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Wyatt Emmerich

09/20/2012 - 1:01pm

“I think It’s the worst we’ve ever faced in my lifetime. It’s out of control. You’ve got a president with a different set of values than everybody. Obama is the most liberal president we’ve ever had.”...

09/13/2012 - 11:53am

Ok, i have been officially scared out of my mind. I am teaching my 15-year-old John how to drive.

There is nothing quite like the fear felt by a doting parent in the passenger seat as his young son approaches a busy intersection. If he...

08/29/2012 - 11:04am

Crash! Rattle! Roll! Welcome to a Sunday afternoon drive in the Bold New City.

I mean, what’s going on with the roads in Jackson? This is getting ridiculous. I understand our city has the misfortune of sitting on top of some...

08/22/2012 - 11:25am

I recently returned to Ireland after a 32-year absence. Apparently, nobody missed me much.

Thirty-two years ago, Ireland was the poorest country in Europe and I was a backpacker with a scraggly orange beard.

Today, Ireland is...

08/15/2012 - 10:08am

The last time I crossed the border into Northern Ireland, I came face to face with an English soldier with a machine gun over his shoulder. It was July - marching season. Not a good time to visit, the soldier informed me. Sure enough, I...

08/08/2012 - 12:43pm

You can tell Jackson’s Precinct Four Commander James McGowan loves his job. From the time he was a child, he wanted to be a policeman. He loves the job so much he would do it for free.

With a wife and family, that might be a bit...

08/02/2012 - 11:03am

when I changed the date on my editorial page, I realized this will publish on my birthday. Time for my annual column of personal retrospection. I will be 54.

It seems like yesterday, I was having to admit to middle age. Now I am having...

07/25/2012 - 10:00am

Brandon Presley, the northern district public service commissioner, is looking mighty smart right now.

Presley, 35, former mayor of the small town of Nettleton, has been clanging the alarm about the proposed Kemper lignite plant for...

07/18/2012 - 1:35pm

You know you’re getting old when your friends are judges.

Hinds County Circuit Judge Jeff Weill is my fellow Pearl River kayaker, Bible study colleague and family man commisserator. It’s rare to find a judge who drives an...

07/10/2012 - 12:03pm

Right after the U.S. Supreme Court decision on Obamacare came down, Holly Dean, an ad rep for the Northside Sun, walked into my office. As a wife and mother of three young children, she wanted to know what this meant for her and her family....

07/06/2012 - 2:50pm

July Fourth may be one of the most laid back of the Mississippi holidays. After all, with the steaming heat, who can do much but cook up some ribs and hang by the pool?

Of course, today we have air conditioning - thank the good Lord -...

06/27/2012 - 11:56am

The $2.8 billion lignite gassification plant in Kemper County is in trouble. It’s $366 million over budget but only 22 percent completed.

Public pressure is increasing. Last week the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC)...

06/20/2012 - 12:44pm

Protecting free and competitive markets is a legitimate role of the government. Banks that are “too big to fail” are too big.

Back in the old days, this country had an active anti-trust division. Its role was to prevent...

06/12/2012 - 12:16pm

the economic story of our generation has been greatly affected by the rise of China as a great industrial power.

With more than a billion educated people desperate for work, China has devastated American manufacturing. For the first...

06/11/2012 - 6:47am

As a fairly typical middle-aged family man, I occasionally gripe about the pressures and hassles of family life. Sometimes it seems like the members of my family view me as an ATM, but more annoying than the bank kind because I complain when...

05/29/2012 - 12:55pm

I fought the law and the law won. Alas, my 37-year perfect driving streak has come to an end.

I didn’t go down without a fight. My “move over” violation had a gray area, but in the end, the judge sided with the police...

05/22/2012 - 9:26am

THE PHOTO of Billy Elmore has always haunted me. It pops up every now and then as my computer screen rotates through thousands of stored photos.

He is a handsome lad, far younger than I am today. His appearance reminds me of my oldest...

05/15/2012 - 3:14pm

Our lieutenant governor, Tate Reeves, and governor, Phil Bryant, are doing a disservice to Northsider Dr. Carl Reddix. Reeves and Bryant are holding up the appointment of Reddix to the state Board of Health because of an insignificant link to a...

05/10/2012 - 7:00am

Relieving the best criminal judge of all his criminal cases is not the way to exercise responsibility as senior circuit judge. What on earth is Hinds County Senior Circuit Judge Tomie Green doing?

Green has averaged one criminal trial...

05/08/2012 - 3:22pm

Saturday morning is my only day to sleep late, so I was somewhat annoyed to notice three cute little nine-year-old girls creeping slowly into my bedroom early one Saturday morning. I pretended to be asleep.

They slowly but surely crept...

04/24/2012 - 2:59pm

I appreciate House Speaker Phil Gunn’s attempt to pinch pennies, but he’s wrong about banishing the state Department of Revenue to a cramped warehouse in-between Raymond and Clinton.

The Department of Revenue needs to move...