Oxford Entrepreneur Harley Garrett has an intriguing idea that deserves consideration by our state leaders: Use a portion of Mississippi's technology budget to promote university-based start-ups using open source code.
I moved two weeks ago.
The whole world keeps trying to figure out what makes this Trump person tick. Fans and foes alike probe this person's every word -- his decisions, his orders, his announcements, his tweets -- on the sincere belief there must be more than meets the eye.
Roy walked into the Oktibbeha County Courthouse and said he'd been reading about my animals, the cats, ducks and rabbits. Said he wasn't much of a cat person though. Then he started telling me about his cat.
Within the narratives of the Underground Railroad as a pathway to freedom for slaves in the antebellum South, one story merges into local history.
Nobody who grows up in Iran decides to study in the United States on a whim.
Sometimes the world is too much with me, making me forever grateful for things that bring me joy.
Back in November, my cousin Chip Billups and I were examining an old glass medallion with a cameo sulfide bust of George Washington.
In 2011, Joel Johnson stomped flat 280,000 aluminum cans.
State legislative leaders like to look down their noses at Jackson city government, but they are on the verge of replicating the same mistakes by neglecting road maintenance.
Remember this one? Two people are standing on the shore looking at the vast ocean. One says, "Man, that's a lot of water." The other replies, "Yes, and that's just the top of it."
It's not easy being a cat person in a canine world. Sitting on the porch while studying and occasionally letting my eyes and thoughts wander over to the lake or into the woods, I noticed the cats pouncing on butterflies.
To get it out of the way, I live in a poverty stricken mid-sized city in Massachusetts. We used to have a textile and garment industry, and now we do not. We're a heroin overdose city, a wear-pajama-pants-to-Wal-Mart city. State and federal money props up our schools, our police force and our fire department. About 75 percent of kids in local schools get lunch for free.
A group of Mississippi parents and teachers who are lobbying for predictable and equitable education funding may not get their way with the Legislature, but they win the award for the best name: Fed Up With 50th.
I suppose I should thank the person who threw out the plastic bag from Unclaimed Baggage while driving through the soccer park last week.
Seasoned tourists know the games. It's the rubes who are the easy marks.
We all are familiar with the word "rumor." Rumor runs faster than anything else.
Stepping off the front porch, I saw the season's first blooming dandelion.
There was something rare and ineffably sweet about the gathering at the Trotter Center Saturday evening a week ago. "Goose's Grand Gala" it was called, a party for Edwina Williams, known by many as simply, "Mother Goose."
It's always surprising how finding an interesting story can lead down a trail to even far more interesting stories.
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