Journal renovation almost complete; attended State of the Region in Tupelo

Lisa McNeece

The Journal interior renovation is 98 percent complete. I gave Tony Martin and crew a deadline, and they made it. I told them they could work past last Friday, but that’s all we were paying them for.

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Bad news from the Neshoba County Fair; Journal renovation ongoing

Lisa McNeece

When Sid Salter called me Thursday and mentioned fair cabin insurance in the first sentence, I knew we were in trouble.

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The Journal is getting a facelift

Lisa McNeece

After 27 years, The Journal is getting a facelift. The blue counter tops, gray walls and gray striped wallpaper that were so “in” in the late 80s are going. The new color scheme will be khaki mixed with some brown and black.

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Horrified by tornado devastation; latest data shows 23 hit the state last Monday

Lisa McNeece

Joel and I drove through Tupelo Saturday afternoon, and the devastation from the tornado last Monday was horrific in the places we saw.

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Calhoun natives among those impacted by Monday’s tornadoes

Lisa McNeece

Monday was a long day with storms all day, weather sirens and reports of tornadoes and damage. Calhoun County schools let out at 1:15.

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Goar Hill, journalism friends, big Easter crowd and Dewitt Spencer

Lisa McNeece

We continue to hear from more Goar family members. After making the discovery, to me anyway, that the correct spelling of the hill between Bruce and Pittsboro is “Goar,” we have heard from several who thanked us for getting it right.

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A great coon dog Jack will never be

Lisa McNeece

Our big Yellow Lab Jack woke us up just after midnight one night last week, and we were able to determine that it was not an armadillo digging up the back yard after all.

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How do you respond to threat of bad storm? I put on my jewelry

Lisa McNeece

What are your priorities in the middle of the night when the tornado siren goes off? This is no joking matter, but some of the answers are pretty funny.

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Battling the arrival of the gnats; enjoying walks with Addie Claire and Ellie Kathryn

Lisa McNeece

Spring is barely here, but the gnats have settled in to our house in full force. I don’t remember having the gnat problem five years ago, that we have now. But none-the-less we have it.

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Yard is showing signs of spring, but temperature isn’t cooperating

Lisa McNeece

It’s a very restless time of the year for those of us who love to work in our yards.

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