Editorial Roundup – 02/04/2015

Common Core’s foes mixed up

One of the more perplexing aspects of the irrational opposition to Common Core in Mississippi is the contradictory arguments made by opponents.

Some claim the new education standards for Mississippi’s public schools are too tough … Read more

Rep. Hood discusses upcoming session


By District 35 Rep. Joey Hood

I would like to thank you for the honor and privilege of serving as your state representative in the Mississippi House of Representatives. It has been the experience of a lifetime working for and … Read more

Letters to the Editor – 01/07/2015

Beware of scam phone calls
On the evening of Dec. 30, while busy with other things, I answered the phone to be greeted by a friendly voice.

The man calling identified himself as Jason Rebekman, and started his talk with … Read more

‘Night Before Christmas’ MPL’s storytime

Madelyn, Austin and Logan Avent; Chandin Green and J.J Chism enjoy the Christmas party at storytime.

By Librarian Mary Boutwell
Maben Public Library

Our storytime Dec. 19 at the Maben Public Library was “The Night Before Christmas.”

We colored a Santa and glued cotton for his white beard. Lots of fun was had playing with Play-Doh … Read more

Veterans: heroes don’t always wear capes


By Michael Brannon

The Christmas season, when we shop and we buy; the Christmas season, when we put up the tree, wrap the gifts and look forward to Santa’s arrival early on Christmas morning.

It’s the children’s voices, it’s the … Read more

Editorial Roundup – 12/31/14

‘The Interview’ hits theaters

Editorial by Jack Ryan

It was surprising to see the Sony Pictures movie studio, with a little prompting from President Obama and freedom-of-speech advocates, release “The Interview” online as well as in 300 theaters across the … Read more

Letter to the Editor – 12/31/14

Liberty UMC extends thanks
The Liberty United Methodist Church family and I thank the Liberty family for their efforts and contributions on the proposed Life Center.… Read more