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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Byrom execution: Equal rights should mean equal responsibility

Sid Salter

I have no idea whatsoever if Mississippi Death Row inmate Michelle Byrom is guilty of the masterminding the alleged murder-for-hire of her husband, Edward Byrom Sr., in 1999 in Iuka. The Byrom case is not one in which I’ve invested any significant research.

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A beautiful day at the ole ballpark

Joel McNeece

Chicago Cub great Ernie Banks always wanted to play two. The weather last Saturday was so wonderful I took in five and two more if you count Friday night.

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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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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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