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GOP Gubernatorial Debate Produces Few Sparks But Several Distinctions on Policy

GOP Gubernatorial Debate Produces Few Sparks But Several Distinctions on Policy

on June 21, 2018, 6:11 AM / in State News

From The Tennessee Star The second in a series of three debates between the four candidates for the Republican nomination for governor broadcast across the state produced few fireworks on Wednesday night. However, it may have helped Bill Lee introduce himself and gain traction as voters begin to increase their focus on a race that thus far has appeared to […]

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TDOT: Diane Black’s transportation, infrastructure plan could cost billions

TDOT: Diane Black’s transportation, infrastructure plan could cost billions

on June 21, 2018, 6:06 AM / in State News

We are certainly not fans of U. S. House of Representative Diane Black, who is running for the republican nomination for Governor of Tennessee. She has an abysmal voting record for someone who says they are conservative. Both she, her fellow Republican Marsha Blackburn, and the male member Charles Fleischmann have the lowest rating voting records of all the Republican office holders […]

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THE FBI HAS BEEN DIRTY SINCE ITS INCEPTION

on June 21, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Opinion

The Framers of our Constitution did not want a government police force, so they did not authorize the federal government to have such a police or law enforcement force in the Constitution.  For that matter, they also did not authorize the federal government to have a Justice Department.  Under Article X of the bill of Rights, both agencies are unconstitutional, […]

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Democrat Congressman Wants ‘Taxpayer-Funded Dorms’ Democrat Congressman Wants ‘Taxpayer-Funded Dorms’

Democrat Congressman Wants ‘Taxpayer-Funded Dorms’ Democrat Congressman Wants ‘Taxpayer-Funded Dorms’

on June 21, 2018, 6:00 AM / in National News

Damn, let’s not be frugal, let’s spend more money so we can have it subsidized.  Democratic members of Congress want taxpayers to subsidize their housing, signing onto legislation that would allow them to deduct living expenses for members of the House of Representatives. Rep. Bennie Thompson (D., Miss.) introduced a bill that would ban members of Congress from sleeping in […]

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Nashville Metro Council narrowly votes down tax increase

Nashville Metro Council narrowly votes down tax increase

on June 21, 2018, 6:00 AM / in State News

Adopted budget does not include pay increases for Metro employees By Stephen Elliott   |    Nashville Post The Metro Council narrowly voted down a proposal that would have increased property tax rates in Nashville in order to fund cost-of-living pay raises for Metro employees and budget requests from Metro Nashville Public Schools. After several hours of debate Tuesday night and early […]

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McCormick leaving House

McCormick leaving House

on June 21, 2018, 6:00 AM / in State News

BY Cari Wade Gervin  |  Nashville Post State Rep. Gerald McCormick is dropping his bid for re-election in House District 26, the Chattanooga Times Free Press reported on Monday morning. The longtime Chattanooga legislator, who works in real estate and development, was unopposed in the Republican primary and was thought likely to easily win his election for his eighth term. McCormick had also publicly stated […]

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Special Council Race Filing Deadline is Thursday

on June 21, 2018, 6:00 AM / in State News

Ahead of a noon Thursday, June 21, filing deadline for the special City Council election on the Aug. 2 ballot, 11 possible contenders had pulled qualifying petitions and six had filed those petitions for a place on the ballot. The race for the Super District 9 seat follows the May resignation of council member Philip Spinosa to take a job […]

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Learning to Love

Learning to Love

on June 21, 2018, 6:00 AM / in Religion

Follow the way of love.1 Corinthians 14:1 Love does more than make “the world go round,” as an old song says. It also makes us immensely vulnerable. From time to time, we may say to ourselves: “Why love when others do not show appreciation?” or “Why love and open myself up to hurt?” But the apostle Paul gives a clear […]

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June 21st in History

June 21st in History

on June 21, 2018, 6:00 AM / in History

June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 193 days remaining until the end of the year. This day usually marks the summer solstice in the Northern Hemisphere and the winter solstice in the Southern Hemisphere, which is the day of the year with the most hours of daylight […]

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Snopes Again…. Holy Shades of Irresponsible Reporting

Snopes Again…. Holy Shades of Irresponsible Reporting

on June 21, 2018, 6:00 AM / in National News

Say Uncle Reported this little bit of make believe from Snopes. They have a history of not telling the whole truth but this is ridiculous. They say that this sign is a mixture of true and false: Granted, they say that the hole could be from putting the entire AR foregrip in the paper. But that is not the poster’s intention.

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Quality, Delivery of Service, Years of Business Development, Staffing, All Tossed Aside for Diversity

on June 21, 2018, 5:41 AM / in State News

Memphis Commercial Appeal SCS releases plan to spend more dollars with companies owned by minorities and women Shelby County Schools released the first draft of a plan this week that aims to direct more of its contracts and spending dollars to firms owned by women and minorities. The district plans to set goals for use of minority firms in contracts for services […]

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Your Tax Dollars Helping Business…..

on June 21, 2018, 5:32 AM / in State News

New Downtown Coffee Shop Gets Renovation Grant Hayes and Amy McPherson have been awarded an exterior improvement grant by the Center City Development Corp. to help renovate the ground floor of their North Main Street residence into a coffee shop called Comeback Coffee. The McPhersons, along with building owner and contractor Reggie Crawford, were given up to $58,832 to use for exterior enhancements […]

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A Pastor’s Perspective, A Change In Seasons

A Pastor’s Perspective, A Change In Seasons

on June 21, 2018, 5:27 AM / in Religion

Southaven, Ms By: Mike Upchurch  |   Desoto County  Newsroom A Change In Seasons One of the downsides to living in the Mid South is it’s absent minded way of excluding certain seasons. Did you notice we didn’t get a Spring this year? At the speed of light, it went from Winter to Summer, without so much as a cool breeze […]

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Jackson Police Seeking to Hire a Domestic Violence Investigator

on June 20, 2018, 9:17 PM / in Local News

The Jackson Police Department is seeking to hire a full time Domestic Violence Investigator. Applicants must be current, certified law enforcement officers in good standing by the Tennessee Peace Officer Standard Training Commission (P.O.S.T.). This is a five (5) year grant funded position, which will end June 30, 2023. The starting salary is $21.23 per hour with benefits. For more […]

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Almost Heaven

on June 20, 2018, 8:40 AM / in History

Good morning, it’s Tuesday, June 20, 2017. On this date in 1863, West Virginia became the 35th state in the Union, though “Union” was a loaded word then — and very much in doubt. West Virginia had broken away from Virginia at the onset of the Civil War because its people did not want to secede from the U.S. for […]

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NO, just NO!!

on June 20, 2018, 7:56 AM / in Announcements

This week, the House will vote on two immigration bills: Rep. Bob Goodlatte’s (R-VA) Securing America’s Future Act (H.R. 4760) and the House Leadership’s crafted “compromise bill”.  We have seen an overview of the “compromise bill” and it is disastrous for our nation. Although these two votes are necessary to stop the horrible discharge petition, it is clear that the […]

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Religious or Military Affiliation – you gotta love this one!!

Religious or Military Affiliation – you gotta love this one!!

on June 20, 2018, 7:54 AM / in Bedtime Stories

A U.S. Marine enters the Catholic Church confessional booth in Manitowish Waters, WI He says, “Bless me, Father, for I have sinned. Last night, I beat the ever living crap out of a flag burning, cop hating, anti-Trump protester.” The priest says, “My son, I am here to forgive your sins, not to discuss your community service.”

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PCBPD: 2 drowning deaths bring 2018 total to 8

PCBPD: 2 drowning deaths bring 2018 total to 8

on June 20, 2018, 7:48 AM / in State News

Seven of the drownings have occurred in the past month. The Panama City Beach (Fla.) Journal is reporting a student at Lexington High School was one of two drowning victims in the Gulf of Mexico off the coast yesterday afternoon. Tyler Spann, 15, was swimming early this afternoon when he became distressed. The other drowning happened in a separate incident. […]

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Blind to Real Problems

Blind to Real Problems

on June 20, 2018, 7:27 AM / in Opinion

By Walter Williams For several decades, a few black scholars have been suggesting that the vision held by many black Americans is entirely wrong. Dr. Shelby Steele, a scholar at Stanford University’s Hoover Institution, said: “Instead of admitting that racism has declined, we (blacks) argue all the harder that it is still alive and more insidious than ever. We hold […]

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Tremendous Gains for the Right in Slovenia

Tremendous Gains for the Right in Slovenia

on June 20, 2018, 7:25 AM / in International News

by Adi  |   Faith & Heritage Two right-wing parties and a conservative Christian party together gained a total of 10 seatsin a 100-seat assembly following the Slovenian parliamentary election earlier this month. Together they gathered 36% of the national vote. Nonetheless, together they will probably fail to be able to form a coalition government, with the leftist parties determined not to enter […]

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