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Opinion

06/11/2012 - 7:03am

The Mississippi Public Service Commission’s support of Mississippi Power Company's Kemper County Power Plant is indefensible and ridiculous. Clearly Commissioner Brandon Presley has this one right and Commissioners Leonard Bentz and...

06/11/2012 - 6:59am

The wags enjoy telling it to you straight: "What's that y'r ask'n, son? Wh'r do th' names f'r Mi'ssippi towns come from? Why right off them wat'r tow'rs, that's wh'r." Pause. Guffaw.

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06/11/2012 - 6:52am

The Sierra Club, which once supported the use of natural gas as a bridge to its hope for total reliance on “green energy,” has now come out against it.

Apparently the powerful environmental group is worried the glut of...

06/11/2012 - 6:50am

While awaiting the much anticipated (by Marvel fans) “The Avengers,” starring Captain America, Iron Man, the Hulk, the Black Widow and Thor, I must admit to intense excitement on my part and on the part of my two-year-old son, Paul...

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 - 1:03pm

Ever since high schools and colleges had athletic teams, they all had names, or nicknames, as was said in earlier days. And as professional athletics evolved, they too had “nicknames.”

The names provided a source of pride,...

05/29/2012 - 1:01pm

My high school friend, Tom Lisenby, has introduced me to a homespun master of the short personal essay, Leon Hale.  Mr. Hale writes a column of personal commentary three times a week for the Houston Chronicle.  The New York Times, in...

05/29/2012 - 12:59pm

Apollo 13 was launched at 1:13 p.m. CST April 17, 1970. NASA selected Navy Capt. James Lovell, Fred Haise and Jack Swigert on the fifth space shot to the moon. Early on the third day and some 200,000 miles from home, Apollo 13 was rocked by a...

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 - 9:37am

Reading Lottie Boggan's column on customer service sans politesse (as in "unstudied rudeness"), I must admit it struck a familiar chord. Both she and I grew up in a period of gentler times and manners, when mega chain stores were...

05/22/2012 - 9:33am

On May Third and fourth the Central High School Class of 1952 had its 60th class reunion. I should have put an exclamation point after that last sentence – 60 years ago we graduated – my oh my. On May 3 we met at Brent’s Drugs...

05/22/2012 - 9:31am

If there’s one thing the nation’s politicians have been good at, it is jawboning about the deficit. When it comes to action, that’s another thing.

Last week, government leaders past and present gathered in Washington...

05/22/2012 - 9:30am

Since the 1630s, when America’s colonies needed militia protection from hostile forces of two different continents, the National Guard has remained prepared to protect the homefront from would-be invaders and nature’s unpredictable...

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 - 3:21pm

When Mississippi Power Company unveiled its plans in 2009 for a coal gasification plant in Kemper County, it sounded like an exciting, forward-looking idea.

The plant would use an abundant natural resource in this state — low-...

05/15/2012 - 3:20pm

THE 13TH CROSSROADS FILM FESTIVAL occurred from April 13 to April 15, 2012. It showed me that Mississippi has a film industry of  its own. The film festival showed features, short subjects, biographical films, cartoons, computerized...

05/15/2012 - 3:18pm

I don't really know how to relax. I'm guilty of always needing something to do. If I take a nap, you can assume I'm sick. With that said, I'm so jealous of those people that can grab a book, sit back  and just chill. I...

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...

05/09/2012 - 12:49pm

Someone close to me once said he thought Mother's Day was probably started by Hallmark, as a stunt to sell more cards. It would have been a great marketing ploy, and Hallmark probably wishes they had thought of it. But my friend is kind of...

05/09/2012 - 12:47pm

Mother’s Day has come `round again, and this year I feel compelled to make an editorial  tribute I should have made years ago. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom, there’s just no substitute for you! What more could any of us ask,...

05/09/2012 - 12:42pm

As I look about our city, our state, our nation and yes our world, I see much that deeply concerns me.

We have compromised a little here, a little there - never intending to become what we are today....

05/09/2012 - 12:38pm

Mike Sturdivant’s funeral Saturday drew two former governors and one former gubernatorial hopeful.

Besides reflecting the stature and respect with which the late Glendora planter and businessman was held, the presence of William...

05/08/2012 - 3:30pm


This story is about my dad – a good man.  “Bud” was his nickname.  The only person I ever heard call him Walter was his friend, Mr. Walter Sillers of Rosedale.

Dad was born in 1892.  He was...

05/08/2012 - 3:28pm

When I started Ole Miss in 1952 and pledged to Phi Delta Theta fraternity, I could not have imagined how many alter names and nicknames I would soon encounter.  It seems that any fragility or outstanding feature or personality trait that...