Thomas Bedwell, 87... READ MORE
GREENWOOD — It’s painful that Viking Range is only about a third of the size it was a dozen years ago, when the company was blowing and going and persuaded the state of Mississippi to kick in $3 million to help with the company’s expansion into refrigeration manufacturing.
As the warm spring air wafted into the church, the sound of an old piano playing hymns echoed through the countryside.
I could imagine worshipers riding up in carriages or on horseback as they did so long ago. It wasn’t hard to picture the past Sunday at China Grove United Methodist Church.
Mississippi has been stuck in an unhealthy competition for the past two decades. While it’s not technically a competition for jobs, that’s clearly a motivator and a direct by-product of the tug-of-war.
It’s a competition for inmates.
I love my country. The United States of America is my home, and I’m proud to be an American. But there’s no doubting that our nation has flaws, and one in particular really bothers me. It’s the systematic approach we try to use to fix every issue.
Two hundred and twenty-six years ago, the Federalists were having trouble getting the states to ratify the new Constitution of the United States. The anti-Federalists, led by Samuel Adams, John Hancock and Patrick Henry, feared the proposed constitution did not adequately protect the individual rights of the common man.
This question is often asked of our members, or at least considered by many. In fact, I see it cross the minds of people when they hear I’m the pastor at Columbia Presbyterian Church. What is a Presbyterian? Is it some strange cult or weird group of people?