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02/13/2014 - 4:03pm

We rail against being pushed around for a legal agent such as oil by the oil cartel or oligarchy. Our society has grown and prospered from abundant and cheap energy. There is little moral question in this situation.

In the question of...

02/13/2014 - 4:00pm

OFFICIALS are taking the next steps to officially settle a lawsuit regarding Lost Rabbit and get rid of the infamous Lost Rabbit PID.

At press time, the settlement agreement still needed to be signed by Allstate Insurance Company, the...

02/13/2014 - 3:57pm

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But for Kay and Early Ewing...

02/13/2014 - 3:50pm

It has been 11 years since the Emmerichs moved into 1447 Rebel Drive in Jackson’s Loho neighborhood. Our daughter Ruth has lived there all her life.

We bought the home from Charlie and Sylvia Hall who purchased it from the family...

02/13/2014 - 3:43pm

RETAIL SALES are up in the tri-county area for the first half of fiscal year 2014, though Rankin County saw more growth than Madison and Hinds counties.

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02/13/2014 - 3:41pm

IT’S ON TO the U.S. House of Representatives for a measure that will prevent flood insurance rates from going up for thousands of Northside homeowners.

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02/13/2014 - 3:35pm

HOY ROAD could see construction early next year, but officials say the proposed widening project in Madison will have to be modified from the original plans.

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02/13/2014 - 3:24pm

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02/13/2014 - 3:20pm

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02/13/2014 - 3:16pm

Everybody loves Hollywood and nobody as much as the star-struck Mississippi House of Representatives, which recently voted 116 to 3 to subsidize movies made in Mississippi.

Film subsidies have been around for years. It is so easy to...

02/13/2014 - 3:13pm

I decided to venture out and do the house laundry. I did not know what was about to happen. I made a super goof.

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02/13/2014 - 3:11pm

Church Schedules Service

By Katie Eubanks

ONE CHURCH, a new multicultural church on the Northside, will hold its first preview service Sunday, February 16, at the United Artists movie theater at Northpark Mall...

02/13/2014 - 3:06pm

THE MISSISSIPPI Craft Center held an unusual ribbon-cutting last week – for its parking lot, which was recently paved for the first time in six years.

Since the craft center was finished in 2007, employees and visitors have...

02/13/2014 - 2:57pm

Dear Editor:

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02/13/2014 - 2:55pm

The streams, Oakohay and Okatoma, gathered strength from the creeks to become wider and deeper while wandering their steady way southward through the future Smith County of Mississippi. It was a network of generous waterways, one to be named...

02/13/2014 - 2:49pm

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Under the leadership of new Board President...

02/13/2014 - 2:41pm

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02/11/2014 - 8:07am

Olde Towne Middle School water project committee raised more than $4,100 to build a water well at a girl's school in a village located in Afghanistan.  Students replaced sodas, sports and energy drinks with water and...

02/11/2014 - 8:05am

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02/11/2014 - 8:04am

Mr. and Mrs. Lynn Michael Graugnard of Thibodaux announce the engagement of their daughter Michele Lyn Graugnard, to Tyler David Glaze, son of Mr. and Mrs. Jerry David Glaze of Ridgeland.

The bride-elect is the granddaughter of Louise...

02/11/2014 - 8:01am

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02/11/2014 - 7:59am

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School students have studied the importance of the Mississippi River in history class.  They recently used dry erase markers to highlight the impact of the “Great River” on a giant...

02/11/2014 - 7:57am

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02/11/2014 - 7:55am

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02/11/2014 - 7:53am

John David Wofford

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Dr. Wofford, 86, died peacefully at his home...