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Let’s not abandon proven teaching strategies
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,...
Aug 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Weigh all factors in assessing test scores
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...
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Moving to the universities has its benefits
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...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Taggart’s mission is commendable
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...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
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What in the world were they thinking?
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...
Aug 21, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Starting the school year off right
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...
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
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Can state really afford tax cuts?
by By Charles Dunagin Enterprise-Journal
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
There’s going to be a lot of momentum in the Legislature next session for some kind of tax cut, given that 2015 is an election year. State revenues are on the increase, and the rainy day fund is he...
Newspapers in the classroom made an impact
by Amanda Sexton Ferguson, Editor and Publisher
Aug 14, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
In the spring of 1986, as a fifth grader in Mrs. Terry’s class at Memphis Preparatory School, I was introduced to using newspapers in the classroom. The owners of the DeSoto Times newspaper, whose ...
Neshoba similar to Black Hawk Rally
by Ken Strachan, Columnist
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend
The first time I went to the Neshoba County Fair, known as "Mississippi’s Giant House Party,” it reminded me of the setting we have here in Carroll County known as the Old Fashioned Black Hawk Poli...
Change starts with each of us
by Amanda Sexton Ferguson, Editor and Publisher
Aug 07, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 2 2 recommendations | email to a friend
When I moved to the Crossroads area seven years ago, I immediately felt at home in Carroll and Montgomery Counties -- the picturesque small towns, the close-knit community, the easy-going atmospher...
Memories of the Neshoba Fair still strong
by Chris Alllen Baker, The Scott County Times
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
As I write this, I have images in my head of kids running around the Neshoba County fairgrounds playing and thousands of people around the fairgrounds partaking in the 125th annual Neshoba County F...
Novel portrays state’s political passion
by Ken Strachan, Columnist
Jul 31, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
This state has two past time passions: Football and politics. Here in the Magnolia State, we elect about every official that one could imagine, all the way to the Mississippi Supreme Court. We pull...
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