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Outtakes: Mr. Walker's fruitcake

Posted 12/11/2015 in Local Columns

It is well established that the details of family stories have a way of expanding and diminishing as the generations pass them along.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Uber and Teladoc: freedom vs. government regulation

Posted 12/9/2015 in Local Columns

Progress marches on, at an ever increasing rate, and this is creating regulatory confusion in Mississippi as the new challenges the old.

 

 

Charlie Mitchell: Republicans have unprecedented power

Posted 12/8/2015 in Local Columns

As Election Day approached, Republicans in Mississippi had a collective theme: Look at what we've done for Mississippi, and we've only just begun.

 

Possumhaw: Walking the roadways

Posted 12/7/2015 in Local Columns

A few years ago, maybe four or five, Shirley and I took to the asphalt. Walking's been a good thing, increasing endorphins, building endurance as we watch seasons change and occasionally solve world problems.

Ask Rufus: A Christmas Tour of Homes

Posted 12/5/2015 in Local Columns

Next Sunday will be a different kind of home tour in Columbus.

Birney Imes: Lunch with Bobby

Posted 12/5/2015 in Local Columns

Do people talk with each other anymore? Here's an idea: Call and invite someone to lunch, or coffee or for a drink. Both of you agree to put up your "devices." Better yet, invite someone outside your usual circle, someone different, maybe even someone of a different race, different politics or with different views on religion. Amazing what a face-to-face conversation can do for understanding.

Slimantics: Pooped pups? Stalled horses? Awkward pauses? It must be a parade

Posted 12/4/2015 in Local Columns

I've been a sucker for parades, going back to my childhood.

Ask Rufus: The stories in a name

Posted 11/28/2015 in Local Columns

I am often asked about the origin of local place names. There is a lot of history associated with names and their origins.

Shannon Bardwell: The way we remember it

Posted 11/28/2015 in Local Columns

Family gatherings always allow for the conjuring up of old memories. Grown up siblings begin their tales: Sister says, "Remember when we lived over in east Columbus and we put the Christmas tree in that front window and... Brother interrupts, "No, we didn't live in that house. We put the Christmas tree in the front window after we got to the new house." Sister insists, "No I'm sure it was in east Columbus."

Lynn Spruill: Marketing the holidays

Posted 11/27/2015 in Local Columns

It is time for the rollout of a new batch of Christmas and holiday commercials.

Slimantics: Lessons in gratitude from an 8-year-old

Posted 11/25/2015 in Local Columns

Today is Thanksgiving and among older celebrants, it is as much a time for reflection on Thanksgivings past as it is for the holiday we observe today.

 

Rheta Johnson: Thankful for small moments of peace

Posted 11/25/2015 in Local Columns

The world's problems are best solved with old friends around a warm fire in the kitchen stove in Fishtrap Hollow.

 

 

Wyatt Emmerich: We have much to be thankful for

Posted 11/25/2015 in Local Columns

There are many harvest festivals around the world, but Thanksgiving as we know it is a unique American holiday.

 

Ask Rufus: Stuff of which heroes are made

Posted 11/21/2015 in Local Columns

The news lately has been filled with events and stories that strike fear into the hearts of the traveling public.

Birney Imes: Land of the free, home of the brave

Posted 11/21/2015 in Local Columns

As we approach a holiday that celebrates the charity of a native people to a refugees fleeing persecution, we would do well to consider our response to the plight of another set of refugees in the aftermath of terrorist attacks that slaughtered 129 innocents in Paris on Nov. 13.

 

Local voices: Glenda Buckhalter

Posted 11/21/2015 in Local Columns

 

Lynn Spruill: Scare tactics

Posted 11/20/2015 in Local Columns

Some things just leave you speechless.

Slimantics: 'Tis the season for fear and anger

Posted 11/18/2015 in Local Columns

Sometimes events happen that are so horrific, so shocking that we find it difficult to process. The Paris terrorist attacks, which left 129 dead, many more injured, and the rest of the world unnerved, is the most recent example.

 

Rheta Johnson: A bathtub, some clowns, now terror

Posted 11/17/2015 in Local Columns

I am in my quiet spot on this earth today, but thinking only of another place, another country, a good friend.

 

 

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