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A dearth of character An aging lawyer, once a well known Louisiana politician, put a Biblical spin on the presidential race that reflects my thoughts on the prospects of choosing between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump in November. “It’s like…

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No good news about budget The evidence continues to grow about Mississippi’s budget: Spending will have to be cut because tax revenues are lower than expected. At a public hearing last week conducted by the Legislative Black Caucus, state health…

In our community

That’s Life By Ruth Nowlin Quite a few years ago we bought a singlewide trailer from one of the grandsons. We settled it across the road in a pine setting, added a nice metal cover over the top and built…

In our community

God’s Love By Evagelist Francie Hemphill God’s love is like an aloe vera plant, it soothes all the burning discomfort in our life. Thank you Jesus for taking away the sting of huts from our life I will forever love…

In our community

That’s Life By Ruth Nowlin Mother’s Day has come and gone for another year. For 60 years now I have been a Mother and for almost 37 years I have been a Grandmother. The day was better, I think, when my Mother…

Coal industry crushed by needless regulation

By Hal Quinn For decades, Mississippi has proudly mined the coal that fuels American industry.  During World War II, coal helped fire the steel foundries and factories that built America into the “Arsenal of Democracy.”  And today, with coal still…

In our community

That’s Life By Ruth Nowlin Some things have not changed in the last 60 years or so. Pecan trees still drop stains on our car that are almost impossible to remove, the dog still pees on the tires and kids…

Letters to the Editor – 04/20/2016

A thank you On behalf of the American Legion Post 82 and Ladies Auxiliary in Ackerman, we would like to recognize and commend our Choctaw Plaindealer reporter and office manager, Chuck Bailey.

In Our Community – 04/20/2016

A Thought for Today Missionary Ernestine Kennedy Teach me, O Lord, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end. Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall observe it with my…

In Our Community – 04/13/2016

“Put Me in Coach” Lisa Harris Baseball season is here! I can hear the announcers at the nearby park calling out the name of the next batter from inside my house. Either they have a really loud speaker, or I…