Gravity’s 3-D effects make it a great movie experience

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“Gravity,” the record-breaking movie starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, is a fast, action-packed thriller that mostly left me asking, how did they do that?

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Faith, family and hard work defined G.L. McNeece

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He was one of the best men I’ve ever known and certainly one of the greatest influences of my life.

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Seattle is best NFL experience thus far

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Dr. Bruce Longest and I made the most of our three day visit to Seattle last weekend for our annual NFL get-away. We took in all the views from the famous Space Needle, watched them toss fish around like footballs at the Pike Place Market in downtown and enjoyed the mild climate during two fabulous football experiences.

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Second time at Binkley’s near Phoenix just as memorable as the first

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I came home Sunday from my second visit to Phoenix, and just like the first, I kept remembering the same thing – Binkley’s.

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Supervisors aren’t doing wrong, but could be doing better

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After recent comments by the board of supervisors about the need to cut spending to avoid a potential tax increase, it seemed logical to take a look at the current budget situation of county departments to see where they stand.

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Keeping the road hot is OK with me

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“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” ? Augustine of Hippo
If that is the case, no one can ever accuse me of being a light reader. My Jeep and I have been burning up the road for quite some time now and I wouldn’t have it any other way.

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Not your typical Friday night of football

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I think it was when I saw the large blow-up tunnel go flying by the Bruce Trojans’ field house door like a balloon spitting out its air, that I knew this wasn’t going to be the normal opener to the high school football season.

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This is a week to celebrate, football is back

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It’s the sound of pads popping, cheerleaders chattering, the roar of the crowd, the pep of the bands, the screams of the coaches, the screeching whistles, and those lights, those tall, beautiful lights fading into the Friday night sky.

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Education system’s focus should be on developing creative thinkers, not state testing

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Sometime over the next month we will learn the results of last year’s state testing in each of Calhoun County’s schools. The schools know that information already, but for some reason I can’t explain, the state holds an embargo over the results prohibiting them from releasing them to the public.

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Hall of Fame honor more than deserved for Langston Rogers

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I was sitting at a table with Beth and Mike Dunagin, John and Frances Maureen Burt, and Raymona James as we watched Calhoun City native and longtime sports information director for both Delta State and Ole Miss Langston Rogers inducted into the Mississippi Sports Hall of Fame Friday night.

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