Countians evacuate here from Florida

Lisa McNeece

Calhoun natives Michael Herrod and Diane Parker Winter with daughter Haley and family evacuated their Florida homes and came to Calhoun County last week.
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Architecture River Cruise highlight of Chicago trip

Our first view as we head down the Chicago River.

My only regret about our trip to Chicago last week was just not getting to do everything we wanted to do. Many times when Joel and I are gone, after three or four days, I have had enough and am ready to go home. Not this time.
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Warren’s car trouble softened by football contest win

Lisa McNeece

Barnard Warren of Bruce was the winner of the football contest by tiebreaker over Jace Parker of Calhoun City, and Nathan Hood of Calhoun City.
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Digital cameras biggest change over the years

Lisa McNeece

I wonder if in 1953 when my grandfather started the newspaper in Bruce if he thought his granddaughters would someday be running the place.
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Seen a lot in decades of covering high school football

Lisa McNeece

I’ve been covering high school football for as long as I can remember. In the early days, that meant shooting black and white film, hoping you got something (all you need is one good one), and a roll of 24 exposure film.
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Seeing 9-foot snake everywhere I turn

Snake

Usually on rainy, dreary Monday mornings, I really get excited when neighbor Don Ball brings my newspaper up the drive-way and tosses it on my front porch.
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Birds claim figs on top, dog takes care of those on bottom

Lisa McNeece

Sunday weather was a high of 85 degrees and it was fabulous, with a September feeling that fall is just around the corner. It’s not, but it was nice to feel that way for a little bit.
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Lots of good cooking at the Neshoba County Fair

Lisa McNeece

We had a lot of good food at the opening weekend of the Neshoba County Fair– ribs, Boston Butt, shrimp, various dips, Butterfinger ice cream and cherry ice cream.
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Loved Celia’s squash, but not interested in snakes in trees

Lisa McNeece

Celia made fried squash for her family Sunday, and luckily I stopped by to visit after the meal and tried some. It was delicious.
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Annual trip to Coast for Press Association meeting a rite of passage

Lisa McNeece

A trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast has been a rite of passage of summer since I was a little girl.
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