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Wamp visits Jackson

Wamp visits Jackson

on March 9, 2009, 10:28 AM / in News

In my nicest way, we were blessed to have come to Jackson, Tennessee, United States Representative Zack Wamp this Saturday for a forum of Blog journalists at the Jackson Chamber of Commerce. The reason for visit from Representative Wamp was to obtain an understanding as to his politics and to answer questions from, what I consider, a rather assorted group […]

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David Williams

David Williams

on July 25, 2008, 7:40 AM / in People

  O God, thou art my God; early will I seek thee; my soul thirsteth for thee, my flesh longeth for thee in a dry and thirsty land, where no water is; To see thy power and thy glory, so as I have seen thee in the sanctuary…. My soul followeth hard after thee. Thy right hand upholdeth me. But […]

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A trip down the slippery slope…..

on February 18, 2008, 6:00 AM / in Local News

According to a website maintained by MediaBids, an online advertising broker, the Boston law firm of James Sokolove as of recently was offering $1,500 for every mesothelioma “lead” that publishers could bring in through print ads. The offer was apparently good whether or not the patient elected to sign up with Sokolove’s firm, and whether or not the patient had […]

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Eminent Domain

on January 24, 2008, 5:28 AM / in National News, State News

In an article written by Tod Newcombe, Mr. Newcombe explains why Gov. Bredesen wants to bring Tennessee’s governmental operations up to a new scale. Bredesen said his goal is to modernize how state operations run – and that includes information technology. “My priorities have been twofold,” he told Government Technology magazine. “I want to leave behind better internal systems than the ones […]

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August 13, 2007

August 13, 2007

on August 13, 2007, 5:46 AM / in National News, Opinion

Another tough week, this time moving and selling. My wife’s mom passed away a little over a month ago and her sister and she just sold the house she had bought 3 1/2 years ago. We have a contract and closing should take place before the end of the month. It’s a cash deal so it should go smoothly. Window’s […]

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Sarah Anne Davis

Sarah Anne Davis

on July 4, 2007, 9:04 AM / in Local News, News, People

In February of this year, we finally convinced my mother in law, Sarah Anne Davis, to see a doctor about the reoccurring cough and congestion she had. In December, she had been diagnosed with a light case of pneumonia and prescribed antibiotics. By earlier March, the Doctor prescribed a bronchoscope procedure and it did not look good. She was diagnosed […]

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The Campaign Trail in District 5

on March 25, 2007, 9:16 AM / in Local News, News

I only have 45 days left in the campaign and each day seems to bring a better and brighter day for me to look forward to. Win or lose, I certainly have enjoyed myself to date. I have had a much more relaxed time in conversing with those in my district and interviewing with the likes of the Jackson Sun […]

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The lights are going Out

The lights are going Out

on January 12, 2007, 6:00 AM / in Opinion

The lights are going out all over the United States.  Another one went out 1/12/07 when “Compassionate Conservative” Judge Jimm Hendren kicked the Constitution (U.S. & Arkansas) out of his courtroom by disallowing its mention, then made the jury leave the courtroom during Wayne Fincher’s own reasoned, knowledgeable defense of his militia and his weapons.  Evidently the judge believes he […]

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Letter to the Editors of The Jackson Sun

on December 23, 2006, 5:31 AM / in Opinion

To the editors; The Jackson Sun  December 23, 2006 Looks like you guys could come up with a better adjective to describe me. When I look up gadfly it says “a persistent irritant”. Could you not use…oh, lets say “community activist” or concerned citizen or some such. Gadfly seems to demean the cause for which I fought. Also, it causes […]

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Is Starbucks Good For Christianity?

Is Starbucks Good For Christianity?

on October 14, 2006, 6:05 AM / in Opinion

Over the past decade, there has been a growing phenomenon in the Christian community to add eternal significance to what is commonly known as the nine-to-five pursuit. Small-business owners and service providers are capitalizing on the growth of evangelical Christians through out the U.S. by way of various branding techniques. Naturally, most Christians prefer to do business with other Christians […]

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Return on investments in Government

on August 27, 2006, 6:00 AM / in Local News

August 27, 2006 Stan Pilant stated at last Tuesday nights information meeting sponsored by the city planning department that an ROI (Return on Investment) for the city had been developed. I, as yet, have not seen it. In a note to Keith Donaldson, Councilman Neudecker queried: Your boss last night said there was a ROI (return on investment) available. I […]

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Immigration, Ed Byrant and a Haircut

on June 8, 2006, 6:00 AM / in Opinion

Today is a busy day for me. The wife has decided, and rightfully so, it time to buy a new washing machine. We have pretty well worn out ours and now must replace it soon. Very Soon. I did have my haircut yesterday with Ed Bryant. No this was not a photo op. He and I use the same barber. […]

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What is Wrong with our Legislators in Tennessee

on April 16, 2006, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, State News

April 16, 2006 A proposed constitutional amendment that would have allowed Tennesseans a vote on state abortion law was killed by Democrats in a party line vote on Wednesday. Even though the bill has 50 sponsors in the 99-member House, it was routed through a subcommittee stacked with pro-abortion legislators. All three Republicans on the committee voted for the legislation. […]

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Eminent Domain

on February 27, 2006, 11:34 AM / in Opinion

Originally published Monday , February 27, 2006 Eminent domain is a hot topic in Tennessee General Assembly. Yesterday I had reported that there were several bills introduced to limit the governments right to exercise its eminent domain powers. Notice I did not give the number of bills introduced during the week. Well there were 59 bills  (type eminent domain in […]

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Golf

Golf

on February 22, 2006, 6:04 AM / in Opinion, State News

It seems, that at least above the surface, Tennessee representatives are not rushing in to throw even more money at its failing golf courses. “Senators yesterday balked at a plan for the state to take over the operation of four struggling golf courses in state parks. The state Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee declined to approve the Department of […]

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When a promise is not a promise

When a promise is not a promise

on February 13, 2006, 6:00 AM / in Opinion, State News

Tennessee Republican Rep. Zach Wamp this year is breaking a pledge he made in 1994 to seek no more than six terms, or 12 years, in the House. Wamp also is overwhelmingly favored to win a seventh term this November — a fact that speaks volumes about how much the issue of congressional term limits has faded in recent years. […]

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Doug Thompson

on February 7, 2006, 10:32 AM / in People

I had met Doug Thompson in Dallas, Texas several years ago, more years than I would really like to admit, and like a great many of us at this Dallas meeting had become disenchanted with the past and present two party system. He and I were both carrying our cameras around… his much better than mine… which is why I […]

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The PACE Act

The PACE Act

on February 2, 2006, 6:00 AM / in National News, Opinion

From Lamar’s desk, I find him still breaking his oath to the office he serves. The latest newsletter finds him conspiring with the President and other Senators on a National Education program called Pace. Below is his spin on unconstitutional spending. This report came in response to a question Senator Bingaman and I asked the National Academies of Sciences and […]

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“Lobbyist”

on January 30, 2006, 8:52 AM / in National News, News, Opinion

I have a copy of the Tennessee Constitution and The Constitution of our Country. Nowhere – NOWHERE – do I see any mention of *Lobbyists*. I did find this: “Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the […]

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The Gift

on January 8, 2006, 6:00 AM / in Local News, Opinion

Jackson Central-Merry High School at a glance Principal: Virginia Stackens-Crump Number of students: 1,015 Racial makeup: JCM’s student body is more than 69.2 percent black and 26.2 percent white, 3.8 percent Hispanic and .8 percent Asian, according to statistics on the Tennessee Department of Education Web site. In a story there was this man whom had forgotten about he and […]

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