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Voice of the people: Paul J Ackerman


Possumhaw: Ode to a screen door

Posted 5/6/2013 in Local Columns

"Bam," the screen door slammed. "Bam," it slammed again. It's a new sound coming from the back porch. I love the sound of a screen door slamming. I love the way a screen door can make you feel like your outside even if you're inside.


Charlie Mitchell: One of Mississippi's greatest assets is 'arable land'

Posted 5/6/2013 in Local Columns

OK, it was tacky to notice -- but I did. At a gospel singing to benefit efforts to get more nutritious food into Oxford schools, a couple of the choir members were -- and I have no room to talk -- "over-nutreated."



Susan Estrich: A gay man in the NBA

Posted 5/4/2013 in National Columns



Voice of the people: Jay D'Abramo



Voice of the people: Jim Gafford


Birney Imes: At war with the beavers

Posted 5/4/2013 in Local Columns

Tuesday afternoon James Towery stood in a cluster of willow trees near the edge of Proctor Lake.


Voice of the people: Robert E. Smith, Sr.



Voice of the people: Karen Windle and David Barber


Slimantics: In election season, mayor pushes a different campaign

Posted 5/3/2013 in Local Columns

The primaries for the municipal elections will be held Tuesday, followed by the general election June 4.


Froma Harrop: How to get fit without really trying

Posted 5/2/2013 in National Columns

We may not have time for exercise, but there's always time to read about exercising. And while the motivation to exercise may not be tops, the motivation to shop for "aids" to exercise seems forever strong.


Slimantics: Christians only? Lack of inclusiveness taints local Day of Prayer observance

Posted 5/2/2013 in Local Columns

Late this morning, people of a faith gathered on the lawn of the Lowndes County Courthouse to observe the National Day of Prayer.


Marty Wiseman: Five presidents and an enduring constitution

Posted 5/1/2013 in Local Columns

The United States, though still a young country by comparison, has the oldest continuous constitution of any country in existence in the world today.



Voice of the people: Cameron Triplett



Leonard Pitts: Collins scores for gay rights

Posted 5/1/2013 in National Columns



Bill Crawford: Regionalism good for Golden Triangle

Posted 4/30/2013 in Local Columns

Just 15 months after they affiliated with his highly successful development team, Joe Max Higgins landed major Japanese tire manufacturer, Yokohama, and hundreds of high paying jobs for unemployment ravaged West Point and Clay County.


Slimantics: Joe Max delivers ... again

Posted 4/30/2013 in Local Columns

The Golden Triangle Regional Development Link lists 10 staff members on its website. At the top of that hierarchy is CEO Joe Max Higgins, who has been the driving force of the economic development engine since his arrival in 2003.

Possumhaw: Crimson and clover

Posted 4/29/2013 in Local Columns

It was a day to roll the windows down and sing loud. I was heading down Highway 45 South to Noxubee County, and the roadsides were aflame with red clover. The words of Tommy James and the Shondells' 1968 hit "Crimson and Clover" played over and over in my head. I sang loud.


Letter to the editor: Cameron Triplett



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