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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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OPINION: A call for conversation instead of cat fights

We have three cats in our house. They are the testiest, most antagonistic creatures in all creation. With funding and a team of historians, I’m pretty sure I can back this claim with proper research. All three of these creatures have vastly different personalities and opinions on who among them can be where at any […]

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OPINION: It’s getting old, Jameis …

I’m a Florida State football fan. Not a bandwagoner, but a true fan since before the first national title in 1993. The past couple of years have been very successful on the football field, but many times have been rather uncomfortable for me, as a fan, and the rest of the fan base. I’m of […]

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OPINION: I’d rather have no information than bad information

Few things rumple my Underoos like unfettered gossip and rampant speculation, especially when it’s my peers whispering through holes in the fence posts. If I’m being completely honest with myself, I’m probably as guilty of occasionally jumping the gun on a story as anyone else. Glorious though it is that we’re able to spread information […]

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Miranda Cipkowski

The daddy, daughter dance

By MIRANDA CIPKOWSKI Special to The Times The first guy I ever loved was tall and handsome with deep green eyes. When I waltzed into a room, I could see those eyes light up a bit. He worked extremely hard at a series of jobs never necessarily enjoyed in order to provide. He made me […]

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Miranda Cipkowski

True love is the stuff of fairy tales

By MIRANDA CIPKOWSKI Special to The Times The other night, just as my head was about to hit the pillow, I heard a sound I’ve always dreaded: The soft, aching sobs of a teenage girl in my own house. I glanced casually over my left shoulder at my husband, Danny. He was sleeping soundly, which […]

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Ending credits for the story of a great man

Last week was a sad one. On Tuesday, the credits rolled on the life of Bill Towery, a friend and the man who gave me my very first job: Pumping liquid butter atop mounds of golden popcorn. I was three days shy of my 16th birthday when Bill Towery told me I had a job […]

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