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Peter Imes: Social media sites you may not have heard of

Posted 6/17/2010 in Local Columns

Everyone has at least heard of Facebook and Twitter. Both are Internet services that allow you to connect with existing friends or create new friends and to share information with those online friends.

 

Steve Mullen: A to-do list for the Not From Here

Posted 6/16/2010 in Local Columns

People who are new to this corner of the earth quickly realize there are two types of people: Those who are From Here and those who aren't.

Rufus Ward: Choctaw or Chickasaw?

Posted 6/13/2010 in Local Columns

Frequently, someone will show me an arrowhead they have found and ask if it is from the Choctaw or Chickasaw Indians. When I say neither and it's also not an arrowhead, I get real funny looks. To make matters worse, I usually add that the Indians around here did not live in tepees either.

Birney Imes: Don't worry what the neighbors think

Posted 6/13/2010 in Local Columns

Saturday Felder Rushing introduced the crowd at the Hitching Lot Farmers' Market to Don Featherstone. Gonzo gardener, radio personality and author, Rushing is something of a rock star on the gardening speaking circuit. And, on this morning he showed why, going full tilt for two hours in front of a standing-room-only audience, most of whom wore smiles the entire time.

 

Peter Imes: 3 things every business needs to do now

Posted 6/11/2010 in Local Columns

Here are three Internet-related things that every business needs to make sure they are doing right now.

 

 

Peter Imes: Five rules every Internet user should follow

Posted 6/10/2010 in Local Columns

 

Steve Mullen: The oil has shown up. Who else will?

Posted 6/9/2010 in Local Columns

Much of the news swirling around BP's oil spill of late is about who and what has shown up, and who and what hasn't.

Birney Imes: Sticky business

Posted 6/6/2010 in Local Columns

By the time you read this -- assuming you're reading the print edition on the day it is published -- I'll be in the middle of a heist.

Garthia Elena Burnett: Making sense of the world through poetry

Posted 6/4/2010 in Local Columns

A coworker challenged me once, to write a poem every day of the year. Though I tried mightily, I didn't quite make it. But it was a lesson in self discovery.

 

Starkville Now: Developer can be a dirty word (link)

Posted 6/4/2010 in Local Columns

 

 

Peter Imes: Five rules every Internet user should follow

Posted 6/3/2010 in Local Columns

Last week it was reported that a Utah woman is suing the software company, Google, for $100,000 because she was hit by a car after following directions provided by the company's Google Maps service.

 

Steve Mullen: The Y pool experience, without the Nehi

Posted 6/2/2010 in Local Columns

A kid shouldn't be forced to make it through summer without access to a body of water. In "Caddyshack," Chevy Chase said he had pool and a pond. Either would be good for the kids. But we have neither, so we had to go looking.

Birney Imes: Blues travelers

Posted 5/29/2010 in Local Columns

"Much obliged." It was an expression I heard my father often use. Friday afternoon I heard the term directed toward Andrew Murphy, a barista at Kudo's coffee shop. It came from a bent, elderly gentleman nattily attired in seersucker pants, a white knit polo shirt and gray New Balance running shoes.

Jay Lacklen: Vietnam veterans

Posted 5/28/2010 in Local Columns

I recently attended a book signing in Oxford by Karl Marlantes, author of current Vietnam novel "Matterhorn" that graphically displays the personal horror and uncomfortable ennui of that war, a war we both sought out.

 

Peter Imes: Be a Google power user

Posted 5/27/2010 in Local Columns

When creating a website, designers typically create features for regular users and for what we call power users. Power users are Internet-savvy people who know how to use advanced features of a website.

 

Steve Mullen: A tragic lesson, not learned

Posted 5/26/2010 in Local Columns

Graduation parties should be a time for celebration. But parties are ending in gunfire, and death, all too often.

 

Peter Imes: E-mail marketing for small businesses can be cheap, effective

Posted 5/20/2010 in Local Columns

Whether you want to tell your customers about new specials, contact new potential customers or simply send the occasional newsletter, e-mail is a relatively inexpensive and very easy way to get your message out

 

Steve Mullen: The oil isn't here ... yet

Posted 5/19/2010 in Local Columns

The massive oil spill about 40 miles off the Louisiana coast in the Gulf of Mexico, which by energy giant BP's own estimate has been growing by 5,000 barrels each day since April 20, still hasn't reached Mississippi's shores. Yet.

Jay Lacklen: Book readers

Posted 5/17/2010 in Local Columns

There are two types of people in the world, those who read books, and those who do not.

Birney Imes: My old school

Posted 5/15/2010 in Local Columns

More than 100 people took the opportunity Friday to go back and walk the halls of their old school one last time. The school, once Lee High, now Lee Middle, is closing its doors on what will be its final full school year.

 

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