Saturday Jul 26
Mississippi Business Journal
Fair cabins becoming more valuable, sources say
In an urban location, the houses would be candidates for condemnation. Typically they may be no more than 16 feet wide and no more than 1,000 square feet in area, and all are at least two stories high.
Wed Jul 23, 2014
Biden Wonders if Tougher Voter ID Laws Would Have Flipped 2012 Election
Vice President Joe Biden, in slamming voter identification laws, questioned whether he and President Barack Obama would have been reelected in 2012 had there been more strict voter ID laws in Florida.
Mon Jul 21, 2014
Major Expansion In the Works For a Local Weyerhaeuser Plant
Plans are in the works to modernize a local Weyerhaeuser lumber facility, after the company announced they will be making a significant capital investment to upgrade the plant.
Mississippi's biggest construction company is celebrating their 50th anniversary this year.
Sat Jul 19, 2014
Step right up for a double dose of entertainment
From left, "Casseroles and Mistletoe" "widows" Gwin Edie, Midge Maloney, Paulette Garton and Nancy Wheeley share a bit of gossip July 3. The Columbus Community Theatre production, which includes two dinner performances, begins July 23. Photo by: Luisa Porter/Dispatch Staff John Brocato and Brenda Mayo, in the foreground, rehearse a number Tuesday ... (more)
Murder Suspect's Family Talks About His Charges
After a long 26 hours, murder suspect Samuel Boler is finally in custody. Philadelphia police have been searching for Boler since Danny Peden was shot to death Thursday night.
Fri Jul 18, 2014
Law Enforcement Looking for Philadelphia Shooting Suspect
One person is in the hospital after a shooting Thursday night in Philadelphia, and the suspect got away.
Mon Jul 14, 2014
The Mississippi Press
Around Mississippi: Boy, 4, mauled by pit bull; body found in burned house
In this July 3, 2014 photograph, Blair Whittle, 9, of Philadelphia, tries her hand at "milking" a cow at the Mississippi Children's Museum in Jackson, Miss.
Thu Jul 10, 2014
The Mississippi Press
50-year-old documents, photos released by FBI offer fascinating glimpse into Mississippi, national history
The FBI is celebrating the 50th anniversary of the opening of its Jackson Field Office with a special ceremony featuring dignitaries and officials.
Religion News Service
COMMENTARY: Freedom Summer volunteers inspired by more than just idealism
On June 2, 1964, while hundreds of Freedom Summer volunteers were still finishing their training in Oxford, Ohio, three civil rights workers went missing in Neshoba County, Miss.
Wed Jul 09, 2014
CROUCH: A comeback nation of confederates?
Earlier this month, all sorts celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Voting Rights Act, which is perhaps the culminating presidential achievement of Lyndon Johnson.
Sat Jul 05, 2014
Thinking about the summer of 1964 -- Freedom Summer, per a CNN documentary -- brings to mind church bombings, burning Greyhound buses, and the death of three young men murdered in rural Mississippi.
Johnson: Civil rights conference was energizing
As commemorative celebrations were taking place throughout Mississippi last month to honor the 50th anniversary of Freedom Summer, I had the privilege of participating in the 4th National Civil Rights Conference held in that state's cities of Meridian and Philadelphia.
It's festival, fair season in Mississippi
Malcolm White, director of Visit Mississippi, says in a news release that communities throughout the state host festivals and fairs that showcase the authentic sights and sounds of the state's culture.
Tue Jul 01, 2014
In defense of Wawa: If you don't get it, you kinda suck
Recently, somebody took to the Internet to write an essay about how weird it is that Philadelphians are obsessed with Wawa.