Mississippi’s Tamale Trail will never let you down

Casey Clark, Bruce Longest, Joel McNeece, Kent Moore and Brad Logan in Rosedale.

If we’ve learned anything over the past four years, it’s that good friends, good tamales and good music always equal good times.

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Ellie Kathryn wants to go to “Big School;” Dustin is on Hotel Hell; The Journal turns 62

Lisa McNeece

Addi Claire starting “big school” has left her little sister Ellie Kathryn very sad and Grana, too. The girls have been in day care together since Ellie Kathryn was six weeks old. Even though they were not in the same room, they walked in together in the morning, had lunch together, had nap time together, had play time in the afternoon and walked out together.

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Gov. William Winter delivers best speech of 2014 Neshoba County Fair

Joel McNeece, Gov. William Winter, Lisa McNeece

Former Gov. William Winter has long been one of my absolute favorite Mississippians. Not only for his contributions to this state during his term in the governor’s office (1980-84), but for his work since focused on bringing Mississippians together.

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Jack is loving the figs; Dr. Keenum didn’t care for our umbrella

Lisa McNeece

The fig tree has been in our back yard for as long as I can remember. Every year, I have big plans for those figs, but it never seems to work out.

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Sen. Cochran answered his critics while Childers is ready to rumble

Sid Salter

PHILADELPHIA – What did I see and hear at this year’s Neshoba County Fair? During his July 31 appearance at the venerable campground fair, incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran went back to the career characteristics that have marked his long and successful career to answer his critics.

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Visiting Estha Mae is nothing but joy

Joel McNeece

Spend an afternoon with Estha Mae Parker and you will come away with the same belief as me – she is one of the great jewels of Calhoun County.

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Gender reveal, aka “Sex Party,” at Neshoba County Fair a big hit

Lisa McNeece

Gender reveal parties are sort of a new fad for pregnant women, but catching on quickly.  The party is where expectant parents share the moment they discover their baby’s sex.

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History ignored in debate over black vote, GOP Senate primary

Sid Salter

Reaction to the fact that black voters were either invited or influenced to take part in a Mississippi Republican second primary vote has run the gamut from histrionics to humor, but the fact is that the history of electoral entanglement between blacks and the Mississippi GOP is in great measure coming full circle.

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Indian battle at Oldtown

Joel McNeece

During our recent renovation of The Journal office, my wife Lisa uncovered a very comprehensive economic development plan for all of Calhoun County dated 1962.

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New additions to this year’s Neshoba County Fair menu

Lisa McNeece

My pre-fair cooking is done, perhaps the earliest ever. I always try to do some cooking before we go to Philadelphia, because it’s just so much easier.

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