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Why not allow Q&A?

A public relations firm representing the Rankin Hinds Pearl River Flood and Drainage Control District issued a press release this week defending itself against criticism of how it handled public comments at a July 24 “One Lake” meeting in Jackson.

County man set to celebrate 106


Automobiles were new to the world and the Marion County Courthouse had only been completed a few years before A.Z. Toney was born in Foxworth on July 28, 1912.

Toney’s friends and family are set to gather Saturday beginning at 2 p.m. at Duckworth Park to celebrate his 106th birthday. The event will take place in the Community Center.

Woman gets 18 years


A Columbia woman will serve 18 years in prison after pleading guilty to manslaughter in connection with a 2016 shooting death in Hattiesburg.

On July 30, Breanna Conerly, 26, entered her plea in Lamar County before Judge Prentiss Harrell. Friday, Harrell sentenced her to 20 years in prison with 18 to serve.


Board smart on sales tax

For too long the state and federal governments have either cut spending to local governments or required new spending without allocating any funds for it. That allows politicians at those higher-up levels to brag on themselves without having to bite the bullet and face the on-the-ground consequences.