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Be patient about fuel tax Winston Churchill, the legendary British prime minister, made this observation during World War II: “You can always count on Americans to do the right thing — after they’ve tried everything else.” The Mississippi Legislature, when…

Full Winston County Journal Electronic Version 03/08/2017

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Full Winston County Journal Electronic Version 03/01/2017

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Full Winston County Journal Electronic Version 02/22/2017

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Pollinators are essential for crops The majority of Americans pay little attention to pollinators – bees, butterflies, wasps, moths and other insects. However, without pollinators, many crops would not grow. A large variety of fruits and vegetables would become scarce…

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Gorsuch is fine nominee When Donald Trump was running for president, many of those who uncomfortably voted for him said they did so largely because of the opening on the U.S. Supreme Court. They took Trump at his word —…

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How fuel-tax hike can be sold By Tim Kalich Greenwood Commonwealth The Republican Party in Mississippi boasts of being business-friendly. Since taking control of the Legislature and the Governor’s Mansion, it has pushed through large corporate tax cuts, opposed efforts…

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The right to do stupid things A racially tinged case of high school harassment in Pennsylvania that turned violent was bad enough. Then the adults got involved and made it worse. A 14-year-old white boy used exceptionally poor judgment last…

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Good highways are at risk Given the no-new-taxes determination of the Republican supermajority in the Mississippi Legislature, it is not surprising to read, in a story by The Associated Press, that House and Senate leaders don’t expect a serious effort…

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‘Swamp’ will be hard to drain If Donald Trump succeeds in “draining the swamp” in Washington, D.C., he will have accomplished a goal that most of his modern day  predecessors have attempted and been unable to achieve. Donovan Slack, writing…