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FACES IN THE CROWD In every generation and in every society, there are those who make a difference, without recognition or fame. Mostly, they are just plain folks, leading ordinary lives, who find themselves thrust into a situation that demands courage, integrity and solid common sense. At that […]

As I Like It!

FEB 29 GREAT MOMENTS IN SPORTS  While watching late-night TV recently—victim of a little geriatric insomnia—I caught the last period of the U.S. Hockey Team’s “miracle on ice” win over the USSR. I well remember watching the game live from Lake Placid in 1980. There is no moment […]


May 2, 1863 CHANCELLORSVILLE While holding a steaming cup of Yankee coffee in his hand, the Confederate Major stood by the fire, warming his backside. He turned to the officer sitting on the log across from him and said, “Joe Hooker stole a march on Bobby Lee; that’s […]


FACES IN THE CROWD William Alexander Morgan On the morning of March 11, 1961, a fair-haired man in a ragged, dirty prison uniform was marched to an interior wall of El Cabana prison, made to stand before a post. The sun was just peeking over the stone walls […]


BRAIRFIELD 1860 The icy rain pelted down on the window of the library, and a lanky man dressed in a quilted robe sat close to the crackling fireplace, reading a newspaper. The man’s sharply chiseled face was softened by a black patch covering his left eye, and reading […]

As I Like It!

FEB 1 After a long battle with sepsis, long-time television newsman and high school class mate, Bert Case, passed away last week. Bert’s death closes an era of TV journalism in Mississippi that spanned over fifty years. Bert started his career while attending Ole Miss, working at the […]

Days of Destiny

DAYS OF DESTINY In every era and in every generation there are crucial moments when a significant decision has to be made, and the consequences of that choice can change the course of history. Many times the full impact of such a decision does not become clear at […]