Win, lose or draw, we’re the ‘champs’

For the first time in what seemed like the entire game, but that wouldn’t be entirely accurate, one of my players was dribbling down the field at full speed ahead of the pack. I thought finally, we’re going to get that elusive goal. Then, I get a tug on my jacket.
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Friday storm, Wildcats’ consistency historical

I’m not certain how it can rain from three different directions, none of which was straight down, but that’s what it did last Friday just north of Forest when my wife Lisa and I were at Scott Central for the Calhoun City football game.

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Can’t put a price on a good friend

His birth name was Merrill Binford Williams. I’m proud to be among the very many who knew him as “Snooky.”

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Veterans’ Day program stirs family memories

They are visions burned into my brain from my childhood, unforgettable. 

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We’ve got good schools, that’s the bottom line

We have good schools in Calhoun County. We could be better. We can always be better, but you’ll never convince me we don’t have quality schools, regardless what letter grade the Mississippi Department of Education hands out.
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Halloween always been the kid holiday

I remember vividly circling Maudedith Lane on Halloween night wearing with incredible pride my stunning Spiderman costume. Despite the cool temperatures, I was sweating profusely under the plastic mask that I was convinced fooled everybody, despite the thin rubber band my mom had re-stapled numerous times, struggling to hold it to my head.

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Charlie turned me into his “support animal”

It wasn’t too long ago the news feed coming across my desk at The Journal showed a woman in an uproar at a Florida airport (These kinds of things always seem to happen in Florida) when she was denied permission to bring her “emotional support” peacock on a flight with her.

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A very scary night at Vardaman Junior High

The screams sounded awful real. It was dark, possibly too dark. I didn’t recognize the faces, but most everyone else did as it sent them running away at high speed.

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Love of art offers endless inspiration

I left last year’s Skuna River Art Festival on the Bruce Square with a small, beautiful painting of The Journal by Suzanne Talbert of Oxford. Suzanne is among the Plein Air painters who will be returning this Saturday for the fourth edition of the festival.

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I will miss Gayle Bullard; Calhoun a softball or football county?

To paraphrase a line from my late father-in-law Gale Denley, here’s some random thoughts on this and that.

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