Opinion

Letters to the editor – 06/24/15

Holy carp!

I thought it was a catchy title! Yes, this has to do with carp.

Years ago, the city of Eupora, actually through private donations, stocked Whites Creek Lake with irradiated grass carp to control the growth of bottom … Read more

Mother never lost sight of blessings

Submitted by Michael Brannon

My late mother, as many of you know, loved to write. She wrote letters, poems, stories and memories.
This is the final installment of her childhood memories. Mother faced many challenges in her lifetime, but she … Read more

More of mama’s childhood memories

By Viola Dew Brannon

We moved into a small town when I was 9 so I could attend school. My parents would not let me walk the seven miles from our farm to the nearest school.

It took me three … Read more

County sees increase in foreign-born residents

By Tim Marema and Roberto Gallardo

Like most of the United States, Webster County saw an increase in the number of foreign-born residents over the last decade.

From 2000 to 2012, the number of Webster County residents who were born … Read more

Letters to the editor – 06/10/15

Greed is the main chemical of Big Pharma

Have you written your favorite career politician lately? You really should; you will get a little education.

I wrote both our senators protesting the way the government has granted the pharmaceutical industry … Read more

Mother’s memories of childhood shared

By Michael Brannon

My late mother, as many of you know, loved to write. She wrote letters, poems, stories and memories.
In her honor I am going to share her childhood memories (in installments). Mother faced many challenges in her … Read more

Are you qualified to serve in Kingdom of God?

By Bro. J.B. Rowe

During certain times of the year political offices have a change in leadership. Positions open from the lowest level of service unto the highest. Each position has its own guidelines or qualifications, towns, cities, counties, regions, … Read more

Letters to the Editor – 05/27/15

Sgt. Maj. Ronald L. Green

Enjoy God’s gift of life each day

Abraham Lincoln said, “In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, but the life in your years.” How true this statement is when reflecting upon the years gone by … Read more

Editorial roundup – 05/20/15

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