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Town hall meetings are good first step to improving society

Better communication and understanding is something that goes a long way to helping any community grow and prosper and improving quality of life. It is through that idea that a town hall meeting was held Monday in Morton.

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Wednesday 03/04/2015
New and improved web site headed your way
Posted: March 04, 2015

The frogs are barking at the back door. Or whatever it is that frogs do, they are doing it right now in the back yard. And, my friends, if this is their mating call we are gonna be in some very serious trouble.

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Tim Ford guided Mississippi House into the modern era
Posted: March 04, 2015

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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Times of spring break are but memories today
Posted: March 04, 2015

On Friday of this week, students, teachers and administrators, staff and other school related personnel will dismiss school to begin a much deserved spring break. I have no doubt all have had that day circled on a calendar in their minds for some time now.

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Wednesday 02/25/2015
Lots of folks, black and white, are like Gene Alday
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 10:58 am

I know people just like Rep. Gene Alday. I’ve got a couple of friends just like Rep. Gene Alday. I have a “white” colleague that discriminates against “white” people and that attitude is just like Rep. Gene Alday. People like Rep. Gene Alday are racist, and unfortunately people like Rep. Gene Alday are simply too ignorant to understand what they are.

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Voters beware of election year rhetoric from state leaders
Posted: February 25, 2015

The clock is ticking and in just three days we will know who will battle who in this election year’s races across Scott County and the state. On the state level, it may be helpful for voters to pay attention to what comes out of the current legislative session.

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Getting into the swing of t-ball is easier said than done
Updated: March 04, 2015 - 10:58 am

It hardly seems like it has been a year since I signed Aaron up for little league t-ball but indeed it has. Baseball and softball are in full swing and my Aaron is turning the page to chapter two of his athletic participation.

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MDOT official: State contract reform laws should bear careful scrutiny
Posted: February 25, 2015

Is it any wonder that the Mississippi Legislature is actively, earnestly debating legislation that seeks to improve the process of how government contracts are awarded to remove opportunities for corrupt officials to engage in more looting of the public trust?

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Reader questions Obama
Posted: February 25, 2015

Dear Editor, Rudy Giuliani’s recent comment that Obama does not love America is absolutely true. However, Obama’s bad attitude should come as no surprise when one remembers who sired him.

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Thank you for hosting ‘Scott Central’s Got Talent’ show
Posted: February 25, 2015

Dear Editor, Last week, I attended the junior high/high school segment of the “Scott Central’s Got Talent” competition.

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Wednesday 02/18/2015
Residents have an opportunity to chime in concerning fireworks policy
Posted: February 18, 2015

Many people look forward to enjoying the holidays that include the use of fireworks when those times of the year come around. At the same time we should remember that with the privilege of using fireworks comes a responsibility to use them wisely.

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Lent is a time to make preparations in our own lives
Posted: February 18, 2015

Our own mortality is not always something we like to think about. We know we will die eventually, and we try to stay in the best of health that we can to stave off that conclusion, but we know it’s coming.

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Where will we find the good teachers?
Posted: February 18, 2015

There has been a lot written, and spoken, about Governor Phil Bryant’s third-grade reading gate. Let me first say we need a gate. We need a gate, but we don’t just need a gate in the third grade we need a gate in all the grades. Period.

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Manning: Convicted quadruple murder catches another appellate break
Posted: February 18, 2015

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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Wednesday 02/11/2015
Forest Methodist, Episcopal Churches join to celebrate Ash Wednesday
Posted: February 11, 2015

The Season of Lent is the time in which we, the church, slow down to prepare our hearts for the Passion of Christ and the Glories of Resurrection Sunday. In Western Christianity, Ash Wednesday marks the first day, or the start of the season of Lent, which begins 40 days prior to Easter, not including Sunday, because every Sunday is to be treated as a Celebration of the Resurrected Christ.

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Voters enter crucial period of reviewing candidates and making informed decisions
Posted: February 11, 2015

Now that the slate of candidates is set for the upcoming election of a new Scott County Board of Education, a new phase of responsibility in the process is upon the candidates and the voters.

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Back to the good ole days of television watching
Updated: February 18, 2015 - 9:13 am

With a click of the mouse we went from 300-plus television channels to less than a dozen the other day and wondered why we had not done so sooner.

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Getting choked up about the “3s”
Updated: February 18, 2015 - 9:13 am

They often say that significant events come in “3s” and so when the second event happens, you’re waiting for the next shoe to drop, wondering what is next and can you handle it.

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Wednesday 02/04/2015
Officer Solo served Morton with honor and distinction
Updated: February 04, 2015 - 8:53 am

In the past week we have seen two examples of how much joy that our pets bring to our lives. Fortunately, one story had a happy ending with a dog’s owner being reunited with her canine friend. This week, the ending is not a happy one as a K-9 handler police officer lost his partner to cancer.

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Paying respects to a fallen police officer
Updated: February 10, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Monday was not the usual hectic Monday that I walk into at work. There was the usual work to do, but it was different because of what I knew would be taking place just a few miles away to my west.

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Time to buckle down and loosen up the belt
Updated: February 10, 2015 - 4:35 pm

Carnival season may just be getting underway in New Orleans and along the Gulf Coast, but it almost seems like it is just coming to an end at our house. And, to be perfectly honest, I’m ready for the celebration season to go away.

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