Tags » Small Town Life

Unseasonably Warm Weather

We had some unseasonably warm weather last weekend so we decided we should get in another camping trip before it’s too cold. It was in the low 70s during the day and low 50s at night. 480 more words

Small Town Life

Restraining Tax Increases Isn't Enough: We Need Residential Tax Decreases

I noted last week that one of the mayoral candidates in Cobourg was proposing a 10% decrease in taxes over four years. That’s only 2.5% per year, but he claims it can be accomplished just by controlling the amount of money the town spends on consultants. 535 more words


Selling Your Historic Home

Selling Those Old Houses

No one can expect to successfully market (translation: sell!) an historic home without doing their homework. You have to spend enough time learning about this exciting, but complicated, marketing niche to make it work. 435 more words

Home Ownership

The Stephen D. Lee Home

General Stephen Dill Lee was a heroic soldier, educator, writer and political leader. His home is now a museum in Columbus, Mississippi …

Born in Charleston, South Carolina, on September 22, 1833, Stephen Dill Lee was a distant relative of both “Light Horse Harry” and Robert E. 346 more words

God's Country

Waverly Mansion

Waverly Mansion in Mississippi is one of the most unique and architecturally significant antebellum homes in America. It is located off Old Waverly Road between the cities of Columbus and West Point … 152 more words

God's Country

Maritime Mary: Squash and More

It was one of those fall days, the kind you envision when thinking about the season. The sun was bright, giving beautiful gentle heat, the wind light, stirring green and recently changed leaves. 106 more words

Guest Writers

Mississippi is Among the Most Tax-Friendly States to Live In

10 Most Tax-Friendly States in the U.S.

4. Mississippi

State income tax: 3%-5%

State sales tax: 7%

Gas taxes and fees: $0.18 per gallon

The Magnolia State is home to some of the lowest property taxes in the nation. 140 more words

Home Ownership