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  • PERRY/Democracy: A radical idea
    Friday, February 17, 2017 6:00 PM
    Our Founding Fathers debated government structure. John Adams believed in a strong elected executive; his opponents feared monarchy. Thomas Jefferson believed in liberal democracy (albeit of aristocrats); his opponents feared rule of the rabble. Some Mississippians have created a synthesis of the two: they fear both monarch and rabble.  To protect against both they sacrificed the common ground between Adams and Jefferson - democracy.

    When it comes to some decisions, it seems government is too important to let voters decide how it should operate; tax dollars are too sacred to trust them to elections.
  • BROOKS/Bonhoeffer, Benedict or Ford
    Friday, February 17, 2017 6:00 PM
    How should one resist the Trump administration? Well, that depends on what kind of threat Donald Trump represents.

    It could be that the primary Trump threat is authoritarianism. It is hard to imagine America turning into full fascism, but it is possible to see it sliding into the sort of “repressive kleptocracy” that David Frum describes in the current Atlantic — like the regimes that now run Hungary, the Philippines, Venezuela and Poland.
  • LOWRY/Heed the protests
    Friday, February 17, 2017 6:00 PM
    It’s beginning to look a lot like August 2009 in reverse.

    In that summer of the Tea Party, conservative activists packed the town-hall meetings of Democratic congressmen and peppered them with hostile questions. It was an early sign of the abiding opposition that Obamacare would encounter, and the prelude to Democratic defeats in 2010, 2014 and 2016.
  • PERRY/Lottery at what cost?
    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:00 PM
    The lottery conjures dreams of vanishing financial troubles through a winning ticket. According to the National Endowment for Financial Education, about 70 percent of big lottery winners end up bankrupt within a few years of claiming their prize. Some policy makers want the State of Mississippi to buy a ticket.
  • BROOKS/Where history is being made
    Wednesday, February 8, 2017 6:00 PM
    James and Deborah Fallows have always moved to where history is being made. In the 1980s, when the Japanese economic model seemed like the wave of the future, the husband and wife team moved to Japan with their school-age children. Then, after 9/11, they were back in Washington, with James writing a series of essays for The Atlantic about what might go wrong if the U.S. invaded Iraq.
  • Lady Rockets’ victory assures state tournament berth
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:00 PM
     The Neshoba Central Lady Rockets qualified for the Class 5A state basketball tournament Monday night when they defeated Ridgeland 62-52 in the first round of the Region 3-5A tournament.

    “This is what we have been playing for,” Coach Fred Morris said. “Our team has really come together in the past couple of weeks and we are playing like I know we can. We are making good shots and playing good defense. It takes playing well on both sides to win.”
  • Choctaw Lady Warriors begin post season quest
    Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:00 PM
     The Choctaw Central Lady Warriors begin their post season quest Thursday when they enter the Region 5-3A basketball tournament.

    The Lady Warriors drew a first round bye and have already qualified for the Class 3A state tournament. They will play the winner between Southeast Lauderdale and Kemper County at 4 p.m. The tournament is being held at Philadelphia High School.
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:00 PM
    Both Neshoba Central bowling teams won the Class II North Regionals championship last Friday in Southaven.

    The Neshoba Central girls finished first in the bowling with 3249, and then defeated runner-up Starkville 3-0 in the Baker Series. Destiny Dill placed second overall with 729 pins while Hailey Copeland came in fourth overall with 722 pins.
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:00 PM
     The Union Yellowjackets defeated Clarkdale 77-61 to advance to the semifinals of the Region 5-2A tournament which is being held this week at Heidelberg High School.

    The Yellowjackets advance to play host Heidelberg on Thursday. The winner moves on to the championship game while the loser play in the consolation rounds.
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017 6:00 PM
    Neshoba Central,  Philadelphia High School and Union get their baseball seasons under way Saturday with each playing a pair of jamboree games.

    Jamboree games are basically scrimmages. Each game lasts four innings, regardless of the score, and does not count on a team’s record. Pitchers are limited to the number of innings they can throw.
  • Friday, July 31, 2015 1:00 AM
    "Utter foolishness" is Lanelle Glover's description of the Fair, but she loves every single second of it.
  • Friday, July 31, 2015 1:00 AM
    "Utter foolishness" is Lanelle Glover's description of the Fair, but she loves every single second of it.
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:00 AM
    As cliche as it sounds, the Fair is truly all about having a good time, and that's basically Sherrie Adcock's life motto.
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:00 AM
    As cliche as it sounds, the Fair is truly all about having a good time, and that's basically Sherrie Adcock's life motto.
  • Thursday, July 30, 2015 1:00 AM
    A resident of Larkspur, Colo., Apryl Parkerson has been coming to he fair for as long as she can remember.

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