HAMPSTEAD, N.C. — Paul Roger Whitten, 66, passed away Saturday, March 9, at Lower Cape Fear... READ MORE
JACKSON — Earlier this year, President Trump signed into law The First Step Act, a first step toward criminal justice reform. The goal is to reduce the sky-high U.S. incarceration rate, which is five times higher than other developed countries in the world.
As of the date of this newspaper, Feb. 21, there remain just one week and one day until we reach the jumping-off point for the first leg of this year’s political season — the deadline for candidates to file their qualifying papers.
OXFORD — Now that there are three serious candidates in the Mississippi governor’s race, I wonder what the main campaign issues will be.
Who’s going to come up with a gimmick that catches the imagination of the voting public?