From food stamps to tax collections, state’s economy improving

Sid Salter

How bad and how pervasive was the latest recession? Well, it was deep enough that every state in the union saw an increase in the number of food stamp recipients.

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Tough week in Calhoun; Disturbing fishing trip for Jordan Moore

Joel McNeece

The past few weeks have been  rather difficult with a number of deaths around the county. Two that were personal for me were Linda Cooper of Bruce and Gordon Cook of Pittsboro.

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Scooby Doo comes to my aid at SquareFest in Calhoun City

Lisa McNeece

Calhoun City’s Square-Fest was well attended Friday night for movies on the square and the 5K Glow Run. It rained on and off Friday, but sawdust was brought in on the wettest areas of the square, and the rain held off Saturday for the arts and crafts part of the festival.

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Implementation of state’s new Voter ID law was a non-event

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Imagine my absolute shock on Election Day when I approached the South Starkville precinct with my wife and we were indeed not overrun by voters stampeding from the precinct in fright over the requirement that they produce a photo ID in order to vote.

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Let us use our freedom well

Joel McNeece

Memorial Day services in Bruce and Calhoun City Monday morning provided wonderful reminders that the holiday for most is more than the official beginning of summer. However, simply remembering those lost serving this nation falls short of a proper memorial.

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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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Senate race: Goldwater was wrong, extremism is a vice

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – So exactly who among us becomes convinced that an incapacitated dementia patient’s dignity, safety and privacy are expendable so long as those sacrifices are useful in swaying a few votes in a political campaign?

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Wedding evokes memories of Vardaman Ram football

Joel McNeece

What started as a beautiful wedding, turned into a Vardaman football reunion for me last Saturday night.

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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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MSU grads hear how world’s dinner table is expanding

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – On a joyous occasion like one’s college graduation, few of us want to think about hunger and deprivation.

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