Community journalism alive and well around Mississippi

Joel McNeece and Buddy Sellers

Driving down the picturesque Main Street of Lucedale, Mississippi you immediately get a sense of incredible stories emanating from this tiny town in Southeast Mississippi.
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Red Velvet Cornbread a recipe I’ll have to try

Lisa McNeece

My February/March issue of Eat Drink Mississippi magazine arrived last week and kept me busy reading for a night or two.
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Mississippi Republican leadership going full bore with own kind of socialism

wyatt emmerich

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders received an avalanche of criticism when he called himself a democratic socialist. Meanwhile, the newly entrenched Mississippi Republican leadership is going full bore with its own kind of socialism.
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Distillery renaissance all across Mississippi

rum

Mississippi appears to be in the midst of somewhat of a renaissance – a distillery renaissance if you will.
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Sellers Denley’s stories made it to Collins

Lisa McNeece

A fellow newspaper publisher has sent us quite a gem from yesteryear. James Arrington Goff, of Collins, reprints a column written by his grandfather, Jimmy Arrington for the Jackson State-Times entitled “Report from Collins.”

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Jack Reed would have made a great governor

Sid Salter

Saddened to learn of the passing of iconic Tupelo businessman Jack Reed Sr. this week, my thoughts returned to 1987 and the campaign which saw the Mississippi Republican Party lay the groundwork for the current dominance the party has in state politics.
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Fate of the earth

Joel McNeece

“Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.” Those are the words of Helen Caldicott, an Austrailian physician and author.
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Corn Meal Cookie recipe may have to be tried

Lisa McNeece

Celia discovered a recipe in a 1956 Journal that sounded much like Mrs. Bobbie Blount’s Cornbread Cake that we bragged so much about a couple of months ago.
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Harper’s day in the state press barrel slated for Jan. 28

Sid Salter

Looking back, it’s rather remarkable that such a wide array of political and business leaders and other high achievers have agreed to willingly subject themselves to ridicule one night each year by the state’s press.
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Bows and arrows, the Blues, and a good game of dominoes

Joel McNeece

I had been looking forward to the visit for several days and Andy Davis didn’t disappoint.
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