We have only eight days left of qualifying for the 2015 elections and frankly, I find the lack of candidates at both the local and state levels rather worrisome.
Woodville, Mississippi is one of those places you just don’t pass through. Tucked away in the southwest corner of the state, you have to be going there to get there.
Over the past two weeks, since publishing a front page story on the success of the Tanglefoot Trail and the interest it has sparked in Calhoun for the potential Skuna Valley Trail – the approximate 23-mile stretch of old railroad line between Bruce and Coffeeville – I’ve received countless comments and questions from people from all corners of Calhoun County and beyond.
This is the perfect space to answer those questions. I believe the Skuna Valley Trail would be an overwhelming success for Calhoun County, but I also believe in landowners’ rights and that deeds must be honored.
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.
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.
Curtis Wilkie’s latest book has a little of everything, as its title – Assassins, Eccentrics, Politicians, and Other Persons of Interest – describes.
State leaders convened this week in Jackson to begin deliberating on 2015 business, which is a scary proposition to many, especially those concerned about public education in this state.
Santa was very good to me this year, but my mother topped him in a big way. Prior to making the trip to Raymond for the annual McNeece family Christmas gathering, I was in coffee heaven with the new coffee bean grinder from Santa.
I love sitting by the fire with a warm cup of coffee, listening to Bing Crosby sing as I watch the lights on our Christmas tree twinkle.