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The Climb

The Climb

on June 9, 2013, 1:07 PM / in Local News, National News, News

Adam Baxter has been climbing since May 23rd  and  was supposed to reach the summit of Mt. McKinley some time yesterday.  Adam spoke w/his wife Christine Friday via a satellite phone one of his buddies carried w/him. Contact and pictures are limited because any battery powered device has to be carried close to their body to keep the batteries warm.   Because […]

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Spending

Spending

on June 9, 2013, 8:37 AM / in Local News, News, Opinion

All of us that would like to better control the spending can not do so when others are determined to spend. Advocates of bigger government argue that government programs provide valuable “public goods” such as education and infrastructure. They also claim that increases in government spending can bolster eco­nomic growth by putting money into people’s pockets. Proponents of smaller government […]

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George B Scott

George B Scott

on June 7, 2013, 7:47 PM / in Local News, News

Today was George B Scott’s last broadcast at WZLT 99.3 FM. He retired from radio after 20 years broadcasting talk radio at WNWS and WZLT  in order to spend more time with his family. A few of his closest friends knew of this weeks ago, I was honored to be included in that group as well. George started broadcasting part time […]

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U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher’s stand on food stamps evokes criticism; I couldn’t be more Proud

U.S. Rep. Stephen Fincher’s stand on food stamps evokes criticism; I couldn’t be more Proud

on June 5, 2013, 11:47 AM / in Local News, News

Editor’s Note: And if you don’t believe the newspapers and others push this hogwash then you must be one those that accepts the aid. Another reason why I don’t buy the Jackson Sun. WASHINGTON — For Rep. Stephen Fincher, the last few weeks have not brought the kind of publicity most congressmen desire. Fincher, R-Frog Jump, has been roasted by […]

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Jackson City Council Meets this morning; God Save Us All

on June 4, 2013, 6:46 AM / in Local News, News

AGENDA JACKSON CITY COUNCIL MEETING JUNE 4, 2013 – 9:00 A.M. GEORGE A. SMITH MEETING ROOM I. CALL TO ORDER. II. INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG. (COUNCILMEMBER RANDY WALLACE) III. ROLL CALL. IV. APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE MAY 7,2013, CITY COUNCIL MEETING AND THE MAY 21, 2013, CALLED CITY COUNCIL MEETING. V. INVITATION FOR PUBLIC […]

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All-Breed Dog Show: Handlers find camaraderie, companionship at canine competition

All-Breed Dog Show: Handlers find camaraderie, companionship at canine competition

on May 20, 2013, 8:30 AM / in Local News, News

Nice little article coming out from the Jackson Sun  Great picture of my cousin and her pal Written by Jordan Buie At first glance, dog shows may seem to be simply a stream of handlers in suits or dresses, leading dogs down what looks like a runway. But pull back the curtain and one can see a world unto itself, […]

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What will happen to the Boy Scouts?

What will happen to the Boy Scouts?

on May 17, 2013, 8:48 AM / in Local News, National News, News, State News

Helping the Boy Scouts Rally For Scouting Locations (Today) Boy Scouts to consider policy change at May 22-24 meeting that would allow homosexual scoutmasters.  The national board of directors for the Boy Scouts of America (BSA) met on February 6, 2016 with intentions of voting on whether to allow homosexuals to have supervisory roles over boys.  The board declined to […]

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Corker Announces New Address for Jackson Office

Corker Announces New Address for Jackson Office

on May 16, 2013, 9:41 PM / in Local News, News, State News

WASHINGTON – Todd Womack, chief of staff for U.S. Senator Bob Corker, R-Tenn., today announced a new location for the senator’s Jackson office. “Effective May 16, Senator Corker’s Jackson office will be located on Stonebridge Boulevard. We believe this new location will allow us to serve West Tennesseans even more effectively,” said Womack. Updated contact information follows. 91 Stonebridge Boulevard […]

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Random Local Thoughts….

Random Local Thoughts….

on May 14, 2013, 8:20 AM / in Local News, News, State News

The Economy On May 14th 2008 day there was a reported 1704 properties in different stages of  foreclosure in Madison County, Tennessee. That number had doubled since January of 2008. 12 of these are above $200,000 and of those 12, 1/3 are above $300,000.00. Today there are 62 homes listed as foreclosures, 98 homes listed as preforeclosures, and 222 bankruptcies. Due to […]

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Puppy Files: Is the Humane Society All that it is Cracked up to Be

Puppy Files: Is the Humane Society All that it is Cracked up to Be

on May 12, 2013, 8:40 AM / in Local News, National News, News

Years ago, when I really started to develop an interest in politics, I was and still am shocked by the amount of funding that moves through political offices. Not just the federal level, which is massive, but even to the smallest of those part time political offices. Of course, during those early years I pushed for what we called at […]

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Mayor Wishes to Borrow $15,000,000 for Undisclosed Projects

Mayor Wishes to Borrow $15,000,000 for Undisclosed Projects

on May 10, 2013, 2:45 PM / in Local News, News

There will be a special called meeting of the Jackson City Council on May 21st were the council will decide whether or not the city should borrow an additional $15,000,000.oo. Consideration of the adoption of resolutions authorizing the incurrence of indebtedness in the amount of not to exceed $15,300,000 to provide funding for certain public works projects and to fund […]

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Around Town

Around Town

on May 10, 2013, 9:53 AM / in Local News, News

Rainy wet day in the city of Jackson, Tennessee where we have been in a rainstorm most the early morning hours…. should be clearing up later today but they tell us there a chance for more of the stuff during the day and night. Rumor has it that a certain lifelong liberal Democrat Jackson City Councilman is attempting to ingratiate […]

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Rebuilding HUD with Your Tax Dollars

on May 9, 2013, 9:37 AM / in Announcements, Local News, News

This is what the Obama Administration means by reinvesting in America…. You are invited to attend a neighborhood meeting about the Allenton Heights Choice Neighborhood Planning Grant. The meeting will be held from 5:30pm-6:30pm on Monday, May 13th, at the chapel of the Salvation Army building, 125 Allen Avenue. An invitation flyer is attached. We will be presenting elements of […]

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West Tennessee Chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Association Meeting Tuesday Night

West Tennessee Chapter of the Tennessee Firearms Association Meeting Tuesday Night

on May 8, 2013, 6:23 AM / in Local News, News

Had an excellent meeting Tuesday night of the West TN Regional chapter of the TFA. Chandler LaFrain of Black Bullets International, a local manufacturer of cast and treated pistol projectiles gave one of the most interesting presentations I have witnessed at our meetings. Mr. LaFrain was extremely personable, and very informative about the procedures used to produce his award winning […]

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Madison County Fraud Reporting

on May 7, 2013, 8:35 AM / in Local News, News

There is a new fraud reporting link on the Madison County Website. Deputy Mayor White has indicated that two new web pages has been installed at the Madison County website. The question now becomes how do they get word to employees to utilize the if they have a need. You may visit the pages here. Audit Committee Page Link: http://www.co.madison.tn.us/index.aspx?nid=502 Reporting Link: http://www.co.madison.tn.us/forms.aspx?FID=88

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TML’s Point of View of the Constitution and Tax Theft

TML’s Point of View of the Constitution and Tax Theft

on May 4, 2013, 8:48 AM / in Announcements, Local News, News, State News

From an organization that believes that continued theft is okay! If you haven’t already done so, it is not too late to thank Senators Alexander and Corker for their support of the Marketplace Fairness Act.  They will return to Washington on Monday, May 6, ready to vote YES! Last week, the Marketplace Fairness Act advanced in the Senate by clearing […]

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Paws For A Cure Cancelled

Paws For A Cure Cancelled

on May 3, 2013, 7:19 AM / in Local News, News

Pet Show CANCELLED for Saturday, May 4th at Conger Park (Formerly Highland Park due to weather. Yes, it’s true.  We had to cancel Paws For A Cure due to bad weather, but that doesn’t mean we can’t still have fun.  I’ll be at Tail Wagger’z (thanks to Kindall Smith) from 11-3 on Saturday, May 4th handing out goody bags!  I’ll also be […]

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Constitution Party of Gibson County

Constitution Party of Gibson County

on April 25, 2013, 8:44 AM / in Announcements, Local News, State News

Constitution Party of Gibson County is organizing Thursday April 25th 7:00pm at the Senior Citizen’s Center in Milan, 1075-B Van Hook St.  For more information see the attached file and visit the links below.  The only wasted vote is the vote you cast against your own principles.  www.constitutionparty.com  www.constitutionpartyoftennessee.com

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Once More Free Enterprise Dies at the Hand of the State

Once More Free Enterprise Dies at the Hand of the State

on April 20, 2013, 8:32 AM / in Local News, News, Opinion

In a recent article via The Jackson Sun, the County Commission decided that the integration of two county bodies was more appropriate than any biding process or even the better course of letting their own employees chose the manner that they select due to proximity, equipment, or a manner of other personal reasons when it comes to health issues. Instead […]

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Minutes of the Jackson-Madison County Library

Minutes of the Jackson-Madison County Library

on April 19, 2013, 10:03 AM / in Local News, News

Board of Trustees, Regular Monthly Meeting Library Board Room March 20, 2013 Present: Brandon   McWherter  Chairman  Arlene Griffin JMCL North Manager Terica   Smith Vice-Chair  Dinah Harris JMCL Director Jerry Bastin Treasurer Carla Jacobs Director Hatchie River Regional Mike Stone Board Member Ron Pennell City of Jackson Liaison Charles Baldwin Board Member Katie Brantley Madison County Liaison Glenn Vaulx […]

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