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A valentine story

posted: 02/13/2016 2:25 a.m. Discuss

Should all go as planned, at 3 p.m. today in the Wharton Creek Church outside of Huntsville, Brian Conner and Ashley Dawn Emery will pledge their mutual devotion before an intimate gathering of both families.

MIKE MASTERSON: Love and fear

posted: 02/09/2016 3:10 a.m. Comments 3

If you're anything like me, you have mixed feelings and considerable confusion about what's happening today in America when it comes to radical Islamists.

Impaired waterbodies

posted: 02/07/2016 2:08 a.m. Discuss

Meanwhile, back along the majestic Buffalo National River, one of our state's brightest jewels for recreation and tourism.

Honest measures

posted: 02/06/2016 3 a.m. Discuss

I doubt many folks in Arkansas know Russell Langston ... well, at least not personally. But I'll bet nearly everyone has benefited from his tireless efforts.

MIKE MASTERSON: Costs of efficiency

posted: 02/02/2016 3:36 a.m. Comments 3

I read last week about Wal-Mart's decision to close 154 stores in 27 states, and a total of 269 worldwide. That caused me to consider the dire consequences their decision has had, not only on thousands of employees and their families, but on many smaller communities.

Havoc wreaked

posted: 01/31/2016 1:53 a.m. Comment 1

I can't help feeling twinges of compassion for Kevin Lea. He's the former coach for Cedarville High School's football team who found himself charged with a bevy of misdemeanors following a screaming, shoving brouhaha during an Oct. 16 game with Elkins.

Justice delayed, again

posted: 01/30/2016 1:54 a.m. Discuss

First one of my familiar disclaimers: I'm neither a lawyer nor an authority on the proceedings of federal jurisprudence.

MIKE MASTERSON: In court campaigns

posted: 01/26/2016 3:13 a.m. Comment 1

Call me old-fashioned, even prudish. But I don't believe lawyers and law firms should make campaign contributions to those running for judge--period. Aw, what the heck, make that an exclamation point.

Caught on film

posted: 01/24/2016 1:47 a.m. Comment 1

Those who have followed this space over the years know I've never shied from discussing pretty much anything I believe readers will find interesting or relevant, hopefully both.

Babblin' over coffee

posted: 01/23/2016 1:55 a.m. Comments 7

I stumbled into presidential candidate and former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's comment about Social Security the other day: "Let's just remember that Social Security is not the government's money. It belongs to the people who had it taken out of their checks involuntarily their entire working lives."

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