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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Corn Meal Cookie recipe may have to be tried

Lisa McNeece

Celia discovered a recipe in a 1956 Journal that sounded much like Mrs. Bobbie Blount’s Cornbread Cake that we bragged so much about a couple of months ago.
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Ole Bruce tales; Michael Joe adds another dealership; Eagle spotting

Lisa McNeece

When Anne Castleberry Ward, of Memphis, sends in her subscription renewal, she also includes an old Bruce story, which we love.
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Finally get close to Grandmother’s cornbread recipe

Lisa McNeece

For as long as I can remember, Celia and I have tried to replicate, without success, Grandmother Maggie Ellen Denley’s cornbread.
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Kabuki, Peppa Pig, Fireworks, Sugar Bowl and lots of questions made for interesting New Year’s

Lisa McNeece

It seems like everybody in Calhoun County and my friends from elsewhere attended the Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. Joel and I had agreed to keep the girls for a few days, so we watched from home.
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Christmas can’t be over without any snow

Lisa McNeece

Granddaughter Ellie Kathryn was distressed that I had taken the Christmas decorations down.
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