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Tupelo’s Major Thoroughfare Program received a major shot in the arm last week with a “notice to proceed” issued by the Mississippi...
I was listening to Dr. Neil DeGrasse Tyson being interviewed on National Public Radio the other day about his new and updated incarnation of the classic TV series “Cosmos.” The original 13-part series, which explored our then understanding of the universe around us, aired in 1980 and was hosted by the late Dr. Carl Sagan, […]
Russell’s carbon dating is beyond scientific capacity This is in regard to Marty Russell’s article on 2/24/14. The disdain that he (and for that matter Rheta Johnson) holds for Christianity and people who believe the Bible is very evident and consistent over the years. Marty wants to show how science contradicts the Bible and implies […]
Has Tupelo lost any of its economic development momentum?
The advantage of long-term bond financing for major projects empowers issuing entities like Mississippi to take advantage of low interest paybacks while building needed facilities and infrastructure like highways and buildings on college campuses. Mississippi’s Legislature almost always considers a bill approving the issuance of bonds in a broad category of public needs, and it […]
One hundred years after a spark in Central Europe ignited a conflagration from which the world has not yet recovered and from which Europe will never recover, armed forces have crossed an international border in Central Europe, eliciting this analysis from Secretary of State John Kerry: “It’s a 19th century act in the 21st century. […]
Speaker Philip Gunn’s plan was announced before the Senate plan was announced on Monday. House Republicans believe if we are going to improve our educational system, we must invest in good teachers. For this reason, we have led the effort to implement a teacher pay raise this year. The plan we have proposed invests in […]
Military cuts should not include fewer personnel It amazes me to hear how stupid some of our policy makers in Washington can be. Yes, our government needs to cut spending and it needs to start now; but, the military is not the place to start. Especially, by cutting personnel and needed equipment. Note, I said […]
Does your community have anything at stake in bond proposals under legislative consideration?
A top-tier issue in this year’s session of the Mississippi Legislature – the first pay raise for the state’s teachers in seven years – will be front and center this week. A House bill with the first installment of a $4,250 raise over four years must make it out of two Senate committees in some […]