Archive for April 21st, 2018

Tax Day Makes Me Wonder, Are There Any More Vivien Kellems?

Tax Day Makes Me Wonder, Are There Any More Vivien Kellems?

on April 21, 2018, 7:20 AM / in Opinion

by David Fowler   |  FACT Recently, I was throwing away some things that had accumulated in my dad’s attic, and I was intrigued by a yellowed, brittle page from the local newspaper because it was dated June 6, 1958, the month and year I was born. There was a wonderful article about my dad graduating with honors from the University of […]

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Developing: California Pushes Bill That Appears To Ban Sale of Bibles

on April 21, 2018, 7:17 AM / in National News, State News

By Randy DeSoto    |   Western Journal A new California pro-LGBTQ bill that would ban the sale or distribution of materials related to “conversion therapy” easily passed the state’s assembly on Thursday. CBS News affiliate KOVR reported the final tally was 50-14. Assembly Bill 2943 now heads to the Democrat-controlled Senate. The bill would make it an unlawful business practice to engage in any “transaction […]

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Wells Fargo to pay $1 billion fine to settle federal probes of mortgage, insurance sales

Wells Fargo to pay $1 billion fine to settle federal probes of mortgage, insurance sales

on April 21, 2018, 7:13 AM / in National News

The Hill Wells Fargo will pay a $1 billion fine to settle charges the bank charged mortgage borrowers inappropriate fees and forced loan customers to purchase unnecessary auto insurance, two federal agencies announced Friday. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) announced the settlement in partnership with the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), both of which had been […]

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CHUCK SCHUMER PUSHES TO DECRIMINALIZE MARIJUANA AT FEDERAL LEVEL

CHUCK SCHUMER PUSHES TO DECRIMINALIZE MARIJUANA AT FEDERAL LEVEL

on April 21, 2018, 7:06 AM / in National News

The push to decriminalize marijuana has picked up another high-profile backer — Senate Democratic leader Chuck Schumer — just a week after President Donald Trump endorsed letting states decide how to regulate the drug. “I’ll be introducing legislation to decriminalize marijuana at the federal level from one end of the country to the other,” Schumer, of New York, told Vice News in an interview airing Thursday […]

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Gorsuch Opinion in Deportation Case Raises Doubts for Gun Owners

Gorsuch Opinion in Deportation Case Raises Doubts for Gun Owners

on April 21, 2018, 6:54 AM / in National News, Opinion

by David Codrea USA – -(Ammoland.com)- “President Donald Trump is concerned that his Supreme Court darling Justice Neil Gorsuch — whose appointment is regularly cited by the White House as a top accomplishment under Trump — is too liberal,” Talking Points Memo reports. “Trump was frustrated by Gorsuch’s recent vote against the administration on an immigration case, which reportedly pushed him to question […]

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Congressman Chris Stewart: Memos Show Comey ‘Dishonest …From the Very Beginning’

Congressman Chris Stewart: Memos Show Comey ‘Dishonest …From the Very Beginning’

on April 21, 2018, 6:51 AM / in National News

Read More from The Tennessee Star Kathryn Blackhurst Posted with permission from Lifezette Former FBI Director James Comey’s redacted memos released Thursday detailing his early conversations with President Donald Trump show that Comey “was dishonest with the president from the very beginning and continues to be” to this day, Rep. Chris Stewart (R-Utah) said Thursday on Fox News’ “The Ingraham […]

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Penny Hardaway, Memphis chase nation’s top recruits as college hoops evaluation period begins

Penny Hardaway, Memphis chase nation’s top recruits as college hoops evaluation period begins

on April 21, 2018, 6:48 AM / in Basketball, State News

Mark Giannotto, USA TODAY NETWORK Memphis men’s basketball coach Penny Hardaway will walk into a large gym full of top Division-I basketball prospects Friday evening a few miles from the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport and look across the court at where he used to be. Hardaway spent the better of a decade attending recruiting events on Nike’s Elite Youth Basketball League with Team […]

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JMCSS wants city’s help to build new $10 million Madison Academic

JMCSS wants city’s help to build new $10 million Madison Academic

on April 21, 2018, 6:44 AM / in Local News

Omer Yusuf, USA TODAY NETWORK Earlier this month, the Jackson City Council created an education committee to work with the Jackson-Madison County School System to explore the possibility of funding the district’s new multi-million dollar Madison Academic Magnet High School on the University of Memphis Lambuth campus. The newly formed City of Jackson Education Committee met for the first-time Friday […]

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Mayor David Briley wants to regulate gun ownwership

Mayor David Briley wants to regulate gun ownwership

on April 21, 2018, 6:36 AM / in State News

Last night at Maplewood High School at the first of Mayor David Briley’s series of town hall meetings, he said if he had the power he would regulate gun ownership. He also said he will ask gun shop owners to stop selling “things we don’t need in our town.”

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A WALK OF PRAISE

A WALK OF PRAISE

on April 21, 2018, 6:32 AM / in Religion, State News

Community invited to march in gratitude to God BY TOM NETHERLAND | SPECIAL TO THE HERALD COURIER BRISTOL, Tenn. — In the past decade, Misti Frazier walked from the wild side to the God side. Come along. Frazier is leading “A Walk of Praise” on Saturday, April 28, along State Street, an invitation to the community to join together in […]

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District Attorney claims DNA ties Hodge to vote buying

District Attorney claims DNA ties Hodge to vote buying

on April 21, 2018, 6:27 AM / in State News

By Michael Thomason  |   The Advocate & Democrat The United States District Attorney is strengthening its case against a Monroe County man who was charged with vote buying in the 2014 county election. Brian “Wormy” Hodge had been indicted on 13 charges relating to the alleged vote buying, but a “superseding” indictment last June hit him with six of the […]

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Haslam signs 7-day liquor sales bill

on April 21, 2018, 6:22 AM / in State News

NASHVILLE— Tennesseans will be able to buy liquor on Sunday after Gov. Bill Haslam signed a law allowing seven-day sales of wines and spirits. The law allows liquor and wine sales every day, with the exception of Christmas, Easter and Thanksgiving. However, a provision in the new law gives liquor stores a head start on seven-day sales. Grocery stores cannot […]

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Former NFL player’s 1952 Mantle card sells for $2.88 million

on April 21, 2018, 6:19 AM / in National News, Sports

DALLAS (AP) — A Mickey Mantle baseball card from 1952 was sold at auction for $2.88 million, falling just short of setting a record. The card, sold by former NFL lineman Evan Mathis through Heritage Auctions, earned the second-highest figure for a card at an auction, trailing only the $3.12 million paid for a 1909 Honus Wagner card two years ago. Issued […]

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Meeting a Qualified Candidate: Bradley County Road Superintendent Sandra Knight

Meeting a Qualified Candidate: Bradley County Road Superintendent Sandra Knight

on April 21, 2018, 6:16 AM / in State News

By LARRY C. BOWERS  |   The Cleveland Banner Sandra Knight warmed up for the job of Bradley County Road superintendent by serving as the Bradley County engineer for 18 years. She said in a Wednesday interview that she has seen some progress, setbacks, and challenges over her first four-year term, and is now looking forward to what can be accomplished […]

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Corker Joins 66 Senators To Write Letter To Turkish President Erdogan Demanding Release Of Pastor Andrew Brunson

on April 21, 2018, 6:11 AM / in International News, National News, State News

The Chattanoogan.com Senator Bob Corker, chairman of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, joined a bipartisan group of 66 senators in a letter to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan demanding the release of American Pastor Andrew Brunson, who was unjustly detained in 2016 and charged with terrorism offenses. Senator Corker has repeatedly raised Mr. Brunson’s case with senior Turkish officials and […]

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1 Person Killed In Plane Crash At The Collegedale Airport

on April 21, 2018, 6:08 AM / in State News

A person was killed in a plane crash on the runway of the Collegedale Airport on Friday evening. Charles Swain, who is the director of the airport, said the plane is a total loss. It was a single-occupant plane. He said the plane was taking off when it crashed. He said the person who died frequently had flown out of […]

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Bartlett man indicted for murder in fentanyl overdose death

Bartlett man indicted for murder in fentanyl overdose death

on April 21, 2018, 6:04 AM / in State News

Bartlett Express A 27-year-old Bartlett man has been indicted on charges of second-degree murder for allegedly selling heroin laced with fentanyl that resulted in the death of an acquaintance last year, Shelby County Dist. Atty. Gen. Amy Weirich said Tuesday. Defendant Blake Nabors also was indicted on charges of sale of a controlled substance (fentanyl), unlawful possession of a controlled […]

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Jesus Wept

Jesus Wept

on April 21, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The sting of death is sin. . . . But thanks be to God! He gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ.  1 Corinthians 15:56-57 I was engrossed in a book when a friend bent over to see what I was reading. Almost immediately, she recoiled and looked at me aghast. “What a gloomy title!” she said. I […]

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April 21st in History

April 21st in History

on April 21, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

April 21 is the 111th day of the year (112th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 254 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Aggie Muster (Texas A&M University) Birthday of Rome (Rome) Christian feast day: Abdecalas Anastasius Sinaita Anselm of Canterbury Beuno Conrad of Parzham Holy Infant of Good Health Shemon Bar Sabbae Wolbodo […]

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