What are you willing to look past to get what you want?
The Monday matinee of "The Post" at Malco Theater drew an audience of about a dozen gray-hairs, present company included.
The Prairie is home to a multitude of critters. Some we embrace, some we tolerate, and some, well, are simply intolerable.
For as long as I can remember, I've been walking the trestle. By that I mean walking out on the old railroad bridge over the old channel of the river near the south end of First Street near Carrier Lodge. My children have "walked the trestle," so have the grandchildren.
After having decided to end my column in protest to possible legislation that could kill the Columbus Convention and Visitors Bureau and cripple tourism in Columbus, I have had to reconsider.
A lot of Mississippians are happy with our existing state of affairs.
The ice princess settled on the Prairie last week. Right off the bat the small pond froze, the one where deer visit, bowing their heads to drink. The goldfish pond froze over as well. Periodically it took a hammer to crack the thick ice to let some air in. After the first day, we covered the pond during the night and cracked ice during the day.
In January 1996, when I took this job, I had little idea about the inner workings of a newspaper. As a kid, I had grown up running up and down the halls of this place, and I'd had a few summer jobs here.
This Christmas marked the mid-point of my term as district attorney. That reality caused me to ponder what I've learned in my two years on the job.
This year's flu season has been a bad one. Mississippi is one of 37 states where the flu is considered "widespread" by the Center for Disease Control and is the worst flu season in the state for at least five years, according to the Mississippi Department of Health.
A New year! 2018. Mississippi is not off to a good start. The Census Department is reporting that our state has lost population three years in a row. The losses are just a few thousand, but it means for the first time in 50 years, Mississippi has stopped growing.
Sam rose early and went downstairs to start the coffeemaker. It has a timer to start itself, but being retired you never know what time you may rise.
Jolly Rancher-flavored Pop Tarts. The very thought is disgusting. Kind of like crushed peppermint on scrambled eggs.
"The Lower Mississippi River is suffering from gross misunderstanding & neglect. Most people think of it as either a drainage ditch or a super-highway for tugboat commerce. Its neither. It's a wilderness in the heart of the South." John Ruskey
This weekend, we say goodbye to 2017, a significant year in Mississippi since this was the year we observed our state's bi-centennial.
At my family Christmas last week in Arkansas, my twin nephews, age 16, sat restlessly in the living room after lunch. They wanted to go home -- for them, just a block's walk from my parents' house where we were celebrating -- and enjoy a pair of Christmas gifts they had received earlier that day. These gifts weren't gadgets, video games or some other tech-heavy wonder often associated with the younger crowd's taste.
Now that Christmas has passed, shopping is done and all the Christmas goodies consumed, it's time to decide if you'll make a 2018 New Year's Resolution.
One evening this past week, at the urging of James "H.D." Taylor, the subject of last week's column, Beth and I headed east toward Mac Davis Road to see the herd of plywood cows in a pasture next to Mitzi and Tom Green's home. H.D. allowed he had made the cows for the Greens and even made a set for a woman from Tennessee who saw them and had to have some of her own.
The Coast will begin the new year with a new executive director at Visit Mississippi Gulf Coast, the tourism bureau for the three coastal counties.
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