STARKVILLE – During a recent screening of the outstanding documentary film “The Toughest Job: William Winter’s Mississippi” a rather provocative question was asked by John F. Marszalek, the distinguished professor emeritus of history and the current executive director of the U.S. Grant Presidential Library at MSU.
Every time I’m around Charles “Peanut” Overby, I come away more proud to call myself a journalist. Last Saturday night, I immensely enjoyed one of those opportunities at Ole Miss Chancellor Dan Jones’ home on campus where Overby was being honored as the 2015 Legacy Award recipient by the UM Women’s Council.
Saturday night Joel and I joined Mississippi Press Assn. friends at the Ole Miss Women’s Council for Philanthropy Legacy Award Dinner.
STARKVILLE – Republican state Sen. Chris McDaniel and his United Conservatives Fund followers wants Mississippi voters to reconsider the old notion of term limits – something state voters have already twice rejected in the initiative and referendum process.
“No better time to be a journalist than today.” Those were the words of Lewis Dvorkin, chief product officer for Forbes Magazine during a presentation at the Overby Center for Southern Journalism and Politics at Ole Miss last Thursday.
My earliest memories of my great uncle J.C. Scott were at the Standard Service Station and Bait Shop that he and my grandfather M.I. Scott owned in downtown Macon, Ms.
STARKVILLE – Among the many lessons I learned from my all-too-brief time with the late broadcaster Jack Cristil was his pointed, rather surprising take on paying his taxes.
The press releases have been coming fast and furious over the past few weeks, and every one of them is soaked in election year posturing.
Joel and I started our day Saturday at Clear Creek MB Church just outside of Oxford for a funeral visitation. We were there to visit long time Mississippi Press Association staffer Andrea Ross for the services of her mother Emma Holman.
STARKVILLE – In my days in the newspaper business, I always enjoyed April Fools’ Day editions. Perhaps my best effort came in the early 1990s – during the height of President Bill Clinton’s administration – when I outed Forest, Mississippi, resident Doris Mowrey as one of the former Arkansas governor’s “lovers.”