We do not know its name or even its gender, yet for the past two weeks the biggest celebrity in these parts has been a red-tailed boa constrictor that somehow escaped from its Starkville home on March 18.
This is what I'd like to know. I'd like to know how many times Gov. Phil Bryant, or any of his blind legislative followers, have been blocked from praying to their God, or attending the church of their choice, or reading their Bible, or going on a mission trip, by a person of another race, ethnicity, or sexual orientation.
Our prairie grass grew tall, until Sam retrieved his 1994 Dixon lawnmower from the shed. All across the Prairie lawnmowers and tractors with bush hogs came to life.
How much courage does it take to do nothing? Seriously.
I've never written a letter to the editor before, but having known Fred Kinder since we both worked in the mall some 30 years or so ago, after seeing him on Sunday's front page I just feel compelled.
Spring has arrived in all its floral glory and it is time to again ponder that traditional Southern libation, the Mint Julep.
After winning only six delegates in Wisconsin, and with Ted Cruz poaching delegates in states he has won, like Louisiana, Donald Trump either wins on the first ballot at Cleveland, or Trump does not win.
The Wisconsin primary was a moment for all candidates concerned. It delivered a jolt to brash Donald Trump, who lost to smarmy Ted Cruz.
A portrait of Mississippi.
Mississippi has some of the worst laws in the nation on solar energy. That's too bad because solar is becoming competitive and Mississippi has lots of sunshine.
A rose to everyone involved in making the 76th Columbus Spring Pilgrimage, which ended Saturday, a success.
On Saturday, newly-elected Ward 5 Councilman Stephen Jones will lead a clean-up day in his ward. Staging areas are planned at Lee Park and Sims Scott Park and residents are urged to participate in cleaning up trash throughout the ward. The event will be held from 9 a.m. until noon.
After this week in Mississippi I have been desperately seeking something positive to offset the legislature and the Governor's collective decision on HB 1523.
The spectacular strangeness of this presidential election may require a new display in Ripley's Odditorium of believe-it-or-nots. Among the exhibits, curators might place the History of Conventional Wisdom, wherein the page titled "Populists Never Win in America" has a large, red X drawn through the word "never."
1. Possumhaw: Something stinks in the Prairie LOCAL COLUMNS
3. Leonard Pitts: King's words still ring true ... 61 years on NATIONAL COLUMNS
4. Editorial cartoon for 1-15-18 NATIONAL COLUMNS