Sen. Wicker played role in stimulus

Most Mississippians are aware of the heroic role that the late Republican Mississippi U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran played in 2005 in literally saving Mississippi and the rest of the Gulf Coast by wrestling a $29 billion Hurricane Katrina relief package from his reluctant Capitol Hill colleagues.
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Coming together at Chickenbone

I had never stood beside a steeple on top of a church and listened to a sermon, at least not until last Sunday, and what an experience it was.
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Surviving the quarantine with Old Yeller

Standing under the awning at Bruce Elementary Monday morning, I watched as teachers Ashley Clements, Pam Odom and Heather Stewart put on their gloves and their masks and then some funny hats to try and offset the potential scary appearance of their COVID-19 required dress.
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Economic impact of COVID-19

A lot of Mississippians are lying awake at night these days, worried about their loved ones, worried about their health, worried about their jobs and businesses, and worried mightily about the future of the U.S. economy and what impacts that will have on Mississippi.
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Overreaction or right course of action?

Is this simply a massive overreaction that is being blown out of proportion by the media?
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From polio, to flu, to COVID-19

As a child in the mid-1960s, I remember standing in a line out the door and into the parking lot of the school building where my twin sister and I received our oral polio vaccine. We stood with hundreds of rural Mississippians in the hot sun, waiting on that magic sugar cube.
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Rob earned this great day

The final buzzer sounded and Lady Wildcats were storming on to the court, some piling on top of each other rolling around on the floor at the excitement of winning a state championship. My focus shifted across the floor at the Pavilion at Ole Miss toward Coach Rob Fox. He was cool as always, but you could see in the eyes the emotion of the moment.
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Biden, Sanders campaigns hit Mississippi

As the Democratic presidential primary came into focus in Mississippi over the weekend, it was interesting to observe just how closely the race in Mississippi mirrored the national narrative.
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988 is a good start to address mental health

It was for a long time considered a taboo subject and still today isn’t always taken seriously. I’m talking about mental health, which is a crisis in our state and all over the world for that matter.
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Coronavirus isn’t first pandemic Mississippi has faced

While the state of Mississippi currently has no known or reported cases, the growing global concern over probable U.S. impacts from the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic certainly should not be wasted on Mississippians.
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