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In Mississippi’s small rural communities, money is always tight. Small municipalities and counties equal small populations, limited ad valorem tax dollars, and a fraction of sales tax proceeds brought in from larger communities.
It wasn’t a do-nothing session for the Mississippi Legislature, but it was close. The two major items legislative leaders planned to address when they arrived in Jackson in January are, three months later, still unresolved.
Facebook has nearly two billion users, and at the touch of a button, it could deliver a message to every one of them.
Yet when it really wanted to get a message across, it didn’t “boost this post.” What did it do instead? Buy full-page ads in national newspapers, including The Wall Street Journal and New York Times.
Monday, the Winona Friends of the Library will host one of my favorite events of the year, the annual Taster’s Luncheon, set to begin at 11:30 a.m. in the Moore Memorial United Methodist Church’s Family Life Center. Mississippi author Janet W.
My friend is a big man, and he told me this story, in so many words.
My friend said he and three of his buddies went to Florida for a vacation. “I kept getting looks from people,” he said. “They moved away from me and said, ‘Man, you are big!’ They were scared of me.”
In the back roads in and around the Hesterville and Carmack communities runs a little creek, really just a little stream called Zilpher Creek. All the trees and brambles have grown up on each side as far as the little bit of water moves over the rocks covered in green moss and the sticks and skeletons of long-dead small wood animals.