Some criticism is deserved

Ray Mosby

ROLLING FORK—In any sort of discussion about politics these days, the subject of “the media” will invariably come up—usually followed by a torrent of words, ranging from the unflattering to the downright damning.
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Immigration reform issues are slowly evolving in Mississippi

Sid Salter

A decade ago, while serving as state auditor, Phil Bryant offered taxpayers a performance audit entitled “The Impact of illegal Immigration on Mississippi: Costs and Population Trends.”
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Ready to see “beautiful game” in Calhoun County

Joel McNeece

The new season began for me last weekend by witnessing some solid tackling, good ball control, wonderful passing and strong defensive play, but I’m not talking about Friday night’s football games.
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Charlie begins puppy obedience classes

Lisa McNeece

Granddaughter Addi Claire and I started puppy obedience classes with our dog Charlie Sunday afternoon.
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Add the Zika virus to things that go bump in the night

Emmerich

Now we can add the Zika virus to things that go bump in the night. Headlines abound.
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Trigger warnings: Is there a right not to be offended or uncomfortable

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Part of the evolution of post-Internet life in our society is the growing notion – particularly in the media and on university campuses –  that consumers of content (print and digital content or simply those passing in view or earshot of a public event) should be warned that some of that content might offend them or make them uncomfortable.
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There was merit in the myth

Ray Mosby

There was merit in the myth
“We are sheep without a shepherd
We don’t know how to be alone
So we wander ‘round this desert
And wind up following the wrong gods home.”—Quoted material by Don Henley

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Bluster and blow aside, it’s the electoral vote that fills the White House

Sid Salter

Press coverage of the presidential campaign has focused more than usual on the outrageous rhetoric of the campaign and the social media reaction that rhetoric engenders.
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Lots of need, but little funding

Joel McNeece

Calhoun County Supervisors acknowledged Monday morning they are going to have to raise taxes at least one mil just to maintain current services at the same level, but to answer requests, some very legitimate from various department heads, it could take up to a four mil increase.
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Making plans for fall gardening, just need cooler weather

ac sunflower

With the weather slightly cooler and some leaves starting to fall, I’ve been making plans for fall gardening.
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