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Get tough on embezzlement

The logic for not giving jail time to public officials who embezzle money makes sense: Let them work and pay back their dishonest gain rather than be a further drain by requiring the taxpayers to feed and house them in prison.



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The ultimate friend of the people

Oliver Emmerich, a conservative Mississippian who founded the company that has owned this newspaper for decades, understood more than most the danger of championing a free and independent press. During the tumultuous summer of 1963, the KKK burned crosses at his home and newspaper office, the Enterprise-Journal in McComb.








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Fire hits church

By MARK ROGERS,

Fire damaged a building on the grounds of the Pleasant Hill Jesus Name Apostolic Church in Foxworth on New Year’s Eve.

Firefighters from Foxworth, Southwest Marion, South Marion and Pine Burr battled a small fire that was called in around 8:32 p.m. from the church, located at 1470 U.S. 98.








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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.











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