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Slimantics: State senate race: Four candidates, zero ideas

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

Tuesday evening, Mississippi University for Women held a candidates forum for the four men who are running to fill the unexpired, one-year state senate term of the late Terry Brown.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Hunting and fishing to become a fundamental right

Posted 10/28/2014 in Local Columns

Robin Hood would be proud.

 

Possumhaw: On the far side of the world

Posted 10/27/2014 in Local Columns

A convergence of events deserves consideration. The kind that causes one to say, "What a small, connected world we live in."

Slimantics: Prison stories have ring of truth

Posted 10/27/2014 in Local Columns

I have been reading with great interest the reporting of the Clarion-Ledger's Jerry Mitchell on the conditions of prisons in Mississippi.

Ask Rufus: Ghosts of the Tombigbee

Posted 10/25/2014 in Local Columns

With all the ghost stories around it is surprising that there are not more ghostly tales about the Tombigbee River.

Birney Imes: Building bridges of hope

Posted 10/25/2014 in Local Columns

Are you a teen mother and trying to find job and a place of your own to live? Homeless and needing a place to get out of the cold? Glenda Buckhalter could be your new best friend.

Lynn Spruill: A city Halloween policy?

Posted 10/24/2014 in Local Columns

We are rapidly approaching one of the best excuses to have candy around the house.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Jobs of the future will go to prepared people, regions

Posted 10/21/2014 in Local Columns

In 2008 when the global economy imploded, experts predicted there would be no quick bounce-back.

 

Ask Rufus: It was 75 years ago

Posted 10/18/2014 in Local Columns

We are fast approaching some important anniversary dates.

Possumhaw: The persimmon is possible to eat

Posted 10/18/2014 in Local Columns

I'd been looking around the yard trying to figure out what could be edible when I noticed the persimmon trees. The trees were obvious by the huddles of deer that gathered under them, not to mention possums, raccoons, coyotes and birds.

Lynn Spruill: House poor

Posted 10/17/2014 in Local Columns

I recently had a conversation with a friend who expressed personal concerns over being a home owner.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Comments on news from around the state

Posted 10/15/2014 in Local Columns

From time to time, I get the urge to briefly comment on a wide variety of issues.

 

Slimantics: A level playing field for Mississippi workers

Posted 10/14/2014 in Local Columns

Our elected state officials, especially those with the big "R" attached to their names, will tell you they believe in small government and personal liberty.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Fewer Mississippians see gay marriage as a threat

Posted 10/14/2014 in Local Columns

It will happen in Mississippi.

 

It's a lot of garbage

Posted 10/13/2014 in Local Columns

It was garbage day when Sam said, "I may not put the garbage out today; there's only one bag."

Birney Imes: Watching the Bulldogs from afar

Posted 10/12/2014 in Local Columns

Seems a little odd to be sitting in the living room of friends on the other side of the country watching a football game in Starkville. Nice to see we're getting rain -- it's cool and clear here -- but better if it would wait.

Ask Rufus: A walk down the street

Posted 10/11/2014 in Local Columns

The past six weeks I have been teaching a MUW Life Enrichment course on the architectural history of Columbus.

Lynn Spruill: Dominion and control

Posted 10/10/2014 in Local Columns

I watched mesmerized from my office window the other afternoon.

Slimantics: A moment vs. a movement

Posted 10/8/2014 in Local Columns

On Sept. 22 at Sim Scott Community Center, city councilman Kabir Karriem addressed a "Men of Color" meeting organized by county supervisor Leroy Brooks to address the "crisis" facing the city of Columbus.

Slimantics: Bulldogs, Rebels are an argument against the status quo

Posted 10/7/2014 in Local Columns

This isn't supposed to happen. In fact, as recently as a few years ago, the general consensus is that it could never happen.

 

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