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Stennis’ legacy challenged in wake of BLM

The social and cultural ripples from the “Black Lives Matter” movement continue, from the amazing saga of the taking down of the Mississippi state flag ... Read more

6 days ago by Special Report.

Why civics education needs to become a trend

During an interview, retiring Co-Lin professor David Higgs mentioned he’d noticed a deficiency in students filling his college classroom – a lack of basic civics ... Read more

6 days ago by Kim Henderson.

We should get over our discomfort and help others

“When can I get this cast off, Daddy?” my daughter asked me. “Soon,” I answered. “It’s so uncomfortable. It itches and it smells funny,” she ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Brett Campbell.

Death of a deputy

On June 12th — the same day a Wendy’s parking lot in Atlanta made the news — a parking lot two states away in Mendenhall, ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Kim Henderson.

The path to changing the state flag proves views do evolve

Mississippi’s tense and emotional public debate of removing the Confederate Battle Flag from the canton corner of the state flag evoked some of the more ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special Report.

Mississippi’s state flag has become an albatross

It has been my experience over some 40 years of writing about public policy in Mississippi that we as a people are slow to change, ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Special Report.

A 95th social distancing birthday celebration

Retired schoolteacher Ethel Mae Britt turned 95 Friday, and her family, friends and former students turned out for a drive-by parade to celebrate the occasion. ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Kim Henderson.

Let’s not forget healing takes time … and isn’t pain-free

As a young teen, I had to have surgery on both of my big toes. I’d had multiple ingrown nail infections and the doctor was ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Brett Campbell.

In Mississippi, it was business as usual during pandemic

In March, as the coronavirus pandemic began to grow, hospitals across the country began postponing surgeries. If the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention was ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Kim Henderson.

Canceled fair is a microcosm of COVID-19 realities

Longtime readers of this column know of my deep and abiding affection for the Neshoba County Fair and the old-time political speaking under shade of ... Read more

4 weeks ago by Special Report.

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