From a group of students being honored for their academic achievements to the ground breaking of a new homeless lodge, plenty of good news took place throughout Northeast Mississippi last week. Before we prepare for the week ahead, let’s take a look at some of the highlights from last week: • Rotary Club of Tupelo […]

Broken lives are important lives, and thank goodness many people recognize that fact. One person who takes time to reach out to those whom many in society would consider broken is Greg Pannell. And part of his compassion stems from the fact that, by his own admission, his life was once broken. Pannell handles most […]

Is everyone who plays fantasy sports a gambler? Of course not, just as not everyone who plays poker or blackjack is a gambler. But are fantasy sports considered gambling by a substantial portion of the people who play it? Absolutely. Ask Joe Asher, operator of Nevada sports book operator William Hill U.S., who told the […]

I’m sure many of your readers are aware that Thursday, May 5, is the annual National Day of Prayer. What a beautiful expression of love for our country. It would be great to have a grand outpouring of our citizens both locally and around the country. It only lasts from 12:20 to 12:40 p.m. at […]

Tupelo’s voters go the polls Tuesday for the sixth time to approve or disapprove a 10-mill property tax to fund the city’s Major Thoroughfare Program. Supporters of the MTP have prevailed by landslide margins in the previous five referendums; funds have been raised to build major new streets and improve existing ones citywide. A simple […]

The anniversary of two deadly and destructive storms in Northeast Mississippi came and went last week with ceremonies in each respective community that marked the incredible feats those residents have made to bounce back after severe devastation. In Smithville, residents and officials gathered in Smithville High School’s gymnasium five years to the day that an […]

It’s going to sound like I’m about to tell you a horror story, but everything comes out fine in the end. Trust me, won’t you? My wife needed shoes. We also wanted to grab something to eat. We thought about taking two cars, but for whatever reason, I agreed to go shoe shopping with her. […]

Mississippi Public Broadcasting’s series called “Conversations” features interviews with notable Mississippians from many walks of life. Thursday night’s episode featured William and Elise Winter, the former governor and first lady of our state. Both have remained active in good causes after official retirement from public life. The interview with Jake McGraw of the William Winter […]

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