Archive for July 26th, 2017

Perfectly cooked biscuits

Perfectly cooked biscuits

on July 26, 2017, 8:06 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Special Thanks to Thomas One morning, so long ago, Mama placed a plate of fried eggs and bacon and fried apples in front of all the family, and placed an extremely burned plate of biscuits in the center of the table. I remember waiting to see if Dad would notice, but all he did was reach for a biscuit, as […]

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Hospital: Charlie Gard’s parents shouldn’t be allowed to take him home to die

Hospital: Charlie Gard’s parents shouldn’t be allowed to take him home to die

on July 26, 2017, 7:56 AM / in International News

By Claire Chretien LONDON, England,  (LifeSiteNews) – Great Ormond Street Hospital argued in court today that Charlie Gard’s parents, who ended their legal fight to save their son from being removed from his ventilator, shouldn’t be allowed to take him home to spend his final hours. It’s “absolutely tragic … to see the hospital fight over this issue,” human rights activist Rev. […]

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Randi B. Rich

on July 26, 2017, 7:53 AM / in People

Randi B. Rich, age 65 of Jackson passed away Monday afternoon at Jackson Madison County General Hospital. Arrangements are incomplete. More will come later.

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Barbara Sinatra, Frank Sinatra’s widow, dies at 90

Barbara Sinatra, Frank Sinatra’s widow, dies at 90

on July 26, 2017, 7:23 AM / in People

Barbara Sinatra, a philanthropist and widow of singer Frank Sinatra, died of natural causes at her home in Rancho Mirage, California, on Tuesday. She was 90. Barbara Sinatra, a former model and Las Vegas showgirl, was still married to Zeppo Marx, the youngest member of the Marx Brothers comedy team, when she started the relationship that turned into her 22-year […]

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Senate committee drops subpoena of former Trump campaign manager

Senate committee drops subpoena of former Trump campaign manager

on July 26, 2017, 7:19 AM / in National News

The Senate Judiciary Committee has dropped its subpoena for Paul Manafort, President Trump’s onetime campaign chairman, to publicly testify Wednesday during a hearing on Russian election meddling because he has started submitting documents and negotiating over a transcribed interview, the committee said in a statement. Earlier Tuesday, the committee’s chairman, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), and ranking Democratic member, Sen. Dianne […]

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Trump says Apple CEO promised 3 new U.S. factories

on July 26, 2017, 7:17 AM / in National News

President Trump claims that Apple CEO Tim Cook has promised to build three factories in the U.S. “He’s promised me three big plants — big, big, big,” Trump said, according to a Tuesday report in The Wall Street Journal. Apple previously announced plans for a $1 billion fund to promote advanced manufacturing jobs in the U.S. The iPhone maker did […]

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Texas Senate backs controversial bathroom bill

on July 26, 2017, 7:14 AM / in State News

The Republican-controlled Texas Senate on Tuesday tentatively approved a bill restricting bathroom access for transgender people, with final approving looming by Wednesday. The measure would overturn local ordinances in Austin, San Antonio, and Dallas allowing transgender people to use public restrooms corresponding to their gender identity, rather than the one on their birth certificates. Conservatives who support the bill say […]

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Former Wilson County deputy clerk indicted for theft

Former Wilson County deputy clerk indicted for theft

on July 26, 2017, 7:01 AM / in State News

Chris Butler  /   Tennessee Watchdog A former deputy clerk in the Wilson County Trustee’s Office has been indicted on several charges after an investigation by the Tennessee Comptroller’s Office and the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. In February 2017, the Comptroller’s Office was informed of irregularities within the Trustee’s Office. Investigators determined that former deputy clerk Shannon Hodgin was responsible […]

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Glenn Jacobs stops to chat at Casual Pint

Glenn Jacobs stops to chat at Casual Pint

on July 26, 2017, 6:57 AM / in State News
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Mastermind Of Pilot Flying J Rebate Scam And Three Others Sign Plea Agreements

Mastermind Of Pilot Flying J Rebate Scam And Three Others Sign Plea Agreements

on July 26, 2017, 6:40 AM / in National News, State News

By Wendy Wilson  /  Tennessee Star Four former Pilot Flying J employees officially agreed Monday to plead guilty in the company’s diesel fuel rebate scam, reports WSMV Channel 4. John “Stick” Freeman, the mastermind of the scheme, along with John Spiewak, Vicki Borden and Katy Bibee, signed plea agreements filed in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Tennessee. With Monday’s […]

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Tennessee governor taps homebuilder Brown as housing chair

Tennessee governor taps homebuilder Brown as housing chair

on July 26, 2017, 6:37 AM / in State News

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Memphis-area homebuilder Kim Grant Brown as the first woman to head the Tennessee Housing Development Agency’s board of directors. A news release Tuesday from the agency says Brown led a meeting as board chairwoman for the first time on Tuesday. Brown was appointed to the board in December 2015. The University of […]

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Prayers for Representative Phil Roe

Prayers for Representative Phil Roe

on July 26, 2017, 6:32 AM / in State News

By Michael Collins, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Rep. Phil Roe disclosed Tuesday he has been diagnosed with early-stage prostate cancer. Roe, who chairs the House Veterans’ Affairs Committee, said in a statement released by his office that the cancer was discovered during a routine physical exam. The Johnson City Republican will undergo treatment in East Tennessee during the August […]

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TVA arrests family in traffic stop as agency claims total TN jurisdiction

TVA arrests family in traffic stop as agency claims total TN jurisdiction

on July 26, 2017, 6:24 AM / in National News, State News

A federal utility that specializes in burning coal for electricity is lighting a hot one under the seats of travelers and motorists who are being pulled over in traffic stops in Chattanooga and in many other cities. Tennessee Watchman A woman with a small child in the back seat is arrested Saturday at 7:30 p.m. near Chickamauga Dam as they […]

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Feds arrest Memphis immigrants in Sunday ‘surge’, outraging activists

Feds arrest Memphis immigrants in Sunday ‘surge’, outraging activists

on July 26, 2017, 6:14 AM / in National News, State News

Ryan Poe, USA TODAY NETWORK – Tennessee Federal immigration agents reportedly arrested a large number of people at three Memphis apartment complexes Sunday, part of a surge in arrests that local activists say has left some Hispanics shaken and afraid. Beginning Sunday morning, agents made around 15 arrests at the Prescott Place Apartments, Emerald Ridge Apartments and Corner Park Apartments in […]

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U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian vessel

U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian vessel

on July 26, 2017, 6:11 AM / in International News, National News

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — A U.S. Navy patrol boat fired warning shots near an Iranian vessel that American sailors said came dangerously close to them during a tense encounter in the Persian Gulf, the first such incident to happen under President Donald Trump. Iran’s hard-line Revolutionary Guard later blamed the American ship for provoking the situation. The encounter Tuesday […]

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Vote shows GOP’s problems in replacing Obama health law

Vote shows GOP’s problems in replacing Obama health law

on July 26, 2017, 6:05 AM / in National News

by Associated Press WASHINGTON — Where the Senate Republican effort to demolish the Obama health care law ends up is anyone’s guess, but early indications are the GOP will have a hard time replacing that statute with any sweeping changes. Senators planned to vote Wednesday on a Republican amendment repealing much of President Barack Obama’s law and giving Congress two […]

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This Day in History July 26th

This Day in History July 26th

on July 26, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

July 26 is the 207th day of the year (208th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of the year.   Holidays Christian Feast Day: Andrew of Phú Yên Anne (Western Christianity) Bartolomea Capitanio Blessed Maria Pierina Joachim (Anglican Communion) Paraskevi of Rome (Eastern Orthodox Church) Venera July 26 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) […]

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A Wonderful Pair

A Wonderful Pair

on July 26, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

What is desired in a man is kindness, and a poor man is better than a liar. – Proverbs 19:22 Read: Exodus 23:1-13 An honest and kind man drove the streets of San Francisco for more than an hour to find the woman who had left her purse with $1,792 in cash on the back seat of his cab. I […]

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From the Nashville Metro Council

From the Nashville Metro Council

on July 26, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News
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Overton Gateway Compromise Approved By Memphis City Council

on July 26, 2017, 6:00 AM / in State News

By Bill Dries  /  The Daily News Memphis City Council members approved the Overton Gateway mixed residential development Tuesday, July 25 in a pair of unanimous votes – one for the plans on the north side of Sam Cooper Boulevard at East Parkway and the other for the plans on the south side of Sam Cooper at East Parkway. The original plans […]

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