STARKVILLE – As part of his final months in office, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder has continued to beat the political drums for restoration of voting rights to felons in states like Mississippi that make it difficult if not impossible for convicted felons to vote.
“Ya’ll can go to hell, I’m goin’ to Texas!” – That is the famous quote from one of my childhood heroes, Davy Crockett, upon his election loss in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Joel and I left here last Wednesday headed to Texas to the annual National Newspaper Association convention in San Antonio. We usually leave for our trips on Thursday, but have had airline issues the past two years that caused us delays in getting to our destination.
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.