Aug 22

Friends of the Library September Book Sale

Aug 22

The Reality of “Multiculturalism” by Alexander Scipio

Multicultis have several pretty banal and standard complaints about the West in which they choose to live. These are non-serious, usually infantile, and always uneducated responses to a world on which they seem unable to get a grip, and have everything Read more [...]

Aug 22

Vixyn Visions’ K-12 Writing Contest by Garthia Elena Halbert

So this week, I’m being a bit self-serving. I’m sponsoring a poetry and prose writing contest in the Columbus and Lowndes County area primarily, but any K-12 students in the state of Mississippi are welcome to enter. My book editing and design Read more [...]

Aug 22

Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales: Happy News By Chasidy Hathorn

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales. Whew! That is a mouthful. I should really abbreviate. Any who. Today I want to share my favorite happy news articles of the week. Before I get started on that, I want to apologize for my pity Read more [...]

Aug 22

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: New VA Head Hits Ground Running

The new secretary of Veterans Affairs, Robert A. McDonald, has been on the job only a short time, but it looks like he’s hit the ground running. A couple things he’s doing: –By the end of September, every health-care and benefits facility will Read more [...]

Aug 22

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzott: Deodorizing Musty Closets

Q: The closets throughout our home are extremely musty-smelling, to the point that our clothes don’t stay fresh when hung up in them for over a day. I bought air fresheners for each of them, but they don’t work. Any suggestions? — Jay P., White Plains, Read more [...]

Aug 21

Does the GOP Want to Win? By Alexander Scipio

Think back to the 2012 debates. Did Romney ever look at Obama and say, “We’ve seen the results of your progressive economic policies. We even have a name for them: “Detroit.” It is the policies you and your party demand that turned the wealthiest city Read more [...]

Aug 21

Mississippi ACLU Opposes Armored Vehicles for Sheriffs

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COMING TO A TOWN NEAR YOU: Mine Resistant Ambush Protected armored vehicles are being given to civilian law enforcement agencies from federal surplus.

By Steve Wilson  Mississippi Watchdog  If the American Civil Liberties Union of Mississippi has its way, the flow of military-grade armored vehicles from federal surplus to local law enforcement will replicate one of Elvis Presley’s hits. Return Read more [...]

Aug 21

Posing As An Adult: The Horror! The Horror! By Emily Gaither

I am an intensely messy person. For those that know me well, yes, I know, what other bombshells could I drop? I don’t like math? I like movies? I’m sarcastic? To clarify, I would like to say that I am messy, but I am not dirty. I don’t go days without Read more [...]

Aug 20

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS August 20, 2014 1:15 P.M.

The meeting will be held at 1:15 p.m., August 20, 2014, at the Old Maxxim Medical Building, located at 549 Yorkville Park Square, Columbus, MS, as Ordered by the Mayor and City Council.   Read more [...]

Aug 20

Mississippi law enforcement agencies armoring up

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog     The acquisition of military-grade armored vehicles from federal surplus by Mississippi law enforcement agencies might appear tone-deaf at a time when the nation is starting an overdue conversation Read more [...]

Aug 20

The Greatest Threat Since 9/11?

From Christian Headlines.com  Jim Denison | Denison Forum on Truth and Culture | Tuesday, August 19, 2014 Militants from the Islamic State (IS) recently besieged a village in northern Iraq for several days, then gave the residents a deadline Read more [...]

Aug 20

The Adventures of the VIP: Belk + The VIP’s Fall Favs By: Abby Hathorn

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to The Adventures of the VIP! Can you believe it! Fall is almost here. Ah! I am so super pumped for fall fashion–I love the colors, the layering…it is all so fabulous. Speaking of fabulous fall fashions…I attended Read more [...]

Aug 20

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS AUGUST 21, 2014 4:00 P.M.

The meeting will be held at 4:00 p.m., August 21, 2014, in the Old Courtroom of the City Hall, located at 523 Main Street, Columbus, MS, as Ordered by the Mayor and City Council. Read more [...]

Aug 20

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington: Applying for Credit Cards

If you’re thinking of making a change with credit cards you already have, or if you’re new to credit cards and don’t know where to begin, your first step is to know where you currently stand with your overall credit. Sending for your free annual credit Read more [...]

Aug 20

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ Got a child going off to college? Before you leave campus, go together to the health center, and make sure your kid knows who to call/where to go for emergency or urgent care, both on campus and off. Not knowing could cause a delay in getting care, Read more [...]

Aug 19

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS August 20, 2014 10:00 A.M.

The meeting will be held at 10:00 a.m., August 20, 2014, in the Conference Room of the Columbus City Hall, located at 523 Main Street, Columbus, MS, as Ordered by the Mayor and City Council.   Read more [...]

Aug 19

Why Do We Refuse to Believe What Obama Says? By Alexander Scipio

Hitler published Mein Kampf in 1925-26. Twenty years later people were shocked to learn he had laid out his entire Third Reich ambition and goals… and no one paid any attention to his statements and writings until 50 million were dead and a continent Read more [...]

Aug 19

Why We Remember Our Vets: Sergeant Walter R. Yates in His Own Words

Image a young 19 year old fresh-faced soldier risking his life behind enemy lines in WWII.  Eighty-nine year old Columbus, MS resident and Silver Star recipient Walter Yates does not have to imagine.  He lived the heroic deed.  Listen to Yates’s Read more [...]

Aug 19

Mississippi taxpayers could be on the hook for $69 million loan to KiOR

By Steve Wilson | Mississippi Watchdog   Biofuel manufacturer KiOR’s financial struggles might leave Mississippi holding the title to another failed green energy project. According to the company’s quarterly report, KiOR, without additional Read more [...]

Aug 19

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN-The Callow President

“Stop just hatin’ all the time.” If you haven’t been following the news, you might not know whether this bon mot was uttered by a character on the ABC Family show “Pretty Little Liars” or by the president of the United States. Of course, it was the Read more [...]

Aug 19

Political Cartoons for August 19, 2014

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Aug 18

Tuskegee Airman Lieutenant Colonel Alva N. Temple to Be Honored October 4, 2014

Columbus War Museum founder, Wayne White was proud to announce at the Third Quarterly Veteran’s Meeting that a Ceremonial Park Bench will be dedicated in the honor of famed Tuskegee Airman and longtime Columbus resident Lieutenant Colonel Alva N. Temple.  Read more [...]

Aug 18

WHY WERE THE POLICE IN FERGUSON TOLD NOT TO STOP THE RAMPANT LOOTING ON FRIDAY NIGHT?

From Infowars On Friday night, the city of Ferguson, Missouri was absolutely packed with militarized police. But when the looting started, they did nothing about it. In fact, news reports indicate that the police were lined up just blocks from Read more [...]

Aug 18

Michael Brown death: Missouri National Guard headed to Ferguson

From CNN By Steve Kastenbaum and Holly Yan, CNN Ferguson, Missouri (CNN) – The chaos in Ferguson has gotten so unruly that Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed an executive order deploying National Guard troops to the St. Louis suburb. “Given Read more [...]

Aug 18

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—At What Age Can Colonoscopy Stop?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 75-plus-year-old female in excellent health. My doctor’s comment on my most recent annual physical test results was: “Great results on all tests. Excellent report.” My question: Is it necessary to have another colonoscopy at my age Read more [...]

Aug 18

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Morning Brain

We’re morning people! Or at least we are when it comes to completing challenging tasks. So says a Canadian study done by Baycrest Center for Geriatric Care and a research group affiliated with the University of Toronto. This must have been a fun bit Read more [...]

Aug 17

Sunday Bible Time for August 17, 2014

  BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey   1. Is the book of Labor in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. From Ecclesiastes 4:9, how many are better than one because they have a good reward for their labor? Two, Three, Five, Seven 3. Read more [...]

Aug 17

Sunday Comics for August 17, 2014

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Aug 16

Political Cartoons for August 16, 2014

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Aug 16

Eugenia Summer Gallery Season Kicks Off with `Selections from the Permanent Collection’

COLUMBUS, Miss. – The fall season of Mississippi University for Women’s Eugenia Summer Gallery has begun with the show titled “Selections from the Permanent Collection” that will run through Thursday, Aug. 28. The show focuses on pieces Read more [...]

Aug 15

Real Media is Proud to Announce its Newest Sponsor: Vixyn Visions

ATTENTION WRITERS: Vixyn Visions offers publication services including book editing and cover design. Go from manuscript to publication in as little as 30 days! Email info.vixynvisions@gmail.com Garthia Elena Halbert is proud to announce her latest Read more [...]

Aug 15

Oh Captain, My Captain: Lessons Learned from a Troubled Funnyman by Garthia Elena Halbert

Allow me to first apologize to those of you who have heard and read more than you ever wanted to about Robin Williams. As for me, I could never get enough of him – his humor, both the dark and the light-hearted, his incredible range as an actor and Read more [...]

Aug 15

MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS AUGUST 19, 2014

We encourage all citizens of Columbus to attend this meeting of the Columbus City Council, which will be held at the Columbus Municipal Complex (1501 Main Street), and which will begin at 5 p.m.     Read more [...]

Aug 15

Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales: Just Piddling By: Chasidy Hathorn

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales. Today I will be answering some questions that I have been asked a lot since moving to my new city. So, grab a good cup of coffee or nice glass of wine—sweet tea works—and sit a spell Read more [...]

Aug 15

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: New Health-Care Bill

Before Congress raced off to vacation in August, senators voted 91-3 to pass the long-awaited, $17 billion veterans emergency health-care bill. Here are a few tidbits from the bill: ¥ Veterans will receive a Choice Card for care, but don’t Read more [...]

Aug 15

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Old Basement Teems With Creepy-Crawlies

Q: The basement of the early-1900s home we recently purchased has sturdy stone walls and a concrete floor. There are no apparent water problems. But there are a lot more creepy-crawlies than I’d like, including spiders, beetles, ants and these horrible Read more [...]

Aug 14

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS August 18, 2014 3:00 P.M.

The meeting will be held at 3:00 p.m., Monday, August 18, 2014, in the Conference Room of City Hall, located at 523 Main Street, Columbus, MS, as Ordered by the Mayor and City Council. Read more [...]

Aug 14

Sucking the Marrow out of Life and Teaching Us All By Emily Gaither

When I was 12 years old, I saw “Dead Poets Society.” I never knew a movie could be so affecting. The ideas and the language and the purity behind it struck me, yes at 12. I cried at the end when they didn’t rescind Mr. Keating’s firing, but understood Read more [...]

Aug 14

Intersession Class at The W Explores Who is `Dr. Who’

COLUMBUS, Miss. – What do the words TARDIS, celery and sonic screwdriver all have in common? Just ask any Whovian and they can tell you. “Doctor Who,” a show that has spanned a little more than 50 years and gained millions of fans (also known Read more [...]

Aug 14

Political Cartoons for August 14, 2014

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Aug 13

The Adventures of the VIP: Pleated Applause—The History of Pleats and All Their Glory By: Abby Hathorn

Every artist, dancer, hair stylist, designer, mathematician, architect, accountant, and engineer will tell you that everything boils down to the details. Whether one is styling a masterpiece of an outfit or solving a tricky math problem, attention to Read more [...]

Aug 13

The Meaning of Ukraine by Alexander Scipio

Putin is gobbling Ukraine. The non-American West is wringing its hands. The vacationing American president isn’t even doing that; he’s at the beach. In the 1994 Budapest Agreement, Ukraine agreed to remove all nuclear weapons from its Read more [...]

Aug 13

The Inherent Benevolence of All Peoples by Kevin Gregg

This may go against the grain nationally, globally, and against the mainstream media’s narrative and consensus, but I believe this is the truth, and so I will speak my opinion. I believe there are good people in all forms of religions. This would include Read more [...]

Aug 13

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington: Getting Tough With Savings and Debt

With the economy inching its way back to health, consumers are looking for ways to get out from under mountains of debt and begin saving again. Here are a few ideas, both easy and not so easy. ¥ Call your bank and ask to automatically transfer Read more [...]

Aug 13

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ Line your pots and pans with plain paper coffee filters to reduce scratches. Replace as needed. ¥ To keep clothing on the hanger in your closet, try the thin, velvet-lined ones. If you can’t find them, add strips of rubber shelf liner to the tops Read more [...]

Aug 12

Red Cross Announces Annual Meeting in Tupelo

TUPELO, Miss., Thursday, July 24, 2014— The American Red Cross Northeast Mississippi Chapter will hold its Annual Meeting on Thursday, August 14, 2014, at 6 p.m. at the Summit Center located at 852 North Gloster Street in Tupelo. Members of the chapter Read more [...]

Aug 12

Political Cartoons for August 12, 2014

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Aug 12

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: Constitutional Crisis for Fun and Profit

Republicans and Democrats are consumed in a vicious debate over which party wants to talk about impeachment more. Democrats say it is lunatic Republicans who are scheming, as we speak, to impeach the president. Republicans say it is manipulative Democrats Read more [...]

Aug 12

Community Invited to Participate in Move In Day at The W

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Faculty and staff at The W will roll up their sleeves and lend a helping hand to students moving into the residence halls Saturday, Aug. 16, starting at noon. The community is invited to participate. Students will be greeted by Read more [...]

Aug 12

Brown Joins Red Cross Disaster Services Team

FLOWOOD, Miss., August 11, 2014—The American Red Cross Mississippi Region welcomes John H. Brown, Jr., of Hattiesburg to the team as the new Regional Lead Specialist. He will be working closely with Mississippi Emergency Management Agency (MEMA) Read more [...]

Aug 12

Baptist Welcomes New Family Practice Physician to Staff

COLUMBUS, Miss., August 10, 2014 – Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle welcomes new family practice physician Kevin Ricks, MD to its medical staff. Dr. Ricks practices at Baptist Medical Group – Golden Triangle Family Medicine at 2402 5th Read more [...]

Aug 11

Here are the winners from the August 9, 2014, Magnolia Motor Speedway Weekly Series

Check out these images from Magnolia Speedway’ in Columbus, Miss. Credit For All Photos: Scott Oglesby    

Aug 11

What Do You Think? A Third Person was Shot During the JFK Assassination by Joseph B. St. John

After 50 years, most Americans do not know that there were 3 people shot on November 22, 1963.  The world knows about JFK and Texas Governor John Connally but what about the third person who was struck?  Why have we forgotten about him? On that November Read more [...]

Aug 11

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—Ear Twitch Won’t Affect Hearing

DEAR DR. ROACH: For the past eight months, I have had a twitch in the inside of my right ear. I can hear it twitching, and I can feel it. It seems to get worse when I talk on the phone (it’s my phone ear), but sometimes I wake up with it twitching. It Read …

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Aug 11

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: 5-Minute Daily Run?!

I wonder about some of these studies. A new one out claims that if we run five minutes a day, we’ll live a longer life. The 55,000 participants in the study (which went on for many years) ranged in age from 18 to 100. Runners had much lower risk of Read more [...]

Aug 10

Sunday Bible Time for August 10, 2014

  BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Gomorrah in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Matthew 24, heaven and earth may pass away, but Jesus’ “what” shall not? Life, Children, Love, Words 3. To what type person Read more [...]

Aug 10

The West’s Greatest Moral Failure By Alexander Scipio

Why has the West advanced while islam has, at best, remained static as a culture and society since its inception in the Dark Ages? (Yes, islam rose for centuries and gave the world algebra, and significant art and architecture. When muslims, however, Read more [...]

Aug 10

Sunday Comics for August 10, 2014

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Aug 09

Russian bombers increase flights near U.S. airspace

Michael Winter, USA TODAY For the second time since June, Russian nuclear bombers escorted by fighter jets have flown near U.S. and Canadian airspace around Alaska in recent days, prompting precautionary intercepts by American warplanes. The encounters Read more [...]

Aug 09

EMCC AUTOMOTIVE STUDENT BEST IN THE COUNTRY FOR SECOND STRAIGHT YEAR

KANSAS CITY – For the second year in a row, East Mississippi Community College student Dale Brand put on the best show in the country in the Automotive category at SkillsUSA. Brand, of West Point, defended his 2013 first-place finish in the Automotive Read more [...]

Aug 09

Culinary Students Work with Celebrity Chef Gordon Ramsay on Reality Show

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Some familiar faces around campus will be seen on national television when “Hotel Hell” airs Monday, Aug. 11 on Fox at 9/8 central. Mississippi University for Women culinary students Dustin Vance and Shawn Thomson were asked Read more [...]

Aug 09

Political Cartoons for August 9, 2014

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Aug 08

Arabs, Islam, Terrorism, the Future by Alexander Scipio

Why are Arabs so angry that they kill all outside their tribe? Why has this terror risen as it has over the past few decades? The answers are not that hard. Arab countries have the highest rates of illiteracy outside sub-Saharan Africa. 85% Read more [...]

Aug 08

EXPLOSIVE JACKIE O TAPES ‘REVEAL HOW SHE BELIEVED LYNDON B JOHNSON KILLED JFK’

Believed cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in assassination by LIZ THOMAS | DAILY MAIL | AUGUST 7, 2014 and Infowars Jackie Onassis believed that Lyndon B Johnson and a cabal of Texas tycoons were involved in the assassination of her husband Read more [...]

Aug 08

The Problem with Poverty – Educating the Poor by Garthia Elena Halbert

Find a school with a high percentage of students with free and reduced lunch and you have almost always found a school that’s struggling academically. It’s been called the greatest challenge facing America right now: Educating the poor. In the Read more [...]

Aug 08

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: Adaptive Sports Get VA Grant

The Department of Veterans Affairs is putting up $8 million for grants to providers of adaptive sports opportunities for disabled veterans and members of the armed forces. A lot goes into providing events and opportunities: training, supplies, coaches, Read more [...]

Aug 08

SSL’S Gluten-free Top Picks: On-the-go Breakfast

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Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living. Today on the blog, we are chatting about SSL’s top gluten-free picks of the week–which are all about making breakfast gluten-free, easy, and healthy. Now, grab a good cup of coffee or nice glass Read more [...]

Aug 08

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Repair or Replace Broken Screen Door?

Q: On a visit to our friend’s house, my youngest son ran toward the sliding-glass doors leading to the back yard and went right through the screen door. He’s fine, but I want to fix the damage. Can I do so without having to buy a whole new door? — Joe Read more [...]

Aug 07

Posing As An Adult: A Pirate Looks at 37 By Emily Gaither

My annual birthday column has got to be the easiest of all columns, topic-wise. Hey, it’s my birthday, so let’s do some reflecting. Bonus: It’s about one of my favorite subjects. (Hint: It’s me) I jest; I have had a few birthdays in the last few Read more [...]

Aug 07

Youthceptional: Olivia Kesler by Katy-Whitten Davidson

Olivia Kesler is a 19 year-old sophomore at Mississippi College in Jackson. She grew up in Columbus, the only child of Tom and Lori Kesler. Shortly after her parents were married, they received the devastating news that they would never be able to Read more [...]

Aug 07

Political Cartoons for August 7, 2014

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Aug 06

New LEP Courses at The W Range from Forensics to Sign Language

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Those interested in forensics, sign language or even playing the dulcimer will find Mississippi University for Women is the place to learn this fall. A variety of classes will be available through the Life Enrichment Program, with Read more [...]

Aug 06

The Adventures of the VIP: Take Me Back to the 1960s By: Abby Hathorn

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to The Adventures of the VIP! For the past few days, I have been watching the television series Mad Men nonstop on Netflix. This series takes place in the early 1960s and is about the lives of men and women working Read more [...]

Aug 06

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington: Finding Extra Money

When you need a little extra money, chances are you can find some if you know where to look. Even a small change in habits can leave more money in your wallet. ¥ If you have a collection or a hobby, sell off your duplicates, such as stamps, postcards Read more [...]

Aug 06

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ Coffee filters make wonderful glass cleaners. They leave behind no streaks and no residual lint. ¥ “Beautiful umbrella stands don’t have to be limited to umbrellas. We keep sports equipment (bats, a lacrosse stick, yoga mat) in ours, and it works Read more [...]

Aug 05

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: ‘A Hell of a Foray’

If an Israeli high-level official were caught on a hot mic candidly commenting on Secretary of State John Kerry’s ill-fated act of Israel-Hamas peacemaking, he might call it “a hell of a diplomatic foray.” Kerry was caught sarcastically describing Read more [...]

Aug 05

Political Cartoons for August 5, 2014

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Aug 04

If Democrats Cared by Alex Scipio

If Democrats care about the unemployed, why have their policies created so many more of them since Obama and Reid took office? If Democrats care about jobs, why do their policies drive them overseas and away from American workers? If Democrats care Read more [...]

Aug 04

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: How Old Is Old?

When do we seniors finally reach old age? The answer depends on who we ask, and when. Back in 2009, Pew Research did a survey, and the average answer was at 68 years old … unless the person being asked was under 30. Then “old age” struck before age Read more [...]

Aug 04

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—Stretching Helps Ease Back Pain

DEAR DR. ROACH: My wife suffered from spinal stenosis. She had a cortisone shot, which helped for 90 days. She had regular physical therapy meetings. She was in constant pain, but insisted on playing tennis (against her doctor’s wishes). Then, we happened Read more [...]

Aug 03

Bender Urges W Graduates to do What Makes Them Want to Get Up in the Morning

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Dr. Kaye Bender, president and chief executive officer of the Public Health Accreditation Board, advised about 140 graduates of Mississippi University for Women to give themselves time to find their passion in life. In her message Read more [...]

Aug 03

Sunday Comics for August 3, 2014

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Aug 03

Sunday Bible Time for August 3, 2014

  BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Mark in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What words did Jesus use three times in resisting the temptations of Satan? My father above, God is love, It is written, Thou must repent 3. Read more [...]

Aug 02

Tunnels for Peace by Alexander Scipio

Minutes into the latest quote-unquote ceasefire, Hamas violated it. It’s almost as though the Palestinians – gasp! – don’t want peace! Could that be? Was the construction of these tunnels by Hamas, using tens of millions of dollars in Read more [...]

Aug 02

EMCC SEEKING GUITAR PLAYERS FOR “ELECTRIC ROAR”

SCOOBA – East Mississippi Community College needs guitar players to help make history. The Mighty Lion Band has teamed with Peavey Electronics of Meridian this summer to create a one-of-a-kind marching guitar line. Dubbed “The Electric Roar” Read more [...]

Aug 02

EMCC FALL REGISTRATION WRAPS IN TWO WEEKS

August 15 is the deadline for fall registration at East Mississippi Community College. EMCC offers on-campus classes throughout its six-county district at the Golden Triangle and Scooba campuses, Columbus Air Force Base, the West Point-Clay County Read more [...]

Aug 02

The W to Award Degree to First Master of Science in Global Commerce Student

COLUMBUS, Miss. – This Saturday, Mississippi University for Women will graduate its first master of science in global commerce student—Savannah Tubbs of Pascagoula. The purpose of the master of science in global commerce program is to prepare graduates Read more [...]

Aug 02

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Hocus—Focus for August 2, 2014

Aug 01

Let’s play: “If I were President” by Alexander Scipio

If I were president, I would: Contract with CATO, Heritage, Hoover and some major ConLaw schools (NOT Ivies; real schools) to review the Federal Code and report in an order of priority based on the damage to the Constitution (as defined jointly by Read more [...]

Aug 01

The Public School Advantage by Garthia Elena Halbert

There is a college of thought that says public schools are better than private ones. That college just got a huge boon in the study titled “Public School Advantage: Why Public Schools Outperform Private Schools” and published in the University of Read more [...]

Aug 01

Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales: Observations in a Waiting Room By Chasidy Hathorn

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales. Today I’m typing this article while sitting in the waiting room of the surgery center. The hubby is having a little knee procedure, and I’m waiting patiently for the waiting room phone to ring Read more [...]

Aug 01

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: Mystery Illness Killing Vets

What IS this mysterious illness that’s killing veterans? Story 1: In Kentucky, an Army veteran died in 2013 at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital. According to his mother’s Facebook page, the death certificate said, “The ultimate etiology Read more [...]

Aug 01

THIS IS A HAMMER by Samantha Mazzotta: Summer Heat, Drought Take Toll on Lawn

Q: Every year I have to deal with brown and dying grass, because the climate we live in gets so hot in the late summer. We also have water restrictions to deal with. How can I keep my lawn healthy? — Bryan in Norcross, Ga. A: Dealing with watering Read more [...]

Jul 31

A Christian Genocide Symbolized by One Letter

As jihadists expel Christians from Mosul, the international community responds.  By Christine Sisto       National Review Online  There is a mass exodus of Christians from the Iraqi city of Mosul, the second largest city in Iraq. Read more [...]

Jul 31

Posing As An Adult: Cooking and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance By Emily Gaither

So, I can “Forrest Gump” my way through one of the things in this column’s title; the other, I know nothing about whatsoever. I’ll give you a hint: I don’t willingly get dirty. Ah, cooking, my savior and my nemesis, it depends on the day which Read more [...]

Jul 31

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Jul 30

Danie’s Second Wind Fundraiser on August 16th 2014!

Jul 30

The Adventures of the VIP: Up On My Soap Box—Dating Naked + 50 Shades of Grey By: Abby Hathorn

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to The Adventures of the VIP! This week, I would like to chat about something that has been on my mind for a while now. I am not one to typically share these types of things; however, it is becoming too big of a burden Read more [...]

Jul 30

Why DO Liberals Support Obama? By Alexander Scipio

Liberals say they support the Middle Class. Yet under Obama the average net worth of Americans has declined by 1/3. Liberals say they want good jobs in America. Yet Obama for years has refused the Keystone pipeline – and its 20,000+ jobs – for no Read more [...]

Jul 30

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington: Ditching Cable TV

More and more consumers are choosing to stop paying increasing cable TV fees. Your options, as well as the requisite gadgets, have expanded in the past few years. Many TV watchers haven’t cut the cord on cable because it would mean ditching their local Read more [...]

Jul 30

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ “Every member of our family has a plastic bin in his/her closet to hold items not currently in use. For the littler ones, it’s hand-me-downs that are still a little too big. For my husband and myself, it’s out of season items. And for everyone, there Read more [...]

Jul 29

UN: ISIS Orders Women and Girls in Mosul to Undergo Genital Mutilation

Noah Rayman @noahrayman  TIME.com “This is not the will of Iraqi people,” U.N. humanitarian coordinator says Islamic extremists who control parts of northern Iraq have ordered girls and women in and around the city of Mosul to undergo female Read more [...]

Jul 29

Hating Your Own by Alexander Scipio

People rarely acknowledge that they don’t know what they don’t know. But people like that should never be in positions of authority or power. The post-war conceit of the West that history has ended and all want what we want has created entire generations Read more [...]

Jul 29

Political Cartoons for July 29, 2014

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Jul 29

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: Union Drama at the Metropolitan Opera

The fat lady will sing — but only in strict keeping with the work rules set out by the American Guild of Musical Artists. The Metropolitan Opera has a labor problem. Personnel expenses account for $200 million of the financially struggling Met’s $327 Read more [...]

Jul 28

Why We Remember Our Vets: Sergeant Walter R. Yates by Joseph B. St. John

Image a young 19 year old fresh-faced soldier risking his life behind enemy lines in WWII.  Eighty-nine year old Columbus, MS resident and Silver Star recipient Walter Yates does not have to imagine.  He lived the heroic deed. Walter Yates is a man Read more [...]

Jul 28

Our Failed Constitution by Alexander Scipio

The entire domestic authority of the President of the United States consists of ten words within Article 2 of the Constitution: “He shall take care that the laws be faithfully executed.” That’s it. Capacity to act when Congress doesn’t? Read more [...]

Jul 28

War And Peace – Israel, Hamas, And The Necessary Casualties Of War by Ron Parlato

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War and Peace is not a celebration of war, but close to it.  There is individual heroism, military strategy, and the din of battle. War and peace co-existed.  Early 19th century Petersburg was as glittering and sophisticated as ever while the Battle Read more [...]

Jul 28

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Niacin’s Dark Side

We can add one more item to the list of things we thought were good for us … and now know probably aren’t: niacin, aka vitamin B-3. Many of us with troublesome cholesterol levels have been on statins to reduce the risk of stroke or heart attack. Read more [...]

Jul 28

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—Heart Risk: Like Father, Like Son

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 69. Two years ago, I had a heart attack followed by double bypass surgery; two vessels on the back of my heart were blocked. I had no symptoms. My doctor, family, friends and I were stunned. I was too healthy to have been struck by Read more [...]

Jul 27

Sunday Bible Time for July 27, 2014

  BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Malachi in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What color is the great throne on which God sits while passing final judgment? Gold, Silver, Purple, White 3. In II Timothy 3, all scripture Read more [...]

Jul 27

Sunday Comics for July 27, 2014

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Jul 26

Political Cartoons for July 26, 2014

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Jul 26

Hocus—Focus for July 26, 2014

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Jul 25

Tunnels and the Laws of War by Alexander Scipio

This column by Ms. Caroline Glick is an important one. I suggest reading it. Hamas has dug tunnels beneath Israeli kindergarten rooms, and filled those tunnels with explosives. They have readied handcuffs and tranquilizers for use in the kidnapping Read more [...]

Jul 25

Common Core: A Different Perspective By Garthia Elena Halbert

Common Core Evens the Playing Field Ever notice how Mississippi is always ranked toward the bottom in education? As a Mississippi native, I’ve always wondered how this is so. I mean, I graduated from a high-performing school. And from what I’ve Read more [...]

Jul 25

Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales: What Happens When I Forget the Thundershirt by Chasidy Hathorn

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales—where today’s post is going to be brief because I am totally caught up in an A-Team marathon. Raise your hand, if you are an A-Team fan. Who had an A-Team lunchbox? Favorite A-Team character? I Read more [...]

Jul 25

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: Burial Benefit Just Got Easier

As of July 2014, surviving spouses no longer need to apply for burial benefits after the death of a veteran. It used to be that survivors had to submit receipts and forms after the burial of a veteran, and then wait for the reimbursement check. The amounts Read more [...]

Jul 25

THIS IS A HAMMER by Samantha Mazzotta: Air Conditioner Alternatives

Q: What is the difference between an air conditioner and an evaporator? Is one better for my home? I just need something to cool the front room occasionally in the summertime, and I hate window units. — George F., Burlington, Vt. A: An evaporative Read more [...]

Jul 24

Photography Training this Saturday with Tim Thompson

                      Tim Thompson of Bradel Images, (www.bradelimages.com) will be putting on a Street Photography Workshop in Columbus, Mississippi this coming Read more [...]

Jul 24

Killing Arab Children by Alexander Scipio

Israel, again attacked, is again defending herself. Only those who never have experienced incoming artillery on their cities and families are complaining, and they are using a tack that any observant Westerner would find, at best, disingenuous: Palestinian Read more [...]

Jul 24

Posing As An Adult: When Did Emotion Become a Bad Thing? by Emily Gaither

Since childhood, I’ve been emotional. My family dubbed it “sensitive,” and I still am. Any time I would watch a sad movie, commercial or read something really poignant, I would tear up, involuntarily. I still do. I saw “Dead Poets Society” in Read more [...]

Jul 24

Political Cartoon for July 24, 2014

Jul 23

Killing Christianity by Alexander Scipio

Muslims are killing Christians in Iraq (… and in Mali, Somalia, Kenya, Afghanistan, Thailand, Philippines…), taking over monasteries, and forcing Christians to “convert, pay tax or die.” This is exactly how Christians were treated under the Read more [...]

Jul 23

The Adventures of the VIP: Back-To-School Shopping & Tax Free Weekend By Abby Hathorn

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to The Adventures of the VIP! Can you believe it? Summer break is almost over, which means it is time to gear up for school’s fall term. *sad face* Although the idea of getting back in the swing of school is no fun, Read more [...]

Jul 23

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington: Back-to-School Savings

“Back-to-school shopping” … the phrase sends shivers of dread down the spines of most parents. While some expenditures can’t be avoided, planning can go a long way toward minimizing the damage to your wallet. Here are eight ways to save: 1) Step Read more [...]

Jul 23

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ Keep a pretty basket by your front door for anything you need to take along when you leave. This can be store returns, backpacks, exercise gear for the gym, your sunglasses, whatever. When you leave the house, check the basket! ¥ “I use small tension Read more [...]

Jul 22

ISIS TORCHES 1,200 YR-OLD MOSUL CHURCH, ETHNICALLY CLEANSES CHRISTIANS

by KURT NIMMO | INFOWARS.COM | JULY 22, 2014 Christians face death, rape, confiscation of property   ISIS is persecuting Christians in much the same the Nazis persecuted the Jews. The Islamic State, formerly ISIS, has burned the Syriac Read more [...]

Jul 22

Company That ‘Saved’ HealthCare.gov Faces Questions of Cronyism

Melissa Quinn / @MelissaQuinn97    The Daily Signal   Jarred by the defect-riddled rollout of the Obamacare website, Obama administration officials signed up a technology company to rid HealthCare.gov of its bugs. Now, though, congressional Read more [...]

Jul 22

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: President Obama’s Man-Caused Disaster

As a defender of the nation’s borders, President Barack Obama is a hell of a pool player. Obama’s recent game in a Denver bar with Colorado Gov. John Hickenlooper was bright and cheery, as one would expect of a president who didn’t have any depressing Read more [...]

Jul 22

Political Cartoons for July 22, 2014

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Jul 21

BRICS PLAN TO BECOME “POLITICAL ALLIANCE” TO REFORM THE INTERNATIONAL FINANCIAL SYSTEM

by ZERO HEDGE | JULY 20, 2014   INFOWARS.com   As the world slowly turns against US Dollar hegemony, it appears the BRICS are pressing to fill any gaps. Having created the BRICS Bank “alternate to The West-controlled IMF or World Read more [...]

Jul 21

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: New Food Guidelines Reveal Cancer Risk

It used to be much simpler to know what to eat. Remember the Basic 7 food groups we ate as children? That became the Basic Four. Then for years we followed the Food Pyramid, which was followed by MyPyramid. More recently we have MyPlate telling us how Read more [...]

Jul 21

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—Sweating Buckets

DEAR DR. ROACH: I hope you can help me. I am 67 years old and have been sweating profusely from my head for about six years. I believe it is secondary hyperhidrosis. No one in my family has this problem. The sweating seems to happen at all different times, Read more [...]

Jul 20

Sunday Bible Time for July 20, 2014

  BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Esther in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who killed 69 of his brethren, but spared Jotham, for he hid himself? Abimelech, Jeroboam, Uzziah, Horam 3. From Proverbs 25, “Whoso boasteth Read more [...]

Jul 20

Sunday Comics for July 20, 2014

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Jul 19

America is Undermining Nonproliferation by Alexander Scipio

Think for a moment about the logic behind nuclear nonproliferation. America tells its allies and the nations it informally defends that they do not need nuclear weapons because of the American nuclear umbrella, that our nukes will deter any enemy with Read more [...]

Jul 19

Political Cartoons for July 19, 2014

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