After the victory of Donald Trump in 2016, the GOP held the Senate and House, two-thirds of the governorships, and 1,000 more state legislators than they had on the day Barack Obama took office.
Walking up to the driver's side of a pickup that was "pulled over" by Lowndes County sheriff's deputies Tuesday evening in the Oak Grove MB Church parking lot on Taylor Thurston Road, the pastor and I muttered our lines to ourselves as we shuffled closer to the vehicle.
The electric company sends me colorful reports on my monthly energy habits. A recent one rated me "above average" in electricity use compared with my supposedly more extravagant neighbors. I'm usually "average."
For more than 75 years, Columbus Air Force Base, and the men and women who work and train there, has been an important part of our community. The economic impact of the base alone makes that emphatically clear.
At the federal courthouse in Jackson, East Mississippi Correctional Facility is defending itself against a lawsuit claiming atrocious conditions for its inmates.
March is Women's History Month. That probably wasn't on anyone's mind Monday afternoon, when several hundred fans gathered with the Mississippi State women's basketball team to watch the NCAA Women's Tournament Selection Show.
On March 1, the state Senate said no to the leadership's plan to change how state money is distributed to public K-12 schools. Next came the weekend. On March 5, Thad Cochran, Mississippi's senior and super delegate to the U.S. Senate announced his resignation.
Little over a week ago we joined the Bulldog Nation headed to Nashville, Tennessee, for the SEC Tournament.
Unless there is a late surge for Communist Party candidate Pavel Grudinin, who is running second with 7 percent, Vladimir Putin will be re-elected president of Russia for another six years on March 18.
With Passover and Easter approaching the classic movie, "The Ten Commandments," is sure to be shown again. Few people, though, know the Aberdeen, Columbus and Holly Springs tie to the movie.
The only time I ever went deer hunting was when Bull Sullivan was recruiting me to play football at Scooba. A group of fellow recruits and I spent a night or two at a deer camp somewhere in the wilds of Noxubee County. (A friend who was similarly recruited two years earlier said the deer camp belonged to the Sparkmans of Macon.)
Ever wondered what someone in government is paid -- paid with your hard-earned tax dollars? If you intend to find out, you better grab your own wallet.
So what should we say to Robert Ussery?
"If you don't have steel, you don't have a country" declared President Donald Trump at a press availability with the Swedish prime minister. He was explaining his decision to impose a tax on steel and aluminum.
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