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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Elbow grease is trick for slime clean-up

Granddaughter Addi Claire, the granddaughter who loves slime, had spilled a little on the rug in her bedroom this weekend and was trying to clean it while I was there.

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Rural areas deserve better internet service

Ask any elected official in Mississippi if people living in rural areas deserve the same quality of life as people living in cities and you will probably get a quick “yes,” but that isn’t what current state policy says. Internet service has become a necessity for modern life, but far too many Mississippians live in the “digital dark,” lacking access to affordable, reliable internet service. Because they lack internet service, many of our people cannot compete for jobs, take online courses, access telehealth services or even simply browse the internet.

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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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Cell phone dead area causes a lot of anxiety

Back when we started using cell phones, you could be pretty sure that the only people who called (or later texted you) were people you gave your number to.

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See you later, Snooky

STARKVILLE – Yeah, I know that this is the last column I have before the Mississippi U.S. Senate runoff, but the truth is I really don’t have much more to say about a race that I’ve been writing about all these many months. I think I’ve said my piece on that subject.

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Imprisonment for drug addiction is wrong prescription

Two more states voted to legalize marijuana in the recent mid-term elections. Ten states now allow recreational marijuana. Thirty states allow medical marijuana. The latest polls show 66% of Americans now favor legalization. Canada has legalized recreational marijuana. Efforts are well underway to legalize marijuana on a federal level.

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I’m thankful, but here’s some aggravations too

Long-time readers (for whom I am grateful) may recall Thanksgiving columns have often been homilies on how choosing an attitude of gratitude lessens stress, enhances enjoyment of life. (Too, long-time readers may not recall any such thing – what with op-eds having the same lifespan as grease in the bowels of a goose.)
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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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Ball game leads to shopping in Philly

I was pretty excited when I heard Calhoun City’s road game last Friday was going to be in Union. That meant a fall shopping trip to Philadelphia, something I never get to do.

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