Lots of friendly faces at the 26th Sawmill Festival

Lisa McNeece

The best part of the Sawmill Festival is seeing local people you don’t get to see enough and Calhoun natives who come back to visit.
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Hard working Mississippians will pay for the budget ‘mess’

cecil.brown

The Mississippi state budget is a mess.  For the state budget year that began on July 1, the legislature authorized spending millions more dollars than the state can expect to collect.
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A great guy or what?

Ray Mosby

“‘Cause he’s oh, so good
And he’s oh, so fine
And he’s oh, so healthy
In his body and his mind.
He’s a well respected man about town
Going the best things so conservatively.”—Ray Davies

Mississippi’s Republican super-majority government—you know, the neat group of men and women currently occupying almost all the most powerful legislative and administrative offices and whose collective volume of the milk of human kindness can be measured on the same gauge as is desert rainfall—has itself a new poster boy.
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Good papers are honest information brokers

Charlie Mitchell

It’s just true. And time hasn’t changed it: Find a well-run, stable or progressive community and it will be served by a well-run local newspaper.

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Fireworks, friends and fun times

Joel McNeece

Things couldn’t have timed out any better in Bruce Monday night as the town’s annual Fourth of July celebration continued to get better and better.
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Sawmill Festival starts this week; obsessed with raccoons, bees, hummingbirds around our house

Lisa McNeece

Sawmill Festival activities officially kick off Thursday night with the Aqua Pageant which will move back to the Multi-Purpose Building.
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HB 1523: Post-decision blame game, political posturing solves nothing

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – The actual judicial decision written by U.S. District Carlton Reeves in striking down Mississippi’s House Bill 1523 was eloquent, persuasive, and powerful – and at the same time, the ruling itself was entirely predictable and in keeping with the prevailing federal judicial winds.
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Need less frivolity, much more substance in Jackson

Joel McNeece

The steam was almost visible coming from Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann’s head as he talked about “The Great Scrape” of 2016.
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Extreme heat moves in early and my plants are showing it

Lisa McNeece

Typically my patio plants start to look burned in mid-July, but they are starting to look really stressed now. We are having [Read more...]

Move forward from ‘64 Klan murder case, but learn from it

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – After 52 years, the announcement of the closing of the investigation of the murders of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County by members of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was in many ways anti-climactic.
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