MSU’s women took us on a journey of pride, hope and joy

Sid Salter

DALLAS – I’ve been a Mississippi State Bulldog all of my life. Old Main Dormitory burned six days after I was born in 1959.
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GOP’s big three need to make-up, craft a sensible budget

Joel McNeece

I haven’t written much about the Mississippi Legislature during the recently closed session, which could be a good thing. Although the truth is, they just didn’t do a whole lot, which is kind of a bad thing.
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Ellie can’t get “RABBITS!” off her mind

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Five-year-old granddaughter Ellie Kathryn and I went to run some errands in town Saturday morning and one was to stop by Bruce Farm Supply to get some Osmocote to feed all these plants I have put out.

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Dissecting one more dead skunk

Ray Mosby

“The first thing we’re gonna do is repeal and replace Obamacare.”—Candidate Donald Trump
One of life’s more obvious truths was reaffirmed yet again in Congress last week: If you have a stink bug in the house, trying to replace it with a skunk just isn’t going to work out real well.
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Triumphs, tragedies marked Bill Minor’s storied journalism career

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Bill Minor – who deservedly embodied the title “dean of Mississippi journalists” at the time of his death this week at age 93 – likely wrote the most honest self-assessment of his world view in “South Writ Large,” an online publication of the Center for the Study of the American South at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.
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Trip to Bumpus sparks memories of Tom

Joel McNeece

Standing in Bumpus Harley Davidson in Memphis last week trying on helmets I couldn’t help but think of Tom McKelroy.
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One light, two light, three light, no light

Lisa McNeece

It’s been a long time since Bruce had more than one stop light, officially a “traffic control device.”
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Before ACA, taxpayers were already obligated to provide indigent care

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Perhaps the most frustrating fallout from the ongoing national struggle over “repealing and replacing” the Affordable Care Act has been the suggestion that any outcome is going to somehow relieve taxpayers of the responsibility for funding indigent and/or uncompensated health care. Wrong.
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A trip down memory lane

Ray Mosby

“I awoke last night to sound of thunder. How far off, I sat and wondered. Started humming a tune from 1962…”—Quoted material by Bob Seeger
I don’t pay attention anymore to things like equinoxes and solstices or their corresponding dates on calendars, because here in the Mississippi Delta, once rather accurately described as “the most southern place on Earth,” it seems more and more as if we only have two seasons now.
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Gorsuch’s “personhood” writings will impact confirmation debate

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – For all of the questionable, quirky, and downright bizarre actions and utterances of our newly-minted President of the United States, Donald Trump appears to have done yeoman’s work in selecting a wise, deliberate, and qualified nominee to succeed the late Justice Antonin Scalia on the U.S. Supreme Court.
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