When was the last time you had a conversation with a cop? Too often, our interactions with law enforcement are limited to "business-related" exchanges.
Given the degree and ease of international travel, it was probably inevitable that the Ebola virus would reach the United States from West Africa.
So unpopular is President Obama these days that the (D) following Democratic candidates' names might stand for Denial. And, so desperate are political pundits for any fresh news crumb that a molehill quickly becomes a mountain.
We are fast approaching some important anniversary dates.
It has been less than two months since voters in the Lowndes County School District rejected a $47 million bond proposal that would have funded a variety of capital improvements, including $14 million for a centralized career-tech center. Even so, district officials have not moth-balled those capital improvement plans.
A rose to the five local schools who improved their grades in the Mississippi Department of Education's annual assessment, released Friday.
I'd been looking around the yard trying to figure out what could be edible when I noticed the persimmon trees. The trees were obvious by the huddles of deer that gathered under them, not to mention possums, raccoons, coyotes and birds.
In any health care setting, it is wise to listen to the nurses, who see all. Their reports from Dallas about the initial procedures used in treating Thomas Eric Duncan are appalling.
There haven't been a whole lot of good Jewish carpenters since Jesus. As I have just learned anew, I'm not about to reverse the trend.
Colby Sue Weathers killed her father at the insistence of the voices in her head.
When the Mississippi Department of Education released its school accountability ratings for 2013-14 today, it only served to confirm what we have known for quite some time: Our city's schools are struggling.
I recently had a conversation with a friend who expressed personal concerns over being a home owner.
It was once said that art, like morality, consists of drawing a line somewhere.
Young Americans are just not into driving the way their elders are or did at their age.
With the emergence of enhanced technology such as GPS and satellite tracking, today's weather forecasters can provide far more specific and timely information on storms.
From time to time, I get the urge to briefly comment on a wide variety of issues.
Our elected state officials, especially those with the big "R" attached to their names, will tell you they believe in small government and personal liberty.
It will happen in Mississippi.
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