Opinions

Allow me a moment to brag about our schools

My predecessor and friend, Mr. Richard Fleming, served a few years ago as the President of the Mississippi Association of School Superintendents (MASS). In his address to the Superintendents across the state he encouraged each person to build upon their strengths in order to achieve more. He gave them all a simple quote that I…

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Presidents’ Day

Happy Presidents’ Day! Today we celebrate all the leaders, past and present, of the United States of America. George Washington served as the first President of the United State after the Revolutionary War with Great Britain. The colonies had declared their freedom from the British monarchy. But with this newfound freedom, something had to guarantee…

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Pierce says: Break a leg, Shee’ Dueitt

By RANDY PIERCE Guest Columnist The idiom “Break a Leg” has been used by actors and performers for a long time. According to Phrase Finder, actors are known to be superstitious (or at least they act like they are). The phrase derived from “the belief that one ought not utter the words ‘good luck’ to an…

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The smart life… what does your smart technology share about you?

Home items are getting smarter and creepier, like it or not By ANICK JESDANUN, AP Technology Writer NEW YORK (AP) — One day, finding an oven that just cooks food may be as tough as buying a TV that merely lets you change channels. Internet-connected “smarts” are creeping into cars, refrigerators, thermostats, toys and just about…

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Good gardening starts with Good Dirt

By FELDER RUSHING The Gestalt Gardener Got good dirt? Or do you prefer to call it soil? Hot weather aside, I don’t know what I enjoy the least between weeding, routine pruning, mowing the lawn, or digging new beds. I finally got rid of my lawn, but there’s still the other stuff, all gotta be…

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