Ford guided House into modern era

Sid Salter

The House that freshman state Rep. Tim Ford joined in 1980 was one ruled by an all-powerful speaker who took care of his friends, ignored his enemies and marginalized the relatively small number of African American lawmakers – a group that had grown from four to 17 in the election that brought Ford to the Legislature.

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Coaches’ supplements, like the teachers’, well short of where they need to be

Joel McNeece

The numbers are startling when you begin to compare. South Delta’s football coach gets a supplement of $21,250. Eupora and East Webster pay their coaches an extra $18,050 on top of their base teaching salary. Okolona’s coach receives $17,750; Taylorsville $13,250; Baldwyn $12,550.

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We will greatly miss Tom Freeland

Lisa McNeece

What a shock to hear of the death of Oxford Atty. Tom Freeland over the weekend.
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Looks like state will have a 2015 governor’s race after a fashion

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Mississippi is going to have a contested governor’s race in 2015 after all – well, after a fashion. The entry of successful Madison attorney Vicki Slater into the race guarantees incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Bryant an opponent.

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Too much posturing and not enough qualifying from candidates

Joel McNeece

We have only eight days left of qualifying for the 2015 elections and frankly, I find the lack of candidates at both the local and state levels rather worrisome.

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Who cares if it snows? I do

Lisa McNeece

Why do I care if it snows? My school days are long gone, so I won’t get a snow day.
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Manning: Convicted murderer catches another appellate break

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – News that the state Supreme Court has granted convicted quadruple murderer Willie Jerome “Fly” Manning of Starkville a new trial in two of those murders rocked this community this week.

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Thankful for the many who have ink in their blood

James Arrington Goff & Joel McNeece

Woodville, Mississippi is one of those places you just don’t pass through. Tucked away in the southwest corner of the state, you have to be going there to get there.

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Throwing out some treasures with the first spring cleaning of 2015

Lisa McNeece

I took advantage of the warm weather Sunday afternoon to start a little spring cleaning.  Project one– our garden/tool shed. I try to give a top to bottom cleanup every other year and this is the year. It’s amazing how much stuff that’s in there that we don’t/will never use.

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Stan Brinker: Metropolis produced another super man

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – in the DC Comics I read as a boy, Metropolis was since 1939 a grand city that was home to Superman and The Daily Planet newspaper where’s Superman’s alter ego Clark Kent worked and kept a close eye on Lois Lane.

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