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By DAVID CHAVERN When Louisiana began flooding earlier this month, news coverage was split between the 2016 Rio Olympics and the upcoming presidential election. This was the worst natural disaster since Hurricane Sandy, and you barely saw it on TV…

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Let your views be known State Rep. Jay Hughes, D-Oxford, is making more waves in the Mississippi  Legislature than the typical freshman lawmaker. The former Oxford city alderman and public school advocate is the one who  sued Republican House Speaker…

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That’s Life By Ruth Nowlin Third in a series Mrs. Clara Perry Since my all-time favorite subject in any class during my education was English/Literature, it was natural that my favorite teacher became Mrs. Perry. It was not only that I…

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A major blow for private prisons The federal government’s decision to break most of its ties to the private prison industry has echoes in Mississippi. In explaining last week its decision to phase out its use of private prisons, the…

Letters to the editor

Thanks to all We would like to thank all the people for their kindness in the tragic loss of our loved ones, Carolyn Fales; her daughter, Skyla Fales and her boyfriend, Lane Dunn. We would like to thank the ones…

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Hot-car deaths: Err on mercy’s side Grenada attorney Carlos Moore has a habit of overplaying the race card when representing his clients. He charges racism so often that after a while it’s easy to dismiss his knee-jerk allegations. It’s difficult,…

Letters to Editor

Concerned about the animals I read the letter to the editor from Ruth Nowlin “Concerned about Animals” in the August 3, 2016 Plaindealer. It does not do any good to bless the NO-good people out that throw animals out because…

Letters to the editor

Concerned about animals I read the editorial concerning letters of concern and will try to be brief. This letter is specifically to the person or persons who dump innocent loving animals off on the side of a road or in…