Charlie Adams

Charlie Adams: When the Azaleas Bloom, Sue Smiles

My mother was a go-getter, to say the least, but one of thing things that makes me smile the most was how she befriended...

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...

Charlie Adams: Practicing Against the Ole Miss Women’s Basketball Greats

No matter what your profession, there is always that one thing that is "out there" that you can do to take it to another...

Charlie Adams: How a Short, Sincere Statement Changed Everything

I have delivered many motivational talks over the decades, and one of my favorites is a specific one I share with teachers and staff....

Charlie Adams: Circus-Turned-Ruckus at the LaPorte Civic Auditorium

When my son Jack Adams was born in Oxford in 1992 I had no idea that a bumper sticker connected to him would alert...

Charlie Adams: Meeting “Heart of Dixie” Stars Phoebe Cates and Ally Sheedy

Like you, I have had many experiences not far from the 4 Corners in Oxford. Back in the late '70s when I was at Lafayette...

Charlie Adams: Meeting John Walton of “The Waltons” at The Hoka

To be honest, I never imagined I would meet John Walton — the Dad of The Waltons — at The Hoka in Oxford. At...

Charlie Adams: My Grandfather’s Interview with Mississippi Roads

This past week I wrote about my grandfather Everett Adams, Sr., who lived to be 101. An Attala County native, he was a teacher,...

Charlie Adams: My Grandfather’s Humble Mississippi History

Ever been to Zama, Mississippi? It's in Attala County. From Oxford, it's a little over two hours south and a bit east. During the...

Charlie Adams: Reflecting on Memories of North Oxford Baptist Church

At 56 I am not one to get into the "back in my day" talk, but I take a lot of pride having been...