A birthday is a time for reflection. I hope you will indulge me. Growing up in Columbus, my favorite pastime as a kid was cruising all over town on a bicycle. Across the river was off limits, so naturally, that's where we went. In those days all the honky tonks and beer joints were over there. We were more interested in the curb markets that sold firecrackers. I still fancy myself an explorer.
What do Starkville and Oxford have in common? Starkville today reminds me much of Oxford, circa 1995. If you take offense at the suggestion that Starkville is 15 years behind Oxford, swallow your Bulldog pride and take a trip up there.
Jerry Rice had some poignant things to say the other day. As he was being inducted into pro football's hall of fame, Rice admitted he has been consumed with fear throughout his football career.
Unemployment in the Golden Triangle now ranges anywhere from 10.7 percent (Oktibbeha County) to 22 percent (Noxubee County). In light of these staggering numbers, I think now may be a good time to review a few methods of finding both work (for the unemployed) and workers (for employers).
I have read with considerable interest the many opinion pieces and articles in the paper pertaining to personal freedom infringement by the current and past actions of the Board of Aldermen.
Do you feel like you're being watched? If you were strolling down the Riverwalk in the evening hours over the past three weeks, you probably were.
My mother and I spent our first night in Mississippi, in May 2008, at Shadowlawn, the antebellum home and bed and breakfast on College Street. The only Mississippians I knew were Shadowlawn's owners, Burnette and Nono Avakian. When we asked about the couple, we learned they'd met at an antiques auction.
Monday afternoon I felt like Harry Dean Stanton in the movie "Paris, Texas."
Someone contacted me a few weeks ago with concerns that an employee's web browser history listed several websites that were not work related.
Earlier this year I taught a beginner-level class on social media through MUW's Department of Continuing Education. Though he has been involved in the development of modern computers and was teaching a computer history class through the same program, Claude Simpson enrolled in my class for an update on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube.
Over the past few weeks, we've been exploring the various ways the Internet has changed our daily lives.
Recently there have been several television programs on the Underground Railroad. That was the network established in antebellum times to help escaping slaves make their way to freedom.
The other day someone was talking about the proposed Highway 45 Bypass and how it might not be the great thing everyone seems to think it will be.
On Tuesday, the Columbus Police Department will be sponsoring our Annual National Night Out on Crime Block Parties.
A family member describes Robert Warren Triplett Jr. as a loving father, who would never do anything to hurt Kaila Morris, whom he treated like his own daughter.
Maybe we picked the wrong time to start all these smoking bans. Tobacco's on a roll.
Friday afternoon while waiting on traffic at the intersection of Military Road and Highway 12 John Lancaster takes a call on his cell phone. It's just after 4 o'clock, and, depending on whose thermometer you're looking at, the air outside is triple-digit hot.
Two groups have been waiting for Matterhorn, subtitled, "a novel of the Vietnam War," by Karl Marlantes. Veterans of that war are much the more important group, waiting to see if a novel could convey the nonsense of that war, its nonsense, given its constraints on their military power and its stress on body counts rather than territorial objectives -- and convey a realistic reckoning with their suffering and loyalty.
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