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Would you like to have natural gas availability at your residence or business?
Many history lovers in the Baldwyn area and beyond are busy planning a sesquicentennial observance of the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads in mid-June, including a re-enactment on portions of the 1,500 acres that have been purchased or donated to preserve the history and topography of the event. Planners hope residents of the area west of […]
In the aftermath of Jackson Mayor Chokwe Lumumba’s death, a consensus seems to have emerged, at least among his detractors, that he had mellowed with age. After all, isn’t that what happens? Isn’t the standard narrative that youthful idealism gives way to mature realism? But a closer look reveals that may not have been the […]
Darrell Issa, chairman of the House committee leading numerous investigations of the Obama administration, found a new way to silence Democratic critics who question his actions: He shut off the microphones. The California Republican had said that Lois Lerner, a key figure in the IRS targeting of Tea Party groups, would testify before his House […]
Cigar smoking feature had no health warning I was surprised (and frankly disppointed) in the Daily Journal when I read the large feature article in Sunday’s paper (March 9) promoting and extolling a cigar club here in Tupelo. With all the emphasis the paper places on Health and Wellness, to glamorize an organization that sees […]
Should people who desecrate “hallowed” ground have to serve jail time?
Would you be willing to pay a slightly higher fuel tax to ensure that Mississippi’s roads and bridges are adequately maintained?
One of Mississippi’s greatest economic development achievements was the 1987 highway program, which changed the transportation landscape in Northeast Mississippi and helped power the jobs-creation successes of the last two and a half decades. It’s also clear that the four-laning of the formerly treacherous routes of U.S. 78 and U.S. 45 greatly enhanced safety as […]
Mississippi lawmakers are into the home stretch in the 2014 legislative session and one of the surviving bills is House Bill 49, which would require drug testing for some people who apply for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or what is commonly known as “welfare” benefits. House Bill 49 would provide for TANF applicants […]
What are the big spending categories in Mississippi’s General Fund? Well, everybody knows education is number one. Education, which includes public schools, universities, community colleges, schools for the blind and deaf, vocational education, ETV, and libraries, at $2.8 billion accounted for 56.6 percent of General Fund appropriations last fiscal year. Eh, is Medicaid number two? […]