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Enough: Where should line be drawn between free speech and political correctness?

By ELIJAH JONES,

I have always thought of myself as an analytical and, okay, opinionated person.  Some folks may not analyze every little event in their lives, the way I do. 

But when it comes to opinions, from race to religion, from the sexes to politics, our personal beliefs and opinions are pretty much set.  (Especially at my age.) 


Us vs. them: It’s the person – not the party – who can make positive change here in Mississippi

By CLARK HICKS,

What happened to all the Mississippi Democrats who held state and federal elected office? Nothing really. They just changed their name to Republican.

Jim Hood’s defeat marks the end of a long and checkered history of Mississippi Democrats elected to a major state office.




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Petal Fall Festival: Confederate Railroad, Restless Heart to perform

By HASKEL BURNS,

There’s only two days left until City of Petal Fall Festival offers attendees double the fun with not one, but two big-name musical headliners: Confederate Railroad and Restless Heart.

The ninth annual festival will be held starting at 10 a.m. October 26 at Hinton Park, behind Petal Civic Center off South Main Street.






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‘Saving Grace’

By BETH BUNCH,

Hub City residents are known for their kindness, generosity and looking out for one another. It happens all the time under a variety of circumstances. And in true Pine Belt fashion, it’s happened again, but in a way that has extended far beyond the confines of the Pine Belt.



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Increase in enrollment is big win for Hattiesburg

By BETH BUNCH,

The expansion of enrollment at William Cary University’s College of Osteopathic Medicine over the next four years is a win for both Hattiesburg and the state. Dr. Italo Subbarao, dean of the WCU College of Osteopathic Medicine, announced Monday that the school will increase its enrollment by 100 percent during the next four years.





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