Brother Tom Thurman has heard at night as he tried to sleep the cries of the starving pleading for food. He has seen men with pitchforks every morning load up the dead from the streets — 1,200 a week — to dump the corpses outside the city.
My 4-year-old daughter loves the Berenstain Bears right now, and we read one of those classic books this week called “He Bear, She Bear.” The main point is that women can do the same jobs as men. Fair enough; I’ll go along with that as would just about anyone who has observed what women can do in the workplace.
Marion County is facing the potential of flash flooding and tornadoes in the wake of Tropical Storm Harvey. Two to four inches of rain are expected to fall by Friday, according to Daniel Lamb, a forecaster with the National Weather Service in Jackson.
A state appeals court says a convicted murderer from Marion County is not entitled to a parole hearing every year. The Mississippi Court of Appeals ruled on Herman Barnes’ case Tuesday. It said a 2014 law requiring annual parole review does not apply to people convicted before that law was passed.