not a particularly good year for sales tax receipts) Property taxes […]

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Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Shooting

on December 15, 2009, 10:12 PM / in Local News

Press release from late yesterday. Typical case where man shoots a woman with the intent to kill her, leaving her crippled for life, and he could be out in 6 years… don’t you love it. CRIMINAL INVESTIGATION DIVISION JACKSON POLICE DEPARTMENT DATE: December 15, 2009 BY: Chief Gill Kendrick Man Sentenced to 20 Years in Shooting Corey Lamont Hennings, 33, […]

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The Execution of Cecil Johnson

on December 2, 2009, 9:59 AM / in Local News, News, State News

The state of Tennessee did its job in executing Cecil Johnson at the Riverbend facility early this morning. May God have mercy on his soul. “He was convicted in the murders of 12-year-old Bob Bell, Jr., James Moore and Charles House during a robbery at Bob Bell’s Market in Nashville in 1980. Bob Bell witnessed his son’s murder and identified […]

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Petty thoughts

on October 7, 2009, 7:18 AM / in Local News, News, Opinion

I have tried to come up with an explanation for the actions of some that are opposed to my approach to smaller government involvement in our lives and it has been a real challege. Even among the conservative crowd there is that tendency to spend a certain amount of political cash (your money) to provide leverage that might help install […]

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Clarksville’s Folley

on March 31, 2009, 8:14 PM / in Local News, News

The princess may the kiss the frog in hopes of finding a prince or she might just get warts. The attached file is a series of stories of the plight of the city of Clarksville, TNand the utility company that wished to provide telecom services for that city. I am sure some of you have already read them or heard […]

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Sarah Anne Davis

Sarah Anne Davis

on July 4, 2007, 9:04 AM / in Local News, News, People

In February of this year, we finally convinced my mother in law, Sarah Anne Davis, to see a doctor about the reoccurring cough and congestion she had. In December, she had been diagnosed with a light case of pneumonia and prescribed antibiotics. By earlier March, the Doctor prescribed a bronchoscope procedure and it did not look good. She was diagnosed […]

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The Campaign Trail in District 5

on March 25, 2007, 9:16 AM / in Local News, News

I only have 45 days left in the campaign and each day seems to bring a better and brighter day for me to look forward to. Win or lose, I certainly have enjoyed myself to date. I have had a much more relaxed time in conversing with those in my district and interviewing with the likes of the Jackson Sun […]

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A little bit about me

A little bit about me

on August 7, 2005, 4:49 AM / in Local News, News, Opinion, People

I received a posting yesterday that I have yet had a chance to respond to. None the less I thought I would share it with you since it was based on a rant I had over a month ago… on  both this website and the Madison County Grapevine (A little used posting site that I happen to have inherited.) The […]

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