America needs to get a grip.
The flooding caused by the recent storms brings to mind high water of past times.
Christmas Eve -- It's early morning and Val, our lost-and-found dog with a bad eye and I are on our way to Noxubee County to spend the morning in the woods.
The Mississippi Economic Council has put down on paper what many transportation leaders and others have been saying for years. The state's roads and bridges are in terrible shape, the situation is nearing a crisis point, and there are easy and reasonable ways to address it -- if we can only get those running state government to summon the political courage to do the necessary and obvious.
The biggest political news is that Donald Trump may be doing even better than polls have suggested. Yikes.
On Nov. 19, less than a week after the terrorist attacks in Paris, my wife Carol and I were scheduled to leave for a Thanksgiving vacation in Madrid. "No, no, don't go," advised friends and family. Europe isn't safe. It's too dangerous.
High on most checklists for ensuring a long and healthy life is being married. Marriage is said to bestow protective health benefits, such as low blood pressure and better cholesterol numbers.
Christmas is near at hand. We know this not by a simple glance at the calendar, of course.
When the Columbus Police Department released video on Tuesday from the body cameras worn by the three CPD officers who were involved in the Oct. 16 shooting death of Ricky Ball, the most relevant video -- that taken immediately after the shooting was not included.
Sunday's article on the decline of hunting hinted at several reasons. Allow me to voice my views.
"I worry greatly that the rhetoric coming from the Republicans, particularly Donald Trump, is sending a message to Muslims here ... and ... around the world, that there is a 'clash of civilizations.'"
Most of my family members, including myself, and my friends have their annual physicals during the last two months of the year, the holiday months.
It's not exactly like Babe Ruth pointing with his bat to the stands where he was about to hit a home run.
As any gardener will tell you, often the health of a plant depends on the depth of its roots. My father was an enthusiastic hunter, yet his five sons were not.
We recently went to Williamsburg and enjoyed the decorations and feel of an 18th century Christmas. It did bring to mind the question of what was Christmas like in early Columbus?
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