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04/15/2015 - 9:48am

Solar panels could be popping up on roofs all over Mississippi if a proposed rule by the Mississippi Public Service Commission (PSC) is approved.

The PSC voted at its monthly meeting to open a comment period for a proposed rule that...

04/15/2015 - 9:45am

Had it really been 30 years since I last went to the Natchez Pilgrimage? Worse, my wife Ginny had never been.

Fortunately, my 18-year-old son John has some tourism aptitude and with his encouragement, the three of us headed southwest...

03/04/2015 - 4:41pm

MY ROOMMATE ALLY and I are not exactly opposites, but we’re quite different:

I generally like going out with people and will try my best to go, even if I’m broke or need to be doing other things.

She’ll...

02/24/2015 - 2:34pm

When I was asked to be the speaker at the Noxubee County Historical Society's monthly meeting, I was a bit fearful. People interested in history know their stuff. They expect their speakers to be up to speed.

I was asked to speak...

02/24/2015 - 2:23pm

Veterans Health Care has been much in the news over the past couple of years. This February, I had an experience with it that may or may not apply elsewhere, but which does, I think, say something about the situation here in central Mississippi...

02/24/2015 - 2:19pm

Jimmy Durante was a popular comedian in the heyday of radio and the early days of TV. He was known for his self deprecating wit, big nose (the Schnoz), and this line when amateurs tried to horn in on his act: “Everybody wants ta get inta...

02/24/2015 - 2:17pm

A couple of weeks ago, my friend Bruce McNaughton asked me to set down some thoughts on whether driving, for senior citizens, is a right or a privilege. Bruce is a former colleague from the old days in New York when I worked for an advertising...

02/18/2015 - 3:13pm

When Tom blanton walked into Hattiesburg’s Keg & Barrel, his usual place to get a burger, the place erupted. People were standing and cheering.

For good reason, because of Blanton’s lone ranger lawsuit, Mississippi...

02/18/2015 - 3:11pm

A few days ago I bumped into James Meredith. He was relaxing while reading his Bible and drinking coffee at his favorite “hangout.” He closed the Bible and we had a chat.

Mr. Meredith took the time to tell me what was...

02/18/2015 - 3:09pm

The Mississippi Supreme Court voted to rescind Mississippi Power Company's 18 percent rate increase to prepay for part of its experimental Kemper County Lignite Plant. It also ordered the company to refund $281 million of prepayments to...

02/18/2015 - 3:08pm

Sewer fees in the Jackson metro area are going up, no matter what happens in the fight over a proposed wastewater treatment plant in Rankin County.

One option would have the city’s customers in western Rankin County build their...

02/11/2015 - 6:14pm

I HAVE A SMALL WOODEN BOX that resides on a coffee table in my den. It does not have a cover and really serves no purpose. Fairly unnoticeable, this box is, as it rests next to several candles, a narrative of the Civil War by Shelby Foote, and...

02/11/2015 - 5:26pm

HI, Y'ALL. Yockanookany Ned here.

Berkshire’s y’all, or, a Southern perspective of New England.

As previously mentioned, I’m a fifth-generation Southerner; my wife is not, she’s a quasi-Southerner,...

02/11/2015 - 5:22pm

IT WASN'T TRUE LOVE when the green energy philanderer hooked up with the green energy pushover. You knew it wouldn't last. It was destined to end badly. It has. The estranged parties have called in the lawyers. One set of lawyers is...

02/11/2015 - 5:14pm

SOOO, there is an apparent grammatical mistake 

Quickly noted and pointed out 

by the meticulous discrimination of youth

Ahhh if the shoe fits, wear it

I did and I wore it for quite some time

...
02/11/2015 - 4:55pm

STATE REPRESENTATIVE Jerry Turner from Baldwyn knows about competition. As a businessman running grocery stores, his company must work hard to bring customers good products at a fair price. It’s not easy.

Watching state agencies...

02/09/2015 - 4:19pm

State representative Jerry Turner from Baldwyn knows about competition. As a businessman running grocery stores, his company must work hard to bring customers good products at a fair price. It’s not easy.

Watching state agencies...

02/09/2015 - 4:16pm

Hi, y’all. Yockanookany Ned here.

Berkshire’s y’all, or, a Southern perspective of New England.

As previously mentioned, I’m a fifth-generation Southerner; my wife is not, she’s a quasi-Southerner...

02/09/2015 - 4:15pm

 

Sooo, there is an apparent grammatical mistake

Quickly noted and pointed out

by the meticulous discrimination of youth

Ahhh if the shoe fits, wear it

I did and I wore it for quite some time...

02/09/2015 - 4:10pm

It wasn't true love when the green energy philanderer hooked up with the green energy pushover. You knew it wouldn't last. It was destined to end badly. It has. The estranged parties have called in the lawyers. One set of lawyers is...

02/04/2015 - 6:51am

Newscaster Maggie Wade is passionate about what she calls her true calling: Finding permanent, loving families for Mississippi’s foster children. Her program, Wednesday’s Child, has found homes for 7,000 children. She has received...

02/04/2015 - 6:47am

Shopping for pajamas turned into a nightmare at the store.  I walked from one end of the store to the other and I could not find a sales person.  I was about to give up when a kind lady who was folding towels came to my rescue. ...

02/04/2015 - 6:45am

In a cold environment, our body can lose heat even faster than it can generate it. The body adjusts to this by constricting blood vessels at the periphery, shutting down perspiration, and increasing muscular activity (shivering). When the...

02/04/2015 - 6:42am

With Cuba in the news recently, I decided to research the Cuban Missile Crisis and my part in it. It transpired that my involvement was not what I thought it had been.

Historians date the nail-biting part of the crisis as 14-28 October...

01/29/2015 - 4:25pm

I had just finished all the complicated logistics involved with flying my plane to northern California, when I got a text from the Troop 302 scoutmaster: “Would you and John like one last hurrah with the Scouts before he turns 18? Going...