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The front porch: Self-isolating in the springtime

As far as self-isolation goes, there’s no better place to practice it than a front porch in springtime. The few I frequent have had more ... Read more

7 hours ago by Kim Henderson.

Virus upends Mississippi budget writing process

Mississippi legislators are supposed to set a state spending plan before the new fiscal year begins July 1. The coronavirus pandemic has scrambled most of ... Read more

1 day ago by Special Report.

My mother taught me what the best gifts really are

Before I was born, my mother was. That was sure convenient. I was born in 1970, and my mother was born some years prior to ... Read more

1 day ago by Brett Campbell.

How about some coronavirus facts for a change?

“I done had all I can take and I can’t takes no more…” — Popeye Here’s a radical notion: Why don’t we — just as ... Read more

5 days ago by Special Report.

Our family has a new player on our quaranteam

Talk about grand entrances. Our newest grandguy decided to make his five weeks early in the middle of a pandemic. I just wonder what he ... Read more

6 days ago by Kim Henderson.

Economic impacts of virus will strain state’s ‘rainy day fund’

A lot of Mississippians are lying awake at night these days, worried about their loved ones, worried about their health, worried about their jobs and ... Read more

6 days ago by Special Report.

Mississippi wise to close Capitol because of coronavirus

The Mississippi Capitol is a germ and virus factory during any normal legislative session because of all the glad-handing, back-slapping and random hugging. It was ... Read more

1 week ago by Special Report.

Not everything is political, so don’t make it that way

I say I’m a cynical person. A man who is not surprised by how ignorance and greed and the basest, most vile nature of man ... Read more

1 week ago by Brett Campbell.

Stay calm, be smart, carry on and trust the Lord

Being a rural state without a large metropolitan area has been a vexing problem for Mississippi, but in this latest world crisis, it is a ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special Report.

This is the time to use caution, not give in to panic

We are together in a moment of great uncertainty. It is a time when all of our lives are being disrupted as we come together ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special Report.

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