Stopping cycle of abuse with public funds a must

Charlie Mitchell

It’s one of the most famous movies ever, with many memorable lines. One comes to mind whenever cavalier handling of public funds comes to light in Mississippi. It’s where Capt. Renauld blows his shrill whistle and orders everybody out of Rick’s tavern.
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When memories are triggered

Ray Mosby

On the first official day of fall (technically the autumnal equinox) this year, it was 93 degrees and as sultry as Lauren Bacall’s voice in Rolling Fork.
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Inspiring artistry comes in all forms

Joel McNeece

Hanging on the wall in our bedroom is a painting by Susan Patton of Bruce of my late Border Collie King. It’s a stunning, priceless piece that captures him perfectly. Every black and white hair, his dog tag, his piercing eyes, she captured it all. I stare at it often and wonder, how did she do that?
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Methodist Women close doors; Charlie learns way around Scat Mat

Lisa McNeece

Long time Bruce business– Bruce United Methodist Women’s rummage sale has closed.
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Baptist now third largest employer in Mississippi

Wyatt Emmerich 2017

Unprecedented changes in the medical field are causing a wave of consolidation said Chris Anderson, CEO of Baptist Health Systems, speaking to the Jackson Rotary Club.
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Freedom is most sacred

Ray Mosby

“Because if you don’t stand up for the stuff you don’t like, when they come for the stuff you do like, you’ve already lost.” —Neil Gaiman

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Proud of my U.S. Marine Charlie Solis

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It was the middle of the soccer season. The weather had turned a little cool, at least cool enough to require a jacket. Charlie and I were standing at the top of the penalty box talking as the rest of my Vardaman Rams’ soccer team pelted Charlie’s brother Eric, our goalie, with shots from all angles as we did every day at the start of practice while waiting for everyone to arrive.
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Stomach virus brings cruelty to us

Lisa McNeece

If you were lucky enough not to get the stomach bug that crippled a lot of the county last week, you were lucky.
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Court to public officials who meet in private: ‘Don’t do it’

Layne Bruce

It was a long, rainy summer across much of the state. But September brought with it lots of sunshine – both literally and metaphorically.
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Meeting a real life monster

Ray Mosby

ROLLING FORK—Along with my co-worker and friend Natalie Perkins, I had the honor last Friday to sit on a symposium at Millsaps College with the other respective recipients of the Bill Minor awards for investigative reporting and general news writing. Considering the exalted company, that experience gave me all new insight into George Gobel’s famous line: “Have you ever felt like the whole world is a tuxedo and you are a pair of brown shoes?”
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