Mississippi’s Highway Patrol begins enhanced patrols statewide tonight in an effort to prevent motorists from driving recklessly, dangerously or drunk, three red flags that can prevent preventable – sometimes fatal – accidents. This Thanksgiving holiday weekend, which extends on roadways until midnight Sunday, is among the busiest travel times of the year, and unfortunately, that […]

The Mississippi House could take itself off the hook in deciding the winner in the District 79 race between incumbent Rep. Bo Eaton, D-Taylorsville, and his Republican challenger, Mark Tullos of Raleigh. Instead of selecting a winner in the contest that ended deadlocked as the result of the Nov. 3 general election at 4,589 votes […]

“And now with an editorial response from our viewers we welcome Ms. Emily Litella. Ms Litella.” “What’s all this I hear about President Obama planning to pardon Turkey? I assume this has something to do with Turkey shooting down a Russian fighter jet that crossed over into Turkish territory this week. Well, doesn’t Turkey have […]

Squirrel hunt story saddened a reader When I read “Indoor Thanksgiving Day Hunt” by Robin Morton, my thought was, “How sad!” Mississippi’s flying squirrel is probably the cutest and most entertaining of her wildlife. We had a bird feeder attached to a tall oak, and every evening at good dusk we would see flying squirrels […]

Is a twin-engine aircraft necessary for success of commercial air service in Tupelo?

The Tupelo Airport Authority and three members of the City Council on Monday extensively questioned three owner/executives of Corporate Flight Management, a Nashville-based aviation firm, in the latest search for airline service with staying power at Tupelo Regional Airport. Two other successors to Delta services operating between Tupelo and other cities have not been able […]

Halloween. Thanksgiving. Christmas. Bam, bam, bam. The trifecta of holidays. The middle one is this week. Like a middle child, it becomes lost in the shuffle. Too, from a child’s perspective, there are other reasons Thanksgiving is less than a big deal. Halloween involves costumes, mystery and asking strangers know for candy. Christmas involves people […]

Noxubee County election officials are the target of a federal lawsuit claiming that the county’s failure to purge its voter rolls has inflated the number of registered voters to over 1,000 more people than the county’s actual voting age population. The Public Interest Legal Foundation, led by former Justice Department official Christian Adams, filed the […]

From area residents giving thanks together to the work of creative students on display, plenty of good things happened in our community last week. Before we prepare for the week ahead, let’s take a look back at some of the highlights from last week: • Hundreds gathered at the Link Centre in Tupelo for a […]