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‘What we have here is a failure to communicate’

By BENNY HORNSBY,

A peculiar mystique exists in our society concerning prisons, penitentiaries and jails.  We have developed a unique folklore which preserves the legends and myths of hard men behind hard steel.

Prison lore is popular stuff in the arts. We celebrate their viciousness, their shame and sometimes their accomplishments in word and song.



House divided? Lamar County legislator may have to step down or risk losing state pension

By HASKEL BURNS,

A local member of the Mississippi House of Representatives is considering resigning from his newly-elected position because of his belief that Republican House Speaker Philip Gunn is going against state law by blocking him and other members of the Legislature from receiving their state government pensions while serving in the House.



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THE AMERICAN DREAM

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

Several years ago, country music legend and noted Mississippian Marty Stuart and I were on the dais of a radio show.

While we were each waiting our turn to go on the air, we struck up a conversation about one of my favorite subjects, and most certainly one of his, our home state, Mississippi.





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