It was a horrific scene. The pickup truck had smashed head-on into a bus taking elderly church members on an outing.
Sam asked if I was ready for him to cut the grass. I had asked that he save the area on a little hill that runs from the house down to the lake.
The phone rang. "Chah-lie? Bill Minor. Listen. You got that all wrong."
As Mississippi lawmakers grapple with piecing together a state budget without enough money they are taking another step into a deeper hole for the long term.
Today there are seven different homes and two Churches open on three different tours for the Columbus pilgrimage.
This wasn't last time. It took less than a minute for everyone, most notably the Connecticut Huskies, to figure that out.
Nathan Boggan's folks were humble, working class folks who lived in the tiny farming community of Fellowship in Jasper County, on a farm that had been the family's home for generations.
"If we were to use traditional measures for understanding leaders, which involve the defense of borders and national flourishing, Putin would count as the preeminent statesman of our time.
Donald Trump spent more than a year rousing crowds with a simple promise: "I'll build a great, great wall on our southern border, and I will have Mexico pay for that wall." As the campaign wore on, it got so he could ask "Who's gonna pay for the wall?" and the audience would roar, "Mexico!"
There is a time-honored maxim in sports that begins, "On any given day."
We are witnesses to an abuse of power by government that represents a test of our democracy.
By the calendar, spring arrived 10 days ago.
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