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Do high school sports play a significant role in unifying communities?
Sherry Davis’ confirmation Tuesday by the City Council brings to the Tupelo Public School Board a thoroughly and broadly qualified trustee with national credentials earned during her long teaching career, formerly in Tupelo and now at Itawamba Community College. Davis, a graduate of Tupelo High School, also earned three degrees from the University of Mississippi. […]
Well it looks like Comet ISON, which for months astronomers had speculated could put on a dazzling naked-eye light show in the holiday skies this Christmas, has turned out to be Comet Icarus instead. You remember Icarus, don’t you? In Greek mythology, Icarus was the son of Daedalus. Daedalus was a master craftsman and architect […]
JACKSON In 2006, a number of Republican legislators crammed into then-Gov. Haley Barbour’s state Capitol office for the signing of a bill to fully fund the Mississippi Adequate Education Program. The only Democrat in the group was then-House Committee Chair Cecil Brown of Jackson. Brown waited with the group for the governor for a brief […]
Is a school board appointment a mayor’s most important appointive power?
Commissioners of seven Lee County volunteer fire departments who lost taxed coverage area to the city of Tupelo in a 2012 annexation voluntarily relinquished tax revenue from the annexed areas on Monday to avoid double-taxing property owners taken into the annexed areas. The issue, which had been contentious, was resolved when commissioners of the seven […]
OXFORD Which government operation is the big winner in a draft of next year’s budget? Education? Roads and highways? Health care? Nope. The answer is prisons. Gov. Phil Bryant proposes to allocate $362 million to the Mississippi Department of Corrections for the fiscal year starting July 1, plus another $14 million to supplement expenses for […]
WASHINGTON As al-Qaeda grows more powerful in Syria – seeking “complete control over the liberated areas,” according to a new Syrian rebel intelligence report – moderate opposition leaders are voicing new interest in a political settlement of the grinding civil war. But a peace agreement may just be a prelude to a new war against […]
Should Lee County and Tupelo governments consider a joint comprehensive fire protection plan?
Response to the availability of health insurance coverage under the federal Affordable Care Act, in understatement, has been less than overwhelming in Mississippi. As of late November, only 148 Mississippians had been registered. A free information time on Saturday at the Link Centre drew only nine people to get the information offered by Catch Kids […]