I was skimming through my emails last week as I usually do, when a particular one caught my attention. Being in addiction advocacy, I am a member of several out reach groups. Like myself, these groups join forces with those of us trying to make a difference in the opioid epidemic.
Few men in the young United States in 1800 held a job more dangerous than 19-year-old John Lee Swaney.
He was a post rider who delivered mail between Nashville and Natchez.
Last Monday, I went to feed my chickens, a regular part of the day. When I turned the corner at the chicken house, there lay all of my chickens, dead. Every one, just lying there like they had been struck by lightning at one time. Eight hens and one rooster, all still and dead.
Words will fail us when we need them most. The double loss of both recently elected Police Juryman “Bo” and his wife Charlotte Aarons is one of those times. We all share in silence the suffering of their family.
We have a great recovery community in Catahoula Parish, with support groups available and now our sober living Houses for women, the advocacy is becoming stronger.
"At length the gentle tinkle of a bell was heard," wrote 19th century Mississippi historian and writer John F.H. Claiborne in one of his many stories about the pioneers.
The good news first. LSU won quite handily Saturday night over Georgia, clinching the SEC Championship. They are now rated Number 1 and will face Number 4 Oklahoma on December 28th.
If you like the changes that have made Jena, Louisiana, more attractive and that have contributed to its economic resilience in the face of regional decline, then you’ll be happy to know that Harrisonburg citizens have enlisted the help of Code Studio, the same urban designers responsible for gui
I used to really look forward to the holiday season. It was a time when drinking was accepted and expected. Well-stocked bars, at work place christmas parties and unending eggnog become the welcome norm. Merry Christmas...