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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 …

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On Feb. 14, 2020 our family experienced the greatest loss any family could with the loss of Zachary Holloway, my son. I want to thank each and everyone who came to support us as we dealt with his loss. 

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Mississippi has two very different choices in Tuesday’s Democratic primary election. 

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I attended the “Welcome to Laurel Luncheon” at the YWCO. I enjoyed it immensely! There were many participants that attended. Malorie Rasberry was the spokesperson for the event. We were thrilled to partake of soups and Waldorf salad and drinks before enjoying the talk.

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Mitt and Nancy have the same thing in common. They both are what you do not want to step in when walking in grass … and it isn’t fire ants.

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I very much enjoyed reading the article by Cleveland Payne regarding the Laurel Black Cats and my old friend A.W. Watson, now deceased. I had the pleasure of sponsoring the Black Cats for a few years while A.W. was the owner and manager. I can remember some great Sunday afternoons watching t…

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I am a student at Cascade Christian Schools, and I am writing a report on the state of Mississippi. We are responsible for gathering as much information as we can about our state. If any of your readers would like to help me by sending any pictures, postcards, used license plates, facts, pro…

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UPS ran over my dog Sophie of 7 years, in my front yard, while I stood 15 foot away. Since yesterday, I’ve been able to speak with over 100 UPS workers, who’ve said driver was at fault. 

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Day in and day out, I work as a victims’ advocate at The Shafer Center for Crisis Intervention in Laurel. I see what victims of crime face on a day-to-day basis. I am proud of the work of advocates for victims, prosecutors, and law enforcement, but we can do more. Passing Marsy’s Law would b…

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It is high time that our criminal justice process recognizes the rights of victims as they do the rights of the accused. Today, many of us are left feeling like we are secondary, and that has to change. 

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Once in a while there is a TV program asking for support for our wounded veterans, with pictures, of our wounded military men and women.

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The end-of-year/New Year holidays seem to whiplash us from one extreme to the other: eat, drink & be merry vs. the customary New Year’s resolutions: reduce social media, reduce weight, and embrace a plant-based diet!

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I totally disagree with the Thumbs Down comment from Saturday, December 21, 2019, saying “To the radical wing of the Democratic party.  These people are sick.” What an awful comment. Yes, I know, I know, all you at the Leader-Call are Republicans who support our President Trump. Well, I don’…

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The 1968 Olympic Games, I was 16 yrs old, “Back then I was athletic.” I’m surprised every day some one has not come up to me and hugged my neck and say, “Handel, I remember when you was athletic.” 

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Editor’s note: The mother of shooting victim Katherine Sinclair wrote this in response to a letter by ex-City Attorney David Ratcliff: 

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(Ratcliff’s) words are carefully crafted due to his being a lawyer. I find it interesting that he writes about facts from a trial in which he was not present. As he knows, he cannot fully know the facts as he wasn’t there. His feelings are his feelings. Only a narcissist would feel the need …

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I’m disappointed in Jim’s Op-Ed on Saturday, Oct 26. Before SPECULATING about corruption, talk to the parties involved (in this case, Mayor Magee and Joey Davis). If your questions are not answered at all or the answers are questionable, THEN perhaps the door is opened for speculation. Howev…