County failing to completely empty garbage bins an ongoing problem

Lisa McNeece

An on-going problem that complaining doesn’t seem to get permanently fixed– garbage left in your garbage bin after pickup.

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GOP standoff: State law clear in election certification procedures

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – If one bases their perception of what happens next in the political circus that the Mississippi Republican Senate Primary election has become on what is being shoved out on social media, it would seem that the ultimate resolution of this conflict will come as a result of which group can shout the loudest.

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Community college system is a key to Calhoun County success

Joel McNeece

While the Ole Miss, Mississippi State, and the handful of us Southern Miss fans around Calhoun are most vocal when it comes to supporting our respective athletic teams, it’s Mississippi’s community college system that is of greatest importance to this county.

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Family beach trip cut short, but still memory making

Lisa McNeece

Our family beach trip was abbreviated last week due to visitation and funeral of Kerry Heinz. We normally leave Wednesday afternoon and return home Sunday, but this year, we left Wednesday morning and came home early Friday morning.

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Online gaming results suggest more bad news for state casinos

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – With Mississippi’s gaming revenues declining – particularly in the Tunica/Mississippi River markets – the potential national impact of online gaming is a particularly relevant topic of public policy debate.

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Heart is broken, but we’ll persevere for Kerry

Joel McNeece

I’ll never forget the first time we met. I was greeted with a big hug and a wet kiss that left lipstick marks on my cheek. That was Kerry.

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I feel like a part of me is missing

Kerry Heinz and Lisa McNeece

Kerry Heinz and I have been best friends since elementary school. Along the way, there have been boyfriends, marriages, babies, divorces, deaths, but we’ve always had each other.

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Why is Mississippi’s senate primary running up a tab of $16.4 million?

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – As of June 19, Mississippi’s 2014 U.S. Senate race had run up a tab of $16,352,087 and growing, according to the Sunlight Foundation’s “Influence Explorer” web site. See for yourself at http://realtime.influenceexplorer.com/race/2014/S/MS/2/.

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Can’t turn away from the 2014 World Cup

Joel McNeece

It only comes around every four years, and when it does, I’m addicted. The World Cup, taking place right now in Brazil and broadcast all over ESPN’s television and radio channels, is a can’t miss event for me.

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I don’t recall the first Journal office on the square

Lisa McNeece

Part of the renovation in The Journal has included new artwork for the walls. On one of the front walls, we had canvas prints made of The Journal in three different time periods.

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