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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Best Wildcat season ever?

Joel McNeece

Calhoun City is on the verge of completing arguably the greatest season in Wildcat football history.

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Education, health care still not priorities for Gov. Bryant

Joel McNeece

Gov. Phil Bryant doesn’t want to “adequately” fund education, is opposed to expanding Medicaid to help provide health insurance for Mississippians who can’t afford it, but is willing to give those in most need in our state a tax credit.

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Bruce and Calhoun City one more time

Joel McNeece

Bruce and Calhoun City will meet for the 66th time overall, but only the third time in postseason play when they clash helmets this Friday at “The Boneyard.”

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Need some actual political debate in 2015; Byers’ record full of red flags

Joel McNeece

Most people I’ve talked to over the past week seem genuinely delighted to have last week’s elections behind us. That’s an indication of how brutal some of the campaigning was, combined with the frustration and indifference many people feel regarding modern day politics.

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