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Thank goodness for cold weather

By Jan Miller Penton I hurried out the door this morning to big, fat, beautiful snowflakes twirling and whirling through the air. This was a ... Read more

2 days ago by Special to the Item.

Trend of warm temperatures continued in 2020

By Skip Rigney The year 2020 was the fifth-warmest for the United States in the last 126 years, which is the period that reliable and ... Read more

2 days ago by Special to the Item.

Religion Column — Weary with the years

By Fr. Jonathan Filkins Well, 2021 has surely started off with a bang; and not the fireworks kind. We note the increased infection rate of ... Read more

1 week ago by Special to the Item.

Tricky forecast with snow nearby on Monday

By Skip Rigney When it’s cold enough, there’s not enough moisture. When there’s enough moisture, it’s not cold enough. This is the meteorological rule of ... Read more

1 week ago by Special to the Item.

NOAA predicts relatively mild January

By Skip Rigney The first weekend of 2021 is off to a seasonable start in terms of temperatures with highs near 60 and lows in ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

An unwelcome house guest

By Jan Miller Penton “There, I hear it again! Come here, Ryan! Listen to this!” And once again…silence. Finally, this became a running joke since ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Christmas cold gives way to returning warm air

By Skip Rigney Cold air made an appearance in south Mississippi for Christmas Eve and Christmas, but it won’t stay long. Today (Saturday) begins a ... Read more

3 weeks ago by Special to the Item.

Brief warmup, but chilly Christmas forecast

By Skip Rigney This past week has been cool, but milder temperatures are on the way especially for Tuesday and Wednesday. But, don’t be fooled. ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

Religion Column — THE Super spreader

By Fr. Jonathan Filkins When we look back upon the year 2020, we shall, (pardon the pun,) do so with perfect eyesight. Even during this ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

Religion Column — To thine own self be true

By Fr. Jonathan Filkins In one of William Shakespeare’s best-known plays, we find the principal character Hamlet bent on avenging his father’s death. The setting ... Read more

1 month ago by Special to the Item.

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