It may be too soon to label it a trend and there is insufficient data to confirm it, but President Obama and his party may be losing their iron grip on their most loyal and enthusiastic voting bloc: African-Americans. Last Friday in Chicago, a group of black residents of the city’s South Side, staged a […]

I was sitting quietly the other day – one of the few breaks I’d had in a very busy week – and was just delighted to be reading something that wasn’t work-related. One story I came across through a friend’s Facebook post was about a restaurant that had been getting increasing numbers of online reviews […]

Do you agree that the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau is effective in promoting the city for maximum visitor and tourism revenue?

The North Lee County Water Association’s members/customers should thank members of the board of directors who asserted themselves and insisted on having an open meeting today in spite of an email from board president Terry Anderson canceling the scheduled meeting, citing concerns about an open meetings law. Board members who support going forward with an […]

In the hot “Freedom Summer” of 1964, President Lyndon Johnson telephoned FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover and ordered him to move a massive team of agents into Mississippi to crack the case of three presumed dead young civil rights activists missing in Neshoba County. Hoover came in person to Jackson and then visited Gov. Paul […]

The U.S. House voted Tuesday to make permanent the 1998 moratorium on new state and local taxes on access to Internet services. The 1998 moratorium was a reaction to state and local government attaching the same kinds of fees and taxes that now accompany monthly telephone bills. Under the original moratorium, states that already collected […]

Do you agree that the North Lee Water Association’s board of directors’ meetings should be open to the public?

Tupelo’s neighborhoods most affected by the April 28 tornado continue moving toward a new layer of city-sanctioned protection to sustain and enhance property values and quality of life during recovery and rebuilding. Tupelo’s City Council voted Tuesday night, on request from the Sharon Hills neighborhood, to enact regulations requiring a design review committee’s approval before […]

As I wandered into the back of the west Nashville home, and noticed the grill on the patio, I thought back to a time when I brought home a new grill. A young, pre-teen Katherine, as she was and is prone to do, was in the middle of the action as I unloaded the grill […]