STARKVILLE – A couple of facts as the jumping off place from which to begin this conversation: From 2007 to 2011, the federal government provided $1.27 for road improvements in Mississippi for every one dollar paid in federal motor fuel fees and during the same period, federal revenues accounted for 51 percent of state spending on Mississippi’s roads, highways and bridges.
“The McDaniel campaign, they seem to always be on the wrong side of a door,” said former Gov. Haley Barbour. “Have you ever heard of a group of people who were in places they weren’t supposed to be more often?”
I have a new favorite food blog, that I discovered, of course, through Pinterest. The blog is South Your Mouth. And the recipe that caught my attention was Butterfinger Pie with a photo that made my mouth water.
How bad and how pervasive was the latest recession? Well, it was deep enough that every state in the union saw an increase in the number of food stamp recipients.
The past few weeks have been rather difficult with a number of deaths around the county. Two that were personal for me were Linda Cooper of Bruce and Gordon Cook of Pittsboro.
Calhoun City’s Square-Fest was well attended Friday night for movies on the square and the 5K Glow Run. It rained on and off Friday, but sawdust was brought in on the wettest areas of the square, and the rain held off Saturday for the arts and crafts part of the festival.
STARKVILLE – Imagine my absolute shock on Election Day when I approached the South Starkville precinct with my wife and we were indeed not overrun by voters stampeding from the precinct in fright over the requirement that they produce a photo ID in order to vote.
Memorial Day services in Bruce and Calhoun City Monday morning provided wonderful reminders that the holiday for most is more than the official beginning of summer. However, simply remembering those lost serving this nation falls short of a proper memorial.
The Journal interior renovation is 98 percent complete. I gave Tony Martin and crew a deadline, and they made it. I told them they could work past last Friday, but that’s all we were paying them for.
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?