In commemoration of Martin Luther King, we are posting a link to his letter written from a jail cell in Birmingham, Alabama, where he was jailed for leading civil rights protests. It provides insight into what Mississippi was like 60 years ago.
Mississippi has a lot of wonderful people. One of them is Sam Polles, 27-year executive director of the Mississippi Department of Wildlife, Fisheries and Parks.
Like most Mississippians, providence birthed Dr. Polles in Clarksdale, where his family had been in the restaurant business for 60 years.
Wet soil caused by lots of rain caused a tree to fall across powerlines along Northeast Drive in Jackson's LOHO neighborhood between Ridgewood Road and Eastover Drive. Twenty-five homes along Northeast Drive lost power. Northsider Bill Latham said it fell despite little wind at the time. "Thank God nobody was hurt.
This New Year’s brings a new decade. It’s hard to believe it’s been 10 years. It goes by fast.
Ten years ago, Ginny and I were the parents of three young children aged seven, 11 and 12. Now Ruth is 17, Lawrence is 21 and John is 23. For me, it’s really hard to grasp this.
Back in the ‘80s, the Mississippi legislature passed an open primary law just like the one in Louisiana. For reasons no one understood, the U. S. Justice Department would not approve Mississippi’s law but did approve Louisiana’s.
When the Crack cocaine epidemic hit the nation and Jackson in the early 1990s, it was a shock to our society. Gangs increased. Property crimes increased. Addiction increased. Violent crimes increased. The attitude was lock ‘em up, and I was among those leading the charge.
Joel Bomgar, successful tech entrepreneur and state representative from Madison, is leading the charge to bring medical marijuana to Mississippi.
Cognitive therapy is a form of psychotherapy that “states that thoughts, feelings and behavior are all connected, and individuals can move toward overcoming difficulties and meeting their goals by identifying and changing unhelpful or inaccurate thinking, problematic behavior and distressing emotional responses,” according to Wikipedia.