Archive for January 31st, 2020

‘Can’t do much right now’: How the TN comptroller investigation is affecting Jackson

‘Can’t do much right now’: How the TN comptroller investigation is affecting Jackson

on January 31, 2020, 8:17 AM / in Opinion

The Jackson Sun made USA Today’s pages highlighting the Gist era (2007-2019) of Mayor of the city of Jackson. Apparently the former mayor was a bad boy. Of course, you have to remember that Gist’s training came from the two previous mayors (Conger and Farmer) and that Gist pushed to elect the current Mayor into his previous position as councilman […]

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“Stand fast, therefore, in the LIBERTY, wherewith Christ hath made us FREE”-Rev. Jacob Duche

“Stand fast, therefore, in the LIBERTY, wherewith Christ hath made us FREE”-Rev. Jacob Duche

on January 31, 2020, 8:00 AM / in History

When British troops descended on Boston, the Continental Congress’ first official act was to request that Rev. Jacob Duche’, pastor of Philadelphia’s Christ Church, open Congress in prayer: “Tuesday, September 6, 1774. Resolved, That the Rev. Mr. Duche’ be desired to open the Congress tomorrow morning with prayers, at the Carpenter’s Hall, at 9 o’clock.” Born JANUARY 31, 1738, Rev. Jacob Duche’ […]

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“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by…” -Robert Frost

“Two roads diverged in a wood, and I- I took the one less traveled by…” -Robert Frost

on January 31, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Two roads diverged in a yellow wood And sorry I could not travel both And be one traveler, long I stood And looked down one as far as I could To where it bent in the undergrowth; Then took the other, as just as fair And having perhaps the better claim, Because it was grassy and wanted wear; Though as […]

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January 31st in History

January 31st in History

on January 31, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

January 31 is the 31st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 334 days remaining until the end of the year (335 in leap years). Holidays Christian Feast Day: Blessed Ludovica Geminianus John Bosco Marcella Samuel Shoemaker (Episcopal Church (USA)) January 31 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Independence Day, celebrates the independence of Nauru from Australia in 1968. History […]

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He Came for You

He Came for You

on January 31, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor.  Luke 4:18 In his novels The Trial and The Castle, Franz Kafka (1883–1924) portrays life as a dehumanizing existence that turns people into a sea of empty faces without identity or worth. Kafka said, “The conveyer belt of life carries […]

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