Opinion

Letters to the Editor – 05/27/15

Ladonna and James Caffey

Saved a life
Jerry was recently in a tree cutting accident on our farm. He was taken to the emergency room at Choctaw County Medical Center (CCMC) and then air lifted to the University of Mississippi Trauma Center in Jackson. … Read more

In Our Community – 05/27/15

That’s Life
By Ruth Nowlin
Just watched a video made of a lady telling her grandson about life and how it was in her day as a child, teenager and adult.  How I identified with it!  She really told it … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 05/20/15

There are many little ways to enlarge your child’s world. Love of books is the best of all.
–Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis

Poor readers usually are poor students

People can legitimately argue whether flunking third-graders is the correct response when they can’t read anywhere near grade level.

Those who oppose Mississippi’s new “third-grade gate” law say that holding students back only increases … Read more

In Our Community – 05/20/15

Dixie Pan Club
April 17, 2015

Eleven members met at the Hardin Place in the panhandle community for our April meeting. Business was taken care of quickly so we could get to the program. We were hosted by Glenda Whittington … Read more

Letters to the Editor – 05/20/15

Congrats, I’ve come this far by faith

Mrs. Shirley Jones, a native of Choctaw County for 56 years, and a graduate of the Class of 1976. She has received her Associate Degree in Early Childhood Development. Her first year to … Read more

In Our Community – 05/13/15

That’s Life

When you are chronically challenged

Life was really much simpler back when I was working 8 hours a day and traveling 64 miles round trip to and from work.  I thought I had a hazardous schedule with juggling … Read more

In Our Community – 05/06/15

A Thought for Today
Missionary Ernestine Kennedy
Furthermore, then we beseech you brethren and exhort you by the Lord Jesus, that as ye love received of us how ye ought to walk and to please God, so ye would abound … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 05/06/15

Counties like state inmates
Mississippi’s new corrections commissioner says it makes no financial sense to pay counties to house and work state inmates when he has open beds at the 17 state-run Community Work Centers.

Therefore, come Aug. 1, Marshall … Read more

Letters to the Editor – 05/06/15

A Walk Down Memory Lane
Tamsi West, who of you can say that they remember her? At this late date. Well, I can tell you that I do. She earned a place in my heart. The memory will never go … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 04/29/15

Concerns over Kemper Mine
By Wyatt Emmerich
Last week the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) purchased a natural gas electricity plant in Ackerman, just an hour’s drive from the $7 billion Kemper power plant.

The Ackerman gas plant, which sold for … Read more