Shortly after passing Bob Roberts Barbecue and Burkhalter Rigging, the motorist heading south on Highway 45 crosses three streams, Motley Slough, Gilmer Creek and Magowah Creek.
My column today is a look at some unusual Christmas celebrations in Mississippi during the 1800s and earlier.
I spoke at the first Mississippi Summit on Criminal Justice Reform on Tuesday about the need to invest in proven public safety strategies. Those in attendance heard similar testimonials from legislators, judges, law enforcement officials, and families impacted by incarceration, all of whom are ready to see Mississippi take the next step on criminal justice reform.
This week's criminal justice summit in Jackson was hailed as a milestone moment in criminal justice reform, drawing speakers from both the political left and right in addressing a problem that both sides agree has had a devastating affect on our state.
Every year around this time, the Mississippi Legislature develops a variety of policies and bills designed to reinvent or reform public education -- school choice, high-stakes testing, letter grades for school performance, you name it.
In keeping with the spirit of the season, we take note of the many opportunities we have to help the less fortunate, often through large, well-organized charities.
President Donald Trump-haters salivated over special counsel Robert Mueller's recent filings on ex-Trump campaign manager Paul Manafort and Trump former lawyer/"fixer" Michael Cohen.
Since her arrival as superintendent for the Columbus Municipal School District this summer, Cherie Labat has taken pains to carefully craft and nurture the image the city's schools present to the community.
Gracious! We're ending 2018 on a bitter note, no different from the cacophony we've heard continually since the 2016 election.
When I popped open the old laptop, the Geek Squad guy said maybe I should dust it off.
"Keep the change" is an old expression, usually a small, seemingly insignificant gesture motivated as much by convenience (who wants to fool with a few coins?) as charity.
It was certainly no surprise when race bubbled up more than a month ago in the runoff between Cindy Hyde-Smith and Mike Espy.
If Donald Trump told Michael Cohen to pay hush money to Stormy Daniels about a one-night stand a decade ago, that, says Jerome Nadler, incoming chair of House Judiciary, would be an "impeachable offense."
Friday's paper had an article in it about two recent fatal shootings of black men by police officers who were responding to "shots fired" calls. In both cases the police apparently mistook the black men for the criminals when they actually were the "good guys" responding to crimes committed by others.
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