Excited to see Johnny McPhail’s appearance on HBO’s True Detective

Lisa McNeece

Joel and I have gotten hooked on HBO’s new series “True Detective” starring Woody Harrelson and Matthew McConaughey. So we were really excited when Ellard native Johnny McPhail said he would be in the last two episodes.

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Homemade pizza hits the spot

Lisa McNeece

Joel and I made a home-made pizza Friday night and it was really good. I had planned to make the pizza that Susanne Oakley gave recently in the Look Who’s Cookin’ column, but realized I had goat cheese on hand. Her recipe uses Roma tomatoes and mozzarella cheese.

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Fun weekend of shopping, conventioning and dining in Jackson

Lisa McNeece

We spent a couple of days last week in Jackson for Mississippi Press Association’s annual Mid-Winter Convention.

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You have one chance to pick your own name

Lisa McNeece

Before first granddaughter Addi Claire was born I spent a long time thinking about what I wanted her to call me. Grandmother names stick with you for life. It’s the one chance you have to pick your own name.

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Bryant’s new album receives rave reviews; digital frames make great gifts

Lisa McNeece

Pittsboro native Andrew Bryant and his Water Liars partner Justin Kinkel-Schuster have a new album coming out February 4.
This one “Water Liars” is already getting great reviews.

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Memorable party for Addie Claire and Ellie Kathryn

Lisa McNeece

Our family partied most of the weekend. We went to Oxford Saturday for a joint birthday party for granddaughter Addi Claire, who turned 5 Dec. 26, and granddaughter Ellie Kathryn, who will be 2 next week.

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Great to see Jim Beckett back in Bruce; early start to spring cleaning

Lisa McNeece

It was great to see Jim Beckett out and about Monday. Jim came home last week from an 18-day stay in the hospital in Oxford.

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Saddened by Tupelo policeman’s death, passing of E.A. Bailey

Lisa McNeece

The Tupelo police officer killed last week has connections to Bruce.

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Readers share Calhoun memories with subscription renewals; Holiday cake-astrophe

Lisa McNeece

A couple of notes that came in with subscription renewals– Calhoun natives Hattie Morgan of Mobile paid for her and her brother, Buford Clark, in Bonifay, Florida.

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Recalling the White Christmas in Bruce in 1958

Lisa McNeece

Charles Rogers’ mention of a snowy Bruce parade in the 1950s set off some memories for Bobbie Shekell of Bruce. Charles couldn’t remember the exact year, but Bobbie said she thought it was 1957 or 1958.

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