Baseball is the worst, and best

Joel McNeece

“The impossible is possible. The unbelievable is believable.” Those were the words of my favorite baseball announcer, the late, great Harry Caray speaking about the game he loved most.
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Good tunes, good tamales, good combination

Joel McNeece

Sitting on a curb in Downtown Clarksdale, I told my friends, “I could sit here all day.” The mellifluous baritone voice of Pittsboro native Andrew Bryant gets me every time.
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Our state is better than this

Joel McNeece

Last Thursday, I stood on the first floor of our beautiful state Capitol with newspaper publishers from around the state to mark the 150th anniversary of the Mississippi Press Association.

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Wiping the dust off some great memories

Joel McNeece

The shine is ultimately blinding, but not achieved until the long winter’s dust is painstakingly wiped away from every curve, crevice and chrome.
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Thankful for Bud and our other makers of local music

Joel McNeece

Calhoun County is blessed with more than our fair share of marvelous musicians. This week’s CCJ feature, Jessey Higdon, is no exception.

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Good folks behind the scenes on ‘The Hill’

thad joel

While most Americans associate the United States Congress, and not necessarily wrongly, with general dysfunction, gridlock and even at times incompetence, there are thousands of hardworking people behind the scenes that you learn on every visit to Capitol Hill are providing invaluable service to all of us back home.
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Making the most of Music City with some great friends

Kent Moore, Brad Logan, Joel McNeece, Casey Clark, Dr. Bruce Longest

We ate one of the finest meals you could eat anywhere. Then on another occasion we stuffed ourselves with chicken wings until we could barely walk.
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We need the ‘C’ word, not big hands

Joel McNeece

One of the many definitions of the word “politic” is “showing good judgment especially in dealing with other people.”
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Quite a night in Vardaman

Joel McNeece

Last Friday night in Vardaman was more party than basketball game. From the moment I stepped into the gym, more than 20 minutes before tip-off, the electricity was palpable.
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Feds’ demands of Apple a slippery slope for all of us

Joel McNeece

You may have read in the news last week that the federal government is trying to force Apple to “hack” into the iPhone used by one of the shooters in the horrific San Bernardino massacre.
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