Tuesday, Mississippians will go to the polls to determine the outcome of numerous local and state elections, including who will be our governor.
One of the overriding challenges facing organizations is how to increase membership and encourage wider involvement.
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The question was first posed by Juvenal, a Latin poet whose life spanned the first and second centuries: Quis custodiet ipsos custodes? Translation: "Who watches the watchmen?"
Next Tuesday, voters will go to the polls to determine a handful of local offices, as well as decide the outcome of statewide races, including governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general.
"If the Cold War is over, what's the point of being an American?" said Rabbit Angstrom, the protagonist of the John Updike novels.
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.
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