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Open Bible

Open Bible

on March 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Religion

I will speak of Your testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed. —Psalm 119:46 Many hotels in countries around the world have a Bible in each room. Just open a drawer and you’ll find it. But during a recent hotel stay, I was surprised to see an open Bible placed prominently on a table in the lobby. And […]

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March 23rd in History

March 23rd in History

on March 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History

March 23 is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. There are 283 days remaining until the end of the year. Holidays Christian Feast Day: Rafqa Pietra Choboq Ar-Rayès Turibius de Mongrovejo March 23 (Eastern Orthodox liturgics) Day of Hungarian-Polish Friendship (Hungary and Poland) Day of the Sea (Bolivia) Earliest day on which […]

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US $$$ for UN Rapes

US $$$ for UN Rapes

on March 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in Opinion

BY BETSY MCCAUGHEY  /  CFIF Center for Individual Freedom Globalists and Democrats shrieked last week when President Donald Trump proposed cutting American funding for the United Nations by 50 percent. The president dismisses the U.N. as a “waste of time and money.” That’s the least of it. U.S. taxpayers bankroll the U.N. with $10 billion a year. Our hard-earned money […]

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American Minute with Bill Federer “Those who control the past control the future, and those who control the present control the past.” -George Orwell, in his novel 1984

American Minute with Bill Federer “Those who control the past control the future, and those who control the present control the past.” -George Orwell, in his novel 1984

on March 23, 2017, 6:00 AM / in History, Opinion

On MARCH 22, 1758, Princeton University President Jonathan Edwards died from a smallpox inoculation. He had been the valedictorian of his class at Yale. He was ordained in 1727 as a minister in Northampton, Massachusetts, serving as assistant to his grandfather Solomon Stoddard. In 1727, Rev. Jonathan Edwards married Sarah Pierpont, whose father, Rev. James Pierpont, was a founder of Yale University. Sarah’s great-grandfather […]

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Celebrate the Spring with Ballet Arts!  Coppelia is coming soon!!

Celebrate the Spring with Ballet Arts! Coppelia is coming soon!!

on March 22, 2017, 8:54 AM / in Announcements

Purchase tickets www.balletartsjackson.org Please like us on Facebook   www.facebook.com/BalletArtsJackson

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Yer truck can’t run on Coconut water…

Yer truck can’t run on Coconut water…

on March 22, 2017, 8:53 AM / in Opinion, State News

Written yesterday… March 21st. Rocky Top Politics At 1:30 today, the House Transportation Committee will meet in a key vote on Governor Haslam’s bill to raise taxes on gas and diesel fuel.  The political fallout from passing a gas tax increase while Tennessee feeds at the trough of a $ 2 Billion surplus looms particularly large for several legislators who […]

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Nanny State of the Week: Texas messes with winemaking

Nanny State of the Week: Texas messes with winemaking

on March 22, 2017, 8:48 AM / in Opinion, State News

By Kevin Glass   /  Watchdog.org Federal law says that winery labeling can use a “made in” label for any wines made with 75 percent home-grown grapes. The Texas legislature is considering an update to that rule: if the legislation passes, wines will have to use 100 percent home-grown Texas grapes to use a “made in Texas” label. The bill, sponsored […]

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Lawsuit Aims to Stop Removal of General Robert E. Lee Statue

Lawsuit Aims to Stop Removal of General Robert E. Lee Statue

on March 22, 2017, 8:44 AM / in National News, Opinion, State News

Written by  Steve Byas When the Charlottesville, Virginia City Council voted 3-2 last month to remove the statue of Confederate General Robert E. Lee (shown) from downtown Lee Park, they said they expected litigation to challenge their action. That expectation has been met, with multiple parties joining in a civil action to stop the planned removal of the monument. Among […]

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White House backs off stock market boasts as Dow, Nasdaq

on March 22, 2017, 8:40 AM / in National News

The White House on Tuesday backed off of previous attempts to tie the success of the stock market to its economic agenda as stock markets slid. White House press secretary Sean Spicer said it wasn’t fair to judge the Trump administration’s economic policy based on the performance of the stock market. President Trump, Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin and several White […]

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Louis L’Amour

Louis L’Amour

on March 22, 2017, 8:32 AM / in History, People

Good morning, it’s Wednesday, March 22, 2017. One anomaly of our current politics is that the occupant of the Oval Office does not read books. This aversion came to light last summer as Donald J. Trump accepted the Republican presidential nomination, and it came from the candidate himself. He has no time to read, Trump told Marc Fisher of The […]

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Gong Show host Chuck Barris dies at 87

Gong Show host Chuck Barris dies at 87

on March 22, 2017, 8:19 AM / in People

Game-show creator Chuck Barris died Tuesday at his home in Palisades, New York. He was 87. Barris cranked out a string of iconic shows starting in 1966 with The Dating Game, hosted by Jim Lange. In that show, young people questioned three members of the opposite sex who were hidden from view to determine who would be the best date. […]

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North Korean missile test fails

North Korean missile test fails

on March 22, 2017, 8:14 AM / in International News

A North Korean missile exploded just after launch on Wednesday, U.S. and South Korean military officials said. “It may have exploded right after it took off from a launch pad,” a South Korean military official said. The failure came in the latest in a series of weapons tests by the isolated, unpredictable communist nation that have escalated tensions in the […]

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Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch weathers grilling by Democrats

Supreme Court nominee Neil Gorsuch weathers grilling by Democrats

on March 22, 2017, 8:02 AM / in National News

President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, Neil Gorsuch, sought to put himself above politics and assert his independence as he faced sharply partisan questioning as his confirmation hearing continued on Tuesday. Democrats grilled Gorsuch on everything from abortion rights to President Trump’s travel ban. Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) asked Gorsuch whether a president’s decisions on national security were reviewable by the […]

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American Minute  “We must REMOVE the CHILDREN from the crude influence of their FAMILIES … We must turn children, who can be shaped like wax, into real, good Communists… “-Communist Party, 1918

American Minute “We must REMOVE the CHILDREN from the crude influence of their FAMILIES … We must turn children, who can be shaped like wax, into real, good Communists… “-Communist Party, 1918

on March 22, 2017, 7:34 AM / in History, Opinion

Special thanks to Judy for reminding us. On MARCH 22, 1758, Princeton University President Jonathan Edwards died from a smallpox inoculation. He had been the valedictorian of his class at Yale. Edwards was ordained in 1727 as a minister in Northampton, Massachusetts, serving as assistant to his grandfather Solomon Stoddard. In 1727, Rev. Jonathan Edwards married Sarah Pierpont, whose father, […]

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Bill could pit Titans, Predators, Grizzlies, Vols against state over guns

on March 22, 2017, 6:56 AM / in State News

USA TODAY NETWORK A bill passed by the Senate Judiciary Committee on Tuesday would fly in the face of the gun policies of nearly every major sporting venue in Tennessee, potentially pitting the legislature against some of the state’s most popular sports teams. All major sporting venues across the state currently prohibit weapons inside those facilities, but the Senate committee […]

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What’s on the 3-21-17 Council Agenda: More protection for pets, a Drivng while Black report requirement, support for medical cannabis, $3.9M for the Fairgrounds, a debt limit for Metro, more authority for the auditor.

on March 22, 2017, 6:35 AM / in State News

By A Disgruntled Republican in Nashville The Metro Council will meet Tuesday, March 21st, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Council chamber at the Metro Courthouse.  Council meetings are really boring and I watch them so you can be a well-informed citizen of our city and still not have to watch them. If, however, you are going to watch the council […]

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Earth has a pedophilia problem: Robert Lipscomb (Memphis) Owes a debt of gratitude to statue of limitations…

Earth has a pedophilia problem: Robert Lipscomb (Memphis) Owes a debt of gratitude to statue of limitations…

on March 22, 2017, 6:29 AM / in Local News, National News, Opinion, State News

From the MidSouth Sentinel (READ Them Every Day) Update: Former Memphis Housing Authority director will not face charges after sex misconduct allegations And as quiet as a mouse…Lipscomb escapes  justice …..thanks to the statute of limitations…. In each case, Lipscomb was accused of sexually assaulting young boys, with the youngest victim being 9 or 10 years old, the documents show. The incidents reportedly happened […]

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Eric Jones selected Jackson-Madison County Schools superintendent

Eric Jones selected Jackson-Madison County Schools superintendent

on March 22, 2017, 6:24 AM / in Local News, State News

Eric Jones was voted as the new superintendent of Jackson-Madison County Schools by the school board in a special board meeting Tuesday night. “I’m excited and grateful for the opportunity given to me by the community and school board to lead this district,” Jones said in a phone interview. Board members voted 8-0 to hire Jones with school board member David […]

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County renews consideration of purchasing old AU building

on March 22, 2017, 6:20 AM / in State News

Availability of $4 million grant offers motivation, OF Course….. nothing like spending By BRIAN GRAVES brian.graves@clevelandbanner.com There may now be a motivation for Bradley County commissioners to quickly act on purchasing the former American Uniform building for the county school system. The Bradley County Board of Education has been considering using the site to install a program which would partner […]

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Assaults up, forcible sex offenses down at TN colleges

Assaults up, forcible sex offenses down at TN colleges

on March 22, 2017, 6:15 AM / in State News

Bartlett Express Assaults, robberies, drug offenses and fraud were up for Tennessee’s colleges and universities last year, according to the 2016 “Crime on Campus” report by the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation. DUI, liquor law violations and forcible sex offenses all dropped significantly. Larceny/theft accounted for more than a quarter (27 percent) of all 2016 offenses, an 8 percent decrease from the […]

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