WHAT’S IN A NAME? In the case of ‘Lucius Quintus Cincinnatus,’ a whole bunch of letters

By KEITH BALL,

Many places in the Pine Belt have unique names. The origins of these names offer a glimpse into our local history and culture. 

 The first time I learned about the origins of a local place was in my third grade class at W.L. Smith Elementary when Ulmer Byrd visited as a guest speaker. 





Mississippi By the Numbers

By KEITH BALL,

William Faulkner once said: “To understand the world, you must first understand a place like Mississippi.” The history of Mississippi makes it a fascinating place to try to understand. 

In the last year, Mississippi has celebrated its bicentennial, making now a great time to pause and reflect on the rich history of this great state.