I’ve never seen it as quiet as it has been around the office the last week or so as the COVID-19 scare continues to mount. At home even the yard dog seems to be isolating himself from the cows in the pasture that he so often likes to chase.
There is so much going on around the globe right now when it comes to the coronavirus crisis that it is really hard to take it all in. It is difficult to tell the real doctors from the fake doctors or all the pretend-to-know-it-allers on Facework and other social media who are making things worse by the post and/or tweet.
A large group of area citizens and politicians gathered Monday morning for breakfast and to hear Scott County lawmakers discuss this year’s legislative session, and the issues with which they are dealing. The event, sponsored by Community Bank, was held in the board room at Forest City Hall and featured District 78 Rep. Randy Rushing, Sen.
When we were kids of pretty much any age, pre-teens, teens, and even young adults, we’d arise in the wee hours of the morning — or perhaps stay up all night — and head out from our house in Newton over to the Ross Barnett Reservoir Spillway and fish for catfish all night long.
An interesting press release popped up in my email “inbox” Monday from the Mississippi Department of Education. “Education Week’s Quality Counts: Mississippi Top Five Most Improved State for Chance-for-Success,” read the headline, which of course peaked my interest.
The most memorable Super Bowl in my life was the one my wife, Danny, and I watched 27 years ago. It was Super Bowl Sunday and I was out in the back yard of our Carrollton home, up in north central Mississippi, building a greenhouse, which I thought we desperately needed.
We call it Birthday Season at our house. Birthday Season begins on the second day of January and concludes on the second day of February. It’s a month-long celebration that recognizes the day of birth for a number of folks we call family and friends and, of course, the King of Rock and Roll, Elvis Presley.