Mickey and Donald among write-in votes

Late last week the results of the Nov. 3 general election in Calhoun County were certified and made official. We had the expected winners with no changes from the unofficial results previously reported.
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Trump continues long, unfortunate presidential tradition of lies and self deception

In Shakespeare’s Hamlet, Polonius advises his son departing for his university schooling: “To thine own self be true.”
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Great time had by kids and adults

I heard stories of tears shed because it ended, admissions of new dedication for future years, and lots of questions of when can we start again.
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Political system must include all our diversity

Our country is watching a historic drama play out in the wake of the uber-contentious 2020 presidential election.
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We should all be passionate like Bro. Al

I enjoyed a nice visit with new First Baptist Bruce pastor Ryan Reed last week that reminded me of the series of stories I did a few years ago on all the pastors around the county willing to be interviewed.
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Hyde-Smith re-elected despite attack ads

Republican Mississippi U.S. Sen. Cindy Hyde-Smith is no stranger to getting her hands dirty. How else could a woman work her way from tending livestock and mucking stockyard stalls to earning a chairmanship in the Mississippi Legislature and later serving as the state’s first female Agriculture Commissioner to effective service in the U.S. Senate (again as the first Mississippi woman to hold that post)?
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Welcome to the CCJ’s ‘Spy Room’

I had just finished assisting a customer when she walked out the front door and I heard shouted from the back of the office, “she read our sign!”
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Social Security can kicked down road by both parties

American voters occupied themselves during the 2020 presidential and congressional campaign cycle, talking about COVID-19, the Amy Coney Barrett nomination to the Supreme Court, national social justice strife, and an uncertain economy.
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Spiderman always got his candy

I remember vividly circling Maudedith Lane on Halloween night wearing with incredible pride my stunning Spiderman costume. Despite the cool temperatures, I was sweating profusely under the plastic mask that I was convinced fooled everybody, despite the thin rubber band my mom had re-stapled numerous times, struggling to hold it to my head.
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After election, health care looms as same political challenge

When the electioneering bandwagons roll back into the barn and our new leaders assume their duties – regardless of the party in power – health care remains as the immense force on the nation’s political horizon.
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