What in the world is the matter with us?

Ray Mosby

I seem to spend a lot of time these days screaming at screens. I realize that is not a good indication of mental health, but be they computer screens or TV screens, what I see on both is so self-defeating, so infuriating, so frustrating, that I can’t help (not unlike good ole Howard Beal in “Network,”) blurting it out: “What’s the matter with you people?”
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Can’t stand still when they strike up the band

Joel McNeece

It was among the loudest cheers of the night at Carter Field in Vardaman last Friday – when the Bruce High School Marching Band finished their halftime performance. The loudest roar came from the home Vardaman stands, who showed great appreciation for the more than 100 students playing and marching so well.
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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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Before the end of innocence

Ray Mosby

It was many and many a year ago in a wonderland by a tree. A six-year-old white boy was making good use of the tire swing his grandfather had put up for him in a stately old tree in the front yard when a black girl, aged eight or nine, wandered down the sidewalk on her way to and from nowhere in particular.
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‘Keep the flag’ sentiment rests on shaky foundations

Charlie Mitchell

People opposed to changing Mississippi’s flag are standing on at least five false premises.
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Loved my years as a reporter for The CCJ

jo ann denley

I worked at The Journal for 26 years and I want to tell some of the stories that happened for there were not many dull moments.
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Fun Friday with good friends and good fish

Joel McNeece

We ventured off the highway deep into the woods of Monroe County winding around a narrow road.
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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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Something wicked has arrived

Ray Mosby

“Fascism is like a hydra—you can cut off its head in the Germany of the ‘30s and ‘40s, but it will still turn up on your back doorstep in a slightly altered guise.”—Alan Moore
It is a phrase first coined by Shakespeare in “Macbeth,” then it later became the title of a dark fantasy novel by the great Ray Bradbury: “Something Wicked This Way Comes.”
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It’s time for some football, let’s eat!

Joel McNeece

Clint Faust, new head football coach in Bruce, is combing through whatever information he can scrape up to learn something about the very different schedule his Trojans are facing this season beginning Friday at Aberdeen. Dr. Bruce Longest and I are doing our own intense scouting, but with a slightly different mission.
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