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Jackson Native Leads Double Life: “Fake” Shelton Persona In Nashville Results in Interesting Times

There’s no doubt the resemblance is there. But Brian Harris never really thought about it until he moved to Nashville in 2013.
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Scot Thigpen and The Thigpen Group

BAMSouth.com Publisher Jack Criss recently spoke with Scot Thigpen of The Thigpen Group about his new name, new direction and a myriad of other topics dealing with the financial world.
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Combating Political Apathy–Should We Even Bother?

Political apathy. It’s a term we hear so often–but what does it really mean and why is it the pesky cold that we, as a nation, cannot seem to shake?
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When Mom Or Dad Wants To Remarry!

One of the joys I get from lunching with Mom at her retirement community is to hear the latest gossip about the budding romances among the residents, most of whom are well into their 70’s and 80’s.

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You Shouldn’t Waste Your Vote…By Voting for a Major Party Candidate

A History of the Role of Third Parties in American History.
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When a Trust Doesn’t Count for Medicaid Eligibility

Donna came in to talk about how to pay for her mother’s nursing home care, specifically Medicaid eligibility.  She was concerned that her mother, Evelyn, had been named beneficiary of a trust created by her grandmother.  The trust had been making payments to her mother for living expenses over the years.  Upon review of the trust, I was pleased to tell her that the funds in the trust for her mother’s benefit would not prevent Evelyn from becoming eligible for Medicaid assistance, and would not even be required to be spent for nursing home costs.
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Christ Covenant School Hosts Own “Shark Tank” To Promote Business

Special to BAMSouth.com
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You Lie In the Bed You Make: How Clinton (and the DNC) Created #BernieOrBust

Hillary Clinton acts as if the presidency is an entitlement, and that really shined through in a recent interview with Chris Cuomo for CNN.
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How Mississippi is Doing the Right Thing for the Wrong Reasons

Once again, Mississippi has fallen into the national limelight in a negative way.
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“White Privilege II” and Liberty

Macklemore, the white rap artist from Seattle, recently released a song titled “White privilege II.” In it, he attempts to grapple with complex issues of racial inequity, privilege, and justice from the unique perspective of a white artist in a predominantly black industry. The song is almost nine minutes long, so it’s a quite dense, thought provoking manifesto that gets many things right and many things wrong. Because of its length, density, and breadth of topic, it is necessary to analyze the song verse by verse, much the same way a literary critic would analyze poetry.

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