It's February and the Tombigbee is filled to its banks with water from recent rains.
"Did your mother use these much?" I asked my wife. I was washing dishes after a meal served on her mother's wedding china. "Hardly ever," Beth replied. "They didn't have much to choose from back then," she said, by way of explaining the pattern. And then, to make her point: "She got married in a dress made from a parachute."
Mitt Romney didn't announce he was running for President during his visit to Mississippi on Wednesday.
Watershed moments are described as times in history when there occurs "a critical point that marks a division or a change of course; a turning point."
Each year between Martin Luther King Jr. Day in January and Presidents' Day in February, our nation pauses to celebrate a great national holiday.
Someone or something was disconnecting the battery wires on the deer feeder. Checking the canister there was plenty of corn but no power. This was the second time in a week.
In 2008, Columbus celebrated the career and life of the legendary world champion boxer Henry Armstrong, who had been born on Nash Road just north of town.
No kids. Tess and I both have two grown kids and all are out there in that big world on their own.
"It all depends on whose ox is getting gored."
The Mississippi Legislature reached a key point in its 2015 session on Monday, the deadline for presenting new legislation.
When I was a child, a visit from the preacher meant a flurry of activity.
It took a year, but Tommy Williams got an answer: He was right.
I've been mopey about another bookstore closing.
I have had several people ask me to explain how there came to be both the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
A team from Public Broadcasting System was in town most of last week doing a segment on Main Street for PBS's NewsHour. The piece is not on Main Street in the literal sense, but Main Street as a euphemism for small-town America.
I was recently watching the always thought provoking CBS Sunday Morning show and saw an opinion piece on the terrorist activities in Paris.
There is a new book out called "Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, and other Persons of Interest."
Monday, the Monroe County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant which resulted in the confiscation of an undisclosed number of gallons of moonshine.
I read with interest the several stories in the Jan. 11, 2015, Dispatch, with an eye towards our state's education.
Last week was a cold one. We spent much time glued to the digital thermometer and calling out temperatures to the household.
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