True genius misunderstood

Ray Mosby

“I wanted to preach a sermon that no one could possibly sleep through.”—William Peter Blatty

Don’t judge a book by its movie, either.
With all the high drama unfolding almost daily, it would be quite understandable if not only readers here, but those from around the rest of the country failed to note the Jan. 12 passing at age 89, of a pervasively misunderstood and massively underrated writer of fiction—one William Peter Blatty.

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Cooking, eating is my favorite workout

Joel McNeece

The average person can burn right at 30 calories an hour just by eating. I guess if you limit yourself exclusively to celery stalks that could be a viable exercise plan, but celery is not on my preferred diet. I choose sweet potato hash.
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Killing mosquitoes in February; late Christmas present one of the best

Lisa McNeece

It really doesn’t matter whether the Groundhog saw his shadow last week or not. We haven’t had but about three days of winter this year, and nothing in the foreseeable future, but temps in the 60s.
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So you know the Constitution?

Ray Mosby

I am convinced that if there is a devil, whenever he thinks of social media, he grins.
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State could save millions by modernizing procurement laws

Emmerich

There is a way to save hundreds of millions of dollars in state expenditures without costing a dime and vastly improving our state’s business climate. We just need the political will to do it.
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If the first week is any sign of what’s to come, holy cow!

Joel McNeece

I wrote in my first column post-election that Donald J. Trump earned the right to prove himself as president. I still believe that, but he’s making it difficult to extend that chance when he and his administration are shooting craziness at us at such an alarming rate.
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Ellie stirs memories of Polaroids at our house

Lisa McNeece

One of Ellie Kathryn’s favorite Christmas presents came from a family member in Missouri– The Instax Mini 70 made by Fuji, a modern day version of the old Polaroid instamatic camera.
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Amazon sales negotiation was victory

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – The political tea leaves were rather easy to read on the topic of this week’s blockbuster announcement that Amazon was the first major online retailer to volunteer to begin collecting Mississippi’s 7 percent sales tax – technically a “use tax” – on Feb. 1.
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The truth is not debatable or negotiable

Ray Mosby

“For truth is precious and divine, Too rich a pearl for carnal swine.”—Samuel Butler
There are some things in this life that are debatable, negotiable, subject for discussion among men and women, reasonable and not so. Truth is not one of them.
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Legislature again debating early voting, online voter registration

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Mississippi lawmakers are once again debating substantial changes to state elections laws including early voting, online voter registration and the thorny question of restoration of voting rights for convicts.
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