Cleaning up after Charlie

Every time I pull in the driveway I always see that big blonde head staring at me through the window. Sometimes it’s visible as soon as I turn on to my street if I look early enough.
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McCoy’s record is one of vision

Mississippi House Speaker William J. “Billy” McCoy was a second-generation state lawmaker, a college-educated vocational agriculture teacher, a Farmers Home Administration loan officer and briefly an auditor for the state – and yes, he was a farmer and one of his family’s successful cash crops was red wiggler worms.
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Shut down the electoral junior college

Republican Gov.-Elect Tate Reeves won a solid general election victory over Democratic nominee Jim Hood and two minor party candidates in a race that was projected to be much tighter.
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Remembering our veterans

The picture said a lot to me. James Pratt, 93, and Steven Carlson, not yet 40, sitting side-by-side representing many veterans from Calhoun County who have served this country so well.
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Elections wreak havoc with education discussion

After many months of speeches, political ads, TV & radio commercials and social media propaganda, trying to have a serious discussion of education funding in Mississippi is in great measure a fool’s errand and an errand that is dependent on one’s world view. With all that posturing and number-tossing, did we really learn anything useful or new? The takeaway seems that there is a substantial appetite for higher education funding, but not for the new taxes or the spending cuts in other vital government services necessary to provide that funding.
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Let’s just go with ‘Joel’

I don’t know this “Mr. McNeece” guy. I hear of him more and more these days, but always catch myself looking around wondering if my father has shown up.
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Still a work in progress

Anger, rage, disbelief, depression, guilt, confusion, fear, disconnection, loneliness, panic, anxiety – these are all common symptoms of grief and I’ve experienced them all over the past almost 11 months since the loss of my wife Lisa.
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Gunn likely to lead a resurgence

It was back in April of this year at a Stennis Institute of Government’s Capitol Press Corps luncheon and the topic was finance proposals for the state’s neglected roads and bridges. At the luncheon, Gunn touted a House proposal commonly referred to as a “tax swap” that would have broadly paired state income tax cuts with state fuel tax increases over four years. But Gunn’s House and the state Senate under the leadership of fellow Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves were unable to agree on the House proposal this year, as the two chambers had been unable to agree on similar prior proposals.
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Theory suggests Trump more popular than he should be in Mississippi

Will the scheduled appearances of President Donald Trump in Tupelo and the president’s son Don in Purvis help galvanize Trump’s not inconsequential base in Mississippi to support Republican gubernatorial nominee Tate Reeves against Democrat Jim Hood?
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I am now a crazy Spartan

Carrying a heavy sandbag up and down three flights of stairs, climbing ropes, scaling high walls, leaping over fire and crawling through mud under barbed wire just to come out the end and slide into a deep water filled hole, all spread out across approximately 13 miles of running through ditches, woods, creeks, hills and open fields may qualify as something only an insane person would do.
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