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Two-party system has merits

By WYATT EMMERICH,

Mississippi’s local and state elections are done for another four years. The Republican Party stays in power.

Unlike many elections around the world, few people questioned the validity of our state’s election process. It is a great blessing to live in a state and country that has a legitimate and trusted democratic process.





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Jail Docket: Oct. 31, 2019

By STAFF REPORTS,

Editor’s Note: The following people were booked into the Marion County Jail from Oct. 14 to Oct. 20. The C-P will correct any errors. Call Editor Charlie Smith at 736-2611 for corrections.

FoKelia Lakendra Akins, 40, Tylertown, arrested by CPD, charged with controlled substance sale.



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Helen J. Sanders Sweatt

By STAFF,

Helen J. Sanders Sweatt

90, Columbia

 

Private services will be held at a later date for Helen J. Sanders Sweatt, 90, who died on Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.

 

She was a lifelong resident of Columbia.

 

She was preceded in death by a son, Herbie Ray Reid.

 




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Courtroom humor amuses

By CHARLIE DUNAGIN,

Sitting through a trial can be serious business, especially if you’re the defendant. For an impartial observer, though, a legal proceeding can be entertaining.

Back in my days as a reporter, the courthouse was my favorite beat because there always was the possibility of uncovering an off-beat story tinged with humor.




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