Tag Archives: Features

This ‘n That | Seen on a t-shirt: “I Am Silently Correcting Your Grammar”

By Mims Cushing
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Gentle readers, prepare to loathe this column. Be ready to stop reading it after the first paragraph. I sometimes receive what Martie Thompson, editor of this newspaper, calls “fan mail.” I won’t get any love notes for this one. That’s okay. It’s something I want to write about and it’s my column. Besides my kids and grands haven’t done anything heinous to write about lately.

Travel | The new U.S. Civil Rights Trail and Mississippi Museum

By Debi Lander
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On July 4, Americans celebrate our country’s independence. While the 13 colonies broke free in 1776, individual freedoms have come more slowly, with the struggle for Civil Rights continuing to this day.

Pantry Raiders | Serve steak alongside a backyard barbecue staple

By NewsLine Staff
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A night of al fresco dining next to a grill in the backyard can be a great way to spend an evening. Nearly any type of food can be grilled, and steaks tend to be especially good when cooked over an open flame. The following recipe for Grilled Rib-Eye Steaks with Mushroom-Shallot Butter from Laurie McNamara’s “Simple Scratch” (Avery) is sure to please, especially when coupled with McNamara’s recipe for Baked Beans, a must-have staple for any backyard barbecue.

Gardening | Here we go again

By Master Gardener Lesley Arrandale
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Summer rains arrived early this year, in the form of Subtropical Storm Alberto. It is now officially the hurricane season, and as always, we need to be as prepared as possible, with supplies in hand and an evacuation plan in the event of a potential major impact.

Fishing Report

By Captain David Lifka
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Usually the month of July is when shrimp will begin to show in the St. Johns, with their numbers and sizes growing as summer continues to advance. Weather, as always, will play a role that often determines the quality and length of our shrimping season. Too much rain is often the culprit that puts a premature slow down or end to the season.