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Ripley, TN

Eastend st

East End, Eastland, Highland, Barbee...all these streets need almost constant police presence. Having units driving every hour; officers walking or bike riding these streets as well would be beneficial. I have invited them to sit in our driveway with a radar gun and they could retire the city's debt with the speeders and drug business arrests seen -- but have not had any response.  (Sep 5, 2016 | post #3)

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Girls class of '69 looking to the future of Ripley

About 16 of the girls (women) of 1969 met at Kissel's Kitchen at noon Saturday last. We cannot be more appreciative of the staff of that establishment in allowing us the freedom to chatter and visit and take pictures as long as we did. The food was great; the orders were kept in order; and all went so very well. We hope to to repeat this either in September or October for those who couldn't join in for various reasons and those also who came. It was such a pleasure to catch up. We were the LAST GRADUATING CLASS FROM THE OLD BUILDING. Something special, we were. Those of us who played basketball played HALF COURT. Now that dates the women's sport. One sad aspect came from those who didn't live here. After all was over and we stood outside, the remarks were made of how lovely the square looked---for a ghost town. All the empty buildings and empty square. Memories of the traffic of a Saturday when our Driver's Ed instructors asked at the beginning of the class "Who has driven around the square on Saturday morning?" Those of us who had were not in difficulty for class. Those of us who do live here know of the near impossibility of new businesses to succeed these days. Look at the one at the opposite side of the square where Annette Craig was. Great food, wonderful articles for sale... Before that was the deli... Nancy moved off the square. We must support our home folk. Our business are foundering. We look at Covington and Dyersburg and see progress and growth and businesses coming in and here we sit in the middle just stuck. Yes we have UT. Thanks to Dan Irvin. Many many have gotten great educational goals met via this institution. And happy to have Dr. Sim. Hopefully this will be able to always stay and be able to offer more. This is just about the best offer Ripley has. The fitness center is a positive for our town as well. Excellent machinery ; great staff to assist. Good time for getting bodies healthy. We need to grow in positive means. But for this, the drugs have to go, the gangs have to go. Children must learn respect and be raised to love this country, our God, a great education, help others, keep their neighborhood. Time to get back to God, Constitution, conservative, respect for life, liberty, and strong foundation of how our country was established. We must no longer be slaves to following like dumb sheep to murder babies in the womb, spend money that is not ours, thumb our noses at God, and support our military and veterans. Our future is precarious. Either we will be strong and stand for the right or we will be useless and fall for lies.  (Aug 14, 2016 | post #1)

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Ripley has lost everything good!

Samuel, the unemployment rate is 30%. You forgot to count the ones who gave up. and you forgot the ones who decided getting welfare is easier and more money than working.  (Aug 14, 2016 | post #26)

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Black Lives Matter huh?

@ SMh---nope, not B'ville, but played me some round ball there back in the day.  (Jul 26, 2016 | post #32)

Ripley, TN

Aspergers Syndrome Thread

yes, my grown nephew does and my son has high functioning autism. there is no cure. many feel some ingredients in vaccinations are partly to cause. a good psychiatrist who specializes in Autism of all forms is wonderful to have on the team. Often finding the right medications can make a huge difference. Behavior therapists/group homes are helpful as well. If a church is brave enough and stands up to responsibility , the perhaps some of the adults there will take it upon themselves to learn about this and provide help in staying long enough for shopping, or company, or activities within the church...and not be told the person/child is too disruptive and don't have them back again. It is a great challenge and the family of one who has this is quite blessed to be chosen to provide the love and patience and care.  (Jul 15, 2016 | post #4)

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New Principal

too bad he isn't still the superintendent. welcome back, Joey.  (Jul 15, 2016 | post #3)

Ripley, TN

victims and survivors of school bullying in lauderdale co...

This and the just past generation have been raised a great many times without a father---"who 's your baby daddy?" is not a joke. if mama "ain't" on welfare, the the kids are not being raised well unless there is a strict grandmother. there is no respect for others, others' property, rules, education, proper behaviors, and mainly the Word of God, and not some allah or other satanic god. From this, come many who learn to fight unfairly, care not who gets hurt, and will prey upon the smaller, the different, the weaker. Our family was viciously affected in the Primary School here in Ripley with a principal who should have come up on charges of not protecting all its students. Clearly he was biased and bigoted. Fortunately in the Elementary School, there in administration were Pennye Thurmond and Lynn Ferrell, and the most wonderful of men---Larry Finch who reached out to children with much encouragement. Were it not for these 3 great people, the entire school experience was a reign of terror and danger to life and limb,, from head being banged against the bus window until unconsciousness, being pulled into the bathrooms and being urinated on, being stoned while on the swings, being pushed off the top of the sliding board, being sat upon while having grass and dirt stuffed into the mouth and almost choking to death, being kicked so hard between the legs that surgery was required from many a bully's action. These are not all that were suffered.----Is this not lawlessness? Thank God for homeschool all these past years. No this isn't "wussie" . It is the fact of the matter that now in this day and age, there are terrorists among the young children whose actions and language create a hostile environment in areas where parents expect their children to be safe. If you are not aware of these actions by today's kids who have not been raised, then you have your head in the sand. It is a sin matter.  (Jul 15, 2016 | post #97)

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Black Lives Matter huh?

It was brought to my attention that this puppet rally was not going to be held after all. Why cannot people realize they are slaves to the Soros-funded/BHO intent to create chaos for martial law? They do not address the facts about dark-skinned people's plight which is crime against themselves and blaming everyone else.  (Jul 15, 2016 | post #22)

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statute of limitations of certain felonious crimes.

What are your opinions of the laws concerning the limit of time for felony charges to be tried against a child molester?  (Apr 2, 2016 | post #1)

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Prove there's a god.

prove there is not  (Feb 1, 2016 | post #1008093)

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Muslims go home

WE need several General Jack Pershings.  (Feb 1, 2016 | post #3)

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Is homosexuality a sin?

God said so, yes it is.  (Feb 1, 2016 | post #113689)

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Roman Catholic church only true church, says Vatican

I am not of the Catholic faith. Many family members are. Always I have had difficulty in revering Mary, the mother of Jesus. She, indeed, was blessed among women and chosen by God, and should always have the love and respect. But NEVER should be prayed to. EVER. Only her son Jesus Christ is the WAY THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE. I believe there are miracles done in this day and age. I love dearly Mother Teresa's life. All of us who believe in Jesus Christ are His saints. I do not believe I require anyone to pray for me for an effective prayer; but I do believe that the collective body's prayers are wonderful. After all that. This current Pope is now going totally against the Holy Bible. His statements, especially in support of the satanic muslim cult is dangerous. He WRONG and is sinning in his stance against God Almighty and in Jesus Christ and in the Holy Ghost.  (Feb 1, 2016 | post #647327)

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The Christian Atheist debate

Hi lazy, Indeed you have given yourself the correct name. Scientists are everyday proving the existence of the Almighty Creator. Check out the pictures returning from the Hubble telescope. Only our God can create such majesty in our universe. And we are but a tiny speck in this vast space. Many atheists and agnostics study to disprove the existence of God using the Holy Bible as well as many books written by Hawkins and other well-known persons who fit that category. They simply cannot withstand the evidence that is put before them, nor what their eyes see and ears hear in the every day existence of living. Read C.S. Lewis for one. Frankly, when the time of death arrives, I for one would much rather be so secure in my knowledge and belief of Jesus Christ as the Son of God who came to earth to offer me salvation and shed his blood for me and all before me and all who come after me so that we would be made clean and acceptable for the Father who can not abide sin. I know that I will be forever in heaven and not in hell. Unlike muslims who follow a satanic cult who threaten and maim and kill if you don't believe their vile flavor; Jesus offers love and free choice. Your temptations and prompts for fights are worthless and useless. You have to find that answer for yourself. It is out there for you to discover. God loves you and does not want you to be a lost soul. Please do not harden your heart against him. Study and learn with an open mind. Find believers to listen, not to be hard-hearted and hard-headed and use real facts. Are you aware that early in the space program, there was some difficulty concerning time in the past that was affecting the orbital sequencing? One of the NASA crew knew some of his Bible and recalled these passages: Joshua 10: 12b, 13 "...Sun, stand thou still upon Gibeon; and thou, Moon, in the valley of Ajalon. And the sun stood still, and the moon stayed----. So the sun stood still in the midst of heaven, and hasted not to go down about a whole day." Well NASA wondered about the "about the whole day." The crew member then sent everybody to 2 Kings 20: 9. 11 "And Isaiah said, This sign shalt thou have of the Lord, that the Lord---shall the shadow go forward ten degrees or back---And Hezekiah answered---but let the shadow return backward ten degrees. And Isaiah the prophet cried unto the Lord; and He brought the shadow ten degrees backward, by which it had gone down in the dial of Ahaz." That ten degrees satisfied that rest of the whole day and the orbit problem was resolved. So if you cease to be LAZY, you can find much evidence of FACTS.  (Feb 1, 2016 | post #14383)