Mississippi needs a new flag. This is not because it is politically correct to do so but because it is just plain, flat-out correct to do so.
By all appearances Friday morning, as thousands lined the street waiting (and wilting) for hours in 90-degree heat to enter the funeral arena where President Obama was to deliver a eulogy for state Sen. Clementa C. Pinckney, racial unity seemed a comfortable fact of life.
"I will never be able to hold her again, but I forgive you."
I grew up in cemeteries. They were part of our education, recreation and, too often, conversation.
By her own admission, Renee Sanders might have seemed like an odd choice to replace Leslie Peel at the United Way of Lowndes County's Volunteer Center Director.
Twitter recently went all aflutter because of the proposed change to the picture on the paper currency of the $20 bill.
The debate over whether or not Mississippi should change the state flag to remove the image of the Confederate flag has featured many of the predictable arguments of previous debates on this issue.
No one talked about the Civil War where I grew up. Not outside of class, anyway.
Each year, the Mississippi Press Association conducts its Better Newspaper Contest to recognize outstanding work by state newspaper staffs.
In two years, Mississippi has moved from 29th place to 19th, but it isn't good news. The ranking is for average debt of people who leave college with a bachelor's degree and student loans to repay.
Mississippi should change its flag. For more than a decade now our state has been the only former member of the Confederate States of America to incorporate that short-lived nation's battle flag into its state flag.
The gun control debate hit a fever pitch after the tragedy of Newtown and now, once again this country finds itself with another tragedy involving guns in Charleston, S.C.
To Chief Nichols credit, he has recently begun several community outreach efforts.
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