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Wyatt Emmerich

02/24/2015 - 2:34pm

When I was asked to be the speaker at the Noxubee County Historical Society's monthly meeting, I was a bit fearful. People interested in history know their stuff. They expect their speakers to be up to speed.

I was asked to speak...

02/18/2015 - 3:13pm

When Tom blanton walked into Hattiesburg’s Keg & Barrel, his usual place to get a burger, the place erupted. People were standing and cheering.

For good reason, because of Blanton’s lone ranger lawsuit, Mississippi...

02/11/2015 - 4:55pm

STATE REPRESENTATIVE Jerry Turner from Baldwyn knows about competition. As a businessman running grocery stores, his company must work hard to bring customers good products at a fair price. It’s not easy.

Watching state agencies...

02/09/2015 - 4:19pm

State representative Jerry Turner from Baldwyn knows about competition. As a businessman running grocery stores, his company must work hard to bring customers good products at a fair price. It’s not easy.

Watching state agencies...

02/04/2015 - 6:51am

Newscaster Maggie Wade is passionate about what she calls her true calling: Finding permanent, loving families for Mississippi’s foster children. Her program, Wednesday’s Child, has found homes for 7,000 children. She has received...

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...

01/22/2015 - 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...

01/19/2015 - 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...

12/31/2014 - 11:05am

So the holidays are coming to a close and it’s time for New Year’s resolutions.

OK. I resolve to be kinder and gentler. I resolve to never get angry but to appreciate each moment of life. I resolve to be courteous and...

12/22/2014 - 4:30pm

Every Christmas I manage to find a perfect moment when time stands still and the beauty and purpose of life comes shining through with clarity and calm.

 That Sunday morning, Covenant Presbyterian featured two of my favorite...

12/18/2014 - 11:47am

My apologies to Dr. Dick Blount, who will be upset at the attention.

I have known Dick, a retired opthalmologist, for many years as an elder in our church and a great conversationalist.

Only last year did a member of our...

12/15/2014 - 5:00pm

The Economy seems to be picking up steam. Nationally, 330,000 new jobs were created last month – the most since 1999.

Mississippi has not fared as well. Depending on which employment report you use – the one that polls...

12/04/2014 - 7:58am

One of the best organizations in our state is called PEER. It stands for Joint Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review. It is a creation of our state Legislature. It consists of 23 professionals – attorneys, CPAs, MBAs...

11/27/2014 - 7:41am

Often the ward one race for the Jackson City Council is lucky to field one or two good candidates. This year we have a bunch. The election is Tuesday, December 2.

I personally know four of the candidates: Ashby Foote, Dorsey Carson,...

11/19/2014 - 7:08am

It’s been 50 years since Ronald Reagan made his national political debut. The recent Republican congressional victories prove that Reagan’s cherished ideals of liberty and small government still resonate.

In the wake of...

11/14/2014 - 7:05am

the news about Chris Epps was a bombshell. It reinforces many unfortunate stereotypes about corruption in the Deep South, especially regarding our prison system.

The bust comes on the heels of an excellent series of articles in the...

11/04/2014 - 11:59am

It finally happened. I dreaded it for years, but I knew it was inevitable.

There was no trick or treating for the Emmerichs this Halloween. Nobody even wanted me to put out the decorations. Lawrence didn’t care. Ruth thought they...

10/28/2014 - 10:19am

As I sat in “Death Valley” watching Ole Miss lose an exciting defensive football game, I said a silent prayer to my paternal grandfather, John Oliver Emmerich Sr.

On either side of me and my son John were two very large and...

10/24/2014 - 3:30pm

I avoid endorsements for political races. In most races there are several qualified candidates. Endorse one candidate and make the other three or four enemies for life. That’s a good recipe for running a community newspaper into the...

10/17/2014 - 5:32am

Every October something interferes with that perfect Saturday mid-afternoon sail on the reservoir. This year I was glued to the TV watching the State-Auburn game.

As much as I detest trading an indoor activity for an outdoor activity,...

10/07/2014 - 10:47am

From time to time, I get the urge to briefly comment on a wide variety of issues, so here goes:

Giving rappers the keys to the city. Jackson Mayor Tony Yarber and Hinds County Sheriff Tyrone Lewis recently feted hip-...

10/02/2014 - 2:05pm

The misguided effort to expand the port of Gulfport is about to come crashing to a halt and it could cost Mississippi hundreds of millions.

After Katrina, former Gov. Haley Barbour diverted $600 million in disaster aid money to expand...

09/28/2014 - 7:40am

Mississippians are the most passionate football fans in the country, or so I remember reading in a survey a few years ago. I have no reason to doubt its accuracy.

Certainly, Mississippi has produced far more than its share of football...

09/16/2014 - 8:35am

Ronnie musgrove was more than a little peeved when I asked him how much money he was going to make from his education lawsuit.

“It’s obvious y’all aren’t interested in the substantive facts. You’re just...