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Columns

Heat advisories likely next few days

By Skip Rigney The heat is on. The next few days are forecast to be the hottest so far this summer. Afternoon temperatures are expected ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

Religion column: The ruler by the Ruler

By Fr. Jonathan Filkins Let’s say our number is up; it’s time to go to eternity; we are headed for the “last roundup.” These euphemisms, ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, July 11, 2020 7:00 am

Letters to the Editor

A simple thanks to those who helped in a time of need

Dear Editor, We have often heard, “God only gives you what you can handle.” With no gripes, it seems as though lately there has been ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Friday, July 10, 2020 5:13 pm

Lifestyles

Exploring Mississippi’s wild edible plants

By Patricia DrackettDirector of the Crosby Arboretum The subject of edible wild plants is a popular subject with Arboretum visitors, and interest in “foraging” for ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Wednesday, July 8, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

The conversation needs to be one of hope

By Jan Miller Penton Large drops of rain spattered on the windshield, and the wiper blades swished as we began our return trip to the ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, July 4, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

July is usually our wettest month

By Skip Rigney We are headed into what is usually our wettest month of the year, after a June that was wetter than normal in ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, July 4, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

It’s not so difficult moving forward

By Jan Miller Penton Some of us need a little push to move forward. I remember the interview for my first teaching job when the ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, June 27, 2020 7:00 am

Columns

Dust usually helps keep tropics quiet in July, but not always

By Skip Rigney It took a little over a week for dust from Africa to drift 6000 miles, but it arrived in force above south ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Saturday, June 27, 2020 7:00 am

Lifestyles

Snakes: Are you fascinated or repelled by them?

By Patricia Drackett Director of the Crosby Arboretum It’s a frequent question whether I’m leading a tour, or just showing a single person around the ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Wednesday, June 24, 2020 7:00 am

News

Troopers Request Information in Severe Injury Incident

The following is press release from the Louisiana State Police. LACOMBE, La. – On Sunday, June 21, 2020 shortly after 11:30 p.m., Troopers from Louisiana ... Read more

by Special to the Item, Monday, June 22, 2020 1:51 pm

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