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What in the world has happened to Greenville?

I drove through Greenville this week to see the old town of my childhood and was sad to see the town so quiet and void of businesses. That night, I saw lights on at City Hall and found a city council meeting in progress. I came in to listen to clues as to what was going on in town. The council was comprised of three women and two men. I listened as the meeting drug on. They spoke of various things, but mainly they argued and bickered at each other…

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Letter to the Editor: A tribute to a hero

Captain Mark W. Joost, is a good friend of mine.  He will be retiring from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office in March after a twenty seven year career in law enforcement that included serving as a Police Officer for the Madison Police Department and as a Deputy Sheriff for the Madison County Sheriff’s Office.  Captain Joost, was first hired by Sheriff Joe Peavy and served under Sheriff Pete Booker and current Sheriff Ben Stewart. When I first moved to Madison County in 2009, having been employed by The Office of…

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For Valentine’s: Will you be my candidate?

If you want me to be head over heels for you, I think you should know that I’m very attracted to strength, good judgment and humility. I love strong candidates, who are sharp and decisive, even formidable, if required. But if you were also smart enough to seek counsel (especially from God) on a regular basis, I wouldn’t be able to stop talking about you to all my friends. My heart longs for a candidate who is levelheaded, especially in the midst of a crises and who can keep what’s…

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“Dead Broke”

Dear Editor, Remember how Hillary tugged at our heart strings that her and Bill were “dead broke” when they left the White House? Bill Clinton made $200,000 a year in his presidency. The next time a Clinton supporter starts raving about the Clintons, ask them if they would want either one of them managing their personal finances. Certainly that would muffle their argument a bit. Larry Beger

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