Too much posturing and not enough qualifying from candidates

Joel McNeece

We have only eight days left of qualifying for the 2015 elections and frankly, I find the lack of candidates at both the local and state levels rather worrisome.

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Who cares if it snows? I do

Lisa McNeece

Why do I care if it snows? My school days are long gone, so I won’t get a snow day.
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Manning: Convicted murderer catches another appellate break

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – News that the state Supreme Court has granted convicted quadruple murderer Willie Jerome “Fly” Manning of Starkville a new trial in two of those murders rocked this community this week.

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Thankful for the many who have ink in their blood

James Arrington Goff & Joel McNeece

Woodville, Mississippi is one of those places you just don’t pass through. Tucked away in the southwest corner of the state, you have to be going there to get there.

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Throwing out some treasures with the first spring cleaning of 2015

Lisa McNeece

I took advantage of the warm weather Sunday afternoon to start a little spring cleaning.  Project one– our garden/tool shed. I try to give a top to bottom cleanup every other year and this is the year. It’s amazing how much stuff that’s in there that we don’t/will never use.

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Stan Brinker: Metropolis produced another super man

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – in the DC Comics I read as a boy, Metropolis was since 1939 a grand city that was home to Superman and The Daily Planet newspaper where’s Superman’s alter ego Clark Kent worked and kept a close eye on Lois Lane.

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I support the Skuna Valley Trail and the landowners

Joel McNeece

Over the past two weeks, since publishing a front page story on the success of the Tanglefoot Trail and the interest it has sparked in Calhoun for the  potential Skuna Valley Trail – the approximate 23-mile stretch of old railroad line between Bruce and Coffeeville – I’ve received countless comments and questions from people from all corners of Calhoun County and beyond.
This is the perfect space to answer those questions. I believe the Skuna Valley Trail would be an overwhelming success for Calhoun County, but I also believe in landowners’ rights and that deeds must be honored.

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Gov. Winter still amazing as ever; Andrew Bryant on Thacker Mountain Radio

Lisa McNeece

Joel and I left Bruce last Wednesday right at 4:30 p.m. to get to Jackson for the Mississippi Press Association’s annual Mid-Winter Conference. That was pretty early for us to leave, and I was quite proud of my organization skills that had gotten me ready to go on time.

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I still miss the magic

Ray Mosby

COAHOMA—In this, the hamlet of my youth, there once lived a magic woman, whose influence upon my life and those of my siblings can never be overstated.

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Don’t let politicians shut you out of your business

Joel McNeece

The greatest threat to this country, our democracy and the life of freedom we cherish isn’t the Democrats, the Republicans, or their extreme partisan battles over any and every issue. The greatest threat is the apathy of the American people.

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