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Football season almost here

“It’s a boy’s last dream and a man’s first loss.” — Jason Isbell. It’s almost time. The smell of burgers, nachos, freshly-painted grass and sweat ... Read more

by Luke Horton, Friday, August 9, 2019 10:16 pm


Only two things that money can’t buy

Ain’t nothin’ in the world that I like better Than bacon and lettuce and homegrown tomatoes Up in the mornin’ out in the garden Get ... Read more

by Luke Horton, Friday, July 12, 2019 8:45 pm


A tribute to the hot dog

Americans will eat more than 150 million hot dogs at Fourth of July celebrations this week. Approximately 50,000 of those will be eaten after they ... Read more

by Luke Horton, Friday, July 5, 2019 9:00 pm


Fix state’s cash bail system

Most of us give little thought to Mississippi’s use of a money bail system. We assume the system for pretrial detention works because it’s the ... Read more

by Luke Horton, Friday, June 21, 2019 8:19 pm

Opinion Columnists

Flooded residents: Finish the pumps

On a recent trip up Hwy. 61 to Lake Washington, I saw first-hand the devastation backwater flooding has brought to the lower Delta. Fields have ... Read more

by Luke Horton, Friday, June 14, 2019 6:46 pm

Opinion Columnists

Almost a cat-lover

No offense to cat-lovers, but I am not a cat-lover. Cats are needy, moody, selfish and ambivalent towards humans. They are too much like people. ... Read more

by Luke Horton, Friday, May 17, 2019 8:24 pm


Memories of grandmothers

Both of my grandmothers are now gone, so I’m reprinting this old column in honor of Shirley Reeves and Pauline Horton on Mother’s Day. My ... Read more

by Luke Horton, Friday, May 10, 2019 6:34 pm


MSA club makes community better

There are countless reasons to be impressed with the students at Mississippi School of the Arts. They are intelligent, hard-working, talented, creative — all the ... Read more

by Luke Horton, Friday, May 3, 2019 9:47 pm


Time to reshingle bank roof

A Glyn Smith roofing employee hauls shingles to the top of Bank of Brookhaven’s clock tower Wednesday. Glyn Smith roofing put the original roof on ... Read more

by Luke Horton, Wednesday, May 1, 2019 9:08 pm


Do what is necessary to protect children

Once again, the state department tasked with protecting Mississippi’s children needs more money. The head of Child Protection Services said his agency needs another $26 ... Read more

by Luke Horton, Friday, April 26, 2019 9:36 pm

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