Our state is better than this

Joel McNeece

Last Thursday, I stood on the first floor of our beautiful state Capitol with newspaper publishers from around the state to mark the 150th anniversary of the Mississippi Press Association.

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Louisiana rice a great discovery; Buck’s caramel cake getting more publicity

Lisa McNeece

Son Marshall brought us a bag of Creole Rose brand rice from a recent trip to Louisiana.
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I finally wrote one Tweet that actually expresses my beliefs

Sid Salter

For old-school newspaper opinion/editorial writers, Twitter has always seemed anathema to what we tried to spend our careers doing – challenging people to talk and think about the important public policy debates that confronted us as citizens.
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Wiping the dust off some great memories

Joel McNeece

The shine is ultimately blinding, but not achieved until the long winter’s dust is painstakingly wiped away from every curve, crevice and chrome.
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Finding detours around highway construction, discovering areas needing attention

Lisa McNeece

With road construction on Hwy. 9 well underway, we have all been doing a little strategic planning. Instead of going up Hwy. 9 to son Marshall’s house, I go to McSweyn.
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The image in the mirror

Ray Mosby

ROLLING FORK—“Mississippi Burning,” meet “Mississippi Shunning.” One we can watch via Netflix or on cable channels; the other we can watch play out before our very eyes. Neither is pretty.
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Thankful for Bud and our other makers of local music

Joel McNeece

Calhoun County is blessed with more than our fair share of marvelous musicians. This week’s CCJ feature, Jessey Higdon, is no exception.

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Keeping granddaughters for a full school week presents old challenges

Lisa McNeece

It’s one thing to keep the granddaughters on a lazy weekend, but having them during the school week is a totally different ball game.
And to up the ante, it was day care graduation photo week and Easter parties, which meant egg dying, making an Easter hat and preparing Easter treats.
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Legislation to rebuild and maintain roadway infrastructure is struggling

Sid Salter

Reports on Mississippi roads and bridges are so plentiful that one could pave several miles of roadway or shore up crumbling bridges with them, it would seem.
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Going from bad to much worse

Ray Mosby

ROLLING FORK—Just how bad can one piece of legislation get? Lord, if the Mississippi Legislature stays in session much longer, I reckon the boys and girls will try to drag this state back to drowning witches or drawing-and-quartering, beneath a shroud of secrecy.
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