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Columns

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-...

09/13/2012 - 11:48am

Politicians. Predictable as always and the Madison County Board of Supervisors are no different in that respect. You know the formula. Spend, spend, spend. Give sweet deals to the friends. Ignore anyone who questions the divine right of...

08/29/2012 - 11:44am

According to recent estimates, approximately 10 million men in the U.S. have testosterone deficiency but very few are receiving treatment. Men are living longer and are interested in maintaining their quality of life. Testosterone replacement...

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...

08/23/2012 - 3:45pm

August was still in single digits when digital school bells announced the start of another year. How can it be?

Back in the day we had the school year and we had summer; two distinct seasons that did not overlap. Each held the other at...

08/23/2012 - 3:43pm

Over the years, as a gardener, a garden writer, and a garden traveler, I’ve first and last subscribed at least for a while to all of the garden magazines available. From the slick pages and high-end landscaping of Garden Design to the...

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...

08/22/2012 - 11:20am

Well, another four years has rolled around, it’s election season again, and thus I feel compelled to write my quadrennial letter to the editor at the Northside Sun. When I last wrote in 2008, I was appealing to the best in all of us as...

08/15/2012 - 10:21am

WE ARE OFF and running. We have suffered and have endured the extreme heat in July, cabin fever has set in. A break in the schedule is to attend the Natchez Food and Wine Festival. This festival is a regularly scheduled event the last weekend...

08/15/2012 - 10:18am

On some mornings my Clarion-Ledger makes me wish I lived in a country where I didn’t speak the language.  Last Saturday, for example, I learned that the First Baptist Church of Crystal Springs, responding to a handful of its members...

08/08/2012 - 12:46pm

On  July 13th  the USA  International Ballet Competition Organization, hereinafter referred to as IBC, conducted an honorary dinner for W.D. (Billy) Mounger at the Country Club of Jackson and on the following night a gala...

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 - 11:13am

It's important we all understand the term "debt service" as it applies to the federal government's borrowing to finance its operation. At this point in time 40 percent of our spending comes from debt. The Treasury Department...

08/02/2012 - 11:09am

The E911 fund for Hinds County will run out of money in March 2014 if contracts with Airwave LLC are not terminated in October when it is legal for the county to do so, according to a spreadsheet obtained by this columnist. County and municipal...

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...

07/31/2012 - 2:36pm

What is that particle within that magnetically draws me closer to a screen door?

Perhaps it is the proximity to a porch with rocking chairs or a swing hanging low or a kitchen where tomatoes sit upside down on the counter.

...

07/31/2012 - 2:33pm

Did you ever plan a dinner party and consider inviting a new guest? Or a weekend trip - shopping excursion or hunting trip, with space for one more person? How did you decide whom to choose? And how did it turn out - amiably, with a prospect of...

07/25/2012 - 10:07am

THE GAMES of the gods place warriors from countries around the world into battle every fourth year. The ancient Olympic Games were said to have been founded by Hercules, son of Zeus. This year’s games may not be in the home of the gods...