Legalizing marijuana: Could lead to high times
Legalizing marijuana: Could lead to high times

Statistics indicate that legalizing marijuana would greatly reduce the burden of America's prison system on taxpayers. More than 215,000 inmates are in federal prison and 27.6 percent of drug offenders were locked up for crimes related to marijuana.

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"Cooking fails" sometimes result in delicious mistakes

It's kind of funny how this recipe came about. My husband Chris wanted to make mushroom ravioli for dinner, and everything was ready except for stuffing and cutting the pasta to make the ravioli.

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Alixis Diane Wise birth announcement
Alixis Diane Wise birth announcement

Adam Wise and Ashley Hill of Henderson announce the birth of their daughter, Alixis Diane Wise. She was born Wednesday, Aug. 20, 2014, weighing 6 pounds and 8 ounces, and was 19 ½ inches long.

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Cook - Burgess Engagement
Cook - Burgess Engagement

Tiffany Renae Cook and Brian Burgess are engaged to be married Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014 at Big Buck Hunting and Fishing Resort, in Hornsby.

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The Alicia Project: Internet Safety, Awareness program set for Sept. 27 in Jackson
The Alicia Project: Internet Safety, Awareness program set for Sept. 27 in Jackson

The frightening story will be presented of a teenager who became the victim of an Internet luring. Alicia Kozakiewicz, at age 13, was abducted, held captive, tortured and raped.

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Digitally die hard or totally technophobic Does technology enhance or diminish life?

No doubt about it, technology brings a lot of comfort to our lives. There are innumerable advances we use without even thinking about, from microwaves to televisions. It does not stop there either, technology advances on a daily basis.

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Bring home the memories with Puerto Rican crafts
Photos by Carolyn Tomlin
Puerto Rican crafts are displayed in a artisan's stall.
Bring home the memories with Puerto Rican crafts

Best known for its white-sand beaches, stunning sunsets, and friendly people - there is still another reason to visit Puerto Rico. It is the arts and crafts created by local people - known by tourists as "Island Magic."

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UT Extension questions and answers: 4-H Fun Fair
UT Extension questions and answers: 4-H Fun Fair

This year while you are perusing the many different booths and entertainment areas of the Barbeque Festival, be sure and stop by the conference room in the UT Extension Office (126 Crook Avenue) for the 2014 4-H Fun Fair.

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Words for the Week: "Oh ..."

No! ... No! ... and again, No!
What part of "No" is there that we, as a part of this human race, just do not understand??? There HAS to be something that is inherent, an intrinsic internal mental mechanism that whenever we are flat told NOT to do something that little delimiter, "No!" boldly inexpressibly resonates with, "Oh ... yes I CAN!"

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Agent Orange Town Hall scheduled for Vietnam Veterans

Battles are still being fought by Vietnam veterans, but, this time, from home. For Vietnam veterans in west Tennessee, across our State and nation, the Vietnam conflict is not over as the effects of exposure to Agent Orange takes its toll on them, their children and grandchildren.

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Chester County High School Class of 1953 met Sept. 6

The Chester County High School Class of 1953 met Sept. 6 at Chickasaw Park Restaurant. There were 21 class members present, with a total of 38 attending.

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Elder abuse on the increase

America is growing older putting a new urgency on the issue of elder abuse, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.

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Exerting yourself is important as we age

The older we get, the more likely we are to seek ways of avoiding activities that involve exertion. It is human nature, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens.

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Fall chores can prevent future problems

People will be spending more time indoors as autumn and winter approach and many of us are apt to get the notion of "fixing up the place."

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IRS warns of continuing scam phone calls

The IRS continues to warn the public to be alert for telephone scams. The callers often claim to be with the IRS and usually demand money.

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Social Security reform urged

Social Security is often called the "third rail" of politics, but it is a vital program that needs review and reform, according to the Association of Mature American Citizens, which, since its founding, has been actively seeking Congressional intervention.

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