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Scotty Nichols

SEC resume, havoc in the West and overall CFB playoff picture

In a 2014 season where it was generally expected, total chaos has engulfed the SEC western division. First off, let’s start with this little bit of information: IF Arkansas manages to beat Ole Miss this weekend, all seven SEC west teams will be bowl eligible. This further proves that the SEC west is the toughest […]

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Letters to the Editor

Reader concerned with ambulance service Dear Editor: On Saturday afternoon, Oct. 25, 2014, I was outside when I heard a siren approaching. There was an ambulance driving at an unhurried speed. Because of the absence of urgent speed I waited a few minutes, went in the house and thought no more of it. Later that […]

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Just Ramblin: A visit to the old country store

By LAWRENCE H. CONWILL Special to The Times Last week, I was back at an old country store around which I grew up. It is no longer in operation and is overgrown with weeds and honeysuckle vines, but as I stood there it brought back a flood of memories. The lone gasoline pump is still […]

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Miranda Cipkowski

Time to take off the mask

By MIRANDA CIPKOWSKI Special to The Times “Hold still!” My mother half begged, grabbing my arm as she performed a sort of backward shimmy in order to snap my picture with her new Polaroid Instamatic. I fidgeted almost involuntarily, as I stood in the corner of our kitchen, waiting for the inevitable flash that would […]

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Scotty Nichols

Because who else would yank the rug from underneath?

I’m not going to lie about it. I’m salty. I don’t normally get that way over a football game, but I was overcome last Saturday night. Most everyone who knows me knows that I’ve been a Florida State football fan since I was a little boy, but I also love Ole Miss because it provided/provides […]

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Just Ramblin: The speed of change

By LAWRENCE H. CONWILL Special to The Times Recently I went back to the old family homestead, something that I do not do very often because I am not high on nostalgia. It does, however, do a person good to occasionally take a leisurely stroll through his childhood. I turned off highway 78 at Dorsey […]

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Scotty Nichols

Step back from that ledge, Ole Miss fans

There were tons of people chirping after Ole Miss’s 10-7 loss to LSU in Baton Rouge, which knocked the Rebels from the ranks of the unbeatens. I was one of them. I figured that everyone would lose at least one game in the SEC, but I really didn’t expect Ole Miss to fall to LSU. […]

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Readers weigh in on Tuesday’s alcohol vote

EDITOR’S NOTE: Last week, The Times received letters from many readers regarding the upcoming beer, light wine and liquor vote in Fulton. What follows are the contents of those letters.    A YES is for city’s positive growth Dear Editor: Fulton is facing a pivotal moment in our history. I believe both sides of this debate are […]

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OUR OPINION: It’s your privilege and duty to vote on Oct. 28

Attention has been focused the past few weeks on the upcoming election to determine if Fulton will legalize the sale of alcohol. Residents turn out in big numbers for city and county elections, but sometimes stay home when the ballot only includes one or two items. Your vote is important in every single election that […]

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Scotty Nichols

NCAA Violations? More like NCAA “VioLOLations”

“Autograph scandals” are an NCAA violation. This is seriously what it has come to. With all the issues going on in professional and college sports today, this ordeal concerning collegiate players being paid for autographs should take a backseat in the news. Yet, it is prevalent enough to make headlines in the midst of players […]

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Miranda Cipkowski

OPINION: Brush with the past sends me ‘back to the future’

By MIRANDA CIPKOWSKI Special to The Times “After all this time, that’s all I get? Really? You’ve got to be kidding me.” My interior monologue was rambling non-stop. For once, my teenage daughter, Nora, chose not to recoil in feigned embarrassment as I clutched her hand for dear life in the midst of total strangers. […]

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Scotty Nichols

In case you’ve been under a rock …

College football in Mississippi is good this year, y’all. REAL good. This past weekend, Mississippi State defeated their third straight top-10 team to climb into the No. 1 spot in both the AP and Coaches’ Polls. The ‘Dawgs became the fastest team to complete ascension from unranked to the top-spot in the history of the […]

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For those of you who feel like you should be pinched …

Don’t bother. It really happened. Last Saturday, a day that was deemed #FootballmageddonMS on Twitter by Daily Journal Sports Editor John Pitts, came to a conclusion in spectacular fashion. With ESPN’s College Gameday roosted in The Grove at Ole Miss and SEC Nation hanging out in the Junction at Mississippi State, both of our Mississippi […]

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It’s about to get live in the ‘Sip

Things are about to get crazy in Mississippi. I’m talking about buck wild crazy. In just three days, the state of Mississippi will experience perhaps the most exhilarating day of football it has seen since … well, ever. Two extremely anticipated top-15 matchups will take the front seat of pretty much every Mississippi sports fan’s […]

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