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Opinion

04/03/2014 - 12:50pm

I was the speaker at a recent meeting of an old Jackson club founded in 1923.

I had been warned that members threw rolls at speakers who talked too long. It made me think about how to explain a complex subject to short attention span...

03/26/2014 - 1:43pm

One of the few nice things about growing old is historical perspective. It’s one thing to read about history. It’s another to live through it.

I vividly remember the skyrocketing crime of the early 1990s and the huge debate...

03/26/2014 - 1:33pm

As the song goes:  “Travel my way, take the highway, that’s the best.”  Going south on I-55 through the metro, then converging with I-20 west, all the while watching for the overhead sign that reads:  “New...

03/26/2014 - 1:27pm

Last week, the Mississippi House of Representatives voted to go to conference with House Bill 504, known to many as simply the “Teacher Pay Raise Bill.” This followed the Senate passing its version of HB 504 last week. Here are the...

03/26/2014 - 1:20pm

THIS IS THE STORY of why we don’t need a net around our new trampoline but I might need a football helmet instead.

As my mother predicted, I got hurt, and I did it within hours of the trampoline being assembled and jumpable....

03/11/2014 - 3:21pm

Marie Osmond tells me on television that she lost 50 pounds eating pre-packaged meals sent to her home. That reminded me of childhood mealtimes and my grandmother’s nutritional malfeasance.

Until well after World War II ended in...

03/11/2014 - 3:17pm

Last year around this time, Mississippi announced that it would be giving Japanese tire manufacturer Yokohama Tire Corporation an estimated $135 million in state and local incentives to build a plant in West Point.

At the time, we...

03/11/2014 - 3:06pm

There is no question the Mississippi Delta has played an important role in the American story. It gave our country the blues and blues music gave birth to rock and roll, R&B, and contributed greatly to jazz and country along the way. The...

03/11/2014 - 3:04pm

A better economic development policy

I recently wrote about Mississippi's efforts to create jobs by backing new technology failures such as Kior which received a $75 million interest free loan from the state. It was supposed to...

03/08/2014 - 7:39am

The Race Between Chris McDaniel and Thad Cochran for U.S. senator is crystallizing Mississippi’s great political irony.

Mississippi is one of the most conservative states in the nation, yet it receives the most federal aid. We...

03/07/2014 - 8:08am

My friend, John Allison Clark, is a 33rd degree Mason, the highest honor given to a Scottish Rite Mason. A few weeks ago,  Clark received a surprise invitation to attend and to be a candidate for the ancient and accepted Scottish Rite 33rd...

03/04/2014 - 2:53pm

Dear Editor:

Kudos to you and Kelley Williams for your op-eds in the 2-20-14 edition. Your column is spot on particularly with regards to Certificate of Need for hospitals. And Mr. Williams has again pegged the myriad undesirable...

03/04/2014 - 2:50pm

“Winds in the east, there’s a mist comin' in like somethin' is brewin' and 'bout to begin. Can't put me finger on what lies in store, but I feel what's to happen all happened before.”  -From the...

02/28/2014 - 1:25pm

District 3 Supervisor Gerald Steen literally got road-blocked last week as three of his state-aid road projects were delayed so County Engineer Rudy Warnock could confer with the state-aid engineer, Dan Tolar.

Steen believes the board...

02/28/2014 - 1:20pm

I am starting to suffer from social media overload.

Admittedly, I am a gizmo geek. But the proliferation of multiple social media platforms is becoming hard for even a geek to handle.

After reading somewhere that five percent...

02/28/2014 - 1:00pm

Sixty years ago I learned the two things you say to a police officer: “Yes” and “Yes, sir.” I still live by that rule and am a confirmed supporter of law and order. 

A recent incident, however, may indicate...

02/28/2014 - 12:46pm

One can only wonder what Professor Barack Obama’s students learned in his Constitutional Law course. Given the later utterances of professor-turned-presidential-candidate Obama (“The Constitution is a charter of negative liberties,...

02/28/2014 - 7:57am

Hi y’all. Yockanookany Ned here.

There is a code in the South about genealogy, a code deciphering Southern aristocracy, long-lineage Southern aristocracy, and it applies mostly, if not only, to those who adhere to and use such a...

02/20/2014 - 3:52pm

With MORE THAN a million pages of local, state and federal laws and regulations in this country, I’m not sure it’s a good thing our Legislature is busy passing new laws.

My favorite politician is Calvin Coolidge who liked...

02/20/2014 - 3:36pm

On Monday, February 10, 2014 my friend and I volunteered at Mustard Seed. Mustard Seed is an association that helps mentally challenged adults.

When I walked into the Mustard Seed store it was filled with pottery that you could buy and...

02/20/2014 - 3:24pm

It feels good. Yep, after a seven-year hiatus, I'm a Jacksonian again. That just feels good to say. I'm already enjoying a "perk" from being here as I sip on a Whole Foods cup of coffee. I'll elaborate on Jackson (and...

02/20/2014 - 3:16pm

A few days ago I saw love and honor in an excellent form. The event happened quickly – just in front of me – and I was impressed.

Because so much “bad news” is seen on TV, my hope and wish are to be surprised...

02/20/2014 - 3:01pm

Problem with electing school superintendents

Bingham Moncrief has apparently been bad news for the Scott County School District. He has been good, however, for proponents of requiring all school superintendents to be...

02/20/2014 - 2:47pm

Kior, a state-funded green energy project, recently announced the shutdown of its Columbus, Miss. plant. It was supposed to produce gasoline and diesel from pine trees. This is the sixth state-funded technology startup that has failed.

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02/13/2014 - 3:50pm

It has been 11 years since the Emmerichs moved into 1447 Rebel Drive in Jackson’s Loho neighborhood. Our daughter Ruth has lived there all her life.

We bought the home from Charlie and Sylvia Hall who purchased it from the family...