Forgot what it’s like riding the “cheese wagon”

Joel McNeece

There’s an old saying that “the person whose problems are all behind them is probably a school bus driver.” I guess I’m one of the “problems.”
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Vardaman, Murphree were two very different governors

Joel McNeece

A man of great dignity and a “baffling figure,” such is the description of the two former Mississippi governors I was most interested in reading about in Dr. David Sansing’s new book “Mississippi Governors.”
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Jack doesn’t care for fireworks, but he’s still hanging in there

Joel McNeece

Everybody loves fireworks, you say...well, Jack doesn’t. Jack is our 11-year-old Yellow Lab who sleeps at the foot of our bed, as he has all his life. Except for when there’s a loud clap of thunder, or like on New Year’s Eve, fireworks popping somewhere in the distance. Jack then moves to the opposite end of the bed, often on my head.
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Few of my favorite interviews of 2016

steve norwood

The best part of my job has always been the people you meet and the opportunity to tell their story. I’m a believer that everyone has a story to tell, it’s just a matter of opportunity.
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Celebrating Christmas in glorious black and white

Joel McNeece

I was sitting on my couch at 1 a.m. watching the movie  “White Christmas” with Bing Crosby and Danny Kaye when I realized once again, I’m getting old, but I like it.
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No White Christmas for me after snowy weekend in Detroit

lions-game

You may be dreaming of a White Christmas, but I’ve seen all the snow I care to see this year.
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New faces in new places all around Calhoun

Joel McNeece

“For the times they are a-changin’.”  – Bob Dylan
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This is a special group of Wildcats

Joel McNeece

There are so many things to love about this year’s Calhoun City Wildcat football team it’s hard to list them all.
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Nothing but the best this Thursday

Joel McNeece

Thanksgiving is the very best holiday of the year because it delivers not only a welcome day at home with family but is celebrated by my favorite past time – eating.
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Politics, reality are very different

Joel McNeece

It’s been an odd week. President-Elect Donald Trump isn’t something most thought they would ever say, but it’s real, and despite the anxiety of many of my “Yellow Dog” friends, it’s not the end of the world.
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