Starkvegas. For years, the word was used derisively to describe the city of Starkville, whose blandness stood in -- pardon the pun -- "stark" contrast to the university that sustained much of the city's economy.
Veering off my usual morning route, instead of Sonic first, for some reason I can't recall, I rounded the corner from South Montgomery to Academy Road here in Starkville and noticed a sign in front of the fire station there. It read "Safe Place."
At a friend's recommendation, I went to hear Natchez native and best-selling author Greg Iles speak at the seventh annual Statehood Day program at the Old Capitol.
The report card for Mississippi's K-12 education came back today.
Terrorism is not going away. We saw that in the closing of the Los Angeles schools after what was deemed a "credible" threat.
Fear and hatred, on a large scale, requires some hard work.
Gee, wonder what Hillary Clinton has been up to?
One of the best aspects of the Christmas season is the spirit of generosity it inspires.
Hillary Clinton doesn't have to wait for Christmas to get her gift. Donald Trump has been her Santa. He's outrageous, so he commands all the ink and air time -- so all her skeletons sit safely in the cupboard.
"This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." Those were Winston Churchill's words of battle-weary comfort when World War II started decisively shifting in the Allies' favor.
Michele, a single parent of two, dragged her artificial tree down from the attic. One of the daughters has a new puppy. Of the puppy, Michele said, "I hate that dog."
There is something special about the TV news magazine "CBS Sunday Morning." I have watched it since Charles Kuralt was the anchor. In fact, I still expect to hear his voice when the baroque styled trumpet theme of Abblasen plays the opening notes. Nothing against the current Charles, but he just isn't Kuralt.
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