Opinion

In our community – A Thought for Today

By Ernestine Kennedy
There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and lived good every day at his gate was laid a beggar named Lazarus, he was covered with sores and longing to eat what … Read more

Letter to the editor – Reading is important

61% of low-income families have NO books in their home, not one single book. There is only 1 age appropriate book for every 300 children in low income neighborhoods compared to 13 books per child in middle-income neighborhoods. Studies by … Read more

Letter to the editor – Dear Choctaw County

Dear Choctaw County,

I’m writing to thank Ackerman residents for their generosity in helping thousands of suffering children worldwide this Christmas. Through their efforts, we were able to contribute towards 30,700 shoeboxes collected within the Columbus area—filled with toys, school … Read more

In our community – God’s Love

By Francie Hemphill

God love is like a dozen of long stem red roses it beautiful for the one who behold it, thank you Heavenly Father for all of your goodness I will forever Praise your Holy name. John 3: … Read more

State legislature goes ‘Hollywood’

State legislature goes ‘Hollywood’

State legislature goes ‘Hollywood’

Everybody loves Hollywood and nobody as much as the star struck Mississippi House of Representatives which recently voted 116 to 3 to subsidize movies made in Mississippi.

Film subsidies have been around for years. It is so easy to spend … Read more

In our community

God’s Love

By Francie Hemphill

God’s love is like a sweet melody, it quenches the uneasy mind when you take time to listen to the simplicity of what the words are saying. Thank you Heavenly Father for all the great … Read more

What is the cost of such a gesture?

In his State of the State address last week, one proposal by Gov. Phil Bryant got a standing ovation from many Mississippi lawmakers and other state officials in the audience.

That was to add the nation’s official motto, “In God … Read more

In our community

Real Love

By Rev. Howard Lewis

Often times as we seek love in so many places that we tend to find it everywhere accept where it really lies. We look for love in pets, strangers passing, books, and food. We … Read more

Letters to Editor

A great visit

A group of men, ranging in all ages, recently made their annual trip to Choctaw County for the “7th Annual Bruce Burney Memorial Weekend”.  Although, this was only the … Read more