As I write this, a burn ban rages across the state.
A week ago I had the pleasure of meeting some folks from out of town who were just passing through.
A thick down comforter of gray clouds pressed against the morning sky. The fringe along the eastern edge of the clouds was the color of July peaches. Before sunrise late last week, I had come outside, coffee in hand, to admire the explosion of yellow swamp sunflowers in our otherwise fading backyard. The sunflowers are perennials that grow and grow -- some are as tall as 12-feet -- and you wonder if they will ever bloom.
The football team at East Mississippi Community College was eliminated from postseason play Friday by the Mississippi Association of Community and Junior Colleges. The ruling came after an onfield brawl during a game Thursday. MACJC stated that the punishment was mandated by the National Junior College Athletic Association rules.
It might be time for Katie Couric to ask Jeb Bush what he reads. Not this column, obviously, where in May I sagely, if humbly, urged him to hug and then walk away from his brother, to whom he should refer as President George W. Bush.
I used to love Playboy magazine. And yes, it was mainly for the articles. But I wasn't exactly repulsed by the pictures.
Actually, I have to admit that I have. Not that it wasn't fun to see Hillary Clinton appear to be the only grown-up in the room when the squabbling between the children (who are playing members of Congress) got at its worst.
This summer Starkville's city leaders engaged an independent consulting firm to develop a new comprehensive plan.
Typically, if you want to attend Columbus City Council meeting, you don't have to worry about finding a good seat. You can usually take your pick.
Several good friends and readers have asked me to weigh in on the Initiative 42 referendum.
1. Ask Rufus: Highway 45 North to the Ocean LOCAL COLUMNS
2. Partial to Home: Collecting the past LOCAL COLUMNS
3. Roses and thorns: 7/23/17 ROSES & THORNS
4. Steve Chapman: Mike Pence's opportunity NATIONAL COLUMNS
5. Patrick J. Buchanan: Is Iran in our gun sights now? NATIONAL COLUMNS