Before he tried marijuana, he thought of trying suicide. Heavy drinking hadn't helped. Nor had various pills prescribed by Veterans Affairs doctors. He was still angry, still depressed, still could not sleep.
There is probably no harsher critic of law enforcement officers than my friend, Bill.
Memorial Day weekend has arrived. There are planned events and observances scheduled throughout the country, including here in the Golden Triangle. For most citizens, however, the long holiday weekend will be an opportunity to relax, enjoy gatherings with family and/or friends and have some fun.
A rose of remembrance this Memorial Day weekend.
This is Memorial Day weekend. It is the grand opening of summer. A time to take to the river, the beach, play golf or go fishing. A time for beer and back yard barbeques or family picnics with iced tea and fried chicken. But we all need to stop, reflect and remember.
We have another holiday and another opportunity for a long weekend with maybe a cookout to celebrate an end to the school year or just a good day to sleep in.
It must be very difficult to be a college graduate these days.
When the Columbus city council voted 5-1 against granting the annual Juneteenth Festival, held each year at Sim Scott Park, permission to sell beer this year, county supervisor Leroy Brooks denounced the decision as election-year politics.
Trigger warning: This column will include discussion of ideas that may conflict with your own.
Count me among those mystified over the biker gang melee in Waco, Texas -- a shootout that left nine dead.
It is an important job few seem to want, where success is best measured by what you don't see.
Maybe some people didn't understand the question.
The Canadian rock group "Five Man Electrical Band" might well have slipped into musical obscurity had it not been for its single U.S. hit, "Signs."
When they cranked their patrol cars to start their shifts on the Saturday night before Mother's Day, Hattiesburg policemen Benjamin Deen and Liquori Tate knew he was out there.
You know we're off to the races when the first slip of the tongue by the presumed Republican presidential front-runner consumes the news for days and launches the primary race in earnest.
Among gardens, garden centers, statuaries and yard art, the stone figure of a monk gently holding a bird in open hand is sometimes found. The statue of the robed monk is St. Francis of Assisi, the patron saint of animals and ecology. But what of the monk who holds a spade?
Just writing to say thank you for the great time I had when I came down to sing with the Maryville College Community Choir for the "Chronicles of the Blue and Gray" concert on the night that kicked off your spring Pilgrimage.
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