Relay still worth our support

Over the course of two dozen or more years, Relay for Life has been a vital part of Sampson County, with its supporters raising hundreds of thousands ...

May 24th, 2017 |  


In Powell, we lost one of the truly great ones

Former Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry believed in the power of an educator, and he once was quoted as saying: “A good teacher can inspire hope, ig...

May 24th, 2017 |  


Remembering president Kennedy

Remembering president Kennedy

Being born on May 29, 1917, one hundred years ago this month, John F. Kennedy became the first president born in the twentieth century to serve in the...

May 20th, 2017 |  


Troublefield, Norton were humble public servants

In less than a week, Sampson County has lost two great public servants, individuals who dedicated a large portion of their lives to serving others.Lon...

May 18th, 2017 |  


Won’t you be a difference maker?

Be a difference maker in your community. Perhaps it’s easier said than done, but we believe if every person would set out each day to try to mak...

May 17th, 2017 |  


To mothers, with love

There have been countless poems, songs and even editorials written about mothers over the years, tributes to the world’s most special women, pla...

May 14th, 2017 |  


Passing the torch to the next generation

Passing the torch to the next generation

Today, many older Americans of my generation still seem to have a passion and motivation to help make our community a better place to live. We grew up...

May 7th, 2017 updated: May 7th, 2017. |  


A driver of volunteerism

Sampson County is blessed to have hundreds of people willing to volunteer their time for a plethora of special projects that benefit so many in our mi...

May 7th, 2017 |  


Becton the right choice for pro tem

Clinton’s City Council did a good day’s work when it chose the Rev. Marcus Becton as its new mayor pro tem.Becton, sworn in earlier this w...

May 5th, 2017 |  


Hats off to Tilley for a job well done

Jay Tilley has had a remarkable law enforcement career, one that ended with a nearly 10-year stint with the Clinton Police Department, six as its lead...

May 5th, 2017 updated: May 5th, 2017. |