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.
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.
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.
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.
Octoberfest in Calhoun City the weather was mild, but by Fall Festival in Bruce Friday night, it was freezing.
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/.
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.
Pittsboro native Andrew Bryant and his Water Liars band will be playing at Proud Larry’s in Oxford this Thursday night.
STARKVILLE – After a long, bruising, and for Mississippi Republicans, significantly divisive U.S. Senate campaign, the end of the road is now in sight.