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Wednesday, May 17, 2017 6:00 PM
President Donald Trump’s firing of FBI Director James Comey last week generated comparisons to President Richard Nixon’s “Saturday Night Massacre.”  Nixon ordered the firing of independent special prosecutor Archibald Cox, precipitating the resignations of Attorney General Elliot Richardson and Deputy Attorney General William Ruckelshaus who both refused to do so. The job of firing Cox then fell to Solicitor General Robert Bork who also opposed firing Cox, but believed it was within the President’s constitutional authority to do so, and terminated the special prosecutor.
  • MAY 28, 1937

    Mr. Alex Munday of this city is now connected with the Neshoba Democrat, where he will have charge of the stationary and office supply department. Mr. Munday was formerly with the City Theatre here for a number of years.
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Exodus 1:1-7
    The book of Exodus is a sequel to the book of Genesis. The story begins with the descendants of Jacob in Egypt. Without the book of Genesis, we would wonder how they got there, and what they were doing there. Genesis has the backstory of Joseph being betrayed by his brothers, sold into slavery, and ending up in Egypt. He later rose to hold great status and became the savior of his family when a famine threatened their survival.
  • BROOKS/The Russians did it
    At certain times Donald Trump has seemed like a budding authoritarian, a corrupt Nixon, a rabble-rousing populist or a big business corporatist.

    But as Trump has settled into his White House role, he has given a series of long interviews, and when you study the transcripts it becomes clear that fundamentally he is none of these things.
  • LOWRY/‘Rigged’
     For the past couple of years, the most important word in American politics has been the worst — “rigged.”

    Emanating from slang back in the 17th century, developing into a description of financial fraud, and then branching out to apply to cheating in sports and elections, “rigged” had a breakthrough year in 2016, and it shows no sign of loosening its grip.
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Exodus 1:1
    We plan on doing a study through a portion of the book of Exodus. Exodus is a fascinating book, filled with easy to remember stories: a baby in a basket, the burning bush, devastating plagues, the Red Sea, the giving of the law at Mt. Sinai, and many more. The word Exodus means departure or exit. The Israelites grew into a nation in Egypt (though they were slaves) and then exited by God’s deliverance. Exodus is the story of that deliverance and the purpose behind it.

    We will see the theme of redemption throughout the book, but Exodus is also a good place to return to in those times you may have doubts about the Bible being the word of God. It is apparent that Exodus is a book God gave his people to make it easy for us to believe the Scriptures have their origin in God, not men.
  • LOWRY/The pre-existing lie
    If you’ve only followed coverage of the Republican health care bill loosely in the media, you might believe that House Republicans, after much effort, passed legislation to deny people with pre-existing conditions health insurance.

    The issue of pre-existing conditions has dominated the debate over the GOP health care bill out of all proportion to the relatively modest provision in the legislation, which is being distorted — often willfully, sometimes ignorantly — into a threat to all that is good and true in America.
  • TANNER/Bipartisan push to spend

    Once again, we are reminded that “bipartisan” is Washington-speak for “Hang on to your wallet.”

    Democrats, Republicans, and the Trump administration have reached a bipartisan agreement to fund the government for the rest of the fiscal year. Much of the media is trumpeting the agreement as proof that “both sides can work together.” Sure they can … if the goal is to further fleece the taxpayer.
  • MAY 14, 1937

    Rev. Rush McDonald, who has led the song services at the 1st Baptist Church in the revival that was concluded last Sunday, led the program at the Rotary Club meeting last Monday.

    ...

    Little Miss Nell Webb has returned from a visit with her sister Mrs. Clarence White at Philadelphia.
  • There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. For the law of the Spirit of life has set you free in Christ Jesus from the law of sin and death.                                                        — Romans 8:1-2 ESV
  • GETTING THE MESSAGE/Matthew 28:16-20
    This passage we call the Great Commission. In it the Lord Jesus Christ commands his disciples to make disciples of all nations. Amazingly, from those 11 men, Christianity has spread throughout the whole earth, into all nations. I recently read an article by a man who made some observations of Christian history.

    He made it plain he was not a Christian; he didn’t believe the assertions made by Jesus. He did, however, acknowledge assertions of his Deity and salvation is clear in the Bible. He felt you could reject this yet still see some good in Christianity. His criticism was toward those in higher education who cannot see the influence of Christianity for good in Western Civilization. He cited the arts, classical music, science, inventions, and much more being advanced by Christian influence. 
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