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11/29/2012 - 12:02pm

I recently organized my father’s collection of genealogical records, during which I discovered many events that occurred in the family history.  These consequential ventures, undertaken by my patriarchs, caused the J.O. Jr. and Wyatt...

11/29/2012 - 12:00pm

Thanksgiving is truly for a family get-together.  I am so glad that President Lincoln took his pen and set aside a day in November for families to meet, to greet, and to give thanks to our Lord.

Our son, who lives in Largo, Fla.,...

11/08/2012 - 11:31am

As The Gleaming white eight-foot-long African bull elephant tusks neared Bill Boykin’s body, he had an overwhelming desire to run, a desire which would have been fatal. Boykin stood between the raging bull and two defenseless women. If he...

11/08/2012 - 11:27am

My brother and I went hunting with my best friend, Mo, around Salamonie Reservoir in Indiana. We took his new, but used, four-wheel drive Blazer with gigantic mud tires knowing that we could go anywhere we wanted. Driving down a gravel road we...

11/08/2012 - 11:25am

There are two major things going on this time of year. There is football - high school, college and the NFL - and politics. This got me thinking of how the two are so much alike. The presidential candidates hit on each other like a huge...

11/07/2012 - 6:10am

If brilliant fall foliageis one of your great landscape delights, don’t waste too much time longing for trips to the fabled New England leaf show. I’ve been there twice, and I can truly say that, other than a bit more red in the New...

11/02/2012 - 10:30am

You get some strange moments when a group of people from the richest country in the world hang out with people from the poorest country.

Like the moment our driver stopped en route at his native village, introducing us to his charming...

10/31/2012 - 1:05pm

In early May, I was saddened as ABC reporter Robin Roberts guffawed over President Obama’s “evolution” in accepting gay marriage. “ I've been going through an evolution on this issue … for me personally, it is...

10/26/2012 - 3:39pm

A letter from the Korean-American Presbyterian Church of Jackson stirred my interest. This letter from Pastor Hoonsang Won was cordially inviting me to their Sunday service on September 30.

This is a special event for Korean...

10/26/2012 - 3:37pm

Every now and then something happens in my life where I am completely at a loss for words. Hard to believe for those of you who know me, but true. This happened recently, and while I’m still processing it because it makes no sense to me...

10/26/2012 - 3:33pm

I RECENTLY LEFT my wife and three children and traveled to the other side of the world. My destination is Malawi, the “warm heart of Africa,” the fourth poorest country in the world.

Traveling with...

10/17/2012 - 12:43pm

Mississippi voters need to return Bill Waller and Michael Randolph to the Supreme Court. If either one of these men loses, the 5-4 conservative vote will become a 5-4 plaintiffs vote. We don’t need a return to the tort wars of yesteryear...

10/17/2012 - 12:40pm

One hundred fifty years ago this week my great-grandfather, Charles Carroll, was a private in the Amite County Defenders (Company “K” of the 33rd Mississippi Infantry). He was about to have his first bitter taste of battle. He...

10/17/2012 - 12:38pm

 It is the obligation of the media newsprint, radio and TV to investigate the background and qualifications of political candidates, especially presidential candidates, and reveal these findings to the voting public. Political correctness...

10/12/2012 - 10:53am

This year marks the 150th anniversary of the beginning of the Civil War in Mississippi. It’s a good occasion to dust off the history books and explore the ways our family stories intersect the horror of those times.

Contrary to...

09/26/2012 - 11:44am

The irony was heavy at the Capital Club’s penthouse suite as journalists and legislators ate, drank, relaxed and discussed the great issues of the day.

The big issue was Medicaid, possibly a billion dollars extra a year in money...

09/26/2012 - 11:42am

When the phone rang a few weeks ago,  I did not know the person on the other end of the line.  The conversation was concerning a speaking engagement on a Tuesday night for a group of ladies who attended Christ United Methodist Church...

09/26/2012 - 11:39am

The Board of Supervisors  (BOS) approved the FY 2013 budget by a 4-1 vote (Stokes voting no). I voted for this budget because we addressed many issues left unanswered in the past and removed/added them to the budget. The process was not...

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.”...

09/20/2012 - 12:58pm

Fall has arrived and, within a few days, October leaves will bring a spread of yellow, orange, brown and rust - fall colors, except for the evergreens. These colors are a harbinger for the State Fair. A half-million plus will walk the midway...

09/20/2012 - 12:55pm

Hi y’all!

Yockanookany Ned here.

Years ago I had the pleasure of knowing and becoming friends with Tom Collins. (An easy name to remember.) Tom was the owner and proprietor of ‘The Q and M Bait Shop’ located...

09/20/2012 - 12:51pm

Several unrelated things this week caused me to reflect on events in my life that need to be shared. I’m not talking about personal events but rather national occurrences. Tuesday I was attending Grandparent’s Day at my great-...

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...

09/13/2012 - 11:51am

My sister, who lives in Arizona, called a few days ago to remind me of Dad’s birthday in late August.  If Dad were living, he would be 120 years old.  He was born in rural Bolivar County in 1892.

In my mind, as a pre-...