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Even if U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves were sympathetic to the pro-life movement, which he doesn’t appear to be, he would still have had no choice. Unless he wanted to be a renegade jurist, he had to reject last week Mississippi’s effort to outlaw abortion when a fetal heartbeat is detected.
Holmes County school officials would not have known three years ago when they hired Dyana Terrelle Thomas that he would get locked up for allegedly having sex with a student of the high school where he has been the assistant principal.
It’s easy, if you live in the Delta, to get either hardened to the annual census estimates or depressed by them.
The latest release does nothing to lift the worry and gloom about a region that has been depopulating for decades.
When people are in public office, you hope they ask themselves one basic question.
Am I here to serve the public, or am I here to serve myself?
The answer should guide them on any ethical question, such as whether to accept or, worse, seek gifts from the institutions they govern.
There is a tendency, when talking about Mississippi, to focus heavily on the areas where the state doesn’t do well.
Given its low ranking in desirable categories, such as income and education, and its high ranking in undesirable ones, such as incarceration and obesity, there’s a lot to talk about when discussing our state’s failings.
Almost 30 years ago, quarterback Stewart Patridge was filling the air with footballs around Pillow Academy’s stadium en route to setting career passing records that still stand today at the Greenwood private school.
The person often on the receiving end of the more than 260 passes that Patridge completed was Wayne Kelly.
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