Rekindling tradition at Oxford restaurant

We walked right in and got to pick the best booth in the restaurant. My wife Lisa picked one with a good view of one of the many televisions, thinking she might want to glance its way every now and then. 

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Fly Trap’s glue wasn’t easy to get out of hair

When I saw a Praying Mantis perched on my hummingbird feeder a couple of weeks ago, I thought it was unusual enough that I took a picture for Instagram.

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McDaniel’s ‘Morning Joe’ comments miss the point

STARKVILLE – The so-called “jungle primary” to choose a successor to retired Republican Mississippi U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran took a truly strange turn in downtown Oxford last week.

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More prison reform needed in Mississippi, across the U.S.

One of the most disturbing statistics for our country is the sky-high incarceration rate. America has by far the highest incarceration rates in the world.

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Monday surprise straight from Cuba

I walked into my office first thing Monday morning and there sitting on my desk was a big package with my name on it.

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CA’s 50th celebration was a blast from the past

The annual Skuna River Art and Music Festival is coming up– October 13 on the square in Bruce and the Mississippi Plein Air painters will be returning.

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Despite prognostications, Espy electoral math tough

STARKVILLE – Conservative newspaper columnist George Will is a magnificent political observer and a marvelous writer. Whether it’s politics or baseball, Will’s stuff is a reliably good read.

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Those forfeiting better judgment might sink

Long before there was a mutiny aboard H.M.S. Bounty, it was clear Capt. Bligh was unfit. As tensions built, the choice for his officers and crew became increasingly clear: (1) tough it out or (2) risk being hanged for deciding enough was enough.

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Are we as dumb as we talk?

ROLLING FORK — Have you actually ever paid attention to the things you say and the things that are said to you every day?

Warning: Doing so can be more than a little disturbing to even the ordinary person, and downright traumatic should one be cursed with both lexophilia (being a lover of words) and lack of patience with plain, old-fashioned stupidity.

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Remember Rep. Clarke’s grit when lottery begins

STARKVILLE – The word out of Jackson is now that Gov. Phil Bryant has signed the Alyce G. Clarke Mississippi Lottery Act into law, it will take about a year to get the lottery up and running. When that transpires, Mississippians who want to play the lottery and those non-gamblers who will merely benefit from the tax revenue should give pause to remember the great lady for whom the lottery act was named.

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