All the king's horses and all the king's men have had their first meeting. Their challenge is to put the Jackson Public Schools back together again.
Imagine a timber crew idling around their pickups in the moist, early-morning silence of a pine forest, waiting for their workday to begin.
There is one Mississippi, but many, many stories. That's not only the theme, but also the challenge for curators who developed displays in the conjoined Museum of Mississippi History and the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.
It's one of the most famous movies ever, with many memorable lines.
The time has come to say farewell to Curlie L. Whiten Sr., who died last week at 94.
A friend well-schooled in all things biblical said not long ago, "Social media may not be able to make the blind see, but it certainly allows the dumb to speak."
During the hurricanes early this month, the Mississippi Supreme Court quietly struck a blow to ratify people-power in city halls and courthouses around the state.
Summer was a happy time in the Mississippi Delta for 12-year-old Simeon Wright. It only became happier when Wright and his brothers were told a cousin, Bobo, would be visiting from Chicago.
People opposed to changing Mississippi's flag are standing on at least five false premises.
Next year's U.S. Senate election in Mississippi may double as a referendum on the state flag.
There are certain certainties we accept: death and taxes.
Almost-native son James Autry ought to be known better in Mississippi. He's "almost-native" because while he grew up in Benton County, he was actually born in Memphis. I suppose that means Tennessee can claim him, too.
The new crop of Americans has several markers, experts say. One helps explain why fewer of them choose to live in Mississippi.
When you boil it down to the nub, every citizen of Mississippi except bona fide members of the Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians, is an immigrant or descended from an immigrant.
Antony, foreseeing chaos in the aftermath of the murder of Julius Caesar, intoned, "Cry 'Havoc!,' and let slip the dogs of war." In more contemporary artistry with words, the Baha Men gave us, "Who let the dogs out? Who? Who? Who? Who?"
Mississippi now leads the nation in the "starve the beast" approach to governance with Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves as champion of the movement.
There's no way to know what former Mississippi Commissioner of Corrections Christopher Epps expected when he walked into court -- at last -- to hear his sentence, but the nearly 20-year term imposed by U.S. District Judge Henry Wingate must have come as a surprise.
Morgan Freeman, celebrated actor and thoughtful person, says forget about it.
Most students are out for summer, having finished their final exams. In all probability, there were no easy answers. The quest for better K-12 public schools in Mississippi continues, though. Likewise there are no easy answers.
Years ago, Mississippi Public Broadcasting decided to air a live "town hall" on a topic.
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