Do you agree that competing for All America City honors creates its own reward?

Tupelo’s selection by the National Civic League as a finalist for a possible fifth All-America City Award demonstrates the importance of consistent, unrelenting work for community improvement exclusive of any potential special reward and recognition. Tupelo first won the award in 1967, and again 1989, 1999 and 2011. Each time Tupelo wins it steps into […]

“In your heart you know he’s right,” was Barry Goldwater’s presidential campaign slogan in 1964. The critics of Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), who announced Monday he is running for president, are effectively saying of him: “In your head you know he’s nuts.” Even before his announcement, Cruz was labeled with the typical modifiers the left […]

Now they’re worrying that the weather is too good. AccuWeather.com reports that NOAA’s Storm Prediction Center has not issued a single severe thunderstorm warning this month, and only four tornado warnings – something unprecedented in the center’s 45-year history. “We are in uncharted territory with respect to lack of severe weather,” SPC’s Warning Coordination Meteorologist […]

Jones should reject idea of withholding money In a letter in Tuesday’s paper, Russ Polsgrove wrote. “Dan Jones has been a man of principle and character, a person who has always wanted what’s best for Ole Miss.” Dan Jones, in the email sent he sent to alums, said. “…for me, every disagreement we experienced was […]

Few things bring broader smiles to elected municipal officials faces than notable gains in sales tax revenue, long used as a gauge of overall economic strength and the prosperity of residents who drive sales. Tupelo’s share of December’s sales taxes collected within the city shattered previous records, climbing to $2,044,582 – from the $1,857,843 collected […]

Make no mistake about it, House Republicans killed any chance of an income tax cut passing the Mississippi Legislature this session. On Friday, House Republicans, who hold a majority, could have made a motion to send the tax cut legislation to conference by a simple majority vote. In that conference committee, an agreement between House […]

It was like stepping back in time for me to return to the same courtroom where six decades ago I saw two white men speedily acquitted of brutally slaying Emmett Till, a black 14-year-old Chicago schoolboy. None of us there that steamy day in September 1955 could have imagined that young Till would become recognized […]

Have you felt confident in raising your consumer spending so far in 2015?