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Columns

10/07/2014 - 10:32am

Most snakebites result from attempts to handle, provoke or kill them - can you believe that? My greatest springtime fear was to unknowingly sit on “old Mr. No-Shoulders” when, while still dark, I would plop down at the base of a...

10/02/2014 - 2:05pm

The misguided effort to expand the port of Gulfport is about to come crashing to a halt and it could cost Mississippi hundreds of millions.

After Katrina, former Gov. Haley Barbour diverted $600 million in disaster aid money to expand...

10/02/2014 - 2:03pm

The Tuscaloosa Marine Shale formation lies 10,000 to 15,000 feet below the surface of the southwest corner of Mississippi and extends west and south into  Louisiana. It contains billions of barrels of crude oil. Its existence has been...

10/02/2014 - 2:01pm

A funny thing happened on the way to The Orpheum. And it happened in the parking lot. As my wife and another couple exited the Beale Street parking lot in Memphis, we were approached by a conservatively attired young woman. Sister Bradford, a...

10/01/2014 - 3:33pm

A FEW WEEKS AGO, my mentor/spiritual guru texted me and said, "LAST WARNING: You MUST read 'The Harbinger' ASAP."

My...

09/28/2014 - 7:40am

Mississippians are the most passionate football fans in the country, or so I remember reading in a survey a few years ago. I have no reason to doubt its accuracy.

Certainly, Mississippi has produced far more than its share of football...

09/28/2014 - 7:35am

My son got up early and joined me this morning. We chatted about Saturday’s game at Southern Miss. We sipped a little coffee and laughed together about the game. It reminded me of when I played football. At 64 that seems so long ago....

09/28/2014 - 7:33am

The education funding lawsuit that Ronnie Musgrove and his legal team hope will bring them at least $28 million in contingency fees is fairly simple.

It takes only six double-spaced pages to lay out the background and the legal...

09/28/2014 - 7:31am

Vampire movies, books and TV series are all of the rage these days. Guess the Mississippi Highway Safety Patrol wanted to get in on the act.

Over the long Labor Day weekend, the patrol ran a no-refusal DUI checkpoint in Oxford, home of...

09/16/2014 - 8:35am

Ronnie musgrove was more than a little peeved when I asked him how much money he was going to make from his education lawsuit.

“It’s obvious y’all aren’t interested in the substantive facts. You’re just...

09/16/2014 - 8:27am

"From that chamber as I fled aghast, a fissure widened and the mighty walls rushed asunder. I heard a tumultuous shouting and saw the deep and dank tarn close sullenly over the fragments of the House of Usher."

No such...

09/16/2014 - 8:26am

A few days ago when the 6.0 earthquake shattered the beautiful wine country of Napa Valley, Calif., my heart and prayers went out for a long-time friend, John Shafer. I rushed to the phone as I heard and saw the damage, destruction and...

09/16/2014 - 8:24am

A Texas-based biofuels company that owes Mississippi more than $69 million is involved in a bitter dispute with a former member of its board of directors.

In documents brought to light by Biofuels Digest and provided to the federal...

09/10/2014 - 6:35am

As of July 2014, Mississippi has the highest unemployment rate in the nation, 8 percent, followed by Georgia at 7.8 and Michigan and Rhode Island both at 7.7.

Alabama is 7.0. Louisiana is 5.4. Tennessee is 7.1 and Arkansas is 6.2....

09/10/2014 - 6:29am

As I research for this column, there are 119,363 people waiting for an organ in the U.S. Each day, about 79 patients receive organs; however, 18 people die daily waiting for a transplant that can’t take place due to a shortage of donated...

09/10/2014 - 6:27am

When I came to work as a cub reporter at the Commonwealth in 1982, my starting salary was $200 per week.

That doesn’t sound like much today, but it was enough to live on. Converted to today’s dollars, it would come to a...

09/10/2014 - 6:25am

Ordinarily, when a senior citizen announces that his stool is today’s discussion topic, the room empties faster than a split grocery bag. So stay where you are; the stool we’re going to examine is metal, and it illustrates what a...

09/04/2014 - 12:54pm

Last week was a sad week around the Emmerich household. Many tears were shed. Many “I love you”s were spoken.

Like any parent, I cannot comprehend the pain and grief suffered by David and Sheila Wilbanks. It is the worst...

09/04/2014 - 12:49pm

John Lewis, a man with a most talented background – and certainly a man with a versatile and accomplished military and professional career - was guest speaker at the Walter Scott Coffee Club that meets each Saturday morning.

As a...

09/04/2014 - 12:47pm

A myth is a widely held false belief. An ancient Chinese myth says the world is flat and rests on the back of a great turtle which in turn rests on a greater turtle, and so on. It's turtles all the way down. Today this means endless...

09/04/2014 - 12:46pm

As I write on this mid-August morning, the temperature in the low 60s is delightful. We are experiencing the fifth cool front of this summer. The weatherman says this is highly unusual. More than half the days this summer have been below...

08/31/2014 - 10:26am

Jackson’s new mayor Tony Yarber gave the city a much-needed dose of reality when he cut the proposed city budget $110 million over the previous year.

Even then, Yarber’s proposed $392 million...

08/31/2014 - 10:20am

In the United States, we look at mosquitoes as a nuisance – that irritating, high-pitched whine that invades our peaceful sleep. But, worldwide, mosquitoes transmit disease to more than 700 million persons annually. Mosquitoes transmit...

08/31/2014 - 10:19am

Recently The Northside Sun graciously ran a series of columns in which we discussed various aspects of House Bill 585, a sweeping act of our Legislature that revolutionized, to a certain extent, the criminal justice system of our state by...

08/31/2014 - 10:05am

YEAH THRICE YEAH! Excellent articles on Kemper County Coal Plant Boondoggle, Chris McDaniel's Latest Quixotic Last Stand and the University of Mississippi versus Ole Miss in the August 14 edition of the Sun. 

 Regarding...