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08/22/2013 - 10:47am
FAQ’s about attacks on BiggerPieForum and its chair and president by Alabama’s JobKeeper Alliance organization.   
1. What is JobKeeper?  It is an Alabama union front formed to protect and promote jobs...
08/15/2013 - 10:46am

A decade ago, Charlott King, Bill Manduca and I could not have imagined doing what we were now doing.

Charlott was building fiberglass storm shelters. Bill was working for a Fortune 500 defense contractor and I was a newspaper...

08/15/2013 - 10:43am

Do you enjoy art? Most people do.

Want to see some paintings by Monet? You can book a flight to Paris and make reservations for a place to stay. Then you can take a bus out to Monet’s home, being sure to arrange to catch a bus...

08/15/2013 - 10:41am

In America, if a family included a wealthy, celebrity husband who publicly abandoned his wife for his longtime mistress, a socialite mother who dies in an alcohol-fueled car crash with her boyfriend leaving behind two young children, one of...

08/15/2013 - 10:38am

It seems like only yesterday that I wrote a column on clichés,  those timeworn expressions that set my teeth on edge. Strange as it may seem, my essay struck a responsive chord among more than a few of you. It never ceases to amaze...

08/15/2013 - 10:36am

In recent years some of our elected state leaders have touted their efforts to shrink the size of government, often painting government as the enemy in spite of the fact that they, by virtue of their offices, are a part of the government....

06/26/2013 - 11:00am

Sometimes you win. Sometimes you lose.

Many Americans, including me, argued against Obamacare. We wanted free market reform of the health care industry, not more government intervention.

We lost. We lost in the U.S. Senate. We...

06/26/2013 - 10:56am

You may have noticed that my recent columns have emphasized Republican greed and insensitivity to the less fortunate and Democrat hypocrisy and incompetence in government. While these allegations cover almost every political issue, they are...

06/26/2013 - 10:54am

Dignitaries generally are the ones who are invited to give the commencement address for Harvard University graduates. Our very own James Meredith was invited to speak on this prestigious stage, to the Harvard Graduate School of Education on May...

06/26/2013 - 10:51am

More than 41 other states in the U.S.A., Mississippi is composed of small towns. Though there are hundreds of places in Mississippi, 30 percent of its people (972,300) live in 59 rural towns (towns with less than 2,600 inhabitants).

...

05/30/2013 - 11:17am

In what cynics might term an effort to torpedo our marriage, my wife and I have taken up sailing on cruise ships.

Writing of ships, the English essayist and wordsmith, Samuel Johnson, said, “…being in a ship is being in a...

05/30/2013 - 11:14am

An American hero, Col. Ken Cordier, retired, was the guest speaker at the Saturday morning meeting of the Walter Scott Coffee Club.  Some 35 members were present.  Col. Cordier, a U.S. Air Force combat fighter pilot, was shot down...

05/30/2013 - 11:12am

The election of Chokwe Lumumba as the Democratic nominee for Jackson mayor has got everybody talking about race. That’s not a good thing.

If I’m not mistaken, white Republican northeast Jackson voted overwhelmingly for the...

05/16/2013 - 10:34am

Much to everyone’s surprise, three-time Jackson mayor Harvey Johnson failed to even make the runoff.

That’s what happens when you don’t fill the potholes. Potholes affect everybody and they are hard to hide. There are...

05/16/2013 - 10:31am

Recently I hosted a meet-and-greet at my home in Fondren for mayoral candidate Chokwe Lumumba.  I’d heard plenty of interesting stories about Mr. Lumumba and his role as minister of justice for the Republic of New Afrika, or “...

05/16/2013 - 10:28am

If you were born in Mississippi but left it for somewhere else, and if you heard that a Ringling Brothers and Barnum & Bailey elephant named Carol had been the victim of a drive-by shooting in Tupelo, would you ever move back to your native...

05/16/2013 - 10:25am

Hi, y’all.

Yockanookany Ned here.

Let’s talk about the weather.

The following quote has been credited to Mark Twain, but in truth it is the intellectual / comical product of Charles Dudley Warner, and it...

04/26/2013 - 1:19pm

It’s hard to beat April in Mississippi, especially when the azaleas bloom late.

It’s been a rainy year so far, but sooner or later that perfect weekend comes with 68 degrees, crystal blue skies and flowers everywhere.

...
04/26/2013 - 1:17pm

When I think of what I regret most, my first inclination is to bring all the negative aspects of my past to surface and choose one that is the most memorable in the graveyard of dishonor. I ask myself, is it good to open old wounds and slice...

04/26/2013 - 1:14pm

I recently read an article in The Northside Sun written by Heddy-Dale Matthias, M.D. entitled “Officials Using Double Standard to Ban Abortions.”   In her article, Dr. Matthias asserts that abortion is “an integral...

03/21/2013 - 12:22pm

 

Grandpa loved to tell about the old days on the river, how someone had crossed on a tightrope, how some nuts had gone over the nearby falls in a barrel, and how a young boy had been rescued below the falls after a boating...

03/21/2013 - 12:16pm

 

Have you ever gone to the place where you had parked your car only to find it gone? We had this shocking experience during World War II. It was a beautiful red convertible and our most prized possession. Because of the war, it...

03/20/2013 - 2:22pm

The first day of spring! My favorite month, April, is just around the corner. Now we just need one big gullywasher to get rid of the pine pollen.

Normally, spring gives me a strong sense of rebirth and renewal, but this spring I seem...

03/12/2013 - 3:34pm

 

Carla Palmer-Allen is the 2013 president of the Ridgeland Chamber of Commerce. Allen has owned CPA Realty since 2000 and has lived in Ridgeland for 15 years. She recently spoke with Sun staff writer Katie Eubanks about the...

03/12/2013 - 3:31pm

 

Hi y’all.

Yockanookany Ned here.

Darlin’, short for darling, a term of endearment (–usually) is one my favorite Southern words. It’s a common greeting in the South. I cannot count the...