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A sizable number of residents in and near Walnut, Tippah County’s northern-most municipality, for decades have commuted to Memphis and...
What’s the quickest way to make a small fortune? Squander a big one. One common way to do that is to sell timber too cheaply. Typical scenario: A man and his wife have some country acreage – perhaps the land that one of their daddies farmed way back when. Most of it reverted to woods […]
In a Dec. 4 speech, President Barack Obama declared income “inequality” to be “the defining challenge of our time.” It is time for me to come clean, to own up to a dark secret I have been hiding most of my life. It is embarrassing to admit it, but I suffer from income inequality. Yes, […]
When will we regain our common sense? I saw on Fox News where a 6-year-old, a first-grader, kissed the hand of a little girl, and he was suspended from school for alleged sexual harassment. Can you imagine, a 6-year-old? If teachers want to do something good, then teach teenagers to dress with a moral attitude, […]
Is the kind of cooperation used to bring a new industry to Walnut the best method for prosperity?
Toyota’s still-expanding success in manufacturing Corollas at its plant in Blue Springs every day more closely resembles the broader expectations created when the Japan-based car giant announced in February 2007 that it would build an assembly plant at an industrial megasite owned equally and jointly by a three-county alliance. Toyota Motor Manufacturing Mississippi conducted a […]
I shall always deeply regret that a bad cold kept me from visiting Bill Allain about three months before he passed away. Father Mike O’Brien, my pastor at Saint Richard Catholic Church told me months earlier that Allain was in declining health and he occasionally took Holy Communion to him at a private care facility […]
Some people believe that for all things, there is a higher purpose.Sometimes, it’s hard to disagree with that faith. Take for example, Ashland attorney John Booth Farese, a man who has survived at least two private plane crashes. Recently, he and I were talking about a lawsuit I was interested in. But John Booth had […]
Voter identification process near start The majority of Mississippi voters cast a ballot in favor of a constitutional photo identification requirement. As secretary of state and chief elections officer for Mississippi, the Legislature has tasked our agency with implementing voter ID. While the vast majority of us have one of the many forms of acceptable […]
How positive has the impact of Toyota at Blue Springs been in Northeast Mississippi?