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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...
Sep 11, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 0 0 recommendations | email to a friend
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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
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...
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Applauding those making a difference
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...
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Strachan: Conceding a race has its advantages
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 ...
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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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...
Taggart’s mission is commendable
by Ken Strachan, Columnist
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
Back years ago when I was taking courses to become a funeral director, there was a required class called Grief Counseling -- a comprehensive study on families coping with the loss of a loved one. S...
What in the world were they thinking?
by Wyatt Emmerich Emmerich Newspapers
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Sometimes I wonder, “What in the world were they thinking?” Naming thousands of voters in a lawsuit is not good politics, so I wonder what Chris McDaniel was thinking would come of his massive effo...
Starting the school year off right
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
Until earlier this year, I was not expecting what will happen Monday to happen for another year, but that’s the way it goes. Life happens when you’re busy making other plans. Emily and I learned th...
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