Two lawsuits accusing Mississippi officials of wrongdoing have been settled without trials this summer. Taxpayers can know the cost for one. For the other, they can't.
A year ago, in August 2015, this column called "The Donald" the Democrats' Trump card.
Something very important is happening this week, even for those of us who aren't directly involved.
"Isolationists must not prevail in this new debate over foreign policy," warns Richard Haass, president of the Council on Foreign Relations.
Somebody threw out the question what would you miss about the South? Food was a given then it boiled down to friendliness and storytelling. The next day I tried the question on my exercising buddies and the answer was the same. Seems we'll tell a story at the drop of a hat.
As her client entered a not guilty plea, Jackson attorney Lisa Ross hit the nail on the head. She used "shakedown" to describe the flavor of Mississippi's unraveling corrections outrage. Exactly.
Let me tell you how I got in trouble with ladies.
Recently I bought a painting by Oscar-winning Columbus native Josh Meador.
Just before 8 o'clock on a recent Thursday morning, Les Henderson stood at the cash register of the Preston General Store, the business his great-grandfather, Luther Dewayne Henderson, started in 1886, and rang up the purchases of Bobby Wells, a neighbor and regular customer.
No one would mistake Roger Ailes for a ladies' man, at least not without a fistful of dollars -- or a garter belt. So emerges a fresh image of the man who created Fox News, the cable network known for its leggy, law-degreed female hosts. Ailes, like Hugh Hefner, knew that a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down.
At stake in 2016 is the White House, the Supreme Court, the Senate and, possibly, control of the House of Representatives.
"Daddy, I feel like I'm blind, and I literally feel dizzy. I feel like I don't know where I am, and I feel like it's Wednesday instead of Thursday."
This has been a busy construction summer for Starkville.
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