Dizzying opening weekend in Philadelphia

Joel McNeece

I leaned back against the wall, then the spinning started. I couldn’t move. It accelerated to such a degree the force seemed to be peeling my face away from my skull and my chest was separating. I could feel all four Gs of centrifugal force deep in my bones as I slowly slid up the wall, my feet dangling.
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Lots of good cooking at the Neshoba County Fair

Lisa McNeece

We had a lot of good food at the opening weekend of the Neshoba County Fair– ribs, Boston Butt, shrimp, various dips, Butterfinger ice cream and cherry ice cream.
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Fathers, brothers and sons

Ray Mosby

MEMPHIS (Tenn.)— One of the things I am most proud of, take the most satisfaction from, occurred 15 years ago this week, and like a lot of things that really matter, was noticed by practically no one.
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If Mississippi wants to get off the bottom, we can start with clean government

Emmerich

Mississippi state senator John Polk is one of the good guys helping to improve our state.  As a young boy, he saw the potential in his parents’ retirement project of preparing hickory smoked meats.

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Good times at the Sawmill Festival

Joel McNeece

There was plenty to love about last weekend’s Sawmill Festival in Bruce, but Chad Fletcher’s traveling sawmill demonstration had to be among my favorites.
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Loved Celia’s squash, but not interested in snakes in trees

Lisa McNeece

Celia made fried squash for her family Sunday, and luckily I stopped by to visit after the meal and tried some. It was delicious.
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On judging books by covers

Ray Mosby

Until the bizarre little guy who apparently makes daily life a living hell for everyone except his family (the members of which he doesn’t have killed, that is) in North Korea moved up several notches on the nuts with nukes nightmare hierarchy, there was pretty much unanimous agreement that Iran was at the top of that potential radicals with radiation rating.
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Transparency – not so much

Emmerich

The road to hell is paved with good intentions. I see this a lot in government. Take the Mississippi Transparency Act of 2008. This law requires the creation of an online database detailing state expenditures. What a great idea!
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Ocean Springs among best places to visit on bicycle

View as you pedal across the Biloxi Bay Bridge.

Live oaks stretched across both sides of every street, their huge branches intertwined overhead. I roll up to Sweets Lounge, The TatoNut Shop, the smell of fresh fish at the harbor, the sounds of kids playing on the white sandy beach, and the beautiful sights of colorful cottages surrounded by cast iron plants, huge palms, magnolias and more.
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Annual trip to Coast for Press Association meeting a rite of passage

Lisa McNeece

A trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been a rite of passage of summer since I was a little girl.
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