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Businessman involved in Frankel insurance scam dies at 81

CORINTH — Marvin Thurston Little, a colorful political figure in Mississippi and a Corinth businessman who got caught up in an insurance scam run by Martin Frankel, has died in a nursing home in Booneville. He was 81. Officials with Magnolia Funeral Home in Corinth say Little died Monday at Landmark Nursing Home in Booneville. Services will be held tomorrow ...

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Speakes, former Reagan press secretary, dies at Delta home

CLEVELAND — Larry Speakes, a native of Merigold and press secretary for President Ronald Reagan (1981-1987), died Jan. 10 at his home in Cleveland. Speakes began his long career in the newspaper business after graduating from the University of Mississippi. He served as editor of the Oxford Eagle in 1961 and as managing editor of the Bolivar Commercial from 1962-1966. From ...

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Country Squire builds legacy as state's oldest tobacconist

Tobacco is as much a part of the Old South as bourbon and blueticks. There’s a light-hearted exchange on the leaf’s virtue in the 2003 Civil War movie “Gods and Generals.” “Colonel Stuart, do you use tobacco?” Confederate general Stonewall Jackson asks a junior officer. “No sir, not in any form,” answers Stuart. “Neither do it,” Jackson replies dryly, “I ...

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