Coincidences Line Up Burney Edition
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Before you start wondering if this is the Burney edition, let me explain it is a coincidence both brothers are featured this week. It started with a new reporter, Clay Hale, who will write features in the Herald. Clay is an Ole Miss student and a Water Valley native. He reached out to me a couple of weeks about writing for the newspaper. As a one-man news team, it didn’t take long to work out the details and get him going.
One of Clay’s interests is music, and his suggestion for his first article in the Herald was to feature Dalton Burney. I think he did a great job, but that comes as no surprise as he has experience writing for the Daily Mississippian and hottytoddy.com.
Early Monday morning I had an email from Linda Ross Aldy with the story about Ross Burney. She explained that she wanted the article to capture his passion and success, and she certainly made good on that commitment. Although I had heard the story before, I chuckled when I read about his grandmother leaving the stands during his first ride.
I tuned in to one of Ross’ rides last year in Canada on the Wrangler channel. The broadcast was in French and obviously I could not understand what they were saying until it was his turn to ride.
They announced Ross Burney from Coffeeville, Mississippi, and it made you proud to see a hometown guy competing and representing his state.
While we are talking about Ross, I have another story worthy of sharing. Last weekend he helped host a group of special needs hunters with Hope Outdoors. By all accounts it was a memorable experience for the hunters and volunteers. The funny thing is Ross does not like a lot of attention and has never been one to gravitate to the limelight. My apologies, Ross, we will leave you alone for a while.
Now Dalton, part of his success is his natural ability to captivate an audience. That’s a good thing and will be instrumental for success in his music career.
Moving on, if you have any story requests for Clay, let me know. You can email me at email@example.com or call me on my cell at (662) 473-8444.