Editorials

More bull about grad rates

Mississippi education officials have mostly gotten a free pass over the state’s trumped up graduation rate. Every year they tout improved numbers, and conveniently leave out the details about how they got to that point. Namely, they’ve done it by lowering the standards that it takes to get a diploma.







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Make our roads great again

By CHARLIE SMITH,

Sometimes we wonder how the infrastructure of this great nation was ever born. Think about if we had to create all of our roads and bridges that crisscross the United States from scratch. We don’t even have the money now to repave our poorly conditioned roads, much less build new ones.


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Obituaries

Sandra Watson Lampton 81, Gainesville, Ga.

Sports

The stage is set for an undefeated matchup between West Marion and Columbia Thursday as both won... READ MORE

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Ebb and Polly Dunaway Morgan Family Reunion, Oct. 12

Opinion:

The holidays are coming. It’s in the air.

Public Notices

The following land transactions were filed in Marion County Chancery Court during the week ending... READ MORE