Thursday Apr 10
No, America is not going to become Mississippi.
Holly Springs, Mississippi, is a town of about 7600 people. It's about a 45-minute drive from where I grew up , a small-college town, home of the historically black Rust College.
Thursday Apr 10
The Jackson Sun
All kinds of character: 76th annual Holly Springs Pilgrimage is this weekend
Holly Springs, Mississippi has adopted the slogan "All Kinds of Character!" According to Shamecca Fitts, Office & Group Sales Manager of the Holly Springs Tourism & Recreation Bureau, Holly Springs has many different architectural styles, character in its buildings, and in its people.
The Heritage Foundation
Religious Freedom Wins in Mississippi
In a victory for religious freedom, last week Mississippi Governor Phil Bryant signed into law the state's Religious Freedom Restoration Act.
National Review Online
As the law was awaiting the governor's signature this week, Tesla DeBerry - a black pastor in Holly Springs, Miss., whose Opulent Life Baptist Church had run-ins with zoning laws hostile to religion - addressed some of the critics of the new religious-freedom measure, now signed by the governor , in an interview with
Our Opinion: Smoking report shows divide based on income
Mississippi's statewide efforts and struggles in urging residents to adopt healthier life practices have met with limited but significant success, including a reduction in the obesity rate among children, but in other areas like smoking cessation the results are mixed and challenging.
Religious Act important to protect churches
As an African-American pastor of a small Baptist church, I support the Mississippi Religious Freedom Restoration Act because it could have made me and my congregation's lives far more productive in our first two years of existence.