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Our View: Crawfish shortage a depressing reality

Posted 3/11/2014 in Local Columns

The unseasonably cold and lingering winter has left many of us in a depressed mood. As it turns out, that goes for crawfish, too.

 

Birthday baubles or knuckle-busters

Posted 3/10/2014 in Local Columns

Over and over again I watched Sam haul heavy bundles of yard cuttings and leaves over to the habitat pile. It touched my heart deep.

Ask Rufus: Stand Fast Mississippians

Posted 3/9/2014 in Local Columns

The other evening I was asked by friends to join a dinner with Bertram Hayes-Davis, the great-grandson of Jefferson Davis. Naturally, a fascinating conversation about history ensued.

Birney Imes: On the road with Louie and Sprocket

Posted 3/8/2014 in Local Columns

On March 1 Louie Little left Germantown, Tenn., on a bicycle pulling a trailer filled with musical equipment and a Jack Russell terrier named Sprocket.

 

Lynn Spruill: Maggie's journey

Posted 3/7/2014 in Local Columns

Her name is Maggie and she is my oldest. She got her name from the street of her first home in Atlanta; Margaret Mitchell Drive. She is as independent and cantankerous as can be and has been accused of being just like me which all in all is OK with me.

 

Slimantics: Skin in the game

Posted 3/5/2014 in Local Columns

February was a big month for me. On Feb. 3, I became a grandfather. Lily Elaine Smith weighed just four-pounds, four-ounces. She came three weeks early. If she were a fish, we probably would have released her.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Cochran camp taking lessons from Indiana ambush

Posted 3/4/2014 in Local Columns

Two years ago, citizens of the great state of Indiana had every reason to believe that Richard Lugar, their U.S. senator for 36 years, would be re-elected. But an ambush took place in the primary. The veteran Republican went down in flames. What happened?

 

Ask Rufus: The magnolia flag

Posted 3/3/2014 in Local Columns

Last week a magnolia flag was posted on a Columbus Facebook page with a question about its history. Several people commented on what an attractive flag it was but knew nothing about it. What is the Magnolia Flag?

Possumhaw: Crushing cracker boxes

Posted 3/3/2014 in Local Columns

The first time we met I was mesmerized by the whiteness of his hair and the blueness of his eyes. The corners of his eyes drifted into tiny lines that caused his eyes to sparkle, though no more so than his smile.

 

Hob Bryan: Pay increase for teachers should be priority

Posted 3/1/2014 in Local Columns

As the state budget works its way through the Legislature, the news is not good for Mississippi taxpayers. As things stand, we risk losing our best teachers and state workers, all the while giving hundreds of millions of dollars in tax breaks to everyone from shopping centers to multi-state corporations.

 

Birney Imes: To wake a sleeping bear

Posted 3/1/2014 in Local Columns

Not everyday do you run up on someone who has crawled into a bear's den, roused its hibernating inhabitant, jabbed him with a sharp stick ... and lived to tell about it. Craig Jamison is one such person, and if you were among the 800 or so folks at the wild game dinner at Fairview Baptist Thursday night, you heard his story.

Lynn Spruill: Stepping up to the plate

Posted 2/28/2014 in Local Columns

I have discovered the world of MSU college baseball. It took a spur of the moment trip to the ballpark last season, and I was at least partially hooked. I confess I had never even been to Dudy Noble Field until the latter part of the season last year.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Newspapers stand out in a crowd of ever-increasing electronic clutter

Posted 2/27/2014 in Local Columns

I am starting to suffer from social media overload. Admittedly, I am a gizmo geek. But the proliferation of multiple social media platforms is becoming hard for even a geek to handle.

 

Slimantics: The snake-handlers in the Capitol are at it again

Posted 2/27/2014 in Local Columns

Some people never learn. Three days after the pastor of a small Kentucky church died from a rattlesnake bite during a church service, church members mourned his passing by, you guessed it, going to church and handling rattlesnakes.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Nothing changes unless the conversation continues

Posted 2/24/2014 in Local Columns

It didn't come up this time, perhaps because attention quickly shifted to the suspects. But it's a question that has been asked before and will be asked again. It's not a bad question.

 

Shannon Bardwell: It all started with the Boston butt

Posted 2/24/2014 in Local Columns

It's strange how in five minutes you may experience an event that, at least on some level, changes your life. It happened not a mile from the house.

Ask Rufus: A terrifying night

Posted 2/22/2014 in Local Columns

On those warm, rainy days and nights in February when the temperature suddenly drops 30 or 40 degrees and a wintry blast comes roaring out of the Delta, I think of the Eliza Battle.

Slim Smith: The book on Aunt Tatie

Posted 2/22/2014 in Local Columns

During our semi-regular phone conversations, my brother, Fred, always starts the conversation with the same question: "What is your book going to be about?" I always respond, "Oh, I don't know" and move on to some other topic.

Lynn Spruill: Politics vs. government

Posted 2/21/2014 in Local Columns

"I hate government" is an oft-repeated refrain. We hear it more and more as Washington becomes ever more dysfunctional. It is sad to hear because I really don't believe it's government people hate, it's the politicians who are the source of the unrequited anger and frustration.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Public-private partnerships

Posted 2/18/2014 in Local Columns

When the U.S. economy was imploding in 2008, federal officials decided which car companies, which investment firms would be given infusions of taxpayer cash and which would be allowed to go belly-up.

 

 

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