Rianna Gibbs Wilson
Pain wracks through my being when I have to do the unimaginable for a newspaper publisher: Turn down a paid advertisement. Yet I’ve done it before and I’m sure I’ll do it again when the person placing the ad wants to do something illegal.
A Mississippian who moved to Nashville 60 years ago – the time elapsed cannot change his true residency – recently mailed me a kind note and gift. The man is a Winona native who still takes his hometown newspaper (my kind of guy), and he had read a column I had written about reasons to move to Mississippi.
Next week is Thanksgiving. For some in Columbia and Marion County, it will mean a few days off with family and friends. For others, the allure of Thanksgiving is the beginning of the Christmas shopping season, and while I’m in bed early Friday morning, they will be mobbing the stores in hopes of finding that perfect gift.
Columbians seem to want a break for the middle class from a federal tax cut plan being discusssed in Congress. An overwhelming majority in our weekly poll said the most needed part of the bill is helping middle-class families (see below for the full results).
As I’m writing this Thursday morning from my chaotic desk that looks like a cyclone rampaged through the office but only managed to hit my area in the newsroom, I can’t help but think how sad anybody affiliated with the Columbia School District should have felt when they heard the news of Columbia head football coach James Harvey resigning.