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With flu season under way and November marking National Diabetes Awareness Month, we would like to remind parents and doctors that the misdiagnosis of diabetes as the flu, a stomach virus or another infection can be deadly — especially in the very young. 

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It is unfair for the City of Laurel to annex the Pendorff Community to the city. My neighbors and I have no desire to be annexed into the city. It seems we have no saw whatsoever about it. 

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Thank you for an INCREDIBLE Loblolly Festival! This year’s festival saw over 150 vendors and over 10,000 attendees packing the streets of downtown Laurel. In addition to being the largest Loblolly Festival ever, it was also, quite possibly, the hottest Loblolly Festival ever. Thank you to al…

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On the weekend of September 22 and 23, the Ridgerunners Enduro Team of Mississippi held their annual Tiger Creek Enduro (an off-road motorcycle competition) in the Desoto National Forest. The event was “fondly and respectfully dedicated to the memory of Mr. Ray Melton” who was instrumental i…

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After reading the Saturday, Sept. 15, front-page story about the duck assaulting the Laurel Police Officer, along with various additional offenses, during an incident on I-59, I find myself troubled and sincerely concerned. Upon the revelation that no charges were expected to be filed, I hav…

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Often times in life, there is at least one man and/or woman who leaves an everlasting impression on generations of children. No other tribute exemplifies such an individual as Dr. I.L. Thomas (recently deceased).

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I thought it was quite comical to find Cindy Hyde-Smith bragging about being endorsed by the NRA this week, as if it’s not common knowledge that the NRA only endorses incumbents… That’s not a secret, that’s a fact, and one that they’ll tell you out of their own mouths.

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I would like to express my appreciation to the Laurel Police Department officers Clint Hedgepeth and John Windsor for their help to me.

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“If retired Co. Senne and his wife were active members of a big Southern Baptist church, we would of not had all this.

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I am writing on behalf of the Sennes. First off, these people love animals. I have personally seen Mrs. Senne at the vet’s office on numerous times with some of these animals.

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In light of the recent Bridge closings in Jones County, I beg to ask the question, where has all the money gone. I’ve lived in Jones County for 18 years and Jones County has one of the highest tax rates in Mississippi. Only 14 other counties with higher rates in Mississippi. But 61% of the b…

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I feel that some clarification is inorder before continuing with my composition: In place of the terms “mother,” “father” and “parents” in this missive I will substitute “female,” “sperm donor” and “Reproducing Couple” to refer to the two subjects of the recent news story. This decision resu…

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Since you have announced your intention to stay in Mississippi in your recent column, instead of buying you a one way ticket to any blue state of your choice, I will provide you with some books in order to further your understanding of the South, Mississippi and our love for our current stat…

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A while back, you (editor Sean Murphy) wrote an editorial or column expressing your dislike of those who did not return their buggies or carts to the proper place. You said you used the terms buggies or carts not knowing which was preferred in South Mississippi, lest you get an angry letter …

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As I look forward to Mother’s Day and its cherished bond between mother and child, my mind wanders to dairy cows, world-wide symbols of motherhood, who never get to see or nurture their own babies. 

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I recently saw a news story about how Gov. Bryant is set to sign into law a bill which apparently reduces the potential penalties for committing a number of illegal acts. As I recall, things like prison overcrowding and costs related to housing inmates were cited as justification for the pen…

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I read the letter about the lack of respect in returning buggies to their designated quarters (Sean Murphy column on April 5). It is a lack of decency and etiquette to not transport them into the proper receptacle.

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Shame on you, Laurel Leader Call for attacking three of Laurel’s finest businessmen, Ken Keyes, Larry Loftin and Donald McDonald. Do you have any idea how many pieces of property Mr. Keyes and Mr. Loftin own in the City of Laurel and I might add, pay substantial property taxes? And to smear …

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Regarding your recent editorial concerning the Beacon Street Project, I wish to clarify some issues. Larry Loftin (a Christian man) has bent over backwards in helping the city of Laurel on numerous projects including this one. He agreed and took their offer on another property he owns to hel…

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Today (Dec. 29), the Laurel City School Board selected Toy Watts as Superintendent of the Laurel School District. I really believe that was fundamentally unfair. First, there is always the intention of finding someone within the district to replace out going employees. I am very disappointed…

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I’m so proud of what The Laurel Leader Call is doing about the Sinclair-Burroughs Case. The law enforcement was not looking for evidence of wrong doing in this case. But after the LLC got on board the law had to become an investigator and look for evidence.

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All the talk recently about “fake news” brought me to the realization over the last few days that, while “fake news” is of a concern, the potentially more pressing issue might well be “fake weather.” This came to mind following the Dec. 8 snow storm that absolutely, positively was not going …

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Several years ago a dear friend and former pastor taught a sermon series on Random Acts of Kindness. I have tried to follow his example and found it to be so rewarding. However, until Sunday, December 10, I had never been on the receiving end of the acts. I was dining alone at La Fiesta Brava.

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For the past year, we as Americans have had our joyous and disappointing moments. We now stand between two worlds; the dying old and hopefully today, an emerging new. Individuals now, more than ever before, face a personal choice, either continue on this path of self-defeating hate or live a…

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In the  Dec. 9, 2017,  issue of the Laurel-Leader Call, a “Letter to the Editor” submission inaccurately identified Heidelberg High School Band as one that provided a “display of vulgarity, obscenity, and disgusting so-called dancing” during the December 2 Laurel Sertoma Christmas Parade. I …

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I am writing this letter in response to the Dec. 9 letter-to-the editor, “High school band’s display at parade disgraceful,” which criticized the Heidelberg High School band’s performance in the Christmas parade.

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I am writing this in response to your article “OUR VIEW We thank you, the everyday reader” published November 23. I grew up in Laurel, left for college at seventeen and have now called Corinth home for the past thirty eight years. I receive the Leader Call through the mail three times a week…

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On Nov. 3, Southern Cross Animal Rescue held a fundraiser at Tractor Supply in Laurel. It was our first time to do a Jail and Bail event, so we kept it small and included only a few people, but people we knew who could make a difference.

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The truth is that the Mississippi flag is nothing more than a straw man, a focal point for the frustration people feel against a rising tide of people who feel entitled, people who trash history and haven’t worked for what they have.

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With all the ongoing uproar over practically any-and-every thing reminiscent of the “Old South” and the Confederacy, plus longstanding concerns over potentially offending any of our fellow Americans who are of African ancestry, I find myself no longer able to remain uninvolved in the public …

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I would like to say a big Thank You to the wonderful employees of the Dollar General store located on Holifield Road.

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We were taught early in school to pledge allegiance to our flag. We were taught to stand and place our hands over our heart for the national anthem. We learned as a soldier to value or present arms. An adult shows respect by removing a hat.

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I have been a fan on the Dallas Cowboys for as long as I can remember. Just as Mark Wills sings “I was Roger Staubach in my back yard” when I was a young boy.

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Recently, the Ridgerunners Enduro Team hosted the 2017 Tiger Creek Enduro, an off-road motorcycle competition event, in the peaceful and serene Desoto National Forest near Ovett. With the cooperation and support of the U.S. Forest Service, the club has been promoting similar events on the Ch…

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The truth is that the Mississippi flag is nothing more than a straw man, a focal point for the frustration people feel against a rising tide of people who feel entitled, people who trash history and haven’t worked for what they have.

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Some wonder about looking across the Sunday school class at one another, as they call each Brother. I wonder how they look into the mirror.

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Pastor (Jason Capers), first let me thank you for responding to my question as a city councilman. As an educated man, I am sure that you know that these statues were built during a period of racial violence and stormy beliefs about Anglo Saxon supremacy. The fact that they were placed on the…

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Yes, I am a rebel, 200 years too late.