Memorable party for Addie Claire and Ellie Kathryn

Lisa McNeece

Our family partied most of the weekend. We went to Oxford Saturday for a joint birthday party for granddaughter Addi Claire, who turned 5 Dec. 26, and granddaughter Ellie Kathryn, who will be 2 next week.

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Sign of the times: Road kill legislation gains traction in Ohio

Sid Salter

Normally, comedy writers in New York or Los Angeles would be aiming this story squarely at Mississippi or another rural state. But truth be known, this tale emanates from Ohio.

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Teacher pay will be the hot topic of 2014 legislative session

joel mcneece

There doesn’t appear to be a lot on the 2014 agenda of the Mississippi Legislature, which opened for business Tuesday, that will really stir the pot due to the Republican Leadership of Gov. Phil Bryant, Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Speaker Philip Gunn mostly being on the same page when it comes to hot button issues.

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Great to see Jim Beckett back in Bruce; early start to spring cleaning

Lisa McNeece

It was great to see Jim Beckett out and about Monday. Jim came home last week from an 18-day stay in the hospital in Oxford.

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Does Simpson-Bowles II plan repesent new American center?

Sid Salter

Back in 2010, the Simpson-Bowles Commission offered a radical solution to a complex problem facing this nation in a presentation made by the bipartisan presidential commission on the nation’s debt and deficits at the National Governors Association (NGA) meeting in Boston.

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Saddened by Tupelo policeman’s death, passing of E.A. Bailey

Lisa McNeece

The Tupelo police officer killed last week has connections to Bruce.

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Never know what we will find at end of Journal’s driveway

joel mcneece

The end of the driveway entering The Journal is often like a horrific thrift store where you can find most everything in the world you would never want for yourself.

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Remembering John Bondurant: He was a quiet American Hero

Sid Salter

FOREST – Solid, productive communities are built on the strong backs, impeccable character and reliable vision of men like John Furniss Bondurant.

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Dreaming of a “White Christmas”

joel mcneece

I’m still dreaming of a white Christmas. I’ve haven’t experienced one in my many years. Maybe a few flakes here or there or a light dusting, but nothing snowman worthy.

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Readers share Calhoun memories with subscription renewals; Holiday cake-astrophe

Lisa McNeece

A couple of notes that came in with subscription renewals– Calhoun natives Hattie Morgan of Mobile paid for her and her brother, Buford Clark, in Bonifay, Florida.

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