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Columns

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 - 9:30am

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 - 3:20pm

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...

05/08/2012 - 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...

05/08/2012 - 3:26pm

I'm writing this one day before my 10th wedding anniversary. Yep, I've just been through 5,256,000 minutes of marriage. Now, while a lot of time had me snoring on my side of the bed, that's still a lot of time to get to know someone...

05/08/2012 - 3:22pm

Saturday morning is my only day to sleep late, so I was somewhat annoyed to notice three cute little nine-year-old girls creeping slowly into my bedroom early one Saturday morning. I pretended to be asleep.

They slowly but surely crept...

04/24/2012 - 3:05pm

In an average year, 500,000 people nationally are injured in accidents caused by drivers who are distracted.  Orthopaedic surgeons in Mississippi are the specialists who put bones and limbs back together after accidents occur on our...

04/24/2012 - 3:02pm

A columnist last week stated that the legal system should resolve the abortion issue and that the church should “butt out.” Amazing. History tells over and again that the church, the people of faith not the buildings, are usually...

04/24/2012 - 3:01pm

All those Titanic centennial activities this month brought back memories of my first awareness of that historic happening, as well as a very tangential personal connection.

The time was 1932, when my family had rented a cottage for the...

04/24/2012 - 2:59pm

I appreciate House Speaker Phil Gunn’s attempt to pinch pennies, but he’s wrong about banishing the state Department of Revenue to a cramped warehouse in-between Raymond and Clinton.

The Department of Revenue needs to move...

04/19/2012 - 1:21pm

With dirt-Cheap natural gas having huge stockpiles for the forseeable future, the experimental lignite gassification plant in Kemper County isn’t looking so hot.

The proof is in the pudding and so far not so good. Just a few...

04/10/2012 - 6:37pm

The founding fathers grappled with the role of religion in government. There was James Madison and his partner Thomas Jefferson (both cradle Episcopalians, possibly turned Unitarians) on one side, and Ben Franklin (wet Quaker, half Presbyterian...

04/10/2012 - 6:32pm

We were sitting around the dinner table going through the usual conversation routines. “So how was your day?” wife Ginny asked. I shrugged and gave my usual, “Fine. Nothing new,” when 15-year-old son John chimed in:...