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FLOYD INGRAM: Three big days this week

In a day and age when our lives are ruled by the clock and in a business filled with deadlines, I have to sometimes step back and look at the bigger picture. April 15 Hope you paid your taxes today. It’s the law and if you didn’t Uncle Sam tends to get upset and he […]

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SONNY SCOTT: The collision of cultures

Columbus’ voyage brought the civilizations of Eurasia and America into contact and inevitable conflict, resulting in profound and permanent changes to both. The internet has done the same to my world view. It is impossible to remain unaffected by developments in any part of the world. It was still possible for the previous generation to […]

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DANIEL GARDNER: Man’s progress vs. God’s deliverance

“And I looked, and behold, an ashen horse; and he who sat on it had the name Death; and Hades was following with him. And authority was given to them over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by the wild beasts of the earth.” Revelation […]

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1st District candidates voice platforms

By Rod Guajardo Daily Journal PONTOTOC – For the first time in the campaign for Mississippi’s 1st District Congressional seat, a majority of the candidates gathered to speak Tuesday evening. Twelve of the 13 candidates running in the May 12 special election spoke during an event sponsored by the Pontotoc Republican Executive Committee. A representative […]

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EDITORIAL: Let’s show some hometown pride

Spring has arrived in Chickasaw County and if the sun is shining we will all get that primordial urge to clear, dig and plant. Women have conducted Spring cleaning in this community since pioneer days when their ancestors heralded the first warm weather as a sign to wash, sweep and clear the house of winter’s […]

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Who are our friends in a chaotic world?

In an interview with the Huffington Post, President Obama said, “We take him at his word when he said that it wouldn’t happen during his prime ministership, and so that’s why we’ve got to evaluate what other options are available to make sure that we don’t see a chaotic situation in the region.” Who is […]

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Are you a Republican or Democrat?

I’ve had the good fortune to work for several newspapers in several different parts of this great country. As I move into a community and make my rounds of city, county and state offices, one question always comes up. “Are you a Republican or Democrat?” It’s usually pretty easy to figure out the party of […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Help us “Save a Child”

Dear Editor, We are seniors in the Social Work program at the University of Mississippi. We were asked by our instructors to build an awareness project of a present issue, for a community of our choice. We have decided to host “Save a Child,” a child abuse awareness fair in Okolona. Unlike many other counties […]

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DANIEL GARDNER: We’d best pay attention

What we don’t know can hurt us. Most folks are busy living their lives and making ends meet. We’re concerned about family, friends, jobs, health, and just old-fashioned living. But, there are sinister forces willing to sacrifice ‘the rest of us’ for their own ideological goals. We’d best pay attention. Victor Frankl was a survivor […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Tis spring and a young man’s thoughts turn to . . . baseball

Pardon the twist on Bill Shakespeare’s famous line, but one of the joys of this business is bending the words of The Bard to fit my fancy. The other real joy of this business is getting to cover baseball in the spring. I’ve covered the Ole Miss Rebels in Memphis, the MSU Bulldogs in New […]

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DANIEL GARDNER: Divide or unite

Have you noticed? Even though your relationships with friends, family, and colleagues remain the same, supportive, and cordial, something has changed in American society. This is particularly noticeable in the South, the home of hospitality. America has become a nation of ‘us’ and ‘them.’ The South is renown for courtesy and hospitality. We say “yes […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Drive time at the Ingram household

Not long after I moved to Houston I pulled up to the stoplight on the Courthouse Square on a summer night in my old truck and there was an elected official in his old truck. We all know what goes through the minds of two boys when they pull up to a stoplight in old […]

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SONNY SCOTT: Get out and enjoy the neighbors

“You need to get out more,” said Jamie Dailey at the Davis Event Center in Fulton on Feb. 28. By the end of the evening, I was in full agreement. I have long wanted to attend the spring concert at ICC, but something always came up. When this year’s card included Dailey and Vincent, Rhonda […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: All politics is local

A wise old politician once told me all politics is local. After watching campaigns, elections and political shenanigans for 25 years, I’ve come to the conclusion this is true. When you look at the national picture, you have to remember that it all filters down to a particular region or community heading to the polls […]

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