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Big win for Mississippi


STARKVILLE­ — Mississippi’s tense and emotional public debate of removing the Confederate Battle Flag from the canton corner of the state flag evoked some of the more startling lessons of history regarding the evolution of racial views by individuals and by institutions.

Nursing grad pinned

Morgan Allen of Columbia recently graduated from the Holmes Community College as a member of the 2020 practical nursing class. A pinning ceremony was held June 24 in the McGowan Workforce Training Center Auditorium on the Ridgeland campus.


Manhunt ends with arrest


A manhunt for a suspect off of Mississippi 13 North ended with a capture in the woods today.

Kelby Glenn Jordan, 22, of New Augusta was charged with aggravated assault on a law enforcement officer, burglary and felony fleeing. He was booked at the Marion County Jail shortly after 1 p.m. today.

The Comeback: Sims ready for 2nd act after near-fatal accident


In the blink of an eye, a high-flying athlete’s entire future hung in the balance. He was stuck in the passenger seat of a 2016 Nissan Altima, begging for someone to help him get out of the car. A teenager known for his gaudy leaping ability and ferocious dunks, he suddenly couldn’t move his legs.


Frank Oliver Cooper


Frank Oliver Cooper

83, Lumberton

A memorial service was held at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, July 3, 2019, at Hathorn Funeral Home for Frank Oliver Cooper, 83, of Lumberton, who died on Monday, July 1 in Columbia. Bro. Roger Miller officiated at the services.


Board smart on sales tax

For too long the state and federal governments have either cut spending to local governments or required new spending without allocating any funds for it. That allows politicians at those higher-up levels to brag on themselves without having to bite the bullet and face the on-the-ground consequences.


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