I have written several times about the expedition of Spanish explorer Hernando de Soto's travels through our area 475 years ago and his encounters with the Chickasaws and other Indian nations.
Disappointed with supervisors
Each January, the Mississippi Legislature convenes in Jackson and collectively loses its mind for a few months. The session ends in April - and not a nanosecond too soon - giving Mississippians a couple of months to contemplate the impending carnage that will ensue on July 1, when the new laws go into effect.
Dear white people: As you no doubt know, the water crisis in Flint, Mich., returned to the headlines last week with news that the state attorney general is charging three government officials for their alleged roles in the debacle. It makes this a convenient moment to deal with something that has irked me about the way this disaster is framed.
African Americans in the South can't get a break when it comes to voting, as history can't deny. After all they've endured through slavery, Jim Crow and the fight for civil rights, their voices are still treated dismissively by tone-deaf politicians who would ask for their votes.
A rose to business owners and their patrons, especially in Columbus.
HB 1523 not compatible with American or Christian values
About four years ago a friend visiting from the North rode with me to a rural church outside of Caledonia to photograph the tombstone for a woman's leg. The woman had the leg removed for medical reasons, and, perhaps thinking it would be useful later, had it buried next to the spot her remains would eventually (and now) inhabit. Her husband's grave neighbored her on the other side.
When measuring the economic health of any city, several factors are considered -- including housing, unemployment, tax revenue.
It's official. We are not going to get any help from the Legislature on the renovation of the Starkville police department building.
In Samuel Eliot Morison's "The Oxford History of the American People," there is a single sentence about Harriet Tubman.
The 2016 Mississippi legislative session ended this morning.
As Archie Bunker might say, the world is going down the terlet. And how.
Although he is careful not to call himself a Republican -- as a journalist, he maintains that party associations are the enemy of objectivity -- there is little doubt that Wyatt Emmerich is a fiscal conservative through and through.
Donald Trump has brought out the largest crowds in the history of primaries. He has won the most victories, the most delegates, the most votes.
Perhaps as early as tonight, the Columbus City Council will select a new member of the Columbus Municipal School Board of Trustees.
In May 2010, Chris Epps was at the pinnacle.
1. Ask Rufus: 200,000 Cousins LOCAL COLUMNS
2. Possumhaw: Life is so very, very good LOCAL COLUMNS
3. Roses and thorns 11/19/17 ROSES & THORNS
4. Steve Chapman: No, Roy Moore, God won't solve our problems NATIONAL COLUMNS
5. Patrick Buchanan: Is America up for a second cold war? NATIONAL COLUMNS