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Don’t let hometown happenings distract from the season

The clouds hang heavy on this sultry day while my cold weather gear dangles in the closet until ...

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Memories of going home

On December 5, 1968, I left my Marine Corps Unit at Chu Lai, Republic of Vietnam and got ...

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Supply chain issues, employee shortages reshuffle immigration focus

The global Covid-19 pandemic produced more than physical and emotional illness, suffering, and death over the last two ...

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Holiday Angels continue to benefit arts efforts

I believe in angels as I have seen them annually at this time.  They come in the form ...

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Holiday hijinks and a little bit of fun

Small slivers of sunlight greeted me as I opened my eyes on this cool November morning. Thoughts started ...

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Plenty of reasons to be thankful

Flim Flam, Bim Bam – it seems we skipped fall, jumped straight to winter, and the holiday season ...

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A generation will never forget Nov. 22, 1963

On Friday, November 22, 1963, I was on my way to chemistry class at Permian High School in ...

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Maybe we can be more like Martha

If you’re like us, we’re still in the post-Thanksgiving feast stage of talking about the favorite dishes we ...

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Legislature could try to address felony voting ban

The state House of Representatives overwhelmingly passed legislation in 2008 to restore voting rights to all Mississippians convicted ...

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Spell was at the center of sordid, bizarre political campaign

William E. “Bill” Spell, who died Oct. 12 at age 96, was the last major figure in what ...

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Thanksgiving at the farm

“Over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house we go!” These oft sung song lyrics of ...

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What will your table look like this year?

As we head into a second Thanksgiving celebration that includes dealing with COVID, what will our table look ...

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Sunshine and dust bunnies are on my mind

The sun’s rays peek into my cozy sitting room calling my attention to a few dust bunnies.      Oops! ...

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God will enjoy arguing with authentic Delta journalist

Harold Ray Mosby Jr.’s legendary editorial voice was at once powerful, poignant, prophetic and provocative. To the end ...

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Oxford takes the title in regional story telling contest

Storytelling is an ancient art and a contemporary trend. Popular events– live events like The Moth and Risk!– ...

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Learning to find peace in the silence

Basically ignored growing up, three older sisters kept me distanced, attended small Catholic school (all grades), related to ...

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How could we ever forget?

Growing up, I often heard people speak about where they were when President Kennedy was shot.  It was ...

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Life forever changed for us 20 years ago

Tuesday, September 11, 2001 – I wasn’t that shocked initially when I heard a plane had flown into ...

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A snollygoster? No, just an independent thinker

The voice in my phone said, “We’re not selling anything.”  Doubting that, I waited for the revelation, which ...

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9-11 Story Survey

We want to share stories from people in the Oxford, Lafayette area as we remember the 20th Anniversary ...

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TANNEHILL: Senate bill benefits LOU transportation efforts

In a state with almost 6,000 miles of highway rated in poor condition, and more than 1,000 bridges ...

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Tannehill: Increased services and lower taxes: The 2022 budget is done

The past two years have been unpredictable at best. From floods to snowstorms and protests to pandemics, Covid-19 ...

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