Despite a second major damaging tornado in three years, Northeast Mississippians can review 2014 and see significant infrastructure accomplishments for the broader good, especially in completion and opening of new highways and thoroughfares for safety and economic development. Two major links in what has long been thought of as a regional system opened or soon […]

A real possibility exists that control of the U.S. Senate will not be determined until Dec. 6 in neighboring Louisiana – a month after the elections are concluded in other states. Louisiana’s unique blanket primary system could result in all political eyes turning toward the Bayou state for a full month after the Nov. 4 […]

Documentary filmmaker Ken Burns has gone and done it again, tied me to my chair for seven nights. As he has done in the past with lengthy documentaries on everything from the Civil War to baseball, a sport I don’t even like but still couldn’t stop watching Burns’ take on it, the filmmaker now has […]

Mississippi fails to act on obvious opportunity The article in Tuesday’s Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (Sept. 16, 2014) about Mississippi’s weakening sales tax revenue goes to great lengths to explain economic consequences and possible causes, but fails to mention the 800 pound gorilla comfortably seated in the chambers of our legislature – Mississippi’s failure to […]

Will you travel on the new Barnes Crossing Road extended once fully opened?

Confirmation on Monday that a restaurant and offices will share a refurbished structure in the West Jackson Street redevelopment in Tupelo’s near west side strengthens optimism that the $2.9 million investment and commitment by the Neighborhood Development Corporation can unfold as envisioned. The private-sector investment will fashion a ground-level restaurant on the site of a […]

A rising and enterprising international car service finds itself at the intersection of civics and technology. In Mississippi and elsewhere, this means the company has been and continues to be in trouble with the law, too. Now known simply as Uber (German for “over”), the ride-sharing service was cranked up five years ago in San […]

Growing up, I was told I could do anything. I could have any job I wanted, so long as I worked hard. I could even be president. Somewhere along the way, though, society stepped in with its own lessons. No, don’t drive or be out late at night. Don’t wear anything too revealing. Watch your […]

Muslims in Tupelo denounce ISIS We begin with the name of God, the Almighty, The One who is Constant and Abundant in Mercy It is by His Grace and Benevolence that we, the members of the Islamic Center of Tupelo, are blessed to be citizens of the United States of America, especially in the community […]