Category: Opinion

Christmas is here to celebrate

It is Christmas day if you haven’t already figured that out.  All businesses, shops, banks, and even Wal-Mart is closed.  Yes, even Wal-Mart. It is hard to believe that Christmas is here.  I mean I wait all year long for…

Santa Claus and his part in Christmas

I received an e-mail this week from a colleague. It was titled “Why Santa is Evil.” I was a bit shocked. I am kind of fond of the jolly old fellow myself. It made me aware for the first time…

State squandering great opportunity

Opinion Mississippi’s own economists have said that the state is missing out on some 9,000 jobs by refusing to expand its Medicaid program to cover the working poor. A new study claims the forfeited jobs are more than double that…

Christ is the reason for Christmas

You will read an advertisement in this week’s Winston County Journal how Christmas has “no more spiritual significance than July Fourth or Labor Day.”  I invite readers to hear what I have to say on this matter. Jesus was born…

Noxapater is lively and life with a toddler is lively as well

Noxapater Upon the request of some very sweet ladies I am updating the people of Winston County on my hometown of Noxapater.  In my 25 years of living in Noxapater change has become a common thread as it is with…

Letters of Gratefulness begin arriving for Christmas edition

The Winston County Journal has begun to receive many letters of gratefulness and I must say that I am beyond excited!  I cannot wait for the Christmas edition to be published and for readers to be blessed by these sweet,…

Wishing for others rather than writing Claus

Many of you may have read in October 2’s editorial that the Winston County Journal will be publishing Letters of the Season this year.  I guess one could say we are saying Live, Give, Forgive instead of Ho! Ho! Ho!…

Celebrating the role of newspapers in protecting free speech

For more from Caroline Little, follow @NAACEO on Twitter.   Where would we be as a nation without the freedom of speech? After all, according to the annual State of the First Amendment survey, it is by far America’s favorite…

Let’s Be neighbors

[opinion] Let’s Be neighbors By Carolyn Mills I goofed again. In my column a couple of weeks ago, it was stated that our local Junior Auxiliary sponsored the Distinguished Young Women Scholarship program. The program is no longer sponsored by…

Let’s Be neighbors

[opinion] Let’s Be neighbors By Carolyn Mills I goofed again. In my column a couple of weeks ago, it was stated that our local Junior Auxiliary sponsored the Distinguished Young Women Scholarship program. The program is no longer sponsored by…