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A trade war does seem to be getting under way. Investors around the world see headwinds arising from newly enacted and planned tariffs, headwinds that could potentially exert a drag on global growth (and stock markets). How badly could these trade disputes hurt the American economy? Perhaps …

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    “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”  (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)

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Now, I realize that our Facebook page has been hijacked by a small band of Sheriff Alex Hodge supporters and SCAR attack dogs that don’t seem to care about anything but expressing hatred and calling for social-media lynchings, but I still have faith that the majority of our citizens, and esp…

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On Tuesday, July 24, between 1323 hours and 1406 hours, the writer left Lowe’s and went to Walmart. Entering through the automotive entrance, proceeding over to the toiletries-pharmacy main aisle — running from south to north — the writer and other patrons in that area suddenly stopped in th…

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Nassau Place in the small city of Peekskill in suburban New York City was about two-thirds as long as Oak to Central on North Magnolia.

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Suzanne is widowed and has four adult children. Her investment portfolio is worth $1 million, and she owns a bed-and-breakfast inn worth $1 million as well. Can she conveniently and equally bequeath these assets to her kids to give each child a $500,000 share of her wealth?

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School has been in session for a little over a week now and it has already begun.

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OXFORD — After 30 minutes with the household bills, Dad comes to the dinner table. Looking somber, he tells Mom, Junior and Sis, “We’ve got to cut back. We’re spending more than we have.”

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Baby boomers born, raised and schooled in Laurel-Jones County are likely to grasp the social dynamics, nuances and subtleties of interactions between classes, races and other demographics of people in Jones County. By the same token, this generation is likely to remember New York City’s East…

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An explorer organizes an expedition by studying maps and charts. A petroleum engineer prepares for a drill by scrutinizing geological surveys of the earth’s strata and seismic graphs. A ballet dancer prepares for a performance with years of training and practice. A competitive sailor reads o…

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It began on Thursday, and until after New Year’s, it will be the most hectic time of the year around our house.

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As one of the poorest states in the nation, statistically, Mississippi ranks near the bottom in most categories, with an abominable racial history of divisiveness propagated by politicians who, in many cases, appeal to the most ignoble qualities of social interaction in civil society, which …

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When the paper is amid a storm and getting bombarded with information from every direction 24/7, it’s easy to start to believe that everybody knows the backstory, the players, the facts, the substantive theories, the motivations ...

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“All of those original ‘achievements’ have been realized. I have been my own boss for over 30 years. I wear shorts, T-shirts and Converse almost every day. I only wear a tie when someone is wed or dead.”

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‘Busch also tied with Kevin Harvick for six wins each this season. The two of them — along with Martin Truex Jr. — are completely dominating this lackluster season that is happening in NASCAR.’

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‘And before the calendar flips to September, the Mustangs will have already played three games. That seems a bit out of whack to me, always has.’

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There could be a little payback in the near future for one of the “Big 3” in NASCAR this season.

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On a recent list of the most stressful jobs of 2018, Aimee Picchi of CBS News listed (in order from least to most stressful): senior corporate executive, public relations executive, broadcaster, reporter, event coordinator, police officer, airline pilot, firefighter and enlisted military personnel.

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Theoretically associated — especially — with elected public officials are concepts like “magnanimity,” “scrupulosity” and “prudence.” Together, these qualities form traits that citizens expect public officeholders to manifest. Virtuous reasoning, show of ethics and morality and impressively …

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After my accident and several different pairs of glasses, I often complained about double-vision, but I thought that was the way it was going to be. Over the last month, it had gotten so bad that I went to the doctor. I was referred to an eye specialist in Jackson. This doctor spent lot of t…

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If you died today, what would people say about your life? I believe the greatest compliment wouldn’t be what accolades and awards you’d won or achieved, but instead how you loved and treated others as Jesus did during His earthly ministry. That, my friend, would be a great honor.

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The Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame’s Class of 2018, which will be inducted in Jackson this Saturday night, has impacted literally thousands upon thousands of people.

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God’s plans for you are special and individualized!“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11)NOTHING surprises God. Sometimes we’re caught off guard with a situation, but God is N…

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Save and invest, year after year, to put the full power of compounding on your side

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Reeves said Hood is grandstanding. Hood, a district attorney before being elected to statewide office in 2003, said that remark was predictable. “I’ve prosecuted people for 25 years and they invariably attack the messenger."

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I pride myself and this newspaper for being fair, impartial and truthful when it comes to evaluating any situation involving thiscounty, our elected officials,law enforcement and the residents who live here. That is what I’m going do in this column and it is why I want-ed to start out by off…

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Divorce is easy. Too easy really. Much easier than staying married.If you’re a reasonable couple and the split is amicable (as much as that myth is possible), then you talk about how you’re going to co-parent, who’s going to have the kiddo on weekends and holidays, who will pay for everythin…

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STARKVILLE — A weekend visit to the Neshoba County Fairgrounds demonstrates that for the politicians and their supporters, the buildup to “Mississippi’s Giant Houseparty” is long since under way. Political signs and placards already dot trees, fence posts and power poles along the seven-mile…

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Recently, we celebrated July Fourth which is also called “Independence Day.” That is the day that the Declaration of Independence was signed making us an independent nation. Our forefathers founded our country on Christian values and principles. However, we are no longer a Christian nation.S…

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OXFORD — When governor, Haley Barbour dominated the Legislature. He defied observers (me) who pointed out that when members of the 1890 House and Senate wrote the state 1890 Constitution, they assured themselves the power to slap silly any governor silly who tried to thwart their wishes. 

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Article II, section 2 of the Constitution grants the president power to appoint justices to the Supreme Court “by and with the Advice and Consent of the Senate.” Now that Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy has resigned from the Court, President Trump has the opportunity to appoint a second ju…

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OXFORD — Close your eyes. Imagine being a politician in a cash-strapped state. Imagine your people — those who voted for you based on your firm stance against tax increases — are going to be hit up for another $100 million every year. Imagine you get the money to spend as you wish, but your …

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Over the years, this job has changed so much. If I were to delve into all of the changes in my 25 years on patrol with the pen, people who aren’t in the business would be so bored, they’d probably start searching YouTube for the latest piano-playing-cat video.

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After many months of the rutted-out, waddled-out, potholed westbound lanes of Chantilly Street underneath the I-59 overpass — following complaints to the City of Laurel — MDOT, after initial slipshod patching failed, finally came in June 15 and June 18 and milled the old asphalt and repaved …

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According to the “Random House Dictionary of Popular Proverbs and Sayings,” the phrase “don’t shoot the messenger” originated as far back as the time of Sophocles in 442 BC. Two thousand, four hundred and sixty years later, a nut job from Laurel, Md., shot and killed five newspaper employees…

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Liberal Democrats boast of many things but perhaps their most often-used line is that they are “tolerant” and “inclusive.” They brag of their support of all people but, in reality, they are the most intolerant and the most exclusive political group in America today. 

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OXFORD — Did a teacher make you memorize the Declaration of Independence, or at least the first few paragraphs? With apologies, here’s an update … if written by today’s political leaders:

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No bond. Those two words take on two distinct, accurate meanings when you’re talking about the Bailey Kitchens felony child-abuse case, and so many others like it. 

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When you are an indigenous, Black Mississippian, raised and schooled in the state, one learns that Blacks have different meanings in the usage of certain words, other than that which one formally learns in school, or, that which is defined by Webster. It is not Ebonics, slang, dialect or col…