|The Story||County Commissioners become less
than cooperative when Mikel Richardson changes his mind about using a
portion of funds designated for his precinct to fund a special project
on Bobo Crossing. The Messenger referred
to the commissioners engaging in "harsh exchanges".
|News worthiness (on a scale of 0 to 5)||***|
|The Spin||Richardson defended his
position by saying "I actually voted for the project before I voted
against it." (Extra credit to the reader if he catches the joke.)
|The Story||A presumably youthful Letter
to the Editor writer is upset about the discrimination against
skate-boarders. "Also, why can't anyone bring a skateboard to school if
it's their only way home? What happens if they get hit while walking
[home], or they pass out?" he wrote.
|The Spin||Quick: Get this kid on the
|The Story||Scotty Reed, 22, while attending a
wedding reception at Runaway Bay allegedly takes a baseball bat and
whacks Marshal Stephens in the head causing him to later be
Careflighted to Harris Hospital.
|The Spin|| Where exactly do you put those pictures in the wedding
|The Story||Pastor Jack Skidmore of Cottondale
writes an editorial for the Messenger
where he lists, quite matter-of-factly, the many reasons
why "God hates divorce."
|The Spin||It's all negative and no
positive? Maybe, just maybe, God picks up those that have been reduced
to clay because of the painful experience and molds them into something
new for a greater purpose. "Behold, as the clay is in the
potter's hand, so are ye in mine hand."
|The Story||A Northwest student, Daniel Thrasher, becomes the Messenger's spotlight athlete and reveals a "pet peeve" that has been bugging us for years.|
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