It’s not a new problem, but it doesn’t make it any less frustrating. Bruce held its primary election last week with a contested race for mayor and alderman races in three of the town’s five wards and yet only 524 people bothered to cast a vote. That’s barely over 30% of the registered voters in the town.
One of the greatest privileges of serving on the Mississippi Press Association Board of Directors is the opportunities it provides to exchange ideas with newspaper publishers from all over the state.
It was a birthday weekend at our house as my parents, Larry and Lana McNeece, made their annual visit to Bruce from Clinton to help me celebrate what granddaughter Addi Claire called “The Big Four.”
In the hardest of times, the best of our country is often exhibited – the heroism, the selfless love for a neighbor, the determination to overcome.
For the past week, Jesse Yancy, Jr. has been staring at me in my office thanks to a large portrait of him from his time in the Mississippi Senate given to the Bruce Museum by his nephew Bob Cooper.
Reading numerous accounts of the recently concluded legislative session in Jackson, I must say I don’t feel the same exuberance for all that was accomplished as many state leaders themselves apparently do.
It’s not a secret anymore. The River Inn at Harbor Town, now home to one of Memphis’ classic restaurants in Paulette’s, is a true jewel of the River City.
I’m ready to declare war against “Punxsutawney Phil” – the famous Pennsylvania groundhog who obviously knows nothing about predicting weather.
To put it mildly, this SEC Tournament was unlike any I had ever experienced before, primarily due to the brash, cocky, hated, beloved, animated, taunting, usually booed but always entertaining Marshall Henderson and his Ole Miss teammates.
Two weeks ago I traveled to the Union County Heritage Museum in New Albany for two reasons. First was to meet with John Steele Davis about his fascinating, hand-made furniture he pieces together from twisted wood he finds on walks through the woods in Calhoun and Yalobusha counties. He was featured in last week’s Journal.