Archive for May 11th, 2017

Jackson Police ask for your assistance in the 2017 Battle of the Badges.

on May 11, 2017, 8:44 AM / in Announcements

Jackson Police need your assistance with giving blood during this 2017 Battle of the Badges. On May 4th, Jackson Police in partnership with the Jackson Madison County Health Department equipped the officers of the Jackson Police Department with Tactical Medical Bags. These bags are stocked with material that could save the life of someone suffering from the loss of blood […]

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U.S.-backed forces liberate Syrian city of Tabqa from ISIS control

U.S.-backed forces liberate Syrian city of Tabqa from ISIS control

on May 11, 2017, 8:32 AM / in International News, National News

The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces have retaken the Syrian city of Tabqa and the country’s largest dam from the Islamic State, a spokesman for the group confirmed Wednesday. The group, mostly made up of Kurdish and Arab fighters, has been battling ISIS for weeks in the city, which is located about 25 miles west of Raqqa. With both Tabqa and […]

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Aetna announces pullout from its last 2 ObamaCare markets

Aetna announces pullout from its last 2 ObamaCare markets

on May 11, 2017, 8:30 AM / in National News, State News

Aetna announced Wednesday that it would stop offering ObamaCare health insurance coverage next year in Delaware and Nebraska, the only two states where it is still participating in the Affordable Care Act’s individual insurance market. Aetna had already announced it was pulling out of Virginia and Iowa after exiting several other states in 2016. Rival insurers Humana and UnitedHealth Group […]

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Education Secretary Betsy DeVos booed at historically black university

on May 11, 2017, 8:27 AM / in National News

Graduates booed Education Secretary Betsy DeVos on Wednesday as she gave a commencement address at Florida’s Bethune-Cookman, a historically black university. DeVos’ appearance was part of a Trump administration outreach effort to historically black colleges and universities. Many students at the Florida school, however, had called the move phony, and objected to DeVos’ appearance. About half of the 380 graduates […]

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Preach Scripture, Fill the Pews: Seekers Seek Truth

Preach Scripture, Fill the Pews: Seekers Seek Truth

on May 11, 2017, 7:54 AM / in National News, Religion

By John Stonestreet, Stan Guthrie   /  Christian Headlines.com H/T to Thomas According to a new Gallup survey, the quality of the worship band isn’t the main reason people go to church. Neither is it thriving kids’ programs. Or even a dynamic personality behind the pulpit. No, respondents said that “Sermons that teach about Scripture” are the reason they show up […]

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United Methodist Church In Turmoil Over LGBT Issues

United Methodist Church In Turmoil Over LGBT Issues

on May 11, 2017, 7:35 AM / in National News, Religion

The article below was written in late April of this year but the issue has been brewing for years in the United Methodist Church. Like the Boy Scouts the church was taken a left view of its religious  position on the issue of homosexuality within the church. The Church position on inclusion of  those that sin is based on “all […]

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Watson’s much-amended municipal de-annexation bill clears Tennessee Senate

Watson’s much-amended municipal de-annexation bill clears Tennessee Senate

on May 11, 2017, 6:58 AM / in State News

Are we looking at an out for North West Jackson Residents who were forcibly annexed in 2007? By Andy Sher  /   Chattanooga Times Free Press NASHVILLE — After a two-year battle, the Tennessee Senate today passed Sen. Bo Watson’s much amended de-annexation bill that would allow disgruntled voters in sections of cities annexed by ordinance after 1999 to secede. The […]

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Tennessee lawmakers end session after last-minute negotiations

Tennessee lawmakers end session after last-minute negotiations

on May 11, 2017, 6:37 AM / in State News

By Joel Ebert , The Tennessean (Don’t worry…. the left won) A legislative session that featured infighting among the majority party and the passage of the state’s first gas tax increase in nearly 30 years wrapped up Wednesday after lawmakers approved a final round of bills. The final pieces of legislation lawmakers addressed ranged from increasing the amount of money legislative candidates could […]

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Sen. Lamar Alexander: Women will have important role in crafting Obamacare replacement bill

Sen. Lamar Alexander: Women will have important role in crafting Obamacare replacement bill

on May 11, 2017, 6:27 AM / in National News

By Michael Collins, USA TODAY NETWORK Sen. Lamar Alexander insisted Wednesday, from Washington, that women will have a seat at the table as Senate Republicans work to craft a bill to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. “It’s import to get every voice heard in this discussion,” said Alexander, chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee. […]

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A White Stone

A White Stone

on May 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I will give him a white stone, and on the stone a new name written which no one knows except him who receives it. – Revelation 2:17 Our Lord’s message to the church at Pergamum has a curious reference to “a new name” written on “a white stone” (Revelation 2:17). What could this mean? There are two plausible explanations. In […]

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May 11th in History

May 11th in History

on May 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

May 11 is the 131st day of the year (132nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 234 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian feast day: Abgar V of Edessa (Eastern Orthodox Church) Anthimus of Rome Anthony de Sant’Ana Galvão Cyril and Methodius (Eastern Orthodox Church; commemoration, Anglican Communion) Francis of Girolama Gangulphus of […]

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Gun Control in Nazi Germany

Gun Control in Nazi Germany

on May 11, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, National News, News

By Audrey D. Kline / Mises.org Gun Control in the Third Reich: Disarming the Jews and “Enemies of the State” by Stephen P. Halbrook, Independent Institute, 2014, 364 pp. There is no shortage of theories or writings related to the rise of the Third Reich and the subsequent Holocaust. Stephen Halbrook’s 2013 book, Gun Control in the Third Reich offers a compelling and important […]

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