Jack Reed would have made a great governor

Sid Salter

Saddened to learn of the passing of iconic Tupelo businessman Jack Reed Sr. this week, my thoughts returned to 1987 and the campaign which saw the Mississippi Republican Party lay the groundwork for the current dominance the party has in state politics.
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Fate of the earth

Joel McNeece

“Teachers, I believe, are the most responsible and important members of society because their professional efforts affect the fate of the earth.” Those are the words of Helen Caldicott, an Austrailian physician and author.
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Corn Meal Cookie recipe may have to be tried

Lisa McNeece

Celia discovered a recipe in a 1956 Journal that sounded much like Mrs. Bobbie Blount’s Cornbread Cake that we bragged so much about a couple of months ago.
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Harper’s day in the state press barrel slated for Jan. 28

Sid Salter

Looking back, it’s rather remarkable that such a wide array of political and business leaders and other high achievers have agreed to willingly subject themselves to ridicule one night each year by the state’s press.
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Bows and arrows, the Blues, and a good game of dominoes

Joel McNeece

I had been looking forward to the visit for several days and Andy Davis didn’t disappoint.
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Ole Bruce tales; Michael Joe adds another dealership; Eagle spotting

Lisa McNeece

When Anne Castleberry Ward, of Memphis, sends in her subscription renewal, she also includes an old Bruce story, which we love.
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Legislature should deal with issue of elected school superintendents

Sid Salter

One of the real truisms in Mississippi politics is that we really like elections and voting. The old saying about Mississippians – by and large – preferring to elect all their officials is pretty much true.
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Alabama’s current dynasty the most impressive

Joel McNeece

It was the most entertaining college football championship game since Vince Young rallied Texas to beat USC in the Rose Bowl.
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Finally get close to Grandmother’s cornbread recipe

Lisa McNeece

For as long as I can remember, Celia and I have tried to replicate, without success, Grandmother Maggie Ellen Denley’s cornbread.
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Flood threats turn my thoughts to Momma’s 1927 Delta legacy

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Seeing the mighty Mississippi River rising out of its banks is an awesome, fearsome sight.
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