Letters to the Editor: Jan. 25, 2015

The Bible as state book raises some questions I’m absolutely thrilled the state Legislature is going to adopt my Bible as the state...

Black church has answer for Mississippi’s problems In 1960, after nine years in the desegregated military, I came back to Mississippi with a plan to destroy the system of white supremacy. Today, 55 years later, in Mississippi, we have a moral breakdown in the black family, in the black neighborhood, in the black community and […]

Journal criticized for school coverage In 1787, the British parliamentarian Edmund Burke was claimed to have said of the press, according to Thomas Carlyle, that “…there were Three Estates in Parliament; but, in the Reporters’ Gallery yonder, there sat a Fourth Estate more important far than they all.” At this time, the press was making […]

Reader finds change in Obama Some critics, friends and foes alike, in the U.S. and abroad say the president of the USA is a weak leader. I somewhat have agreed but due to the current events, especially after the Nov. 6 election, I have to totally disagree. In the beginning of his career, especially at […]

Thomas writes a good column I would just like to let you know how much I enjoy Mary Thomas. I can remember reading her column before she married. These times we read of so much bad news. It’s nice to read something that will bring a smile to your face. I can relate to the […]

Drones over groups need safety rules The article about drones gaining in popularity in the Tupelo area in the Dec. 22 Daily Journal caught my attention. After witnessing a crash of a quadricopter this summer, I support restrictions on where they can be flown. I was a spectator at a Civil War reenactment and someone […]

Judge John Sheffield given highest praise I would like to write today to share a surprisingly positive experience I recently. And on a Monday, of all days. I had had accompanied my son to court over a ticket stemming from a roadblock. We expected it to go pretty routine, maybe even harshly. Our expectations are […]

Two families turn tragedy into new hope for others Our daughter, Hilary Crawford Bradford, was a nurturing person who enjoyed making people laugh and feel good. Her greatest joy was being a wife to Thomas Bradford and a loving mother to John and Samuel. She made sure they had the very best and set high […]

Story about Maher wins appreciation Thank you for printing an update on Officer Joseph Maher. I have been praying for his return to health ever since the shooting last year. It is difficult for me to understand why Officer Maher has not been receiving compensation since he was injured in the line of duty. I […]

Tupelo school leaders urge adequate funding We believe that education creates economic opportunities – for families and for communities. We have seen the direct results of how an investment in public education creates a workforce for international companies to call Tupelo their home. The surest way to continue this economic progress is by preparing our […]