Thursday, February 23, 2006


Fielder’s Choice
By Barry Burleson

Notes from State

I was taught by the best in the weekly newspaper business to focus on the positives first.

Friday and Saturday, I visited the Class AA State Tournament at East Rankin Academy in Pelahatchie. My son Andy joined me.

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Close to Nowhere
By Linda Jones


First, just let me say, it wasn’t related to the ice and slush.

Friday morning, before any of the bad weather even began, I must have decided I was bored or something — needed a bit of excitement maybe...

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The Preacher’s Corner
By Rev. Dr. Milton Winter

It’s practical to make churches “user-friendly”

Musicians could tell church architects a thing or two. Word comes to me from a choir director in Tennessee that his church is planning a million dollar renovation, including provisions of various kinds to make the building accessible to persons with disabilities. However, no money has been set aside to help singers get into the choir loft!

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Letters to the Editor

Front page funny:
Dear Editor,

In 1955 I was with the U.S. Air Force stationed in southern Germany. My mother sent me The South Reporter from Victoria, Miss.

Since newspapers were sent by ship, there was usually a bottleneck and I would receive three-four at one time. My roommate was from New Mexico and one night he asked me if I had anything to read. I tossed those papers to him that had never been opened.

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