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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Cook’s respected analysis bears out Miss. Senate race dynamics

Sid Salter

There are few political analysts in the U.S. and particularly in the South whose prognostications and informed analyses are more universally respected by Republicans and Democrats alike than those authored by Louisiana-native Charlie Cook.

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SEC trip less about basketball, more about my friends

Joel McNeece

As the years fly by seemingly faster and faster these days, opportunities to get together with friends become more valuable.

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Goar Hill; great hearing Johnny McPhail; juggling girls at softball game

Lisa McNeece

I’ve lived here all of my life, but learned something new about the area Monday.

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State was one of several exploring ‘free’ community college tuition

Sid Salter

House Bill 424, known as the Mississippi Promise Community College Tuition Gap Pilot Program, died in committee on March 4 after being referred to the Senate Universities and Colleges Committee and the Senate Appropriations Committee.

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The Delta’s newspapers tell region’s unique story

Joel McNeece

You can’t get more Southern than Mississippi, and no place in the Magnolia State evokes more Southern heritage and culture than the Delta. It is that most uniquely Southern place with a history like no other, and the best source of that history is its newspapers.

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Learning to roller skate is easier today than when I was a kid

Lisa McNeece

When I was growing up, we loved to roller skate. We skated in the drive-way, on the street and occasionally visited skating rinks.

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Will drug testing for welfare benefits really save tax dollars?

Sid Salter

Mississippi lawmakers are into the home stretch in the 2014 legislative session, and one of the surviving bills is House Bill 49, which would require drug testing for some people who apply for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or what is commonly known as “welfare” benefits.

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Education funding must be a priority

Joel McNeece

Over the past several years we’ve seen the leaders of this state, in words and in action, call for dramatic improvements in our education system.

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Winter, spring, now back to winter

Lisa McNeece

I’m so glad I didn’t take my winter coats to the dry cleaner last week like I meant to. Sunday after lunch, Marshall brought the girls over to spend the day with us. We played outside all afternoon– on the tire swing, slide, patio, etc. They played basketball with Joel and frisbee. We were barefoot with short sleeves all afternoon.

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