In the wake of the pitched battle over Initiative 42, the expectation after the election was that lawmakers would be moved to address a more robust effort to fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. But state revenue collections suggest that lawmakers may well face yet another revenue shortfall during the 2016 legislative session. That’s based […]

Robert E. Luckett Jr., assistant professor of history and director of the Margaret Walker Center for the Study of the African-American Experience at Jackson State University, has captured a previously-unexplored story of the 1960s civil rights era in Mississippi in a critical book about the state’s late Attorney General Joe T. Patterson. In the book, […]

Will you travel by car or pick-up truck during the Thanksgiving holiday?

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 […]