What's in this week's print edition of The Light and Champion?

Among questions each sheriff candidate answered: Assess the recent performance of the Sheriff’s Department, if elected would you keep it in the same direction or change the course?

Candidates seeking the Shelby County Sheriff's position responded to several questions from the audience during the Feb. 6 Shelby County Candidate Forum held at The Rio Theatre.

For insight into their feelings on the issues below, please pick up a copy of The Light and Champion this week..... or better yet, get a subscription started!

• Question: Assess the recent performance of the Sheriff’s Department, if elected would you keep it in the same direction or change the course?

• Question: Do you believe that law applies to all? In other words - How would you handle a “high profiled person” breaking the law? 

• Question: How do you plan on taking our community from repeat offenders?

• Question: Why should I vote for you? What makes you the best candidate to receive my vote?


Regular columnist Chris Watlington answers his own question of how does a person from Center get to the performance stage at Carnegie Hall in New York City?

Guest columnist Johnathan Liker makes his debut appearance on the pages of the newspaper this week discussing his views of small town life …. which in Center's case, is filled with a big heart.

1,374 vote • 73 babies • 5 winners — There are photos and results from The Light and Champion's recently concluded Cutie Patootie baby contests as selected by our readers.

Gardening columnist Mark Carpenter says while February may be the month when love is in the air, it's also the ideal time to trim back your roses.

Center High Tennis Coach Leon Dykes and CISD Athletic Director Scott Ponder provide accolates to three outgoing and outstanding Rider athletes who recently committed to take their sports to the next level.

Elsewhere in this week's sports pages read about how the basketball playoff picture is coming into sharper focus for some high school teams.

The Lady Riders soccer team kicked of their district play on a winning note.

Early voting starts Tuesday and we have information on when and where to vote in Shelby County.

Center and Tenaha band students are looking forward to taking their skills to state competition and we have photos and details.

Shelbyville FFA students have an outstanding showing at the Fort Worth Junior Breeding Rabbit Show and The Light and Champion has details and photos.

Mattie Dellinger's Mattie's Corner column provides a little history on the founding of the Center Fire Department and much more....


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