Knowing that the 20th anniversary of 9/11 was fast approaching, I knew I needed to address it. I struggle writing about 9/11 because in many ways it still brings on strong raw emotions and I want to do it justice. For my own history, it is the foremost event and has done more to change this nation during my lifetime than anything else.
Last week I helped Nancy Carpenter and Visit Columbus show our town to a German travel writer who was on a tour of Mississippi. I found his comments about Columbus and what appealed to him as a tourism asset most interesting. It was the walkways, historic vistas and slices of natural history that surround downtown or are only a short drive away.
When I was a kid it wasn’t uncommon to see the scores of World Series games as the top headline in this newspaper.
If you’ve ever consulted a financial advisor to sort out your finances, you know that the first thing that expert will likely do is look at your debt — particularly credit card debt.
In his Aug. 26 column, Wyatt Emmerich states: Recall that the idea that COVID was created in a lab was banned by Facebook and Twitter
It was a day that did not end.
Beneath still waters, as the song goes, there’s a strong undertow. The surface won’t tell you what the deep water knows.
The bipartisan infrastructure bill the U.S. Senate passed last month would be a boon to Mississippi, and we hope our House congressional delegation will unite behind it to benefit the people they represent.
This weekend, I completed my 10-day COVID-19 Delta Variant quarantine period. My wife and I both were diagnosed with so-called “breakthrough cases” of the virus.
The Wall Street Journal on the Justice Department’s retreat from USDA race-based farm policies:
A Republican running for Northampton County executive in Pennsylvania gave a heated address on Aug. 29 about mask mandates in schools. Steve Lynch is tired, he said, of providing his school board arguments and data (he apparently thinks the data support letting kids go maskless), but the important thing about his rant is the threat of force: “Forget into these school boards with frigging data. … They don’t follow the law! You go in and you remove ‘em. I’m going in there with 20 strong men.”
On Wednesday the 22nd we will slide into a new fall season. According to my 2020 journal it was in April we started “sheltering in place.” With everything shut down, I kept track of any markers that might define my year.
This week a colleague and I were discussing taking new approaches to crime and addiction, and he said something I hope will stick with me for the rest of my life.
Bobby Harrison: First, it was Common Core. Now, critical race theory is the ‘biggest threat’ to Mississippi schools
A few years ago, many in the state argued that the enactment of Common Core national education standards would result in the ruin of Mississippi’s public education system.
Recently I’ve been thinking about a grandfather I never knew. Birney Imes, Sr. died in 1948, in the decade before I was born. I know
The long-running production that was the City of Columbus’ previous regime had many characters. Some notables were the strong-arm brawler mayor, the “circumventing the law”
A rose to Nancy Guerry, who stepped down as executive director of Helping Hands after 32 years, and to her successor Jennifer Garrard, for whom
The steamer Magnolia was a survivor.
COVID-19 has been a part of our lives for more than 18 months now. By this point, virtually everyone knows someone — a family member, friend co-worker, neighbor — who has died from contracting the virus. Beyond that, the virus has altered some of the daily rhythms of life. We are not back to “normal,” and we don’t know when that day will come.
Following a vote that divided its Board of Aldermen, the city of Oxford will require everyone ages 6 and older to wear masks while in