Nov 01

The The SEC College Football Playoff Poll by Bryan Law

The first ever College Football Playoff poll came out on Tuesday night. The setting is much similar to that of the BCS standings that used to be released on Sundays. The committee gets together and releases it around the end of October and Read more [...]

Nov 01

Political Cartoons for November 1, 2014

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Nov 01

A SPORTING VIEW By Mark Vasto: No Means No, Duh!

Hey Colt McCoy! You just won the biggest game of your life on Monday Night Football as God, your family and all of the Texas alums that lovingly nurtured you during your epic college career looked on! Tell the fans at home what you plan on doing now! With Read more [...]

Nov 01

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

  1. Entering 2014, when was the last time the Los Angeles Dodgers won an N.L. pennant? 2. Three times in the 1990s, a pitcher led the American League in wins, strikeouts and ERA in the same season. Name either of the pitchers to do it. 3. Read more [...]

Nov 01

Baptist Golden Triangle recognized For outstanding record in patient safety

COLUMBUS, Miss., Oct. 31, 2014 –Baptist Memorial Hospital-Golden Triangle recently received a hospital safety score of “A” from the Leapfrog Group. The safety score grades general acute care hospitals on how safe they are for patients. The Leapfrog Read more [...]

Oct 31

Women of the Second Amendment —Connie Gore (Video)

If you loved the pictures, you will love the video! https://animoto.com/play/cA0neAVKuRLQM290oemoHw Visit us: Real Readiness/Real Media is proud to announce that we are now selling Guardian Survival Gear  Real Media and Real Readiness would Read more [...]

Oct 31

SEC TV Guide: November 1, 2014 by Bryan Law

Well sadly by the time I write this, October will be over until next year. But November looks to be more exciting as SEC teams potentially going for a spot in the CFB Playoff look to crank it up. Here’s how my suggested guide is broken down. Read more [...]

Oct 31

Eliminator Chase Race #2: Texas by Bryan Law

  No one advanced to the Championship Round at Homestead since Dale Earnhardt Jr won at Martinsville, which was one race too late. But nevertheless, he got what he wanted all these years. Now it’s time to focus on who’s in and out so far Read more [...]

Oct 31

Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales: Ribbon Cutting at Boone Street Market in Jonesborough, TN By: Chasidy Hathorn

Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and enjoy good conversation on everything from fall foliage to home renovation. I don’t know about y’all, but it has been a super busy week. I don’t Read more [...]

Oct 31

Lowndes County Board of Supervisors – Monday, November 3, 2014

Monday, November 3, 2014 9:00 A.M. Agenda   9:15 a.m., Public Hearing Mississippi Steel Processing Site & the new CalStar Products Site in the Golden Triangle Industrial Park   9:20 a.m., Property Hearing 108 McLemore Drive   Call Read more [...]

Oct 31

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: VA Chief Seeking Top-Notch Doctors

To cut patient wait times, Department of Veterans Affairs chief Robert A. McDonald is touring the country to recruit doctors, dentists and nurses for the VA health-care system. He’s looking for 30,000 more medical personnel. So far, the VA secretary Read more [...]

Oct 30

Columbus American Business Women donate $500 toward scholarship fund

COLUMBUS, Miss. – With service in mind and a mission to provide opportunities for women, the Columbus American Business Women donated $500 to the Dr. Delene Willis Lee Scholarship Fund. The check was recently presented to Andrea Stevens, executive Read more [...]

Oct 30

Todd Gurley Looks To Return With A Vengeance by Bryan Law

I’m betting Todd Gurley is relieved to have this NCAA roller coaster over with. He had been doing great throughout the entire season. That is until he got busted by the NCAA. He was one of the few SEC players along with Dak Prescott to contend Read more [...]

Oct 30

Posing As An Adult: A Little More ‘Sex and the City,’ and a Little Less ‘Mean Girls’ By Emily Gaither

I’ve always been mildly uncomfortable being friends with women. From the time I was little, I always felt like women, or girls at that time, I suppose, were sniping or talking about me behind my back. I’m no better; I, too, have participated in shaming Read more [...]

Oct 30

MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS NOVEMBER 4, 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 [...]

Oct 30

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Winter Protection for Young Plants

Q: Last winter was a doozy by any standard, and several of my border shrubs that had survived previous winters unprotected froze and died off. I replaced them, but I don’t want a repeat if we have another bad winter. What’s the best way to protect the Read more [...]

Oct 29

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS October 30, 2014 1:00 P.M. (Revised)

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and City Council of the City of Columbus will have a special meeting. The meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m., October 30, 2014, in the Old Courtroom of the City Hall, located at 523 Main Street, Columbus, MS, as Ordered Read more [...]

Oct 29

MUW art students host Art in Autumn Auction

COLUMBUS, Miss. – The Mississippi University for Women Department of Art and Design’s chapter of Kappa Pi will host its annual Art in Autumn Auction Saturday, Nov. 8. The event, which is open to the public, will be held in the Eugenia Summer Read more [...]

Oct 29

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS October 30, 2014 1:00 P.M.

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS  October 30, 2014 1:00 P.M. The meeting will be held at 1:00 p.m., October 30, 2014, in the Old Courtroom of the City Hall, located at 523 Main Street, Columbus, MS, as Ordered by the Read more [...]

Oct 29

Women of the Second Amendment —Connie Gore

Why the Women of the Second Amendment? Because in today’s society, it is prevalent in the Main Stream Media and others in society to want women to be victims and to be helpless.  Nothing could be further from the truth.  And many women are Read more [...]

Oct 29

Grading The SEC East By Bryan Law

The SEC East had its own eventful games with Florida and Georgia being off this past week. But for loyal fans of their teams, it meant everything. Everyone in the East has something to fight for. 4 teams from the East have a chance of becoming bowl Read more [...]

Oct 29

Tim Tebow Slams Florida Fans By Bryan Law

If there is one classy gentleman from the University Of Florida, it is Tim Tebow. He took on SEC Nation this past Saturday and told the Gator fans how he felt. He wasn’t happy about the fans booing their own players. In professional Tebow style, he Read more [...]

Oct 29

The Adventures of the VIP: Last Minute Halloween Costume Inspiration By: Abby Hathorn

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to The Adventures of the VIP Phew! It has been a while since I have sat down to chat with y’all! I offer my sincerest apologies—college has had me swamped on top of lots of blogging and interviewing celebs. Read more [...]

Oct 29

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—Laser Hair Removal Not Always Effective

DEAR DR. ROACH: We spent a considerable amount of money on our teen daughter’s laser hair-removal procedures, but the poor thing takes after her swarthy father, and the treatment seems to have no effect. Is there any real science behind this treatment? Read more [...]

Oct 28

Dr. Rick DeShazo to speak at The W about National Diabetes Month

Oct 28

Foreign service officer to offer foreign travel advice to students

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Beth Neil, foreign service officer with the Department of State, will advise students on careers in foreign service and international travel Thursday, Oct. 30 at 6 p.m. in Parkinson Hall, Room 117. The event, free and open to Read more [...]

Oct 28

Grading The SEC West By Bryan Law

The West was once again shaken up. What we hoped for was an undefeated Egg Bowl, but fell to pieces. But it gave another team room to move up. Here’s how it winds up to be: Alabama (#3): It turned out Lane Kiffin’s return to Tennessee wasn’t so Read more [...]

Oct 28

Political Cartoons for October 28, 2014

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Oct 28

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: The Self-Indulgent Triviality of the Ferguson protests

It wasn’t so long ago that Ferguson, MO., was supposed to be an American morality tale of racism, the militarization of police and all manner of other evil. For a few weeks in August, the attention of the national media focused on the suburb of St. Read more [...]

Oct 27

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and City Council of the City of Columbus will have a special meeting

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Mayor and City Council of the City of Columbus will have a special meeting.  The meeting will be held at 2:00 p.m., October 30, 2014, in the Old Courtroom of the City Hall, located at 523 Main Street, Columbus, MS, as Ordered Read more [...]

Oct 27

SEC Players Of The Week: October 25, 2014 By Bryan Law

This has to be the biggest weekend to end an unpredictable October. As I mentioned before, there won’t be a perfect Egg Bowl, if not ever. But some players deserve credit for not letting that happen. One team snapped a 3-game losing streak, while Read more [...]

Oct 27

Dale Jr. Captures Martinsville; Gordon Takes Points Lead by Bryan Law

The Eliminator Round in Martinsville started off with Jamie McMurray on the pole.  McMurray and Jeff Gordon battled for the lead early in the race, with McMurray finishing 16th. Gordon had the lead pitting, but he and Chase contender Ryan Read more [...]

Oct 27

Camp Fantastic by Garthia Elena Halbert

On the outskirts of Front Royal, Va., tucked away in a wooded area, the sun shines a little brighter here. Outside, anxious tweens sit on wooden benches playing “Trouble,” something they won’t get into here. Along a gently worn trail, canoes Read more [...]

Oct 27

Images from the Whynot Fall Classic by Scott Oglesby / Foto-1

Images from the Whynot Fall Classic (Meridian, Mississippi) by Scott Oglesby / Foto-1—Photo Credit: Scott Oglesby         Read more [...]

Oct 27

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Reversing Memory Loss

Here’s something many of us have been waiting on: the reversal of memory loss due to Alzheimer’s disease. UCLA, working with the Buck Institute for Research on Aging, created a multi-faceted approach to help participants with mild cognitive impairment, Read more [...]

Oct 26

Dream Of Undefeated Egg Bowl Shattered By LSU By Bryan Law

Bo Wallace and the Rebels were looking to continue their hot streak and be the second Mississippi team to knock off LSU in Death Valley since 1950’s. What started off as a defensive battle began to mount to frustration. Even with a 7-0 lead, the LSU Read more [...]

Oct 26

Sunday Bible Time for October 26, 2014

  BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Haggai in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. What does Paul urge Christians to be of God, as found in Ephesians 5:1? Lovers, Believers, Followers, Worshippers 3. From Proverbs 3, we Read more [...]

Oct 26

Sunday Comics for October 26, 2014

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Oct 25

Bryan’s SEC Bowl Suggestions By Bryan Law

This is gonna be fun. Apart from my usual topics, I’m gonna pull a risky one here. 5 SEC teams are already bowl eligible. 4 more need one more to lock in barring a major disaster. The last 2 could be capable if things fall right. This is the first Read more [...]

Oct 25

Family Photography: Tim Thompson of Bradel Images is running a fall special!

Tim Thompson of Bradel Images is running a fall special! The $125 covers the photography session, Tim’s time, and a custom online gallery with digital files for printing. Regular price is $175. A slideshow set to music, like the one below, is available Read more [...]

Oct 25

Political Cartoons for October 25, 2014

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Oct 25

W receives gift of more than $2 million in support of scholarships

A portrait of Annie Coleman Peyton was unveiled today at a major gift announcement on the campus of Mississippi University for Women. Faculty and administrators looking on are Dr. Bridget Pieschel, from left, Dr. Amber Handy, Derek Webb, Dr. Brian Anderson, Interim Provost Tom Richardson, Dr. Jonathan Hooks and W President Jim Borsig. (Photo by Chris Jenkins/MUW University Relations)

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Ann Coleman Peyton, granddaughter of W founding mother Annie Coleman Peyton, has provided a bequest gift of more than $2 million to support scholarships for W history students. Earlier today, W President Dr. Jim Borsig, presented Read more [...]

Oct 25

A SPORTING VIEW By Mark Vasto: Give Romo a Home

The next time you travel to Dallas and decide to stay awhile by choice and not due to government-enforced quarantine, take a look at your rental car and hotel taxes, particularly if you’re staying in nearby Arlington. See the extra 7 percent tacked Read more [...]

Oct 25

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

  1. Who was the last player before the Chicago Cubs’ Emilio Bonifacio in 2014 to start a season with two four-hit games? 2. Entering 2014, when was the last time an A.L. West team won the World Series? 3. In 2012, Washington’s Alfred Morris Read more [...]

Oct 25

NEW EMCC MARKETING INSTRUCTOR TEACHING BEYOND THE CLASSROOM

  MAYHEW – While teaching Army infantry tactics at Fort Knox in Kentucky, Joshua Carroll picked up the methods he now applies to teaching Business Marketing at East Mississippi Community College. “If you’re teaching soldiers to maneuver Read more [...]

Oct 24

SEC TV Guide: October 25, 2014 By Bryan Law

Well here it is, the last weekend before Halloween. No telling if something spooky might happen since I’ve always pointed out how unpredictable October is. Have I been right so far? I believe so. But anyway here’s my TV Guide: UAB @ Arkansas (Noon Read more [...]

Oct 24

Eliminator Chase Race #1: Martinsville By Bryan Law

The Eliminator Chase Grid is set. Time to look at who has the edge to move on to the Championship Round at Homestead. Let us go down the list as they’re set: 1. Joey Logano: Even after a mishap at Talladega, Logano had nothing to worry about after Read more [...]

Oct 24

What To Do About Assad By Alexander Scipio

Assad may again be gassing the locals. What to do about it? The US overthrowing local strongmen (a bipartisan effort that made everything worse: Saddam, Ghaddafi, Mubarak, and one more) in the naïve Western belief / projection that these autocracies Read more [...]

Oct 24

Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales: Don’t Blame the Dolls By: Chasidy Hathorn

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to SSL Short Tales—a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and chat about everything from home renovation to the latest news happenings. Today we are chatting about a particular news item that caught my attention Read more [...]

Oct 24

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: Telehealth Care

For the fiscal year 2014, which ended in September, the Department of Veterans Affairs took care of 690,000 veterans via 2 million Telehealth visits. That equals 12 percent of all veterans enrolled in VA health care. More than half of veterans Read more [...]

Oct 24

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Winter Protection for Young Plants

Q: Last winter was a doozy by any standard, and several of my border shrubs that had survived previous winters unprotected froze and died off. I replaced them, but I don’t want a repeat if we have another bad winter. What’s the best way to protect the Read more [...]

Oct 23

Reshuffling Could Be Coming to A&M By Bryan Law

When the SEC season started, it was Texas A&M taking the conference by storm after embarrassing South Carolina at home. They started off at #21 while the Gamecocks were ranked 9th. Shockingly, Texas A&M won 52-28. Kenny Hill broke Johnny Manziel’s Read more [...]

Oct 23

Red Cross national home fire safety campaign kicks-off in Hattiesburg on Saturday

HATTIESBURG, Miss., October 22, 2014— The American Red Cross Mississippi Region is launching a national home fire preparedness campaign in hopes of reducing the number of injuries and deaths caused from home fires by 25 percent within the next five Read more [...]

Oct 23

Posing As An Adult: When Death Trumps Divorce By Emily Gaither

As of this week, I’ve been separated about two years, and divorced approximately six and a half months. In some ways, it feels like much, much longer, and in some ways, it feels like it just happened yesterday. I’ve been very introspective recently, Read more [...]

Oct 23

CONTRACT BRIDGE by STEVE BECKER

CARD-READING North dealer. Neither side vulnerable. This deal occurred in the Life Master Pairs at the 1992 Summer North American Championships. It features an unusual play by one declarer, who succeeded where many others in the same contract Read more [...]

Oct 23

Special election candidates hold debate on The W’s campus

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Mississippi University for Women will host a debate for District 17 Mississippi Senate candidates Tuesday, Oct. 28 at 7 p.m. in Poindexter Hall, Kossen Auditorium. William B. “Bill” Canon, Bill Gavin, Bobby Patrick and Charles Read more [...]

Oct 23

Red Cross announces upcoming disaster training in Starkville

STARKVILLE, Miss., Oct. 22, 2014—The American Red Cross of North Mississippi is hosting a Disaster Action Team (DAT) Camp on Saturday, Oct. 25 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Emerson Family School, 1504 Louisville St., in Starkville. The Camp is free and open Read more [...]

Oct 23

DONNA’S DAY: Make Apple-Head Puppets for Fall

If you find a few soft, bruised apples hiding behind the pickle and mayo jars in the back of your refrigerator, or discover some cast-offs at your local orchard or farmer’s market, consider them perfect for this activity. Peel, carve and dry them Read more [...]

Oct 22

Job Opportunity! Local Insurance Agency Hiring!

Local insurance agency seeks part time Customer Service Representative.  The successful candidate must be dependable; detail oriented and possesses strong customer service skills.  Prior insurance experience is desirable, but not required.  Please Read more [...]

Oct 22

Grading The SEC East By Bryan Law

When I begin to type this, you will see why I held the SEC East for last. There’s apparently one strong team coming from the East. Now I must go down the dreadful list of what’s to come: Florida: Okay answer this question for me. How in the hell Read more [...]

Oct 22

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington: Lower Credit-Card Rate? Just Ask

Unhappy with your credit-card interest rate? Wondering how to lower it? It might be easier than you think. Sometimes you only need to ask. According to a study done by CreditCards.com, only 23 percent of credit-card holders have ever asked for a lower Read more [...]

Oct 22

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ Save plastic bags that cannot be recycled, and use them to collect food scraps that cannot be composted or flushed. — B.M. in New York ¥ Keep the yolks in hard-boiled eggs from crumbling by wetting your knife between slices. ¥ “To soften butter Read more [...]

Oct 21

Grading The SEC West By Bryan Law

Yes I know I normally start with the East. Here’s the thing, we have 4, count them, 4 teams from the SEC West in the Top 5 in both polls. This is a first. Let us get serious here: Alabama (#4): From what I can tell, Nick Saban and the Tide are Read more [...]

Oct 21

Political Cartoons for October 21, 2014

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Oct 21

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN By Rich Lowry: A War for Show

Compared with President Barack Obama, even Jimmy Carter is John McCain. The former president practically synonymous with American weakness and retreat thinks Obama was too slow to act against ISIS and gives his current strategy only “a possibility Read more [...]

Oct 21

Dress up as your favorite character at superhero-themed run/walk Oct. 30

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Superman, Wonder Woman or Captain America. Bring your favorite superhero to life at Mississippi University for Women’s Mortar Board Honor Society’s 5K Fun Run & Walk and Power-Team Relay Thursday, Oct. 30 from 6-8 p.m. The Read more [...]

Oct 20

MEETING OF THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS OCTOBER 21, 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 [...]

Oct 20

Keselowski Avoids Elimination With Win At Talladega By Bryan Law

At the start of the Contender Round, Brad Keselowski looked to be the guy to beat. His dominance began to run out at Kansas when he blew a right front tire and hit the wall finishing 36th. He got dropped to the bottom four afterwards. Then in Charlotte Read more [...]

Oct 20

2016: Race, Gender and the GOP by Alexander Scipio

    Is GOP leadership beginning to awaken from the White slumber in which they have somnambulated since the Depression, when they lost the minority vote? Be nice to think so. This ad in Colorado is a great start – but it’s only Read more [...]

Oct 20

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Seniors Want to Work

According to a study released by Merrill Lynch, seniors don’t really want to completely retire. Nearly three-quarters of us want our retirement years to include work. Given the economy, it would seem an easy guess that we would keep working not because Read more [...]

Oct 20

To Your Good Health: Eyebrow Loss? Have Thyroid Checked

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am an active 63-year-old female of normal weight. I exercise several times a week and am in seemingly good health. About a year ago I noticed that my eyebrows were disappearing, starting on the outer edges. They are now almost completely Read more [...]

Oct 19

SEC Players Of The Week: October 18, 2014 By Bryan Law

This week was blowout week. Some I weren’t expecting blowouts, got blown out. Ironic huh? But nevertheless, I must award these players. Hopefully it won’t be a long list with my luck: Dylan Thompson – QB, South Carolina: Thompson throws for 262 Read more [...]

Oct 19

Bryan’s SEC Hot Plate: Will Muschamp’s Days At Florida Are Over By Bryan Law

What it seemed like was Florida had found their new man when Urban Meyer possibly pulled one and left for Ohio State. His only good year was going 11-2 and headed to the Sugar Bowl where they lost to Louisville. That was where the slide officially Read more [...]

Oct 19

Sunday Bible Time for October 19, 2014

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  BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Habakkuk in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. Joseph was buried in a plot of ground at Shechem costing how many pieces of silver? 1, 7, 30, 100 3. Which metal, used to sharpen others, Read more [...]

Oct 19

Sunday Comics for October 19, 2014

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Oct 18

Mike Slive Leaves His Mark Well In The SEC By Bryan Law

If it’s any one person who brought SEC Football to an all-time high, it’s the SEC Commissioner Mike Slive. He was responsible for bringing Texas A&M and Missouri on board, while at the same time, launching the SEC Network. He took over for Read more [...]

Oct 18

Race To The Eliminator: Talladega By Bryan Law

Some unexpected names are at the cutoff line. Of course it really wasn’t their fault to begin with. Their only miracle is to win. Points alone may not help them. I’ll start from top to bottom: 1. Joey Logano: What can be said about this young man. Read more [...]

Oct 18

Political Cartoons for October 18, 2014

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Oct 18

LION HILLS HOSTS 19th EMCC GOLF CLASSIC

  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 [...]

Oct 18

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

Who holds the major-league record for most multihomer games? In 1974, an Atlanta Brave led the National League in batting average, while a teammate led the league in ERA. Name them. Who was the last quarterback before Alabama’s A.J. McCarron in Read more [...]

Oct 18

A SPORTING VIEW By Mark Vasto: Recorded for Perplexity

Last month saw the end of Saturday-morning cartoons on network television. For the first time in 45 years, this time-trusted trick employed by parents in an attempt to sneak a little extra sleep on the weekend before being bombarded by demands for whatever Read more [...]

Oct 17

Grading The SEC West for October 16, 2014 By Bryan Law

This year in the SEC West was so unpredictable and unexpected. Some have risen unexpectedly while those usually up there begin to fall. Here we go: Alabama (#7): Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide this time pulled out a close one. It was all thanks Read more [...]

Oct 17

SEC TV Guide: October 18, 2014 By Bryan Law

Looks like my guide is somewhat bland this week since Mississippi State has a bye week. Unfortunately there’s only one game to start off the week before CBS kicks in. But you gotta play the cards you’re dealt right. So here goes nothing: Furman Read more [...]

Oct 17

The Howling Moon Tales by Garthia Elena Halbert

This week’s column is a little different. I’m looking for an illustrator for a new series of children’s books. Below, you’ll find the first installment of “The Howling Moon Tales.” If it inspires the artist in you, or if you know someone who would be Read more [...]

Oct 17

Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales: Building a Bookshelf with Crates, a Cabinet, and a Drawer By: Chasidy Hathorn

  Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee and explore the randomness of my life and home adventures. This time around in my home decorating, I am not focusing on a project Read more [...]

Oct 17

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Wood Floors and Water Don’t Mix

Q: While I was away on a business trip, my roommate decided to buy a couple of floor plants and put the containers directly onto the hardwood floor with nothing under them. By the time I got back, a couple of waterings later, water had run out of the Read more [...]

Oct 17

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: High Demand Swamps Caregiver Program

The Government Accounting Office report “Actions Needed to Address Higher-Than-Expected Demand for the Family Caregiver Program” is grim. The report assesses the program that was established in 2010 to support family caregivers of seriously injured Read more [...]

Oct 17

W faculty to perform with The Starkville-MSU Symphony

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Mississippi University for Women professors will be featured soloists in a concert with The Starkville—MSU Symphony Association Saturday, Oct. 18 at 7:30 p.m. in Rent Auditorium, Whitfield Hall. Dr. Julia Mortyakova, department Read more [...]

Oct 17

The W gallery hosts provocative exhibition of contemporary art

COLUMBUS, Miss. — The Eugenia Summer Art Gallery is exhibiting a five-person group show which is part of its “Intersections of Gender and Place” project. The exhibition runs Oct. 15-Nov. 6. The opening reception will be on Friday, Oct. 24th from Read more [...]

Oct 17

November Events for Baptist Golden Triangle

Baptist Hospice Golden Triangle’s Celebration of Life service and reception will be held Sunday, Nov. 2, 2-4 p.m., First Baptist Church/Ministry Activity Center, 3000 Bluecutt Road, Columbus. The public is invited to attend. Call 662-243-1173 for more Read more [...]

Oct 16

SPECIAL MEETING THE MAYOR AND CITY COUNCIL CITY OF COLUMBUS, MS OCTOBER 21, 2014 1:00 P.M.

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Oct 16

Grading The SEC West By Bryan Law

This year in the SEC West was so unpredictable and unexpected. Some have risen unexpectedly while those usually up there begin to fall. Here we go: Alabama (#7): Nick Saban and the Crimson Tide this time pulled out a close one. It was all thanks Read more [...]

Oct 16

Root Causes: Education and American’s loss of Liberty by Alexander Scipio

Libs love to talk about root causes. Normally it absolves them from accepting personal responsibility forthe problems caused by their policies – they just change the subject and blame some larger, undefinable, amorphous group. The root cause of Read more [...]

Oct 16

Posing As An Adult: A Filter; What’s That? By Emily Gaither

I’m reaching a weird age for myself. It’s the “I-don’t-give-a-flip” age. I haven’t gone full 80 year-old or anything, but I’ve accepted that I’ve come to an age where I’m perfectly comfortable letting my opinion be known, and I’m not Read more [...]

Oct 16

DONNA’S DAY: CREATIVE FAMILY FUN By Donna Erickson: Lunchbox and Snack Surprises

When my son was going off to kindergarten for the first time, I could tell he was curious about whether he would make new friends. So to comfort him, I slipped into his lunchbox a photograph of our family vacation in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area Read more [...]

Oct 16

CONTRACT BRIDGE By Steve Becker: THE TWO-WAY VIEW

THE TWO-WAY VIEW East dealer. Both sides vulnerable. NORTH [S]   A 6 [H]   7 6 3 [D]   8 4 2 [C]   A K 9 5 3 WEST [S]   J 8 3 [H]   Q 9 5 2 [D]   J 10 7 6 3 [C]   4 EAST [S]   Q 10 7 2 [H]   Read more [...]

Oct 16

The Lincoln House Receives Another Great Review!!

The Lincoln House is a beautifully restored antebellum home. Built in 1833, it pre-dates the Civil War by 30 years. I discovered this cozy old home quite by accident. Riding through the area on my motorcycle late on Sunday, October 12, 2014, I Read more [...]

Oct 16

Friends of the Library – November Book Sale

Oct 15

The Adventures of the VIP: Interview with Celeb Chef Todd Wilbur

  Have you ever wondered what it takes to make a Mrs. Fields Cookie at home? What about a Starbucks Mocha Coconut Frappaccino or KFC fried chicken? Well, expert chef and food cloner Todd Wilbur figured it out. Yep, that’s right. Todd Wilbur, Read more [...]

Oct 15

Penalties Should Be Tighter During The Chase By Bryan Law

We got the penalties laid down on Tuesday concerning the multi-altercation in Charlotte. Brad Keselowski allegedly rear ended Tony Stewart and he backed into his front in return. Keselowski also allegedly tried to spin out Denny Hamlin in Turn 3 on Read more [...]

Oct 15

Grading The SEC East By Bryan Law

The ever loving SEC East took another ugly headed turn once again. The lead has shifted once again and I’m about to tell you why: Florida: The Gators had another teeth grinding game, only this time they got the shorter end of the stick, losing Read more [...]

Oct 15

Thinkin’ Out Loud: A Tool In The Hands Of A Drunk by Greg Allen

Recently, while surfing the Internet, I saw a CNN interview of Mike Rowe.  He’s an actor and reality series host.  He characterizes a normal Joe blow who wears a T-shirt and jeans, adorning a worn out baseball cap, on those infamous Ford commercials.  Read more [...]

Oct 15

“K12 magazine: The Dawn of a New Era” by Garthia Elena Halbert

Hey, fair warning here: This is more shameless self-promotion. K12 is a new magazine in the works by yours truly. The first edition tentatively will be released on Jan 3, 2015. A new edition will come out each fall, spring & summer, whenever Read more [...]

Oct 15

EMCC WALK TO END ALZHEIMER’S Event

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Oct 15

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington: Toys That Aren’t on the Hot List

If children are on your holiday shopping list, you naturally hope you can find gifts that will surprise and delight them. To do that, you might be hoping you can find the latest and greatest toys of the season, the ones every kid allegedly wants. But Read more [...]

Oct 15

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ Here’s a fun game to help kids learn their sight words: BINGO! Make your own bingo cards with sight words in all the spaces. Use flash cards to call out the words, and the kids can mark them off as they hear them. We tape the bingo card to a small Read more [...]

Oct 14

Is Saturday Night Alright For Fighting In NASCAR? By Bryan Law

Okay picture this. How is it that racing under the lights on a Saturday night brings more excitement than on a Sunday afternoon? On a Sunday race, if a wreck happens, you might hear them just mouth off and walk away. On a Saturday night race, the physical Read more [...]

Oct 14

Political Cartoons for October 14, 2014

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Oct 14

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: Ben Affleck’s Muslim Problem

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vln9D81eO60 The latest episode of Bill Maher’s HBO show “Real Time” performed what was, in effect, an in-studio social experiment. It sought to establish, in a controlled setting, the answer to this pressing question: Read more [...]

Oct 13

Red Cross urges Mississippians to prepare for severe storms

FLOWOOD, Miss., October 13, 2014 — With the severe weather expected in Mississippi today, tonight and through Tuesday, the American Red Cross urges residents to take steps now to stay safe as thunderstorms and possible tornadoes, damaging winds, hail Read more [...]

Oct 13

The Magnolia State Rejoices…..Again By Bryan Law

If you thought Mississippi State and Ole Miss’ stay in the Top 5 was brief, think again. They have now officially proven they are contenders. #3 Mississippi State hosted #2 Auburn. It was the first time ever that 2 Top 5 teams ever played in Davis Read more [...]

Oct 13

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Do You Live Alone?

Nearly 30 percent of seniors live alone. Home safety is very important to us, and even more important during the short, dark days of winter. Here are a few hints to stay safe. ¥ Invest in a few of those small “tap” lights — the kind you touch on Read more [...]

Oct 13

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—TIA Events Launch Search for Cause

DEAR DR. ROACH: In the past six weeks, I have had five TIA events, ranging from a minute or so to six minutes. My symptoms are: a loss of control of my right leg, moving up to my right arm and fingers; and a loss of speech. I am aware and thinking during Read more …

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Oct 13

Uber…. cop? by Alexander Scipio

Technology, Crime and the Cops  Uber, Lyft, AirBNB all are changing how services are delivered by reducing costs, increasing access and dumping absurd Industrial Age methods & procedures… and costs So – an idea. UberCop. Really. Cops Read more [...]

Oct 12

SEC Players Of The Week: October 11, 2014 By Bryan Law

I may have a long list of POTWs since I had to squeeze in some bonus coverage waiting on Ole Miss-A&M, so I’ll try to keep it as short as possible. Wish me luck here: Nick Chubb, RB – Georgia: I didn’t imagine Georgia would have much trouble Read more [...]

Oct 12

Sunday Bible Time for October 12, 2014

BIBLE TRIVIA  by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of Ezekiel in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. By Roman reckoning, about what time of day did Jesus meet the woman at the well at Samaria? Sunrise, Noon, Sunset, Midnight 3. The butler and Read more [...]

Oct 12

Sunday Comics for October 12, 2014

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Oct 11

Should College Football Players Be Paid? By Bryan Law

We are once again at that pointless debate of student-athletes getting paid. The latest victim: Todd Gurley. He has been suspended for possibly the rest of the season for allegedly receiving payment for signatures. The one thing I’m totally against: Read more [...]

Oct 11

SEC VS NASCAR: Caught In A Riptide By Bryan Law

Robert Palmer

Okay I knew one day I would be caught in this predicament if I were to fully watch two sports again. SEC Football is always my main priority. NASCAR has been second. When I first started writing, I said I would only do SEC Football. Well, one day Read more [...]

Oct 11

Political Cartoons For October 11, 2014

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Oct 11

A SPORTING VIEW By Mark Vasto: An American Classic

Ever wake up one morning and decide to start a rodeo? Perhaps your morning went something like this: You awoke a bit later than usual, and you already could hear the kids whoopin’ and a hollerin’ out back with their daddy. Your voice was a little Read more [...]

Oct 11

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

How many times did Coach Ron Fraser take the University of Miami (Fla.) baseball team to the College World Series during his 30-year career? Who holds the major-league career record for most outfield assists? In 2013, Atlanta’s Tony Gonzalez joined Read more [...]

Oct 11

Starkville native named director of campus recreation at The W

COLUMBUS, Miss. — LeAnn Alexander of Starkville has been named director of campus recreation at Mississippi University for Women effective Oct. 9. As director of campus recreation, Alexander will oversee the Stark Recreation Center/Pohl Academic Read more [...]

Oct 11

EMCC ELECTRICAL STUDENT IN BUSINESS BEFORE GRADUATION

MAYHEW – Fall graduation couldn’t come fast enough for one East Mississippi Community College Electrical Technology student. So he started his own business in April. Joey Brackin of Starkville is set to graduate in December with an associate’s Read more [...]

Oct 10

SEC TV Guide: October 11, 2014 By Bryan Law

After a series of unfortunate events leading up to this article, it’s time to put out my TV Guide for this Saturday. Hopefully I’ll go 3 for 3 this week, but due to crossover games, I sometimes have no choice. Either way, here’s my list: Georgia Read more [...]

Oct 10

Sam Hornish Returns To Sprint Cup For Petty Motorsports By Bryan Law

Former Indy driver Sam Hornish Jr. will finally return to Sprint Cup racing beginning next season. He will be driving the #9 car replacing Marcos Ambrose, who’s returning to Australia to race V8 Supercars. Before Hornish came to NASCAR, he won 3 IndyCar Read more [...]

Oct 10

The Brutal Truth of War by Alexander Scipio

  Western Civilization and its liberties, rights and freedoms rose millennia ago through a new way of war: Total War rather than one-on-one fights (VDH “Western Way of War”). It was the totality of destruction of an enemy that allowed the West Read more [...]

Oct 10

Sweet Sorghum Living: 37th Annual Apple Festival in Downtown Erwin, Tennessee by Chasidy Hathorn

Hey, y’all! Welcome to Sweet Sorghum Living–a place to sit a spell with a good cup of coffee or hot apple cider and enjoy good conversation. Today on the blog, we are chatting about the 37th annual Apple Festival, which was held in downtown Erwin, Read more [...]

Oct 10

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: New Claim Forms

New claim forms are coming, says the Department of Veterans Affairs. It plans to produce a one-size-fits-all disability form for veterans, their families and survivors. The VA says the new form will eliminate guesswork and make it easier for applicants Read more [...]

Oct 10

W’s family studies program re-approved

COLUMBUS, Miss. — The National Council on Family Relations Certified Family Life Educator Academic Program Review Committee has re-approved Mississippi University for Women’s  family studies program. The re-approval is based on 10  different content Read more [...]

Oct 10

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Sprucing Up Old Linoleum Floor

Q: The linoleum floor in our kitchen is yellowing badly. I like the pattern, which came with the house, but can’t find the same thing at the flooring store. Is there a way to clean and brighten up the floor rather than replace it? — Joe T., via e-mail A: Read more [...]

Oct 10

Dr. Dennis Mitchell to present “A New History of Mississippi” Talk at the Columbus-Lowndes Public Library

COLUMBUS, Miss.- Dr. Dennis Mitchell will present “A New History of Mississippi” on Wednesday, October 22nd at 2pm at the Columbus Public Library. The talk is in conjunction with the publication of his new book also titled A New History of Read more [...]

Oct 09

Grading The SEC West By Bryan Law

The SEC West is now officially unpredictably wide open. These next couple of weeks will build momentum. Time to start grading. Alabama (#7): The Crimson Tide faced a stiff Rebel defense. They kept it as close as they possibly could. The only thing Read more [...]

Oct 09

Nuclear Proliferation and the 2nd Amendment by Alexander Scipio

(Author’s note: This is NOT a call for personal nukes.) The secondary purpose of the 2nd Amendment, the purpose most widely in-use today, is self-defense and defense of others. In States that elect politicians who choose to follow the Rule of Read more [...]

Oct 09

Posing As An Adult: These Eyes Cry All the Time….for No Apparent Reason By Emily Gaither

As you read this, I will be heading into eye surgery or will have just finished. Wish me luck and a speedy recovery…oh, and good drugs. Those are important. This will hopefully end EyePalooza 2014, and I will again be able to venture out in public without Read more [...]

Oct 09

Welty Gala at The W to feature `The Monuments Men’ author

COLUMBUS, Miss. – New York Times bestseller Robert Edsel will be the featured speaker for the 2014 Welty Gala Friday, Oct. 24 at 7 p.m. in the Mary Ellen Weathersby Pope Banquet Room. Edsel, author and founder and president of the Monuments Men Read more [...]

Oct 09

Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium to feature Tim Parrish and Deborah Johnson

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Louisiana native Tim Parrish will present the keynote reading for the 26th annual Eudora Welty Writers’ Symposium, Oct. 23 at 7:30 p.m., reading from his memoir “Fear and What Follows: The violent education of a Christian racist” Read more [...]

Oct 09

DONNA’S DAY: CREATIVE FAMILY FUN By Donna Erickson: Explore the Streets Where You Live

Come Saturday morning, when parents Catrina and Jon Huynh-Weiss and 5-year-old son Sander set out on foot to taste cinnamon rolls at the local bakery, return library books and pick up home-repair supplies, the active family always takes the long way Read more [...]

Oct 09

EMCC ROLLS OUT TWO-FOR-ONE OFFER ON INTENSIVE COURSES—Act NOW!!!

The clock is ticking on a new two-for-one promotion on intensive classes at East Mississippi Community College. Anyone who is not currently enrolled in an EMCC class and signs up for an intensive semester as a part-time student before the beginning Read more [...]

Oct 09

Baptist Golden Triangle Events— FREE FLU SHOTS

Baptist Golden Triangle will offer FREE FLU SHOTS one day only Wednesday, October 15, 2-7 p.m., Outpatient Pavilion Conference Center. For ages 18 and above, while supplies last. We cannot administer flu shots to women who are pregnant or nursing. Call Read more [...]

Oct 09

Grab your sneakers and walk to downtown Columbus for lunch Oct. 15

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women faculty, staff and students are encouraged to wear comfortable shoes and grab a bite to eat for lunch in downtown Columbus Wednesday, Oct. 15 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. W Walks to Lunch is being sponsored Read more [...]

Oct 09

CONTRACT BRIDGE By Steve Becker: ENHANCING THE ODDS

ENHANCING THE ODDS South dealer. Both sides vulnerable. NORTH [S]   J 9 6 [H]   10 5 3 [D]   A K Q 7 2 [C]   Q 10 WEST [S]   3 [H]   A K 7 2 [D]   J 9 5 3 [C]   8 5 4 2 EAST [S]   Q 7 4 [H]   Read more [...]

Oct 08

Grading The SEC East By Bryan Law

The SEC East just gets more and more bizarre by the week. No one in this division is safe right now. I’m about to tell you why: Florida: Here’s a team with a new OC and there was high hopes during the Spring. Had high expectations to compete with Read more [...]

Oct 08

NCAA Auto Racing? By Bryan Law

Yes you heard me right. NCAA Auto Racing! Nice ring to it huh? Is this actually happening you ask? Nope, not in a million years. This is just a wisecrack idea I’ve come up with, and I’ll have more come up down the road. What purpose would college Read more [...]

Oct 08

I woke this morning to the following message on FB by Alexander Scipio Part III

“ALEXANDER Scipio, you are a morally despicable advocate of treason and mass murder.” Since this represents the kind of ignorant, fuzzy “thinking” of the Left, and a fairly widespread belief not only among the Left but among those on the Read more [...]

Oct 08

The Adventures of the VIP: Interview with Matt Muenster of DIY Network’s Bathcrashers By: Abby Hathorn

  Have you ever watched DIY network’s Bathtastic! or Bathcrashers? You know, the one with the charming host? Yes–that one! Well, that cutie pie contractor/designer made a special appearance at the 2014 Birmingham Home + Remodeling Show Read more [...]

Oct 08

Life Enrichment Program second term runs from Oct. 13 through Nov. 21

COLUMBUS, Miss. – The second term for the Life Enrichment Program at Mississippi University for Women will be held Monday, Oct. 13 through Tuesday, Nov. 21. Interested individuals still have time to register for classes ranging from forensics to Read more [...]

Oct 08

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington: Winter Is Season for Comfort Food

With another hard winter forecast, the meals you and your family eat can go a long way toward keeping everyone healthy. This winter, think hearty comfort food. Search online for “cold weather comfort food recipes” — you’ll find thousands of them. Read more [...]

Oct 08

Baptist Cancer Center awarded $3 million National Cancer Institute grant to bridge gap in health care disparities

MEMPHIS, Tenn., Oct. 7, 2014– The National Cancer Institute recently designated the Baptist Cancer Center as one of 12 centers nationwide to spearhead clinical research focused on disparities in cancer care among minorities and historically underserved Read more [...]

Oct 08

W faculty member nominated for Certified Family Life Educator of the Year

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Dr. Dorothy Berglund, associate professor of family studies at Mississippi University for Women, has been nominated for Certified Family Life Educator of the Year. The CFLE of the Year is awarded to the person who has demonstrated Read more [...]

Oct 08

EMCC Homecoming 2014

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Oct 08

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ No apron? No problem. String a dishtowel around your waist using a belt, a bungee cord or a simple ribbon. ¥ “Want the smells of the season? Here’s a great herbal tea that doubles as a whole-house fragrance: Combine one orange cut up, a cinnamon Read more [...]

Oct 07

Why October is the SEC’s Month By Bryan Law

October is usually the time when everyone shows their true form. The bowl talk begins, the champion talk, and even the Heisman talk. When things begin to shape up in October, it’s always best to be at your game. October 4th started with #6 Texas Read more [...]

Oct 07

Confederate and Proud? by Garthia Elena Halbert

Every now and again, I like to bring this issue back to the forefront. Why? Because in the South, we tend to believe that if we ignore it, it doesn’t exist. Racism. Sex. Homosexuality. Those are the big three I can think of. We pretend it away and Read more [...]

Oct 07

I woke this morning to the following message on FB by Alexander Scipio Part II

“ALEXANDER Scipio, you are a morally despicable advocate of treason and mass murder.” Since this represents the kind of ignorant, fuzzy “thinking” of the Left, and a fairly widespread belief not only among the Left but among those on the Read more [...]

Oct 07

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Oct 07

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: The Insipid War On Women 2.0

The “war on women” is back, and more tendentious than ever. Democrats are replaying one of their greatest hits of 2012 in their furious battle to minimize their midterm losses in a political environment defined by an unpopular president and general Read more [...]

Oct 07

Community invited to Oktoberfest and haunted house at The W

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Fall festivities at Mississippi University for Women will kick off with the annual celebration of Oktoberfest Friday, Oct. 17 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Shattuck Lawn, and end with a haunted house Thursday, Oct. 30 and Friday, Oct. 31. Sponsored Read more [...]

Oct 07

W nursing instructor first advanced certified hospice and palliative nurse in Mississippi

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Dr. Kristi Acker, doctorate of nursing practice instructor at Mississippi University for Women, is the first Advanced Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse (ACHPN®) in Mississippi and one of 10 in Alabama. Palliative care is Read more [...]

Oct 06

Tire Issues Shake Up Chase At Kansas By Bryan Law

What looked like Kevin Harvick about to come close to winning from the pole turned out to be a false tire scare. Several cars had blown right front tires. Points leader Brad Keselowski was fifth when he was the first victim to hit the wall. Keselowski Read more [...]

Oct 06

I woke this morning to the following message on FB by Alexander Scipio Part I

“ALEXANDER Scipio, you are a morally despicable advocate of treason and mass murder.” Since this represents the kind of ignorant, fuzzy “thinking” of the Left, and a fairly widespread belief not only among the Left but among those on the Read more [...]

Oct 06

Friends of the Library October Book Sale

Oct 06

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: Avoid Drug Copay Coupons

If clipping coupons keeps some money in our pockets, we’re all for it. But there’s one type of coupon you don’t want to use: drug manufacturers’ coupons to save you money on your drug-plan copays. You see, it’s illegal. It’s part of the anti-kickback Read more [...]

Oct 06

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—Shingles Vaccine Not for Everyone

DEAR DR. ROACH: I am 66 and have multiple sclerosis. Should I get the shingles vaccine? On the one hand, I know it is recommended for everyone. However, I do have a compromised immune system, and it could be risky to inject a virus. Neither my family Read more [...]

Oct 05

SEC Players Of The Week By Bryan Law

This weekend was more overwhelming than expected. I went 2 out of 3 on my TV Guide picks. But nevertheless, time to return to reality. My SEC players of the week: Dak Prescott, QB – Mississippi State: Dak-Man is at it again. What I thought would Read more [...]

Oct 05

The Magnolia State Rejoices By Bryan Law

    Every journalist and broadcaster had said this is THE biggest weekend in Mississippi’s history. Well they said right. Alabama-Ole Miss was as tight as I expected, just never knowing for sure what the outcome would be. Texas A&M-MSU Read more [...]

Oct 05

Sunday Bible Time for October 5, 2014

BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey   Is the book of Song of Solomon in the Old or New Testament or neither? Whom did Zachariah not believe on telling him his wife would conceive? Jesus, Luke, Gabriel, Mark From Numbers 27, who became Moses’ Read more [...]

Oct 05

Sunday Comics for October 05, 2014

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Oct 04

The SEC Heisman Race: Week 1 By Bryan Law

I had said before I was not going to talk about the Heisman Trophy until October. Well it’s October, so I’ll go ahead and make my SEC Heisman list. Wish me luck here: Amari Cooper, WR – Alabama: Cooper has has a jump in numbers since Lane Kiffin Read more [...]

Oct 04

The Chase: Round 2 Begins By Bryan Law

Round 2 of the Sprint Cup Chase, or the Contender Round is set. Time to go down the order they’re in and review their current status: 1. Brad Keselowski – He and Team Penske are pretty much on a hot streak right now. He has 5 wins overall, 4 regular Read more [...]

Oct 04

Political Cartoons for October 4, 2014

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Oct 04

A SPORTING VIEW By Mark Vasto: The Royal Blues Are Over

Sit down. A lot has happened in the 29 years since you, Mr. Royals Fan, last made the playoffs. Bush won the next election but, get this, loses to an unknown, skirt-chasing, governor from Arkansas, then — and this was a doozy — Bush’s son gets Read more [...]

Oct 04

W campus to use jeans to raise awareness for domestic and sexual violence

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Mississippi University for Women’s students, faculty and staff look to raise awareness and provide encouragement for women and men who have been affected by domestic and sexual violence on Tuesday, Oct. 7. The W’s Student Counseling Read more [...]

Oct 04

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

Who was the first player to appear in a World Series for three different teams? Name the player to lead the National League in stolen bases the most seasons. In 2013, Washington State quarterback Connor Halliday set an NCAA FBS record for most Read more [...]

Oct 03

SEC TV Guide: October 4, 2014 By Bryan Law

  It appears my TV Guide is full of SEC West teams this week. Game #3 was a toss up, but I had to go with my gut feeling. Here is my guide: Texas A&M vs Mississippi State (12 PM ET, ESPN) – I strongly believe this should be a night Read more [...]

Oct 03

Sweet Sorghum Living Short Tales: A Tree Trimming by: Chasidy Hathorn

Hey, y’all! Welcome back to the Short Tales. I have no idea what happened to me last week. Somewhere between Tuesday and Thursday, I lost a day and gained three. It was crazy busy—from family that visited to a quick trip to Birmingham to attend Read more [...]

Oct 03

Carley Ann is Back!

Carley Ann is back.  Whether it is working out in the gym, doing a weight lifting competition or modeling, Carley Ann can do it all.   Never one to back down from a challenge, Carley excels at everything she does! If you enjoy today’s article Read more [...]

Oct 03

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: Operation Gratitude Still Going Strong

In just 30 days, Operation Gratitude recently sent 16,000 care packages to service personnel in harm’s way. It started with a request for 7,000 packages. A week later OpGrat received a request for another 2,200 packages. Almost immediately another Read more [...]

Oct 03

THIS IS A HAMMER by Samantha Mazzotta: Why Weather Stripping?

Q: What’s the point of adding weather stripping around doors and windows? Today’s homes are pretty well built already. — Jake in Denver A: It’s true that good quality, sturdy doors and windows are available these days, but not all homes have them Read more [...]

Oct 03

STRANGE BUT TRUE by Samantha Weaver

¥ It was British Prime Minister Winston Churchill who made the following sage observation: “A lie gets halfway around the world before the truth has a chance to get its pants on.” ¥ Play-Doh was originally marketed as a wallpaper cleaner. It wasn’t Read more [...]

Oct 03

Annual event sharpens math skills

COLUMBUS, Miss. — Area schools look to multiply their mathematic knowledge by attending the Sonya Kavalesky High School Mathematics Day at Mississippi University for Women, Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Parkinson Hall. Sonya Kovalevsky Read more [...]

Oct 02

Grading The SEC West By Bryan Law

Here I am once again to grade the ever powerful SEC West. Yes I said powerful. Deal with it. Now let’s grade it shall we: Alabama (#1 Coaches, #3 AP) – Bye (First one was easy already). Arkansas – I honestly didn’t know who I wanted to win this Read more [...]

Oct 02

Posing As An Adult: The Eyes Still Don’t Have It and Why We Need a ‘Person” By Emily Gaither

I’m not going to re-hash all of the gory, mundane details of what is still going on with my stupid eye. I will say that I have lost a large degree of respect for doctors in the past couple of weeks. I don’t like feeling like I’m receiving the message Read more [...]

Oct 02

EMCC STUDENTS ATTEND SOUTHERN INVITATIONAL CHORAL CONFERENCE

Members of the East Mississippi Community College Choir and Reflection Singers participated in the Southern Invitational Choral Conference Sept. 29-30 at the University of Southern Mississippi. Pictured from left are Kevin Williams of Meridian, Dwight Read more [...]

Oct 02

CONTRACT BRIDGE By Steve Becker: ENHANCING THE ODDS

ENHANCING THE ODDS South dealer. Both sides vulnerable. NORTH [S]   J 9 6 [H]   10 5 3 [D]   A K Q 7 2 [C]   Q 10 WEST [S]   3 [H]   A K 7 2 [D]   J 9 5 3 [C]   8 5 4 2 EAST [S]   Q 7 4 [H]   Read more [...]

Oct 02

FLASHBACK By Mick Harper

Name the virtually ignored 1977 Charlene song that gained serious traction when it was re-released in 1982. Two groups charted with “Silhouettes (On the Shade)” in 1957. Name the groups. Name the song that contains the phrase “I know” 26 times. Who Read more [...]

Oct 02

DONNA’S DAY: CREATIVE FAMILY FUN By Donna Erickson: Faux-Leather Vase Shows Off Fall Finds

“The leaves are definitely turning in New Hampshire,” friend Judy Barlow reported to me this week in an e-mail, “and my three kids are always the first to point out the beautiful reds and golds in our neighborhood. But to the kids, it’s not really Read more [...]

Oct 01

Grading The SEC East By Bryan Law

It’s that time again to grade the ever unpredictable SEC East division. The one we grow to love (NOT). Well either way, time to hop up and grade after my usual 10-hour work day and a trip to the grocery store. Away we go: Florida – Bye (Gee that Read more [...]

Oct 01

Birmingham Home and Remodeling Show 2014 by Abby Hathorn

The annual Birmingham Home & Remodeling show kicked off September 26th and wrapped up on the 28th. For three fabulous days, nationally renowned experts in home improvement, instructional how-to seminars, giveaways, and hundreds of exhibitors took Read more [...]

Oct 01

Red Cross Responding to Early Morning Apartment Fire in Columbus

Media Alert: Disaster volunteers from the American Red Cross Northeast Mississippi Chapter are on-scene helping families affected by a 7-unit apartment fire at Jamestown Apartments in Columbus, Miss. Please keep the families in your prayers!

Oct 01

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington: Bracing for Winter

According to the Old Farmer’s Almanac, predictions for this winter range from mild and dry, to cold and dry, to cold and snowy, to cold and wet, depending where you live. Some areas will get above-normal snowfall and others above normal rain. The other Read more [...]

Oct 01

PAW’S CORNER By Sam Mazzotta: Make Time for Walk in Woods This Fall

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: I’m a bit leery about taking my year-old Lab “Trip” anywhere besides the dog park. But my girlfriend prefers hiking in some of the nearby state parks and keeps inviting me and the dog along. What’s your take? — Chuck in Cleveland DEAR Read more [...]

Oct 01

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ “Microwave cleaning and sponge cleaning at the same time? Yes, please. Soak a sponge in a shallow dish, and squirt it with lemon juice. Microwave for 30-45 seconds, and then use to scrub the interior of your microwave. If you have clinging stink, fill Read more [...]

Sep 30

The New Chase Brings New Excitement By Bryan Law

It looks like NASCAR finally fixed the loopholes that had given them fits since the Chase was created. It had been retooled several times due to lack of excitement for the Homestead race. Since I started back watching NASCAR, the only Chase year I Read more [...]

Sep 30

SEC September In Review By Bryan Law

September was interesting. This would be a good time to reflect on what we were to expect, and what surprised us. Here are the games in review. Texas A&M vs South Carolina: This is so far in my book the biggest bombshell to start the 2014 season. Read more [...]

Sep 30

Scott Copeland: Standing up for America by Joseph B. St. John

From his time at Mississippi College in Clinton, MS and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas, Scott Copeland has been a champion, supporter and believer of traditional conservative values.  Not one to run from his Christian- Read more [...]

Sep 30

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: The Media’s Absurd NFL Hysteria

During the past few weeks, two sets of initials have dominated the news — ISIL and NFL — and the casual listener would be hard-pressed to decide which is more odious. It’s a wonder that President Barack Obama hasn’t pledged to bring NFL Commissioner Read more [...]

Sep 30

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Sep 30

October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month

COLUMBUS, Miss. — October is National Dyslexia Awareness Month and the Speech and Hearing Center at Mississippi University for Women wants individuals to be aware of the signs associated with the reading disorder and misconceptions that surround it. One Read more [...]

Sep 29

Consent 101: The Rules of Engagement for Consensual Sex by Garthia Elena Halbert

I remember it vividly. Long walks from the Famous Maroon Band practice field  to a 6 o’clock sociology class. Past the abandoned band hall and the ghostly ROTC building, across smoke-billowing manholes. At 8:45, it was time to make the walk Read more [...]

Sep 29

Jeff Gordon Returns to Form By Bryan Law

The driver once known as the Rainbow Warrior had hit a snag in his career since Jimmie Johnson started his 5-time championship reign. After 81 wins through 2007, he hit a 47 race winless streak during Johnson’s reign. Although Gordon was the one who Read more [...]

Sep 29

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.— Rhythm, Rate Key to Treating A-Fib

DEAR DR. ROACH: I recently was diagnosed with A-fib and am taking metoprolol. My cardiologist also wants me on Xarelto, which is a blood thinner. Why is it necessary to take the blood thinner to avoid blood clots when the metoprolol should be averting Read more [...]

Sep 29

THE BOB FRANKEN COLUMN By Bob Franken: A Bad NFL Habit

It’s become quite the thing for celebrities, or even semi-celeb journalists, to let us in on the dark secrets of their lives. Whether it’s coming out as gay, confessing past drug use, revealing they’ve battled severe anxiety, you name it, it’s become Read more [...]

Sep 29

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles—Tech Info for Seniors

A benefit of being a senior is that we have more free time to learn new things. One of the fastest-growing areas on our list of interests are all things technological — computers, e-readers and smartphones. The BDM Essential Guide Series has a large Read more [...]

Sep 28

Bryan’s SEC Players of The Week By Bryan Law

Todd Gurley – RB (UGA) Kenny Hill – QB (A&M) Edward Pope – WR (A&M) Russell Hansbrough – RB (MIZZ) Shane Ray – DE (MIZZ) Some decisions were complete giveaways, some were key reasons their team won. So, I’m not gonna base my POTW on Read more [...]

Sep 28

Sunday Bible Time for September 28, 2014

  BIBLE TRIVIA by Wilson Casey 1. Is the book of 1 Corinthians in the Old or New Testament or neither? 2. The Lord’s Prayer, the Beatitudes, and the Golden Rule are found in what sermon? Lamb’s Blood, Agnus, On the Mount, Dry Bones 3. Read more [...]

Sep 28

Sunday Comics for September 28, 2014

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Sep 27

It’s Time For The SEC To Have Inter-conference Football Challenges By Bryan Law

Ever since the BCS, everyone had the requirement to play a major team in order to be eligible. Although the BCS no longer exists, I have to thank them for giving me this quick idea. Instead of classics, it’s time to have challenges. Here’s what I Read more [...]

Sep 27

Joey Logano Now At Home With Penske by Bryan Law

A whole lot can be said about Joey Logano. What he has learned and what he took with him has really shown his maturity. When I started back watching NASCAR in 2008, I had a peek at the Nationwide races at the time. Logano had just turned 18 and began Read more [...]

Sep 27

SPORTS QUIZ By Chris Richcreek

How many total wins did Detroit pitcher Virgil Trucks have in 1952, when he tossed two no-hitters and one one-hitter? Who were the first pair of teammates 40 years old or older to hit grand slams in the same year? How many times has there been Read more [...]

Sep 27

A SPORTING VIEW By Mark Vasto Oh No! Not Another Derek Jeter Column!

Take a walk down Bleecker Street in the West Village, and sooner or later you’re bound to come across Carmine Street, but blink and you’re probably going to miss it. Going on the assumption that you found this little four-block nirvana, a place that Read more [...]

Sep 27

Political Cartoons for September 27, 2014

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Sep 27

Annual event sharpens math skills

Columbus, Miss. – Area schools look to multiply their mathematic knowledge by attending the Sonya Kavalesky High School Mathematics Day at The W, Tuesday, Oct. 14 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Parkinson Hall. Sonya Kovalevsky was a 19th century mathematician Read more [...]

Sep 27

EMCC GRAD TOOK “TIME” TO FIND HIS WAY

MAYHEW – Dalvin Tate had a good idea what he wanted to do with his life, all he needed was a little TIME. Tate enrolled in East Mississippi Community College’s TIME (Technology Initiative in Manufacturing and Engineering) program as a junior Read more [...]

Sep 26

Bryan’s SEC TV Guide By Bryan Law

I’m making a list of all games I will watch during the season every week. I’ll do my best to give any kind of analysis on each game. So wish me luck here: Tennessee at Georgia: The Vols had an off week to recover from the pounding they took from Read more [...]

Sep 26

VETERANS POST by Freddy Groves: Dogs Ready to Aid Vets

If you’re a veteran with PTSD that hasn’t been handled well thus far, or a veteran with a service-related disability, here’s a possible answer for you: dogs. Specially trained Guide and Service dogs are available for veterans who are blind or disabled Read more [...]

Sep 26

THIS IS A HAMMER By Samantha Mazzotta: Prepping a Pool for Winter Freeze

Q: We recently moved into a house that has an in-ground pool. It’s been fine for the summer, but my neighbor tells me I need to start getting it ready for winter. What’s the best way to do that? — Karl in New Hampshire A: Unlike more southerly climes, Read more [...]

Sep 26

STRANGE BUT TRUE by Samantha Weaver

¥ A proverb of unknown origin states, “The length of a piece of wood can only be too short on one end.” ¥ A Neanderthal’s brain was actually larger than the brain of a modern human. ¥ Keep an eye on the weather in your part of the country, it Read more [...]

Sep 25

Ladies And Gentlemen, The Inspirational Dak Prescott By Bryan Law

How exciting is Dak Prescott? What makes him do what he can do on the field? Does he have guts, skills, supersonic speed as the Flash? It could be all of the above. Honestly no one can put into words what this young man can do. I can tell by the way Read more [...]

Sep 25

Posing As An Adult: Cry for Me, Argentina; I Broke My Tears By Emily Gaither

It’s funny that I wrote last week about not caring much for the doctor. Not funny ha ha so much, but funny coincidental, considering the past week I’ve had, medically, and I feel like I’m not quite done. I think and hope that this is one of those Read more [...]

Sep 25

EMCC HOMECOMING COURT

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 25

The Long Road For Smoke By Bryan Law

I cannot imagine what Tony Stewart is going through right now. He has had struggles since breaking his leg in a dirt track race last year and now accidentally talking a life. I could live with a broken leg, but picturing what Tony went through is extremely Read more [...]

Sep 25

DONNA’S DAY: CREATIVE FAMILY FUN By Donna Erickson: Kids Turn Dull Clay Into Fancy Flowerpots

Flowerpots are more than just containers for fragrant herbs, summer’s begonias or fall’s chrysanthemums. Grab a plain clay pot the next time you and your kids are at a nursery or garden center, hold it up and think of it as an artist’s canvas, waiting Read more [...]

Sep 25

CONTRACT BRIDGE By Steve Becker: THE BATTLE FOR TRUMP CONTROL

THE BATTLE FOR TRUMP CONTROL North dealer. Both sides vulnerable. NORTH [S]   7 6 5 [H]   9 4 [D]   A Q 7 [C]   A K 10 8 2 WEST [S]   K Q 3 2 [H]   A K Q J 8 5 [D]   8 4 [C]   6 EAST [S]   Read more [...]

Sep 25

FLASHBACK By Mick Harper

  1. What group released “Turn! Turn! Turn!” in 1965? 2. Which girl group released “Then He Kissed Me”? 3. Name the band that released the single “Paranoid.” 4. Who had a disco hit with “Ring My Bell”? 5. Name the song that contains Read more [...]

Sep 24

Blake Sims: Alabama’s new star QB By Bryan Law

Blake Sims was a back up to A.J. McCarron for 3 years before finally getting his chance to start this year at Alabama. During the Spring he was competing for the starting QB job when McCarron graduated. Before Florida State transfer Jake Coker arrived, Read more [...]

Sep 24

The Adventures of the VIP: Dying Murals By Abby Hathorn

Hello, fabulouses, and welcome back to The Adventures of the VIP! This week, I would like to address something that is under debate in my new city of Johnson City, Tennessee. Murals. The interesting and fabulous murals “Nelson Fine Art” and “Downtown Read more [...]

Sep 24

EMCC TO HONOR LEGISLATORS BROWN, SMITH AT HOMECOMING OCT. 4

SCOOBA – A pair of state legislators from Columbus will be honored as East Mississippi Community College celebrates its 2014 Homecoming Oct. 4 in Scooba. The late State Senator Terry Brown and Representative Jeff Smith have been selected as EMCC’s Read more [...]

Sep 24

DOLLARS AND SENSE BY David Uffington: 7 Financial Moves Before Year End

The last quarter of the year is a good time to make financial changes before year end. W-4 deductions: If you’ve had a change in the number of dependents (birth of a child, for example), you’ll need to change the allowances on your W-4 form. Don’t Read more [...]

Sep 24

EMCC FUNERAL SERVICE PROGRAM TO HOST BUCKET LIST GOLF TOURNEY AT LION HILLS

  COLUMBUS – This Sunday, if you kick the bucket playing a round of golf at Lion Hills, you’ll be in good hands. East Mississippi Community College’s Funeral Services Technology program will host the 2nd Annual Bucket List Golf Tourney Read more [...]

Sep 24

Emeritus professor’s artwork accepted into Bi-State Art Competition

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Emeritus professor Thomas Nawrocki may be retired, but he has remained active entering his artwork into various competitions. His mixed media print, “Zig Zag Zig 80,” was accepted into the 41st Annual Bi-State Art Competition Read more [...]

Sep 24

MUW political science professor co-authors book on institutional racism

COLUMBUS, Miss. – Dr. James D. Ward, professor of political science at Mississippi University for Women, has co-authored a book titled “Institutional Racism, Organizations and Public Policy,” which was released by Peter Lang Publishing, New Read more [...]

Sep 24

PAW’S CORNER By Sam Mazzotta: Senior Dog’s Itch Vexes Elderly Owner

DEAR PAW’S CORNER: A few months ago, after my dog ÒBarneyÓ was bitten by the dog next door, his scratching problem, which was always under control, became pretty bad. He constantly scratches at his stomach, which is now red and irritated. I tried Read more [...]

Sep 24

NOW HERE’S A TIP By JoAnn Derson

¥ Use club soda on a damp rag to wipe down your stainless-steel sink. It will help bring back the shine. ¥ “My mother swears by wrapping her feet in a vinegar-soaked rag once a week to soften calluses. She does this before her bath, and uses a pumice Read more [...]

Sep 24

Baptist Golden Triangle Area Events

Baptist Cancer Center will offer free prostate PSA screenings for men over 40 on Friday, Oct. 31, in Columbus. To make an appointment call at 662-244-4673 or 800-544-8767, ext. 4673 or email info.goldentriangle@bmhcc.org. Baptist Golden Triangle will Read more [...]

Sep 23

Grading the SEC West By Bryan Law

The mystery of the SEC East is now out of the way. It’s now to grade what looks like a potentially strong West division. Let us grade:   Alabama (#2 Coaches, #3 AP) – I had thought it would go down to the wire like Florida did with Kentucky Read more [...]

Sep 23

Come Out and Play: Doctor’s Orders by Garthia Elena Halbert

I keep myself busy. Busier than most. And on top of running a company, being hiring manager for another and maintaining a rigorous workout schedule (Takes a Breath/Wipes Brow), I also work some weekends as a promotional specialist. This past weekend, Read more [...]

Sep 23

THE RICH LOWRY COLUMN: Congress Should Vote on ISIS

We have as close to a national consensus as possible in the war against ISIS. Polls show the public wants strong measures. Practically everyone on the political spectrum says the terror group should be destroyed, even Elizabeth Warren and Rand Read more [...]

Sep 23

Political Cartoons for September 23, 2014

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Sep 23

Claudia Adams named Baptist Golden Triangle Volunteer of the Year

COLUMBUS, Miss., Sept. 22, 2014 – Claudia Adams has been selected Baptist Memorial Hospital – Golden Triangle 2014 Auxiliary Volunteer of the Year. Since joining the Auxiliary in 2006, she has volunteered more than 3,600 hours to the hospital. Her Read more [...]

Sep 23

The W welcomes universities and colleges for annual MAC conference

COLUMBUS, Miss. – About 200 university and college presidents, administrators and other distinguished guests will gather on the campus of Mississippi University for Women as part of the 81st annual Mississippi Association of Colleges and Universities Read more [...]

Sep 23

Mississippi Red Cross launches national home fire safety campaign

FLOWOOD, Miss., Monday, Sept. 22, 2014— Home fires are the greatest disaster threat to American families. National statistics show seven people die every day from home fires. And, a fire-related injury is reported every 40 minutes. This year alone, Read more [...]

Sep 22

Alaska TV Reporter Quits on Air: ‘F**k It, I Quit’

By Chris Ariens on September 22, 2014 8:40 AM    TVNEWSER Charlo Greene, a reporter at CBS affiliate KTVA in Anchorage quit her job on air last night, telling viewers, “Fuck it. I quit.” Greene was reporting on the Alaska Cannabis Read more [...]

Sep 22

SENIOR NEWS LINE by Matilda Charles: The Fascinating World of Seniors

It’s not only here in the U.S. — seniors around the globe are being studied by researchers. We must be fascinating! Amsterdam: Researchers studied whether interventions after discharge from the hospital could keep chronically ill patients from being Read more [...]

Sep 22

Grading The SEC East By Bryan Law

Week 4 is now in the books and boy have the grades in the East changed: Florida: I had expected a much bigger fight from the Gators. Even after scoring 21 points off turnovers, 14 of those were on offense. Vernon Hargreaves III was supposed to Read more [...]

Sep 22

TO YOUR GOOD HEALTH By Keith Roach, M.D.—Diet Can Cut Risk of Prostate Cancer

DEAR DR. ROACH: Do you believe that lycopene, which is found in certain foods such as cooked tomatoes, can help prevent prostate cancer? — C.R.O. ANSWER: Lycopene, a vitamin A-like substance found in tomatoes and watermelons, was indeed thought to Read more [...]

Sep 22

THE BOB FRANKEN COLUMN By Bob Franken—The Failed Presidencies

The question wasn’t really as comprehensive as it could have been, but the Washington Post-ABC news poll was nevertheless startling: A majority of those responding, 52 percent of them, described Barack Obama’s presidency as a “failure.” Even one in four Read more [...]

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

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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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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