Long before Claudia and I were together, she had been a graduate assistant basketball coach for Pat at Tennessee. For a time she had been her roommate but more importantly she had been and remained her friend throughout the intervening years.
Every year at the end of the sports season, it is common for teams and leagues to hand out awards to recognize exceptional performance. Today, marks the end of Mississippi's fiscal year, but somehow there are no awards to commemorate the moment as we pause to consider the work of our Legislature.
The Mississippi Press Association celebrated its 150th anniversary last week at the Golden Nugget casino in Biloxi.
Quiz: Parent One has little kids who often complain of being bored. Parent Two has little kids who are active, involved in everything, have a schedule tighter than Hillary or Donald. Who is the better parent?
Kathleen Norris recounts her introduction to computers in the 1970s in David Steindl-Rast and Sharon Lebell's "Music of Silence." Computers were a marvel, and she was thrilled her work time was reduced remarkably.
With Mississippi celebrating its bicentennial next year, it's interesting to look at the origin of the word "Mississippi."
As Troy Clyde Eaves lay dying, his seven children gathered round to do what they had done with their father all their lives, play music. Bluegrass and gospel music. Around midnight, a curious thing happened.
Starkville served up a city-wide open invitation to participate in yet another community project. This one is to facilitate a vision for arguably our most downtrodden through street, Highway 182.
One nice thing about being a publisher is getting to meet interesting people. One of these people is Lazarus Chakwera, opposition leader of Malawi, a country of 16 million people in southeast Africa.
Early in the morning I sat at the window watching the two surviving ducks forage at the lake's edge.
Today's National Rifle Association is a trade association -- protecting manufacturers -- yet masquerades as a grassroots citizen rights movement.
The Chickasaw Nation has returned to the Golden Triangle area.
I am not sure that I have anything new to say about the horrific crimes against humanity committed in Orlando, but I feel compelled to say something, anything really, that keeps the conversation going, that pays respect to the memory of those who lost their lives, that offers solace to their families and friends, and that calls us all to own our part in the open warfare being waged in our cities and towns.
Years ago, when our firstborn was small enough to carry around in a basket, a night on the town was often dinner at the Old Hickory Steakhouse.
For many, in years past, Starkville quickly became a memory when college was over. Even for those of us who called the place home. The future consisted of holiday visits or maybe alumni weekend or the Egg Bowl.
In the days since the death of Muhammad Ali, much has been said and written in an attempt to capture the essence of the man.
Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves says it's Obama's fault, but state agency chiefs are pointing a disappointed finger at Reeves and legislators.
Six months after a pair of barges crashed in the dam at the East Bank of the Columbus Lock & Dam, Corps of Engineers Operations Manager Rick Saucer has an idea of the extent of the damage down the one of the dam's five massive gates.
I've discovered that in certain situations I have a tendency to hedge on the truth, and I hate that. I signed up for the Lifeline medical testing held at the Presbyterian church on Bluecutt Road in Columbus.
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