Author: Paul Holmes

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The virus and voting

With the general election a scant two months away, it’s time we get ourselves informed about what we’ll see on what promises to be a lengthy ballot. Before we do,…

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For Jonesboro, is past prologue?

It’s a rare treat when a single document can provide a look at the past and a glimpse into the future simultaneously. That’s the way it felt the other day…

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Walking a tightrope

This month may prove in the long run to be the most significant time period so far in our state’s efforts to battle the COVID-19 virus. We hear the numbers…

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Come on, man!

As the coronavirus and COVID-19, the illness it causes, continue to spread, I’m not shocked that the Department of Justice has already identified and is taking action against a company…

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Gabo the Great

As I sat in the funeral home chapel the other day, I couldn’t help thinking that I’ve been here many times before — too many times in recent years —…

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Paper or plastic?

As I waited for my change the other night at the basketball game, I looked around for the straw dispenser, intending to poke one into the crosshairs of the plastic…

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The Heartland and the Delta

Now we’re not just located in the Delta, but we’re also in the Heartland. Congress in 2000 created the Delta Regional Authority, the agency whose mission is to help improve…

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My 50 years of Delta reflection

There’s nothing like a class reunion to put one into a reflective mood. My first thought was gosh, it doesn’t seem like it has been half a century since they…