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A jury trial will be held immediately to determine the outcome of an ongoing District 4 Supervisor election challenge between Karl Banks and David Bishop that began at the end of 2015.
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  • PERRY/Democracy: A radical idea
    Friday, February 17, 2017 6:00 PM Our Founding Fathers debated government structure. John Adams believed in a strong elected executive; his opponents feared monarchy. Thomas Jefferson believed in liberal democracy (albeit of aristocrats); his opponents feared rule of the rabble. Some Mississippians have created a synthesis of the two: they fear both monarch and rabble.  To protect against both they sacrificed the common ground between Adams and Jefferson - democracy.

    When it comes to some decisions, it seems government is too important to let voters decide how it should operate; tax dollars are too sacred to trust them to elections.
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  • BROOKS/Bonhoeffer, Benedict or Ford
    Friday, February 17, 2017 6:00 PM How should one resist the Trump administration? Well, that depends on what kind of threat Donald Trump represents.

    It could be that the primary Trump threat is authoritarianism. It is hard to imagine America turning into full fascism, but it is possible to see it sliding into the sort of “repressive kleptocracy” that David Frum describes in the current Atlantic — like the regimes that now run Hungary, the Philippines, Venezuela and Poland.
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  • LOWRY/Heed the protests
    Friday, February 17, 2017 6:00 PM It’s beginning to look a lot like August 2009 in reverse.

    In that summer of the Tea Party, conservative activists packed the town-hall meetings of Democratic congressmen and peppered them with hostile questions. It was an early sign of the abiding opposition that Obamacare would encounter, and the prelude to Democratic defeats in 2010, 2014 and 2016.
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  • TANNER/Trump’s prescription problem
    Friday, February 17, 2017 6:00 PM Keeping track of Donald Trump’s shifting policy positions could make even the most balanced of observers dizzy.

    Take, for example, the president’s position on prescription-drug prices. Candidate Trump garnered bipartisan plaudits by criticizing the pharmaceutical industry for the high cost of prescription drugs. Shortly after becoming president, he reached out to Democrats such as Representative Elijah Cummings with a promise to lower drug costs. But not long after that, he met with drug company CEOs and backed away from that promise.
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  • PERRY/Lottery at what cost?
    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:00 PM The lottery conjures dreams of vanishing financial troubles through a winning ticket. According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, about 70 percent of big lottery winners end up bankrupt within a few years of claiming their prize. Some policy makers want the State of Mississippi to buy a ticket.
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  • Saint Joseph Catholic School seniors sign athletic scholarships on Wednesday
    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:00 PM MADISON  Saint Joseph Catholic School seniors Bergen Teeter and Nick Thompson signed scholarship offers today, National Signing Day, to continue playing sports on the community college and university level.

    Teeter will play volleyball next fall at Hannibal-LaGrange University in Hannibal, Mo., while Thompson signed to play football beginning next fall at Holmes Community College. Both were standout players during their high school playing career at Saint Joseph.
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  • Equestrian Team at Mississippi College wraps up Fall 2016 season at Georgia tournament
    Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM Mississippi College equestrian team riders finished the Fall season in style with an impressive showing at a recent Georgia tournament.

    Topping the highlight reel for the Blue & Gold was MC senior captain Maggie Waters. The Zanesville, Ohio rider and her horse earned a first-place ribbon in the category of open over the fences.
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  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM The late, immeasurably great Boo Ferriss could have become a Major League manager had he chosen that path. With his people skills and his baseball acumen, he surely would have been a splendid one. Read More
  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016 6:00 PM MADISON – The first thing one notices upon entering the lobby of MRA’s gymnasium is the trophy case filled with gold balls. Enter into the gym itself, and there’s championship banners galore. Step inside longtime coach Richard Duease’s office and there’s even more title paraphernalia and countless Coach of the Year plaques from year’s past.

    Yes, MRA’s dominance in boy’s basketball is real. All the trophies, banners and plaques are just further proof of that.
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  • Velma Jackson wins big
    Wednesday, November 23, 2016 6:00 PM CAMDEN — Velma Jackson kept a seven-game win streak alive this past Friday night after defeating the North Pontotoc Vikings 56-42 in the 3A state championship quarterfinal match.

    Falcons quarterback Antavious Willis scored the first touchdown of the matchup on a scramble from behind center. The Vikings answered to take it to 7-7 in what appeared like it would be a long night of back-and-forth.
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  • Mildred Elizabeth Harkins Wilkinson died on Thursday, January 19, 2017. A funeral Mass was held  on January 21, 2017 at the Carmelite Monastery followed by Interment at Parkway Memorial Park.  

    She is survived by her husband, Roy Winston Wilkinson of Madison; daughters, Catherine Patrice Wilkinson of Madison, Roseanne Sakata of Atlanta, Melanie Vetrano of Knoxville; sons, Joel Wilkinson and David Wilkinson of Dallas, Timothy Wilkinson of Atlanta, Kevin Wilkinson of Blairsville, GA, Christopher Wilkinson of San Francisco, Wayne Wilkinson and Michael Wilkinson of New Orleans; 17 grandchildren and 17 great grandchildren.  Mildred was born in Carthage, MS to the late Joseph Thomas Harkins and Mary Anne Burns Harkins. 
  • Katherine Earline Barham McNair of Ridgeland died on January 24th, 2017.  She was born August 29, 1920, to Lydia and Robert Rush Barham. She is survived by daughter, Pat Palmer, and sons Leslie J. McNair, and Robert (Bo) McNair. She was blessed with seven grandchildren, 17 great grandchildren and 11 great, great grandchildren.  

    A service of thanksgiving and celebration for her life was held at Parkway Funeral Home, Ridgeland, MS, on Saturday, January 28th, 2017.
  • Katharine Elizabeth Hurt Waggener, 63, of Ridgeland, died peacefully at her home in Ridgeland, MS on January 24, 2017, with her loving and loyal family at her bedside.  A Memorial service was held at Madison United Methodist Church on Saturday, January 28, 2017.  

    The Reverends Barry Male, Sr. Pastor of Madison United Methodist Church and Dr. Dax Summerhill officiated.  Kathy was born in Pontotoc, MS to Ben and Mable Hurt and grew up at the Agricultural Experiment Station. Kathy was at her happiest out in the country, where she loved exploring the outdoors, learned about gardening, and developed her passion for animals.
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