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Opinion

02/04/2015 - 6:40am

Dear Editor:

I am grateful for your weekly, and always glad to have a chance to read it.

However, your statement in the issue of January 22 (“Christ forever changed Christianity”) is...

01/29/2015 - 4:25pm

I had just finished all the complicated logistics involved with flying my plane to northern California, when I got a text from the Troop 302 scoutmaster: “Would you and John like one last hurrah with the Scouts before he turns 18? Going...

01/29/2015 - 4:21pm

Sen. Lydia Chassaniol has proposed legalizing a practice that would allow public bodies to more easily hide what they’re up to. She has taken up the cause of the Columbus City Council and the Lauderdale County Board of Supervisors, which...

01/29/2015 - 4:19pm

It is amusing – it is troubling and very much against the state code – that there are so many unconcerned people driving vehicles who are violating the handicapped parking spaces.  Since I have a handicapped tag on the rear of...

01/29/2015 - 4:17pm

Dear Editor:

Wow! The two-part article written by William Jeanes regarding the walk down Capitol Street was amazing. It made it seem like yesterday when my Belhaven neighborhood friends and I would either walk or ride the number two...

01/29/2015 - 4:16pm

Black and turquoise with lots of sparkles and sequins, rhinestones and hats and canes and netted skirts . . . the list goes on. Sounds happy, doesn't it? I think that is the point - to be eye candy for those who need a lift in their daily...

01/29/2015 - 4:14pm

The Jackson Airport Authority should set as their goal the recruitment of new airline routes from major carriers and the recruitment of smaller airlines to serve Jackson.

Here’s an example of the kind of...

01/29/2015 - 4:12pm

Could domestic terrorism take place right here in Mississippi? You may think so after reading Jim Fraiser’s riveting new thriller, “In An Enemy’s Country.”

Scant attention is paid when a handful of Occupy Wall...

01/22/2015 - 4:27pm

Freedom cannot be taken for granted. The terrorist attack onie Charlie Hebdo brings that into perspective.

In America, it is so easy to forget that much of the world is not free. In...

01/22/2015 - 4:24pm

Proponents of a ballot initiative to force the Mississippi Legislature to fully fund public education are in high dudgeon over the effort by Republican lawmakers to confuse things.

What did they expect?

The original ballot...

01/22/2015 - 4:23pm

What would my mother think about this new Washington, D.C., educational dream commonly referred to as the Common Core standards for grades K-12? These Common Core standards were adopted in Mississippi in 2010. The Board of Education requested...

01/22/2015 - 4:21pm

Scrimmages are not real games. A football scrimmage is a practice where a player can impress the coach and get to play in a real game. Scrimmages are to real games as demonstration plants are to commercial plants. The purpose of a demonstration...

01/22/2015 - 4:19pm

"Quiet, quiet ... rolling, background, action!" And there I went, off into a movie set where I would soon discover I was about to start my acting career. And everyone else would soon discover that I didn't need to start my acting...

01/19/2015 - 9:24am
THE VERY FACT that you choose to eat, pay utility bills, purchase gasoline, etc., indicates that you may well be outdoors in all types of weather. I will attempt to familiarize you with the systemic form of cold-induced illness, that of...
01/19/2015 - 9:18am
“JACKSON SUCKS! There’s barely a concert in the Mississippi Coliseum each year, there is no downtown retail scene; there’s not enough people living here, our airport is too tiny.”
“Jackson is a neat...
01/19/2015 - 9:15am
NOW THAT the 2014 Mississippi Legislature’s House Bill 585 (which lowered the penalties for many felony crimes and turned many former felony crimes into misdemeanors, and took away the power of judges to fully enforce their sentencing...
01/19/2015 - 9:08am
YOU INTERRUPTED your walk down Capitol Street in the mid-1950s to pause at the Two-O, the pool hall above Walgreen’s at Capitol and South Lamar. You’re now continuing your stroll toward the Illinois Central depot. 
...
01/19/2015 - 9:04am
BY THE TIME state and county elections roll around later this year, there won’t be much attention given to the Central District race for the Public Service Commission.
...
01/19/2015 - 9:00am
THE SHOOTING DEATH of Carolyn Temple in Belhaven sent shudders down the spines of many Northsiders, especially me, since I knew her personally.
You were not likely to forget Carolyn once you met her. She was vibrant, confident,...
01/08/2015 - 9:37am

With the new legislative session upon us, our state leaders are listing their priorities. None of them has a proposal to improve our business climate and create jobs.

Gov. Phil Bryant comes the closest with a proposal to reduce taxes...

01/08/2015 - 9:35am

There is a tendency by politicians, when they are having health problems, to try to hide their condition from the public.

Franklin D. Roosevelt was perhaps the most famous for this, as he and his presidential advisers did what they...

01/08/2015 - 9:34am

My good friend, Dr. Paul Harris, suggested that I take up running 5Ks for my health. To that suggestion I said, “First child at 40, last child at 55, why not first race at 60?” Having taken his advice, I now offer these suggestions...

01/08/2015 - 9:31am

I’m a Boston girl, and I’ve stood on the same ground as the Minutemen who fired the “shot heard ’round the world” to start the American Revolution. I’ve smelled the salt air over that harbor that hosted a tea...

01/08/2015 - 9:29am

The time is the mid-1950s, and your dad stops the family car at the northwest corner of North State and Capitol streets. You get out and start walking to the Illinois Central depot, which is on Mill Street, about a mile distant.

...

01/08/2015 - 9:27am

For a number of years, I have been going to my favorite friendly and believe it or not painless dentist. Each visit thus far has been routine. Now what? Last week, the routine visit collapsed.

After an X-ray, my dentist friend reported...