Two tough losses and lots of lobbyists

Joel McNeece

When Calhoun City Coach Daren Coffey told me his Wildcat basketball team was leaving a day early for the state tournament in Jackson to try to beat the icy weather, I began to think I might need to do the same.

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Journal readers recall bigger snows than I

Lisa McNeece

I knew if I was wrong about the snow someone would correct me, and they did.

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Public hospitals should be, public

Ray Mosby

Politicians are all about transparency. They love to talk about it, love to wrap themselves in the trappings of it and promise to do all they can to ensure that we have more of it.

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Taxpayers deserve sun shining on public hospitals

Layne Bruce

JACKSON – Let’s get one thing straight. Problems that engulfed Singing River Health System are by no means indigenous to Jackson County.

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Sad time for all of Calhoun County

Joel McNeece

“Sorrow makes us all children again — destroys all differences of intellect. The wisest know nothing.”  – Ralph Waldo Emerson
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A most memorable snow experience

Lisa McNeece

The snow we got last Wednesday in Calhoun county was, without question, the most I’ve ever seen here at one time, and the most beautiful.

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Ford guided House into modern era

Sid Salter

The House that freshman state Rep. Tim Ford joined in 1980 was one ruled by an all-powerful speaker who took care of his friends, ignored his enemies and marginalized the relatively small number of African American lawmakers – a group that had grown from four to 17 in the election that brought Ford to the Legislature.

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Coaches’ supplements, like the teachers’, well short of where they need to be

Joel McNeece

The numbers are startling when you begin to compare. South Delta’s football coach gets a supplement of $21,250. Eupora and East Webster pay their coaches an extra $18,050 on top of their base teaching salary. Okolona’s coach receives $17,750; Taylorsville $13,250; Baldwyn $12,550.

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We will greatly miss Tom Freeland

Lisa McNeece

What a shock to hear of the death of Oxford Atty. Tom Freeland over the weekend.
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Looks like state will have a 2015 governor’s race after a fashion

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Mississippi is going to have a contested governor’s race in 2015 after all – well, after a fashion. The entry of successful Madison attorney Vicki Slater into the race guarantees incumbent Republican Gov. Phil Bryant an opponent.

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