On Cooking Southern: Pimento Cheese

Pleasure your palate with the 'Pâté of the South' By Laurie Triplette ldtriplette@aol.com SOUTHERNISM OF THE WEEK High on the Hog: A Southern state or condition. Living large,...

Oxford’s Olden Days: Kennedy-Price-Shaw House 1860 Hidden on East Jackson Avenue

Local brick-maker David Kennedy built his home in 1860, high on the next ridge over from the town Square on the Pontotoc Road. This...

The Man Who Spent $84,600 Each Day, Went Broke, Yet Lived a Full Life

There are so many inspiring stories out there! As I travel to speak, I love to share with you some of the things I...

Remembering Harvey Schmidt: Composer of “The Fantasticks”

Harvey Schmidt of the composing team Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt died Wednesday at his longtime home in Tomball, Texas. He was 88. The...

Learning from the Ultimate Team and their Remarkable Leader

Teamwork. It is one of the most important topics in motivation and in success for companies and all organizations. Whether you follow sports or not, it...
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Heaton: What Hugh Freeze’s Mom Has to Say About Her Son

Hugh Freeze was recently singled out for being a favorite of mothers of college football players. So I decided to give Coach Freeze's mom...
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114 Southern Similes, Metaphors and Other Allusions for Dramatic Effect

The magic of Southern speech is in the similes and metaphors and other allusions. These techniques are the yellow highlighter of conversation. Could one communicate...
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Oxford’s Weather Is A Bonus for Retirees… And All of Us!

One of the many reasons that Oxford is such an appealing place to live is the weather, which often does not receive the proper...

Vassallo: SEC Strength Ratings Following Week One

1. Alabama    100     Still the star of the west. The 37 point blowout of                  ...

Vassallo: SEC Strength Ratings Following Week 3

Alabama: 100.....The Tide getting stronger each week. Can any team compete against this elephant? Georgia: 98.....This week at Missouri could determine the eastern champion. LSU: 95.....Coach...