"Since time memorial the Choctaw Indians have lived in Mississippi, and have made baskets of the reed cane which grows in the swamps of the south." So begins a ca. 1920 letter from Mrs. J.E. Arnold, a Baptist missionary to the Choctaw in Union.
In 1953 the French writer Jean Giono published a thin volume, titled, "The Man Who Planted Trees." The story's narrator, hiking alone in the south of France, comes upon a desolate, treeless valley covered in wild lavender. The year is 1910.
It's been a beautiful fall day. I am healthy, reasonably intelligent, have good friends and a roof, albeit rusty, over my head. But I burrow, downcast, on my denim couch beneath a tiger throw, wondering why I feel so terrible about two football games. Auburn
Last week, I spent a day at Drake University in Des Moines, Iowa, where some students and I talked about protest. Des Moines is six hours up the road from Ferguson, Missouri, the St. Louis suburb where Michael Brown, an unarmed teenager, was shot to death by a police officer in August, prompting weeks of often violent clashes between protesters, rioters and heavily militarized police.
There's this game in American politics where folks who fancy themselves conservative often condemn programs that they in fact want very much. Obamacare is one such example.
WASHINGTON -- There are many crucial items facing the lame-duck Congress, from Ebola to the Islamic State to funding the federal government.
In his role as Consul General for Japan, Motohiko Kato is responsible for representing his county's interests in five Southern states -- Kentucky, Tennessee, Arkansas, Louisiana and Mississippi.
Time will tell, but I do believe this year has been a monumental one for Starkville.
On Nov. 1, 1980, John Bond became a king and I became one of his subjects.
Cold weather, at least what Mississippians consider to be cold weather, arrived overnight and is expected to stay with us for awhile.
When Abraham Lincoln first presented a version of the Emancipation Proclamation to his Cabinet, Secretary of State William Seward warned that issuing it after a defeat would look desperate.
Five months to the day after he took over as chief of the Columbus Police Department, Tony Carleton spoke to the Columbus Rotary Club, delivering a message the audience could not have anticipated.
Dear Republican Party: Impeach President Obama.
In the United States, we observe two holidays to honor those who have served our nation through military service.
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