In two years, Mississippi has moved from 29th place to 19th, but it isn't good news. The ranking is for average debt of people who leave college with a bachelor's degree and student loans to repay.
Mississippi should change its flag. For more than a decade now our state has been the only former member of the Confederate States of America to incorporate that short-lived nation's battle flag into its state flag.
The gun control debate hit a fever pitch after the tragedy of Newtown and now, once again this country finds itself with another tragedy involving guns in Charleston, S.C.
To Chief Nichols credit, he has recently begun several community outreach efforts.
For Father's Day I gave Sam four white buckets and some blue cargo shorts. When I bought the buckets, a lady in the parking lot rolled her window down and hollered, "Those are fishing buckets! Wish I was fishing!"
Actually, they don't. Whether you're a butcher, a baker or a candlestick maker, you make more if you're a man.
Almost 475 years ago Hernando de Soto's Spanish expedition arrived in what is now the Columbus, Starkville and West Point, Mississippi area, exploring the land and encountering the Chickasaw.
Thursday, I spent a couple hours with Uncle Bunky watching him work his wonders at Camp Rising Sun.
There is a website that purports to expose "myths about the economy and government," Cry Wolf Project.
There is something I have never understood about the argument over global warming.
Younger Americans can hardly imagine a time when you had to visit a library to research the population of Phoenix in 1980.
When media visit Camp Rising Sun, they are allowed to interview campers. There is just one rule: Don't mention the "C" word.
There's nothing as depressing as asking young people whether they plan to participate in the election and hearing them tell you they have no idea which candidate to be for or what the differences are or, worse, that it doesn't matter.
The email came from a woman who I will call "Anna" for the sake of protecting her identity and her current job.
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