December 18, 2008
Santa Claus visited the Burlesons one night last week.
He came primarily to get our 6-year-old’s wish list. It was actually short – only two items.
Close to Nowhere
Wouldn’t it be nice if we could all write a letter to Santa and he would bring all our loot down our chimneys?
Of course, I don’t have a chimney. I guess Santa could use the deck door, maybe?
My granddaughters are at “that” age -- one is still young enough to kinda, wanna believe and the other is old enough to know better, but assumes that as long as she “believes” Santa will still come visit her.
Our newest columnist -- editor of the Northside Sun
Editor’s Note: Wyatt Emmerich, a new columnist at The South Reporter, is president of Emmerich Newspapers, Inc., a family-owned, Mississippi company that publishes 25 community newspapers, primarily in Mississippi. Wyatt Emmerich is a third generation publisher, succeeding his father John Oliver Emmerich Jr. of Greenwood and his grandfather, John Oliver Emmerich Sr. of McComb.
Mississippi is beautiful in the fall. We’re not in the league of New England, but we get some pretty good colors from our Bradford pears, sweetgums and Japanese maples. Even the lowly tallowood from Asia makes its color contribution.
Domestic energy production will create economic growth
By U.S. Senator
Last week, a study was released regarding the economic and financial benefits of developing our country’s vast oil and gas reserves that have been kept off limits for decades.
All our service personnel deserve respect and support
Last week saw the funeral of the first soldier from the Scottish Borders to be killed serving in Afghanistan.
Alex Lucas was aged just 25 and only became a father for the first time earlier this year.
Please take time to remember our local “heroes” who are serving in war zones around the world.
Welcome Home: Battle Ewing, Mark W. Clark II, Prentis Shaw, Michael Garner Jr., Charles Weathersby, Michael McClatchy, Henry Jones, Jerry Richardson, James Marcus Anthony, Kevin Luse, George Frank Frayser, William Payton, Charles (Will) StanbackCharles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Timothy Hardaway, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Donnie Kirksey, Marines, Iraq
Matthew McArthur, Marines, Iraq
George Merritt, Marines, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
John Snow, Army, 2 tours Iraq, now in Afghanistan
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Stephnie Taylor, Air Force, Iraq
Lynwood Turner, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops
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