Joel and I left Bruce last Wednesday right at 4:30 p.m. to get to Jackson for the Mississippi Press Association’s annual Mid-Winter Conference. That was pretty early for us to leave, and I was quite proud of my organization skills that had gotten me ready to go on time.
COAHOMA—In this, the hamlet of my youth, there once lived a magic woman, whose influence upon my life and those of my siblings can never be overstated.
The greatest threat to this country, our democracy and the life of freedom we cherish isn’t the Democrats, the Republicans, or their extreme partisan battles over any and every issue. The greatest threat is the apathy of the American people.
Bruce native Andrew Bryant has a new solo album “This is The Life” that came out yesterday, and he is getting a lot of publicity on it.
STARKVILLE – The death of the retired Mississippi Supreme Court chief justice Roy Noble Lee Sr. should be noted for what it is – the passing of the man who led efforts to modernize the Mississippi court system despite the strongest possible ties to the status quo in Mississippi.
The past few weeks I’ve been visiting folks in Houlka, Algoma, Houston and Pontotoc as part of research on the Tanglefoot Trail – the old rail line from Houston to New Albany that was transformed more than a year ago into a recreational trail.
Our youngest granddaughter, sweet Ellie Kathryn, will be 3 years old this Friday. Her birthday is easy to remember January 23– 1-2-3.
STARKVILLE – I like to think of it as the day that Mississippi taxpayers were told that with a little faith and an investment in new technology, we could turn kudzu into gold. Black gold, Texas Tea, you know the rest of the song.
Curtis Wilkie’s latest book has a little of everything, as its title – Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, and Other Persons of Interest – describes.
It’s been at least 30 years since I’ve had one of Tula Vance’s butter rolls, but I can taste it today.