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.
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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.
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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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