Hal Reese’s “Taps” an important part of our Memorial Day services

Joel McNeece

It’s always the most solemn moment of each Memorial Day service here in Calhoun County, but also the most poignant, thanks in part to Hal Reese, Jr.
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Wonderful history shared on Countiss house

Lisa McNeece

Bettye Bennett Speed, of Stevensville, MD, sent us an email Thursday after seeing The Journal’s online photos of the historic Countiss house fire last Tuesday.
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Pew study: The church and politics

Time was when it was rare that folks would dare engage in partisan political discussions within the confines of a Christian church.

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The Cajun Boudin Trail is a trip down the right path

Boudin has been described as one of the most unique, tasty and distinctly uncorrupted regional specialties in America, so how could my team of Mississippi Tamale Trail experts pass up the chance to travel the Cajun Boudin Trail?

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Not much fun in moving

Lisa McNeece

Finally, rain. I had really gotten tired of watering every single day, and some of my plants were starting to look stressed.
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Remembering B.B. King with a case of the “Backwater Blues”

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – One of the things I enjoyed most about doing a few years of talk radio in the state was hearing the reaction of listeners around the state to the “bumper” music that accompanied the show on the SuperTalk Mississippi network.

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My friends much more candid than the boring politicians

As I write this column, I don’t yet know the results of Tuesday’s special election in the first congressional district, but at last week’s “Good Ole Boys & Gals” gathering at Johnny Morgan’s in Oxford, Trent Kelly and Mike Tagert were heavy favorites to advance to the runoff.

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Saddened by passing of Gayle Bullard’s dog “Bud”

Lisa McNeece

I was so sad to hear of the passing of Gayle Bullard’s Yellow Lab “Bud” on Thursday.

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Reactions to slaying of Hattiesburg policemen are illuminating

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – In Mississippi, the brutal slayings of two Hattiesburg policemen – one white and one African American – has been illuminating.

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Poverty, not race, is the core issue

If you read or watched any of the national news coverage over the past week, you were certainly inundated with the scenes out of Baltimore.
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