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How could we ever forget?

Growing up, I often heard people speak about where they were when President Kennedy was shot.  It was ...

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Life forever changed for us 20 years ago

Tuesday, September 11, 2001 – I wasn’t that shocked initially when I heard a plane had flown into ...

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A snollygoster? No, just an independent thinker

The voice in my phone said, “We’re not selling anything.”  Doubting that, I waited for the revelation, which ...

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TANNEHILL: Senate bill benefits LOU transportation efforts

In a state with almost 6,000 miles of highway rated in poor condition, and more than 1,000 bridges ...

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Tannehill: Increased services and lower taxes: The 2022 budget is done

The past two years have been unpredictable at best. From floods to snowstorms and protests to pandemics, Covid-19 ...

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OPINION: Roberson shows leadership; the community should follow his lead

Good leadership requires humility, wisdom, and courage, traits Oxford School District Superintendent Bradley Roberson demonstrated Aug. 2 with ...

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SALTER: Social Security clock is still ticking

Understanding the impact of Social Security on Mississippi’s economy and on our people is a heavy lift. Let’s ...

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McCoy’s commitment to improving highways remembered

BOONEVILLE — In the pristine sanctuary of the lovely Gaston Baptist Church – a rural church in northwest ...

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How much do you know about George Washington?

Some things you might not know about our first President and Commander in Chief: Washington did not have ...

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The Trickle Down impact of student loan debt

Today, Americans hold more than $1.7 trillion in student loan debt, and it’s having a tremendous impact on ...

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It’s 2021 and activities are slowly returning to Oxford

Let us all agree that last year now officially means 2019, as 2020 was the same day repeated ...

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History helps us understand the body politic

Editor’s note. This is the first in a two-part series. The second can be found here.. In the ...

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Reflecting on the Body Politic, part 2

Editor’s note: This is the conclusion of a two-part column on this topic. The first installment can be ...

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Rosary beads lead to deeper faith, lessons learned

By Steve Stricker My hero mom, “Gert,” taught me many things, the most important perhaps was faith: to ...

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How much do you know about the Hindenburg?

On May 6, 1937, the German passenger airship Hindenburg was making its final approach to Manchester Township, New ...

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OPINION: Heaven has no capacity limit

As conditions surrounding the coronavirus pandemic improve, particularly in Lafayette County, conversations must take place regarding the relaxation ...

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OPINION: Mississippi’s vaccination reality defies national narrative

While criticism abounds for Governor Tate Reeves’ approach to handling the coronavirus pandemic, one major win is certainly ...

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COLUMN: Thanks for the memories, Drew Brees

I was angry Sunday night. That was my first raw emotion as I slammed my fist against the ...

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Remembering My First Grove Experience At Ole Miss

By Steve Stricker | Guest Columnist After a huge Coronavirus “alteration” to our Ole Miss 2020 football schedule, ...

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Labor Day—Summer’s Final Fling

By Bonnie Brown | Guest Columnist Each year the first Monday of September is designated as Labor Day. ...

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A Concert with Dad

Like my father, I love music. If anyone were to look at my iTunes playlist, they would find ...

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Coronavirus Chronicles, part 3

I took a walk-through of campus this past weekend. At the same time, it looked both desolate and ...

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