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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Goar Hill, journalism friends, big Easter crowd and Dewitt Spencer

Lisa McNeece

We continue to hear from more Goar family members. After making the discovery, to me anyway, that the correct spelling of the hill between Bruce and Pittsboro is “Goar,” we have heard from several who thanked us for getting it right.

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Amazon begins collecting online sales tax from Floridians this month

Sid Salter

Online retail giant Amazon.com this month began collecting sales tax for online purchases made by Floridians. Why now? It’s because Amazon.com now has a physical bricks-and-mortar presence in Florida.

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Nothing like that first day on the Harley

Joel McNeece

It’s always a day of celebration for me – the first time my Harley is awakened from its winter hibernation.

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