OUR OPINION: Heavy dose of politics awaits voters this year

Today is a significant milestone in what will be a very full election year in Northeast Mississippi. It’s the qualifying deadline for...

Here in Mississippi, it often seems to be two steps forward and one step backward – and that is on a good day. And truth be known, if it wasn’t for our politicians it is possible Mississippians could overcome the negative images that have engulfed the state for as long as anyone cares to remember. […]

I woke up Tuesday morning frightened by what I might find. I already knew everything outside was coated with ice. That happened here in Oxford on Monday afternoon and was still there as the sun and the temperatures went down. I wasn’t expecting some overnight heat wave to have thawed it all out, so I […]

Did the IHL Board make the right choice in forgoing a national search and selecting MUW president Jim Borsig as commissioner of higher education?

Did the IHL Board make the right choice in forgoing a national search and selecting MUW president Jim Borsig as commissioner of higher education?

Sometimes the obvious, easy choice is also the right one. That seems to be the case with Mississippi’s new commissioner of higher education. The state Board of Trustees of Institutions of Higher Learning certainly thought so. Last week, the IHL board named Jim Borsig as the new commissioner to succeed Hank Bounds, who will leave […]

The little guy has won a slobber-knocker in Mississippi. Whether it’s good policy or not remains to be seen, but five members of the Mississippi Supreme Court say the state Public Service Commission ran roughshod over customers – and Mississippi Power Company has to give back lots of money. “An analysis of these proceedings leads […]

Mistrust between the Obama administration and Benjamin Netanyahu has widened even further in recent days because of U.S. suspicion that the Israeli prime minister has authorized leaks of details about the U.S. nuclear talks with Iran. The decision to reduce the exchange of sensitive information about the Iran talks was prompted by concerns that Netanyahu’s […]

So far, Gov. Phil Bryant has given no indication of when he plans to call a special election for the 1st Congressional District vacancy left by the untimely death of Congressman Alan Nunnelee of Tupelo. Nor has there been any public discussion about the options he’s considering for the timing of the vote. Some have […]

News that the state Supreme Court has granted convicted quadruple murderer Willie Jerome “Fly” Manning of Starkville a new trial in two of those murders rocked this community this week. Emotions for and against Manning’s journey through the appellate process in the two murder cases runs high. The inmate’s supporters take heart from his recent […]