Opinion

Letters to the editor

What is the cost of such a gesture?

In his State of the State address last week, one proposal by Gov. Phil Bryant got a standing ovation from many Mississippi lawmakers and other state officials in the audience.

That was … Read more

Traipsin’ Round Town

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Lynn Cunningham

Provides a view from the community.

Cold temps have plagued us down here in the Southland for weeks now but we must admit it’s that time of year—hog killin’ time. Burst pipes … Read more

Rambling with Arlene Barrett

Rambling with Arlene Barrett

Praise the Lord everyone.  What a beautiful day to serve the Lord.  The sun is shining.  The birds outside the window are jumping around and eating, and they look so happy and free.  Joe keeps them … Read more

THE WAY WE WERE Nicknames

THE WAY WE WERE

Nicknames

It seems a generation ago in Louisville more people had interesting nicknames. A nickname was not a put-down.

It was sort of a badge of honor, an indication that you were well-liked. Here are a … Read more

Sharpen ‘the saw’ of a good marriage

As we begin the New Year, I want to ask you two questions: How healthy are you? How healthy is your marriage?

Good physical health requires effort. Eating properly, getting enough rest, getting enough exercise, and practicing good hygiene are … Read more

Prison time can be counterproductive for many

Opinion

Last week, a legislative task force released a number of recommendations designed to be smarter about how Mississippi punishes adult offenders.

With an incarceration rate that is more than 70 percent higher than the national average, it’s clear that … Read more

Christmas is here to celebrate

It is Christmas day if you haven’t already figured that out.  All businesses, shops, banks, and even Wal-Mart is closed.  Yes, even Wal-Mart.

It is hard to believe that Christmas is here.  I mean I wait all year long for … Read more

Santa Claus and his part in Christmas

I received an e-mail this week from a colleague. It was titled “Why Santa is Evil.”

I was a bit shocked. I am kind of fond of the jolly old fellow myself. It made me aware for the first time … Read more