A rose to Columbus Light & Water, the city of Columbus and TVA, which have combined to help address one of the hidden costs that affect lower-income households.
As the year comes to a close, most us will likely view 2016 with ambivalence -- a mixture of good and bad, as is common with most years. We got enough of each to look forward to 2017 with guarded optimism.
In 1644, the English poet John Milton made an eloquent case against censorship. Freedom of thought and inquiry was not only a God-given prerogative but also the best protection against error: "Let her and Falsehood grapple; who ever knew Truth put to the worse, in a free and open encounter?"
The 2017 election season begins locally almost as soon as the new year.
Secretary of State John Kerry used the word "conscience" over and over again as he attempted to explain and justify the Obama administration's decision not to veto a one-sided U.N. Security Council resolution condemning Israel.
Stressed Americans seeking calm through decluttering and meditation might add a third activity: the cocktail hour.
Tuesday, the Mississippi Legislature begins its 2017 session and there are some pretty big issues they'll have to grapple with, matters that can no longer be addressed by kicking the can down the road, which is generally what happens when legislators are forced to face tough decisions.
As usual, the year's end brings reflections and ruminations on what was and what is to be.
Before there's wall-to-wall worldwide coverage of this guy Donald Trump taking his oath to head one branch of American government, there will be a much quieter ceremony here in Mississippi.
Any honest man, looking back on a very long life, must admit -- even if only to himself -- being a relic of a bygone era.
Last year's New Year's resolution didn't turn out as well as I had hoped or maybe it did in the long run.
As we age, we forget many things. However, some things we never forget; when we remember them, we get emotional. You might even smile or start crying.
1. Partial to Home: Unclaimed baggage LOCAL COLUMNS
2. Roses and thorns: 1/22/17 ROSES & THORNS
4. Voice of the people: Deborah Johnson LETTERS TO THE EDITOR (VOICE@CDISPATCH.COM)
5. Patrick J. Buchanan: New president, new world NATIONAL COLUMNS