After several unsuccessful tries to reach him by phone, I caught up with Dick Mahoney in his wife's beauty shop Friday morning. Dick is a baseball fan par excellence ... of the Red Sox variety. I figured he, if anyone in these parts, would have had contact with the recently departed and much beloved New York Yankees catcher, coach and sage, Lawrence Peter Berra.
The fourth annual Possum Town Storytelling Festival begins this evening, with seven events over four days, concluding Sunday afternoon.
Three beautiful sights appeared before my eyes.
Two days before Ole Miss' historic 43-37 win over Alabama in Tuscaloosa, former Ole Miss coach Billy Brewer talked about the last time - in fact the only time - Ole Miss had ever beaten the Tide as the visiting team.
In addition to creating horrors for all involved last week, Shannon Lamb tested the media's ability to track and report a developing story in this new era of gushing "real time" information.
Mrs. Stone hit the nail on the head with her article Sept. 20. We that are of moral fiber whether Christian or not, are sick and tired of the elitist of Hollywood producing such vile and profane garbage.
The U.S. Air Force has turned 68 but its roots in the Golden Triangle run much deeper.
Six days a week Doris Martin rises at 3 a.m., dresses and makes the five-minute drive from her home on Buck Egger Road in Caledonia to the Cal-Kola Express, a convenience store/gas station on Highway 45 not far from Columbus Air Force Base. Martin arrives shortly after 4.
I don't know what got into the water this year that both the county and the city were secretive about the budget numbers they were developing.
Wednesday in Starkville, a group of local emergency management officials met to hear from Bob Wedgeworth, president of the Mississippi Civil Defense Emergency Managers Association (MCDEMA) discuss the group's legislative agenda.
A well-worn adage in education circles is that children must learn to read in grades one-three because afterward they must read to learn.
On occasion, while teaching a class of adults, I would arrive with colored pencils, crayons, construction paper, scissors, glue, sparkles and assorted craft supplies. It was playtime.
Lately I have been enjoying taking photographs of hummingbirds and butterflies at the butterfly garden on the Riverwalk.
This is not a new theme for me, so let me reiterate a core belief.
Mississippi's access laws were designed as a sword for citizens seeking truth, but can become into a shield in the hands of reluctant public officials.
Karen and I went to Rosenzweig arts Center Thursday night for the opening of Frances Hairston's watercolor exhibit "Prairie Images: The Way I See It."
It seems like if you were going to be a friend to anyone, you'd be a friend of the library. Libraries are the most magical places where, on any given day, you could stroll right pass Mother Goose, alive and in person. The only other place something like that could happen would be maybe Disney World, or the downtown post office.
Oktibbeha County is struggling over relocating E911 and balancing their mandate to provide the new Starkville Consolidated School District enough space to house their expanded administrative services.
Average age: 40. Average time in law enforcement: 12 years, 10 months. Those stats describe the 82 law enforcement officers who have died in the line of duty so far this year.
I was sitting on my back porch Saturday morning catching up on my Facebook feed when I thought, "Who is this Ashley woman from Madison and why is everybody so concerned about her?"
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