If you’re interested about the moon, this is your month to watch television. Saturday marks the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing, and many TV channels are full of programs about the event.
Mississippi politics may have a sketchy track record about producing good public policy, but at least you can say it always makes for entertaining theater.
The latest act in that long-running saga came this week in the race for governor.
Monday morning, following the success of Freedom Fest on Saturday, I read an article by Quint Studer, author of “Building A Vibrant Community.” Entitled “Freedom Takes Teamwork,” he applied lessons from the way the founding fathers of the United States worked together toward independence and the formation of our country to how communities today
An entertaining fireworks display Saturday night capped another successful Freedom Fest. It was an impressive show for a city the size of Columbia, and organizers and the public should rightly feel proud.
Civil asset forfeiture allows the government to confiscate property on the grounds that it is connected to a crime — without ever convicting someone of the crime. In court, a lower burden of proof applies in these civil cases than in criminal cases, even when valuable property such as the vehicle you drive to work is at stake.
Usually summer is a slow time for communities and, thus, for news. Many people are on vacation, schools are out and the pace is a little slower. That break is a good thing for the most part, especially for young families who tend to stay so busy.