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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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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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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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Qualifying starts Aug. 8

By MARK ROGERS,

Qualifying for three school board spots and the county prosecuting attorney begins next week.

Marion County Circuit Clerk Janette Nolan said those seeking the offices up for election on the Nov. 6 ballot can qualify from Aug. 8 through Sept. 7.

Qualifying will be held for:








Election officials seek space

By MARK ROGERS,

Marion County election commissioners say they are running out of space for storage and training at the courthouse.

They’re asking the Board of Supervisors to renovate one of the former homes at the BusinessPlex for their use, although supervisors say the county doesn’t have the money to do that.



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