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Juneteenth activities planned

On Saturday, June 15, the Juneteenth in the Pass committee will host a day-long event in observance of Juneteenth. The Emancipation Proclamation ended slavery in the Confederacy, but it …
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Historic Friendship Oak witnesses decades of history on Gulf Park Campus

"I am called the Friendship Oak. Those who enter my shadow will remain friends through all their lifetime." The historical landmark on The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) Gulf …

Physician assistant program launching soon at USM

The University of Southern Mississippi’s (USM) new physician assistant program, announced last summer, is progressing expeditiously, with plans to matriculate the initial cohort in fall 2025. …

Movie Review: IF"

My biggest complaint about writer/director/star John Krasinski’s new movie “IF”… is that it’s a movie. What I mean is that Krasinski clearly has some broad ideas for …
The City of Long Beach’s Annual Summer Splash Day has been extended to two days this year and will take place on Saturday, June 15, and also on Saturday, July 20, from noon until 1 p.m. The event is free and provides an opportunity for youth to meet with local firefighters.

Two opportunities for Summer Splash Day offered this year

Instead of just one day of fun in the sun – and water – with local firefighters, this year’s Summer Splash Day has been expanded to two days. “Last year…it was …
Reverend Jon Kaufman with First United Methodist Church of Long Beach led the prayer for those who work in education.

Local leaders and citizens join National Day of Prayer Service

“Prayer is a force as real as territorial gravity,” said Dr. Alexis Carrel. “As a physician, I have seen men, after all therapy had failed, lifted out of disease and melancholy by …

Kara Kimbrough
LeFleur's Bluff State Park, located just minutes from Interstate 55 in Jackson, offers beautiful wooded areas in which to hike and enjoy some peace and quiet in a convenient location.

Kara's Sights and Bites: A hidden oasis for camping, hiking and relaxing is closer than you think

The City of Jackson is filled with many wonderful historic attractions, including my favorite, the beautiful Old Capitol Museum. But sometimes, the need for a little R & R that doesn't involve …

Kara's Sights & Bites: Lighten up! It's time to celebrate spring

Mother’s Day may have come and gone, along with a few college graduations, but there are still plenty of special occasions occurring from now until summer. High school graduations, bridal …

Kara's Sights & Bites: No-pan dinners mean no dishes to wash; easy, delicious meals

Ordinarily, I will entertain an alternate train of thought...but on this topic, I stand first. One of – if not THE – worst parts of cooking is dealing with the pile of dirty pots and pans …
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Coffee Time: “'YOU’RE GOOD AT IT,’ BUT IS THAT A GOOD THING?”

You are one talented and gifted person – no doubt. When He tucked you into your mom’s womb, your Creator handed you some abilities that are expressly yours. You may be one who …

Coffee Time: “WHERE DO TODDLERS SPEND ETERNITY?”

Hmmm…evidently an often-thought-about and frequently asked question. Along with many other thought-provoking ones, like: If a baby dies, does that infant go to heaven automatically? And will …

Coffee Time: “LOCKED UP AND SECURE – OR SCARY?”

Do they bother you? Do walls and fences cause claustrophobia in you? How about locked doors and gates? Do they bring about a fierce need to find the key and escape? The obvious answer for most …
Movie Reviews
In this era of constant reboots and re-imaginings and the like, “Planet of the Apes” has had a pretty successful run. 2011’s “Rise of the Planet of the Apes” was such a …
There has been a push in recent years for the Oscars to add an award for stunt work. I’m all for it, sure, give some often-unrecognized professionals their moment in the sun. My guess is …
Since “Challengers” begins practically at the end of its story, I think I’ll begin this review by talking about the movie’s ending. It ends, as we see in early scenes and is …
          After last week’s heavy, serious, ultraviolent “Civil War,” I needed a movie like the lighter, sillier, also ultraviolent “Abigail.” …
Hudson's Journey
The word “audible” automatically makes us think American football; I can hear Peyton Manning yelling “Omaha” as I am typing. Actually, calling an “audible” can be …
It has been in the news a lot about promoting abortion for disabled babies, even in the State of the Union Address. A lady in Texas crossed the border to secure her abortion of her disabled daughter, …
March is here and the old saying, “out like a lion, in like a lamb” may be true about the weather; but it’s also about everything that was cold finding a new warmth. Blooming, …
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