The advent of technology has certainly changed a thing or two during my 20-year career in the newspaper business.
Anyone in Mississippi with an interest in politics is already looking forward to the 2019 governor’s race, in which Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood are virtually certain to be the top candidates.
James Polk is a doodler. As a professional architect and all-around creative thinker, the Petal native has long utilized sketchbooks to jot down design ideas, notes about projects, and sketches of all shapes and sizes.
While interviewing political candidates prior to issuing endorsements, I often ask how they will feel when (not if) I am critical of them on the Opinion page.
Their answer to that singular question almost always sways me one way or the other.
My father has lived one of those “Forrest Gump” type of lives – often finding himself at the right place at the right time.
Michael Dixon is one of our region’s biggest champions. As the newly-appointed executive director of the Greater Pinebelt Community Foundation, he works hand-in-hand with leaders throughout the area to promote, support, and grow all which is positive.
And not just in the business community.