Letters to the Editor: Sept. 21, 2014

Making choices may be too late Most people take a rational approach to making difficult decisions, especially decisions that will have...

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 […]

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 […]

Houston resident protests funeral policy This letter is concerning the Houston School District policy on not allowing the usage of the school facilities by teachers and former administrators for events of personal and public interest. I, Zora B. Cousin, requested the usage of the Houston High School Auditorium to hold my husband, Warren G. Cousin […]

Tupeloan praises help of young man On Friday, Aug. 15, after leaving the beauty shop, I stopped by Kroger to fill up with gas. As always, I had put the numbers in the pump when a nice young man said, “Let me fill that for you.” After expressing my thanks to him, I replied, “You […]

AP course system needs reformation Anyone interested in quality education would commend the efforts of Tupelo High School as they attempt to return some sanity to the practice of AP course offerings. As a college mathematics teacher, I found it troubling that of my students who had credit for AP Calculus, few, if any, earned […]

Men, take a stand opposing violence against all women With the football season having started, I want to challenge all coaches to teach their players about taking a stand opposing violence against women and girls. I want to commend the staff at Oklahoma University who on Aug. 18 suspended Joe Mixon who pled not guilty […]

Musgrove’s lawsuit isn’t about fully funding MAEP In response to a column by, capitol reporter Bobby Harrison, there’s a big difference between the Better Schools, Better Jobs push for full state funding of K-12 without new taxes and a lawsuit going after funds the school districts were promised but never got. Better Schools, Better Jobs […]

Wait on the results before banning e-cigs Many people are wanting to kick the cigarette habit and have found a way to do so in e-cigs. Nicotine exposure from e-cigarettes is real, although studies suggest that exposure is far less from e-cig vapors than from the smoke of regular cigarettes. Nicotine emissions are 10 times […]

Know the history before rendering harsh judgment Wouldn’t life be lovelier and more peaceful if we could all be naive enough to believe in any conflict that there were “no people of good conscience on the opposing side,” especially in a group as large as the Palestinians including all the powerless civilians just struggling to […]