Indian battle at Oldtown

Joel McNeece

During our recent renovation of The Journal office, my wife Lisa uncovered a very comprehensive economic development plan for all of Calhoun County dated 1962.

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Nobody likes a sore loser

Joel McNeece

I don’t know what it’s going to take for U.S. Senate challenger Chris McDaniel to get the message this race is over.

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The Best of Mississippi

Joel McNeece

While driving to Philadelphia last Saturday morning to do some prep work on our family’s Neshoba County Fair cabin, my wife Lisa, as she often does, was reading a magazine article to me.

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Community college system is a key to Calhoun County success

Joel McNeece

While the Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and the handful of us Southern Miss fans around Calhoun are most vocal when it comes to supporting our respective athletic teams, it’s Mississippi’s community college system that is of greatest importance to this county.

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Heart is broken, but we’ll persevere for Kerry

Joel McNeece

I’ll never forget the first time we met. I was greeted with a big hug and a wet kiss that left lipstick marks on my cheek. That was Kerry.

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Can’t turn away from the 2014 World Cup

Joel McNeece

It only comes around every four years, and when it does, I’m addicted. The World Cup, taking place right now in Brazil and broadcast all over ESPN’s television and radio channels, is a can’t miss event for me.

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Regardless of outcome, Cochran-McDaniel runoff will be historic

Joel McNeece

“The McDaniel campaign, they seem to always be on the wrong side of a door,” said former Gov. Haley Barbour. “Have you ever heard of a group of people who were in places they weren’t supposed to be more often?”

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Tough week in Calhoun; Disturbing fishing trip for Jordan Moore

Joel McNeece

The past few weeks have been  rather difficult with a number of deaths around the county. Two that were personal for me were Linda Cooper of Bruce and Gordon Cook of Pittsboro.

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Let us use our freedom well

Joel McNeece

Memorial Day services in Bruce and Calhoun City Monday morning provided wonderful reminders that the holiday for most is more than the official beginning of summer. However, simply remembering those lost serving this nation falls short of a proper memorial.

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Wedding evokes memories of Vardaman Ram football

Joel McNeece

What started as a beautiful wedding, turned into a Vardaman football reunion for me last Saturday night.

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