Sep 21

Bryan’s SEC Player(s) Of The Week By Bryan Law: Blake Sims – QB, Alabama Amari Cooper – WR, Alabama Dak Prescott – QB, Mississippi State

There is always one Saturday in college football you never expect a player or two to have a career game. When I began to start my own player of the week thing I wanted to stick with one. Last night would not allow me to do that. I may want to do more Read more …

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Sep 21

Sunday Bible Time for September 21, 2014

  BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey Is the book of Bartholomew in the Old or New Testament or neither? From Psalm 119, unto what or whom does the entrance of God’s words give light and understanding? Unbelievers, Harlots, Idolaters, Simple God’s Read more [...]

Sep 21

Sunday Comics for September 21, 2014

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Sep 20

Texas A&M and Missouri: Welcome To The SEC By Bryan Law

Since Texas A&M and Missouri joined the SEC in 2012, I couldn’t be just as excited to have them. They came over for different reasons. Texas A&M came over mainly because they felt overshadowed by Texas for years being their “little brother”. Read more [...]

Sep 20

Political Cartoons for September 20, 2014

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Sep 20

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

  1. Name three of the four major-league teams that Jim Fregosi managed. 2. Who had a bigger gap between career strikeouts and career hits: Jose Canseco, Dave Kingman or Jim Thome? 3. In 2013, Northern Illinois’ Jordan Lynch set an NCAA Read more [...]

Sep 20

A SPORTING VIEW By Mark Vasto: Who Is Gerald Williams?

From the sound of the murmuring, you knew a very important person was about to walk out of the tunnel at Yankee Stadium on the afternoon of Sept. 7, 2014 — for today was the big day … the canonization of St. Derek Jeter of Bronx, New York. You could Read more [...]

Sep 20

Hands Up See Me program inspired by Ferguson incident

COLUMBUS, Miss. — The Student Government Association at Mississippi University for Women is hosting a program titled Hands Up See Me Monday, Sept. 22 at 7:30 p.m. in the Claudia A. Limbert Assembly Room in Cochran Hall. The program is inspired by Read more [...]

Sep 20

Base, community honors Schafer after reaching ‘High Flight’

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. – Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings; Sunward I’ve climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds and done a hundred things you have not dreamed Read more [...]

Sep 19

At least 8 Ebola aid workers reportedly killed ‘in cold blood’ by villagers in Guinea

Fox News At least eight Ebola aid workers and journalists were reportedly murdered and dumped in a latrine in a remote village in Guinea in a frightening example of the growing distrust locals have of foreigners coming to help stem the mushrooming Read more [...]

Sep 19

Exclusive: Angry with Washington, 1 in 4 Americans open to secession

BY SCOTT MALONE   Reuters   (Reuters) – The failed Scottish vote to pull out from the United Kingdom stirred secessionist hopes for some in the United States, where almost a quarter of people are open to their states leaving the union, Read more [...]

Sep 19

50 FACTS THAT SHOW HOW FAR AMERICA HAS FALLEN IN THIS GENERATION

What has happened to America? Please show these numbers to anyone that does not believe that the United States is in decline by MICHAEL SNYDER | END OF THE AMERICAN DREAM  Infowars   What has happened to America? Please show these numbers Read more [...]

Sep 19

Auburn Unprepared By Bryan Law

What I expected tonight was a shootout from Manhattan, Kansas. I guess their guns got jammed. Only thing that prevented the shootout was turnovers and missed FGs by Kansas State, the worst was missing a 22-yarder. Auburn’s rushing got stonewalled Read more [...]

Sep 19

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves—Phoenix VA Hospital Investigation Ends

Earlier this year, a physician whistleblower at the Department of Veterans Affairs hospital in Phoenix said that 40 veterans died while waiting for care. He claimed that schedules were jerry-rigged and falsified. The topic exploded into 225 more allegations Read more [...]

Sep 19

STRANGE BUT TRUE by Samantha Weaver

¥ It was French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte who made the following sage observation: “Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake.” ¥ Given the notoriety Las Vegas enjoys as a place for quick weddings, you might be surprised to learn that, Read more [...]

Sep 19

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Cleaning Chimney Not a DIY Project

Q: Can I clean my own chimney? I don’t want to spend tons of money and be told I have to make expensive repairs just to use the fireplace. — Rich C. in Portland, Maine A: Your reluctance is understandable, because the chimney cleaning industry, like Read more [...]

Sep 18

Give the Man A Chance By Bryan Law

Vanderbilt has a new coach and his name is Derek Mason. He came over after serving as Associate Head Coach and Defensive Coordinator at Stanford. He replaced James Franklin who went home to become the head coach at Penn State. Franklin was an offensive Read more [...]

Sep 18

Posing As An Adult: A Glass of Wine a Day Keeps the Doctor Away? By Emily Gaither

I hate going to the doctor. I know this is not a unique dislike. No one, unless they have some bizarre fetish I’m not aware of, likes going to the doctor, but I am one of those people who will basically avoid it until an arm falls off. I was sick this Read more [...]

Sep 18

Political Cartoons for September 18, 2014

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Sep 18

CONTRACT BRIDGE By Steve Becker : Help Wanted

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HELP WANTED South dealer. Neither side vulnerable. NORTH [S]   8 7 5 4 2 [H]   6 4 3 [D]   9 [C]   9 7 6 3 WEST [S]   A Q 9 6 [H]   K 7 2 [D]   A J 5 4 [C]   J 8 EAST [S]   3 [H]   J Read more [...]

Sep 18

National speaker, author brings `Can I Kiss You?’ show to The W

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Dating and intimacy are both sensitive topics, especially on a college campus. Mississippi University for Women’s Counseling Center hopes to bring some humor to the subject with a program from a nationally renowned speaker. Author Read more [...]

Sep 18

FLASHBACK By Mick Harper

1. Name the artist who released the 1960 song “He Will Break Your Heart.” 2. Who wrote and recorded “Stay”? 3. What was on the b-side of Iron Butterfly’s first single, “Don’t Look Down on Me,” in 1968? 4. What band released the glam-rock song Read more [...]

Sep 17

Auditions for Shakespeare comedy set for Sept. 20

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Auditions for Shakespeare’s comedy, “Twelfth Night,” will be held on the campus of Mississippi University for Women Saturday, Sept. 20 at 9 a.m. in Cromwell Theatre. The W’s Department of Theatre, in affiliation with Blue Read more [...]

Sep 17

No Heisman Talk Between The Post Ceremony And October…Please! By Bryan Law

I may have what you call a pet peeve from a sports perspective. I cannot stand early Heisman talk! It’s obnoxious, it’s annoying, and very revolting! It’s just as bad as who’s gonna win the Super Bowl at the Hall Of Fame Game! If I want to talk about Read more [...]

Sep 17

Urban Outfitters ‘regrets’ blood-red-stained Kent State sweatshirt

You have to love the lies!! FROM VEOOZ   Urban Outfitters apologized Monday for selling a Kent State sweatshirt that appeared to be decorated with blood stains and bullet holes, reminiscent of the 1970 “Kent State Massacre” that left Read more [...]

Sep 17

Steel Dynamics Closes Acquisition Of Severstal Columbus

RTT News Steel Dynamics Inc (STLD: Quote) said Tuesday it has completed the acquisition of Severstal Columbus LLC, a new and technologically advanced mini-mill in North America. As previously announced, the purchase price for Columbus was $1.625 Read more [...]

Sep 17

Sam Nunn, 1992 and the 2016 GOP by Alexander Scipio

2016 is looking pretty strong for the GOP. A third term for one party is fairly rare, having happened only once, postwar: GHW Bush after Reagan.  Obama seems to have poisoned the well for democrats with the American voter. Only the MSM is keeping them Read more [...]

Sep 17

The Adventures of the VIP: Rainy Day Fashion By: Abby Hathorn

  Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to The Adventures of the VIP! I recently survived my very first rainy day on campus, and let me tell y’all….it was so stressful! Don’t get wet, don’t slip and fall, keep backpack dry, get to class Read more [...]

Sep 17

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington—School Lunch vs. Brown Bag

All across the country, students hoped that the start of this school year would bring back their old school lunches. It didn’t happen. Students are up in arms about the federally mandated changes to their lunches. Older students have taken to posting Read more [...]

Sep 17

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ “Wax drippings from candles can be scraped off of most hard surfaces with the side of a credit card.” — T.E. in Kansas ¥ To prevent garbage cans from filling with water during rainstorms, drill several holes in the bottom, near the sides. This Read more [...]

Sep 17

EMCC LAUNCH PAD OFFERS FREE GED PRACTICE TESTS, VOUCHERS FOR FREE GED TESTS

If you’ve been thinking about getting your GED, there may never be a better time to get started than the next two weeks. East Mississippi Community College’s Adult Basic Education-GED division, The Launch Pad, will host its Countdown to Launch Read more [...]

Sep 17

The W to observe Constitution Day as part of World War I Symposium

COLUMBUS, Miss. — The observance of Constitution Day Sept. 17 will kick off World War I Symposium events hosted by the Department of History, Political Science, and Geography at Mississippi University for Women. Dr. Erin Kempker, professor of history, Read more [...]

Sep 17

PAW’S CORNER By Sam Mazzotta—Going Green … With Cat Litter

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: My cat’s current litter works fine, but I am reading some worrying things about the ingredients and how they might harm him. Plus there’s the environmental impact. Is there a good “green” cat litter available? — Suzy G., via email DEAR Read more [...]

Sep 16

US to deploy up to 3,000 military personnel to fight Ebola in West Africa

From FOXNEWS   President Obama is expected to announce Tuesday that he’s sending up to 3,000 military personnel to combat the Ebola virus in West Africa. Obama will announce the stepped-up offensive against the outbreak, which has killed Read more [...]

Sep 16

Grading The SEC East By Bryan Law

  The West was covered, now it is time to head East. Shall we?   Florida – The Gators had a scare, a big “Thrilla In Gainesvilla” scare against Kentucky. It started off with miscues with penalties and Jeff Driskel struggling early. Read more [...]

Sep 16

If ISIS is Stupid Enough to Come to America by Alexander Scipio

It is important to remember, regardless of all the handwringing & hoopla by press & politicians, this:  Islam can’t win here. If they blow up DC, they’ll do us a favor; an even bigger one if secession by Red States, and nuking of Mecca Read more [...]

Sep 16

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN—Obama’s Foreign Policy Collapse

President Barack Obama’s stated goal in the fight against the Islamic State, aka ISIS, is to reduce it to a “manageable problem.” What this means, he hasn’t spelled out in great specificity. Presumably fewer beheadings. A slower pace of Western recruiting. Read more [...]

Sep 16

Political Cartoons for September 16, 2014

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Sep 16

DONNA’S DAY: CREATIVE FAMILY FUN By Donna Erickson: Frame and Bookmark Summer Memories

Weekends are made for families, and fall is all about the changing color palette of the great outdoors. Put them together, and you have the potential for awesome adventures in your neighborhood and beyond. When you get home, keep the memory alive Read more [...]

Sep 15

Grading The SEC West By Bryan Law

  It’s once again grading time fans. This time we’re gonna split it by division, starting with the West. Shall we? We shall: Alabama (#2 Coaches, #3 AP) – Blake Sims and Kenyan Drake led the offensive show against Southern Miss. Sims throwing Read more [...]

Sep 15

Liberty and Information by Alexander Scipio

I’ve written before of the accelerating Information Age and the changes it has brought and will continue to bring. Look across Western History to arguably the biggest philosophical change since the advent of Christianity: The Enlightenment; liberty Read more [...]

Sep 15

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles—A Computer Tablet Made for Seniors

If you’re still wary of using computer technology because of the complications, or if you use the computer at the library because the cost keeps you from having your own, AARP has good news for you — the RealPad tablet, specifically designed for seniors. Here Read more [...]

Sep 15

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—Why Is Traveling So Tiresome?

DEAR DR. ROACH: Traveling for a length of time — say, six hours or more — on a train, bus or plane makes me rather tired. Others I discussed this with have had similar experiences. I find this strange, because for most of the travel time I am sitting Read more [...]

Sep 15

COLLECTING By Larry Cox—Delftware

Q: I have inherited three pieces of Delftware that I understand were made in Holland about 200 years ago. What can you tell me about this type of pottery? –Joan, Norman, Okla. A: Delftware is distinctive because of its soft, red-clay body and tin-enamel Read more [...]

Sep 14

Is South Carolina Back? By Bryan Law

Although South Carolina had its struggles the first two weeks, I was expecting the usual SEC East rivalry, and we all got our money’s worth. In certain rivalry games, we tend to turn up the heat no matter where we’re at. This might be one reason South Read more [...]

Sep 14

Sunday Bible Time for September 14, 2014

  BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Revelation in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. In Genesis 16, who called the name of the Lord that spake unto her, “Thou God seest me”? Hagar, Naomi, Cozbi, Baara 3. What method Read more [...]

Sep 14

Sunday Comics for September 14, 2014

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Sep 13

Leave The Trademarks For The Pros By Bryan Law

If there’s one thing that scares me, is bordering on messing with merchandise while performing as a student-athlete. We all know you cannot get paid as an athlete for any reason, not even allowed to have an agent. One ordeal which scares me is trademarking Read more [...]

Sep 13

SEC Football You Just Gotta Want It (Song) BY Jim Balcar

SEC FOOTBALL!!!   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0JfFWvtK670&feature=youtu.be     Please go by www.facebook.com/rspublishing and hit the LIKE button for us and join the Real Media Revolution at twitter.com/RSPubs       Read more [...]

Sep 13

A SPORTING VIEW By Mark Vasto: Feet of Clay

  Let’s imagine a world where guys like Ray Rice really mattered to the average person. If ever there was such a place, it was Piscataway, N.J. Rice, you see, used to be the town’s favorite son and was the poster child whose smiling visage once Read more [...]

Sep 13

Political Cartoons for September 13, 2014

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Sep 13

Dr. Julia Mortyakova Honored by The American Prize in Piano

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Dr. Julia Mortyakova, chair of the Department of Music at Mississippi University for Women, was recently honored with a Special Judges’ Citation by The American Prize in piano for “Championing the music of Cecile Chaminade. Read more [...]

Sep 13

EMCC ELECTRICAL STUDENT LANDS DREAM JOB

EMCC Electrical Success Story
Brian Honnoll of Columbus recently landed a job at Severstal and is on track to graduate from East Mississippi Community College’s Electrical Technology program in December.

COLUMBUS – Career-wise, being laid off was the best thing that ever happened to Brian Honnoll. To say the Columbus native was unhappy with his job at Omnova would be an understatement. But when that plant closed several years ago and workers Read more [...]

Sep 13

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

1. Which major-league team drafted current New England quarterback Tom Brady as a catcher in 1995? 2. In 2012, Washington Nationals pitcher Gio Gonzalez set a franchise record for most victories in a season (21). Who had held the mark? 3. There Read more [...]

Sep 12

The Dirty Unkuls—The Face Of The New Democracy

An excellent new song from The Dirty Unkuls! Sometimes you get sick and tired of being lied to. Sometimes people in power use it to target those who disagree with them. Sometimes the hypocrisy is so thick it can no longer be denied. Sometimes you tell Read more [...]

Sep 12

The Impressive Game By Bryan Law

In order to keep going with my daily writing, I must be creative. Which is why I created the Impressive Game. Let’s play shall we: Alabama: Blake Sims has to be the surprise so far for the Tide. The QB competition was in question when Sims didn’t Read more [...]

Sep 12

Army is worried too many white men lead combat units

Sociologists worry lack of black officers will have detrimental effect on minorities By Douglas Ernst – The Washington Times – Thursday, September 11, 2014 U.S. Army sociologists are worried that a lack of black officers leading its combat Read more [...]

Sep 12

Faces of the Projects by Tim Thompson

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Sep 12

MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS SEPTEMBER 16, 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 [...]

Sep 12

Sweet Sorghum Living: Changing Perspective in a Car Wash

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living. Today on the blog, we are chatting about changing perspective and staying focused on the bigger picture. So, let’s get this sitting-a-spell party started with a good cup of coffee–which my newest Read more [...]

Sep 12

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves—Helping Rural Vets Get Health Care

Starting in October, the Department of Veterans Affairs will use a new classification system to pinpoint rural areas of the U.S., which will help determine where more veteran health services are needed. The new program, the Rural-Urban Commuting Read more [...]

Sep 12

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta—Protecting Apartment from Bad Water Leak

Q: I heard a horror story from an old college friend about her apartment’s pipes springing a leak in the wintertime, and the maintenance crew not addressing it for days. I don’t know what I would do in the same situation. Do you have any advice? — Taysha Read more [...]

Sep 12

STRANGE BUT TRUE by Samantha Weaver

¥ It was 19th-century Cuban poet and revolutionary Jose Marti who made the following sage observation: “Barricades of ideas are worth more than barricades of stones.” ¥ When you think of dangerous occupations, the jobs that immediately come to mind Read more [...]

Sep 11

September 11 Should be a National Holiday by Joseph B. St. John

It’s time to make September 11 a national holiday.  It’s time to remove the antiquated Labor Day from our calendars and lexicon and replace it with a day that matters.  It is difficult to change but often change is needed.  And this is one of those Read more [...]

Sep 11

Always Remember, Never Forget By Bryan Law

How do we put in words what happened on this day? Apparently you can’t. Everything just stood still when we saw in terror what happened 13 years ago today. I had just been married one year to my wife Penny, and our son Riley was just two months old. Almost Read more [...]

Sep 11

Tuesdays (and all the other days) with Judy By Emily Gaither

I write about my dad a lot. There are a few reasons for this. One, I’m very much like him, so he had a big influence on me, and his having passed away in the last few years has a bit to do with it, too. I always wonder what he would think about Read …

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Sep 11

The W Reports Enrollment Increase, Higher Number of Freshmen

COLUMBUS, Miss.—Mississippi University for Women is reporting a 100-student increase in undergraduate students, including a more than 30 percent increase in freshmen. The 2,697 overall fall enrollment, a 3 percent increase from the previous year, Read more [...]

Sep 11

CONTRACT BRIDGE By Steve Becker

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Famous Hand North dealer. Neither side vulnerable. NORTH [S]   9 8 4 3 [H]   10 9 8 [D]   J 10 9 [C]   J 4 3 WEST [S]   10 6 5 [H]   A J 5 3 2 [D]   K 7 [C]   7 5 2 EAST [S]   K Q [H]   Read more [...]

Sep 11

FLASHBACK by Mick Harper

1. Where was Janis Joplin “busted flat” in “Me and Bobby McGee”? 2. Name the rock group that released “Cold As Ice” on its debut album. 3. Where did the band The Amen Corner get its name? 4. Which artist wrote and released “Two Faces Have I”? 5. Read more [...]

Sep 11

DONNA’S DAY: CREATIVE FAMILY FUN By Donna Erickson—Old-Fashioned Fun With Butter Making

As technology advances at a rapid rate, many of the traditional ways of doing things may be unknown to kids born in the 21st century. Why not take a break from our high speed, techie lifestyle and experience with kids and grandkids some of the old-fashioned Read more [...]

Sep 10

Grading the unranked SEC teams By Bryan Law

Time to flip to the side of the unranked: Arkansas – Although Brandon Allen went 4/5 117 yards, he still threw 4 TDs. Alex Collins ran on 13 ATT 131 yards 3 TDs. Jonathan Williams also contributed with 4 ATT 143 yards 1 TD. Rush defense seemed Read more [...]

Sep 10

The Adventures of the VIP: VIP September Fashion Haves and Have Nots By Abby Hathorn

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to the Adventures of the VIP! Fall is just around the corner, which means so is fall fashion. For fashionistas, autumn is so much more than cooler weather and the changing foliage. It is a time to prove our savvy Read more [...]

Sep 10

The W again ranks high among regional universities

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Once again, Mississippi University for Women has been recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the top 20 public Southern regional universities. According to rankings released today [Sept. 9], The W was listed 18th among Read more [...]

Sep 10

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ If you get a gray-colored film on your utensils after they come out of the dishwasher, try cleaning them with a cream of tartar paste. Also clean out the filter regularly. ¥ “I love my blender and use it all the time, but I don’t always have time Read more [...]

Sep 10

PAW’S CORNER By Sam Mazzotta—Storm-Proofing Anxious Pets

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: Both my dogs and my cat are terrified by thunderstorms, and they run, hide under furniture, and howl and yowl until the storm passes. How can I stop this behavior? Ð Frustrated in Fort Myers DEAR FRUSTRATED: Fear and anxiety Read more [...]

Sep 10

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington—New Credit Cards Add Security Chip

If you’ve recently received a new credit card, either because you applied for an account or because your current one expired, your card might have an additional feature: the security chip. Dozens of companies around the world have been using “smart Read more [...]

Sep 09

German TV Shows Nazi Symbols on Helmets of Ukraine Soldiers

NBCNEWS Germans were confronted with images of their country’s dark past on Monday night, when German public broadcaster ZDF showed video of Ukrainian soldiers with Nazi symbols on their helmets in its evening newscast. In a report on the fragile cease-fire Read more [...]

Sep 09

Stephen Hawking: God particle could wipe out the universe

In a preface to a new book, the famed physicist fears the Higgs Boson becoming unstable and causing a “catastrophic vacuum decay.” But how likely is that really? by Chris Matyszczyk  @ChrisMatyszczyk From: c/net Stephen Hawking seems to Read more [...]

Sep 09

No Punching Allowed By Bryan Law

  In the wake of the Ray Rice video that has just surfaced,  the alarm has been raised higher on domestic violence. He was originally suspended 2 games by the NFL, but now cut by the Baltimore Ravens and suspended indefinitely. Football on all Read more [...]

Sep 09

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN—The Real Rape Culture

There are no words for the horror of Rotherham. More than 1,400 young girls have been raped and brutally exploited in the northern England town of roughly 250,000 over the past 16 years, while nearly everyone in authority did all he or she could to Read more [...]

Sep 09

Political Cartoons for September 9, 2014

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Sep 09

MUW Campus Recreation hosts Charity Fitness Party for HEARTS

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Mississippi University for Women’s Office of Campus Recreation is inviting the community to exercise and party for a good cause—HEARTS. The annual Charity Fitness Party for HEARTS (Helping Every Age Reach and Teach Students) Read more [...]

Sep 09

MOMENTS IN TIME—The History Channel

¥ On Sept. 28, 1542, Portuguese explorer Juan Rodriguez Cabrillo sails into present-day San Diego Bay during his explorations on behalf of Spain. Despite his reports of the appealing California coastline, the first Spanish settlement was not established Read more [...]

Sep 08

The Hypocrisy of the Redskin Haters by Joseph B. St John

Watching football on Sunday was a reminder of the hypocrisy that is Main Stream Media.  After all the crying during the off-season about the awful name of the Redskins, there they were on national TV in all their glory.  They played poorly but there Read more [...]

Sep 08

Grading The SEC Ranked Teams By Bryan Law

Time once again to grade the ranked teams starting from the top. Here we go: Alabama (#2 Coaches, #3 AP) – Blake Sims was near perfect throwing 11/13, 202 yards and 2 TD. Jake Coker was off his mark in some cases despite throwing 15/24 214 yards and Read more [...]

Sep 08

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles—News We Can Use

Here are two items of importance to seniors. FLU SHOTS Late September or early October is not too soon to get your flu shot. Now would be a good time to plan for it. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says the flu season can start as Read more [...]

Sep 08

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—Heart Palpitations Due to Sleep Apnea?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 26 years old, 6 feet, 3 inches tall and weigh 290 pounds. About two years ago, I had chest pain and palpitations. I saw a cardiologist, who performed an echocardiogram. It showed mild LVH and mild pulmonary hypertension. I had multiple Read more [...]

Sep 08

COLLECTING By Larry Cox—Pop Bottles

Q: My son found some old bottles in a creek bed near our home. Most are soda-pop bottles, including Five-O, Quality, Dur and two early Coca-Colas. What can you tell me about them? — Margretta, Centralia, Ill. A: One of the better references is “Soda Read more [...]

Sep 07

Round two: Team Clinton Book Ratchets Up Attack on Obama’s ‘Feckless’ Policies

BY PAUL BEDARD | SEPTEMBER 5, 2014  Washington Examiner Less than a month after former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton distanced herself from President Obama by ridiculing his foreign policy, a key member of the Clinton kitchen cabinet Read more [...]

Sep 07

Friends First, Football Second By Bryan Law

Ok I’ll admit, I’ve always been guilty of putting football first before other things I shouldn’t. There always comes a time when you have to put down your passion to help someone. I’ve tried to teach myself that for awhile. Pulling away from football Read more [...]

Sep 07

Sunday Bible Time for September 7, 2014

BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Ezekiel in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What “woman of …” is the only woman in the Bible (KJV) described as a wench? En-rogel, Gilead, Damascus, Ziba 3. Who met a man and then wrestled Read more [...]

Sep 07

Sunday Comics for September 7, 2014

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Sep 06

BORDER PATROL BUYS BODY ARMOR CAPABLE OF STOPPING AK-47 ROUNDS AMID ISIS THREAT

Large purchase comes after report of ISIS spotted near border by KIT DANIELS | INFOWARS.COM | SEPTEMBER 5, 2014 Image Credits: CBP (Border Fence), BeezCombatSystems / Flickr (Vest) In seeming preparation for Islamic militants who are reportedly Read more [...]

Sep 06

Spread Out The Small Games By Bryan Law

Ok let’s get one thing clear. I for one don’t have a problem playing a smaller school. In either case what choice do you have. It’s one thing to have maybe two or three SEC teams play smaller schools in one week. This week almost makes me want to go to Read more [...]

Sep 06

Political Cartoons for September 6, 2014

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Sep 06

NEW STUDENT SERVICES ENHANCE EMCC GOLDEN TRIANGLE CAMPUS

MAYHEW – Students at East Mississippi Community College’s Golden Triangle campus are getting a boost this semester from two new service centers. The Writing Center is currently accepting appointments and walk-ins in the GT campus library and Read more [...]

Sep 05

One Hit By Bryan Law

  October 28, 1989. Another day of SEC Football like no other. Only no one knew two lives would be changed forever. The day Brad Gaines from Vanderbilt was ready to catch a pass only to be broken up by Chucky Mullins from Ole Miss. One hit Read more [...]

Sep 05

The Impact of Driverless Cars by Alexander Scipio

They’re coming sooner than most people think. What will they mean? What will be the unintended consequences? What about the societal impact? What about the role of government? That last sounds odd; what does the government have to do with driverless Read more [...]

Sep 05

Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales: Going Topless By Chasidy Hathorn

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales. Today, we are chatting about the topless rally that was recently held in Asheville, North Carolina. Now before anyone runs off to tell my mom on me, I did not personally attend this protest Read more [...]

Sep 05

SEN. THAD COCHRAN TOURS EMCC’S SCOOBA CAMPUS

U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran visited East Mississippi Community College’s Scooba campus on Thursday, one of several stops for the Republican legislator as his “Thad for Mississippi” bus made its way to Tupelo. EMCC President Dr. Rick Young, staff Read more [...]

Sep 05

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS SEPTEMBER 11, 2014 5:00 P.M.

The meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m., September 11, 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 [...]

Sep 05

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: Start Planning Now for Holiday Visits

It’s not too early to start planning a holiday party for local veterans in hospitals, nursing homes or rehab centers. The first step is to look at your resources. Are you in a veterans service group? Or will you be by yourself? Call the intended Read more [...]

Sep 05

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Squirrels Set Up Residence in Attic

Q: While putting some stuff in the attic, I heard some scratching and squeaking sounds. I know we don’t have mice in the house, but I couldn’t see any nests or fur around the attic. Sitting outside the next day though, I saw a squirrel climb under the Read more [...]

Sep 04

US Immigration Fears Terror Threat From 6,000 Missing on Student Visas

By Melanie Batley  Newsmax  The Obama administration is unable to locate 6,000 foreign nationals who have entered the United States on student visas, raising concerns about the government’s ability to track potential terror suspects who may already Read more [...]

Sep 04

KERRY: SCRIPTURE COMMANDS USA TO PROTECT MUSLIM COUNTRIES AGAINST GLOBAL WARMING

by Pam Key   Breitbart   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jEnm1CbA5pY Wednesday at a ceremony to appoint Texas lawyer Shaarik Zafar to be special representative to Muslim communities, Secretary of State John Kerry said it was the United Read more [...]

Sep 04

Grading The Unranked SEC Teams By Bryan Law

  Now that I finally got my front yard cut after long lengthy rain delays, I can now grade the unranked SEC teams: Arkansas – I never thought the Hogs in any way would hang with Auburn in the first half being tied. I was beginning to think Read more [...]

Sep 04

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 5:00 P.M.

The meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m., September 4, 2014, in the Courtroom of the Columbus Municipal Complex, located at 1501 Main Street, Columbus, MS, as Ordered by the Mayor and City Council.   Read more [...]

Sep 04

Posing As An Adult: Always Look on the Bright Side of Life By Emily Gaither

The title of this column may be the singular time I will ever quote Monty Python. In fact, I have a special, brutal punishment for people who repeatedly quote Monty Python, and may God have mercy on your soul if you ever do this in my presence. However, Read more [...]

Sep 04

Political Cartoons for September 4, 2014

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Sep 03

CAFB PILOT KILLED IN GENERAL AVIATION PLANE CRASH UPDATE

COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. – An instructor pilot assigned to Columbus Air Force Base died in a general aviation plane crash Sunday night at approximately 6:30 p.m. near Abilene Regional Airport, Texas. The pilot, United States Air Force Maj. Read more [...]

Sep 03

The Adventures of the VIP: VIP Tested & Proven Campus Fashion Tips By Abby Hathorn

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to The Adventures of the VIP! For those of you who follow me on Facebook and Twitter, y’all know that last week was my first week of college. Ah—it still feels a bit odd saying that *wink* All summer, many people Read more [...]

Sep 03

Wars, Costs and Weapons by Alexander Scipio

The generally accepted financial cost to the world of the Gulf War (Kuwait) was $80B, of which $61.1B was America’s cost. The goal of the Kuwait action was to prove the sanctity of borders. This was – and is – a dumb idea. Borders, like societies, Read more [...]

Sep 03

Grading The Ranked Teams By Bryan Law

I’m going down the list starting with the best rank to the lowest. Those not ranked I will start in my next article. Here we go: Alabama (#2) – Although I feel Blake Sims was solid despite not throwing a TD, Nick Saban is committed to using both Sims Read more [...]

Sep 03

Upcoming Photography Workshop with Tim Thompson

  Come join Tim Thompson for a fun-filled photography workshop on Saturday, Sept. 20th at Country Pumpkins in Caledonia. This workshop is for everyone of all skill levels. We will cover a range of topics, all of which are geared toward helping Read more [...]

Sep 03

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington: The False Economy of Pinching Pennies

Sometimes in our quest to save a dollar, we go a bit overboard. It’s a false economy to always go for the lowest cost — especially if it ends up costing more in the end. Here are some examples: ¥ Groceries: If your family won’t eat it, store brands Read more [...]

Sep 03

Sarah Kennedy Awarded MUWAA Legacy Scholarship

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Sarah Kennedy, a freshman from Rogers, Texas, comes from a long line of Mississippi University for Women graduates, including her great-great-grandmother, Fanny Evans Hollingsworth, a 1902 graduate of the former Industrial Institute Read more [...]

Sep 03

MUW Education Majors to Participate in Session at Plymouth Bluff Center

COLUMBUS, Miss. – About 15 Mississippi University for Women elementary education majors will participate  in a session about science and nature at Plymouth Bluff Center next week. The program will feature speaker Athena Nagel, an expert in karst Read more [...]

Sep 03

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ Frugal doesn’t have to mean unfashionable. There are plenty of how-to instructions on the Internet for turning fashion trash into treasure. For starters, try searching how to turn an old T-shirt into a skirt with a minimum of fuss, then explore sites Read more [...]

Sep 02

The Long, Strange Road from 911 by Joseph B. St. John

Sometimes the light’s all shinin’ on me; Other times I can barely see. Lately it occurs to me what a long, strange trip it’s been. -The Grateful Dead It has been a strange road that America has taken since September 11, 2001. What would Read more [...]

Sep 02

The C’s of the SEC By Bryan Law

  I gave the S’s and E’s, now for the C’s: Cranky: Why on earth would every writer in the country want to predict their Heisman winner at the start of the season? It’s just as bad as predicting who’s gonna win the Super Bowl at the Hall Of Read more [...]

Sep 02

Primary Elections are for the Individual, General Elections are for the Cause by Charlie Stutesman

How many times have we heard people say, ” I vote for the candidate, not for the party.”   If the individual you supported won their primary election race, congratulations. If not, better luck next time. The focus going into November General Election Read more [...]

Sep 02

Political Cartoons for September 2, 2014

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Sep 02

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: Obama’s Iraq War

ISIS is a force for evil that poses an imminent security threat to the United States, but please, let us get back to you on whether we are determined to defeat it. That is the posture of the Obama administration toward the terror group that proudly Read more [...]

Sep 01

CAFB PILOT KILLED IN GENERAL AVIATION PLANE CRASH

  COLUMBUS AIR FORCE BASE, Miss. – An instructor pilot assigned to Columbus Air Force Base died in a general aviation plane crash Sunday night at approximately 6:30 p.m. near Abilene Regional Airport, Texas. The pilot, United States Air Force Read more [...]

Sep 01

E’s of the SEC by Bryan Law

UGA's Todd Gurley

Week 1 of the SEC Football season has now come to a close. I brought out the S’s the first time, now let’s bring out the E’s shall we: Exciting: Georgia, Kentucky and Tennessee appear to be heading in the right direction. UGA’s Todd Gurley stole Read more [...]

Sep 01

10 MORE CONSPIRACY THEORIES THAT CAME TRUE

From a fascist coup d’état to the FBI poisoning alcohol by PAUL JOSEPH WATSON & ALEX JONES | AUGUST 31, 2014  INFOWARS.COM PREVIOUSLY: 10 CONSPIRACY THEORIES THAT CAME TRUE In 1967, the CIA moved to counter criticism of the Warren Report Read more [...]

Sep 01

The S’s of the SEC By Bryan Law

What can one say about Thursday night’s games? One was a shock, second was a stumble of sorts, and third was I guess you can say more of a struggle. Here we go: Shock: Who would’ve thought Texas A&M would come into Columbia, SC and drum the Gamecocks? Read more [...]

Sep 01

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Yoga Boosts Memory

Yoga is thought of as an umbrella term for various forms of the discipline, but some kinds of yoga are said to be better for seniors than others. A study done by the University of Illinois focused on Hatha yoga, which uses specific poses with flowing Read more [...]

Sep 01

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—Weight Gain Isn’t Inevitable With Age

DEAR DR. ROACH: I’m a woman and will be 59 in a month. I’m in excellent health. I’ve worked out seriously with weight-bearing exercises for nearly 30 years. I have great muscle tone, and I believe I am height/weight proportional (5 feet, 2 inches tall, Read more [...]

Aug 31

Sunday Bible Time for August 31, 2014

  BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Acts in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What companion of Paul was commended for his holy-scripture knowledge since childhood? Timothy, Linus, Trophimus, Jude 3. From 1 John 4, Read more [...]

Aug 31

Sunday Comics for August 31, 2014

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Aug 30

Political Cartoons for August 30, 2014

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Aug 30

FRENCH STUDENT AT EMCC CHARMED BY MISSISSIPPI

SCOOBA – Things move slow in the South, but Mississippi life is still a little overwhelming for one East Mississippi Community College student. Pauline Pimolle, a freshman at EMCC, hails from Marseille in the south of France. She recently enrolled Read more [...]

Aug 29

Blue v. Red and Why Secession Makes Sense by Alexander Scipio

Why is CA such an ongoing, massive fiscal disaster? CA has 10% of the nation’s population and 33% of the nation’s welfare caseload. For whom do welfare voters vote? Those who give them what has been earned by others: Democrats. The incredibly Read more [...]

Aug 29

MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS SEPTEMBER 2, 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 29

Auditions Being Held for Fall Production of `Lysistrata’

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women’s Department of Theatre is pleased to announce auditions for its fall production of Aristophanes’ comedy, “Lysistrata,” to be held Tuesday, Sept.  2, at 6 p.m. in the Cromwell Theatre. Auditions Read more [...]

Aug 29

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: $300 Million Boost for Homeless Vets

On the heels of the Notice of Funds Availability issued a month ago to provide housing and services to veterans with special needs, the Department of Veterans Affairs has announced $300 million in grants for homeless veterans and their families. The Read more [...]

Aug 28

Where the Buck Really Stops by Alexander Scipio

President Harry Truman kept a sign on his desk in the Oval Office: “The Buck Stops Here.” It’s a fine saying, but it isn’t true. If the buck really stopped there, it would be both impossible and inconceivable to have an Obama as president. The buck Read more [...]

Aug 28

Posing As An Adult: It’s Always Something, Internet By Emily Gaither

I’m always amazed at the sheer schizophrenia of the World Wide Interwebs. On the good days, friends known and unknown can extend their loving comments, silly thoughts, and best “thinking of you” bon mots. On the bad days, I’ve been called most Read more [...]

Aug 28

The W jumps to No. 26 on Washington Monthly’s rankings

COLUMBUS, Miss. – For the third year in a row, The W has been ranked a top master’s universities by Washington Monthly’s 2014 College Rankings. The W has moved up to No. 26 after appearing in Washington Monthly’s rankings for the first time Read more [...]

Aug 28

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Hang Curtains With Ease

Q: The windows in my new apartment have curtain brackets installed on either side of all the windows, but they are either warped or broken. I’m not very confident that I can put up new brackets. Any tips? — Sarah, via email A: Sure. Tip one: don’t Read more [...]

Aug 27

Professional Real Estate Photography by Tim Thompson

If you are a professional realtor and want to save time and increase your chances for a quicker sale, contact Tim Thompson of Bradel Images and have him take beautiful professional images of your property! It is proven that high quality, professional Read more [...]

Aug 27

The Adventures of the VIP: Why Go to College If You Hate Learning? By Abby Hathorn

Hey y’all! Today, I had originally planned on writing about healthy eating habits to adopt for college; however, after my very first day as a college girl…I decided there was something much more important that needed to be written…something that Read more [...]

Aug 27

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington: Pay Off Your Mortgage Early

If you’re a homeowner, the monthly mortgage payment is likely your biggest expense. Paying off the mortgage years early can open other avenues in your finances, especially for retirement or sending a child to college. It’s not easy to clear a large debt Read more [...]

Aug 26

A Crime Between Races Happened in West Point, Mississippi by Joseph B. St. John

A crime between races happened in West Point, Mississippi this weekend and no one stole other people’s stuff.  No one showed their grief by stealing a television for their personal use.  No one stole alcohol to show that they wanted justice.   Read more [...]

Aug 26

Progressive Economics v. Reality; or Why Democrats Are Destroying the West by Alexander Scipio

France has dissolved their government because of disagreement over fiscal policy. They’ll have a new one ready in a sec. What was the problem? The adults wanted France to live within her means, and the Leftists – didn’t. What the French expect Read more [...]

Aug 26

Political Cartoons for August 26, 2014

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Aug 26

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ “Wet a plain kitchen sponge and place it in a zip-lock baggie in the freezer. It’s great for bumps and bruises, tired eyes and overheated kids.” — V.I. in New Hampshire ¥ Always rest your bar soap on a sponge. You won’t have a soap slime problem Read more [...]

Aug 25

Obama Sent No Representative to Memorial Mass for Beheaded Journalist James Foley

By Lauretta Brown   cnsnews.com   (CNSNews.com) – President Barack Obama sent no White House representative to the memorial Mass held yesterday in Rochester, New Hampshire, for James Foley, the American journalist beheaded by the Islamic Read more [...]

Aug 25

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS SEPTEMBER 4, 2014 5:00 P.M.

The meeting will be held at 5:00 p.m., September 4, 2014, in the Courtroom of the Columbus Municipal Complex, located at 1501 Main Street, Columbus, MS, as Ordered by the Mayor and City Council. Read more [...]

Aug 25

Non-Nuclear Absurdity by Alex Scipio (Update)

The refusal to discuss a nuclear response BY civilization to the enemies OF civilization is childish and absurd. The willingness to send off our educated, literate, modern, post-Enlightenment kids to do battle with these barbarians is an even greater Read more [...]

Aug 25

Here are the winners from August 23, 2014 at Columbus Speedway

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

Aug 25

Non-Nuclear Absurdity by Alexander Scipio

The refusal to discuss a nuclear response BY civilization to the enemies OF civilization is childish and absurd. The willingness to send off our educated, literate, modern, post-Enlightenment kids to do battle with these barbarians is an even greater Read more [...]

Aug 25

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—Will Menopause Shrink Fibroid?

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 50 years old. In the past three months there have been indicators that I am perimenopausal. I have a very large fibroid. It is described as “six months” in size. I am not a candidate for embolization. I presently have no painful symptoms, Read more [...]

Aug 25

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Computer Use Keeps Brain in High Gear

We can improve our memory and store brain power for the future by surfing the Internet and checking email. So says a study with the unwieldy title of “English Longitudinal Study of Ageing (ELSA): Can Internet/Email Use Reduce Cognitive Decline?” Per Read more [...]

Aug 24

Sunday Bible Time for August 24, 2014

  BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Phinehas in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Who answered the Lord about from whence he came, “From walking up and down in it (the earth)”? Moses, Abraham, Satan, Aaron 3. What harlot’s Read more [...]

Aug 24

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN—Free Rick Perry

It tells you much about the laughable indictment of Texas Gov. Rick Perry that it has made him a figure of bipartisan sympathy. Perry was indicted for the offense of vetoing an appropriations bill. Not vetoing an appropriations bill in exchange for Read more [...]

Aug 24

Sunday Comics for August 24, 2014

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Aug 23

The 2nd Amendment and America’s Enemies by Alexander Scipio

The 2nd Amendment has two primary purposes. The first of course is to overthrow the government should it become tyrannical. The second is the natural right, not privilege – RIGHT – of self-defense. The 2nd has precisely NOTHING to do with hunting. Borders Read more [...]

Aug 23

Political Cartoons for August 23, 2014

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Aug 23

EMCC NURSING GRAD WINS CAREGIVER OF THE YEAR AWARD

STARKVILLE – Nurse Brian Fitzgerald surprised exactly zero people by winning the Mississippi Health Care Association’s 2014 Caregiver of the Year Award for his area. Fitzgerald, a 2009 graduate of East Mississippi Community College’s Practical Read more [...]

Aug 23

Joe Lukas Awarded Volunteer of the Year by Red Cross

TUPELO, Miss., August 22, 2014—Joe Lukas of Guntown, Miss., has been named Volunteer of the Year by the American Red Cross Northeast Mississippi Chapter at the chapter’s annual meeting held in Tupelo, Miss. recently. He was recognized for his Read more [...]

Aug 23

Michael Farris Smith Recipient of 2014 Mississippi Author Award

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Michael Farris Smith, associate professor of English at Mississippi University for Women, has been awarded the 2014 Mississippi Author Award for fiction by the Mississippi Library Association. Smith was recognized his for novel Read more [...]

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

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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

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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

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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

Political Cartoons for August 2, 2014

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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

Political Cartoon for July 31, 2014

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

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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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