At this particular moment in time, when political polarization rips the social fabric of our communities, I believe people are desperate for opportunities to unify for a common cause. I believe those opportunities are all around us, but we just have to keep an open mind. In fact, I think something as seemingly innocuous as a social/athletic club can serve as one of these unifying factors and can have community-transformative power. As I said in my last article, pickleball is truly a sport for everyone, a "universal" sport. It is also a social sport, which provides a time and space for the fostering of relationships and camaraderie. The relationships and social bonds that are built comprise the social capital of our community. This is capital that can be drawn upon in times of stress or conflict, when we must come together for a cause greater than ourselves. We saw the benefit of these relationships recently as people came together to aid in recovery from the tornado and flooding. The … [Read more...] about Get Moving: Why join a club anyway?
Hits, homers and heaters defined Hickman softball’s win at home over Camdenton on Monday.Freshman Lucy Hurtado led off the game with a walk and stole second on the next pitch. The pitch after that, Hurtado scored on a single from teammate Avery Throckmorton. That set the tone for the rest of the game.The Lakers entered the game 1-4, allowing 11.2 runs per game, but the Kewpies didn’t let that cloud their focus.“We prepare the same way we prepare for everyone. We’re playing ourselves. We don’t worry about who we play,” head coach Courtney Haskell said.The game didn’t need to go the full distance. Hickman batters jumped out to a 5-0 lead after the first inning and didn’t let up. A walk in the third inning triggered a mercy-rule win for the Kewpies. The final score was 15-0.Pitcher Emma Henley anchored the defense throughout the game. The sophomore threw three shutout innings and struck out three Laker batters. Henley only allowed one hit … [Read more...] about Kewpies drain the Lakers
If the name “Spanglish” sounds familiar, it’s because owners Tomas and Lynda Prado have set up shop in the Charleston area once before.The Prados in 2018 opened Spanglish Cuban Kitchen at Workshop, with hopes of introducing Charleston area eaters to their professional take on Miami’s celebrated home cooking. But the stall’s space constraints weren’t compatible with their culinary vision, so they started shopping for a restaurant where they could offer a full menu of traditional dishes and drinks, and play music to match.Spanglish Cocina + Bar is now open in the former Bluerose on St. Andrews Blvd., serving ropa vieja, croquetas, tostones and flan, among other favorites from the Prados’ south Florida childhoods.While Spanglish is one of the few Cuban-inspired restaurants in the Lowcountry, Tomas Prado says his longing for proper picadillo predates the couple’s arrival in Charleston. He was living in New York, working for chefs such as … [Read more...] about Spanglish is now open
Harold Gater Mississippi Clarion Ledger Published 10:24 AM EDT Sep 17, 2019 A Mississippi man has been charged with making terroristic threats, according to reports. Abdulkhaliq Mohammed Murshid was in Lauderdale County Justice Court on September 10 when authorities say he made suspicious comments that led to an investigation of his activities, WTOK reported. "Court personnel were concerned about some comments made in a threatening manner by Mr. Murshid," The Meridian Star reported. Murshid was arrested Friday based on information uncovered during an investigation into a social media post, Chief Deputy Ward Calhoun told the newspaper. It was not reported what threats Murshid allegedly made. Murshid had been out on bond for a felony charge of conspiracy to sell spice, a synthetic marijuana, according to Calhoun. Murshid is being held without bond in the Lauderdale County Detention Facility. The Mississippi Department of Revenue, the … [Read more...] about Mississippi man charged with making terroristic threats
The two major-party candidates for Mississippi governor are debating about debating. Second-term Republican Lt. Gov. Tate Reeves and fourth-term Democratic Attorney General Jim Hood say they have accepted multiple invitations for televised debates before the Nov. 5 election. But, so far, they have agreed on only one date — Oct. 10 in front of a live audience at the University of Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg. The debate would be carried on statewide TV. Reeves said last week that he had accepted invitations for debates Sept. 25 in Jackson and Oct. 10 in Hattiesburg. Hood said in August that he wants to debate in the northern, central and southern parts of the state. On Saturday, the Reeves campaign posted a photo on Twitter of three people in duck costumes holding signs that said Hood was ducking debates. Hood said Monday that he had accepted three invitations — Oct. 10 in Hattiesburg, Oct. 17 in Tupelo and Oct. 29 in Jackson. “As a reminder, this election is … [Read more...] about Mississippi governor candidates agree on 1 debate date