Senate race: Goldwater was wrong, extremism is a vice

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – So exactly who among us becomes convinced that an incapacitated dementia patient’s dignity, safety and privacy are expendable so long as those sacrifices are useful in swaying a few votes in a political campaign?

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Wedding evokes memories of Vardaman Ram football

Joel McNeece

What started as a beautiful wedding, turned into a Vardaman football reunion for me last Saturday night.

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Bad news from the Neshoba County Fair; Journal renovation ongoing

Lisa McNeece

When Sid Salter called me Thursday and mentioned fair cabin insurance in the first sentence, I knew we were in trouble.

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MSU grads hear how world’s dinner table is expanding

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – On a joyous occasion like one’s college graduation, few of us want to think about hunger and deprivation.

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Bud Welch finally getting the acclaim he long deserved

Joel McNeece

It’s long overdue. That’s how I would describe the success Leo “Bud” Welch of Bruce is experiencing right now.

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The Journal is getting a facelift

Lisa McNeece

After 27 years, The Journal is getting a facelift. The blue counter tops, gray walls and gray striped wallpaper that were so “in” in the late 80s are going. The new color scheme will be khaki mixed with some brown and black.

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Opponents of Voter ID continue to engage in wishful thinking

Sid Salter

Columnist Bill Minor’s recent ramblings on the question of whether Mississippi’s voter identification laws will withstand federal judicial review in a lawsuit that hasn’t been filed indulge far more wishful thinking than actual illumination of the evolving legal environment.

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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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