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One ballot primary system interesting
Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann recently convened a 51- person panel to examine possible changes to Mississippi’s election practices in the aftermath of the Cochran/McDaniel Senate primary. The...
Sep 18, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Things are happening in Winona
Saturday morning, dozens of people – more than 100 throughout the day -- came together to clean up the area around J.J. Knox Gymnasium at the corner of Applegate and Powell Streets and to make impr...
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Mississippi mourns broadcaster Jack Cristil
Being a Mississippi State fan here in Carroll County, I grew up with Jack Cristil announcing games on the radio. When the news came that Cristil died Sunday night at Sanctuary Hospice in Tupelo at ...
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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Don’t be bullied away from faith
During the opening moments of a recent local football game, an invocation was said as the speaker offered a prayer for the well-being of the athletes and all other people in attendance. It was comf...
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Learning to stand on his own two feet
Monday, at exactly 14-months-old, my son began to walk, and oh how life has changed with his new mobility. For several months now, Dean has flirted with walking, taking a few steps here and there, ...
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Remembering ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ from childhood
Let’s take a test of your memory of childhood days if you grew up through the ‘70s and ‘80s and watched as much television as I did. Do you remember “Schoolhouse Rock?” Maybe this will help jog you...
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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It is just like throwing a bottle out to sea
by Ken Strachan, Columnist
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Throughout the years of writing columns, I have had a lot of response from readers. Whether it be through letters, email, or in person, at the church, grocery store, funeral home, or gas station, m...
Applauding those making a difference
by Amanda Sexton Ferguson, Editor and Publisher
Sep 04, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
Donna Pearson and Becky Wommack came before the Winona Board of Aldermen Tuesday night with a proposal to beautify the city. Pearson and Wammack, representatives of The Tracks restaurant in downtow...
Strachan: Conceding a race has its advantages
by Ken Strachan, Columnist
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
It is safe to say most people want an honest election to choose our officials, and Mississippians like to see the candidates shake hands when the race has concluded. With a small margin of victory ...
Let’s not abandon proven teaching strategies
by Chris Alllen Baker, The Scott County Times
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
We’re in our third week of the current school year, and I am still getting used to the idea of my son Aaron being in pre-Kindergarten class at Forest Elementary School. He has adjusted pretty well,...
Weigh all factors in assessing test scores
by Amanda Sexton Ferguson, Editor and Publisher
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Our local students scored well on May’s state tests. Great job, students, teachers, and administrators, for all your hard work. Personally, with the changes in academic standards statewide, I think...
Moving to the universities has its benefits
by Chris Alllen Baker, The Scott County Times
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
How is it that we find ourselves here again with a new season of football upon us? Where did the past year go? It is hard to believe that we are at the beginning of a new season of pigskin contests...
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