As the deadline for procurement reform looms, local governments and contractors are pushing back. It would be a huge mistake if the Legislature caves.
"Our house is a very, very, very fine house, with two cats in the yard. Life used to be so hard. Now everything is easy 'cause of you." Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young
With Thanksgiving approaching, preschools and elementary schools always have their Thanksgiving programs.
A new day, a new claim of some prominent man faces charges of sexual harassment, abuse or assault.
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.
In the dark of night, I walked toward my room at the Eola Hotel in Natchez. My brother, his wife and I had just dined with a multitude of kinfolk when a vivacious cousin, actually first cousin once removed, hollered out, "Hey y'all. There's a singer playing at the bar 'round the corner; I heard her last night. Let's go."
Until a few weeks ago, my family tree was pretty much a sapling for all I knew of it. I came along late in my parents' lives and never knew my grandparents, other than their names.
Imagine a timber crew idling around their pickups in the moist, early-morning silence of a pine forest, waiting for their workday to begin.
In Hawaii, "aloha" also means "goodbye." President Trump could not have missed the less-than-enthusiastic greeting during his brief touchdown in the U.S. state where -- facts are facts -- Barack Obama was born.
The farmer and his wife were walking the Riverwalk when the farmer called out, "You still have Romeo?"
Margie Hall is talking about the Ranch House, the restaurant that has been part of her life since she moved to Columbus from Gordo in the early 50s to carhop for her brother, Bill Hall, who owned the place.
Back home in Bangladesh we have never celebrated Thanksgiving.
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.
I've have often said of my middle daughter, Zayley, she carries with her a potent fire. With it, she can either light a room or burn it down.
By 10 a.m. Thursday, the weather was almost perfect - a cool, clear sunny day with just a mild breeze. Everyone agreed: It was a wonderful day for a house fire.
It was another one of those dreamy days with the sun and wind coming through the leaves and causing a dancing pattern across the tile floor. The temperature was 50 degrees, heralding the coming of fall.
It was 200 years ago, probably in October or November 1817, that the first house within the original town limits of Columbus was built.
When an abusive husband called her a "dumb ass," she drove to a nearby college and took and passed the Mensa test. That's Jane: intrepid, confident, irrepressible.
A friend of mine recently sent me an email about President Obama's daughter, Malia.
Beth Ann Fennelly's latest book, "Heating & Cooling: 52 Micro-Memoirs," had been published just 10 days before Friday's opening session of the Eudora Welty Writer's Symposium at Poindexter Hall.
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