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Wednesday, August 24, 2016 6:00 PM
Pulitzer Prize winning author Jon Meacham and former U.S. Senate Republican Majority Leader Trent Lott spoke at an afternoon session at the second annual Mississippi Book Festival this past weekend.
  • EDITORIAL/Change of venue injustice
    Innocent until proven guilty is a foundational principle of the American justice system, but a ruling by a special judge last week in the $1.3 million Neshoba County overtime scandal that moved the trials of the three accused embezzlers to Rankin County is a perversion of justice as far as the people of Neshoba are concerned.
  • We’ve clearly had a failure of leadership in this country. The political system is not working as it should. Big problems are not being addressed.

    But what’s the nature of that failure? The leading theory is that it’s the corruption: There is so much money flowing through Washington that the special interests get what they want and everyone else gets the shaft. Another theory has to do with insularity: The elites spend so much time within the Acela corridor that they don’t have a clue about what is going on beyond it.
  • The influence that Colin Powell has over Hillary Clinton is something to behold. His word is her command. When he tells her to break the law and endanger the nation’s secrets, she doesn’t hesitate. She salutes smartly and does as she is told.
  • He who did not spare his own Son but gave him up for us all, how will he not also with him graciously give us all things?                                                                            — Romans 8:32 ESV
  • AUG. 28, 1936

    The Neshoba County State College Alumni Association held their annual banquet in the private dining room of the Benwalt hotel in this city Monday evening at eight o’clock. Approximately thirty alumni were present, ten of these being guests from Kemper County.
  • The Christian should always be mindful of being faithful to his Lord. The faithfulness of the Christian is to proceed from remembrance of Christ’s death for his sins. There are obstacles to being faithful, but they are there to be overcome. Paul tells Timothy in verse one to “be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus.” In order to be strong in the face of opposition, temptation, and hardship, Timothy must yield himself to the power of the truth of Christ.
  • In a short 166 weeks Mississippi will elect our next governor.  The unofficial public kick-off for the 2019 gubernatorial campaign may have been July 27, 2016 at the Neshoba County Fair. Republicans expect Lieutenant Governor Tate Reeves to make a run for the top office. Democrats hope Attorney General Jim Hood does the same. Reeves forecast the campaign in his Wednesday Neshoba speech, “This is my fourteenth year on this podium but, more importantly in this Presidential election year, this is my second day in a row to be at the Fair. You see, yesterday, [Hood] and his friends were in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania while I was here in Philadelphia, Mississippi. He was working to make Hillary Clinton President while I was here working against Hillary Clinton.” Reeves criticized Hood’s positions on the state budget and religious liberty and said, “He sounds to me like he’s auditioning to be Hillary’s attorney general.”
  • Tim Pool is a fearless social-media reporter who specializes in getting close to the action. It almost doesn’t qualify as a protest or a riot if Pool isn’t live-streaming from the streets. But he is pulling out of Milwaukee because it is too dangerous for white people.
  • Since we have these promises, beloved, let us cleanse ourselves from every defilement of body and spirit, bringing holiness to completion in the fear of God.
  • AUG. 21, 1936

    The 45th session of the Neshoba County Fair came to a close after one of the most successful and delightful programs in its history. Community exhibits, agricultural exhibits, home art and other events were the best in several years with much interest in evidence.
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