Was hoping for a bigger snow day

The picture dominates our front lobby at The Journal and frequently elicits comments from visitors.
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Cold weather calls for soup and cornbread

Yesterday’s forecast was expected to be a high of 25 degrees and a low of 11 degrees. That, my friends, is why you don’t start a diet on January 1.
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Mississippi needs to be a progressive state

A lot of Mississippians are happy with our existing state of affairs. Indeed, we are the most religious and generous state in the nation. We have great hunting and fishing, little pollution, great weather and plenty of room.
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When will Trump supporters say enough is enough?

What are you willing to look past to get what you want? It’s a great question. Consciously or not, we ask and answer it almost every day.
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‘Preacher’ Killen’s death closes a shameful chapter in state history

STARKVILLE – There was a generation of Mississippians who not only were unapologetic for their involvement in violent institutional racism enforced by fear and mob rule, but were likewise rather proud of their notorious reputations earned in pursuit of those misguided and dangerous goals.
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Spark of life possible for Yazoo pumps project

In the financial world, an annuity is an investment that pays out cash installments – often for a lifetime. In the world of Mississippi journalism, the Yazoo Area Backwater Pumps Project is an annuity – a story that never goes away.

The idea was first unveiled in a little room in a little building in Rolling Fork in the mid-1970s. A slide projector and screen were brought in and set up so about a dozen people, most of them from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, could explain the situation.

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Can’t deny greatness of this Alabama dynasty

I couldn’t help for a few moments but think that Ole Miss had beaten Alabama yet again.
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Painting on the water tank

We have been luckier than many in the illness department, skipping the flu and strep throat (so far), but I have had bronchitis since Christmas Eve and cannot shake it.
I have literally consumed close to 100 Hall’s cough drops since that time.
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Harper’s decision brings increased intensity to 2018 mid-term elections

The decision by Third District U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper, R-Pearl, to step down from his post at the end of the year can’t help but bring increased intensity to what already promised to be a watershed Republican primary in Mississippi’s 2018 mid-term congressional elections.
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Not off to the best start in 2018

Mississippi is not off to a good start to the New Year. The Census Department is reporting that our state has lost population three years in a row. The losses are just a few thousand, but it means for the first time in 50 years, Mississippi has stopped growing.
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