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RICK CLEVELAND: Lee County native knocked down Ali

JACKSON — The black and white video, from Madison Square Garden in 1962, is beyond grainy, but you can easily make out that the graceful man in white trunks is future heavyweight champion Muhammad Ali. More accurately, the slender, svelte guy wearing white trunks is the man who would become Ali. On Feb. 10, 1962, the […]

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SONNY SCOTT: Leading by example takes energy, intellect

Gave up on sleep about 1:30 this morning and retired to my version of a Man Cave – an out-building equipped with computer, 50 years’ collection of books, memorabilia and a DVD player. Not being of a mood to engage in heavy thinking, I chose a “Trains Magazine” DVD production on coal trains of the […]

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SONNY SCOTT: No patience for sniveling

  Pleasing Mother was my goal in life. She wanted me to play basketball, so I suffered six years of basketball. She wanted me to go to college – no passion of mine, but I wanted to please, so I entered college in 1965 – the first in my family to do so. My high […]

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Privileged not to know self pity

“White privilege…” I keep seeing this phrase in political/social commentary. What exactly does it mean? I was born in 1947 to a veteran to the third great war of empire, a.k.a., World War II. My father was summoned from the obscurity and insularity of the Kilgore Hills in Clay County to serve the interests of […]

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SONNY SCOTT: The collision of cultures

Columbus’ voyage brought the civilizations of Eurasia and America into contact and inevitable conflict, resulting in profound and permanent changes to both. The internet has done the same to my world view. It is impossible to remain unaffected by developments in any part of the world. It was still possible for the previous generation to […]

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SONNY SCOTT: Get out and enjoy the neighbors

“You need to get out more,” said Jamie Dailey at the Davis Event Center in Fulton on Feb. 28. By the end of the evening, I was in full agreement. I have long wanted to attend the spring concert at ICC, but something always came up. When this year’s card included Dailey and Vincent, Rhonda […]

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SONNY SCOTT: The trouble with education . . .

It is comforting to have a cultural anchor giving a sense of continuity with the past. Give thanks, Dear Hearts, here in Mississippi we have our legislature. We may ridicule it, but perhaps we underestimate it. They have their moments—none more shining than the recent dispensation of the “Common Core” controversy. “You don’t like Common […]

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SONNY SCOTT: Good art is self-justifying

Time and again, the thought has occurred to me – usually as some cannot-carry-a-tune-in-a-bucket singer with a repertoire of hackneyed journeyman tunes describes himself as an “artist” to a reporter: “When did singers become ‘artists’?” Well, usage and styles change. If Oxford American can accept anyone “who practices any of the various creative arts” as […]

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Victor Standford

AMORY – Victor Harold “Bubba” “Sonny” Stanford, 78, died on Monday, May 26, 2014, at his residence. Born on June 13, 1935, in Amory, he was a son of the late William Archie Stanford Sr. and Jewel Nix Stanford.He attended Trace Road, Amory and Shannon schools and the University of Mississippi for one year. He […]

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Sonny Quiones

WEST POINT – Sonny Andrew Quinones, 11, passed away on Thursday, March 20, 2014, at Blair E. Batson Hospital for Children in Jackson. He was born Feb. 4, 2003, in West Point, the son of Crystal West. He was a third grade student at Hebron Christian School near Pheba. He loved life. He loved the […]

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