Most of us, if we are lucky, have one place in our lives we have seen that exceeds all expectations, that we keep in our minds like an escape hatch from the dreary routine of daily existence or failed dreams.
The self-righteousness and smugness of Ted Cruz in refusing to endorse Donald Trump, then walking off stage in Cleveland, smirking amidst the boos, takes the mind back in time.
For five years now, Lee Middle School has sat vacant, and it may be several years before we see any activity on the property.
As a frequent recipient of Alderman Wynn's unwavering disapproval, I am inclined to pay closer attention than most to her comments at the board table on any given Tuesday.
How can anyone ever explain this to Mason? He's only 4 months old, so that moment still lies years in the future. Still, at some point, too soon, he will ask the inevitable questions, and someone will have to tell him how his dad was shot to death for being a police officer in Baton Rouge.
The relationship between Mississippi State University and the city of Starkville is essential to the success of both, though at times that seems to be forgotten.
Here's something I never thought I'd have to say. People should not play Pokemon at Auschwitz.
Now is the summer of our discontent, Shakespeare might say, with none to make it glorious.
By the end of the year, all three of our area's college campuses will be officially tobacco-free.
Imitation may be the highest form of flattery, but plagiarism, not so much.
Ever since the new invention of barbed wire made it to the western United States more than 140 years ago, there has been a debate in this country over whether private property can be encroached upon for the greater common good.
With apologies to Ann Landers and Abigail Van Buren ..
Neither George W. Bush, the Republican Party nominee in 2000 and 2004, nor Jeb, the dethroned Prince of Wales, will be in Cleveland. Nor will John McCain or Mitt Romney, the last two nominees.
Just inside the door of the Missionary Baptist Church I saw a white man to the far left, so I turned right. I didn't want us to "clump up," so I asked a beautiful young woman with long eyelashes if anyone was sitting next to her.
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