As most citizens discern the facts about how Mississippi’s Initiative 42 would change our state constitution, I believe they will vote no. Why? Because Initiative 42 with all its good intentions to fund education, nevertheless, removes representative government from the people and places the power to decide education budgets into the hands of a chancery […]

I made the mistake of hitting a link to an online costume shop, and it was on the verge of being unsafe for work. If a co-worker had walked by at that time, I might’ve earned a trip to the human resources office. But I would’ve argued the link said “Halloween,” so I was expecting […]

You don’t even have to wonder what will happen now that nine more random shootings have occurred in the most innocuous of settings: the classroom of a community college. The pattern is well–established. There will be an initial outpouring of grief. There will be outrage, except, of course, from the likes of some presidential hopefuls […]

Community civic leaders and longtime supporters of the Salvation Army’s work in Tupelo unveiled on Wednesday a $2.2 million capital campaign for major campus expansion at the Salvationists’ facilities on Carnation Street near the BNSF railroad and the Mississippi Department of Public Health. The Army’s work on the Mississippi Gulf Coast after the devastation caused […]

Hillary Clinton is borrowing from Richard Nixon, a man she worked to impeach while a staff member of the House Judiciary Committee in the early 1970s. Like Nixon, whose handlers successfully fooled a majority of voters by trotting out a “new Nixon” after his election defeats in 1960 and 1962, Hillary Clinton is trying to […]

The Coffee Clutchers were burning perfectly good daylight again the other day, using it up on the porch at Arthur’s sucking up ragweed pollen and coffee. It didn’t take one of us long to bring up the good old days. “Before fire ants and coyotes moved in around here, we used to have lots of […]

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Two major Northeast Mississippi employers celebrated milestone events this week, adding jobs, manufacturing capacity and investment to the region’s economy. Ashley Furniture Industries announced it would expand its manufacturing operation in Ecru, already the world’s largest upholstered furniture plant, by 175,000 square feet with a $6 million investment. Yokohoma Tire Manufacturing Mississippi on Monday opened […]