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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Tale of two brains and need for Pre-K funds

Joel McNeece

The picture was rather startling when Dr. Linda Southward, a researcher with the Social Science Center at Mississippi State University, unveiled it on the large screen before us.
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Community journalism alive and well around Mississippi

Joel McNeece and Buddy Sellers

Driving down the picturesque Main Street of Lucedale, Mississippi you immediately get a sense of incredible stories emanating from this tiny town in Southeast Mississippi.
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Distillery renaissance all across Mississippi

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Mississippi appears to be in the midst of somewhat of a renaissance – a distillery renaissance if you will.
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Fate of the earth

Joel McNeece

“Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.” Those are the words of Helen Caldicott, an Austrailian physician and author.
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Bows and arrows, the Blues, and a good game of dominoes

Joel McNeece

I had been looking forward to the visit for several days and Andy Davis didn’t disappoint.
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Alabama’s current dynasty the most impressive

Joel McNeece

It was the most entertaining college football championship game since Vince Young rallied Texas to beat USC in the Rose Bowl.
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Seek out the Force, you won’t regret it

Joel McNeece

I’m no “Star Wars Geek” as some call them. I don’t have the first hint of memorabilia – no Luke Skywalker or Hans Solo figurines, Darth Vader posters or one of the toy lightsabers that were popular when I was young (It was essentially a long slender, colorful balloon connected to a flashlight).
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Governor did well with Maxwell appointment; some of my favorite interviews of 2015

Joel McNeece

Calhoun County received some positive news to close out 2015 when Gov. Phil Bryant announced that Judge Jimmy Maxwell was being appointed to the state supreme court.
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