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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I wasn’t lost in Bruce, I knew where I was

It was our first family trip to Pensacola Beach, and turned out to be one of our best.
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Every day is Memorial Day for most veterans

Proper tributes were paid last weekend during Memorial Day programs around the county. Speakers on the Calhoun City square both Saturday and Monday, along with the Bruce square Monday spoke of the ultimate sacrifice paid by American soldiers and how important it is that we remember that sacrifice as a deserved tribute to their service.
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Senior Trip among those great memories

The last thing I remember was all of us huddled around a microphone in a recording studio, singing at the top of our lungs, cutting a cassette of “Twist and Shout” by The Beatles.
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It’s Charlie’s yard, I just work in it

I was wishing my mom a Happy Mothers Day over the phone when she asked what we’re doing. Most of the kids are here, I explained. They’re all in the backyard setting up a little kiddie pool for 1-year-old grandson Jack.
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Rain proves difference in 2A North baseball semifinals

Joel Wilkinson is a fabulous talent. The hard throwing right hander for East Union’s baseball team, like many great pitchers do, seemed to get stronger as Monday’s critical game three against Calhoun City moved into the late innings.
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This and that about this and that

It’s easy to spot the playoff fever spreading like wildfire among local ball players.
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My mother-in-law is deserving of all honors

My mother-in-law Jo Ann Denley is a remarkable woman. That’s not breaking news for our family or even most people in Calhoun County.
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