Charlie Adams

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...

Charlie Adams: How a Resurgence in Ole Miss Hoops Reminds Me of Bob Weltlich

The recent excitement in Ole Miss men's hoops brings back fond memories of a stretch in the late 70s into the 80s where Oxford...

Charlie Adams: Honoring the Late Michael Rubenstein, a Mississippi Sportscaster

Having been born in Oxford, graduated from Lafayette High School and Ole Miss, and having had family all over the state, I am very...

Charlie Adams: The Day John Grisham Called Me Back

Like a lot of folks, my wife Beth and I have been watching An Innocent Man on Netflix. It's based on the true crime...