When the magnolia’s ivory petals unfold, when the honeysuckle’s aroma saturates the evening breeze and the lighting bugs begin their electric light show, it’s not only summer in Mississippi. It’s chigger time! I’ve got to get on the Internet or dig into the library volumes to get the where and why of these little critters. […]
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It’s my wife’s fault that I broke my glasses. That’s what I think. Of course, Jenny doesn’t agree. (You were pretty sure she wouldn’t, weren’t you?) She says she was 475 miles away in northern Kentucky at the time. Well, she was actually. But it’s still her fault. It all started 10 days ago when […]
Mississippi’s standing has improved for the first time in 24 years on the national Kids Count survey that measures the well-being of children and families. But before you start back-slapping and high-fiving, we note that the state has moved to 49th, from 50th, in the annual compilation of statistics by the Annie E. Casey Foundation. […]
By Charlie Mitchell At most Mississippi high schools today, the only cars out front are the principal’s and the secretary’s. Maybe a counselor or two came to work. The coaches’ pickups are over by the field house, where the coaches are inside, rocked back in their chairs, feet on desks, pondering strategy for fall. It’s […]
By Lloyd Gray/NEMS Daily Journal The challenges Tupelo faces at this point in its history aren’t unique. In fact, they’re the norm for a city once it reaches a certain size and stage in its growth and development. Core neighborhoods age. Middle-class homeowners move out and are replaced by lower-income renters. Blighted properties multiply. Crime […]
There are names in the Old Testament that fit nicely under the category: Humdingers! Jehoshaphat is one of them, but he’s one of my favorite characters, and his name has nothing to do with it. It’s his wisdom as a leader. My dad would call it plain, common sense. This main man of Judah was […]
I was raised with the notion that it isn’t good manners to toot one’s own horn or be prideful. On the other hand, how does one resolve the conflict between that and the admonition not to hide one’s light under a bushel? Perhaps the ideal is somewhere in between. What’s the point of this? Just […]
“I need go to potty,” were the whispered words that jarred me awake at three a.m. one morning last week. Othel volunteered to take our little three-year-old Major to the bathroom, but he was standing at my face and wiggling like the quicker one to the pot would be the better choice. I led him […]
Editor’s note: A group of caring volunteers have form the Agape Health Service free clinic on North Street with the mission of sharing the love of Christ by providing free health care to those without insurance. The clinic is just getting started, so far is only open once a month and has only been open […]
On behalf of Union County Development Association – Thanks to all of you who took time out of your busy schedules to support Union County at the State of the Region Meeting today in Tupelo. We are honored to be the county with the most people in attendance! We appreciate you all! Sincerely, Joanne Lesley […]
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- Memorial Day to affect operating hours, service schedules
- Police continue drug fight with series of arrests
- Winners in the 2016 Mississippi Bluegrass Championships at the Down From the Hills Heritage Music festival
- Library’s annual summer reading program for children begins June 2
- Capaning to represent New Albany as Boys and Girls Clubs ‘celebrity’ dancer