Someday, I hope, I'll sit a couple of grandkids on my lap and tell them about the days when Americans abstained from political violence and settled all our differences peaceably through the democratic process. Or maybe I'll pick a different fairy tale.
One way you can perform your civic duty is by eating. Sounds too good to be true, right?
In a world changing at an ever-increasing pace, the spring convocation of the Delta Council stands as a monument to the old days.
Often, I am amazed at how much the world is changing, but none more so than last week when I stopped at the gas station for gas and a cup of Southern Pecan coffee.
Antony, foreseeing chaos in the aftermath of the murder of Julius Caesar, intoned, "Cry 'Havoc!,' and let slip the dogs of war." In more contemporary artistry with words, the Baha Men gave us, "Who let the dogs out? Who? Who? Who? Who?"
On Friday the Billups-Garth Foundation presented to the S.D. Lee Home a 153-year-old wooden crutch with the owner's name carved across it. It is a grand example of how confusing history can be.
About a year ago, four Mennonite boys from Georgia came up with the idea to build a houseboat and motor down the Mississippi.
A rose to the organizers, volunteers and donors who, for 30 years now, have provided children with cancer an escape from the often-difficult realities of being a patient through a week-long summer camp at the Columbus-Lowndes YMCA's Camp Pratt.
Is Kansas a lesson for Mississippi? Conservative Governor Sam Brownback and the Republican controlled Kansas Legislature enacted massive state tax cuts five years ago, making Kansas the national poster child for anti-tax advocates.
You knew it was coming. You felt it with a sickening certainty the instant news of a mass shooting flashed out from Alexandria, Virginia.
James T. Hodgkinson of Belleville, Illinois, who aspired to end his life as a mass murderer of Republican Congressmen, was a Donald Trump hater and a Bernie Sanders backer.
The Columbus Police Department held its first organizational meeting for its new citizens volunteer group. Thursday.
The sparrows here are insistent, expectant. Before I can get the laptop out of its case, two of them are at my feet looking up.
1. Ask Rufus: Celebrating the Fourth LOCAL COLUMNS
2. Voice of the people: Mildred Wiggins LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)
3. Partial to Home: A visit with Bo 'Tomato Man' Jones LOCAL COLUMNS
4. Roses and thorns: 6/25/17 ROSES & THORNS
5. Patrick J. Buchanan: The passing of the Pelosi era NATIONAL COLUMNS