Five years ago at the University of Mississippi’s Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics, I was asked to conduct a public interview with Mississippi’s senior U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran during his bid for a sixth term against Democratic challenger and former state legislator Erik Fleming.
I can’t recall my first cup of coffee, but I certainly do my last. It was about 10 minutes ago, and that holds true for most any time of day I’m asked.
Halloween needs to get here quickly. I’m running out of pumpkins. I usually buy five pumpkins in various sizes and colors to decorate around the outside of the house for Halloween. Except for the one we carve for a Jack-O-Lantern, I leave the others out until Thanksgiving.
Former Republican Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour was in Starkville this week to address one of the state’s largest Rotary Clubs and the topic of his remarks – despite significant and dramatic recent national and state political developments – were almost exclusively about energy.
They arrive almost monthly and each time I open one I feel a wide array of emotions. Gerard Louis, of Chanteheup, France, emails me regularly and entertains me with his latest discoveries of the World War II experience and the many Americans who fought and died on his native soil.
Two new businesses opened in Calhoun City last week– the Laundromat and Trade to Treasures.
While the country was mesmerized by high school chemistry teacher Walter White’s descent into ruin in the TV series “Breaking Bad” the truth is that methamphetamine manufacture is a filthy, dangerous and soul-crushing affair.
“Gravity,” the record-breaking movie starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney, is a fast, action-packed thriller that mostly left me asking, how did they do that?
We are doing a little spruce up work on the front of The Journal office. The railroad ties that lined the parking lot had started to rot, and we wanted a fresher look.
On the battle over the government shutdown, the Obama administration narrative continues to be that Republicans shut down the government because they didn’t get their way on Obamacare. There may be some truth to that, but if so, Republicans don’t have the market cornered on playing hardball for do-overs on public policy.