The Cajun Boudin Trail is a trip down the right path

nola1

Boudin has been described as one of the most unique, tasty and distinctly uncorrupted regional specialties in America, so how could my team of Mississippi Tamale Trail experts pass up the chance to travel the Cajun Boudin Trail?

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My friends much more candid than the boring politicians

Joel McNeece

As I write this column, I don’t yet know the results of Tuesday’s special election in the first congressional district, but at last week’s “Good Ole Boys & Gals” gathering at Johnny Morgan’s in Oxford, Trent Kelly and Mike Tagert were heavy favorites to advance to the runoff.

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Poverty, not race, is the core issue

Joel McNeece

If you read or watched any of the national news coverage over the past week, you were certainly inundated with the scenes out of Baltimore.
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Enjoying good coffee and good friends in New Albany

Joel McNeece

What started out as a reconnaissance mission for the Bruce Museum turned into a trip of good coffee, lots of laughs and some great storytelling.

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Admire Charles Overby and Dan Jones; IHL, not so much

Joel McNeece

Every time I’m around Charles “Peanut” Overby, I come away more proud to call myself a journalist. Last Saturday night, I immensely enjoyed one of those opportunities at Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones’ home on campus where Overby was being honored as the 2015 Legacy Award recipient by the UM Women’s Council.

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No better time for a journalist than today

Joel McNeece

“No better time to be a journalist than today.” Those were the words of Lewis Dvorkin, chief product officer for Forbes Magazine during a presentation at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at Ole Miss last Thursday.

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Lawmakers promising sunshine and lollipops

Joel McNeece

The press releases have been coming fast and furious over the past few weeks, and every one of them is soaked in election year posturing.

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Ellzey, Vardaman and Captain Tom

Joel McNeece

I could have sat in Dr. Joe Young’s dental office on Lakeland Drive in Jackson all day. Not for dental purposes, let me be clear, but to listen to his stories.

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National Portrait Gallery is a must see when visiting D.C.

Joel McNeece

President George W. Bush was incredibly relaxed, Sen. Roger Wicker was out of breath, and Martin’s Tavern was the lunch gem it always is.

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Nashville’s history more intriguing than Big Blue dominated tourney

Joel McNeece

While enjoying watching the Kentucky Wildcats continue their historic run to an undefeated regular season and their 28th SEC Conference Tournament title, it was some other Nashville history that captured my eye this past weekend.

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