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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding “It’s GONE!” I heard Othel from the garage after I had just walked into the kitchen. I hurried back to the garage and questioned, “What’s gone?” “My bike!  It’s not here.” For some thirty-nine years, Othel and I pulled in and out of our carport on the Etta hill.  The well-planned carport […]

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Graduation is everywhere

By Lisa Bryant Everyone you talk to is making plans to attend or has attended a graduation from pre-school to college graduations. This is a time that parents see their children move into the next chapter in their lives. I attended my great niece’s pre-school graduation and watched her proudly sing her songs and receive […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding When man walked on the moon, we moon-gazers were amazed. It was an incredible feat accomplished in a relatively short time when considering our nation’s age. Everyone who recognized the “giant step for mankind” knew we were living in an age like no other. It stretched my imagination and my amazement. What […]

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Thanks for a great Mothers’ Day

By Lisa Bryant General Manager Sunday was Mother’s Day and I must say I had one of my all-time favorite Mother’s Days with my family and at church. My son scored big time with me and his wife this Mother’s Day. I don’t think he could have given either of us a better Mother’s Day. […]

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The Playhouse

By Camille Anding It was June of last year when Othel and I were returning from a vacation out west. Our route carried us from one side of Dallas, Texas, to the other side. It would have been poor planning, but we didn’t plan it – the time we crossed Dallas. It was traffic like […]

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Being a mother is the best

By Lisa Bryant With Mother’s Day approaching Sunday, my thoughts went to my mother and how much I miss her. It has been 12 years since I have had a Mother’s Day with my Mom. I lost my mother almost 13 years ago, but I don’t want this to be a sad column. That is […]

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New face at the Gazette

By Lisa Bryant, general manager We have a new face at the Gazette. Walther Cecil “Sonny” Harrison IV has joined our staff in our Creative Services area. Sonny is the son of Walt and Ray Ann Harrison. Their family are lifelong residents of Union County. I met Sonny when he was just a few months […]

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Freedom of Conscience bill is being misrepresented

Forest Thigpen, guest columnist If all the things being said by the opponents of HB 1523 were true, I would be against it as well. But they are not. Some opponents of the “Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act,” including Clarion-Ledger Executive Editor Sam Hall, make the outlandish assertion that this bill would allow […]

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Jim Crow days are here again

By Rheta Grimsley Johnson Jim Crow days are here again, in Mississippi, this time segregating gays and lesbians from fine, God-and-diversity-fearing citizens. But this latest mossback move to keep business at bay and our poor image intact might not stand. Why? Because some employers with big payrolls don’t like it. To paraphrase the Bible, a […]

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Blessed to have two excellent role-model moms

By Lisa Brant I have been blessed in my life with two great role models of what a Christian woman, wife and mother should be and they were very different women. My mother was a strong, progressive, vibrant woman who died at age 69. She taught me how to stand on my own, to think […]

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