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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I don’t eat like I did when I was a kid

The rain didn’t exactly wreak havoc over the weekend as predicted, but it had its moments and caused a lot of shifting around.
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3rd District Congressional race has been issue-based, collegial and free of rancor

MERIDIAN – With Mississippi’s two 2018 U.S. Senate races predicated on brawling attacks, counter-attacks and philosophical contrasts in party primaries and in the special election, one might expect a similar Pier 6 political donnybrook in Mississippi’s Third Congressional District race to succeed the retiring Republican U.S. Rep. Gregg Harper of Pearl.
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A nation in search of itself

ROLLING FORK — First candidate, now President Donald Trump has said ad infinitum that he wants to “Make America Great Again,” even as, with the help of his supporters and enablers, he rips it asunder.
The story of politics is the story of such paradoxes.
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Rand’s ‘Penny Plan’ more theatrics than fiscal policy

STARKVILLE – Federal Social Security and Medicare entitlements as they exist today are in deep trouble and can’t sustain themselves under current law while at the same time 78 million Baby Boomers like me hurtle toward retirement.
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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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Ellie has questions in the dark

The storm that came through Bruce quickly last Tuesday afternoon, caused a lot of issues in parts of town.
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On “The President and the Press”

There is a tendency among us humans to think that whatever is happening at any given time is worse than that thing has ever been before.
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Interesting time in Memphis

Every time I go to a music festival, I figure it’s my last one, but somehow I ended up at the Memphis in May music festival recently. My role at these festivals is essentially teen chaperone. What is it about teenagers and music festivals? They love them. I liken it to a herd of antelopes with a smart phone stuck on their horn.
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People hold public officials accountable for the private economy

On the day Donald Trump was elected, a 20-gallon tank of gas cost a Mississippi driver $36. Today, The American Automobile Association says that same 20 gallons costs $52. A 44 percent increase. Does anybody care?
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