Bud Welch finally getting the acclaim he long deserved

Joel McNeece

It’s long overdue. That’s how I would describe the success Leo “Bud” Welch of Bruce is experiencing right now.

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The Journal is getting a facelift

Lisa McNeece

After 27 years, The Journal is getting a facelift. The blue counter tops, gray walls and gray striped wallpaper that were so “in” in the late 80s are going. The new color scheme will be khaki mixed with some brown and black.

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Opponents of Voter ID continue to engage in wishful thinking

Sid Salter

Columnist Bill Minor’s recent ramblings on the question of whether Mississippi’s voter identification laws will withstand federal judicial review in a lawsuit that hasn’t been filed indulge far more wishful thinking than actual illumination of the evolving legal environment.

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A penny’s worth of treasure in my Jeep

Joel McNeece

Do we really need pennies anymore? Other than the old superstition of gaining some good luck if you find a stray one on the ground, the usefulness of the penny seems a thing of the past.

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Horrified by tornado devastation; latest data shows 23 hit the state last Monday

Lisa McNeece

Joel and I drove through Tupelo Saturday afternoon, and the devastation from the tornado last Monday was horrific in the places we saw.

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Chemical shortages are thwarting efforts to ‘sanitize’ death penalty

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Can we really “sanitize” the death penalty so as to avoid pain and suffering by the condemned inmate?

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Supervisors’ and superintendent salary debate on opposite ends of spectrum

Joel McNeece

Over the past week I’ve witnessed salary debates on opposite sides of the spectrum for prominent elected positions in Calhoun County.

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Calhoun natives among those impacted by Monday’s tornadoes

Lisa McNeece

Monday was a long day with storms all day, weather sirens and reports of tornadoes and damage. Calhoun County schools let out at 1:15.

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State voter identification program set to debut in June 3 primaries

Sid Salter

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann is telling everyone he sees about two national awards the state won for its Voter ID campaign.
Barring a lawsuit, the June 3 primaries in Mississippi will mark the first time the state has required voter identification in a statewide election, putting into practice a policy Mississippi voters approved by 62 percent of the vote back in 2012.

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I’m not allowed to drive in Memphis anymore

Joel McNeece

I’m not allowed to drive in Memphis anymore. The reason behind this edict is two costly traffic tickets I received in the mail, neither of which I believe were warranted.

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