Two important elements in the long-term surface transportation plan for Northeast Mississippi open this week, the new Highway 6 link from Tupelo into Pontotoc County and a segment of the Northern Loop/Barnes Crossing West road, connecting U.S. 78 and North Gloster Street in Tupelo. Highway 6 opened Thursday morning; Barnes Crossing West opens with a […]

All right, class: Let’s gather for a little review. “They’re” is a contraction of “they are.” “There” is a place. “Their” indicates ownership by them. Good tenets sustain philosophies. Good tenants pay rent and don’t put their fists through walls. Capitol buildings are in capital cities. Both are funded by lots of taxpayer capital. “You’re […]

Gov. Rick Perry of Texas plans to order 1,000 National Guard troops to his state’s border with Mexico in an effort to stem the tide of immigrants illegally entering from Central America, dispersing around the country once they’ve made it into Texas. Critics will call it a stunt and accuse Perry of showboating, but at […]

Do you agree that adequate highways and urban roads are essential for safety and prosperity?

Debris removal in areas of Tupelo and Lee County damaged by a fierce late April tornado is nearing or has been completed in the phase of reimbursable contract work approved by FEMA and MEMA, with streets, roads and neighborhoods hit by the storm in vastly better physical shape. More than 352,000 cubic yards of storm-generated […]

Almost 50 years after the 1965 Voting Rights Act enfranchised thousands of black voters in Mississippi and elsewhere in the South, it’s increasingly evident that the Democratic voting bloc can become a game-changer in tight Southern senatorial races of both major parties. As we have already seen, the African-American Democratic bloc in Mississippi – normally […]

Team Cochran and statewide news media continue posting disinformation about Chris McDaniel even after the runoff. Thad spokesman Jordan Russell says they are moving on from the circus McDaniel created. To suggest McDaniel started the circus is misleading, considering it was Team Cochran who had a paid staffer arrested for stealing McDaniel signs while also […]

Do you agree that debris removal is essential when a natural disaster occurs?

More than 63,000 Mississippi health insurance clients of the federal Affordable Care Act could be hit with premiums as much as 95 percent higher if the Tuesday ruling of a three-member panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia is upheld in full on an apparently certain appeal. The District of […]