Photo: Lafayette County covered bridge and unidentified boy, early 1950s


This is one of my favorite Lafayette County vintage photos I’ve ever seen.

It is a covered bridge that was torn down about 1952 or 1953.  Joe Black, posting on Facebook, identified it as “the covered bridge at Fudgetown;”I’m guessing it was below Fudgetown (the road from Fudgetown south crossed the Yocona River […]

Today: Vote in the Third Circuit Court judicial runoff in North Mississippi


Folks in the following counties have an important judicial election tomorrow: Lafayette, Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Marshall, Tippah, Union. The candidates on the ballot are Kelly Luther and Shirley Byers. I have previously posted about Shirley Byers’s prior experience as a judge.

I am supporting Kelly Luther. He has 19 […]

Remember that lawsuit by the Sons of Confederate Veterans?

That memorial lawsuit by the Sons of Confederate Veterans seems to have gone nowhere. They got issued a summons for a Rule 81 hearing (what were they seeking, a divorce?) for a hearing that was never actually scheduled, and a lawyer appeared for the University, and then… nothing. Not even a return on the summons. […]

We All Must Look The Same To Them

Anderson is going to love this one.

This was in the Chittenango, New York may have been in a newspaper’s sports section this morning. From Shannon Lovejoy on Facebook.

Update: I wondered about the cut off masthead, which should have been a big read flag. When someone goof on Facebook tried to foist this […]

Being an Ole Miss fan will break your heart. That, and the lost cause


When I was fourteen, kids in town could sell football programs. We’d get a ticket to the game as a part of the deal, and we’d come home with a good chunk of change if we were good at selling programs. Kids really devoted to making money would sell soft […]

Big Gay Ice Cream Truck comes to Oxford

New York’s Big Gay Ice Cream Truck is a pioneer and national award winner in the food truck business. They’re doing a Southern Tour, hitting North Carolina, Atlanta (yesterday & today), Birmingham (tomorrow, near Highlands at Five Points), and then Oxford outside Big Bad Breakfast on Friday afternoon. They are writing about the Southern […]

Lafayette County Bar to sponsor judicial candidate forum October 21st

The Lafayette County Bar will hold a judicial candidate forum on October 21, 2014 at Boure starting at 4PM. All judicial candidates on the ballot in Lafayette County are invited, which means three candidates for a circuit post, three for a chancery post, and two for a second chancery post. Judge Jimmy Maxwell of the […]

Nate Silver is starting to like Ole Miss’s chances.

This may be an odd pill for you Red State folks to swallow, but Nate Silver is starting to like Ole Miss’s chances of making the college football championship series.

You heard that right. Apparently, if you use “being in the top four at the end” as a stand in for “making the championship series,” […]

Be Careful Our There this Weekend in Oxford

An email from the mayor is circulating in the legal community, describing a coordinating meeting with law enforcement getting hyper-vigilant. It concludes: “We will be EXCEPTIONALLY diligent in enforcing alcohol odinances and will have ZERO tolerance of people instigating problems LET EVERYONE KNOW that it will be easy to get arrested in Oxford this weekend.”

Notes on the Confederate Memorial Lawsuit: Yes, the Mississippi standing cases are a mess

In a prior posts about standing, I cited a number of Mississippi cases that pretty clearly hold that, while Mississippi has more forgiving rules for standing than the federal cases, there is still a requirement that the plaintiff have a claim of individual injury. In comments, John Pittman Hey pointed to some cases that come […]