Archive for May 30th, 2020

Spending Beyond Revenue: Nothing new here.

on May 30, 2020, 8:35 AM / in Local News

Text from the Jackson Sun: (Mayor Scott) “Conger proposed a $75 million budget but acknowledged the city would have to cut expenses at some point during the year if its coronavirus revenue projections pan out.” “We’re projecting about $70.9 million in revenue next year,” Conger said. “The budget proposed has a $4.1 million deficit.” But we had to laugh at […]

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Plane crashes onto Humboldt golf course

Plane crashes onto Humboldt golf course

on May 30, 2020, 8:28 AM / in Local News

HUMBOLDT, Tenn. — An incredible sight at the Humboldt Golf and Country Club, where a small plane carrying two men came crashing to the ground. “You just didn’t get a chance to think about it. You really had to just react,” said Chloe Wilkes, who was a lifeguard at the pool at the time of the crash, along with her […]

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Ticks and Chiggers 101

Ticks and Chiggers 101

on May 30, 2020, 7:47 AM / in National News

In 1933, Franklin D. Roosevelt said, “the only thing to fear is fear itself.” Well, excuse me, but I kindly disagree. I fear all sorts of things, like riding in a taxi with a deranged driver, flying in a bush plane during a bad storm, driving down a highway when the local bars are closing and many other sorts of […]

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Andrew Jackson’s Aim

Andrew Jackson’s Aim

on May 30, 2020, 7:00 AM / in History

Good morning. It’s May 30, 2020, and on this date 212 years ago, a future U.S. president shot another man to death in a duel prompted by an insult published in a newspaper. So, no, the thin-skinned nature of U.S. politicians is not a new phenomenon. Politicians, as I noted here a few years ago when writing about this episode, […]

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Duel Personality

on May 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, May 30, 2017. I hope your Memorial Day weekend was rewarding and reflective. On Monday, it was something quite different for a San Francisco Giants’ pitcher named Hunter Strickland. A 28-year-old Georgia native, Strickland is blessed with a 98-mile-per-hour fastball, but not much maturity. Three years ago, as you may recall, Washington Nationals’ budding star Bryce […]

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May 30th in History

May 30th in History

on May 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

May 30 is the 150th day of the year (151st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 215 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Anguilla Day, commemorates the beginning of the Anguillian Revolution in 1967. (Anguilla) Canary Islands Day (Spain) Christian feast day: Earliest day on which Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary can […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer  “There can be no peace with the forces of evil. Peace comes only through the establishment of the supremacy of the forces of good.” -President Coolidge, Memorial Day, 1923

American Minute with Bill Federer “There can be no peace with the forces of evil. Peace comes only through the establishment of the supremacy of the forces of good.” -President Coolidge, Memorial Day, 1923

on May 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History, People, Religion

Southern women scattered spring flowers on graves of both northern Union and southern Confederate soldiers of the Civil War in which over a half-million died. Many places claimed to have held the original Memorial Day, such as: Warrenton, Virginia; Columbus, Georgia; Savannah, Georgia; Gettysburg, Pennsylvania; Boalsburg, Pennsylvania; Waterloo, New York. One such place was Charleston, South Carolina, where a mass […]

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Praise from Pure Hearts

Praise from Pure Hearts

on May 30, 2020, 6:00 AM / in Religion

A broken and contrite heart you, God, will not despise.Psalm 51:17 During my friend Myrna’s travels to another country, she visited a church for worship. She noticed that as people entered the sanctuary they immediately knelt and prayed, facing away from the front of the church. My friend learned that people in that church confessed their sin to God before […]

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