Finding detours around highway construction, discovering areas needing attention

Lisa McNeece

With road construction on Hwy. 9 well underway, we have all been doing a little strategic planning. Instead of going up Hwy. 9 to son Marshall’s house, I go to McSweyn.
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Keeping granddaughters for a full school week presents old challenges

Lisa McNeece

It’s one thing to keep the granddaughters on a lazy weekend, but having them during the school week is a totally different ball game.
And to up the ante, it was day care graduation photo week and Easter parties, which meant egg dying, making an Easter hat and preparing Easter treats.
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No winds as cold as the winds of March

Lisa McNeece

It was, hands down, one of the coldest weekends we have had since summer– maybe not temperature wise, but with the wind it sure seemed that way.
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A stressful two weeks with our beloved Jack, but we’re all better now

Ellie Kathryn tucks Jack in with a kiss.

At 10 years old, our Yellow Lab Jack, has lived longer than any other Yellow Lab we have owned. The other two died around age 9, both with cancer.
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Raising funds through unique laundry service

Lisa McNeece

Celia and I were quite amused reading in an old Journal about a fundraiser that involved drying clothes.
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Malone shares great memories of old Pittsboro

Lisa McNeece

I loved this memory Jerome Ellard, of Texas, shared with us last week:
“Seeing the name Malone reminded me of times past, of Lowell Malone, (Bill’s father) and his store, the old M&M grocery store that used to be in Pittsboro. Even though Mr. Malone had lived in Pittsboro for years, we always said “he’s from Banner” – funny.  [Read more...]

Great anniversary weekend in Buckhead

Lisa McNeece

Our favorite Oxford candy/ice cream store is closing. Holli’s Sweet Tooth on South Lamar will be closing in April after the Double Decker Festival.
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Great Valentine; Downton Abbey disappoints; Marshall Ramsey is great speaker

Lisa McNeece

Best Valentine I got this year was a homemade card from Addi Claire. She closed herself up in the guest room Friday afternoon with tape, scissors, Sharpie and paper.
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Red Velvet Cornbread a recipe I’ll have to try

Lisa McNeece

My February/March issue of Eat Drink Mississippi magazine arrived last week and kept me busy reading for a night or two.
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Sellers Denley’s stories made it to Collins

Lisa McNeece

A fellow newspaper publisher has sent us quite a gem from yesteryear. James Arrington Goff, of Collins, reprints a column written by his grandfather, Jimmy Arrington for the Jackson State-Times entitled “Report from Collins.”

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