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Columns

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...

01/02/2013 - 12:10pm

 James Meredith stopped by my office a few weeks ago and gave me his new book, “A Mission from God.”

When he visited me about 20 years ago, he seemed a bit kooky. It’s amazing how much he’s learned since...

01/02/2013 - 12:07pm

The 15th Radio Squadron Mobile (Korean War veterans) had its 17th annual reunion in Branson, Mo. Some 28 men, plus wives, family and friends attended. Camaraderie was at an all-time high. Men are getting older - 80 plus years old. Several were...

01/02/2013 - 12:03pm

In a few weeks, our elected state-wide political representatives will be engaged in protracted debates and lively discussions about reforming education in Mississippi. After much grandstanding and countless hours spent pretending that the next...

12/07/2012 - 11:18am

It’s been a tough road for the Delta, but high commodity prices are giving the region a healthy boost.

I recently saw Sykes Sturdivant in Greenwood, and asked him how the crop turned out. “Good,” was his answer. I...

12/07/2012 - 11:07am

Ninety years ago last month, President Theodore Roosevelt went on a Mississippi bear hunt in Issaquena County. The hunt fared badly and by sundown on the second day had produced only an old wounded bear tethered to a tree and savaged by the...

12/07/2012 - 10:56am

Hi y’all!

Yockanookany Ned here.

I was always an analytical child. I excelled at math. Baseball, I loved baseball, too. Baseball was played in backyards, or more likely, in the nearest pasture. There was a third love of...

11/29/2012 - 12:07pm

The holiday Season is upon us again. My how time flies.

I am thankful for Thanksgiving. It is my favorite holiday, much more relaxed than Christmas. The leaves are beautiful. It always occurs on a Thursday, so the four-day respite is...

11/29/2012 - 12:05pm

The time may be very short before God’s judgment falls on America as we are facing the most critical hour of my lifetime. No nation has ever been more blessed than the United States of America. We remember America's glory days ......

11/29/2012 - 12:02pm

I recently organized my father’s collection of genealogical records, during which I discovered many events that occurred in the family history.  These consequential ventures, undertaken by my patriarchs, caused the J.O. Jr. and Wyatt...