Housekeeping: Barbour reveals plan

Gov. Haley Barbour delivered his final “State of the State” address on Jan. 11, urging legislators to spend wisely and calling for additional troopers on the roads and broadening access to quality education. He also announced plans to spend an expected $40-to-$50 million Medicaid surplus to place about 7,800 beneficiaries in home- and community-based services. […]

Cookin with The Columns: A great breakfast or supper dish

Every year at Christmas time we have a little get-together that we call “Breakfast for Supper” where we invite our neighbors and co-workers to come to The Columns and we cook breakfast for everybody–at suppertime.  That’s always been one of my favorite things about Christmas since we moved to Tunica.  We started out just inviting […]

Southern Gardening: Consider these garden resolutions

The brand-new year is the perfect time to make gardening resolutions.My job at Mississippi State University’s Coastal Research and Extension Center in Biloxi gives me the opportunity to answer a lot of questions and solve many garden problems. Based on this experience, here’s my list of resolutions Mississippi gardeners can make to be more successful […]