The sheer number of projects involved in recovery from Tupelo’s 2014 EF-3 tornado continues unfolding, revealing across the damaged areas how extensively the storm impacted neighborhoods and institutions. Joyner neighborhood, among the most heavily damaged by the April 28, 2014, twister, began digging out the day after the storm, but even in the face of […]

NASA has discovered the answer to all of our problems. It is another planet, a possible twin to Earth that could theoretically sustain life. This revelation could be bigger than Columbus “discovering” America, or Lewis and Clark finding the Northwest Passage. It offers the possibility of starting over. Hasn’t the thought crossed the mind of […]

Had 30 minutes mostly to myself the other night while waiting for a meeting to start in the flatlands. Eager to catch up on some reading, I was so looking forward to the luxurious little reserve of uninterrupted alone time. But it’s the height of mosquito season in the Delta, which starts somewhere near Groundhog […]

Sen. Collins deserves a return to Legislature Nancy Colllins is the most principled politician in Northeast Mississippi, but she is also pragmatic about getting stuff done for her district. I witnessed this first hand when she spearheaded landing $20 million in state bond funds to allow Cooper Tire to modernize. Without the new machines, our […]

Do you or someone you know plan to vote by absentee ballot in the Aug. 4 primary?




Mississippi’s absentee voting law is modest in scope compared to many other states, but Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann has raised concerns about fraud associated with voting absentee. He needs to say with specificity that fraud issues overwhelmingly are about unsecured ballots. Mississippi’s statewide party primary voting is Tuesday, but absentee voting has been in […]

The fact that Jim Barksdale, Mississippi’s leading philanthropist and one of the state’s most successful entrepreneurs, has endorsed the citizen-sponsored initiative to enhance the state’s financial commitment to eduction funding should not surprise anyone. After all, it was not that long ago that Barksdale literally tried to “bribe” state leaders to fund public education. In […]

If Dylann Roof thought he would become a Southern hero and reinforce Confederate values across the region by shooting down nine blacks worshiping in a Charleston church, he was totally wrong. Now Roof, a 21-year-old white man, not only faces nine murder charges by the state of South Carolina, he also faces federal hate crime […]

Fusion Furniture Inc. of Ecru announced Tuesday it would add 100,000 square feet of manufacturing space at its Pontotoc County plant, and then add 100 jobs to the payroll of the manufacturer of a diverse furniture line. The project, as widely reported, will cost $1.6 million, and the added jobs will give the company 430 […]