Good folks behind the scenes on ‘The Hill’

thad joel

While most Americans associate the United States Congress, and not necessarily wrongly, with general dysfunction, gridlock and even at times incompetence, there are thousands of hardworking people behind the scenes that you learn on every visit to Capitol Hill are providing invaluable service to all of us back home.
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No winds as cold as the winds of March

Lisa McNeece

It was, hands down, one of the coldest weekends we have had since summer– maybe not temperature wise, but with the wind it sure seemed that way.
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Facing my facebook fears

Ray Mosby

ROLLING FORK—After several very sensible years of steadfastly maintaining that I would never join the masses of the great unwashed on social media sites—for very sound reasons, I would add—one day I was either afflicted by a sufficient onset of temporary insanity or possessed by a demon to the degree that I “got on” Facebook.
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Making the most of Music City with some great friends

Kent Moore, Brad Logan, Joel McNeece, Casey Clark, Dr. Bruce Longest

We ate one of the finest meals you could eat anywhere. Then on another occasion we stuffed ourselves with chicken wings until we could barely walk.
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A stressful two weeks with our beloved Jack, but we’re all better now

Ellie Kathryn tucks Jack in with a kiss.

At 10 years old, our Yellow Lab Jack, has lived longer than any other Yellow Lab we have owned. The other two died around age 9, both with cancer.
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Early voting is no more dangerous or beneficial than voter identification

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – In some circles, Mississippi Republicans continue to push back against efforts to modernize Mississippi’s election and voting laws through changes that include early voting provisions.
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We need the ‘C’ word, not big hands

Joel McNeece

One of the many definitions of the word “politic” is “showing good judgment especially in dealing with other people.”
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Raising funds through unique laundry service

Lisa McNeece

Celia and I were quite amused reading in an old Journal about a fundraiser that involved drying clothes.
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Executions aren’t supposed to be easy, quiet or hidden from public

Sid Salter

The legislative rationale behind Senate Bill 2237 presumes falsely that the business of taking an inmate’s life as punishment for a capital crime should be easy, quiet, free from confrontation or protest, and hidden as much as possible from public view or scrutiny. That rationale is incredibly flawed.
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Quite a night in Vardaman

Joel McNeece

Last Friday night in Vardaman was more party than basketball game. From the moment I stepped into the gym, more than 20 minutes before tip-off, the electricity was palpable.
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