It’s easy to understand the frustration of Marion County residents as they drive down pothole-filled roads on a daily basis and have become so accustomed to them that they know exactly how to swerve to avoid them, as if it’s second nature.
A run-in this weekend with angry yellow jackets under a tree outside my house caused me to cascade rapidly through the three stages of post-sting grief:
1. How do I stop the pain and swelling?
2. What’s the least humane way possible to destroy these evil creatures’ nest?
STARKVILLE — If you need a wise, reasonable soul to adjudicate a drunken misdemeanor bar fight, sort out right from wrong in a traffic ticket, or even to officiate at a wedding, the average Mississippi justice court judge can be your huckleberry.
In Marion County two big events are happening next week: primary elections and the opening of school. Of course references to both of those are on the front page, but I am still going to offer my two cents in these matters.
The July murder of a pretty Ole Miss coed is eerily similar to one that occurred about 33 years ago when the daughter of a couple who then lived in Magnolia was sexually assaulted and slain in her off-campus apartment in Oxford.
Kaizen is the Japanese concept roughly translated as “continuous improvement.” Sometimes called “The Toyota Way,” it’ s why the two Toyotas in my carport that have more than 200,000 miles still run better than a domestic automobile with half that many.