Why? Another day, another shooting. When is enough truly enough?

By ELIJAH JONES,

By the time this column runs, it will have been nearly two weeks since the tragic mass shootings in the cities of El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio.

Twenty-two people in El Paso were taken from this earth, and from their families. Barely 13 hours later, in a separate incident, another nine people were murdered in Dayton.







Go for a walk!

By ELIJAH JONES,

Walking.  I've always been a walker.  Only thing is, these days, not enough of us walk anymore, we drive. 

In fact, we'll drive around the mall parking lot for minutes, looking for that "perfect" parking space, the one closest to Dillard's main entrance.  But back in days of old, people in Hattiesburg walked, a lot.  Especially me. 




(PRIDE and) PREJUDICE

By ELIJAH JONES,

Prejudge. Prejudice. Are the two words like first cousins? I'm reminded of an incident to use as an illustration.

Many years ago, when I lived in Los Angeles, Sunday afternoons were dedicated to free time, getting into my car and exploring some of the many things to do in that megalopolis of a city. 





Hustle & Bustle: Get downtown Hattiesburg where the lights are bright!

By ELIJAH JONES,

Downtown, where all the lights are bright!  You older folk, like me, should remember that song by Petula Clark.  

I would've been in grade school, only eight years old, when it was a pop hit.  

We're talking 1964, when AM radio ruled the airwaves. At  that age, Hattiesburg was just about the only city I knew.  


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