Thankful for the many who have ink in their blood

James Arrington Goff & Joel McNeece

Woodville, Mississippi is one of those places you just don’t pass through. Tucked away in the southwest corner of the state, you have to be going there to get there.

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I support the Skuna Valley Trail and the landowners

Joel McNeece

Over the past two weeks, since publishing a front page story on the success of the Tanglefoot Trail and the interest it has sparked in Calhoun for the  potential Skuna Valley Trail – the approximate 23-mile stretch of old railroad line between Bruce and Coffeeville – I’ve received countless comments and questions from people from all corners of Calhoun County and beyond.
This is the perfect space to answer those questions. I believe the Skuna Valley Trail would be an overwhelming success for Calhoun County, but I also believe in landowners’ rights and that deeds must be honored.

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Don’t let politicians shut you out of your business

Joel McNeece

The greatest threat to this country, our democracy and the life of freedom we cherish isn’t the Democrats, the Republicans, or their extreme partisan battles over any and every issue. The greatest threat is the apathy of the American people.

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Learning about Bruce from “The Endcatcher”

Joel McNeece

The past few weeks I’ve been visiting folks in Houlka, Algoma, Houston and Pontotoc as part of research on the Tanglefoot Trail – the old rail line from Houston to New Albany that was transformed more than a year ago into a recreational trail.

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Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, and Other Persons of Interest

Joel McNeece

Curtis Wilkie’s latest book has a little of everything, as its title – Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, and Other Persons of Interest – describes.

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Politicians have to get out of the way

Joel McNeece

State leaders convened this week in Jackson to begin deliberating on 2015 business, which is a scary proposition to many, especially those concerned about public education in this state.

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Mother surprises with best gift this Christmas

Joel McNeece

Santa was very good to me this year, but my mother topped him in a big way. Prior to making the trip to Raymond for the annual McNeece family Christmas gathering, I was in coffee heaven with the new coffee bean grinder from Santa.
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Lots to love about Christmas

Joel McNeece

I love sitting by the fire with a warm cup of coffee, listening to Bing Crosby sing as I watch the lights on our Christmas tree twinkle.

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Santa always comes through

Joel McNeece

Among the best times at Christmas is watching the youngest in the family open their presents and seeing the excitement on their faces.

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Antique color wheel a big hit

Joel McNeece

It’s still two weeks from Christmas, but I may have already opened my most exciting gift.

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