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Sterling Awards 2013

20 Most Influential Women in West Tennessee

Lanis Karnes was chosen for Sterling Award 2013: 20 Most Influential Women in West Tennessee. The Sterling Awards were created in 2010 in a partnership with The Jackson Sun and Jackson Area Business and Professional Women to honor women who are outstanding in their fields of endeavor. Nominations were accepted from all West Tennessee counties excluding Shelby County. Click HERE to see Lanis Karnes' Sterling Award Criteria for selection as one of the Most Influential Women in West Tennessee includes:

  •  Nominee lives or works in West Tennessee outside Shelby County.

  •  Nominee is a leader in business or her profession.

  •  Nominee serves as a role model to other women in her profession and community.

  •  Nominee displays creativity and innovation and contributes these talents to the                     growth of her profession.

  •  Nominee contributes time and energy to community betterment....
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NC Mom loses five children to foster care when she asks for help with housing.

Here's an article about a mom who lost her five children to foster care because she is in desperate need of housing for her and her family and requested for help on Craigslist until she could locate a job. Not only was she punished for her creativity and efforts, but here are possible calculations related to this matter: 5 children in foster care for one year including services = $75,000. Fair market rent for a 4 bdrm apt in NC for one year = $15,204 ($1267 * 12). $10k for case management and services. Total $25,204. Does this make sense? Of course, this is not calculating the emotional toll. Here is the link to the article. http://guardianlv.com/2014/07/desperate-craigslist-mom-loses-kids-to-foster-care/ States must use common sense when it comes to Family law....
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Supreme Court Strikes Down Abortion Clinic ‘Buffer Zone’ Law

On June 26, 2014, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a Massachusetts law requiring pro-life "sidewalk counselors" to stay at least 35 feet away from abortion clinics was an unconstitutional infringement of their free speech rights. Ironically, Planned Parenthood is fighting hard in Tennessee against Amendment 1, which if passed will allow your representatives to enact laws requiring abortion clinics to inform women of abortion-specific risks of the procedure and giving women a period of time before undergoing an abortion to carefully consider their decision....
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