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Jury duty is a civic duty that should be honored

I wouldn’t say I’m one of those people who watches a lot of television. Of the shows I do watch, I would say I’m a diehard fan, though. For the past decade, which is scary to admit, I have been hooked on two series, one of which is Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (the other is Grey’s Ana…

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Sunday 05/29/2016
Greenville is finding its way in this arena
Posted: May 29, 2016

Last week I had the wonderful fortune of spending a few moments on the phone with Hodding Carter III.

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How nonprofit journalism helps taxpayers
Posted: May 29, 2016

I received a nice letter from Donna Barksdale asking me to contribute to a new online Mississippi news service called Mississippi Today.

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Friday 05/27/2016
Jury duty is a civic duty that should be honored
Posted: May 27, 2016

I wouldn’t say I’m one of those people who watches a lot of television. Of the shows I do watch, I would say I’m a diehard fan, though. For the past decade, which is scary to admit, I have been hooked on two series, one of which is Law and Order: Special Victims Unit (the other is Grey’s Anatomy, but it’s irrelevant to this column).

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Wednesday 05/25/2016
Should students be entitled to any monetary rewards?
Posted: May 25, 2016

For decades, parents and psychologists have debated whether children should be rewarded for things they should be doing — like making good grades or even graduating.

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Sunday 05/22/2016
When exactly do black lives begin to matter?
Posted: May 22, 2016

“Black lives matter” has been shouted in recent months by groups across the United States. In every case groups chanting the invective are protesting after a black has been shot by a policeman. Of course, no one likes to see a life snuffed out under any circumstance; however, we do not always take these things in context.

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Sunday 05/15/2016
Hard to take government leaders seriously anymore
Posted: May 15, 2016

In recent weeks, our newspaper pages, Internet news feeds and television news shows have been filled with talk of sexual identity and bathroom use.

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No one plays like the Beatles anymore
Posted: May 15, 2016

The Delta, home of the blues, can capitalize on music tourism. The new Grammy Museum in Cleveland is a big step in that direction.

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Friday 05/13/2016
Let us try to pinpoint real issues in Greenville
Posted: May 13, 2016

I shouldn’t do it, but I read the Facebook comments on the Delta Democrat-Times’ wall religiously — maybe even obsessively at times. Sometimes I get so frustrated and irritated by the comments; sometimes I cry, which drives my husband up the wall; and sometimes I’m pleasantly surprised by the community’s excitement and support of a certain project or program. 

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Sunday 05/08/2016
Thank you, Patriot Guard Riders and Rolling Thunder
Posted: May 08, 2016

Dear Editor,

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Man’s best friend is a dog from Delta
Posted: May 08, 2016

It has often been noted that dogs tend to take after their owner’s characteristics. I am going to go out on a limb and say that with the range of characters we have living in the Delta, the dogs are often more gregarious here than in other places.

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