Every vote counts and Paul Bullard can prove it

Lisa McNeece

Pittsboro native Paul Bullard sent us a priceless email this week relating to the “60 years ago” about his father that ran in The Journal two weeks ago.
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From Russia with malice?

Ray Mosby

Contrary to the old idiom and much to the chagrin of President Donald Trump and his supporters, these days all roads lead to Russia.

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The constitutionality of road blocks by law enforcement

Emmerich

Madison county Sheriff Randy Tucker isn’t the only person who has been caught up in the constitutionality of road blocks. It’s a question that even the U.S. Supreme Court is having trouble deciding.

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Tip of hat for right decisions by county supervisors

Joel McNeece

Calhoun County Supervisors were asked to reverse two of their previous decisions Monday. They granted one and not the other, and both were the right choice.
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A heartbreaking goodbye for our old Yellow Lab Jack

Jack & Charlie

Just six days after grandson Jack was born, we said goodbye to our 11-1/2 year old Yellow Lab Jack.
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Unfilled potholes, cronyism, sexual harassment lawsuits don’t sit well with voters

Emmerich
So now Jackson will have yet another mayor. Let’s pray he’s a good one. Incumbent Mayor Tony Yarber only received five percent of the vote. Ouch. Apparently unfilled potholes, cronyism and sexual harassment lawsuits don’t sit well with Jackson voters.
Like Yarber, our likely new mayor, Chokwe Antar Lumumba, will come to office with practically zero experience in running a city. That does not bode well.

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A rose among all the thorns

Ray Mosby

Having just finished what seems Mississippi’s destined to be annual war over public education and its funding (with education losing yet again), and apparently without any scheduled attempt to address the subject anew in the looming legislative session, it occurs to me that one factor in this unbalanced equation which I touched on many years ago might bear mentioning again.

The problem with education in Mississippi—indeed, in the whole country—is that  they are not making any more Rose Schercks. Well, that and the fact that there are not enough homes with mommas and dads in them who under threats of beatings make their kids pay attention to the folks who are trying to teach them something or another.

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Going back in time at the Sarepta Schoolhouse

Sarepta Schoolhouse

I think I was among many who surprisingly learned last week that the old Sarepta school and gymnasium are still standing. Carolyn Bryant, of the Shady Grove Community near the Lafayette County line, alerted me to that fact early last week. She explained that Chad Clark had clear cut the area around the old school exposing it for the first time in years.
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Jack Marshall arrives to the thrill of us all

Jack Marshall Bailey

Our first grandson, Jack Marshall Bailey, made his arrival last Thursday just after lunch at Baptist Memorial in Oxford. He weighed 7 lbs. 13 oz. and has a head full of dark hair.
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Low voter turnout in 2017 Mississippi municipal election bodes ill for future

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann reported low voter turnout in the recent round of state municipal elections. That’s distressing on any number of levels.
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