Change comes very slow, but steady in Mississippi

Joel McNeece

Obamacare, same sex marriage and the Confederate flag – quite a past 10 days it has been in national news with much of the changing winds blowing against traditional Mississippi stances.

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Postal issues return, but we’re working on it

Lisa McNeece

Once again, we are having problems with our newspaper delivery via the postal service.
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High court marriage ruling faces procedural roadblock in Mississippi

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Mississippi Attorney General Jim Hood said Friday that the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark decision that same-sex couples can marry nationwide isn’t immediately applicable in Mississippi based on a prior ruling by U.S. District Judge Carlton Reeves that granted a preliminary injunction blocking Mississippi’s past ban on same-sex marriages.

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New Orleans in the rear view mirror

Ray Mosby

NEW ORLEANS—Ah, those best laid plans.... “Riding on the City of New Orleans,” that’s what we thought we were going to do. I mean, that’s a pretty neat idea, right?

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Gov. Haley Barbour delivers in visit with MPA

Joel McNeece

It was the most breath-taking view of New Orleans I had ever seen, and I’m not talking about a plate full of beignets at Cafe Du Monde.

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Fabulous week in New Orleans for variety of reasons

Lisa McNeece

A few notes, observations, happenings from our trip to New Orleans last week for the annual Mississippi Press Association summer convention which was a joint meeting with Louisiana Press:
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Charleston church shooting highlights intersection of mental illness, guns

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – In the wake of the stunningly senseless murders of nine worshipers at one of the nation’s most historically significant black churches in Charleston, South Carolina, the debate again rages over the cause of this tragic crime.
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Border Collies are smartest dogs, but my Jack disagrees

Two of the Border Collie puppies at the Mays' farm in Bruce.

It came as no shock to me that when I tuned in to 60 Minutes Sunday night to watch a story entitled “The World’s Smartest Dog,” it was about a Border Collie.

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Flowers not cooperative when I needed them most

Lisa McNeece

The one time I want to make flower arrangements with flowers from my yard, nothing was cooperating. I planned to do several arrangements of fresh flowers for Marshall and Whitney’s house warming last weekend.  If it weren’t for my Endless Summer Hydrangeas, I would have panicked.

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Universities still battling global food insecurity

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Hunger and food insecurity are problems that are at once global and local. To be sure, relatively affluent nations like the U.S. face far less dire circumstances than to regions of the world like Sub-Saharan Africa.

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