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Sparklight offers free internet through FCC program

As part of its ongoing commitment to bridge the digital divide and ensure affordable internet access to the communities it serves, Sparklight will offer free internet service for qualifying …
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Coffee Time: WHY SO MANY ‘THOU SHALT NOT?’

Does it seem to you that God is always saying “No” or “Don’t do that” or “Thou shalt not?”  If you think that, you are not alone. Many people feel the …

Easter egg hunt scheduled in March for local families

Easter will arrive early this year, with the holiday set to be celebrated Sunday, March 31; and the City of Long Beach is hosting an Easter Egg Hunt the weekend before the Easter holiday. The …

Kara's Sights & Bites: Super Bowl 58 wasn’t a total loss

Super Bowl 58 has come and gone, quickly replaced last week with Valentine’s Day and Mardi Gras hype. But that didn’t stop me from putting into practice some really good tips I picked up …

MISSISSIPPI MUSIC TEACHERS ASSOCIATION RECEIVES MISSISSIPPI ARTS COMMISSION GRANT

The Mississippi Music Teachers Association was awarded a $4,250 grant from the Mississippi Arts Commission. This grant is a portion of the more than $1.75 million in grants the Commission awarded in …

Mayor and Board of Aldermen Meeting Agenda, February 20, 2024

Mayor and Board of Aldermen Meeting Agenda, February 20, 2024 @ 5:00 PM City Hall Meeting Room 201 Jefferson Avenue Long Beach, MS  39560

Kara Kimbrough
It’s hard to beat a grilled steak and twice baked potato when it’s time to create a special meal for two.

Kara's Sights & Bites: It's not too late to celebrate Valentine's Day

There’s a good chance you’re reading this on Valentine’s Day or maybe the weekend following the day when a special meal of some kind is required with your significant other. Even if …

Kara's Sights & Bites: New York City didn’t disappoint, even in January

I’ve previously shared my love of visiting New York City.  However, traveling to the chilly island surrounded by water in the dead of winter, aka January, was not something I’d …

Kara's Sights & Bites: Whatever you do, don't call 'em casseroles

Delivering dinner at the end of 2023 to friends who’ve helped me with various needs throughout the year proved to be more challenging than anticipated. Upon asking about the favorite foods of …
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Coffee Time: “YOUR HEART’S A LIAR”

If you are in the habit of consulting only yourself, trusting your own instincts and believing that you will know in your heart what to do when the time comes, then you have a big problem. In …

Coffee Time: “DELIBERATELY STOMPED ON? LEARN TO LAUGH”

You probably woke that fateful morning, assuming everything would probably run along on the accustomed track. Never dreaming – or nightmaring – that particular day would be so much …

Coffee Time: “NEVER, NEVER, NEVER GIVE UP”

Have you ever watched a volleyball game and witnessed an entire team suddenly duck under the net and join the other team? Gasping for a breath of hope that isn’t there, they had finally thrown …
Movie Reviews
I had high hopes for “Lisa Frankenstein,” whose trailers promised a lead performance from Kathryn Newton (of the gleefully twisted body-switch horror-comedy “Freaky”) and a …
As much as I enjoyed the fun, exciting trailers for “Argylle” that made excellent use of the film’s eclectic cast, there was one element that told me the movie was in serious …
         Not every week brings a shiny new blockbuster for me to review. Sometimes I need to look to the holdovers. Sadly, I’m not referring to “The …
Last week I wrote about “Mean Girls” and the problem of having seen a version of the movie before, which made it too familiar and predictable. I meant it in a very literal sense – …
Hudson's Journey
As a parent, we fear so many things while raising our children. We understand the underlying risks in most of our daily adventures, but we always think “not us” and we choose to live. We …
Happy 2024!     As we all plan for the coming year, the possible and impossible resolutions made, the highest hope for a better tomorrow, I know whose hands our future falls in: …
  During this Christmas season, we all get overwhelmed with all the “things to do” to have the most “perfect” Christmas. “Perfect" is subjective, …
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With Beyoncé’s foray into country music, the genre is finally breaking free from the stereotypes that have long dogged it
On Super Bowl Sunday, Beyoncé released two country songs – “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em” – that elicited a mix of admiration and indignation. This is not her first foray into the genre, but it is her most successful and controversial entry. …
With Beyoncé’s foray into country music, the genre is finally breaking free from the stereotypes that have long dogged it
On Super Bowl Sunday, Beyoncé released two country songs – “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em” – that elicited a mix of admiration and indignation. This is not her first foray into the genre, but it is her most successful and controversial entry. …
EPA has tightened its target for deadly particle pollution − states need more tools to reach it
Tens of millions of Americans, including many Texans like me, live in counties that will soon be violating air pollution particle standards for the first time. It’s not that our air is getting …
The best states for going solar in 2024
The ConsumerAffairs Research Team analyzed data from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Energy Information Administration, and the Database of State Incentives for Renewables & Efficiency to determine which states are the best for solar energy.
Americans sleep least in these U.S. cities – 2024 study
To determine cities where residents are getting the most and least sleep, SmartAsset ranked 100 of the largest U.S. cities according to the percentage of adults who reported getting less than seven hours of sleep per night on average.