I have had several people ask me to explain how there came to be both the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians.
A team from Public Broadcasting System was in town most of last week doing a segment on Main Street for PBS's NewsHour. The piece is not on Main Street in the literal sense, but Main Street as a euphemism for small-town America.
I was recently watching the always thought provoking CBS Sunday Morning show and saw an opinion piece on the terrorist activities in Paris.
There is a new book out called "Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, and other Persons of Interest."
Monday, the Monroe County Sheriff's Department executed a search warrant which resulted in the confiscation of an undisclosed number of gallons of moonshine.
I read with interest the several stories in the Jan. 11, 2015, Dispatch, with an eye towards our state's education.
Last week was a cold one. We spent much time glued to the digital thermometer and calling out temperatures to the household.
Last week saw another bicentennial event with links to Mississippi.
More than one person said they thought UFOs were descending on Columbus Thursday night when they saw the Chinese lanterns wafting their way north along Highway 45.
There is a reason the general public has such a dim view of politicians.
If he were still alive, Elvis Presley would be celebrating his 80th birthday today.
When we get up in age the past figures more prominently in our conversations. Someone once said that.
With the new legislative session upon us, our state leaders are listing their priorities.
Sam likes to see how high the water is down at the spillway, if it has any "color," and who's fishing -- so we took a drive.
Republicans who want to stay in office in Mississippi this election year have no worries -- if they are conservative enough.
Whew, that was quick. Another year gone. Resolved for '15: to be kinder and more patient. As we age, we trend toward kindness. So says the writer George Saunders. Here's an excerpt from a convocation speech he gave to the class of 2013 at Syracuse University where he teaches:
The Starkville Board of Aldermen has slowed down the Cadence train, but it remains on the tracks despite all the evidence that it should be derailed.
It's not unfair to say good government supports law and order, is it?
Born in 1899, Gladys Tabor was a writer and a columnist for Ladies Home Journal and Family Circle. If Gladys were alive today I'm sure she'd be my best friend. Taken from "Stillmeadow Sampler," published in 1957 Gladys' words speak to the coming year ...
Sometimes it is interesting to see just how much the world has changed over the years but then some things really don't change all that much.
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