In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Tyranny of the devil crushed

In this passage (Acts 19:8-20), Paul is on his third missionary journey and has made his way to Ephesus. Ephesus was a large port city in southwest modern-day Turkey.

Buried deep in Mississippi’s Medical Cannabis Act, if a city or county does not opt out within the first 90 days — that would be May 3 — there will never be another opportunity to do so, so for that reason Philadelphia and Neshoba County should opt out of medical marijuana for now and evaluate options thoroughly.

BUCHANAN/Is nuclear war worth it?

During the 70 years that the Soviet Union existed, Ukraine was an integral part of the nation.


Stating that oil from peanuts and soybeans is urgently needed in the production of explosives for the war program, T. M. Patterson, State AAA Administrator, addressed a mass meeting attended by approximately 400 farmers in the Courthouse auditorium Friday morning.

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

After over 4 years of brilliant moves and great progress, it is sad and very disappointing that the Neshoba County School Board has resorted to attendance tracking intimidation of our students to enhance their State subsidies.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/It is the Lord who builds his church

This is a lengthy, seemingly diverse passage, but the unifying theme is Christ growing and providing for his church as he promised. In this passage (Acts 18: 12-28) we see the conclusion of Paul’s second missionary trip, the beginning of his third, and the appearance of a great gift to the church--a man named Apollos.

EDITORIAL/Marty spreads the word

Marty Stuart is spreading the word about his Congress of Country Music. A big fundraising gala in downtown Jackson Monday night will help make his dream become a reality, benefit our community and preserve country music history.

BUCHANAN/Partitioning Ukraine

“It’s time to meet, time to talk ... time to restore territorial integrity ... for Ukraine,” said President Volodymyr Zelenskyy on Saturday.


Mr. J. F. McCauley, member of the State Salvage Committee, attended a meeting of the Committee at Jackson on Tuesday of this week.

BIBLE SELECTION/Jeremiah 17:7-8

“Blessed is the man who trusts in the Lord, whose trust is the Lord. He is like a tree planted by water,

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Jesus’ blood and righteousness

Acts 18:1 begins, “Paul left Athens and went to Corinth.” Paul entered Corinth alone as he did in Athens.

BUCHANAN/Can there be peace?

In an interview with Reuters, Dmitry Peskov, Russian President Vladimir Putin’s spokesman for decades, made a startling offer. Moscow could end the Ukraine war immediately, said Peskov, if four conditions were met. 

More than a year into the Biden presidency, Vladimir Putin has invaded a sovereign neighboring country and, of course, everyone knows who’s to blame — Biden’s predecessor.


let it be known to all of you and to all the people of Israel that by the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, whom you crucified, whom God raised from the dead—by him this man is standing before you well.


Community War Committees set up to work directly with the farmers in the various communities, have been selected throughout Neshoba County, announces C. I. Smith, County agent.

GETTING THE MESSAGE/Creation, redemption and judgment

In this passage (Acts 17), Paul is in Athens, Greece, after being driven out of Berea. Athens was the center of intellectual debate and philosophy. As Paul goes through the city, his spirit is provoked by the prevalence of idolatry (verse 16), so he begins to proclaim the gospel in the marketplace daily.

BUCHANAN/NATO, Russian clash

When Hungarian rebels arose in 1956 to overthrow the Communist regime imposed by Joseph Stalin, President Dwight Eisenhower refused to send U.S. forces to aid the Hungarians. 

LOWRY/Russia’s aggression

U.N. General Assembly resolutions feel good. Twitter hashtags are nice. Cutting off corporate services is better than the alternative. But the situation on the ground in Ukraine demonstrates that, at the end of the day, nothing is as helpful to the Ukraine national cause as Javelin missiles.

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