In his role as Consul General for Japan, Motohiko Kato is responsible for representing his county's interests in five Southern states -- Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
On Nov. 1, 1980, John Bond became a king and I became one of his subjects.
Cold weather, at least what Mississippians consider to be cold weather, arrived overnight and is expected to stay with us for awhile.
When Abraham Lincoln first presented a version of the Emancipation Proclamation to his Cabinet, Secretary of State William Seward warned that issuing it after a defeat would look desperate.
Five months to the day after he took over as chief of the Columbus Police Department, Tony Carleton spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club, delivering a message the audience could not have anticipated.
Dear Republican Party: Impeach President Obama.
In the United States, we observe two holidays to honor those who have served our nation through military service.
From the front porch I studied the lake and the fields and deer grazing along the tree line.
There are many things that make Columbus unique among Mississippi cities.
You can't handle the truth.
It is a simple marble military headstone in a sea of more than a thousand white marble military headstones. It is not a soldier, though, who is buried there.
Living in this area after having come from another state, I ask this with much less history here than most of my fellow readers: "Do we try to obtain as much information as we can about the people listed on our ballots before we vote?"
There are the obvious, direct and immediate benefits of having a strong national standing for your football team. And there are some indirect benefits.
FISHTRAP HOLLOW -- From the barn come the boards that serve as underpinning for my old house. They are brought to its high side and screwed into the battened cedar for the season. Warnings here are for a freeze.
They say they are going to rape Shoshana Roberts. She's the star of a hidden camera video that has gone viral. Posted by Hollaback!, a group that campaigns against the street harassment of women -- "catcalling" -- it shows Roberts taking a silent stroll through New York City. Over the course of 10 hours, she records over a hundred instances of unwanted attention from unknown men.
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