Us vs. them: It’s the person – not the party – who can make positive change here in Mississippi

By CLARK HICKS,

What happened to all the Mississippi Democrats who held state and federal elected office? Nothing really. They just changed their name to Republican.

Jim Hood’s defeat marks the end of a long and checkered history of Mississippi Democrats elected to a major state office.










THe OG: Remembering Mississippi’s original ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’

By CLARK HICKS,

In 1975, I met the original Rhinestone Cowboy.  At least, that’s what he said, and my 9 year old self believed him.

Loy Bowlin had a vision in his later years.  Frequented by dreams of sparkles, color, and heavenly radiance, Bowlin began creating handmade art like a mad genius, with hands divinely directed. 


Column: Fear factors

By CLARK HICKS,

I had three fears as a child. I am not talking about casual trepidation. No, I mean shake you to the core fear, the kind that keeps you up at night, never ceases, and refuses to lose its grip.

Mind you, I was around 5 or 6 years old, had a vivid imagination, and likely displayed early obsessive compulsiveness.





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