When state and federal programs to health-care providers began, so did a behind-the-scenes struggle. It centered on keeping the payments secret.
A large number of the Starkville property owners are girding their loins for battle. It is the collective gearing up for the turnover of college kids for our landlord population.
A curtain of darkness fell as we spread blankets and pillows on the floor near the stairway. Sam watched the local news until the satellite cut out. An ominous message came across the screen saying, "Don't call us -- we already know."
I would like to thank the Starkville community for the wonderful turnout at this year's Starkville observance of the National Day of Prayer.
A rose to the Market Street Festival, which was held this weekend in downtown Columbus. We acknowledge all who had a hand in making this year's event a success, including Main Street Columbus and director Barbara Bigelow, and her staff, more than 400 volunteers, police/fire personnel, entertainers, organizer Amber Brislin and, of course, visitors.
Hell froze over Saturday morning: I planted a garden, thus fulfilling an ancient prophecy.
What happened to the ordinance on saggy pants.
Say what you will, but you'd best check for recording devices. Alternatively, you might check your thoughts.
Americans want a smaller role in global affairs than the stage-hogging part we command today. Nearly half say the U.S. should be less active minding the world's business, and only 19 percent say more so, a new Wall Street Journal/NBC News poll suggests.
Barack Obama's 949-word response Monday to a question about foreign policy weakness showed the president at his worst: defensive, irritable, contradictory and at times detached from reality.
The aftermath of storms such as the ones we witnessed this week remind of what Lincoln called "the better angels of our nature."
As the recent tragic storms have once again proven, April and May are tornado season in Mississippi. Mississippi has the fifth most tornadoes in the nation and is number one in tornado deaths with an average of 10 fatalities per year.
During the month of April, Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann began criss-crossing the state -- at taxpayer expense, naturally -- to promote the state-mandated Voter ID law that will require Mississippians to produce a state-issued ID before casting a ballot.
By 10 o'clock Tuesday morning Bobby Ray had almost finished picking up storm debris in his yard on Tabernacle Road when neighbor Ricky Ward showed up. The two are old friends, their friendship rooted in their shared passion for dirt-track racing.
A couple of miles down Lee-Stokes Road, where Pleasant Hill Baptist Church sits on a hill above a cluster of modest brick homes where Lacy Road runs into Pleasant Hill Road, church pastor Bill Hurt wearily tended his flock, scattered but unharmed after a pair of Monday tornadoes plowed through East Columbus.
Maybe there is something to that old saying, "The good guys wear white hats."
Anyone old enough to have an AARP card remembers when major storms were accompanied by a painfully slow dissemination of news. When the old telephone, radio and TV transmission lines were interrupted, storm survivors and their family and friends far away waited anxiously for news.
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