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For years they have been asking on TV for donations to help small “Black” kids. These kids are in urgent need of medical attention and food. Some have starved for food until they are about beyond help.

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(In response to Harvey Warren’s letter to the editor of Oct. 6) Why would Mr. Warren call the Mayor for assistance and not 911?

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The Supreme Court of Mississippi recently ruled in favor of Secretary of State Michael Watson and Attorney General Lynn Fitch’s appeal to not allow MAIL-IN VOTING for people with pre-existing medical conditions that are most susceptible to COVID-19. It is absurd that these “born-again Christ…

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Often the writer thinks of Luke 10: 30-37, the parable of the Good Samaritan in context of MLK’s April 3, 1968 speech at Memphis, when Dr. King posed the rhetorical question, framing the fallen man among thieves parallel to the plight of the 1,300 Black sanitation workers: “If I stop to help…

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America’s youngest voters need the wisdom of America’s oldest voters, to warn them of the perils of socialism and to warn them once socialism if chosen, America will never be salvaged.

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Focus on a white flower in a sea of blue is supposed to represent the State of Mississippi with the words, “In God We Trust.”  But this abstract, symbolic representation is subject to the concept of whether a glass is half empty or half full.  Confusion cannot be avoided, and this flag propo…

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In August, I had an outline to write to you about items that should be of grave concern to you, Christians, and all American citizens. Then, you published letters from Terry Tullos, Otto Wansley, and B.J. Anderson on Aug. 15, 2020. They followed my outline but I can not match their perfect s…

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Looking at the present social unrest and tumult pervading the United States from east to west and north to south, reflections on the 1960s Civil Rights Movement to “right the wrongs” of Jim Crowism, segregation, legally sanctioned discrimination stemming from the “peculiar institution” of ch…

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I’m from a small town in the Northern Ozarks. I grew up knowing, respecting, helping, comforting my neighbors, and everyone was a neighbor because everyone knew you, your brothers and sisters, your folks, your folks’ folks and all your uncles, aunts and the dozens of cousins. So, I know quit…

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Our names are Steven and Lashawna Peppers, we are writing on behalf of the Overcomers Outreach Ministry. Our organization is a ministry that helps build people and communities through love and discipleship.

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Is America witnessing an unbelievable and agonizing dysfunction in history? Seemingly hate has become normal, acceptable and even electable. Agape is the only meaningful alternative to hate and bigotry.

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On the news today (8/3/2020) they showed some new designs for the state flag. They left off the most important one. It fit Mississippi much better and would be reconized worldwide.

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I’m not political but I’d like to express a concern for my country and raise a red flag regarding the upcoming Presidential election. Joe Biden and Kamala Harris are going to be the Democratic candidates opposing President Trump and Vice President Pence in November. 

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Every person who has ever lived has a responsibility as to how they live their life, no matter what color their skin. So to make one’s life matter he (or she) must live their life in such a way as to make it matter.

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I saw in (Saturday’s) paper where the city is looking to out source garbage collection. The last place we lived had Republic and it cost a LOT less than $19/mo. Also if you participated in recycling you got a discount. They picked up recycle twice a month. I might add the city had multiple c…

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When life begins in plants, animals and humans there is a basic reality called “need.” This is the position we always be in. No matter of color or contored to survive as normal human race we need each other. Fairness, compassion, dignity, honor and love of life we reproduce as God’s creation.

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How can I get a message thru to the mainstream media? I want to complain about their bias and hiding their heads in the sand on the rioting going on in these cities and states run by Dems. How can anyone get them to report the truth and nothing but the truth? Is China and Soros paying them s…

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I get out of the house sometimes and just ride the roads in my old truck. I was riding around the block the other day and a man in a wheelchair beside the road waved me down. I stopped a little past him off the road and walked back to him and asked, What’s going on? 

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I am Robert Barnes a life long resident of Jones county. I am contacting you about the water fountains on the courthouse lawn in Ellisville. I would like to offer a suggestion for the water fountains, personally I have never drank from either one of and I have lived here 58 years. 

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Let me start by saying that we had the most beautiful flag in the nation. Most all of the legislators who spoke out against the flag are interested in personal gain, the Lt. Governor wants to be governor, the speaker wants to be Lt. Governor and the state legislators all want to be U.S. senators. 

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Lt. Gov. Delbert Hosemann says that voters will still have a say on new flag design put forth by the nine-member commission will be on a ballot in November — If a new flag design is important enough to be put on the November ballot to be voted on by all the citizens of Mississippi … Why not …

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I want to thank Mr. J. Ronald Parrish for speaking up for our state flag (guest column on Al, Tuesday, June 30 edition). He spoke for it the best I ever heard. I agree with every word he said. He is a great man. God bless him.

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I would like to thank our great senator Chris McDaniel for once again doing what his constituents put him in office to do- stand for the rights of all the people. I’m also very thankful for the other senators who represented us so well, though sadly they were in the minority. 

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Contrary to popular opinion, the Civil War was not a holy war. Pastors, inform your congregations that the fall of the confederacy was absolutely God’s will. Heritage hoarding Christians, do not idolize confederate memorabilia and ideologies which are not founded on the word of God. 

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These times are profoundly difficult and trying. There is more division among Americans than I have ever seen in my lifetime. This is disturbing to me but more so for my children and grandchildren and their descendants. Where is our country headed? What we have seen in America in the last fe…

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The state flag being removed in the city of Laurel is a disgraced to our state and all veterans in ever war fought. The people of Mississippi voted in 2001 for the flag, and removing it is a disgraced. 

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It”s a damn good time to be writing and sanging the blues. Seems like every day they ain’t no good news. Joe Diffiee and John Prine were both friends of mine. But like “Ole Hank” they will be with us forever. Then we’ll all see each other “Down by the river side when we gather.”

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I have it seared into my tired brain that these UNCERTAIN TIMES call for unwavering measures. I thought, I need a song to equate and to sing along to that will highlight my and your experience traveling through. A song started to play inside my searching mind that equates my sentiments thoroughly.

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Well let me start off by first saying that you can think what you want about Jim Cagielski and I don’t know the man if he should pass me in the street!!!! But I do know that this man has more balls and heart for his fellow American than anyone I know ... 

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The Sons of Confederate Veterans share in our nation’s common remorse for the appalling death of Mr. George Floyd while we applaud our nation’s justice system for its swift action in seeking justice in this case.

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These are agonizing moments in America, this one reason out of many, why there is diversity in young people peacefully protesting. They seek systematic change and have become increasingly disillusioned by the power structure. Leadership in Washington, D.C., now more than ever,need to re-exam…

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To Michael Watson, Secretary of State: In your “letter to the Clarion Ledger” outlining a plan for Election Day Protocol … Your opening sentence was heartwarming—“WE DO NOT BELIEVE VOTERS SHOULD HAVE TO CHOOSE BETWEEN CASTING A BALLOT AND RISKING THEIR OWN HEALTH DURING THE CORONAVIRUS PANDE…

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I am in the midst of very upsetting days, along with people everywhere enduring the lengthiness of the Coronavirus -19 epidemic. I have never, in my lifetime, experienced such strangeness. 

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Good evening. I have sat back and let this paper destroy my family in more ways than one and I will not sit quietly and continue to watch you allow death threats to me and my family through your Facebook posts!!! It has to STOP!!! 

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The most profound and drastic division exist in our country today. We are a spoiled, unthankful people who were fearfully and wonderfully made by our Creator.  We should all desire the best for our nation and future generations. 

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 I was very impressed with how Jim Cegielski described the mainstream media. But the masses of people believe these “voices of authority.” I don’t know how this can change. Even the so-called intelligent types believe only what they want to believe. Despite this I will keep on a calm course …

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In his column on the Coronavirus, Jim Cegielski passed up an opportunity to speak sensibly to this, the most terrifying issue of our lifetimes, and instead chose to viciously attack those he considers his political enemies. He falsely claimed that Democrats promoted the relief fund to establ…

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Like most reasonable people during these unusual times, I can only surmise what the uncertain future holds for this society. Not just because of the coronavirus, but just as important, is man’s disregard and insensitivity to and for man. Viruses and other natural disasters come and go, but h…

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Jim Cegielski’s column of Saturday, April 19, along with a few additional points of interest, has set my thinking process in motion. 

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Back in the days before Facebook and other social media platforms took hold of our daily living, where everybody now knows everybody else’s business and what they had for breakfast, we had other ways to use the Internet to hook up with friends and family. Be it on the subject of sport, music…

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I pen this letter with a sense of disappointment for the endless tunnel of no shame in the body of politics from 1600 Pennsylvania Ave. Having personally known three children between the ages of three and seven who died; one, from a massive heart attack, the other from interstitial fibrosis …