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In a four-page letter to the chairs and ranking members of the House and Senate judiciary committees summarizing his initial review of Mueller’s report, Attorney General William Barr wrote, “Although my review is ongoing, I believe that it is in the public interest to describe the report and…

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It was a few hours before tipoff when I found out that I needed to go to Jackson to cover the West Jones girls’ basketball team in the Class 5A state championship game in Jackson.

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What can be said about the current college admissions scandal that hasn’t already been said? Countless news updates, analyses, op-eds and essays have already been published about the scandal, dubbed “Operation Varsity Blues” by the FBI and, despite the fact that the American public-at-large …

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New Orleans’ Al Davis Park was abuzz with life on Sunday. The annual post-Mardi Gras event known as Super Sunday — no, not that one — gave locals and visitors alike the chance to get up close and personal with Mardi Gras Indians.

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I’m not a big fan of Pearl Jam, but Eddie Vedder wrote a line in the band’s most infamous song, “Jeremy,” that’s always struck me as brilliant. The boy was something that Mommy wouldn’t wear … 

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In the golden age of newspapers, a newsroom would be filled with reporters and editors. Each reporter would have a “beat.” 

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As many of you know, I served as a lieutenant with the Jones County Sheriff’s Office under the leadership of Sheriff Alex Hodge and was shot five times while leading our SWAT Team during a hostage rescue attempt on July 29, 2012. While I survived the shooting, I was forced to take a medical …

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A retired couple, friends of mine, told me, “Many people believe us old people get our healthcare free. Do they realize that we — and we are not alone — pay more than 50 percent of our income for healthcare insurance, and that doesn’t include co-payments or cost to get to and from doctor’s o…

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With spring break upon us, many of our readers are headed out of town to the usual hot spots — L.A., Disneyworld, Destin, New Orleans, the Smoky Mountains …

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I’m at an age now where I’m on the young side of old, but will be seriously old before you know it. Hopefully, I’ve learned all of the tough lessons one has to experience during the course of a lifetime, but there were some lessons that maybe I could have avoided if some wise old sage had ta…

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STARKVILLE — One of the more interesting political 11th-hour developments as the March 1 qualifying deadline passed came in the Mississippi Secretary of State’s race with the surprising entry of incumbent Republican Southern District Public Service Commissioner Sam Britton of Laurel into tha…

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“Here’s a little song I wrote/ You might want to sing it note for note/ Don’t worry, be happy/ In every life we have some trouble/ But when you worry you make it double/ Don’t worry, be happy/ Don’t worry, be happy now...

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On a cold, blood-smeared stainless steel cart, a newborn wriggles and gasps for air while a sterile attendant rolls her away. No one shows any empathy for the little one. Under U.S. law, doctors and medical staff are not penalized in any way for failing to care for babies who survive abortio…

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When I moved here to help start up The ReView of Jones County almost 12 years ago, one of the first things I wanted to do was get a crash course on local politics. There were a lot of willing instructors, of course, who wanted to put their spin on things. I had to take the things all of them…

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There is so much misinformation floating out there about the local citizens group “Citizens Against Corruption,” it is absolutely mind-boggling. Some locals seem to think it is some sort of subversive underground terrorist organization. One local business owner told his employees that he did…

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Without any dispute, some among us are ill, handicapped, infirm or destitute to the extent we need our culture, community or nation to provide for our care. This has always been true and will always be true. 

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Joe Berlin didn’t want to do the interview several years ago when there was a shooting at Windermere — no, not that one.

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STARKVILLE — As noted last fall in a previous column, the 2003 election cycle saw Mississippi voters make some interesting choices in terms of the 2019 election cycle in our state.

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One of the swampiest places in the federal government since 2009 has been the Department of Justice and Federal Bureau of Investigation. The upper echelons of these and other intelligence agencies were packed with multiple layers of politically driven appointees. Nevertheless, the house of c…

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Not too long ago, a “not so” gentleman that I called for help asked me, “Aren’t you equipped to handle ‘these people’ and situations like this? Why am I here?”  

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It was a treat to see so many of you having a magical Valentine’s Day. It’s so unoriginal to refer to it as “Singles Awareness Day,” but that’s truly what it is for those of us who don’t have a significant other. 

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This Thursday night, the new local citizens organization known as “Citizens Against Corruption” will be giving Jones County sheriff candidate and current LPD officer, Joe Berlin his first opportunity to talk to the public. The event which is being held at the Calhoun Community Center located…

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National news cycles have become even more predictable since Donald Trump won the presidency. Driven by the left, today’s news always blames President Trump. Virginia’s state leaders have been subjects of allegations of racism and sexual assault. Predictably, it’s Trump’s fault. 

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It’s great that members of Congress have located specific legislative language permitting the president to build a border wall, but I’m wondering: Has anybody read the Constitution? It says:

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In 1963 (the year I was born), a movie titled “It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World” premiered. The film, starring Milton Berle, Sid Caesar, Buddy Hackett, Ethel Merman, Mickey Rooney, Phil Silvers, Jonathan Winters, Jimmy Durante and Spencer Tracy, among others, was a madcap caper that is notabl…

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National Signing Day isn’t what it used to be, but it’s still pretty darned special. The spectacle of it isn’t. But what it signifies does.

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House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is leading Democrats to a standoff with “The Wall.” They call the wall “immoral” and “unnecessary,” slamming the wall as 14th century technology and a waste of taxpayer dollars. They claim Trump wants 2,000 miles of concrete wall, when Trump has asked for funding a…

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Assiduous readers of my column know that I have frequently made the point that America’s immigration policies benefit only three groups of people: 1) rich Americans with a lot of employees, 2) the immigrants themselves, and 3) their grandmothers back in Chiapas. 

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Over the years, readers have referred to me as everything from a conservative in the Hitler Wing of the party to a bleeding-heart liberal, pinko who “don’t belong down here amongst God’s people.”

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A while back, I wrote a column titled “The Dark Side of Home Town” in which I used an excerpt from a letter that was sent to me by a longtime resident. The citizen who sent that letter to me was Mr. Ted Lightsey.  

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The writer grew up in Laurel when there were only two banks — First National on the northwest corner of Central Avenue and North Magnolia Street and the Commercial National Bank, which is now gone — where two evergreens, ornamental trees, table-seats, flowers and white-fenced area — was on t…

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President Trump ended the partial government shutdown last Friday until Feb. 15. Hopefully, he and Congress can make a deal before Feb. 15 to strengthen border security and keep the government open. 

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Several months into the Trump administration, I started running a daily “Border Wall Construction Update” on Twitter, announcing how many miles of the wall had been completed that day and how many miles since the inauguration. It was always the same numbers: 0 and 0, respectively.

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It’s rare that our teenagers want to hear about the “good old days” when we were teens. It’s even rarer for them to ask.