Living

1 week 2 days ago
Editor’s note: This is the first in a series of stories on the homes to be featured in the Candlelight Tour of Homes sponsored by the Attala Historical Society to be held on Dec. 5.   From the front porch, the den, or from the top deck of their apartment, Mr. and Mrs. Randolph Cheek have a view of the historic courthouse square...
1 week 2 days ago
There is a bouquet of zinnias in my bathroom in a tall ivory vase. They are red, purple and burnt orange. The color is more vivid than a Kodachrome slide. They appear there every few days during the summer, almost as if by magic. I have never seen them wilt. While I am running around chasing story leads and interviewing people, a new...
1 week 2 days ago
A few of us were talking about the job market the other day. It seems like even with so many people out of work, I see want ads in several places, even here in our town.   I have heard some say, “I’m too educated to work here or there.” Minimum wage is $7.25 per hour. If you were making nothing per hour, that would be $7...
2 weeks 1 day ago
2 weeks 1 day ago
Jilda and I have always had dogs. Most of them were “throw-aways” that showed up at our front door limping, with mange, worms, and other maladies stemming from abuse and neglect. A big red dog of questionable lineage wandered up several years ago. He was so old that his teeth were worn down to nubs and one of his ears had been...
3 weeks 2 days ago
3 weeks 2 days ago
I have been in a love affair for most of my life. I started out younger than most, but I understood at a tender age the power of the attraction.   Before you start thinking that old Rick has lost his marbles, let me explain that my love affair is with coffee. I remember one cool December morning when I was about five years old. I had...
3 weeks 2 days ago
Growing up in Kosciusko, many of us are familiar with Munson’s Crossing. It is located at the end of Knox Road, a few yards from where the Old Moose Lodge stood.   Churches had hayrides that would end there with a bonfire and wiener roasts, families enjoyed picnics and even some young “adventurers” were asked to leave...
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Cierra Vontrice Wilder and Michael Jamal Griffin Jr. are announcing their engagement and plans for marriage. She is the daughter of Marcus Cole and Brenda Wilder of Sallis, and he is the son of Michael and Carla Griffin of Kosciusko. The couple will exchange vows on Nov. 22 at 3 p.m. at Delydia Hill M.B. Church. All friends and relatives are...
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