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I hope you have a very Merry Christmas

I hope you have a Merry Christmas. I hope you have a happy one, too. While we in America typically use the word “merry” in ... Read more

Do yourself a favor and learn the whole story of Christmas

Back in the Old Testament days, God spoke directly to his people. The reaction among all those who experienced this was the same: They were ... Read more

Author Grisham puts fictional lawyer back in criminal court

Looking back over 31 years of a meteoric writing career that ranks him as one of the most successful writers on the planet, novelist John ... Read more

Special interest legislation will hurt Mississippi

You would think that with everything going on — a disputed election, a pandemic, rising unemployment claims and skyrocketing debt — Congress would have clear ... Read more

This Christmas may be different, but it still holds hope

The 19th century Scottish minister and author George MacDonald is not as widely appreciated today, I should think, as he ought to be. The great ... Read more

Analysis: Public health officials under strain amid pandemic

(AP) — Mississippi public health officials are working long hours during the coronavirus pandemic, providing information about caseloads and giving warnings that many people choose ... Read more

BPD Chief: ‘We will continue doing our job’

Editor’s note: Recently, area law enforcement responded to an incident on Hwy. 51 involving an out-of-control vehicle. In response to media reports concerning the incident, ... Read more

Efforts to abolish the Electoral College will dilute the influence of nation’s rural states

The Electoral College, as confusing and messy as it often becomes in presidential politics, remains the only safeguard against having our national leadership chosen by ... Read more

My cottage garden is looking awfully like my Granny’s

Must. Get. A. Grip. Little artsy crafts are turning my garden into my grandmother’s. Because I usually travel a lot and live overseas part of ... Read more

Grateful for so much, including local newspapers

Thanksgiving is a great time for counting our blessings and expressing gratitude. In challenging times, an attitude of gratitude is all the more important, and ... Read more

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