The two obscure grave plots have remained virtually unnoticed for more than a century and a half. Their presence on this pine-covered hill in southwest Lincoln Parish represents another point in time, another moment in history.
Tilman and Eliza Hemphill were the owners of this 2,000-acre working plantation in the 1850s. Hemphill was a medical doctor, but also owned a general store and a sawmill on this property, just south of Simsboro. Corn and cotton were the staples of this ground, now owned, in part, by Hunt Forest Products of Ruston.
I don’t think a horse has ever been beaten so much without dying but the beast that has become Common Core just doesn’t want to snuff out.
I received an interesting letter in my email the other day containing a petition from several “prominent” Louisiana businesses and organizations urging citizens to support Common Core and the standardized test that is known as the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness of College and Careers, or the PARCC.
I’m all about conviction and commend anyone who would take the time to draw a petition for something they believe in but may I ask a question?
The great electric car debate rolls on. Everyone has his or her own opinion.
Reuters recently came out and accused General Motors of selling its Chevrolet Volt at a sticker price of $40,000, while the car reportedly cost anywhere from $56,000 to $89,000 to manufacture. According to this report, GM is offering a monthly financing deal for the Volt that is generally reserved for $15,000 automobiles. Reuters says that through August, 13,500 had sold, well behind the 40,000 units GM hoped to move in 2012.