Archive for January 27th, 2020

CDC confirms 5th coronavirus case in U.S.

CDC confirms 5th coronavirus case in U.S.

on January 27, 2020, 9:25 AM / in International News, National News

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Sunday confirmed a fifth case of coronavirus in the United States. The latest two cases were in California. Both patients are being treated in hospitals, authorities said. All five of the U.S. patients had recently traveled to Wuhan, the city in central China at the heart of the outbreak of the flu-like […]

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Bolton book reportedly claims Trump held up Ukraine aid over Biden probe

Bolton book reportedly claims Trump held up Ukraine aid over Biden probe

on January 27, 2020, 9:23 AM / in National News

Former National Security Adviser John Bolton wrote in a draft of his upcoming book that President Trump told him last year that he was freezing congressionally approved security aid to Ukraine until it committed to investigating Democrats, The New York Times reported Sunday. Bolton’s assertion that Trump linked the $391 million in aid to the inquiry he wanted Ukraine to […]

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Kobe Bryant and daughter die in helicopter crash

on January 27, 2020, 9:21 AM / in People

Former Los Angeles Lakers star Kobe Bryant and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, were killed when their private helicopter crashed in Southern California on Sunday. Bryant was 41.   Seven other people also died. Witnesses said the helicopter sputtered and flew low in heavy fog before slamming into the ground. Bryant won five championships, two Olympic gold medals, and was an […]

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Clear Lake Losses

Clear Lake Losses

on January 27, 2020, 9:14 AM / in History

Good morning. It’s Monday, Jan. 27, 2020. A week from today, Democrats in Iowa will brave the winter weather to cast the first votes in the presidential nominating process. As I mentioned in Friday’s Morning Note, my first presidential campaign — and first reporting trip to Iowa — was 36 years ago this month. A young regional reporter from California, […]

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Is this how Dems will call witnesses during impeachment Trial?

Is this how Dems will call witnesses during impeachment Trial?

on January 27, 2020, 9:07 AM / in National News, Opinion

Headline: John Roberts Can Call Witnesses to Trump’s Trial. Will He? What’s Up: A New York Times op-ed lays out a path for how Democrats could subvert the impeachment trial rules voted on by the Senate and get witnesses to testify. It involves Chief Justice John Roberts using his power as the presiding judge. Quote: “The Democrats’ impeachment managers should […]

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Sent me by a wise woman:

Sent me by a wise woman:

on January 27, 2020, 9:05 AM / in Bedtime Stories

Maybe: A WISE MAN TWICE SAID: 1. IF MY BODY IS EVER FOUND ON A JOGGING TRAIL, JUST KNOW THAT I WAS MURDERED SOMEWHERE ELSE AND DUMPED THERE. 2. RESPECT YOUR ELDERS.  THEY GRADUATED FROM SCHOOL WITHOUT THE INTERNET. 3. I’VE DECIDED I’M NOT OLD.  I’M 25 — PLUS SHIPPING AND HANDLING. 4. WHY DO I HAVE TO PRESS “1” FOR […]

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6 digital benefits of a Jackson Sun subscription

6 digital benefits of a Jackson Sun subscription

on January 27, 2020, 8:48 AM / in Announcements, Local News

You can play a vital role in supporting local journalism that you and your community can trust. With a subscription, you can help our journalists hold those in power accountable. Be one of the first to learn about breaking news with personalized news alerts, flip through a digital replica of the print paper, access exclusive deals, and more with a subscription. Here […]

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Churches pause in moment of silence to honor slain children

Churches pause in moment of silence to honor slain children

on January 27, 2020, 8:44 AM / in State News

Some area churches observed a moment of silence Sunday, Jan. 26, to remember three children killed in shootings last week. At Oak Grove Missionary Baptist Church, Pastor Donald L. Johnson asked members to contribute to GoFundMe online fundraisers to help cover funeral costs for the children. “We want to be in unison all across this city,” Johnson said. “In the […]

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Pentagon: 34 troops suffered brain injuries in Iranian strike

on January 27, 2020, 8:36 AM / in National News

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon disclosed on Friday that 34 U.S. service members suffered traumatic brain injuries in Iran’s missile strike this month on an Iraqi air base, and although half have returned to work, the casualty total belies President Donald Trump’s initial claim that no Americans were harmed. He later characterized the injuries as “not very serious.” Eight of the […]

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Tennessee Governor Signs Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill

Tennessee Governor Signs Anti-LGBT Adoption Bill

on January 27, 2020, 8:34 AM / in State News

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Tennessee has become the latest state to assure continued taxpayer funding of faith-based foster care and adoption agencies even if those organizations exclude LGBT families and others based on religious beliefs. Republican Gov. Bill Lee signed the bill Friday without fanfare or an official announcement, making it the first law to be implemented in Tennessee this year. Previously, […]

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Rafael Nadal beats Nick Kyrgios Australian Tennis Open

on January 27, 2020, 8:31 AM / in Tennis

MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) — Rafael Nadal left the muttering and the preening, the underarm serving and the ’tweening, to his younger, flashier opponent, Nick Kyrgios. Surely, Nadal was content to collect the win in the latest installment of their rivalry. The No. 1-ranked Nadal kept his thoughts to himself and limited his shot-making to the more traditional variety in an entertaining 6-3, 3-6, […]

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2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Results

2020 U.S. Figure Skating Championships Results

on January 27, 2020, 8:25 AM / in Sports

Women’s Final Results Gold: Alysa Liu — 235.52 Silver: Mariah Bell — 225.21 Bronze: Bradie Tennell — 220.86 4. Karen Chen — 193.65 5. Amber Glenn — 186.57 6. Starr Andrews — 181.78 7. Sierra Venetta — 176.37 8. Courtney Hicks — 175.28 9. Gabriella Izzo — 174.41 10. Rena Ikenishi — 171.81 11. Maxine Marie Bautista — 171.46 12. […]

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Perry Lamb To Run As Republican For Chairman Of New Walker County Board

Perry Lamb To Run As Republican For Chairman Of New Walker County Board

on January 27, 2020, 8:15 AM / in State News

Perry Lamb, who was second in the 2016 general election for sole commissioner of Walker County, announced that he is running for chairman of the county’s new five-member board. He will run as a Republican. He noted that in the 2016 race he became the first candidate in the history of Walker County to gather enough signatures to appear on the […]

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Chattanooga riverfront revamp: First Street makeover, new riverfront plan in play as changes eyed

Chattanooga riverfront revamp: First Street makeover, new riverfront plan in play as changes eyed

on January 27, 2020, 8:12 AM / in State News

by Mike Pare  |  Chattanooga Times Free Press A $1.5 million remake is eyed along First Street in downtown Chattanooga, replacing the people-mover that often didn’t work, even as an effort to re-energize the entire riverfront will be outlined this week. The makeover of the First Street walkway between Market and Cherry streets will help turn that corridor into what officials call “an […]

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USDA Grant funds Adult Ed classes at Central

USDA Grant funds Adult Ed classes at Central

on January 27, 2020, 8:08 AM / in State News

A USDA Rural Development grant for over $28,000 is making it possible for new Adult Education classes at Hollow Rock-Bruceton Central High School. These classes, which are offered in Carroll County for anyone wishing to obtain a high school equivalency diploma or participate in the ACT Workkeys program, are being held from 5-7 p.m. on Tuesday nights in the school […]

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Shelby mayor invites applications for Summer Work Experience Program

on January 27, 2020, 8:04 AM / in State News

Memphis — Shelby County Mayor Lee Harris announces the second annual Mayor’s Summer Work Experience program. Students and young adults interested in summer employment are invited to apply. Applications close Friday, Feb. 21. The Mayor’s Office will select approximately 50 participants via a lottery to work in Shelby County Government, nonprofits, and businesses throughout Shelby County. Applications are available at shelbycountytn.gov/youth-jobs. […]

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One week to Iowa: Can the establishment stop Bernie Sanders?

One week to Iowa: Can the establishment stop Bernie Sanders?

on January 27, 2020, 8:03 AM / in National News

By Steve Peoples / The Associated Press DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Presidential politics move fast. What we’re watching heading into a new week on the 2020 campaign: Days to Iowa caucuses: 7 Days to general election: 281 * * * The narrative After almost one year of primary drama, the Iowa caucuses are just a week away. Expect to hear a […]

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U.S. Rep. Fleischmann discusses thoughts on Iran, impeachment

U.S. Rep. Fleischmann discusses thoughts on Iran, impeachment

on January 27, 2020, 7:51 AM / in National News, State News

U.S. Rep. Chuck Fleischmann (R-Tennessee) recently discussed various current topics, including the ongoing presidential impeachment and attempted removal and the recent heightened tensions with Iran. On Dec. 18, 2019, the U.S. House of Representatives voted to impeach President Donald Trump on two articles of impeachment – abuse of power and obstruction of Congress – even though Fleischmann voted ‘no’ on […]

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January 27th in History

January 27th in History

on January 27, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

January 27 is the 27th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 338 days remaining until the end of the year (339 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Saint Angela Merici Devota (Monaco) Sava (Serbia) January 27 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) John Chrysostom, Doctor, Bishop of Constantinople, 407 CE (commemoration, Anglicanism) Liberation of the remaining inmates of […]

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What Is It?

What Is It?

on January 27, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

When the Israelites saw it, they said to each other, “What is it?”  Exodus 16:15 My mother taught Sunday school for decades. One week she wanted to explain how God supplied food for the Israelites in the wilderness. To make the story come alive, she created something to represent “manna” for the kids in her class. She cut bread into […]

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