Proud of our men and women wearing the badge

Joel McNeece

Thursday, June 1 was a horrible day, and yet I saw some of the best of Calhoun County. I had just bought some pizza sticks to deliver to the granddaughters for lunch when I received the call – someone has been shot near Joe’s Market in Bruce.
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Police are right to insist they be told promptly

Joel McNeece

When is the correct time for law enforcement to intervene in an “investigation” at a school?
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A little advice for the Class of 2017

Joel McNeece

Young people all around Calhoun County and beyond, dressed in long colorful gowns, flat-top hats and big smiles, will make important walks in front of friends and family this week to accept their high school diploma.
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Tip of hat for right decisions by county supervisors

Joel McNeece

Calhoun County Supervisors were asked to reverse two of their previous decisions Monday. They granted one and not the other, and both were the right choice.
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Going back in time at the Sarepta Schoolhouse

Sarepta Schoolhouse

I think I was among many who surprisingly learned last week that the old Sarepta school and gymnasium are still standing. Carolyn Bryant, of the Shady Grove Community near the Lafayette County line, alerted me to that fact early last week. She explained that Chad Clark had clear cut the area around the old school exposing it for the first time in years.
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Public school business is supposed to be public

Joel McNeece

The past few weeks the Calhoun County School District has been at the center of a lot of news, and much of it hasn’t been very flattering.
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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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