Calhoun a target of state leadership

Joel McNeece

Rural Mississippi is in trouble and the purveyors of these dangerous times are the current state leadership. That was the message Sen. Russell Jolly delivered at the quarterly Soil and Water Conservation District meeting in Calhoun City Monday night.
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Solving poverty would have biggest impact on everything

Joel McNeece

How do you solve poverty? That is ultimately the most crippling dilemma for Calhoun County, all of Mississippi and possibly the nation.
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Black and Gold galore

Joel McNeece

An embarrassment of riches I would call it. Others might suggest it’s just an embarrassment.
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GOP’s big three need to make-up, craft a sensible budget

Joel McNeece

I haven’t written much about the Mississippi Legislature during the recently closed session, which could be a good thing. Although the truth is, they just didn’t do a whole lot, which is kind of a bad thing.
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Trip to Bumpus sparks memories of Tom

Joel McNeece

Standing in Bumpus Harley Davidson in Memphis last week trying on helmets I couldn’t help but think of Tom McKelroy.
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Church rich and proud of it

Joel McNeece

One church for every 141 Calhoun Countians, that’s what Dr. Jim Futral was referring to Monday on the Bruce Square when he referenced Calhoun County as number one in the nation in churches per people.
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Charlie is most definitely in charge

charlie

He has ears softer than a brand new Teddy bear. His cool nose pressed against your cheek forces you to give in to his demands for a hug, and those eyes, his big, puppy eyes will cause you to melt on the spot.
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“Taco, burrito, nacho pitch”

Joel McNeece

You learn a lot of things in high school baseball and softball dugouts – whose grandmother dips snuff, which boys are “cute,” what not to order at the concession stand, and a variety of unique cheers, taunts and celebrations.
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Dickie Scruggs’ second chance

Joel McNeece

Dickie Scruggs, of Oxford, introduced himself as the “disbarred and disgraced attorney” as he addressed a room full of business and education leaders in the board room of the Community Development Foundation in Downtown Tupelo. Scruggs, accompanied by his son Zach, was there to discuss with the Commission on the Future of Northeast Mississippi, their efforts to provide Mississippians a “second chance” for success.
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Bone’s – the best steakhouse anywhere

Joel McNeece

Bone’s, located just south of the always busy Piedmont and Peachtree intersection in the Atlanta suburb of Buckhead, is a delightful trip into the past while providing the best of today at the same time.
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