Ellzey, Vardaman and Captain Tom

I could have sat in Dr. Joe Young’s dental office on Lakeland Drive in Jackson all day. Not for dental purposes, let me be clear, but to listen to his stories.

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Getting around paving; Don Ball has unique scarecrow

Lisa McNeece

With the resurfacing of the Bruce square going on, the side roads have been getting a lot of traffic. Although you can get around the square (one lane), parking is limited in some places and not available in others. Work started Monday morning.
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WalMart is still Mississippi’s largest single employer

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Like 20 other states – including Alabama, Arkansas. Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, North Carolina, South Carolina and Texas – Mississippi’s largest single employer is Wal-Mart. As Jerry Seinfeld once famously said, “not that there’s anything wrong with that.”

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National Portrait Gallery is a must see when visiting D.C.

President George W. Bush was incredibly relaxed, Sen. Roger Wicker was out of breath, and Martin’s Tavern was the lunch gem it always is.

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Newseum was highlight of trip to Washington, D.C.

Lisa McNeece

Joel and I picked a good weekend to be out of town. When we left here Wednesday morning, the town water was off and apparently, it rained here the entire time we were gone.

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Dysfunctional, wasteful IHL system should go

RobertForHerman

On June 30, 2009, when I retired as Chancellor of the University of Mississippi, I made a commitment to avoid any public comments regarding the IHL Board, Ole Miss, our medical center and the other universities in the state. I moved my office off campus to the UM Foundation, which I used infrequently. I have tried to stay out of the way.

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Nashville’s history more intriguing than Big Blue dominated tourney

While enjoying watching the Kentucky Wildcats continue their historic run to an undefeated regular season and their 28th SEC Conference Tournament title, it was some other Nashville history that captured my eye this past weekend.

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Sunshine at last opens door for yardwork

Lisa McNeece

After what seemed like more than a week with no sun, we got plenty of it Sunday, and it felt like summer. I don’t remember going that long ever without my sunglasses.

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State legislature is biting the hand that feeds them

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Should Mississippi become the third state – after Georgia and Alaska – to sign onto a plan to call a constitutional convention to force Congress to balance the federal budget and to require that the states grant Congress permission to raise the federal national debt?

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Two tough losses and lots of lobbyists

When Calhoun City Coach Daren Coffey told me his Wildcat basketball team was leaving a day early for the state tournament in Jackson to try to beat the icy weather, I began to think I might need to do the same.

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