Thursday, July 7, 2011
Barbour – great leader
I have a few signatures of a few famous people.
None mean more to me than Gov. Haley Barbour’s autograph on the program for the Mississippi Press Association’s Education Foundation Roast from 2005.
Close to Nowhere
Eighty-three years! Wow!
Friday, we here at The South Reporter enjoyed lunch in honor of editor and publisher Barry Burleson’s 10th year here.
Barry brought different ideas to the newspaper. Former editor Walter Webb, whom we all loved, had his own style and Barbara and I especially were worried about a “new” editor.
Ten years later, we’ve broken Barry in nicely. He still can’t cook, but we know his favorite foods -- seafood, homemade banana pudding and, most importantly, deviled eggs!
MRAP’s role critical in Iraq, Afghanistan
Mississippi is playing an important role in supplying the large, heavily-armored vehicles that are responsible for safeguarding our troops from Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs). In a recent interview, Defense Secretary Robert Gates said “thousands of lives” have been saved because of the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) combat trucks being utilized in Iraq and Afghanistan.
Immanuel Betts, Marines, 2nd tour, Afghanistan
Chad Bowman, Afghanistan
Houston Brimmage, National Guard, Iraq
Frederick D. Brown, Army, Afghanistan
Shanika Buffington, National Guard, Iraq
B.J. Butler, Army
Wesley Crutcher II, Afghanistan
John Davis, Army, Iraq
John Westley Day, National Guard, Iraq
Michael Dunworth, Navy, Iraq
LaCourtney Ellis, Army, Afghanistan
Charles Fairbairn, Army, Iraq; now in Afghanistan
Wayne Gowland, Army, Iraq
Jarod Grimes, Army, Iraq
Jorty “Bubba” Holmes, Army, Iraq
Lee (Brandon) Hutchens, Marines, Iraq
Sammie Ivy, National Guard, Iraq
Jason Janicki, Army, Iraq
Robert Jordan Jr., Army, Iraq
Scott King, Navy, Afghanistan
LaVandes Lester, Marines, Iraq
James Light, Army, Afghanistan
Antione McNeil, Army, Iraq
Chad Minor, Air Force
Will Olita, Navy, Arabian Sea (Afghanistan)
Chadwick (Chad) Phillips, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Scott Poff, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Deron Randolph, Marines, Iraq
Darryl Wayne Ricks, National Guard, Iraq
Candace L. White, Army, Afghanistan
Justin Sanders, Army, Iraq
Cody Sanderson, Air Force, Iraq
Mitch Swann, Army, Iraq
Landon Tucker, National Guard, 2nd tour, Iraq
Chauncy Turnage, Army, 2nd tour, Iraq
Supporting Our Troops
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