UPDATE below In Mississippi, 18.5% of the tax revenue collected each month is returned to the municipality from which it was collected. Each month our little weekly paper publishes the monthly and year-to-date (YTD) amounts returned for the current and previous years. I do not know why I hadn’t thought about gathering up these data
“Teen wounded in ordeal is back home.” It was an “ambush and hours-long standoff with a heavily armed man.” Some dumbass, no doubt aided along by alkeehol &/or drugs was beating on a woman late at night and she called 911. She apparently asked to meet with a deputy at the sheriff’s office. The information
I understand that most of y’all don’t live in The South, and may not fully appreciate why– when the lights go out on a perfectly clear day such as this– I speculate that Bubba musta run up a pole. Ta. Da. Amanda reports that both drivers involved are okay (Bubba got cut off by another
Mississippi sweet potato growers plant more than 20,000 acres of sweet potatoes each year. The state consistently ranks second in the United States in sweet potato acreage and third in production. In 2012, sweet potatoes were grown on approximately 22,500 acres, producing 394 million pounds of sweet potatoes with an estimated value of $79 million. Mississippi State
Locals go to the B.T.C. Old-Fashioned Grocery in Water Valley, Mississippi, for its Skillet Biscuits and Sausage Gravy breakfasts, made-to-order chicken salad and spicy Tex-Mex Pimiento Cheese sandwiches, and daily specials like Shrimp and Grits that are as good as momma made. The B.T.C.’s freezers are stocked with take-home Southern Yellow Squash Casseroles and its
it’s bad. The worst of it seems to be a bit north of the Farm, but that doesn’t really matter for those folks north of the Farm. Looks like the coast is getting its share too. Lots of county school districts closed today. And apparently there’s more coming. As of yesterday the lights were still
I understand. We weren’t actually together speaking of math, but Rocky & I were, so… . 77 – 29 = 48. A 48 degree drop in temperature from yesterday afternoon to this morning. More layers! And speaking of math– I witnessed the most amazing thing yesterday at the SuperLu. (That’s the SuperValu grocery in town
As Missy is wont to do, I’ve began last Sunday’s Travels in the middle of things. So let’s back up. First– thanks to Daughter C! Not only were the photos taken by her when she & the J-Man visited the Walter Anderson Museum of Art, but also she kindly supplied me with a lot of
In order to realize the beauty of man we must realize his connection to nature. Walter Inglis Anderson More coming soon– including The Little Room!
The overall vision for Mississippi system is to create a statewide structure that fosters the cognitive, physical, and socio-emotional well-being of children 0-8 years old, preparesing children for school, engages families in their children’s learning, and cultivates the social integration of children. How does one not see that? Fosters. Prepares. Engages. Cultivates. $10,600,000. Thanks for
Above, District 3 Supervisor, Randy Rico, uses a wet saw to cut our sidewalk, sans safety goggles. ‘Cause that’s just how badass Rico is. Please take a minute to read the whole thing. It is dumb crook news at its finest. (Note that a “dually” is common parlance for a pickup truck with two rear
For reasons that have everything to do with this post, I’ve spent the last two days scouring my pictures files, and an array of folders with pictures in them, looking for pictures. Along the way, I wondered, when did Daughter C move in? And out and in again? And out and in again w/ The
is, and has been, controversial. I think there’s an argument to be made for a government funded census. Further, if the government, as an entity, collects information– for whatever reason– that information ought to be publicly available. Amazingly, the IRS keeps pretty good records of aggregate data down to the county level. I remind you
For the umpteenth time since we took possession of the Farm, we have reconfigured the front bedroom. This is The Best. Address a few issues and then. Finished. Oh! Maybe I could move all of my Mississippi books to this space! Hummm. That bed’s from Natchez, built more than 150 years ago. I deserves a
Via Powerline’s The Week in Pictures
The Parting Salute From Currier & Ives Chronicles of America (1968)
Currier & Ives Chronicles of America (1968, p191; reproduced here from the Library of Congress archives). “A Cotton Plantation…” was first published in 1884.
“Got a call at seven forty-five that we’d lost power.” That’s what the nice lady at the Power Association said when I asked why we had no electricity. I can laugh about it right now for several reasons. First, it’s only been out a few minutes. I may not be laughing in a few hours.