Opinion Editorials Letters

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Editor's Note

Conceiving a Smarter Future

We're on an arc of history where too many of our lawmakers (and voters) aren't willing to address the disparities that our racist history created—unequal school funding due to forced, ingrained poverty—and aren't willing to say out loud what many ...
  Oct. 22 1 comment

Arts Film Books Art Theater

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Books

Stories of the South

Since 1989, the Eudora Welty Writer's Symposium has hosted southern authors at the Mississippi University for Women in Columbus. The symposium provides a platform for authors specializing in southern fiction or scholarship about the South to voice their work, along ...
  Oct. 22

Sports Bryan's Rant The Slate

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Bryan's Rant

Bad Calls and Dan Mullen

This past weekend showed me that it is becoming nearly impossible to play pass defense. For example, West Virginia upset Baylor thanks to a few bad pass interference calls. The Detroit Lions used a weak—if it even really happened—pass interference ...
  Oct. 22

People

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Jacksonian

La’Verne Edney

While growing up in Arcola, Miss., attorney La'Verne Edney witnessed firsthand the impact generosity and compassion can have.
  Oct. 22