Alan Brown has been writing about ghosts for 20 years now. He's authored 17 books about the ghosts of the South, including his latest effort: "Ghosts of Mississippi's Golden Triangle."
If Beltway insiders and other East Coast elites ever wondered why so many Americans prefer Donald Trump to Hillary Clinton, all they need do is watch a rerun of Thursday night's 71st annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner.
Pressed by moderator Chris Wallace as to whether he would accept defeat should Hillary Clinton win the election, Donald Trump replied, "I will tell you at the time. I'll keep you in suspense."
I've dismissed talk of Hillary Clinton's "secrecy problem" as mere babble in an election year. I thought, for example, that Clinton had no obligation to disclose her mild pneumonia, a temporary ailment she was over in a few days.
"Why's everybody always pickin' on me?" -- The Coasters from "Charlie Brown" Donald Trump has a victim mentality.
A couple weeks ago, Bob Nolan and I were standing around in my backyard talking. Actually, I was doing the talking; Bob was repairing a crack in a rowboat made of polyethylene plastic with a heat gun. I was trying to stay out of his way.
Ever heard of Yazidi, a very small community in Northern Iraq? Probably not. We never heard of them until ISIS started massacring its residents in 2014.
A rose to Mississippi State University graduate student and band member Martin Kinsey, who joined with university band members across the country to participate in "Be the Match," a program that provides bone marrow for patients battling more than 70 diseases, including leukemia, lymphoma and sickle-cell anemia.
Next Friday there will be a Chickasaw Indian Heritage Festival in Tupelo. That event provides the perfect backdrop for an interesting ancient Chickasaw legend. It is the legend of Tibbee Lake, which is between Columbus and West Point.
Often when a name goes up on a building, it honors a politician or benefactor.
Many years ago one of my exs attended a prestigious management seminar on the East Coast.
American democracy is meant to be messy, not ugly.
Today, the Mississippi Department of Education released its "report cards" for the state's schools and school districts for the 2015-16 school year.
With the final presidential debate behind us, voters may be less committed to one or the other candidate than the numbers suggest.
Amanda Knox was innocent of the grisly murder for which she did time in an Italian jail.
The arrest of a Columbus man earlier this month on charges of using a computer to lure a child for sexual purposes should serve as a reminder that child predators are in every community.
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