The willingness of Tupelo and Lee County residents to step up to the plate and get involved to help build their community isn’t just a chapter within the Tupelo Story – it’s on every page. That spirit of unity and of working together to accomplish a greater goal for the city, county and region is […]

If you’re cringing this Thanksgiving at the homicidal youth gang that calls itself the Islamic State, you might consider the narratives of three young people in the Middle East who are trying to make a positive difference. The killers and fanatics may get the headlines, but these three represent an untold part of the story. […]

Salute the flag; Hail, State I’ve always been a much bigger fan of the Rebels than the Bulldogs. That has changed since the Rebels decided to haul down the state flag. President Mark Keenum at Mississippi State had it exactly right when he said that he supported changing the flag but it was the state […]

I’m not much of a club joiner, but I faithfully live out and wholeheartedly support the mission of one particular organization of which I’ve been a dedicated member for over half a century – the Clean Plate Club. Yes, there are a lot of meetings involved – at least three times a day, sometimes more […]

Surely he’s finally gone and done it now. Donald Trump, insulter extraordinaire, was bound to cross a line too far. Two days before Thanksgiving, he made many people feel nostalgic for the merely obnoxious Trump when he mocked a reporter with a physical disability, displaying a level of cruelty and meanness heretofore only suspected. Not […]

Give thanks this day for some indirect blessings of liberty, including the behavior-beyond-satire of what are generously called institutions of higher education. People who are imprecisely called educators have taught, by their negative examples, what intelligence is not. Melissa Click is the University of Missouri academic who shouted “I need some muscle over here” to […]

“And he said to all, ‘If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. For what does it profit a man if he gains the […]

During the Thanksgiving season I normally give thanks to my grandparents for fleeing Russia in 1905 and to America for taking them in. But this year, given the hysteria over Syrian immigrants, I want to pay tribute to some voices of sanity who are standing up for American values and upholding our long tradition of […]

We like to believe our worst mistakes are behind us, and maybe that’s a good way to approach the unknown. What could be wrong with going boldly into the future, sure in the knowledge that events will play out in our favor? History’s full of people who needed only a tall ship and a star […]