Claims that the presidential election is rigged are wrong, dangerous

Sid Salter

Republican Donald Trump’s claims that the presidential election is “rigged” throws red meat to his base and feeds an insurgent campaign just what it needs to maintain intensity – but such claims are patently false and undeniably dangerous.
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First try at kale chips a success; Salmon, not Santa breakfast

Lisa McNeece

Recipe of the week at our house– Kale Chips. Jo Ellen, Joel and I made them Sunday afternoon and loved them. We could not stop eating them and ended up making a second batch.
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Trent gifts hot tamales for me and my guys

Joel McNeece

Standing amongst a very excited Bruce football team on the incredibly dark sidelines of Okolona’s new field as the Trojans were leaping into the air, yelling and celebrating as they watched 5’8”, 155 pound defensive back Trent Hall pull in an interception and race down the field for the end zone for a game changing, ultimately game-winning play, I must acknowledge my first thought wasn’t playoffs.
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New formula for funding is not all public schools need

Charlie Mitchell

Interviewed on Mississippi Public Broadcasting, Joyce Helmick made a great point. The topic was the state leadership’s apparent quest to abandon Mississippi’s existing K-12 funding formula, calling the formula antiquated and ineffective. Her comment was, “How do we know? It hasn’t been tried.”
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Choice between a jerk and a crook

Emmerich

This is the last issue before the November 8 presidential election so I guess I'm obliged to write about it for the first time.
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Cool night, warm fire, sizzling steak

Joel McNeece

It all came together almost perfectly for the first clear, crisp, cool Saturday night of the fall. The temperature had dipped into the low 50s, begging for a few logs in the fire pit and the strike of a match. It’s one of my favorite places in the world – a seat on our patio in the fall and winter with a roaring fire blazing.
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Hanging with Peppa and George at the Orpheum in Memphis

Lisa McNeece

Back in the spring when Ellie Kathryn’s big obsession was all things Peppa Pig, I got four tickets to the Orpheum in Memphis to Peppa’s Big Splash. Peppa Pig airs daily on Nick Jr. It is a British preschool animated television series and stars Peppa, her brother George, her Mummy and Daddy and a cast of friends.
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When autumn closes in

Ray Mosby

ROLLING FORK—You know you have gotten old when you find yourself missing things that used to be around but aren’t around any more. So I’m old.
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Mississippi’s 2016 presidential vote unlikely to produce any major surprises

Sid Salter

Observers who are looking for Mississippi to provide any major surprises in our state’s 2016 presidential balloting are likely to be disappointed. From 1980 to the present, Mississippi has voted Republican in presidential politics.
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William Winter’s words still ring true

Emmerich

One of my heroes in life is Gov. William Winter. He was a close friend of my father. It was an honor to be presiding over the Rotary Club of North Jackson when he came to speak.
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