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The Stetson Bennett story is the story of the American spirit and what can be accomplished with an unyielding thirst for success and the drive and ambition that go alongside it.

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Much news was made of New York Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez vacationing in Florida, oftentimes maskless while the city she represents has some of the strictest, most freedom-choking regulations when dealing with COVID.

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The Mississippi Legislature convened on Monday with hot-issue topics ranging from medical marijuana to teacher pay raises. What should top the list— and the one that we hope the Legislature fixes quickest — is the initiative process.

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“One can only hope that West Virginia Sen. Joe Manchin and Arizona Sen. Kyrsten Sinema, the last two moderate Democrats in America, take Tuesday’s results as vindication for holding the rest of their party at bay. We must hope that the lessons of Virginia and New Jersey strengthen their reso…

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When we first started hearing rumors about the suspicious death of a baby near Soso more than two years ago, the Jones County Sheriff’s Department had a lot going on — and most of it wasn’t related to crime-fighting.

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President Joe Biden told unvaccinated Americans that they are facing a potential “winter of death” if they don’t get jabbed. But, he (or whoever writes his words for him) added that, “If you’re vaccinated and have your booster shot, you’re protected from severe illness and death.”

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NFL sideline reporter Michelle Tafoya will no longer be NBC's sideline reporter following her critical comments about Colin Kaepernick on the TV talk show "The View." 

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Remember the feeling of waking up on Christmas morning — likely very early — and sneaking into the living room to see what “The Big Guy” had brought? Remember the lights shining off the paper. Remember the anticipation of opening that one gift that you wanted more than any other.

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We can now add Sen. Roger Wicker to the growing list of state “conservatives” who need to be put out to political pasture. Wicker joined with 50 Democrats and 12 other swamp Republicans in voting for a shifty move to allow New York’s Chuck Schumer to raise the debt ceiling while also being a…

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, who should have misinformation and hoaxes. been fired months ago, put the entire feeling of the Biden Administration — or whomever is actually in charge — on display with one answer to the only reporter who bothers to ask probing questions during White House press briefings.

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Dr. Anthony Fauci, who should have been fired months ago, put the entire feeling of the Biden Administration — or whomever is actually in charge — on display with one answer to the only reporter who bothers to attend White House press briefings.

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While the weather this weekend might resemble that of mid-October, there is no doubt the Christmas spirit will be thick in the air starting tonight (Thursday) with the lighting of Mason Park.

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We have said it in the past and we will say it into the future — there will ALWAYS be another variant of COVID-19, and the hysterical national media will do anything and everything to hype the American people into a fit.

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Want to make the woke mob lose their collective minds today? Embrace and enjoy the most American of all holidays — Thanksgiving. Feast with family and friends, give blessings for all that this country has provided and all that it can continue to provide. Give thanks to Almighty God for livin…

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The Democrats’ iron-clad control over Congress will soon end. Democrat House members are jumping ship, announcing retirements before what will be a political bloodbath in 2022. Their policies are not popular with the American people. The president and vice president are at near record lows i…

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Everyone who goes to a big-league baseball game has hopes of catching a baseball that’s hit into the stands. It’s a free souvenir at a place where practically everything is overpriced, and it makes for a priceless memory, especially for glove- and cap-wearing kids.

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Myriad media stories leading into Monday's closing arguments in the trial of Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha, Wis., contained notations to law enforcement and National Guard troops in large cities across America mobilizing for possible violence. 

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Before dialing the phone to the Leader-Call office on Thursday, wondering where your newspaper is, we hope that you have read this. There will be no Thursday newspaper this week. Why? Thanks to our veterans.

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Today marks 10 months since rioters — and certainly no shortage of agitators or federal agents — stormed the U.S. Capitol. The riot has been called an insurrection, although the only person to be killed was a U.S. military veteran who was shot through a window. The House of Representatives a…

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The Democratic Party will enter into a meltdown should Republican challenger Glenn Youngkin defeat former Gov. Terry McAuliffe in the race for Virginia governor. In today’s hyper-political climate, one state’s governor’s race will speak volumes about the upcoming election season.

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Leading up to the 2016 presidential election, candidate Donald Trump, among his many promises, said he would unleash American engineering and ingenuity to make this country energy independent. Unlike politicians who had been promising that for decades, Trump did it.

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It’s an all-too-common occurrence in this strange, social media-driven society that’s constantly changing directions while we’re still trying to learn how to navigate it.

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We can’t emphasize how much we appreciate and respect the volunteer firefighters in our community. All first-responders are worthy of our admiration, but the volunteers perform their duties — whether it be at 3 a.m. on a week- day, weekends, holidays, dinner-time with the family — for no pay.

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One year has passed since the greatest political scandal never to be reported came to light, and the effects of that scandal are showing themselves every day with a feckless, weak president and a weakening United States of America.

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Disturbing news about the weaponized Department of Justice to get involved in local matters involving irate parents and school board members should have every freedom-loving American at attention. 

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As you are walking around town today (Saturday) for the Loblolly Festival, there will be temptations to buy everything, whether you can afford it or not. There may be a $1,000 painting or a $2,000 antique bowl that would look per- fect in the living room. Maybe an argument will ensue.

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Over the past couple years, Laurel has become a destination for locals and tourists alike. Shops and restaurants are flourishing thanks to the influence of the HGTV smash “Home Town.” But this weekend will be even more special — the return of Loblolly!

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Don’t for one second believe that the crisis on the Southern border, where thousands — if not millions — of invading illegal immigrants are flooding across the border, is because of bad leadership. It is all a plan, the latest salvo in the attempt to take down America. The days of believing …

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Laurel is a TV star. That’s something locals are still coming to grips with as throngs of visitors wander the downtown streets, snapping photos, trying to see people and places who have been featured on the HGTV hit show “Home Town.”

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Gavin Newsom, one of the worst governors in the United States, staved off a recall election effort in California over conservative Larry Elder and a host of other candidates. Newsom won through a collective effort, smearing his opponent with racist language and actions that should have had B…

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As wildfires churn through the western United States and the South cleans up from Hurricane Ida, the shrieks of “climate change” are intensifying. President Biden, or whomever is telling him what to say, uses the term “existential threat” frequently in referencing “climate change.” The human…

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In the 1976 western movie “The Outlaw Josey Wales,” Lone Watie used the phrase “endeavor to persevere,” which characterized the life of the Indian after the Trail of Tears. Although all Americans are not Indians, we appear to be facing an “endeavor to persevere” moment brought to us courtesy…

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In my past articles, I’ve mentioned how it’s important to recognize an attack before it happens by enlarging your reactionary gap. Some attacks allow time to retrieve and execute a counterattack and some don’t. For this article, I wish to focus on attacks that don’t. If you wish to skip my r…

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Reading someone else’s words Thursday afternoon, President Biden plunged the sword of a tyrant into the heart of the Constitutional republic known as the United States. The president will force private companies that employ 100 or more people to not only make their employees get a shot, but …

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It’s not often that we respond directly to a commenter on one of our stories. That is not our job. We welcome commenters whether they agree or they vehemently disagree. Outside of profane language or libel, if you want your voice heard, we will allow people to hear it.

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Notre Dame football coach Brian Kelly encountered what rational, clear-minded people face every day — the collective lack of a sense of humor mixed with a toxic brew of woke culture and political correctness. How he responded should be a textbook example for every one of us who is sick and t…

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The forecasts were eye-opening when it was first reported that Hurricane Ida was quickly gaining strength in the Gulf of Mexico on a path similar to that of the mother of all storms, Katrina, and on the same date, no less. That’s all it took to get the attention of Mississippians.