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Why spring breezes disappear during summer

By Skip Rigney There’s nothing I find more relaxing than grabbing a good book in the late afternoon on a sunny, mild spring day, dragging ... Read more

1 week ago by Special to the Item.

Make your life experiences a gift

By Jan Miller Penton My mom and dad, as well as my late husband, have been gone from this earth for quite a while. It ... Read more

1 week ago by Special to the Item.

Unseasonable cool front for Mother’s Day

By Skip Rigney Temperatures Tuesday afternoon hit 90 degrees in Pearl River County for the first time since October. But a cool front Tuesday night ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Now it’s time to plant my garden

By Jan Miller Penton The dark, rich soil spilling from the dump truck into my newly built planter causes me delight. I can imagine the ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Prepare for near 90 degree weather

By Skip Rigney The last time it was undeniably hot was back during the first week of October when afternoon highs reached the middle 90s ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Noticing change in a brave new world

By Jan Penton Miller On this gorgeous spring morning I trekked through my neighborhood with my furry friend leading the way. Because Missy, my mighty ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Letting the fear fade because he watches me

By Jan Miller Penton My coffee had grown cold as I sat thinking about all the ways life had changed. Who would have believed a ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

April was a busy month in Dixie Alley

By Skip Rigney April often brings more tornadoes to the mid-South than any other month of the year, and April 2020 is living up to, ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

An Easter to remember

By Jan Miller Penton Across the lake children are playing catch in their backyard. From my shady spot under a Live Oak I sit down ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

Warm, dry start to spring – storms possible again Sunday

By Skip Rigney For the second week in a row, there is a possibility of severe thunderstorms on Sunday. However, before discussing that threat, let’s ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

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