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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Flood threats turn my thoughts to Momma’s 1927 Delta legacy

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Seeing the mighty Mississippi River rising out of its banks is an awesome, fearsome sight.
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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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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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Lessons learned: initiatives hard to pass in Mississippi

Sid Salter

Mississippi’s initiative and referendum process came of age in 2015 and saw almost every eventuality tested in the political process. In particular, the process was tested on Initiative 42 and Initiative 48.
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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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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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What’s in store for state government in 2016?

Charlie Mitchell

Setting aside the few years Mississippi turned in its membership card, a pretty significant birthday is upcoming.
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A good road trip is always great gift

Joel McNeece

I feel fortunate that at a relatively young age I discovered a memorable experience is a much greater treasure than any material item.
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Cutoff passed for fixing broken lights, but all getting thrown out after Christmas

Lisa McNeece

There is not a tree at my house, of the three inside the house and one at The Journal, that doesn’t have at least one strand of lights out.
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