Back in the ‘80s, the Mississippi legislature passed an open primary law just like the one in Louisiana. For reasons no one understood, the U. S. Justice Department would not approve Mississippi’s law but did approve Louisiana’s.
We say it! We send out greetings throughout the Christmas season wishing people a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I personally end much of my written correspondence during the holiday season with, “Praying God’s richest and best for you in the New Year.” Yet, I wonder
When I was a child, the Christmas season was the most exciting time of the year for me.
It was the smell of fresh trees and sweet cookies. It was the sight of twinkling lights and decorated homes. It was the sound of bells ringing and people laughing.
As our families all take a deep breath and recover from the rush of the holiday Season, I like to reflect on the things that often occurred for us kids growing up in Hazlehurst in the days following Christmas, before school started back in January.
If Charline Martin McGraw had lived to be 100 years old, I'd probably still feel like she was taken from us too soon.
That's certainly how I felt when I heard the news that she passed away at her home this week at age 79.
The city came one step closer to cleaning up the fourth block of Main Street last week when none of the owners of the neglected properties showed up for public hearings to try to argue that the city shouldn't clean up their properties and send them the bill.
A study looking at six decades of data in the United States reports that overall life expectancy has declined in each of the past three years. This is a slap in the country’s face, given that we spend more on health care than anyone else in the world.