With a bit of imagination you could say that last fall our bees gave us a preview of the pandemic now besetting us. Suddenly they started dying in large numbers. I would walk out mornings to find piles of dead honeybees on the ground around the hives. Not only was it confounding, it was heart-wrenching. These thousands of small flying creatures were our pets.
This Fourth of July weekend we celebrate America's independence as a holiday weekend. At a time when heroes are needed, we are now prone to judge those of the past by the standards of today and we are seeing efforts to tear down or remove memorials to Washington, Lincoln, Roosevelt and Jefferson.
A couple of months ago, there was hope the COVID-19 pandemic would stall out during the heat of summer. That hasn't happened.
Something happened recently that made me shake my head in wonder. Lazarus Chakwera, a Christian minister, was elected president of Malawi, in one of the most stunning upsets in African history.
Rather quietly, the state legislature unanimously passed a bill this year that will break down barriers to work for military families in Mississippi.
Tuesday was the day many in our community held their breath. It was the day many of us hoped Lowndes County Board of Supervisors President Harry Sanders would perform one more act of service for the community.
Football players are accustom to risk. Every time they strap on their shoulder pads and lock in their helmets, they do so with a tacit acceptance that serious bodily injury is one freak tackle away.
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