Good friends are hard to come by

Joel McNeece

I’ve never been much for regrets, but after the passing of my friend Bob Cooper, one is unshakable.
[Read more...]

Agree with girls, Mary Poppins was wonderful

Lisa McNeece

I agree with granddaughter Addi Claire. Mary Poppins was “wonderful.”
[Read more...]

Law gives warped view of Mississippi

Sid Salter

On many levels, I cringe right along with a lot of my fellow Mississippians when I read stories in the national media about how poor, unhealthy, backward, ignorant, racist, sexist, homophobic and xenophobic we all — all, allegedly — are here in Mississippi.

[Read more...]

Baseball is the worst, and best

Joel McNeece

“The impossible is possible. The unbelievable is believable.” Those were the words of my favorite baseball announcer, the late, great Harry Caray speaking about the game he loved most.
[Read more...]

Still searching for kid and pet-friendly ant solution

Lisa McNeece

Calhoun City native Anita Cole Alcorn of Oak Ridge, TN, stopped by The Journal to visit Monday.
[Read more...]

Angry bills, buddy bills dominate 2016 session

Charlie Mitchell

In 1980, a silly movie, “Airplane,” was released. In one scene a passenger loses her composure. The other passengers line up. Each one more aggressively tries to slap her back to her senses.
[Read more...]

Good tunes, good tamales, good combination

Joel McNeece

Sitting on a curb in Downtown Clarksdale, I told my friends, “I could sit here all day.” The mellifluous baritone voice of Pittsboro native Andrew Bryant gets me every time.
[Read more...]

Ant problem becoming bigger than gnats

Lisa McNeece

I have an ant problem in the kitchen that just won’t go away. Typically this time of year, I have a few to come in around the sink area. I spray. They go away. End of story.
[Read more...]

Legislative leadership is being irresponsible

ag jim hood

The lieutenant governor of Mississippi has decided that huge tax cuts in the face of equally large reductions in a dwindling state budget make sense for our citizens. And yet, nothing could be more irresponsible.
[Read more...]

One party system proving bad for Mississippi

wyatt emmerich

Our new Republican leaders are so desperate for new jobs, they’ll fork over billions in taxpayers’ money to bribe big foreign companies to come to Mississippi.
[Read more...]