McNeece was 4th generation journalist, lady of substance

STARKVILLE – My friend Lisa Denley McNeece would have made light of the cruel absurdity of her death on Sunday at her home in Bruce. Under singularly unexpected circumstances, she just died. She was a vibrant 56 years old.
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Lisa is the love of my life

There is a hurt in my heart that will likely never leave me. My wife Lisa is the love of my life.
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Don’t be deaf to the experience of others

It was certainly no surprise when race bubbled up more than a month ago in the runoff between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy.
It wasn’t the dominant theme, of course, despite the fact that Hyde-Smith is white and Espy is black. It arose only after Hyde-Smith made a jovial remark about “public hanging” at a campaign stop in Tupelo.
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The last of a lot of good things?

“If a frog had wings, he wouldn’t hit his tail on the ground. Too hypothetical.”— George H.W. Bush on the campaign trail in 1992.

All right, so eloquent he wasn’t and he’s not apt to be included on many peoples’ lists of great orators, but when the future historians get around to writing their tomes on the life and times of the now late President George Herbert Walker Bush, I have the suspicion that a great many of them are going to find themselves using the word “last” a lot.
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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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Losing our microwave a bigger deal than imagined

We got a message mid-day Monday that there would be no mail delivery today, Wednesday, due to a national day of mourning for former President George H.W. Bush. Post offices will be closed.
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Bush’s long friendship with Montgomery helped state

STARKVILLE – George Herbert Walker Bush and Gillespie V. “Sonny” Montgomery were both elected to Congress on Nov. 8, 1966 and both took office on Jan. 3, 1967. Unknown to either of them at the time, it was the beginning of a long and meaningful friendship.
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No one has filled shoes of Pres. George H.W. Bush

It’s true that George H.W. Bush was the last president from The Greatest Generation. This week, commentators have pointed out that when Bill Clinton defeated Bush when he was vying for a second term, Clinton’s youth was a big plus.
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Muddy senate race cost $20 million, reputations

STARKVILLE – In 2018, Mississippi voters elected two U.S. senators. The two elections saw about $27. 6 million expended with $11 million of that coming from partisan outside groups – and armed with that money, Mississippians witnessed the near destruction of the reputations of at least two of those candidates.

 First – at a price tag of some $7.7 million with about $600,000 in outside spending - there was the regular election Class I Senate seat up for grabs for a full six-year term that runs from 2019 to 2025 that was settled on Nov. 6 when incumbent Republican U.S. Sen. Roger Wicker of Tupelo defeated Democratic nominee State Rep. David Baria of Bay St. Louis, Libertarian retired U.S. Navy diver Danny Bedwell of Columbus and Reform Party perennial candidate Shawn O’Hara of Hattiesburg. [Read more...]

Be careful what you post on social media

Here’s some free advice: Be careful what you post on social media platforms. When you post, it can go all over the world and last forever. That’s one very scary aspect to the Internet.

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