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Columns

08/31/2014 - 10:19am

Recently The Northside Sun graciously ran a series of columns in which we discussed various aspects of House Bill 585, a sweeping act of our Legislature that revolutionized, to a certain extent, the criminal justice system of our state by...

08/31/2014 - 10:05am

YEAH THRICE YEAH! Excellent articles on Kemper County Coal Plant Boondoggle, Chris McDaniel's Latest Quixotic Last Stand and the University of Mississippi versus Ole Miss in the August 14 edition of the Sun. 

 Regarding...

08/13/2014 - 10:04am

Sometimes I wonder, “What in the world were they thinking?”

Naming thousands of voters in a lawsuit is not good politics, so I wonder what Chris McDaniel was thinking would come of his massive effort to roll back his recent...

08/13/2014 - 10:01am

Could the forest be named for me?

Thoughts and speculations dawned on me that I was all lined up and was ready for the good news about an inheritance. Big or small, I was anxiously waiting. This daydream turned out to be an exciting...

08/13/2014 - 10:00am

The possibility of bankruptcy for Mississippi Power came up in a discussion last month with reporters and editors who follow the company's Kemper County lignite project. One reporter said its Southern Company parent should pay the $5...

08/13/2014 - 9:58am

In the previous parts of this series, we've covered a very broad overview of House Bill 585, discussing (admittedly out of context) select issues in order to highlight some of the facets of the legislation that have not heretofore received...

08/05/2014 - 2:14pm

Just turned 56, so it’s that time of year for a bit of reflection. I’ve been thinking about 25 years of column writing. That’s a quarter of a century. A long time.

One thousand three hundred columns. At a thousand...

08/05/2014 - 2:05pm

There's always someone in your life that you take for granted. You know that person. They're always there. They're always dependable.

They're behind the scenes. They're just making sure everything gets done and they...

08/05/2014 - 2:01pm

Mississippians are just good people. My father said this all his life. It was the highest compliment in his eyes. I agree. My parents lived all over the United States but he always wanted to come back home. Mississippi is where he was raised;...

08/05/2014 - 1:58pm

In my previous column I touched upon a select few of the changes in the criminal code sections that address the substance of crimes themselves and the penalties for the commission of them. House Bill 585, however, did not end there. It also...

07/30/2014 - 8:04am

For the first time ever, I went to Europe and had a place to stay. My sister and brother-in-law now live in The Hague, which is the capital city of the Netherlands, also known as Holland.

Melanie and Steve (Stringfellow) have lived in...

07/30/2014 - 6:47am

Vitriol and venom in political encounters?   You bet.   Sad to admit though;  it seems that whether long past, or in recent times, biting rhetoric and bitterness have been present to some degree in most races for public...

07/30/2014 - 6:44am

Technology is rapidly changing how we educate our children. From iPads and tablets to laptop computers, today’s classrooms look nothing like those from even a few years ago. To power this quantum change, teachers need access to the latest...

07/30/2014 - 6:40am

Hi y’all.Yockanookany Ned here.

Let’s talk about politics, Mississippi politics … primarily, but we can include the nation and the entire world.  But, first, a warning (mostly to self): If you want to risk...

07/29/2014 - 11:52am

On July 27, 1953, armistice was signed in Korea. Only a few years before that date, the city of Seoul was completely destroyed. The smoldering ashes, the plumes of smoke and the short edges of building remains still linger in my mind. The...

07/22/2014 - 12:47pm

MARK TWAIN complained that there were lies, damn lies and statistics. I’ve also heard that 90 percent of statistics are wrong.

This comes to mind when thinking about a recent study published in Forbes magazine that rates...

07/22/2014 - 12:35pm

The Washington Post, the New York Daily News, Time, and National Public Radio recently warned of a national shortage of clowns. Many in the elite media even used different adjectives to describe this looming disaster, which tells you just how...

07/22/2014 - 12:33pm

During the 2014 regular session of the Mississippi Legislature, House Bill 585 emerged as one of the defining acts of the term. Its purpose, as far as the public knows based on news reports - primarily generated by the Clarion-Ledger, a Jackson...

07/15/2014 - 12:48pm

A recent hinds County Chancery Court ruling has put the quietus on drilling just off the coast of Mississippi and that’s a good thing.

Mississippi doesn’t have much coastline to begin with and what coast we do have is in...

07/15/2014 - 12:27pm

Most people want some sense of where exactly they may be. When they see a tall, Greek-looking, red-bricked, stepped portico of a century-old university building, they want to know who and what kind of person could have stepped down from that...

07/15/2014 - 12:22pm

One hundred years ago, at seven in the evening on the first day of August, a German officer named Feldmann led his infantry company into the idyllic Luxembourg hamlet of Troisvierges. In so doing, his unit violated that tiny country’s...

07/15/2014 - 12:21pm

Kemper is so irrational and unfair. How can it happen here? Is Mississippi just like Washington? Is everything political? Northside Sun readers are skeptical about Kemper. They know about Mississippi Power’s experimental...

07/11/2014 - 3:29pm

The United States Energy Information Administration (EIA) keeps track of electricity costs. Their April statistics show that Mississippi homeowners paid 11.87 cents per kilowatt hour for electricity. This is lower than the U.S. average of 12.31...

07/11/2014 - 3:25pm

They are gone. I feel a sense of loss and remorse. I delivered my beautiful dancers to the airport and they will soon be on a plane. This time headed for Sicily and yet another competition. Their whirlwind lives never slow and mine seems just a...

07/11/2014 - 3:19pm

The majority of us living in the Deep South are used to heat, know how to deal with it, and recognize our limits relative to it.  If, however, one reader takes home one fact that allows him or her to prevent a heat-induced illness or help...