Wednesday, January 17, 2018

10 Things You Miss When You Move Away from the Deep South

Life in Mississippi has been compared to many things: a quilt, a gumbo, fabric. I think of it as a cobbler. One cannot find it...

Reflections: Growing up in a Church

I remember growing up, going to the First Methodist Church of Amory, Mississippi. This was, and still is, one of the most beautiful churches...

Mississippi Quote of the Day: Walker Percy Looks You Straight in the Eye

Walker Percy's "Lost in the Cosmos: The Last Self-Help Book," is easily the funniest - and perhaps the most genuinely insightful and provocative -...

Top Stories of 2017: The Story Behind Beloved “Heart of Ole Miss” Poem

The man who penned “The Heart of Ole Miss,” the beloved and oft-quoted poem about the University of Mississippi, initially thought so little of...

Top Stories of 2017: Finding Mr. Kinney in the Mississippi Delta

While on a work-related trip to Cleveland, Miss. one day, I dined at the Starving Musician’s Bakery, stopped in at the bank and later...

Top Stories of 2017: How Much Pizza Is Too Much Pizza?

With at least 15 restaurants serving delicious pizza, we decided to find out if Oxford has enough pizza lovers to pay for all that...

Top Stories of 2017: In Praise of Oxford’s Chicken-on-a-Stick

Move over, Mr. Bill (Faulkner). Oxford’s literary fame around the world may take a back seat to its chicken-on-a-stick. The late-night delicacy of the Chevron...

Top Stories of 2017: The 10 Best Ole Miss Cakes Of All Time

Over the years, HottyToddy.com has received many fabulous cake photos from Ole Miss fans. Some make us laugh, and others leave us in awe....

Neely-Dorsey: The Stories Behind Southern New Year Traditions

Have you ever wondered about that traditional Southern menu for New Year's Day? According to old Southern stories,it dates back to the Civil War when...

Top Stories of 2017: Dylan Lewis Shares Story of Viral Article in NY Times

  An in-depth discussion with Dylan Lewis, the Ole Miss student whose story touched so many people's hearts. You might have read his article in...

Top Stories of 2017: UM Named One Of Southern Living’s “Most Beautiful Colleges”

Alongside several SEC schools, Ole Miss made the cut on Southern Living's recent list titled "The South’s Most Beautiful Colleges." Known for its architecture,...

Top Stories of 2017: UM Students Raise the Bar on Dorm Decorations

Leaving home and moving into your own place for the very first time can be kind of intimidating. From your parents' house to a...

Top Stories of 2017: UM Student Has Fresh Outlook On Life After Brain Aneurysm

No parent can ever prepare for the moment that they receive a text that their child is on their way to the hospital. This...

John Croyle: Celebrating a Father of 2,000-Plus Orphans

He was a college football star in the SEC and played for one of the greatest coaches in sports. An NFL career beckoned, but...

On Cooking Southern: Can It Be Christmas without the Candied Cherries?

SOUHERNISM OF THE WEEK Smart Cookie: A person whose intelligence is notably outstanding. Never to be mistaken for someone who has behaved stupidly and is...