In the middle of the day even cats refuse to go outside.
Did a teacher make you memorize the Declaration of Independence, or at least the first few paragraphs?
For almost 40 years, Ken P'Pool has been with the Mississippi Department of Archives and History and Mississippi's go-to person in historic preservation.
It was too much to get into a single photograph, the scene in front of us.
The primaries are over and the stage is set for one of the most unusual general elections in our state history.
It's one thing to talk theoretically about the impact of a trade war. It's another thing to be caught in the crossfire.
What do Oxford and Starkville have in common? Both were -- or almost were -- players in determining the future of the European Union, thereby exerting influence over some of the largest and oldest economies in the world.
It may be social media or just changing times, but sipping cool beverages and listening to grand stories while sitting on a porch on a hot summer day seems to be a relic of the past.
Thursday afternoon, David Baria arrived in Columbus for a campaign event at the Lowndes County Courthouse.
You've probably been hearing a lot about the Trump Administration's "zero tolerance" policy on immigration, either from Trump and his surrogates or from every Mississippi Republican currently holding office in D.C. or campaigning for one of those seats.
My good friend, we'll call him Richard, caught up with me at church. "Girl," he said, "did you see this issue of National Geographic? It's about all that plastic ending up in the ocean."
Some protesting the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling in Masterpiece Cakeshop vs. Colorado Civil Rights Commission contend the 7-2 decision proved the justices hate gays.
Turtle has just one plan at a time, and every cell buys into it. -- Ted Kooser, poet It's not often you see a box turtle swimming across a river. At first glance, it appeared to be a snake engorged with prey it had just swallowed. When I pulled close and realized what it was, I turned the boat to watch.
Although Columbus was not officially recognized as the "Town of Columbus" until a December 6, 1819, act of the Alabama legislature, its founding may have been 200 years ago this weekend.
There is one immutable truth for Democrats in Mississippi: Nothing, and I mean absolutely nothing, comes easy.
As surely as the sun rose today, there are people in our community whose lives seem irreparably broken.
My neighbor, Allene, lives over on the creek. "Have you seen more snakes this year than usual?" she asked. I was a little surprised because, yes, I had seen more snakes lately than I'd seen in all my years. I was hoping it was a fluke, but maybe not.
The longer it's around, the more it appears social media has the wrong name. It's really antisocial media. Be assured this is not a rant about mom, dad, Junior and Sis sitting at a table each engaged on his or her mobile device. It's not even a lament of all the visceral comments people make, anonymously or otherwise, on Facebook or Twitter. All of that is real, of course, but it's old news.
Greenpeace once sold a T-shirt with a picture of a dinosaur and the caption "Extinct means forever." That phrase well applies to some beautiful birds that once graced our skies.
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