I got to spend some times with some GI’s Friday. People often ask me if I was in the military. As the son of a career Air Force flight engineer, I am quick to tell them I was “in” the first 18-years of my life. The military is not for everyone. But it was great […]
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Halloween is over and that means next stop is Thanksgiving. I noticed several churches in the area are doing a variety of food pantry/food drivers on the way to Nov. 25. Chickasaw County has some of the poorest people living in the poorest state in the nation. They need our help. Life is hard, but […]
I have noticed a lot of toilet paper in the trees around Houston this fall. The paper is way up high in some of those trees and probably couldn’t have blown up there. The lower branches are heavily draped and it’s obvious that paper didn’t simply fall from the sky My guess is birds flying […]
She came in our office the other day and I love her to death. She watched me grow up and remembers when I threw papers in a sleepy little Southern town called West Point. She was the first person to call me by my nick-name and welcome me to Houston. But she was mad as […]
I wrote a headline Monday, stopped and almost cried. “MSU ranked No. 1 in nation” You can read it yourself on the top of our Sports Page. And unlike television, radio or the Internet you can also use the corner of that page to dab your eyes if you get emotional, too. Newspapers are the […]
It’s time for homecoming Autumn weather moved in this week and while the leaves have not started to turn, fall is here. Fall means harvest, family gatherings and football for me. Things slow down just a little bit around here before they speed back up for the holiday and year-end close. After events of this […]
It’s the start of the last quarter and the season to check the goals and direction for this year. The rain, while it has helped most farmers and ranchers, has been a thorn in the flesh for construction companies seeking a sunny sky to hammer and saw under. It is so easy to get busy […]
I have always benefited from good counsel. Whether it was my mother teaching me to be polite with playmates at a young age or my father pointing out the finer points of a roadside discussion with the highway patrol, good advice can save you a lot of heartache and money. As I have gotten older […]
How about a little change Everybody is for progress, but no one wants to change. That mindset is just as true in New York City and Washington D.C., as it is in Chickasaw County. Things in this world don’t change unless someone gets out of their comfort zone and goes about the hard work of […]
What will Chickasaw County look like in five, ten, twenty years? It’s a big question and at this point the picture is not very clear. My job allows me to go to school board, city, county and even regional meetings where our leaders sit around a table and talk about the variables then make decisions […]
I’ve held a number of jobs and put my hand to a lot of things before settling down to a keyboard, camera and newspaper deadlines. Paperboy, television repair, dairy farm hand, convenience store clerk, roofer, oil field rough-neck, casket truck driver, sheriff’s department dispatcher and jake-leg carpenter are jobs I have held. Each put money […]
My hunting season begins Monday when we head to the dove field. I hope your first shot hits the mark, too. I can’t tell you the first time I went dove hunting. I didn’t get to shoot, but I did get to pick up the birds. It was grand fun to take to the field […]
I took driver’s education at West Point Junior High in 1975 and some of you may remember the simulator trailer they taught us to drive in. This was the day and age before computer games and it was the latest in technology. The trailer had a movie screen at one end and car seats that […]
Remember back in January when we were enduring the coldest winter in a number of years and looking forward to the heat of Mississippi summer? I guess we all need to be careful of what we wish for. It’s hot! Having lived in a number of location and grown up as a son of the […]
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