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Leaked high court decision puts state center stage in debate 

As predicted months ago, Mississippi is now the epicenter of America’s divisive, bitter abortion rights debate. The Supreme ...

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Excited about another year and a new era

What a week!  Tuesday, May 10…my birthday – bloody hell alarm went off at 4:00am, 4:30am, 5:00am, 5:20am ...

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Making sure to get that order just right

All of us have had the experience of going through the drive-thru, placing our order, and when we ...

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Never forget: We are wonderfully made.

At the tender age of 21 I didn’t quite know what to expect from motherhood. But I did ...

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From Decoration Day to Memorial Day: Honoring the fallen

Early Observances of Memorial Day were a result of the Civil War, which ended in the spring of ...

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It’s time for endings and beginnings again

Winter to Spring to Summer has always been my favorite time of year as there are swell changes ...

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Mom: The role model whose values shape your life

College graduation and Mother’s Day are most appropriate partners that make for a glorious weekend celebration!  What more ...

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Article chronicles path to changing state flag

In any given publication since 1939, The Journal of Mississippi History has been an invaluable record of the institutional memory ...

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There is a time for each of us.

Time – 2 Peter 3-8 “With the Lord a day is like a thousand years, and a thousand ...

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What happened to just “sitting still”?

I’ve noticed that these days I am unable to simply sit quietly and do nothing.  If I’m watching ...

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Celebrating Mississippi Native American heritage

Mississippi, once home to a greater variety of Indigenous tribes than any other southeastern state, is celebrating its ...

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It’s good to have a thankful heart

Well…I lost the bet, and I owe Anne a hamburger! Maybe I’ll just play like Wimpy! Remember his ...

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Celebrating Mississippi Native American heritage

Mississippi, once home to a greater variety of Indigenous tribes than any other southeastern state, is celebrating its ...

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How to recap 18 years with your hero?

Eighteen years ago (18 years!) an eye-blink – 2004, I was just a wee lad, best shape of ...

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Medicaid expansion vote linked to failure of ballot initiative fix

One of the state’s more mainstream conservative business groups last week unveiled a unanimous resolution endorsing Medicaid expansion ...

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Art Day 2022: Today is Mississippi Arts Day

In an era in which technology, mobility, and mass communication have tended to create a composite national culture, ...

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Making a difference begins with respect

Happy Easter!  According to the National Confectioners Association, Easter season is a major moment for the confectionery industry, ...

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Entitlement program instability plus inflation equals disaster 

As the midterm elections approach, why isn’t their more interest in the approaching U.S. Social Security and Medicare ...

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Take time to count Easter blessings

Our weather changes somewhat abruptly from day to day, and keeps us on our toes figuring out what ...

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Spring: time for plans, projects and pollen

“Spring is the time of plans and projects.”  This quote by Leo Tolstoy sort of defines the season ...

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Trying to tame nine dozen thoughts

Thursday afternoon, April 7 – staring at this computer screen while watching coverage of the Masters – my ...

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Janet Barnes’ donates artwork to help community organizations

Janet Barnes had a multitude of talents.  She was a nurse, painter, teacher, giving friend, and supporter of ...

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