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As a longtime advocate for the underserved in our community, I've witnessed firsthand how the stresses of poverty can warp even good people's decision-making in harmful, seemingly illogical ways. For …

I’ve never been a fan of the self-help industry. I don’t do diets, books, or Ted Talks; I like to figure things out on my own—experiential information gathering, I’ll call it. …

The images are impossible to overlook or dismiss. Men with beards, wearing dresses and makeup, advertising everything from groceries to tax services. Obscene parades so full of gyrating nudity that …

If you ever need a dose of hope concerning today’s young people, look no further than to some of the youth of our church.  In a world where we often see only phone-addicted, …

Last summer, 11 strangers (now known as the Tennessee 11 ) with drastically different perspectives on guns did the unthinkable. We spent a long weekend together, creating solutions that sensational …

For too long, the notion of white saviors has subtly shaped Black communities' views of themselves and their potential. The internalized message is that meaningful change or validation requires …

By Sabrina Parker Columnist It's been two years since my world came crumbling down. On May 20, 2022, I received the devastating news that my son Tyler had been shot and killed. He was only 19 years …

By Sabrina Parker Columnist The ideology of Christian nationalism, which seeks to blend American civic life with a specific brand of evangelical Christianity, has become increasingly prominent in …

By Todd E. Brady Columnist The national government cannot do the job of an individual teacher who understands and is compelled by the vision of why he teaches and a love for the student he …

I will never forget the day God visited my college campus. None of the songs we sang that day readily come to mind. The subject of the visiting preacher’s message is less familiar to me than what I …

Editor's note: This column has been edited since initial publication. There was a meeting that’s drawn plenty of attention within Madison County government that I’ve gone back and forth on how to …

By Sabrina Parker Columnist The issues of wokeness and social justice that divide Americans today can trace their roots back to the turbulent Civil Rights era of the 1960s. It was during this pivotal …

One of the distinctive characteristics of my home church was the clear invitations offered by my pastor each Sunday. Added to his encouragements for people to repent of their sins in order to follow …

The Jackson City Council’s vote to reject a request by Joel McAlexander to rezone three acres he and a couple of business partners own at the corner of Pleasant Plains and McClellan roads in …

The AMP is the finished (so far) product of a vision Jimmy Exum had more than a decade ago when he was sitting on a concrete slab in a ditch in a plot of ground owned by the City of Jackson. There …

When sports enthusiasts in Jackson talk about influential figures in local sports history, there are plenty of names to mention. Of course, there are the guys who went on to star in college sports …

I got an e-mail over the weekend from a concerned (probably more frustrated than concerned) reader, and she’s not the only one to ask me a question like this. So I thought I’d answer it in this …

By Brad Greer Guest columnist I’m 55 years old and have followed and been involved in politics since I was 17. At the age of 25 I decided to read and study the platforms of the 2 main political …

I’ve got a lot of friends in Madison County who support charter schools’ presence in the area. Among those are a good number of people who support American Classical Education’s pending arrival …

By Dr. Adam Dooley Guest Columnist News of April 8’s solar eclipse captured the imagination of the nation, largely because of its accessibility and breadth of totality. From northeast Canada all …

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