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A legendary blues musician, a champion of the disabled, a civil rights heroine, a Catholic priest with a heart of gold, and two iconic restaurant owners consist of this year’s group of inductees...

Traffic signal warrant evaluation, drainage planned for Lamar Blvd.

Interim chief Adam Jones to take the reins

SUMRALL – Hunter Barrett found himself at the bottom of a dogpile Tuesday night, and there was no place he’d rather be in that moment.

It was a dark and stormy night” wouldn’t quite fit the scenario that played out on a day in May 1975 in the Hub City.








How "old" are you?

By BETH BUNCH,

There’s currently a Facebook fad going on that relates to “I’m {insert something here} old,” giving people a chance to remember way back to the things from days of yore, like I’m “black and white TV” old or “I’m 5-cent Coca-Colas.”



The Last Word: Even great writers don't get much respect

By BENNY HORNSBY,

Gertrude Stein, the expatriate American writer and critic who ran the Paris “salon” frequented by such figures as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, and Pablo Picasso, famously referred to herself as a mere “newspaper mechanic” when one of her early articles was published in the “Le Figaro” newspaper.


Graduation 2019

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

Eighteen years ago — almost to the day — my wife and I were at the hospital awaiting the birth of our second child, a son. It was one of the greatest days of my life, and at the same time, one of the scariest.

He was born at 8:08 a.m. on  Monday morning, June 4th.



College!?!

By JAMIE MASSENGALE,

Time keeps on slippin’ slippin’ slippin into the future. -– “Fly Like An Eagle” by Steve Miller Band

Well, I did it. I finally graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree. Sure, it took me a little longer than I planned, but I made it. And I made a lot of great friends along the way.



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