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Partial to Home: Unclaimed baggage

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

I suppose I should thank the person who threw out the plastic bag from Unclaimed Baggage while driving through the soccer park last week.

Slimantics: Legislature's shell game not worth playing

Posted 1/18/2017 in Local Columns

Seasoned tourists know the games. It's the rubes who are the easy marks.

 

Jiben Roy: Social media and misinformation

Posted 1/18/2017 in Local Columns

We all are familiar with the word "rumor." Rumor runs faster than anything else.

 

Possumhaw: Wintering well in the Prairie

Posted 1/16/2017 in Local Columns

Stepping off the front porch, I saw the season's first blooming dandelion.

Partial to Home: Our Mother Goose

Posted 1/14/2017 in Local Columns

There was something rare and ineffably sweet about the gathering at the Trotter Center Saturday evening a week ago. "Goose's Grand Gala" it was called, a party for Edwina Williams, known by many as simply, "Mother Goose."

Ask Rufus: The Minister's Duel

Posted 1/14/2017 in Local Columns

It's always surprising how finding an interesting story can lead down a trail to even far more interesting stories.

Slimantics: Starving our way to prosperity

Posted 1/13/2017 in Local Columns

On Thursday, Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant announced he has been forced to slash budgets for most state agencies by roughly $51 million. In other shocking developments Thursday, the sun rose in the east and a dog tried to bite a postman.

Home Base: The many languages of an 8-year-old

Posted 1/12/2017 in Local Columns

At some point next Friday afternoon, my 8-year-old daughter Zayley will be singing a Chinese song somewhere in public with her class. Or maybe it's Japanese. We're not entirely sure.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Kids' Page provides definitions worth reviewing

Posted 1/10/2017 in Local Columns

It's not often that the Kids' Page, a syndicated feature printed in some newspapers, inspires a grownup, but it can happen.

 

Possumhaw: Social order of buzzards

Posted 1/9/2017 in Local Columns

Who knew there was a pecking order among buzzards? First off, we don't actually have buzzards here in the Prairie; we just call them buzzards.

Partial to Home: Beware the sulling possum

Posted 1/7/2017 in Local Columns

"A Mr. Ronald Crowe is here to see you." It was a receptionist in the front office, Monday morning.

Slimantics: Legislature off to a rousing start

Posted 1/5/2017 in Local Columns

The Legislature opened for business in Jackson Tuesday and wasted no time in addressing many of the serious issues facing our state.

Home Base: Making that resolution

Posted 1/4/2017 in Local Columns

An editor for whom I worked at Mississippi State University told me this day would come.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Schools and slush funds could be top topics this session

Posted 1/3/2017 in Local Columns

It will be a short session, only 90 days. Mississippi lawmakers will be back home while the azaleas are still in bloom, at least in some parts of the state.

 

Possumhaw: To reap what you sew

Posted 1/2/2017 in Local Columns

What if a New Year's resolution had more to do with finding your passion than restricting your diet, exercising more or spending less?

Ask Rufus: The Red Cross: 100 years in the Golden Triangle

Posted 12/31/2016 in Local Columns

Lost in the celebration of Mississippi"s Bicentennial is another time for celebration.

Partial to Home: Possums under the house

Posted 12/31/2016 in Local Columns

There are benefits to living near a firehouse. I hope the firemen there feel the same way. We're a block away and always good for a laugh.

Slimantics: A matter of credibility

Posted 12/28/2016 in Local Columns

Tuesday, the Mississippi Legislature begins its 2017 session and there are some pretty big issues they'll have to grapple with, matters that can no longer be addressed by kicking the can down the road, which is generally what happens when legislators are forced to face tough decisions.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Supreme Court oath-taking won't be quite as spectacular

Posted 12/27/2016 in Local Columns

Before there's wall-to-wall worldwide coverage of this guy Donald Trump taking his oath to head one branch of American government, there will be a much quieter ceremony here in Mississippi.

 

Shannon Bardwell: The not-buying-it resolution

Posted 12/26/2016 in Local Columns

Last year's New Year's resolution didn't turn out as well as I had hoped or maybe it did in the long run.

 

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