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Charlie Mitchell: When will Trump voters say 'enough'?

Posted yesterday in Local Columns

What are you willing to look past to get what you want?

 

Slimantics: 'The Post,' as relevant as ever

Posted 1/17/2018 in Local Columns

The Monday matinee of "The Post" at Malco Theater drew an audience of about a dozen gray-hairs, present company included.

Possumhaw: Something stinks in the Prairie

Posted 1/15/2018 in Local Columns

The Prairie is home to a multitude of critters. Some we embrace, some we tolerate, and some, well, are simply intolerable.

Partial to Home: 'James and me and the River'

Posted 1/13/2018 in Local Columns

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.

Ask Rufus: Some stories need to be told

Posted 1/13/2018 in Local Columns

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.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Our challenging state of affairs

Posted 1/10/2018 in Local Columns

A lot of Mississippians are happy with our existing state of affairs.

 

Possumhaw: Deep freeze in the Prairie

Posted 1/8/2018 in Local Columns

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.

Partial to Home: A changing of the guard

Posted 1/6/2018 in Local Columns

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.

 

Scott Colom: Reflections after two years on the job

Posted 1/6/2018 in Local Columns

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.

 

Slimantics: A flu season like no other

Posted 1/5/2018 in Local Columns

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.

 

Wyatt Emmerich: Cutting off our nose to spite our face

Posted 1/5/2018 in Local Columns

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.

 

Possumhaw: Wild and wonder-filled

Posted 1/2/2018 in Local Columns

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.

 

Charlie Mitchell: Starting the new year with a list (of grievances)

Posted 1/2/2018 in Local Columns

Jolly Rancher-flavored Pop Tarts. The very thought is disgusting. Kind of like crushed peppermint on scrambled eggs.

 

Partial to Home: The pull of the river

Posted 12/30/2017 in Local Columns

"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

Slimantics: After 200 years, more of the same

Posted 12/29/2017 in Local Columns

This weekend, we say goodbye to 2017, a significant year in Mississippi since this was the year we observed our state's bi-centennial.

 

Home Base: Participating in the vinyl revival

Posted 12/27/2017 in Local Columns

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.

 

Possumhaw: When more really is more

Posted 12/26/2017 in Local Columns

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.

 

Other Editors: Program gives poor Mississippians more access to legal services

Posted 12/26/2017 in Local Columns

 

Partial to Home: The glow of Christmas

Posted 12/23/2017 in Local Columns

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.

 

Other Editors: Coastal counties get new tourism director

Posted 12/23/2017 in Local Columns

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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