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Updated at 11:55 AM

Last Saturday evening a 15-year-old boy walked into a local business establishment and shot one of the employees three times. Since at this stage I have no police report on which to base my information, like everyone else I'm hearing a lot of rumors that are circulating via the social media.

Updated May 21, 2015 at 11:00 AM

Monday is Memorial Day. Yes, another 365 days have been ripped off the calendars and more U.S. soldiers have given their life in service to the country they loved so dearly since Phillips County's last special salute to its veterans.

Updated May 21, 2015 at 9:58 AM

“Egregious” and “grotesque” is how U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry has described North Korea’s reckless international provocations and brutal executions of victims who incur the wrath of leader Kim Jong Un.

Updated May 18, 2015 at 11:06 AM

It is not easy for some people to ask for help. I guess it is pride, a desire not to bother others or just an unwillingness to accept that you need help.

Updated May 14, 2015 at 12:52 PM

Labels bug me. I don't like being categorized and pigeonholed or put in a boxful of stereotypes. However, if I was forced to define myself or pin a label on me I guess it would be best said that I am just a 'simple man.'

Updated May 14, 2015 at 10:16 AM

The Obama administration tends to confuse rhetoric with accomplishment, and nowhere is this more apparent than in regard to the Middle East. “The Obama Doctrine” has been employed since Barack Obama’s 2008 presidential campaign to sum up foreign...

Updated May 8, 2015 at 9:26 AM

The general election in Britain has confirmed that the nation’s politics are in great flux. The governing Conservative Party, led by Prime Minister David Cameron, has made unpredicted crucial gains.

Updated May 8, 2015 at 8:46 AM

America’s prisons are facing a growing crisis. The number of elderly and infirm inmates are on the rise, as are related prison healthcare cost.

Updated May 7, 2015 at 12:21 PM

“Honey I'm home,” shouts the triumphant hubby as he comes home from a typical day at the office. He walks into the kitchen where his beloved wife is slaving over a hot stove preparing the evening meal for the family of five.

Updated Apr 30, 2015 at 11:43 AM

No one was saying a word. The only sounds coming from the hospital room were coming from an IV hooked to the arm of my best friend. There was never a day in my life that Van Pemberton Harrington had not been a part of it, one way or the other.

Updated Apr 23, 2015 at 11:48 AM

Seven and eight-year-olds probably should be naive when it comes to health issues. It is God's way of protecting them from the harsh realities of disease and death that most frequently come much later in adulthood. After all, almost everything in a...

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