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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Losing the leaf battle as usual

Joel McNeece

“Rake leaves or move? I can’t decide.”
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Cooking, eating is my favorite workout

Joel McNeece

The average person can burn right at 30 calories an hour just by eating. I guess if you limit yourself exclusively to celery stalks that could be a viable exercise plan, but celery is not on my preferred diet. I choose sweet potato hash.
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If the first week is any sign of what’s to come, holy cow!

Joel McNeece

I wrote in my first column post-election that Donald J. Trump earned the right to prove himself as president. I still believe that, but he’s making it difficult to extend that chance when he and his administration are shooting craziness at us at such an alarming rate.
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Prefer a grilled cheese’s oozy to Trump’s

Joel McNeece

“The main problem in any democracy is that crowd-pleasers are generally brainless swine who can go out on a stage and whup their supporters into a frenzy—then go back to the office and sell every one of the poor souls down the tube for a nickel apiece.”
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