It’s long overdue. That’s how I would describe the success Leo “Bud” Welch of Bruce is experiencing right now.
Do we really need pennies anymore? Other than the old superstition of gaining some good luck if you find a stray one on the ground, the usefulness of the penny seems a thing of the past.
Over the past week I’ve witnessed salary debates on opposite sides of the spectrum for prominent elected positions in Calhoun County.
I’m not allowed to drive in Memphis anymore. The reason behind this edict is two costly traffic tickets I received in the mail, neither of which I believe were warranted.
It’s always a day of celebration for me – the first time my Harley is awakened from its winter hibernation.
Last weekend I saw Steven Spielberg’s film “Lincoln” for possibly the hundredth time. It has become one of my all-time favorites and part of my greatest fascination with the movie is Thaddeus Stevens – the fiery tongued Republican played by Tommy Lee Jones in the movie.
My friend Scott Boyd, a fellow Southern Miss alum and longtime publisher of the Macon Beacon, has always called them “secret meetings.” I’ve always considered executive sessions government playing politics with the public’s business. And there’s no lack of politic playing in Calhoun County.
Chicago Cub great Ernie Banks always wanted to play two. The weather last Saturday was so wonderful I took in five and two more if you count Friday night.
As the years fly by seemingly faster and faster these days, opportunities to get together with friends become more valuable.
You can’t get more Southern than Mississippi, and no place in the Magnolia State evokes more Southern heritage and culture than the Delta. It is that most uniquely Southern place with a history like no other, and the best source of that history is its newspapers.