Attend first two soccer games; interesting encounter in “PetSmart”

Lisa McNeece

Until last week, I had never been to a soccer game in my life, and now I’ve been to two. Although I’m not sure the first one really counts.
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Making hatred mainstream

Ray Mosby

“We don’t exist as a national party if we don’t win in 2016, ”said RNC Chairman Reince Priebus. Spoken as it was one week before Donald Trump announced his presidential candidacy in June of last year, the unfortunately named Mr. Priebus probably regrets the above-quoted assessment just about as much as he does his party’s nominee and that nominee’s recent embrace of one of the darkest segments of American society.
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Mississippi is ahead of national curve in sentencing disparities

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – While the national debate continues over the influence of race and geography over prison sentencing trends, Mississippi is well ahead of the national curve on broader sentencing disparities.
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Demise of right wing media may be close

Joel McNeece

Among the many fascinating effects of this most unusual presidential election featuring the two most unpopular candidates in U.S. history, is the carnage it is having within the respective political parties.
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Interesting talk with Dr. Ferguson; Celebrating Mimi’s 81st

Lisa McNeece

I had an interesting conversation with Dr. Bob Ferguson of Iuka at a meeting on the Commission for the Future of North Mississippi in Tupelo last week.
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Murders of two Mississippi nuns underscores their Christianity

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Like most Mississippians, I absorbed the brutal news of the murders of two Catholic nuns in their Durant home Thursday with a mixture of incredible sadness and no small amount of anger.
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Some criticism is deserved

Ray Mosby

ROLLING FORK—In any sort of discussion about politics these days, the subject of “the media” will invariably come up—usually followed by a torrent of words, ranging from the unflattering to the downright damning.
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Ready to see “beautiful game” in Calhoun County

Joel McNeece

The new season began for me last weekend by witnessing some solid tackling, good ball control, wonderful passing and strong defensive play, but I’m not talking about Friday night’s football games.
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Charlie begins puppy obedience classes

Lisa McNeece

Granddaughter Addi Claire and I started puppy obedience classes with our dog Charlie Sunday afternoon.
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Immigration reform issues are slowly evolving in Mississippi

Sid Salter

A decade ago, while serving as state auditor, Phil Bryant offered taxpayers a performance audit entitled “The Impact of illegal Immigration on Mississippi: Costs and Population Trends.”
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