Run the ball and play good defense

Four outstanding young football players – Quan Glaspie from Bruce, Jordan Guy from Calhoun City, Drew Enochs from Calhoun Academy, and Patrick Pratt from Vardaman – were kind enough to sacrifice their Saturday morning last weekend to get together with me for a little photo shoot, the outcome of which you can see on the front page of this week's Calhoun County Journal newspaper.
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Putting it to rest once and for all

Monday morning, a loyal reader of this newspaper told me I hadn’t written a scathing, controversial, hard-hitting column in quite a while. As the day wore on, I was reminded after several stops of something that really irks me and decided I needed to write about it. Here comes the controversy.
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Clanton book is an entertaining read

“That must be pretty good if you can’t put it down?” my wife Lisa asked me.
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Almost twenty years old and still rides great

I turned my wrist slightly. The Vance and Hines Longshot pipes let out a rumble, and a soothing sensation overcame me.
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Sawmill Festival provides political appetizer

Last weekend’s Sawmill Festival provided me with an early taste, whether I wanted it or not, of the political talk I can expect at the Neshoba County Fair later this month.
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Listening for stories from ‘witness trees’

I read a story Sunday from CBS News of still living witnesses to the Battle of Gettysburg – one of the bloodiest battles in U.S. history. It occurred in July of 1863, so “living witnesses” has a slight catch. They were referring to trees.
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Thankful for rain and the World Cup; good luck Michael Guest

There was no prettier sight this past weekend than the late afternoon thunderstorm that rolled through Bruce and soaked my yard thoroughly.
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Celebrating with Ty and Mariana in Taylor

Taylor is one of those places my wife Lisa and I haven’t spent a lot of time in. When you’re driving from Bruce, by the time you get to downtown Taylor you could be in Oxford, so we always choose to just go to Oxford.
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Henrietta and the Big Easy are two of a kind

Throughout my near quarter of a century of writing a weekly newspaper column, the City of New Orleans has likely been one of my most frequent topics, and very few of those columns didn’t mention Henrietta Alves.
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‘Beautiful’ lessons in a special place for me

Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges has hosted soccer championships for 20 years. Hinds Community College in Raymond has won 10 of them.
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