tWilliam Lester Ratliff, 71, of Greenville, Florida, died Sunday, July 19, 2015 at his residence. He was born in Madison County on October 29, 1943 where he was a lifelong resident of Greenville. Lester was self-employed in the Forestry industry and was in the Marine Corps Reserves. He was a member of the Shady Grove…

Conservative Corner: Predatory practices

With Reconstruction, the period shortly after the War Between the States, Southern States were being oppressed. The property owners were oppressed by “carpet-baggers,” “scallywags,” and other nefarious elements. Oppressed through tax collections! Gov. Ames One of the biggest plunderers against the South was Yankee General Adelbert Ames, of Maine. He had become “Governor” of Mississippi,…

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