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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Big afternoon for Addie Claire, but hard for Grana to let go

Lisa McNeece

Six-year-old granddaughter Addi Claire had quite the triumphant weekend as she mastered riding her bike without training wheels.
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Whores by any other name

Ray Mosby

ROLLING FORK— A conservative friend of mine contacted me last week highly irate over the notion that the professional ladies at Nevada’s famed Bunny Ranch had made something of an unorthodox political statement by banding together to make clear their 2016 presidential preference in calling themselves “Hookers for Hillary.”

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Enjoying good coffee and good friends in New Albany

What started out as a reconnaissance mission for the Bruce Museum turned into a trip of good coffee, lots of laughs and some great storytelling.

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Photos sought for past mayors of Bruce

Lisa McNeece

Among new exhibits underway at the Bruce Museum is a compilation of photos of former Bruce Mayors.

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State’s education reform can’t be a partisan effort

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – During a recent screening of the outstanding documentary film “The Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi” a rather provocative question was asked by John F. Marszalek, the distinguished professor emeritus of history and the current executive director of the U.S. Grant Presidential Library at MSU.

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Admire Charles Overby and Dan Jones; IHL, not so much

Every time I’m around Charles “Peanut” Overby, I come away more proud to call myself a journalist. Last Saturday night, I immensely enjoyed one of those opportunities at Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones’ home on campus where Overby was being honored as the 2015 Legacy Award recipient by the UM Women’s Council.

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Ruined a good pair of shoes, but got five Ole Miss cedar rounds

Lisa McNeece

Saturday night Joel and I joined Mississippi Press Assn. friends at the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy Legacy Award Dinner.

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Twice rejected by state voters, term limits push begins again

Sid Salter

STARKVILLE – Republican state Sen. Chris McDaniel and his United Conservatives Fund followers wants Mississippi voters to reconsider the old notion of term limits – something state voters have already twice rejected in the initiative and referendum process.

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No better time for a journalist than today

“No better time to be a journalist than today.” Those were the words of Lewis Dvorkin, chief product officer for Forbes Magazine during a presentation at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at Ole Miss last Thursday.

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