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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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New City Animal Control Board Starts Writing New Set Of Rules – Chattanooga

on February 21, 2013, 11:26 AM / in Local News, News, State News

by Gail Perry Original Article The city’s new Animal Control Board met Monday to start the process of setting standards for licensing that pertains to animals in Chattanooga. The board will initially have a concentration of meetings in order to establish the codes that will be required for the different types of certifications that are needed. Ordinances to regulate animal […]

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Jackson Madison County Library Board Meeting

on February 21, 2013, 11:14 AM / in Local News, News

Agenda Jackson-Madison County Library Board of Trustees Meeting February 27, 2013   3:30 p.m. Library Board Room Call to order/Introductions Foundation Report Friends Report Approval of minutes of previous meeting Treasurer’s Report Board Financial Report Director’s report Library Statistical Reports LSSI Financial Report Library North Report Staff Reports Regional Library Director’s report Old Business New Business Discussion of Library North Lease […]

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Scandal: Cities Pay Anti gun Lobbyists

Scandal: Cities Pay Anti gun Lobbyists

on February 20, 2013, 8:58 AM / in Local News, National News, News

by JEFF KNOX Cities around the country have created staff positions for professional lobbyists whose primary function is to drum up support for anti-gun legislation, ordinances and regulations. Part of these lobbyists salaries are being paid by grants from do-gooder foundations like the Joyce Foundation, but the balance of salaries, benefits and support costs are being borne by you, the […]

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Reagan Day Tables On Sale Now

Reagan Day Tables On Sale Now

on February 18, 2013, 8:44 AM / in Local News, News

The Madison County Republican Party Reagan Day Dinner is set for Saturday, April 20, 2013 at 6:00 PM at the STAR Center. We are pleased to announce that our keynote speaker for the evening will be  U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander (Sen. Lamar Alexander pushes Internet sales tax bill). Other speakers will include Congressman Stephen Fincher. Table sponsorships for the 2013 Reagan Day […]

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NO STATE INCOME TAX

NO STATE INCOME TAX

on February 14, 2013, 10:24 AM / in Local News, News, State News

A Constitutional Amendment to permanently kill an income tax in TN needs your support! On Tuesday, 1/29/13, the TN Senate Judiciary Committee will have SJR0001 come before it. Please call and e-mail the members of the committee and urge them to pass SJR1 and stop an income tax in TN forever! The legislation, “proposes an amendment to Article II, Section […]

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Memphis International Raceway Announces Partnership with Bullet Racing Cams

on February 14, 2013, 8:51 AM / in Local News, NASCAR, News, Sports, State News

February 13, 2013 (Millington, TN) – Memphis International Raceway (MIR) welcomes Bullet Racing Cams as a valued partner through 2014.    Bullet Racing Cams specializes in camshafts and valve train components for serious racers. “We are proud to have the MIR brand associated with Bullet Racing Cams, a well- respected leader in the racing industry.    I am confident this will […]

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MADISON COUNTY TENNESSEE SECOND AMENDMENT PRESERVATION RESOLUTION

on February 14, 2013, 8:38 AM / in Local News, News

This is the final version that has come out of the legislative resolution committee that passed and is scheduled to go to the floor of the Madison County Commission. The resolution will be voted on Tuesday, February 19th. The Madison County Commission meeting will start at 8:30 AM. The question of whether a verison similar to this one might be introduced by the […]

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Mr. Ketron’s SENATE BILL 283 / Mr. Womick’s HB373

Mr. Ketron’s SENATE BILL 283 / Mr. Womick’s HB373

on February 13, 2013, 10:16 AM / in Local News, News, State News

Call your Tennessee State Representative today and support SB 283 and HB 373 AN ACT to amend Tennessee Code Annotated, Title 7, Chapter 82; Title 7, Chapter 83; Title 65, Chapter4, Part 1; Title 65, Chapter 25, Part 2 and Title 65, Chapter 26, relative to electric and gas utilities. BE IT ENACTED BY THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY OF THE STATE […]

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The 900 Pound Gorilla is Leaving the Room

The 900 Pound Gorilla is Leaving the Room

on February 13, 2013, 8:04 AM / in Local News, News

The Jackson Madison County Library meet over a week ago Wednesday afternoon and for the first time in 6 plus years the tension was gone and the board had a working direction. That direction didn’t include serving coffee that no one drank and snacks that no one would eat. But it did include the removal of LSSI from the board chambers and from the taxpayers […]

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