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Man from Conehatta, two others indicted on fraud against Choctaws

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Randy Lamar Anderson, 46, of Conehatta, and Kevin Edwards, 47, of Walnut Grove, and  Roderick Bell, 40, of Philadelphia, were recently indicted by a federal grand jury for theft or embezzlement and wire fraud in separate schemes to defraud the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians government with false claims for travel reimbursement payments, an









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Sen. Burton suffers stroke

By THOMAS HOWARD,

Sen. Terry C. Burton has had a stroke and is undergoing medical care, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves’s office announced today.

Burton, who resigned his position as Senate Pro Tem earlier this month, has served in the Senate since 1992 as the representative for District 31, which includes Newton, Scott and Lauderdale counties.


Man from Conehatta, two others indicted on fraud against Choctaws

By FROM STAFF REPORTS,

Randy Lamar Anderson, 46, of Conehatta, and Kevin Edwards, 47, of Walnut Grove, and  Roderick Bell, 40, of Philadelphia, were recently indicted by a federal grand jury for theft or embezzlement and wire fraud in separate schemes to defraud the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians government with false claims for travel reimbursement payments, an






Guest Column: It’s time to look at equity in Mississippi school funding

By TYLER HANSFORD,

For years there has been a funding disparity in Mississippi public schools. The law that defines how schools are to be funded has only been followed a few times in recent years, and there seems to be little interest by the legislative leadership in changing that. Rather, many legislators are rallying around a total rebuild of the law.


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City mourns loss of Gordon

By DEMETRIUS THOMPSON,

The City of Union suffered a huge loss this weekend as longtime Union Municipal Judge and Board of Aldermen Attorney Rex Gordon Jr., passed away suddenly late Saturday night.

Newton County coroner Danny Shoemaker said Gordon died of a cardiac arrest and was pronounced dead just before midnight at Laird Hospital in Union.


Vincent to lead state’s SBC

By BRENT MAZE,

Clarke-Venable Baptist Church pastor Mark Vincent has been named the president of the Mississippi Baptist Convention.

Vincent, who has served at Clark-Venable since June 2004, said he wasn’t seeking the position, but after praying and thinking about the opportunity, he agreed to serve if he was elected.



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Obituaries

Gene Grayson “Gray” Massey, 41, passed away on Jan.  27, 2019 at Baptist Memorial Hospital... READ MORE