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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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Eagles, Cats get early taste

By JOSHUA CAMPBELL,

While the real “Friday night lights” start Thursday when West Marion hosts Presbyterian Christian, East Marion and Columbia got a taste last Friday night in a pair of jamborees.

East Marion traveled to take on Perry Central, and head coach Kevin Jackson said he liked what he saw despite the 14-12 final score in favor of the Bulldogs.








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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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