Columns

Do we really need fashion for our avatars?

Virtual Reality or VR as it is called is the latest on the scene of technology to mystify ...

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Dress code lacks consistency in enforcement, interpretation

On August 3rd, 2022, numerous girls, myself included, were met directly outside of our cars and told that ...

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In Mississippi, Christian forgiveness does not equate to felony voting reforms

As Haley Barbour faced an onslaught of criticism for pardoning dozens of people convicted of felonies as his ...

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Air conditioning state prisons is both basic humanity and business acumen

Those who are like me old enough to remember life before air conditioning in the Deep South often ...

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Some things never change

     My Papaw, the late William Carroll Palmer, Sr. could strike up a conversation with anyone. His farm was ...

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Iron Bartender highlights local cocktail culture

Conversations about Mississippi and food often involve the word tradition. A tradition is something that has simply extended ...

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Still trying to ‘wrap my head around’ Vietnam

Graduating from Southeast Missouri State University in August 1968 – immediately drafted in the US Army, enlisted (extra ...

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A few little ‘life hacks’ make everything better

I’ve shared with you before that I am always and forever looking for “life hacks.”  You know, the ...

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State in midst of historic times in terms of available state revenue

Late in the 2021 session, legislative leaders set a revenue estimate of $5.93 billion. That estimate represented the ...

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There is a constant, unchanging truth

     The dark clouds obscure the sky as thunder rumbles. A breeze ruffles the feathers of flora, and brings ...

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Sending a tribute to a special niece

The topic of my tribute today is my niece. She ended her tumbling career at age 18 with ...

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Farmers still wary of international impacts on exports 

For both U.S. and Mississippi farmers, China is the primary export market for their crops and current forecasts ...

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Journalism Competition and Preservation Act can save local news

Thomas Jefferson famously declared, “Were it left to me to decide whether we should have a government without ...

Columns

Bobblehead dolls bring life full circle

What were you doing in the summer of 1998?   I had just completed my Ole Miss Ph.D., ...

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Now is the time to talk about climate change

If ever the global leaders were to have a meaningful discussion about climate change, now would be the ...

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Sound the alarm and protect American tech from Senate legislation

Sound the alarm because Russia, China, and other adversaries are coming for America’s technology industry, and federal lawmakers ...

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JFK Jr.’s final days fraught with concerns

A scion to a family many Americans considered the closest thing to homegrown royalty, John F. Kennedy Jr. ...

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Take precautions for these Dog Days of summer

These Dog Days of summer cause outdoor lovers as well as pet lovers to take a few extra ...

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Mississippi, where abortion is technically both legal and illegal

Despite the current abortion ban imposed by state law, a brave doctor could theoretically perform the medical procedure ...

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We get by with some knowledge and assistance

Years ago, working on the Ole Miss Campus, home for Thanksgiving, hero mom “Gert” walked me through making ...

Letters to the Editor

Letter to the Editor: May, June were busy months at the Pantry

May and June were very busy months at the Pantry of Oxford.  Helping there in May was a ...

Columns

Savoring sweet summer days

Ahh . . . sweet summer time!  I can tell that I’m definitely old.  I complain constantly about ...

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