STARKVILLE – An academic note, if you will, after the biggest college football weekend in Mississippi that I can recall. And while this isn’t as sexy as one of our universities hosting Katy Perry or Tim Tebow, it’s heady stuff.
Absence truly does make the heart grow fonder. At least that’s how I felt Saturday afternoon when I was reunited with my Harley Davidson motorcycle.
Visiting The Journal last week were Bruce natives Eddie and Gretchen Heise Reid, who now live in Tulsa.
STARKVILLE – Far more than the Byzantine political considerations, the Cochran nursing home photo uproar raised issues that have absolutely nothing to do with politics and everything to do with privacy and protection.
When you need a little pick-me-up, Becky Thomas of Vardaman is better than a strong cup of coffee. I was reminded of that last week when I was honored to take part in a ceremony naming the drive outside Vardaman Elementary in memory of her late husband George Thomas – a renowned educator in this area.
We got a treat in the mail Monday– a cookbook by Vardaman native April McGreger. Simply titled “Sweet Potatoes,” the cookbook is part of the highly praised Savor The South Series.
STARKVILLE – In 2013, the Census Bureau reports in their Current Population Survey Annual Social and Economic Supplement that about 500,000 Mississippians or around 17.1 percent don’t have health insurance of any kind. Nothing.
The evidence is overwhelming on the value of sports for young people, unless of course adults get in the way. That happened last Friday night in Water Valley where two hard-playing football teams saw the game they love taken over by a handful of men in black and white striped shirts.
Linda Jane Ramage and I had one of our best pre-game meals Friday night in Pontotoc before the Pontotoc/Calhoun City game.
STARKVILLE – Former Gov. Ronnie Musgrove wants Mississippi to sue its way to so-called “full funding” of the Mississippi Adequate Education Program (MAEP), while other well-intentioned public education advocates want voters to approve a ballot referendum that purports to mandate education funding.