Celebration Village signals start of our holiday season

Lisa McNeece

Celia and I decided one year that if you hadn’t started your Christmas shopping by Halloween, you were already behind. Rarely do I get that early of a start, but this year I did.
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Please don’t deny our children

Ray Mosby

“I’m not understanding really, what the big controversy is.” —Biloxi School District Supt. Arthur McMillan. Well, let me educate a superintendent of education.
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Encouraging entrepreneurs

Wyatt Emmerich 2017

Believe it or not, but there’s a new textile plant in Tylertown making shirts sold throughout the nation. Its existence sheds light on our ever changing economy and how the entrepreneurial spirit is a key to success.
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Exploring Faulkner with good friends

Joel McNeece

Seldom is the sequel to anything just as good as the first time around, but Dudley Davis, Robert Stewart and I gave it a good go in New Albany last week.
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Don’t fear the dreaded colonoscopy

Lisa McNeece

Last week was my birthday week, and to celebrate, I had a colonoscopy. Not my first, but I’m good for 10 years. And if it’s time for you to get one, you should and not be a baby about it.
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Safety better than speed

Wyatt Emmerich 2017

As fall approaches, the days get shorter with increasing rapidity. By Nov. 5, daylight savings time ends and it will be dark by 6 p.m. If you like to go on walks after work, it’s time to purchase your reflective vests, if you have not already done so.
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Truly the eye of the beholder

Ray Mosby

Give or take a month or two, I have now been writing this column for almost exactly 40 years, which is a long time for anything, much less spouting off one’s opinions in writing.
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Rediscovered my golf game

Wyatt Emmerich 2017
After a 20 year hiatus, my golf bug is back.
This is as planned. When the kids came along, I couldn’t afford the six hours to play golf. I switched to tennis.

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First visit to Ethel and a few laughs on the pitch

Joel McNeece

There are few schools in Mississippi that I haven’t been to at one point or another during my newspaper career. Ethel was one of them until last Friday when I visited to cover the Vardaman Rams.
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Skuna Art & Music Festival lots of fun in Bruce

Lisa McNeece

If you missed the Skuna River Art and Music Festival on the square and at the Bruce Museum Saturday, you missed a great day.
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