As I write this column on the last Saturday in February with a weather watch for severe storms approaching, I cannot help but think of the Tombigbee steamboat the Eliza Battle.
By the time the 2018-2019 school year begins, the Columbus Municipal School District will fill dozens of positions.
In days gone by, a massacre of students like the atrocity at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School would have brought us together.
Beginning today and continuing each Thursday, this column will be devoted to state politics under the theory that what happens in the legislature is very much a local story.
Board of aldermen and city council meetings provide an opportunity to see the workings of our system of government at the most basic level.
Who wouldn't be happy with a 13.8 percent return on investment? A stockbroker who could do that would have investors beating down his door.
There are 174 people who serve in the Mississippi legislature, folks from all walks of life. What we can assume about them, collectively, is that none of them do the shopping back home, for they just don't seem to understand how it works.
According to the indictment by Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Russian trolls, operating out of St. Petersburg, took American identities on social media and became players in our 2016 election.
A prime talking point for legislative advocates of charter schools this year is "local control."
Widespread displeasure with Donald Trump and his party bodes well for Democrats in November. They have a good chance of retaking the House and a decent one of winning a Senate majority. But to get there, they must be smart. And being smart includes attracting Republicans repelled by Trump.
Payne Field, four miles north of West Point near the community of White's Station, is a little-known, but very historic air field that has been called Mississippi's first airport
Since I was a little boy, the spins on the ice mesmerized me.
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