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Columns

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...

03/12/2013 - 3:26pm

 

Over the course of a 40-year career in banking and investing, I have rarely seen a project that makes less sense than the lignite mine and gasification plant under construction in Kemper County by Mississippi Power Company, a...

03/12/2013 - 3:23pm

 

How stupid can you be? On the coldest day of the year, thus far, I pulled the most brainless trick of a lifetime.

The daily paper is very reliable because the carrier is most dependable. Each morning he places the paper...

03/12/2013 - 3:18pm

 

I attended my first Public Service Commission (PSC) hearing last week. I was not impressed.

Because power companies have monopolies, the PSC is there to protect the consumer. But that’s not what I witnessed....

01/30/2013 - 12:59pm

A recent Boy Scout camping trip took me to the Sipsey Wilderness Area in north Alabama. It was beautiful. A hidden gem.

The area is about a four-hour drive from Jackson, but well worth the drive. The Sipsey River is emerald green and...

01/30/2013 - 12:56pm

I am no longer new. Of course, I’ve known this for a long time, but there are flashes when the realization arrives anew. Such as when I attended my 35th medical school reunion in 2012. When the slide shows of our young selves went up on...

01/30/2013 - 12:54pm

Are you thinking of applying for a conceal-carry permit? If so, your name and application information is public information that any newspaper can print. Rep. Mark Baker and I have introduced bills to change that.
I wrote my bill after...

01/30/2013 - 12:51pm

Let it snow. Let it snow. Let it snow. The meteorologist had correctly predicted a dusting of snow to fall during the wee hours of the night. This precipitation was no surprise. Since I had spent a serious Siberian winter in 1951 in North Korea...

01/30/2013 - 12:48pm

I wonder if any politician will ever ask any questions relevant to our lives, such as:

Why are we spending billions on finding a habitable planet in outer space instead of maintaining the habitability of our own Garden of Eden, Mother...

01/30/2013 - 12:44pm

As the third part of the series of columns called “Tracing the Emmerich Line,” this column will inform y’all about my grandfather, John Oliver Emmerich Jr., known to many as J.O.

John Oliver Emmerich Sr. begat J.O....

01/24/2013 - 1:46pm

On January 10, 2013 we were experiencing severe weather on the Northside.  Needing an umbrella, I searched my home throughout and finally discovered a new umbrella hidden away in a corner.  It was tightly tied down in a box. After...

01/24/2013 - 1:43pm

Most of the financings I have arranged as an investment banker or made as a private equity investor were “black energy” - coal, oil, natural gas and some nuclear; none were wind or solar. Prior to 1990 or so, the environmental...

01/24/2013 - 1:39pm

Both my grandfather and father were huge supporters of education in Mississippi. My grandfather, Oliver Emmerich, served for years on the state board of higher education. My father, John Emmerich, worked closely with Gov. William Winter to help...