Opinion

Column: Growth, Expansion of LOU Community Depends on Commitment and Giving Back

By Gray Duncan Oxford Intermediate School Assistant Principal It’s sometimes hard to pinpoint what exactly makes a thriving community. Some would say numerous entrepreneurship opportunities, some...

On Religion: Rugby, Religion, Race and Free Speech Wars — Down Under

Rugby fans in Australia were getting used to superstar Israel Folau talking about his evangelical faith. For Rugby Australia officials, the problem was that Folau...

On Religion: American Catholics May Not Know the Latest Statistics, but They’ve Been Talking...

Half a century ago, there were nearly 60,000 U.S. priests and about 90 percent of them were in active ministry -- serving about 54...

On Religion: Reflections on Books, Patience and Suffering — After Being Hit by a...

While finishing her book, "On Reading Well," Karen Swallow Prior wrote a reflection on patience, suffering and the virtues of one of literature's less...

Column: How My Father Defied Racial Negativity to Excel at Ole Miss Football, in...

By Tavia Moore Hottytoddy.com intern “Control what you can control,” is what my father, Stevon Moore mumbled under his breath as his eyes fixated on the...
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Emmerich: Just like Telemarketing Spoofers, No One Knows How to Stop Spread of Fake...

I have been working on just the right words to say to the four or five people who call me every day and who...

Charlie Adams: The Shack Up Inn in Clarksdale

Long before he was in the news for things other than comedy, I had a chance to interview Bill Cosby back in my TV...
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Emmerich: Mississippi Prison System Should Expect Same DOJ Report Alabama Did

The federal Department of Justice (DOJ) just released a scathing report on Alabama’s prisons. The same could be said of Mississippi’s prisons. The Alabama governor...

On Religion: Old Fault Lines in the World of Divided Methodism (Part I)

Editor's note: This is Terry Mattingly's first of two columns on cracks inside United Methodism. It was one of those General Conference debates in which...

Column: A Rocky Start Leads to Trust and Friendship

By John Morgan Oxford Alderman In high school, there were usual nicknames for teachers, especially coaches. “Useless” Howell” was one we used for our eighth-grade football...