Need some actual political debate in 2015; Byers’ record full of red flags

Joel McNeece

Most people I’ve talked to over the past week seem genuinely delighted to have last week’s elections behind us. That’s an indication of how brutal some of the campaigning was, combined with the frustration and indifference many people feel regarding modern day politics.

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Great sweet potato desserts at Vardaman banquet; EK and all her stuff

Lisa McNeece

One of the highlights of the annual Sweet Potato Festival Banquet to me is certainly the array of sweet potato desserts. Desserts come from the contest entries that day. So each table has a variety of sweet potato delights.

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Cochran, the old scarred warrior, remains on the job on Capitol Hill

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – The good news is that the significant majority of Mississippi voters – Republican, Democrat, black, white, conservative, moderate and liberal – voted against squandering the hard-won seniority of veteran Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran by voting to re-elect him.

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World War I Museum highlights trip to Kansas City

Joel McNeece

The highlights have been varied over the past 10 years as Dr. Bruce Longest and I have continued our quest to check off visits to every NFL city, and it hasn’t always been the Sunday afternoon game.

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Temperatures cooled off considerably for Halloween and Sweet Potato Festival

Lisa McNeece

Octoberfest in Calhoun City the weather was mild, but by Fall Festival in Bruce Friday night, it was freezing.

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Over $22.1 million later, Senate race nears merciful conclusion

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – At the close of business on Friday, Oct. 31, Mississippi’s 2014 U.S. Senate race had run up a tab of $22,129,447 and growing, according to the Sunlight Foundation’s “Influence Explorer” website. See for yourself at http://realtime.influenceexplorer.com/race/2014/S/MS/2/.

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Talking politics with the “Good Ole Boys and Gals”

Joel McNeece

A comfortably cool evening, a stunning sunset and plenty of political surmising highlighted the most recent gathering of the “Good Ole’ Boys and Gals” at Johnny Morgan’s metal barn off Hwy. 7 just north of Oxford last Thursday night.

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Andrew Bryant performing at Proud Larry’s; Great time at Celebration Village

Lisa McNeece

Pittsboro native Andrew Bryant and his Water Liars band will be playing at Proud Larry’s in Oxford this Thursday night.
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Cochran-Childers race will test how state’s voters value seniority

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – After a long, bruising, and for Mississippi Republicans, significantly divisive U.S. Senate campaign, the end of the road is now in sight.

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Get out of their way and let teachers teach

Joel McNeece

Accreditation grades for schools and school districts around the state were released last week by the Mississippi Department of Education with less fanfare than in previous years.

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