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Getting the Message: Exodus 6:1

By CHRIS SHELTON,

The words we have in our text this week are spoken by God to Moses in a crisis. The people of Israel are under the thumb of Pharaoh and are helpless to do anything about it. They are an enslaved people, but their misery has been intensified exponentially after Moses visited Pharaoh and asked permission for Israel to go and worship the Lord.

Taylor, Everett take top honors in ECCC homecoming court

Members of the 2017 Homecoming Court at East Central Community College in Decatur included (front row, from left) freshman maids Sabrina Boyd of Meridian and Vanity Payne of Philadelphia; sophomore maids Makaeya Brock of Decatur and Taylor Hardy of Starkville; queen Autumn Taylor of Newton; sophomore maid Hayden Hudspeth of Louisville; maid of

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