With Mississippi celebrating its bicentennial next year, it's interesting to look at the origin of the word "Mississippi."
As Troy Clyde Eaves lay dying, his seven children gathered round to do what they had done with their father all their lives, play music. Bluegrass and gospel music. Around midnight, a curious thing happened.
Stripped of its excesses, Donald Trump's Wednesday speech contains all the ingredients of a campaign that can defeat Hillary Clinton this fall.
What's Donald Trump really up to? Is he using the election of 2016 to enrich himself, with no intention of assuming the burdens of the presidency? Many wonder. If that's the plan, he's going about it the right way.
Boys are better than girls in math. It is a belief that has been perpetrated for generations and has become, for far too many of our girls, a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Starkville served up a city-wide open invitation to participate in yet another community project. This one is to facilitate a vision for arguably our most downtrodden through street, Highway 182.
Something's happening here in the People's House. What's going down seems exactly clear: a stage of our democracy, men and women players speaking unscripted lines that could wait no more.
One nice thing about being a publisher is getting to meet interesting people. One of these people is Lazarus Chakwera, opposition leader of Malawi, a country of 16 million people in southeast Africa.
"The Bernie Bros are out in full force harassing female reporters," according to a recent headline on The Washington Post's website.
Although the Columbus Municipal School District stresses it has not finalized its budget request for the 2017 school year, it seems certain the district will be requesting a significant increase in funding.
If you turned on cable TV news Monday, chances are good that you caught Corey Lewandowski fibbing that he doesn't have a clue why Donald Trump fired him as his campaign manager.
On Saturday, someone tried to kill Donald Trump.
Each year, the Ann E. Casey Foundation releases its exhaustive study of the well-being of America's children called Kids Count.
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