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Many history lovers in the Baldwyn area and beyond are busy planning a sesquicentennial observance of the Battle of Brice’s Crossroads...
Over a lifetime, I’ve seen a lot of ball games and eaten a lot of hot dogs and talked a lot of politics with friends old and new. As a young sportswriter, I was always thrilled about the fact that my fellow scribes and I got paid to go to the ball games. It seemed […]
The world spins, and BBs bounce around in brain cavities: A Ph.D. student at Georgia Tech who earned his undergraduate degree at the University of Tehran was hospitalized earlier this week after an apparent Molotov cocktail ignited in his apartment, according to several news sites. Assuming this guy was a bomb-maker who had an accident […]
Do you agree that Mississippi legislators should choose one of two strong criminal justice reform bills to prevent the state’s prison population from climbing even higher and costing taxpayers an additional $266 million by 2024?
Mississippi’s legislative stage was set Wednesday for members of both chambers to make reasoned choices between two workable teacher pay raise plans or to blend the plans in an effort to make pay, especially for young and starting teachers, competitive with other Southern states. The House passed its version of teacher pay in early February. […]
Travis Childers will be dependent on his neighbors in Northeast Mississippi to have any chance of accomplishing what would be the nation’s biggest upset of the November general elections. The Booneville man will face three lesser-known candidates in the June Democratic primary before ultimately facing the winner between veteran incumbent Thad Cochran, state Sen. Chris […]
In matters cultural, California has always been America’s petri dish. Whatever happened in California usually infiltrated the rest of the country. Today there is reason to hope that other trends collecting on our far-left coast (geographically speaking) might infect the nation, especially in matters of governance and fiscal responsibility. Jerry Brown, about to begin a […]
Do you agree that Mississippi must raise teachers’ salaries, especially for young and starting teachers to stay competitive in the region?
Tupelo’s latest near-the-top ranking for economic growth cited by Site Selection Magazine helps sustain the community’s carefully coordinated prosperity efforts, started with the first stirring toward formation of the Community Development Foundation in 1948. Site Selection ranks Tupelo No. 2 in its 2014 list of top communities excelling in 2013, trailing only Wooster, Ohio, among […]
Two years ago, residents of the great state of Indiana had every reason to believe that Richard Lugar, their U.S. senator for 36 years, would be re-elected. But an ambush took place in the primary. The veteran Republican went down in flames. What happened? Simple. Ultra-conservative and “Tea Party” camps defined Lugar as “too close […]