TVA CEO Bill Johnson toured some of Northeast Mississippi’s major industries and sites Wednesday, all part of an affirmation that the Tennessee Valley Authority remains committed to economic development in its seven-state region. TVA, still celebrating its 80th anniversary, had at its inception in 1933 economic development in the Tennessee Valley region as part of […]

A half century after he enacted two landmark civil rights laws during his presidency, Lyndon Baines Johnson was honored last week by what is known as the “president’s club.” The “club” includes the nation’s current president and three former presidents. All four heaped lavish praise on LBJ for his historic legislative accomplishments – laws which […]

One approaches the race fray with trepidation, but here we go, tippy-toe. The race cards have been flying so fast and furious lately, one can hardly tell the kings from the queens. Leading the weird lately has been Democratic Alabama state Rep. Alvin Holmes, who called Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas and Sen. Tim Scott […]

Does TVA commit enough resources to regionwide economic development?

The Mississippi Department of Transportation has planned a “regional dialogue” at The Link Centre in Tupelo on April 22 to discuss “mobility” issues – more precisely defined as various kinds of bus service that might be needed in the area. The event at the Link Centre Reception Hall, 1800 W. Main St., begins at 10 […]

The June 3 election where state Sen. Chris McDaniel of Ellisville is challenging incumbent U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran most likely will produce the largest Republican Party primary turnout in the state’s history. In the 2012 Republican Party primary for president, 294,100 people voted in the election won by Mitt Romney. People voting in the Republican […]

If the lingering cloud cover prevented you from seeing Tuesday morning’s “blood moon,” a total lunar eclipse where the moon turns a copper color due to sunlight filtering through the Earth’s atmosphere before going completely dark, there’s plenty of video of it to be found online. Granted it’s not the same as being there but, […]

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