Sec. Hosemann shows he can take the heat; Exciting return to the Iron Horse

Joel McNeece

Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann described newspapers as “critical for Mississippi” during one of the few serious moments at his roasting held last week at the Hilton in Jackson which raised more than $26,000 for journalism scholarships.

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Fun weekend of shopping, conventioning and dining in Jackson

Lisa McNeece

We spent a couple of days last week in Jackson for Mississippi Press Association’s annual Mid-Winter Convention.

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2014 Farm Bill’s passage a testament to Cochran’s experience, seniority

Sid Salter

Mississippi’s agriculture and forestry industries are a $7.3 billion business, employing almost one-third of Mississippi workers on 30 million acres.

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Our towns deserve a sales tax option

Joel McNeece

It’s time for the legislature to allow municipalities around Mississippi to utilize the option of a local sales tax to generate funds for infrastructure improvements. In fact, it’s past time and the denial of the option for Mississippi’s cities and towns is completely opposite of the way the same state leaders view Washington.

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You have one chance to pick your own name

Lisa McNeece

Before first granddaughter Addi Claire was born I spent a long time thinking about what I wanted her to call me. Grandmother names stick with you for life. It’s the one chance you have to pick your own name.

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Chemical shortages have some rethinking methods for execution

Sid Salter

Are we headed back to firing squads in Wyoming or Missouri? Will Virginia bring back the electric chair? The gallows still operate in three states – Delaware, New Hampshire and Washington. Will more follow?

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An “audacious faith in the future”

Joel McNeece

We are all familiar with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s famous “I have a dream” speech from August of 1963 as he stood before thousands at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

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Bryant’s new album receives rave reviews; digital frames make great gifts

Lisa McNeece

Pittsboro native Andrew Bryant and his Water Liars partner Justin Kinkel-Schuster have a new album coming out February 4.
This one “Water Liars” is already getting great reviews.

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State’s press to ‘roast’ Filbert, uh, Delbert Hosemann Jan. 30

Sid Salter

Far be it for a man whose birth certificate reads “Sidney Leo” to make fun of anyone’s name, but one has to admit that “Delbert Hosemann” is quite the moniker.

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Nike Fuelband is the gift of good health

joel mcneece

I’m not sure what my wife Lisa was trying to tell me with the Christmas gift she gave me, but I had already delivered the message to myself – I need to get in better shape.

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