Letters to the Editor: Aug. 24, 2014

Musgrove’s lawsuit isn’t about fully funding MAEP In response to a column by, capitol reporter Bobby Harrison, there’s a big...

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 […]

Twenty-five years ago, Tupelo’s growth was making travel on its limited streets almost impossible. Being Tupelo, we set out to fix that problem, and we have. The Major Thoroughfare Program was established as a citizen-led, pay-as-you-go plan to build the streets we needed. The huge success of that program is obvious this month with the […]

The Humane Society of the United States, which is unaffiliated with any local animal shelter, is a financially wasteful and deceptive organization. It does not operate a single shelter, and gives only 1 percent of its money to local shelters. Fundraising is HSUS’ largest cash cow, and it does so by exploiting both animals and […]

Linder’s honor reflects a career of high values Congratulations to Coach Mickey Linder on being selected to the Mississippi Sports Coaches Hall of Fame. We, the parents of former Tupelo football and basketball players, appreciate all the time and efforts that this special man invested in our young men. He instilled in them moral values, […]

Hardee’s commercial approaches indecency I sometimes think that much like ancient Rome, we get sidetracked by bread and circuses ( I will follow up on that thought). While we are distracted by all of the political issues, our society is swirling downward. “Salacious” means treating sexual matters in an indecent way and typically conveying undue […]

Americans must restore their government again I am a senior citizen and a Christian conservative. I have voted Republican all my life. I believe in the Constitution, small government, low taxes, free speech, right to bear arms, national security, legal immigration, state’s rights, life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness. You have heard of the […]

Long-time resident longs for intra-county accords I live in a newly annexed area of Tupelo and am on North Lee Water. I have been on North Lee Water for 25 years, and for 25 years I have often had discolored water and many boil water notices. I was opposed to being annexed because Tupelo had […]

Common Core suffers from ideological attacks In 2007, Janet Napolitano, then the Democratic governor of Arizona and the chair of the National Governors’ Association, wrote an initiative for the year, as is custom for chairs of the NGA. Hers focused on improving the state of American education – specifically math and science – and in […]