Judy Wiggins Jefcoats
I’m a sucker for stories about the health benefits or detriments from the food and drink we put into our bodies.
If someone reports that rutabagas will forestall aging, ward off cancer or strengthen the heart, I might not run out and buy a bushel of them, but I’ll think about it.
Many of you already know I’m not from here: I’m not from Columbia, not from Mississippi and not even from the South.
Growing up in a military family, I moved around a lot when I was young and called Pennsylvania, Virginia and Louisiana home at one point or another, and it wasn’t until college that I moved to Mississippi.
It’s one thing to talk theoretically about the impact of a trade war. It’s another thing to be caught in the crossfire.
But that’s where I am.
Or more literally, that’s where 60 or so independent newspapers contractors found themselves this month when they lost their jobs.