Ever year at this time, the Mississippi Department of Education releases its "report cards" for schools and school districts throughout the state.
As fall approaches, the days get shorter with increasing rapidity.
Aprils and Octobers are distant relatives (calendar-wise, at least), but share common traits.
Rural communities just thought Walmart was the great job killer. Now comes Amazon.
His name was La David T. Johnson.
I have never been an accomplice to a crime. Put another way, I have never been a victim of sexual assault/sexual abuse/sexual harassment. Those who have know precisely what I mean.
It "makes some people uncomfortable." That was the explanation Kenny Holloway, a school board official in Biloxi, Mississippi, gave the Sun Herald newspaper last week, for the board's decision to remove from its eighth-grade curriculum a Pulitzer Prize-winning American classic, Harper Lee's "To Kill a Mockingbird."
Last week, the Biloxi School District removed Harper Lee's classic novel "To Kill a Mockingbird" from its eighth-grade language arts curriculum after complaints from some of the students' parents.
The story of Donald Trump and health coverage rightly starts with the story of Donald Trump and William Trump.
A week ago, around every bend a field of cotton edged the road. The crops were defoliated, so stalks stood brown holding fluffy white cotton, like cotton candy on a stick. The fields are beautiful, lying in row after row as far as you can see.
A case the U.S. Supreme Court will decide this term illustrates what happens when good intentions go bad.
Recently, before setting out on a road trip, I stopped by the library for a handful of books on tape, invaluable companions on long drives.
1. Our View: From failing schools come failing communities DISPATCH EDITORIALS
2. Wyatt Emmerich: Towards safer streets LOCAL COLUMNS
3. Editorial cartoon for 10-20-17 NATIONAL COLUMNS