The Ever-Widening World of Hotty Toddy

By Charlie Mitchell For the two weeks known on campus as August Intersession, the Meek School of Journalism and New Media was fortunate to have...
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‘On Writing and Dreams’ by Shane Brown

I don't dream much. Well, I don't remember my dreams much. But the last night's dream I do remember. And I remember the only other...

Mitchell: Informed Communities are the Best Communities

Newspapers are businesses like no other. While other employers contribute to community life, newspapers, when operating at their best, are centers for community conversation...

A Story to Remind Us to Treasure Each Precious Day

When I deliver my program on the power of attitude, one of the things I do is share tools that one can utilize throughout...

Coopwood: Former Mississippian Pins Book

Norbert Putnam, famous musician and record producer who lived in my town of Cleveland when he was executive director of the Delta Music Institute...

Heaton: Who is Southern?

It’s a difficult question if you’re in the South. From my perspective here in the NYC metro area, non-Southern things stand out in sharp...
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14 Southern Sayings for the Elderly Folks

A friend of mine moved into a small Mississippi town from Chicago. He noticed that an elderly man down the street mowed his yard with...

Mitchell: ‘Yes on 42’ an Important Start, but Nothing More

You’d think that with a better-educated workforce the consensus key to a better Mississippi, the Legislature would leave no stone unturned in dogged pursuit,...

Thursday’s Top Tune Throwback: Jackie Wilson’s ‘Higher and Higher’

An individual who left this world far too early (age 49) definitely left his mark on the world's music scene. For the soul singer...

‘The Grass around Daddy’s Grave’ by Shane Brown

I don't know most folks that cut the grass around their daddy's grave site. But I do. It's my last thing I do when...