Do you make efforts to volunteer in the community when possible? • Yes – 75% • No – 25%


Gov. Phil Bryant’s call for a special legislative session today to deal with 2016 budget year issues convenes as state agencies at many levels develop a clearer picture of how much, if any, funding has been cut from program budgets for the new year, beginning Friday. The Daily Journal reported in its Monday edition how […]

In an unprecedented move, Gov. Phil Bryant has called the legislature into special session because of problems with the budget for this fiscal year, which ends on Thursday. He is asking for authority to take unlimited amounts of money from the state’s rainy day fund to fix this year’s problems. But the real budget problems […]

Do you make an effort to volunteer in the community when possible?

Do you make efforts to volunteer in the community when possible?

From educators touring a major manufacturing plant to local citizens being honored for service and dedication, there was plenty of good news last week throughout Northeast Mississippi. Before we prepare for the week ahead, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights from last week: • Northeast Mississippi educators have been touring Toyota […]

When we look around we not only see good people in the world, we can also learn from the traits that contribute to their goodness. Take Tupelo’s Jennie Lynn Johnson, who recently attended the 44th annual Jefferson Award Foundation National Ceremony in Washington, D.C. She had been nominated for the top award, known as “America’s […]

After 52 years, the announcement of the closing of the investigation of the murders of three civil rights workers in Neshoba County by members of the White Knights of the Ku Klux Klan was in many ways anti-climactic. The June 21, 1964 “Mississippi Burning” murders of activists Michael Schwerner, Andrew Goodman and James Chaney are […]

The risk of hunger among a surprising number of people in Northeast Mississippi becomes more visible when regular sources of free or deeply discounted food supplies run low. That’s the current situation at the Salvation Army in Tupelo. About 40 families come regularly to get free canned or dry food at the SA Carnation Street […]