GETTING THE MESSAGE/Obey God rather than men

In the previous passage, Paul and Silas had been unjustly punished by the local authorities in Philippi. They had been beaten and thrown into prison. The next morning, the authorities sent police to the jailer with instructions to let them go (Acts 16:35).


for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control

BUCHANAN/Kicking away their future?

Not so long ago, Democrats seemed the party of the future.

LOWRY/‘Freedom’ is still the Republican cry

It’s not 2010 again in GOP politics and never will be, but you could be forgiven for having flashbacks to the beginnings of the tea party. 

BIBLE SELECTION/Romans 13:9-10

For the commandments, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder,

GETTING THE MESSAGE/At the root of sin is self-love, pride

The context of these verses is a prison in the city of Philippi where Paul and Silas are bound. They were praying and singing hymns to God when suddenly an earthquake shook the foundations of the prison (Acts 16:26).


The Philadelphia Exchange Club, recent sponsors of “Birch The Magician” in two performances here, announces a net profit of $32.55, which will be turned over immediately to Mrs. Joe Turner, chairman of the Red Cross fund for armed forces.

EDITORIAL/True medical marijuana?

A strong medical marijuana bill is what many local and state leaders were demanding so we can only hope that’s what SB 2095 is now that it’s law. 

BUCHANAN/‘The President’s Man’

Whenever America is polarized, as it is today, people go back in memory and history to recall other times their nation was so divided. 

LOWRY/Trudeau should give in to the truckers

The workers of the world should unite, so long as it isn’t against COVID-19 restrictions. In that event, they are hateful kooks who deserve whatever they get. 


A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/A scheme of the devil

Paul and his mission team are in Philippi staying with the recently converted Lydia (Acts 16:15). On their way to the place of prayer, they were “met by a slave girl who had a spirit of divination and brought her owners much gain by fortune-telling” (Acts 16:16).

BUCHANAN/Russia marshals an army

When the Union was fighting to preserve itself in the Civil War, the France of Napoleon III moved troops into Mexico, overthrew the regime of Benito Juarez,

LOWRY/Putin, not NATO, is to blame

Bad ideas never truly go away. So it is that an old left-wing trope from the Cold War has currency again, both on the populist right and among progressives.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Conversion is God’s work

Paul and his mission team had been directed by the Lord to take the gospel to Macedonia, so obediently, they crossed the Aegean Sea and eventually arrived in Philippi (Acts 16: 1-2).


O you who love the Lord, hate evil! He preserves the lives of his saints; he delivers them from the hand of the wicked


A call for volunteer help in keeping fires out of woodlands was made by W. L. Shaddix of Louisville, who talked to the Exchange Club here Wednesday noon, later meeting with the County Defense Council. 

EDITORIAL/Restore law and order

Already impacting Neshoba County long before now, the murder rate in Jackson is three times worse than Chicago, worse than St. Louis, Baltimore, and Memphis.


The February quota of tires to be sold in Neshoba County was received by the Local Rationing Board this week as follows: 18 truck tires, 32 truck tubes; 9 passenger car tires, 7 passenger car tubes. Tires are now being distributed according to schedule at the rate of about 25 percent of the quota each week.


For you, O Lord, are good and forgiving, abounding in steadfast love to all who call upon you.

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