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.
A few weeks ago, the Biloxi School District's decision to remove Harper Lee's "To Kill A Mockingbird" from its eighth-grade language arts curriculum made news throughout the nation, inviting criticism both here in the state and beyond.
There are few opportunities I love more than being quiet at home -- sometimes if only for a short time, maybe doing nothing at all but staring into space or out the window and thinking all those thoughts that, in the busyness of a day or week, I've had no time to think.
Rah-rah speeches by politicians rarely make good fodder for opinion columns. Journalists hear these talks often, become jaded by just another guy using grandiose language.
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