Archive for February 8th, 2017

Audit Reveals only 14 million in accessible funds

Audit Reveals only 14 million in accessible funds

on February 8, 2017, 7:07 AM / in Local News, State News

Omer Yusuf , USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee The Jackson City Council was informed by an independent auditing firm they have more than $18 million in general funds. Local accounting firm Alexander Thompson Arnold presented the 2016 financial year audit report to the council at their meeting Tuesday. Jackson Mayor Jerry Gist said he was pleased with the audit report. […]

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The Effects of Budget Caps for the Largest Military in the World

The Effects of Budget Caps for the Largest Military in the World

on February 8, 2017, 7:00 AM / in National News

The vice chiefs of the services testified Tuesday before the House Armed Services Committee, painting a bleak picture of the state of the military in an era of budget caps. Their comments weren’t surprising; military leaders have long warned about the detrimental effects of budget caps. But they offered stark statistics about the current state of the military. For example, […]

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The “Knights for Socialism” group at the University of Central Florida (UCF) held a workshop Sunday to teach left-wing students how to “BASH THE FASH” with a “Leftist Fight Club” open to everyone but Republicans.

The “Knights for Socialism” group at the University of Central Florida (UCF) held a workshop Sunday to teach left-wing students how to “BASH THE FASH” with a “Leftist Fight Club” open to everyone but Republicans.

on February 8, 2017, 6:52 AM / in National News, State News

By Lauren Cooley  /  Florida Campus Correspondent  /  Campus Reform The “Knights for Socialism” group at the University of Central Florida (UCF) held a workshop Sunday to teach left-wing students how to “BASH THE FASH” with a “Leftist Fight Club” open to everyone but Republicans. “In response to the record number of hate crimes against Latinxs, Immigrants, Muslims, Women, the […]

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Senate GOP votes to silence Warren after speech against Sessions

on February 8, 2017, 6:44 AM / in National News

BY JORDAIN CARNEY   /    THE HILL The Senate voted to bar Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) from speaking on the floor Tuesday night, after Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said her blistering comments about fellow Sen. Jeff Sessions, President Trump’s pick for attorney general, broke Senate rules. Senators rebuked Warren in a 49-43 party-line vote, rejecting Warren’s push to […]

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Cow carcass dumped at pro-LGTBQ Johnson City residence, victim alleges hate crime

Cow carcass dumped at pro-LGTBQ Johnson City residence, victim alleges hate crime

on February 8, 2017, 6:20 AM / in State News

“Throw it out.” That’s what Johnson City’s Gaelyn Porter heard shouted outside her bedroom window early Monday morning before a large diesel vehicle sped away. Not thinking much of it, the Tree Streets resident went back to bed, only to find out the next morning that someone had dumped a cow carcass in front of her property at 100 W. […]

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The private model must prevail when it comes to broadband

The private model must prevail when it comes to broadband

on February 8, 2017, 6:04 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

BY DREW JOHNSON  /  THE HILL The 115th Congress and the Trump administration are making America’s antiquated infrastructure a top priority. Debates about how to address the nation’s infrastructure issues have been accompanied by a renewed openness to private sector investment. Rather than simply pouring in tax dollars, lawmakers are looking anew at ways to improve systems and the tax […]

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Teaching immigrants is growing challenge for Nashville

Teaching immigrants is growing challenge for Nashville

on February 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in News

Two stories presented as one from Jackie… worth the read. These are reprinted from February 7, 2011 and 2015 Bill tightens legal services for immigrants If the immigration laws on the books were ENFORCED we wouldn’t even be having this discussion. There are laws that regulate how a foreigner can come to America and there are people set in place […]

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February 8th in History

February 8th in History

on February 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

February 8 is the 39th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 326 days remaining until the end of the year (327 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Cuthmann of Steyning Jerome Emiliani Josephine Bakhita Juventius of Pavia Meingold of Huy Stephen of Muret February 8 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Earliest day on which Feast of Orthodoxy […]

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What’s The Connection?

What’s The Connection?

on February 8, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, . . . meditate on these things. —Philippians 4:8 The image on the TV screen captures our attention and we sit down to watch. As we flip from channel to channel, is there any connection between what we decide to watch and what is in our heart? Does our faith […]

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