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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
What started as a beautiful wedding, turned into a Vardaman football reunion for me last Saturday night.
When Sid Salter called me Thursday and mentioned fair cabin insurance in the first sentence, I knew we were in trouble.
STARKVILLE – On a joyous occasion like one’s college graduation, few of us want to think about hunger and deprivation.