Absentee voting is now underway for this year’s county elections, but it would be more appropriate to say that voting has been absent in Calhoun County over the past decade and appears to be getting more scarce.
It will go down as possibly the hottest Sawmill Festival in history, but I’m not referring exclusively to the near 100 degree heat, but also the remarkable fireworks show that put the exclamation point on Bruce’s annual celebration.
“Life is a tragedy for those who feel and a comedy for those who think.” – Jean Baptiste Racine
The above quote from the French dramatist dates back to the 17th Century, but I’ve been thinking about it a lot over the past week since Chip Crocker told me it was a favorite of his father, Ottis Brazel Crocker.
Obamacare, same sex marriage and the Confederate flag – quite a past 10 days it has been in national news with much of the changing winds blowing against traditional Mississippi stances.
It was the most breath-taking view of New Orleans I had ever seen, and I’m not talking about a plate full of beignets at Cafe Du Monde.
It came as no shock to me that when I tuned in to 60 Minutes Sunday night to watch a story entitled “The World’s Smartest Dog,” it was about a Border Collie.
“It’s a day that will live throughout history. I have thought about it every day,” Morley Piper told the Georgia Press Association.
“King of the Deadbeats” – that’s Rupert Lunceford’s title with the early morning coffee crowd at Nancy’s Restaurant in Calhoun City. It’s only humorous because it’s so opposite the man, one of the most respected in all of Calhoun County.
It’s always the most solemn moment of each Memorial Day service here in Calhoun County, but also the most poignant, thanks in part to Hal Reese, Jr.
Boudin has been described as one of the most unique, tasty and distinctly uncorrupted regional specialties in America, so how could my team of Mississippi Tamale Trail experts pass up the chance to travel the Cajun Boudin Trail?