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National Weather Service Report

on February 1, 2013, 5:46 AM / in Local News, News

Issued by The National Weather Service Memphis, TN        4:30 am CST, Fri., Feb. 1, 2013 … ICY SPOTS ON AREA ROADWAYS ACROSS PORTIONS OF EASTERN ARKANSAS… THE MISSOURI BOOTHEEL… AND WEST TENNESSEE THIS MORNING… A BAND OF MODERATE SNOW THAT MOVED ACROSS NORTHERN PORTIONS OF THE MID SOUTH LAST NIGHT RESULTED IN ACCUMULATIONS UP TO ONE INCH IN SOME […]

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Quote for the Day

Quote for the Day

on February 1, 2013, 4:58 AM / in History

“Never fight ugly people — they have nothing to lose.” “Irish” Wayne Kelly Born  November 19, 1948 in Garden City, New York, The United States Died February 01, 2012 Author of Forget Nam? Never! Get Out and Read a Book… You might learn something “Boxers, like prostitutes, are in the business of ruining their bodies for the pleasure of strangers.” […]

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A Living Bible

on February 1, 2013, 4:56 AM / in Bedtime Stories

His name is Bill. He has wild hair, wears a T-shirt with holes in it, jeans, and no shoes. This was literally his wardrobe for his entire four years of college. He is brilliant. Kind of esoteric and very, very bright. He became a Christian while attending college. Across the street from the campus is a well-dressed, very conservative church. […]

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Quote for the Day

Quote for the Day

on February 1, 2013, 4:35 AM / in History

Of all the arguments for giving amnesty to illegal immigrants, the most foolish is the argument that we can’t find and expel all of them. There is not a law on the books that someone has not violated, including laws against murder, and we certainly have not found and prosecuted all the violators — whether murderers or traffic law violators. […]

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Farmers Begin Planting Hemp Under New Colorado Hemp Legalization

Farmers Begin Planting Hemp Under New Colorado Hemp Legalization

on January 31, 2013, 11:51 AM / in National News, News

Many farmers in Colorado will be expanding their list of planted crops this Spring after groundbreaking legislation was passed last November that allowed not only for the legalization of marijuana, but hemp as well. Now in case you’re not familiar, hemp is actually a multi-purpose substance that does not produce the high effects of marijuana. In fact, it’s mainly used […]

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Big Brother Brownell to Be a Blue Devil

Big Brother Brownell to Be a Blue Devil

on January 31, 2013, 11:34 AM / in National News, News

In 1991, a young professor started his career at Yale. Many pants sizes, several awful proposals to regulate what everybody can eat and drink, and 22 years later, Kelly “Twinkie Tax” Brownell is moving on from Yale’s Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity, where the now-very-portly professor condemns cereal, soft drinks, and restaurant foods. He will take the reins […]

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Invitation to a Local Leaders Call with Cecilia Muñoz

Invitation to a Local Leaders Call with Cecilia Muñoz

on January 31, 2013, 10:15 AM / in National News, News

Don’t Forget…. this afternoon, someone will use this entree….. The White House Office of Intergovernmental Affairs cordially invites you to join White House Domestic Policy Director Cecilia Muñoz on Thursday, January 31, for a call with local leaders across the country to discuss President Obama’s speech on fixing our broken immigration system. You can find the President’s remarks from his […]

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Quote for the Day

Quote for the Day

on January 31, 2013, 4:22 AM / in History

“Born in other countries, yet believing you could be happy in this, our laws acknowledge, as they should do, your right to join us in society, conforming, as I doubt not you will do, to our established rules.” Thomas Jefferson Written in a letter to Hugh White, 1801 Hugh Lawson White (October 30, 1773 – April 10, 1840) was a […]

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Letter to an Eagle Scout

Letter to an Eagle Scout

on January 30, 2013, 4:08 PM / in National News, News, Opinion

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This letter is a response from Mark Alexander to his son, a Cadet at the U.S. Air Force Academy, concerning the Boy Scouts of America national board proposal to allow homosexual Scout leaders. Alexander is both a Troop Scoutmaster and member of his area Boy Scout Executive Council.) I received your note about news of an upcoming proposal […]

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Jackson City Council Meeting February 5th 2013

on January 30, 2013, 10:55 AM / in Local News, News

9:00 A.M. GEORGE A. SMITH MEETING ROOM I.        CALL TO ORDER II.       INVOCATION AND PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG   (COUNCILMEMBER ERNEST BROOKS) III.      ROLL CALL IV.      APPROVAL OF THE MINUTES OF THE JANUARY 8, 2013, CITY COUNCIL MEETING. V.       INVITATION FOR PUBLIC COMMENT. VI.      PROCLAMATIONS. VII.     FIRST READING:  1.       Consideration of an ordinance to rezone property located at the […]

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February 11th MCRP Reorganization to be held at Grant Events Center

February 11th MCRP Reorganization to be held at Grant Events Center

on January 30, 2013, 10:46 AM / in Local News, News

Due to limited space at Perkins, the Madison County Republican Party have relocated the venue for the county party reorganization meeting. The Madison County Republican Party will hold its biannual reorganization on Monday, February 11, 2013 at 6:00 PM at the Union University* Carl Grant Events Center, 1050 Union University Drive. Madison County Republicans will convene on February 11th at […]

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US-China Relations: War in 2013?

on January 30, 2013, 10:42 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

By Addison Wiggin War between the US and China — an unpleasant thought, for sure…unless you happen to be a defense contractor. The threat of war could be sufficient to power the defense industry’s profit growth for many years. We would not be tackling this grim topic — nor engaging in the financial market version of grave-dancing — if the […]

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U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander to Headline 2013 Reagan Day Dinner

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander to Headline 2013 Reagan Day Dinner

on January 30, 2013, 10:39 AM / in Local News, News

U.S. Sen. Lamar Alexander will serve as the keynote speaker for the 2013 Madison County Republican Party Reagan Day Dinner. When: Saturday, April 20, 2013* 6:00 PM Where: The STAR Center, 1119 Old Humboldt Rd., Jackson, TN Table sponsorships for the 2013 Reagan Day Dinner are on sale now. As in years past, there are two tiers of table sponsorships. […]

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Jackie’s Top News of the Day

Jackie’s Top News of the Day

on January 30, 2013, 10:31 AM / in National News, News

Politicians take the taxpayers to THE CLEANERS!!!! State’s taxpayers pick up $5,600 dry-cleaning tab A few days after Washington lawmakers approved a budget deal to lower state spending last year, small-government Rep. Gary Alexander got $40.60 worth of dry cleaning done. Then he made sure taxpayers paid the bill. Alexander, the Republican budget writer in the state House, billed more […]

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Omelets Eggs-onerated?

Omelets Eggs-onerated?

on January 30, 2013, 10:03 AM / in National News, News

Today’s New York Times brings good news for breakfast lovers: A Harvard study has found that eating one egg a day did not increase the risk of heart disease. Old-timey myths that eggs were just “cholesterol bombs” aimed squarely at our arteries aren’t borne out by facts. While egg yolks do contain dietary cholesterol, they don’t seem to increase the […]

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Colorado Energy Office Can’t Account for $252 Million In Last Six Years

Colorado Energy Office Can’t Account for $252 Million In Last Six Years

on January 30, 2013, 9:59 AM / in National News, News

A 2012 performance review of the The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) revealed several disturbing findings by the State Auditor last month, which included a non-existent accounting system for CEO’s 34 programs, a runaway budget, and staff who had no knowledge of program goals or standards. The forty-eight page report was was dated December 18, 2012 and included background information on […]

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Moving On

Moving On

on January 30, 2013, 9:48 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

[peckplayer id=”1″ sound=”http://thejacksonpress.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/01/16_ryan_bingham-the_weary_kind_theme_from_crazy_heart.mp3″] Editor’s Note: An announcement from one of the few CNN moderators that I learned to respect. By: Erick Erickson (Diary) I was not going to say anything, but rather just fade away.  I suppose though with rumors and reports I should say something. My voicemail and inbox are, as I type, filling up.  I have turned my […]

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: IHRA ACQUIRED

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: IHRA ACQUIRED

on January 30, 2013, 9:04 AM / in NASCAR, Sports

PALM BEACH AND MEMPHIS RACEWAY OWNERSHIP GROUP ACQUIRES INTERNATIONAL HOT ROD ASSOCIATION® (IHRA)   Jupiter, Fla. (January 29, 2013) – IHRA Entertainment, LLC, a newly formed corporation held by the ownership group of Palm Beach International Raceway™ and Memphis International Raceway™, announced today its acquisition of the International Hot Rod Association® (IHRA), which was majority-owned by Feld Motor Sports®, a division […]

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How Do You Treat Your Fellow Man

on January 30, 2013, 4:58 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

Wayne Besen’s “Spy” Mission Uncovers Christian Kindness at “The Awakening 2010” Wayne Besen, extremist homosexual blogger and “exgay denier (as Matt Barber calls those who shun the existence of the untold thousands of former homosexuals) has pulled off the granddaddy of all homosexualist spy missions. Having apparently dyed his hair, growing several days worth of scruff, dawning shabby clothing and […]

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Elite Multiculturalist vs. The Rubes

on January 30, 2013, 4:56 AM / in National News, News

Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Editor Paul Greenberg vs. the Arkansas Rubes   Another monthly illegal immigration screed directed at, as Greenberg routinely portrays, us southern rubes, in this case, Arkansas rubes by Pulitzer Prize winning editor Paul Greenberg. He opens his diatribe by stating “You know the sputtering types who go a little crazy on the subject of illegal immigration in this country?” […]

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