Columns

How "old" are you?

By BETH BUNCH,

There’s currently a Facebook fad going on that relates to “I’m {insert something here} old,” giving people a chance to remember way back to the things from days of yore, like I’m “black and white TV” old or “I’m 5-cent Coca-Colas.”


The Last Word: Even great writers don't get much respect

By BENNY HORNSBY,

Gertrude Stein, the expatriate American writer and critic who ran the Paris “salon” frequented by such figures as Ernest Hemingway, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Ezra Pound, and Pablo Picasso, famously referred to herself as a mere “newspaper mechanic” when one of her early articles was published in the “Le Figaro” newspaper.



Graduation 2019

By ROBERT ST. JOHN,

Eighteen years ago — almost to the day — my wife and I were at the hospital awaiting the birth of our second child, a son. It was one of the greatest days of my life, and at the same time, one of the scariest.

He was born at 8:08 a.m. on  Monday morning, June 4th.


College!?!

By JAMIE MASSENGALE,

Time keeps on slippin’ slippin’ slippin into the future. -– “Fly Like An Eagle” by Steve Miller Band

Well, I did it. I finally graduated from college with a bachelor’s degree. Sure, it took me a little longer than I planned, but I made it. And I made a lot of great friends along the way.






CLEVELAND: Mangum would be a lock to win Ferriss Trophy any other year

By RICK CLEVELAND,

Mississippi State's irrepressible Jake Mangum was hitting for a .401 average coming into this week. He had stolen 20 bases. As a centerfielder, he uses sprinter's speed to catch balls others can't reach. He turns triples into outs. He is the heart and soul of a team that has won 42 games while losing 10.






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