The library seemed a bit formidable as I pulled the heavy door open. I stepped inside, surveyed the room, and moved toward the large desk that looked like a help station. I love libraries and respect them.
To celebrate Independence Day, there will be a grand fireworks show at the Stennis Lock and Dam, East Bank, on July 1.
The inquisitive traveler headed east from Columbus to Tuscaloosa, Birmingham or points beyond will find it rewarding in unexpected ways to take the slow road out of town -- Highway 182, which in Alabama becomes (Pickens) County Road 30.
When The 5th District Court of Appeals overturned a lower court ruling against Mississippi's HB1523, also known as "Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act," on Thursday, a lot of folks didn't know whether to shrug their shoulders or set their hair on fire and run down the street.
In a world changing at an ever-increasing pace, the spring convocation of the Delta Council stands as a monument to the old days.
Often, I am amazed at how much the world is changing, but none more so than last week when I stopped at the gas station for gas and a cup of Southern Pecan coffee.
Antony, foreseeing chaos in the aftermath of the murder of Julius Caesar, intoned, "Cry 'Havoc!,' and let slip the dogs of war." In more contemporary artistry with words, the Baha Men gave us, "Who let the dogs out? Who? Who? Who? Who?"
On Friday the Billups-Garth Foundation presented to the S.D. Lee Home a 153-year-old wooden crutch with the owner's name carved across it. It is a grand example of how confusing history can be.
About a year ago, four Mennonite boys from Georgia came up with the idea to build a houseboat and motor down the Mississippi.
The sparrows here are insistent, expectant. Before I can get the laptop out of its case, two of them are at my feet looking up.
We have reached the time of year where most of us will spend our time outside looking for something to stand under. It's all shelter or shade until October now.
Mississippi now leads the nation in the "starve the beast" approach to governance with Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves as champion of the movement.
My neighbor E.H. and I were nearing home where we saw what looked like an odd-shaped purple shopping bag hanging high in a tree.
Are there really Civil War tunnels under Columbus? That is one of the questions I am most frequently asked, and within the last two weeks, three people have asked me that again.
Question: Who won the Caledonia mayor's race? Answer: We don't know.
There's no way to know what former Mississippi Commissioner of Corrections Christopher Epps expected when he walked into court -- at last -- to hear his sentence, but the nearly 20-year term imposed by U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate must have come as a surprise.
I had not decided what to write about this week until I came across an article in a May 10, 1842, Columbus newspaper announcing that construction was about to start on a bridge across the Tombigbee River at Columbus.
"It's an amazing thing to watch a lizard fold a moth into its mouth, like a sword swallower who specializes in umbrellas. " Elizabeth McCracken, American author
Recently I have had a common health issue -- coughing and sore throat. A mixture of honey and lemon and gargling with warm, salt water used to work.
Morgan Freeman, celebrated actor and thoughtful person, says forget about it.
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