Sorting out the race for president

Joel McNeece

Figured out who you’re going to support for president next year? I can tell you there are no shortage of choices thus far, but are there any good ones?

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Terry Martin was a lot more than just our carpenter

Lisa McNeece

I am so heartbroken over the tragic death of Terry Martin last week. The first work Terry Martin ever did at my house was before I moved in. It was 1989, and Jo Ellen, Marshall and I were moving from my parents’ house, to the house across the street where we now live.

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Fallout from Epps scandal had roots in private prison expansion

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – In great measure, the emerging judicial and political fallout from the bribery scandal surrounding former Mississippi commissioner of public safety Chris Epps had its origins in Mississippi’s private prisons expansion that began some 20 years ago.

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Feel for the supervisors; appreciate Trent Kelly

Joel McNeece

It’s not easy to drum up sympathy for county supervisors, but in some instances it is warranted.
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Has to be a better way to keep up with my glasses

Lisa McNeece

When I leave the house, my check list includes two main things– my glasses and my phone. I feel like if I have those two, I can get pretty much anything else I need.
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Supreme Court upholds role of Legislature in initiative process

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – After the state Supreme Court ruled that circuit judges indeed aren’t empowered to rewrite legislative alternatives offered to initiative and referendum questions, state voters are back to three basic questions on future funding of K-12 education through the Mississippi Adequate Education Program.
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Reveling pedaling once more

Joel McNeece

It’s one of the greatest memories of any childhood – your first bicycle and the freedom that came with it.
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Quite a girls day at Geyser Falls

Lisa McNeece

I had been telling Addi Claire that I would take her to the water park all summer long, and this weekend seemed like the best opportunity for us to go.
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Gray’s Democratic primary win provides conspiracy theories

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – There’s more than a little novelty to a political candidate who doesn’t spend a dime, doesn’t campaign, and doesn’t even vote for himself to win the gubernatorial nomination of a major party – as Terry truck driver and newly-minted Mississippi Democratic Party gubernatorial nominee Robert Gray has discovered.
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Despite temperatures, football season is here and we’re thankful

Joel McNeece

“Finally,” an excited Bruce football coach James Ray said to me as I walked on to the Trojans’ practice field Monday afternoon.

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