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The growing South’s growing rent problem

The South is growing in more ways than one. It's no mystery that inflation is causing increases in everything from milk to your rent. Three Southern cities were among cities with the highest increases in rents compared to last year.   Nationwide, the cost of a one-bedroom apartment is 19% more expensive than it was in November 2020, according [...]

By |2021-12-20T16:53:49-06:00December 20, 2021|Economy, Story, Uncategorized|

Meet the GOP congresswoman using ‘states’ rights’ to legalize cannabis  

States’ rights.   It’s been used in conflicts ranging from secession to Jim Crow laws to Medicaid expansion.   Now, a Republican congresswoman from South Carolina is using a states’ rights argument to decriminalize cannabis in her state.  U.S. Rep. Nancy Mace filed “The States Reform Act,” marking the most recent attempt to remove [...]

By |2021-11-22T08:24:25-06:00November 18, 2021|Justice, Politics, Story|

A Baptist pastor fired for criticizing Trump shares what he’s learned about faith, finding peace and being on the right side of biblical teachings

Will Kopp was a Baptist preacher in the Virginia town of Stuarts Draft. Now, he’s an everyday member of a Presbyterian church, and he’s not looking to lead a congregation again.   Kopp was fired from his church in June 2020 after he gave a sermon criticizing evangelical Christians’ embrace of then-President Donald [...]

By |2021-10-12T13:47:54-05:00October 11, 2021|Story|

Why this Alabama mom and daughter are fighting their school’s ‘creepy and unsettling’ dress code rules 

When Nyoka Holmes, a 15-year-old high school sophomore, came home upset about a dress code enforcement day at Alabama’s Huntsville High School, her mother, Kim, knew she had to say something about the policy that she says unfairly targets girls and low-income students.   Although Nyoka wasn’t one of the [...]

By |2021-10-04T10:00:01-05:00October 4, 2021|Education, Feature, Reckon|Women, Story|

Hannah-Kate Williams sues Southern Baptist Convention, claiming defamation, failure to investigate sex abuse

In June, a Kentucky woman asked the Southern Baptist Convention to investigate sexual abuse by ministers within the denomination.   Now, Hannah-Kate Williams is suing the powerful evangelical religious organization, and its key leaders, alleging church leaders failed to adequately investigate Williams’ own reports in 2019, defamed her as a liar and “conspired to protect [...]

By |2021-09-02T09:20:09-05:00August 25, 2021|Reckon|Women, Story|

Census says: The South is growing. Here’s where.

The South is growing, and results from the 2020 Census show the region is growing faster than any other region of the United States.   Ten Southern cities were among the 15 fastest-growing cities in the U.S., with the state of Texas having the most cities among the fastest-growing. Texas’ population grew 15.9 [...]

By |2021-08-24T14:13:18-05:00August 24, 2021|Story|

Josh Harris, a key purity culture figure, created a course on losing your faith. A firestorm ensued.

The author of a now discontinued book that taught young Christians that dating could threaten their future relationships has created —and swiftly removed — a 5-week course on how to deal with religious trauma and find your own true beliefs.  Joshua Harris — the author in the center of the controversy — is an ex-pastor and leader of [...]

By |2021-08-18T17:26:37-05:00August 19, 2021|Honey Voices, Story|
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