Need government help to walk across the street? Stay tuned…

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Of course, it has name that fits our self-absorbed society – it’s called “distracted walking.” Consider it a second cousin to “distracted driving.”

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Antique color wheel a big hit

Joel McNeece

It’s still two weeks from Christmas, but I may have already opened my most exciting gift.

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Latest Grisham book starts slow, but picks up; Ellie Kathryn doesn’t believe in throwing candy in parade

Lisa McNeece

John Grisham’s new book Gray Mountain was a little slow starting, but picked up to his usual style after the first hundred or so pages.

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Pres. Obama-inspired lawsuit aside, immigration dance requires partner

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant joined a 17-state coalition this week in a lawsuit over President Barack Obama’s unilateral executive actions on immigration. The suit seeks to bar President Obama’s action.
Nationally, Obama’s executive actions would spare about 4.1 million parents of U.S. citizens and legal permanent residents who have lived in the U.S. for at least five years from deportation and extend to them the right to work. Several hundred thousand young people would receive similar protections.

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Best Wildcat season ever?

Joel McNeece

Calhoun City is on the verge of completing arguably the greatest season in Wildcat football history.

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Next Christmas, I’ll buy the hardest gifts first

Lisa McNeece

This year, I have realized the pattern of my Christmas shopping over the past few years, but it’s too late to do anything about it.
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Reeves’ ruling on same-sex marriage tied to 2004 election tactic

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – So exactly what was the genesis of the hard-hitting ruling by U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves that granted a preliminary injunction blocking Mississippi’s ban on same-sex marriages?

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Education, health care still not priorities for Gov. Bryant

Joel McNeece

Gov. Phil Bryant doesn’t want to “adequately” fund education, is opposed to expanding Medicaid to help provide health insurance for Mississippians who can’t afford it, but is willing to give those in most need in our state a tax credit.

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April McGreger’s “Sweet Potato Hummus” a success

Lisa McNeece

After a month of “intending to,” I made April McGreger’s Sweet Potato Hummus over the weekend and loved it.
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Bipartisan prison contract review board features strong characters

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – If anyone was expecting Gov. Phil Bryant to appoint a state Department of Corrections contract review task force panel that was a Republican rubber stamp crew, they are likely disappointed. Instead, Bryant appointed a strong bipartisan group of reviewers who have strong principles and who won’t worry about offending anyone.

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