“Cow killers” show up at Neshoba County Fair

Lisa McNeece

We spotted the oddest looking bug I had ever seen at the fair cabin last week in Philadelphia.
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Another extension as political can kicked down deteriorating highway

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – And the political can gets kicked a short way down the deteriorating highway once again. The Federal Highway Trust Fund gets a three-month reprieve as Congress has once again applied a short term political fix to the nation’s long term infrastructure problems.
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A spotless News King and saucy tomatoes

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Every time I walk into the offices of the Clarion-Ledger in downtown Jackson, I’m reminded of a picture of my friend David Hampton, a longtime editorialist for the newspaper, sitting underneath the large display of the First Amendment on the lobby wall – “Congress shall make no law...abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press...”
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Neshoba Fair traditions endure after quarter century

Lisa McNeece

After more than 25 years at the Neshoba County Fair, some of our traditions still stand– sausage pinwheels at breakfast, group photo on the first Saturday afternoon, participating in the Williams’ silly string fight on Sunday afternoon, etc.
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State term limits effort cleaner, but still is poor public policy

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Mississippi voters have rejected term limits each time the question has come before them, but the United Conservative Fund group led by state Sen. Chris McDaniel, R-Ellisville, wants to offer state voters another bite at the apple.
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Let your voice be heard, go vote!

Joel McNeece

Absentee voting is now underway for this year’s county elections, but it would be more appropriate to say that voting has been absent in Calhoun County over the past decade and appears to be getting more scarce.

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Rediscovering the joys of riding a bike

Lisa McNeece

One of the highlights of our early summer trip to Jekyll Island was renting bicycles and riding for two days of our stay.
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One Trump over the line

Ray Mosby

On a stage in Iowa last week, Donald Trump told a group of gathered conservatives that John McCain was not really a war hero. Donald Trump said that about John McCain.

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Potential Sawmill Festival record

Joel McNeece

It will go down as possibly the hottest Sawmill Festival in history, but I’m not referring exclusively to the near 100 degree heat, but also the remarkable fireworks show that put the exclamation point on Bruce’s annual celebration.

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Banana wins top honors among Sawmill Fest’s homemade ice cream

Lisa McNeece

Was it this hot last year? I don’t think so. It is miserably, dangerously hot and I absolutely hate it. I can handle cold much better.
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