Ten best songs of all time, for right now

Joel McNeece

During a road trip recently to a Bruce football game, Dr. Bruce Longest and I were discussing our displeasure with a Rolling Stone magazine article ranking the best songs of all time.
[Read more...]

Fitting tributes for North and South Calhoun

Joel McNeece

Anyone who doubts the overwhelming importance of our schools, not just from an educational standpoint but what it means as a vital fabric of life, should have been present for the dedications of separate monuments at North and South Calhoun High Schools last Saturday.
[Read more...]

Lawmakers actions related to Initiative 42 shameful

Joel McNeece

Mississippi’s lieutenant governor, speaker of the House of Representatives, and for most part all of the Mississippi Legislature essentially told Mississippians to stay the hell out of their business on Monday.
[Read more...]

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?

[Read more...]

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.
[Read more...]

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.
[Read more...]

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.

[Read more...]

A spotless News King and saucy tomatoes

IMG_3744

Every time I walk into the offices of the Clarion-Ledger in downtown Jackson, I’m reminded of a picture of my friend David Hampton, a longtime editorialist for the newspaper, sitting underneath the large display of the First Amendment on the lobby wall – “Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...”
[Read more...]

Let your voice be heard, go vote!

Joel McNeece

Absentee voting is now underway for this year’s county elections, but it would be more appropriate to say that voting has been absent in Calhoun County over the past decade and appears to be getting more scarce.

[Read more...]

Potential Sawmill Festival record

Joel McNeece

It will go down as possibly the hottest Sawmill Festival in history, but I’m not referring exclusively to the near 100 degree heat, but also the remarkable fireworks show that put the exclamation point on Bruce’s annual celebration.

[Read more...]