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Guest Columnist, Author at The Vicksburg Post

Lifestyles

Plants in Mississippi thrive in the heat ‘up to a point’

I was a full-grown young adult when I first lived where cotton was grown. Cotton wasn’t part of my job at the time, but it ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, July 2, 2020 9:21 am

Lifestyles

How the periodic table and your yard’s soil go hand-in-hand

Out of curiosity, I checked to see how many chemical elements are now in the periodic table. That list of the elements was the scorn ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, June 26, 2020 1:45 pm

News

Many coaches, but just one message: It’s time for Mississippi to change its state flag

By Rick Cleveland, Mississippi Today One was a middle-aged white man, born and raised in Mississippi. One was a much younger African-American woman, who has ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, June 26, 2020 9:52 am

Columnists

Wicker: The stakes are higher in the newest space race

The last few months have been a trying time for our nation, but the recent launch of a new spacecraft sent a powerful ray of ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:33 am

Columnists

Good grammar: ‘The difference between a sharp pencil and a thick crayon’

“Up with which I shall not put.” Famously but wrongly attributed to Winston Churchill as the one who said it first, it is nonetheless the ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, June 23, 2020 9:19 am

Lifestyles

More information about a ‘pigsty’ than you likely ever would want to know

About the only time I ever use the term “pig sty” or “pigsty” is when it’s the right answer in a crossword puzzle. We Southerners ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, June 19, 2020 11:46 am

Columnists

It’s crucial to separate fact from fiction

Fake news. Those two words have likely created more confusion and distrust of the news media than any other. While it is easy to understand ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, June 18, 2020 1:59 pm

Columnists

‘… the truth that all men are created equal’

The senseless killing of George Floyd by a Minneapolis police officer has provoked grief and legitimate anger across our nation. It has also served as ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, June 16, 2020 3:21 pm

Lifestyles

Vicksburg Living Cookin’: The perfect seafood and salad combination

This recipe for “Shrimp and Crab Salad with Ginger Dressing” by Vicksburg chef William Furlong was featured in the May/June 2020 edition of Vicksburg Living. ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, June 12, 2020 4:36 pm

Lifestyles

Don’t wait until the ground is dry to water your yard, garden

There are just a couple of weeks left before we’re beset with the worst weather of the year. That’s my opinion of course, but the ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, June 12, 2020 9:58 am

Columnists

Reforms could bring accountability and restore trust in law enforcement

Should someone who was allegedly trying to use a counterfeit bill be subject to the death penalty? Obviously, the answer is no, but as we ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:22 pm

Columnists

A powerful, memorable story from history to similar stories of today

Five years ago, in 2015, a black Mississippi judge, Judge Carlton Reeves, read aloud in his courtroom. To three men he was about to sentence ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, June 9, 2020 3:08 pm

Lifestyles

The reason behind the sticker shock of buying a ribeye lately

I’ve experienced two mild cases of sticker shock in the past six months. First, the pickup truck cost less than what I had expected. A ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, June 5, 2020 11:28 am

Lifestyles

Escape the everyday with these library reads

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s column features new adult fiction in the sci-fi/fantasy category. Why ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, June 4, 2020 8:28 am

Lifestyles

Reasons to appreciate just how easy daylilies are

Of all the plants we grow primarily for their colorful blooms, daylilies are the easiest in my humble opinion. My roses take some maintenance. The ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, May 29, 2020 10:33 am

Lifestyles

Kick off summer with these new fiction, large print and RBdigital reads

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s selections include new fiction titles from the new fiction, ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, May 29, 2020 10:27 am

Columnists

Make Facebook and Google pay for local news, just like you

If you are a newspaper subscriber or you pick up a copy of the paper at a local retailer, you pay for the news and ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Wednesday, May 27, 2020 2:54 pm

Columnists

Learning things gives life a lot of meaning

In 1961 I was a junior in college, still a full year away from a Bachelor of Arts degree in English. But I was very ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, May 26, 2020 6:35 am

Columnists

Now more than ever, allow cottage food operators to earn as much as they can

The cottage food industry is a popular and growing slice of Mississippi’s economy. But as is usually the case, the state has not kept up ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, May 22, 2020 3:57 pm

Lifestyles Columnists

Here’s how some plants are done in by ‘mutual suffering’

I once possessed but did not own the neatest book on tomato diseases, complete with really good photos and taxonomic fungus names. The book stayed ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, May 22, 2020 9:33 am

Lifestyles

Library book picks: AudioBookCloud reads

This column was submitted by Evangeline Cessna, Warren County-Vicksburg Public Library Local History Librarian. This week’s column features titles from AudioBookCloud. Don’t forget that you ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 1:52 pm

Columnists

Jacqueline House — like other museums — is a place where people talk

On Mothers’ Day, The Jacqueline House Museum of African American History in Vicksburg turned 25. It was on Mothers’ Day in 1995, the first since ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 11:58 am

Columnists

Wicker: China should face consequences for global outbreak

When the first cases of COVID-19 emerged in the Chinese city of Wuhan last December, local doctors tried to sound the alarm. Unfortunately, they were ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, May 19, 2020 8:56 am

Columnists

Watson: Discussions ongoing on how best to prepare for November election

During these unprecedented times, I am grateful for all of the essential workers and volunteers who are providing access to food, healthcare, and supplies. The ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Friday, May 15, 2020 10:50 am

Lifestyles Columnists

Virginia creeper has ‘leaves of five, let it thrive’

A mistake people without much experience outdoors can make is to not recognize Virginia creeper. The woody stem perennial vine is sometimes mistaken as poison ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Thursday, May 14, 2020 12:00 pm

Columnists

If we will all do our part, we can change and thrive

As states and local governments relax stay in place orders and businesses begin to reopen, it is essential that everyone take a moment to look ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 11:47 am

Columnists

A touching tribute to Willie’s mom, and other moms as well

A friend of mine from the neighborhood stopped by recently to chat. Through him and other friends nearby, I feel safe and never lonely. He’s ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Tuesday, May 12, 2020 10:46 am

Letters - Featured

Tyson continues its work while supporting area communities during pandemic

People are the heart and soul of our community — whether neighbors, school classmates and teachers, church and local business leaders or work colleagues. It’s ... Read more

by Guest Columnist, Monday, May 11, 2020 3:31 pm

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