Dizzying opening weekend in Philadelphia

Joel McNeece

I leaned back against the wall, then the spinning started. I couldn’t move. It accelerated to such a degree the force seemed to be peeling my face away from my skull and my chest was separating. I could feel all four Gs of centrifugal force deep in my bones as I slowly slid up the wall, my feet dangling.
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Good times at the Sawmill Festival

Joel McNeece

There was plenty to love about last weekend’s Sawmill Festival in Bruce, but Chad Fletcher’s traveling sawmill demonstration had to be among my favorites.
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Ocean Springs among best places to visit on bicycle

View as you pedal across the Biloxi Bay Bridge.

Live oaks stretched across both sides of every street, their huge branches intertwined overhead. I roll up to Sweets Lounge, The TatoNut Shop, the smell of fresh fish at the harbor, the sounds of kids playing on the white sandy beach, and the beautiful sights of colorful cottages surrounded by cast iron plants, huge palms, magnolias and more.
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Spent Fourth weekend getting ready for Mississippi’s Giant House Party

Joel McNeece

One of the biggest highlights of every year for our family is fast approaching. The 129th Neshoba County Fair opens July 21 for its seven day run.
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Hot dogs, fireworks and the Red, White and Blue

Joel McNeece

A good hot dog drenched in mustard and relish, lawn chairs filled with family, a backyard baseball game, the ice cream freezer churning, and after dark, a good bottle rocket war – those were the Fourth of July celebrations of my childhood.
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Annual beach trip a smash

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I remain amazed with each passing day at all the things two little girls with smiles that could melt the North Pole can get me to do.
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Mr. Brown has an herb for everything

Joel McNeece

I walked on to the square looking for some okra, knowing it’s still a bit early, but it was the first week of the farmers’ market in Bruce, so why not take a chance.
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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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